San Juan City Mayor Guia’s Priority Project Draw Ire Of Quezon City Residents And Brgy Officials | Think Philippines!

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If you are passing by the Santolan road at the side of Quezon City, you must have seen this banner lately :

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This priority project of the lady LGU head from San Juan City draw ire of many citizens of Barangay Valencia, Quezon City including the Chairperson of the said Barangay as show in this screenshot from her public Facebook account :

11874191_1535605476479663_1695588560_nGuess who was tagged in the said public statement?


All the  material City Councilors from Quezon City, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and of course, the most relevant person of all — the LGU Head of San Juan City and her son who is now a seating member of the Upper House (Senate).

The said move is highly popular towards the constituents and neighbors of Barangay Valencia Chairperson Mrs. Anna Millonado.

11897025_1535616779811866_1167152725_nPeople are asking if the said move is legal and constitutional — why on earth that a San Juan public development will be situated in an area which is literally outside the map of San Juan City?
However this move is not something unusual and being practice all around the world even by numerous first world countries like Germany, USA, Canada to name a few.



In political geography, an enclave is a country or part of a country lying wholly within the boundaries of another country. Many entities are both enclaves and exclaves, but the two are not synonymous.

The word enclave crept into the jargon of diplomacy rather late in English, in 1868, coming from French, the lingua franca of diplomacy, with a sense inherited from late Latin inclavatus meaning “shut in, locked up” (with a key, late Latin clavis). The word exclave is a logical extension created three decades later.

Enclaves may be created for a variety of historical, political or geographical reasons. Some areas have been left as enclaves simply due to changes in the course of a river. Since living in an enclave can be very inconvenient and many agreements have to be found by both countries over mail addresses, power supply or passage rights, enclaves tend to be eliminated and many cases that existed before have now been removed.

Many countries or parts of its are referred to as “enclaves” while this is not always the case. True enclaves are those territories where a country is sovereign, but which cannot be reached without entering one particular other country.

Some enclaves are countries in their own right, completely surrounded by another one, and therefore not exclaves (nor true enclaves), e.g. San Marino in Italy, Vatican City, Lesotho in South Africa.

In the world, there are more enclaves/exclaves than States. Europe has four significant areas of exclaves:

  • Baarle-Hertog/Nassau with the Municipalities of Baarle-Hertog, a Belgian exclave in the Netherlands, and the Dutch Baarle-Nassau, which has some parcels of its territory inside the Belgian exclave;
  • Campione d’Italia, an Italian Municipality  of Lombardy, occupying an enclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino, separated from the rest of Italy by Lake Lugano and mountains;
  • Büsingen am Hochrhein, a German town entirely surrounded by the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen and south across the Rhine by Zürich and Thurgau;
  • Llívia, a Spanish and Catalan enclave surrounded completely by French territory. It is situated in the French Pyrenees, East of Andorra and West of Perpignan.


Here in the Philippines, we can hear of the many familiar scenarios like the Manila South Cemetery which is located in the CIty of Makati and the Boy’s Town owned by Manila City which is now currently situated in the City of Marikina.


We also welcome the views and opinions of parties in favor of the said priority project of San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez. Kindly check our contact details below and we are open to publish your opinions and views material to this subject.

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