History of Paco Essay

1585 Words Mar 8th, 2011 7 Pages
Paco, is a district of Manila, Philippines. It is located south of Pasig River, and San Miguel, west of Santa Ana, southwest of Pandacan, north of Malate, northwest of San Andres, and east of Ermita. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 64,184 people in 13,438 households. Paco was formerly known as Dilao, not because of plants that produce amarillo (yellow) color but yellow gold that japanesse soldiers hid in one of the tunnel , were once plentiful on this district. Dilao or dilaw is a Tagalog word for the color yellow. Although, some sources say, it was named Dilao or "Yellow Plaza" by the Spanish settlers because of the Japanese migrants who lived there,
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A lot of people died during the Japanese Colonization because they perished the missionary congregation owners & catholic followers who secretly attend mass inside the establishment Behind the barricades & walls of the school, a lot trees are growing & climbing vine trees serves as the haven of the village. Barrio Sta. Maria is known as the bulwark or the bastion of Kapampangans. The village is known for the Lenten Season as they adopt the culture of Pampanguenos. Every street have “Pabasa” or verse narrative about the life and suffering of Jesus Christ which was occasionally sung in a Kapampangan version. Street Presentation of “Senakulo” & people who execute “penitensya” as their advocacy to catholic beliefs.

At present, people chooses to build big houses, lots of Sari-Sari Stores for the convenience of the people & street foods to choose sold by street vendors & Food kiosk or food carts. By means of transportation, you can ride a jeepney with Sta. Ana-Faura or Guadalupe-Leon guinto route. In terms of Communication, the village also follows the trend of havig telephone line, internet service , cable connection & etc,.


As time goes by, Barrio Sta. Maria becomes more civilized. Lots of big & tall houses were build. The narrow street & lanes were expanded and

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