Barangay West Rembo

When Fort Bonifacio was designated to be the home of the Philippine Army, B/Gen. Alfonso Arellano, the Commanding General of the Philippines Army at that time, relocated inhabitants of the nearby barrio to a well-situated area, which is now known as BARANGAY WEST REMBO. REMBO is actually an acronym for Riverside Enlisted Men's Barrio.
Bounded in the north by J.P. Rizal Extension going to Pateros and Pasig River; in the east by Circumferential Road (C5 Highway) and Barangay East Rembo; in the west by Lawton Avenue (old Gate 1 Fort Bonifacio) and Barangay Cembo; and Kalayaan Avenue (Radial Road) and BCDA Global City in the south, which is composed of eight sitios. It has a land area of 54.7 hectares. Its physical attributes are both residential and commercial but the majority of the patterns of its land use are for residential lots. To date, it has a population of 30,534and has 19,937 registered voters.
Military authorities used to appoint the Barangay Leaders until 1982, when the Commision on Electionsauthorized the residents of Fort Bonifacio to elect their Barangay Leaders who came mostly from the Philippine Army. This paved the way to the escalation of a peaceful and progressive Barangay in Makati today.
Barangay West Rembo has been under thirteen Punong Barangays. The fourteenth and present Punong Barangay is Maria Theresa Nillo-de Lara. Setting a new trend in the political history of Barangay West Rembo, she is the veryfirst female Punong Barangay, the only non-military personnel and the only one who rose from the ranks Kabataang Barangay and Barangay Kagawad.
With the leadership of the City Government and Barangay Leaders, Barangay West Rembo attained its finest years. They stood up to the vision of transforming West Rembo as Makati City's Center for Education and Cultural Affairs. Among these transformations were the establishments of modern public schools, Barangay Hall, Sports Complex, people's

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