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The Ismael Mathay Sr. High School campus is governed by a “barangay council” where it is located. That name of the barangay is Sangandaan (QC 2007 pop. 24,100), also commonly called Project 8/Sangandaan.


IMSHS satellite map

This is the view of the IMSHS in Sangandaan community

The most populous city in the Philippines is Quezon City. It is also the richest city in the country. The city is politically subdivided into 142 barangays that are also grouped into four congressional districts. Each district is represented by a congressman/woman in the House of Representatives. Barangay Sangandaan is in District II and currently captained by Mr. Juan M. Untalan.


Sangandaan is a Tagalog extract coined from the words “sanga sanga na mga daan”  (translated into English as “elliptical roads to nowhere”).  Did you know that Barangay Sangandaan was created and decreed by a powerful and great leader of the Philippines? Many of us may not be aware of this.


Presidential Decree Number 1665 created Barangay Sangandaan in Quezon City.


On 25 January 1980, by virtue of the powers vested upon him by the Constitution, former President of the Philippines Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, ordered and decreed as part of the law of the land, the following: 


Section 1. The former civic barrio of Sangandaan, 2nd district, in Barangay Baesa, Quezon City, is hereby detached and separated therefrom to form and constitute into a distinct and independent barangay which is hereby created to be known as Barangay Sangandaan without affecting in any manner the legal existence of the mother barangay of Baesa.


Section 2. Except as hereinafter provided, all provisions of law, now or hereafter applicable to regular barangays shall be applicable to the new barangay of Sangandaan. 


Section 3. The present elective barangay officials of Barangay Baesa shall continue to perform their duties as such officials in the newly created Barangay Sangandaan until the barangay officials of said Barangay shall have been appointed by the President. Such officials so appointed shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the regular elections for barangay officials following the issuances of this Decree and shall have qualified, unless sooner removed at the pleasure of the President. Such appointive officers and employees as may be necessary to organize or complete the government personnel of Barangay Sangandaan shall be appointed as provided for under existing laws.


Section 4. Upon the effectivity of this Decree, the proportionate share of the new Barangay Sangandaan in the obligations, funds, assets and other property of Barangay Baesa shall be transferred by the President to the newly created barangay upon the recommendation of the Commission on Audit.


Section 5. All laws or parts of laws as well as all executive orders or regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.


Section 6. This Decree shall take effect immediately. 


WHEREAS,  self-reliant communities are a must in line with the desire of the State to hasten up the economic development throughout the country;


WHEREAS, the primordial of development can be best achieved by the creation of local government units which could, through faster administrative response, greatly contribute to the social, educational, cultural and economic needs of our people;


WHEREAS, it has been the clamor of the residents of the proposed barangay with conformity of the local officials, to create proposed barangay, so that closer supervision in the execution of developmental programs of the locality could very well be achieved;


WHEREAS, the proposed barangay will become a self-reliant community once intensified government projects are made in line with the declared policy of the government to uplift the socio-economic well being of the residents therein.






         Imagine this is the moment of the IMSHS mentors to the tune of “The Dreamer”

* Tour the sanga sanga na daan of Barangay Sangandaan with Kabeet

                                                  IMSHS Class 2009

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