San Antonio is one of the Makati barangays from cluster 2 on the west side. San Antonio used to be the home to Makati Polytechnic University. However, the school was transferred to West Rembo with a new name of University of Makati.
Before San Antonio, the barangay was locally known as Barrio Camachile because of the abundant presence of Camachile trees around the area. The Camachile population was so abundant in the barrio that the residents had to request a clearing operation of the trees during the 1950’s. Today, Camachile remains a street name in the barangay where the first few families that inhabited San Antonio live.
From its Camachile name, it was changed to San Antonio which was derived from the barangay’s patron saint, San Antonio de Padua. It officially became a barangay in 1959 upon the approval of the Municipal Council of Makati. Additionally, to rent in this barangay would offer the opportunity to participate in the young and vibrant community activities.
Location of the Barangay
During the early 1950’s, San Antonio was part of Barangay Pio Del Pilar. This means that the barangay’s boundaries include Palanan to the west, parts of Bel-Air and Sta. Cruz to the east, La Paz to the north and Pio Del Pilar to the south. Being part of the cluster 2 makes San Antonio an ideal location for getting an apartment near the business district.
- San Antonio is characterized as a flat land, with Camachile Creek as a primary water body that exists in the barangay.
- San Antonio celebrates the Feast of San Antonio de Padua every 2nd week of June yearly.