West Rembo is part of the north east cluster group consisting of Post Proper Northside, Cembo and Guadalupe Viejo. It has a 0.552 square kilometer land area that made it capable of hosting the University of Makati and the Makati Parks and Garden. So, although West Cembo is predominantly a suburb, it is worth a visit because of the said attractions.
Likewise to Cembo and Pembo, West Cembo was first utilized as a resettlement area for the military personnel of the Armed Forces during WWII. As a matter of fact the barangay is one of the few barangays in Fort Bonifacio that was built in the 1950’s by the American and Filipino soldiers. It was General Alfonso Arellano who was responsible for the creation of West Rembo when he had the enlisted service men of AFP to be transferred to the barangay because of the convenience it provides with its close proximity to the Pasig River and JP Rizal extension. Therefore, what Rembo stands for is Riverside Enlisted Men’s Barrio.
Makati Aquatic Sports Arena
Location of the Barangay
When former Philippine President Marcos approved of the separation of 7 men’s barrios from the military ties, West Rembo had its definite boundaries. Pasig City to the north, East Rembo to the east, Northside to the south and sections of Northside and Cembo are now West Rembo’s barangay boundaries. It is situated by the Pasig Riverside, so it is also near major cities of Metro Manila like Mandaluyong, Pasay and Taguig.
- The barangay’s patroness is Sta. Teresita, whose feast day is celebrated annually every 1st Sunday of October.
- West Rembo seems to maintain its competitiveness with holding multiple awards under their belt. The awards encompass the most child friendly, cleanest health center, best practices solid waste management program, and most gender responsive barangay. Apparently the barangay has a positive image, so to rent a house there can assure you of having a friendly neighborhood.
- Makati Aquatic Sports Arena (MASA), J. P. Rizal St. Extension, West Rembo