Barangay Rizal is on the east side of Makati City, and it houses a large number of residents as it is the 2nd district’s third largest barangay in terms of population. Primarily a residential area, Rizal aims to be Makati’s next big thing by modernizing the neighborhood with the additions of more business establishments. One feature that this barangay brags about is the modern-built houses that are flourishing in the area. In fact, the barangay is where the Makati Rizal Pabahay is located to cater to the housing needs of the working class Filipino families.
Prior to the 1996 referendum, there was no Rizal and its land area was formerly a part of Pembo. After referendum decided that Pembo should be divided into two barangays, Rizal was created, and the name was inspired by the country’s national hero Jose Rizal. It was named as such because at that time, the Philippines was also celebrating the centennial death celebration of J. Rizal.
Location of the Barangay
Since Rizal was once part of Pembo, it should come as no surprise that the barangay boundaries include Pembo to the north, C-5 to the west, Post Proper Southside to the south and Pateros to the east. With that, renting in Rizal can get you closer to Bonifacio Global City and Pateros where lots of commercial establishments continue to thrive.
- Barangay Day is held to also celebrate the Feast of San Isidro Labrador every 15th of May.
- Rizal targets to be the most disciplined; greenest; and cleanest barangay of Makati.
- Makati Rizal Pabahay is a major landmark of the barangay.
- Although the barangay is said to be more of a residential area than a business district, it still hosts quite a good number of business establishments. A few examples include hardware stores, wholesale stores, bakeries, pharmacy stores, convenience stores and pawnshops.