Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo was formerly known as Tibág (either “steep gorge” or “crumbled earth, rocks etc” or “landslide area on the mountain side or riverside,” or colloquially, “demolition.”) At present, a sitio named tibag is located in the boundary of San Jose and Sto. Domingo near the Sapang Balen Creek, also running parallel along the old railroad. It is a popular squatting area for newcomers in the city.

The place was named after the Sto. Domingo De Guzman, A Patron Saint believed to have shown a miracle to the Couple (THE DE GUZMAN) who brought his image with them when they migrated to the place, have asked him for help during the war. 

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