Facts & Figures
Educational Facilities Public Private Total
Day Care Centers 85 84 169
Preparatory 41 72 113
Secondary 27 39 66
Tertiary 2 7 9
Technical 1 12 13

Health Facilities Public Private Total
Hospitals 2 7 9
Health Centers 54 0 54
Lying-In Clinics 10 12 22
Physical Therapy 3 0 3

Recreational Facilities Total
Parks & Playgrounds 2
Covered Courts 70
Open Courts 31
Resorts 28
Hotels/Motels 3
Cinemas/Theaters 3
Cockpit Arena 1
About Valenzuela
Vibrant Valenzuela

CITY PROFILE

Background

Land Area: 4,459.4 hectares or 44.59 km2

Population: 638,414 (2018 projected)

Households: 101,645

Classification: Highly-Urbanized City

Total Income: 4,838,714,992 (2018)

No. of Businesses: 18,506 (2018)

 

BRIEF HISTORY

The city traces its long colorful history to the Old Town of Polo, then part of the province of Bulacan, which was established in 1623. It began as a tiny settlement of fishermen along the coast of Manila Bay. Polo was later renamed Valenzuela, in honor of its most famous son, Dr. Pio Valenzuela, one of the triumvirates of the Katipunan (revolutionary movement during the Spanish occupation). In 1975, it formed part of Metropolitan Manila after its creation. It became a city in 1998 when President Fidel V. Ramos signed RA 8526, an act passed by congress, as authored by the late Congressman Antonio M. Serapio, classifying Valenzuela as a highly urbanized city

Valenzuela, The Vibrant City, once a quaint provincial town during the colonial times, is now regarded as one of the country's most liveable cities, and among the preferred residential, cultural and business destinations.

Today, it is considered as a hub of governance best practices and innovations as evident by the accolades it has been receiving from numerous reputable award-giving institutions; such as the Galing Pook Awards, Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index, Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping, and Most Business-Friendly City Award, among others.

 

GEOGRAPHY

The city is bordered by Quezon City and northern Caloocan City to the east; Malabon City and southern Caloocan City to the south; Obando in Bulacan province to the west; and Meycauayan City, also in Bulacan province, to the north.

 

ECONOMIC REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT

The City of Valenzuela is known as the “Northern Gateway to Metropolitan Manila” due to two major highways traversing it – the MacArthur Highway and the North Luzon Expressway.

Its proximity to the cities of Manila, Quezon and Caloocan has transformed this once idyllic town into a bustling highly urbanized city. Small and large-scale industries like food products, metals, plastics, and textiles flourish in the area, which are all contributory to the town’s accelerated economic growth. The continued physical development in the city brought it more fame and fortune, enabling it to earn the reputation of being an “economic miracle of the decade.” This industrial development also provided a rich source of employment to the growing labor force, thereby, further uplifting the economic status of the residents. 

Valenzuela City Fiscal Data

2004 - 2018

Year Total Income Total Local Income (BI + RPT) Business Income Real Property Tax Income From Other Local Sources Internal Revenue Allotment Other External Sources Total External Sources Local School Board RPT Barangay Share
2004 1,173,000,000 677,000,000 290,000,000 387,000,000 111,000,000 385,000,000 0 385,000,000 186,000,000 Not available
2005 1,400,480,000 840,030,000 311,340,000 528,690,000 144,130,000 413,260,000 0 413,260,000 201,940,000 Not available
2006 1,464,960,000 843,070,000 352,300,000 490,770,000 166,240,000 453,240,000 0 453,240,000 150,900,000 61,606,705
2007 1,605,430,000 942,550,000 384,670,000 557,880,000 164,310,000 497,220,000 0 497,220,000 254,100,000 67,885,687
2008 1,716,040,000 991,100,000 440,020,000 551,080,000 193,280,000 526,290,000 0 526,290,000 314,000,000 71,313,352
2009 1,991,110,000 878,170,000 464,930,000 413,240,000 461,050,000 650,410,000 1,480,000 651,890,000 242,790,000 60,045,977
2010 1,711,870,000 758.280,000 455,510,000 302,770,000 254,360,000 695,850,000 3,380,000 699,230,000 159,480,000 62,511,451
2011 2,002,860,000 1,000,600,000 520,090,000 480,510,000 253,060,000 744,870,000 4,330,000 749,190,000 240,650,000 60,509,859
2012 2,166,490,000 1,208,620,000 566,980,000 641,640,000 281,760,000 671,590,000 4,520,000 676,100,000 335,530,000 87,588,730
2013 2,431,940,000 1,187,980,000 628,220,000 559,760,000 280,610,000 698,130,000 2,390,000 741,400,000 207,180,000 118,607,767
2014 2,552,190,000 1,420,130,000 717,383,000 702,750,000 311,850,000 781,730,000 8,410,000 790,200,000 381,580,000 142,517,359
2015 3,141,650,622 1,891,123,000 778,650,000 1,112,473,000 323,418,000 890,948,382 36,160,000 927,100,000 559,754,284 235,000,000
2016 3,601,061,577 2,248,815,000 837,479,000 1,411,336,000 378,642,810 966,912,221 6,691,600 973,603,821 698,062,911 302,445,227
2017 3,645,944,000 2,172,380,864 923,961,885 1,248,418,979 387,940,540 1,079,986,638 5,636,311 1,085,622,949 619,598,087 260,338,157
2018 4,170,226,000 2,384,527,771 1,036,932,166 1,347,595,605 623,425,397 1,159,209,984 3,062,814 1,162,272,798 667,344,819 285,222,487

Business Registration
2004 6,695
2005 9,809
2006 9,286
2007 9,745
2008 9,520
2009 9,803
2010 11,128
2011 13,220
2012 13,540
2013 14,011
2014 15,316
2015 15,530
2016 15,369
2017 17,377
2018 18,506
2019 19,895
* Fiscal Data Source: BLGF and the City Treasurer’s Office