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CITY OF SAN JUAN (METRO MANILA)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Bounded on the north and east by Quezon City; west by Manila; south by Mandaluyong


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (in Pasay City)
    Nearest seaport:  
Port of Manila
    Major road networks:  
EDSA, Ortigas Avenue, Aurora Boulevard, Araneta Avenue, Light Rail Transit, Metro Rail Transit


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Dry season (from January through April), wet season (from May through December)


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
GREENHILLS ELAN HOTEL MODERN


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Bonifacio Monument, Church of San Juan del Monte, Club Filipino, Dambana ng Pinaglabanan, El Polvorin, Jacinto Monument, Liwasan ng Batang San Juan, Museo ng Katipunan, Pinaglabanan Church, Pinaglabanan Shrine, Rizal Monument, San Juan River Bridge, Spirti of 1896 Monument, Sto. Cristo Church, St. John the Baptist Church


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
June 24 - Feast of St. John the Baptist, Fluvial Parade,  Senakulo, August 30 - Battle of Pinaglabanan


ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Tagalog


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Tagalog, English


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:
Former President Joseph E. Estrada


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
PLDT, Globelines, Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:  
PLDT DSL, Sky Broadband, Globe Broadband, Smart Bro, Sun Wi-fi
    TV:  
ABS-CBN Channel 2, Studio 23, GMA Channel 7, GMANews Channel 11, TV 5, AksyonTV Channel 41, ETC Channel 9, TalkTV Channel 21, RJTV Channel 29, ACQ-KBN Channel 39, Global Destiny Cable, Sky Cable, Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV
    Radio:  
DZMM 630 AM, Tambayan 101.9 FM, Super Radyo 594 AM, Barangay LS 97.1 FM, Dream 106.7 FM, Radyo5 92.3 FM, Magic 89.9 FM, Love Radio 90.7 FM, Energy 91.5 FM, I FM 93.9, Easy Rock 96.3 FM, Home Radio 97.9 FM, RJ 100.3 FM, Star 102.7 FM, RMN 558 AM, DZRH 666 AM, DWIZ 882 AM, Sonshine Radio 1026 AM


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Greenhills Shopping Center, Puregold, Agora Shopping Center
    Popular establishments:  
7 - 11, Caltex gas station, Chowking, Goldilock's, Greenwich, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, McDonald's, Mercury Drug, Ministop, National Bookstore, Petron gas station, Shell gas station
    Entertainment venues:  
Music Museum, San Juan Gym, Tanghalan ng Masa, Teatrino Greenhills, The Arena, Wilson Street


BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BDO Private Bank, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Chinatrust, Citibank N.A., East West Bank, HSBC Savings Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Maybank, Metrobank,  Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial and Banking  Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank


UNIVERSITIES:  
Aquinas School, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Dominican College, Fountain International Academy, Immaculate Conception Academy, Montessori de San Juan, O.B. Montessori Center, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Saint Mary's College of San Juan, St. John's Academy, Sterling Bank of Asia, Xavier School


HOSPITALS:  
Cardinal Santos Medical Center, ST. MARTIN DE PORRES CHARITY HOSPITAL, SAN JUAN MEDICAL CENTER


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:  

    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Head Office (in Makati City)
    Number of PRA retirees:   424


    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Connecticut Arcade
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Commission on Election, Energy Regulatory Commission, Land Transportation Office, Social Security System, Technology Resource Center
    Consular Offices:
Kiribati,

LINKS:  
http://www.sanjuancity.gov.ph

 

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