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Caloocan City is a city on the island of Luzon of the Philippines.

This highly urbanized city is in the northern part of Metro Manila and is further subdivided into two congressional districts. It is also a bustling city of around 1.4 million inhabitants, making it the 4th largest city of the Philippines in terms of population. It spans a combined but geographically separated land area of 55.8 km2., making it also the 2nd largest city in Metro Manila in terms of land area.

Get in

The city, like the rest of Metro Manila, is served internationally by NAIA.

Take the LRT Line 1 and alight at either 5th Avenue, or Monumento Stations. You can also take EDSA-plying buses, which sometimes passes by Monumento area.

Provincial Buses (from the northern Luzon area)are known to have their main terminals in the Monumento area. The city is also the easiest connection to cities such as Subic, Olongapo, and Baguio.

Get around

If you need to use public transportation try sakay.ph, it will show you the right type to your destination.

Small but convenient and very affordable tricycles ply around the city. Just say where you are going and they will bring you as fast as possible. Fares are at the range of PHP 7.00 (for single person payment) to PHP 30.00 (if you want to ride the tricycle on a "special" basis - meaning you and you're companion are the ones that will ride.)

Jeepneys also ply around with their own respective fixed routes. Metro Manila fares of a minimum of PHP 8.00 is applied. The city is geographically divided in to 2 parts, Caloocan City North and South. Taking a tricycle from let's say, Bagong Barrio, is a big no-no among drivers. And besides, it is also not allowed by the local government.

See

  • Bonifacio Monument - this famous landmark of the city is located at the intersection of EDSA and Rizal Avenue. Made by nationalist Guillermo Tolentino, the monument commemorates the first encounter of the revolutionary group Katipunan, lead by hero Andres Bonifacio, with Spanish forces.
  • Gubat sa Ciudad Resort - features several swimming pools and other water facilities for the whole family.

Do

Buy

  • Ever Gotesco Grand Central, Rizal Avenue, Monumento, Caloocan City. One of the largest shopping mall in the city.... not as exciting as SM North Edsa in neighbouring Quezon City, but offers wide range of products from original (but not signature) brands, to fake (pirated) VCD and DVD's , as well as VCD and DVD players often smuggled from China.

Eat

  • Barrio Fiesta Restaurant, 487 EDSA

Brgy. 087 District 11, Palanan Caloocan City, +63 2-364-4450. Serves Asian, Filipino, Seafood cuisine

  • Orient Pearl Seafoods & Restaurant, 181 Macario Asistio, Sr. (Formerly 10th Ave.)

cor. A. Del Mundo Caloocan City, +63 2 361-4132, +63 2 361-5095, +63 2 361-1618. Serves Chinese, Filipino, Seafood dishes

Drink

Sleep

  • Kabayan Hotel Monumento, 535 Caimito Rd. corner McArthur Highway Monumento, +63 2 7022700. It offers 76 guestrooms, consisting of Premium, Superior, Family, Pad and even Dormitory-type accommodations. Rooms are furnished with essential amenities such as air-conditioning, cable TV, and Internet connectivity. Some of its facilities and services include function/meeting rooms, business center with Internet facility, coffee shop, prayer room, safety deposit boxes, laundry and room service, and on-call massage service. Rates start at PHP 1,075.

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