city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

Caloocan or Kalookan is a city, part of Metro Manila.

This highly urbanized city is in the northern part of Metro Manila and is subdivided into two congressional districts. It is a bustling city of around 1.4 million inhabitants, making it the 4th largest city of the Philippines in terms of population. It spans a combined but geographically separated land area of 55.8 km2., making it also the 2nd largest city in Metro Manila in terms of land area.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

The city, like the rest of Metro Manila, is served internationally by NAIA.

By trainEdit

Take the LRT Line 1 and alight at either 5th Avenue or Monumento stations. You can also take the MRT and transfer to a bus at North Avenue and continue onward to Monumento, or take the LRT from Roosevelt or Balintawak stations up to Monumento.

Philippine National Railways (PNR) operates commuter trains between Tutuban or FTI stations (in Manila and Taguig respectively) and Governor Pascual station in Malabon. Trains call at 5th Avenue, 10th Avenue (Asistio) and Caloocan (Sangandaan).

By busEdit

Provincial buses (from the northern Luzon area) are known to have their main terminals in the Monumento area. The city is also the easiest connection to cities such as Subic, Olongapo, and Baguio.

Get aroundEdit

If you need to use public transportation try, it will show you the right type to your destination.

Small but convenient and very affordable tricycles ply around the city. Just say where you are going and they will bring you as fast as possible. Fares are at the range of ₱30 (for single person payment) to ₱50 (if you want to ride the tricycle on a "special" basis - meaning you and your companions are the ones that will ride.)

Jeepneys also ply around with their own respective fixed routes. Metro Manila fares of a minimum of ₱9 is applied. The city is geographically divided in to 2 parts, Caloocan City North and South. Taking a tricycle from Bagong Barrio, for example, is a big no-no among drivers. And besides, it is also not allowed by the local government.


Bonifacio Monument (Monumento)
  • 1 Bonifacio Monument (Monumento), Caloocan City. This famous landmark of the city is located at the intersection of EDSA, Rizal Avenue, Mc Arthur Highway, and Samson Road. Made by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, the monument commemorates the first encounter of the revolutionary group Katipunan, lead by hero Andres Bonifacio, with Spanish forces.    
  • San Roque Cathedral (Caloocan Church), Caloocan City. A Catholic church in the Poblacion district.
  • Gubat sa Ciudad Resort - features several swimming pools and other water facilities for the whole family.






  • Kabayan Hotel Monumento, 535 Caimito Rd. corner McArthur Highway Monumento, +63 2 7022700. It offers 76 guestrooms, consisting of Premium, Superior, Family, Pad and Dormitory-type accommodations. Rooms are furnished with essential amenities such as air-conditioning, cable TV, and Internet connectivity. Some of its facilities and services include function/meeting rooms, business center with Internet facility, coffee shop, prayer room, safety deposit boxes, laundry and room service, and on-call massage service. From ₱1075.


  • Internet cafes. 24 hours. All over the city. from ₱10.

Stay safeEdit

Northern Caloocan has a bad reputation for giant slums; exercise caution and stay away from any obvious slum area if you travel alone. Illegal drugs and petty crime is a major concern, so better stay away from those areas.

Women travelers must avoid walking alone, especially near run-down areas. Rape cases are all too common in the city, though most cases involve local females. After a controversial ordinance was signed, wearing skimpy shorts in public locations, including city streets, can lead to a fine.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Caloocan
CentralTondo  S   N  BalintawakRoosevelt Avenue
Becomes   to Manila and   to Valenzuela  N   S  BalintawakCubao

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