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Pinyahan

Pinyahan
Barangay
The AFP Medical Center in Pinyahan
The AFP Medical Center in Pinyahan
Official seal of Pinyahan
Seal
Nickname(s): Piñahan
Map of Quezon City showing Barangay Pinyahan
Map of Quezon City showing Barangay Pinyahan
Pinyahan is located in Metro Manila
Pinyahan
Pinyahan
Location of Barangay Pinyahan within Metro Manila
Coordinates:
Country Philippines
Region National Capital Region
City Quezon City
District 4th District of Quezon City
Established June 25, 1975[1]
Government
 • Type Barangay
 • Barangay Captain Jesus N. Lipnica, Jr.[2]
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,129[3]
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Postal Code 1100
Area code(s) 2

Pinyahan, sometimes spelled Piñahan, is a barangay of Quezon City.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Etymology 2
  • Health 3
  • Education 4
  • Culture 5
  • References 6

History

Barangay Pinyahan was previously part of Central District Diliman. Central District Diliman was divided into two separate entities, namely Barangay Central and Pinyahan.[4][5]

Etymology

Pinyahan means "a place where pineapple is grown" in Tagalog. Prior to its subdivision by the People's Homesite and Housing Corporation, the land which occupies present-day Pinyahan was a popular place for cultivating pineapples since the 1930s, thus the name of the barangay.[4]

Health

Several hospitals are based in Pinyahan including Philippine Lung Center, Urology Center of the Philippines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center along V. Luna Avenue.

Education

Pinyahan Elementary School[6] and Flora Ylagan High School are public schools based in Pinyahan. The AFP Medical Service School, is loacated within the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center.[7]

Culture

The barangay celebrates its fiesta every May 15. The barangay patron saint is San Isidro Labrador.[1]

References

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