South Cembo is part of the 2nd Congressional District of Makati. It is also part of the north central cluster alongside Pinagkaisahan, Southside, Pitogo and Guadalupe Nuevo. If most barangays are known for their skyscrapers, condos, historic sites and luscious parks, South Cembo has made a name of its own through the century-old Acacia trees. This is especially true during the early 20th century when South Cembo was densely populated by these trees and various plants.
South Cembo is a suburb that was purposely converted into a military camp during the 1950’s for the American and Filipino servicemen. It was once a part of Cembo together with its other four districts. However, when Cembo became highly saturated with migrating residents coming from all over Manila after the war, the barangay administrators found it difficult to attend to the needs of its covered jurisdiction.
Therefore, Cembo was divided into different independent barangays, which paved the way for the creation of South Cembo. Today, the barangay is where peace, cleanliness and friendly residents thrive. The residents continue to demonstrate unity and competitiveness with their desire to win all competitions during the main town festivals of Makati City.
Location of the Barangay
To rent in South Cembo would mean living close to Fort Bonifacio Global City (south), Pitogo (west), Cembo (north) and Post Proper Northside (south). It is also located near Fort McKinley where major business establishments can be found like Market-Market, Bonifacio High Street, etc.
- Barangay South Cembo has three local festivals, which shows how passionate the residents are for celebrations. The barangay day happens in 1st Sunday of May, when the Feast of Holy Cross is also being celebrated. Other town fiestas include the Feast Day of San Juan Diego in December 9 and the Barangay Foundation Day in May 15 annually.
- South Cembo was a hilly terrain before its land development took place in the 50’s. Hence, huge acacia trees were in abundance.