The House Bill No. 7877, authored by Congresswoman Florida ‘Ate Rida’ P. Robes, was recently approved by the Senate Committee on Local Government, chaired by Senator Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’ Manalang Angara.
The said bill is an act that divides Barangay Muzon in the City of San Jose del Monte, Province of Bulacan into four districts and independent barangays to be known as follows: Barangay Muzon Proper, Barangay Muzon East, Barangay Muzon West and Barangay Muzon South.
Currently, San Jose, known to be #TheRisingCity is 18th most populated city in the Philippines. It is also the home to some of the biggest resettlement areas in the Philippines like the Sapang Palay resettlement area spread over 36 Barangays, Pabahay 2000 in Barangay Muzon and Towerville in Barangay Minuyan Proper. Most of the city’s population came from former informal settlers along the creeks, esteros, riverbanks and railway tracks of Metro Manila.
San Jose del Monte was founded on March 2, 1752 and was granted its cityhood status on September 10, 2000. Today, the city also known for its second year of Tanglawan Festival is headed by Arthur Robes as mayor, Efren Bartolome as vice mayor and ‘Ate Rida’ Robes as congresswoman.