Tondo is one of the districts of the Philippines' capital city of Manila. Tondo is located in the northwest portion of the city and is primarily residential-industrial in nature.

A tondo is also a circular painting or relief carving.

Rich Economic Possibilities
With a community of hardworking and ambitious middle-class, cheap labour and realties, Tondo is being eyed by large industries and companies as a good target for investment.
Tondo: A Historical Vintage
Teeming with memorabilia, Tondo is the most mentioned historical place in Philippine History. This bell stands aloft perhaps the oldest railroad train relic in the entire country.
Tears of the Masses
Tondo's devout Catholics mournfully prays for the passing of Pope John Paul II through a concelebrated mass and vigil. Despite being branded as a notorious Manila district, Tondo Church is supported by thousands of parishioners.
Country's Busiest Pier
The coastal highway of Tondo houses the country's busiest pier where truckloads of vehicles pass through day and night. This is the avenue of trade and industry of the entire Metropolitan Manila.
Where the Marketplace is Any Place
Majority of the residents of Tondo take as their livelihood small-scale entrepreneural ventures like selling fruits in push carts that are easily transferred from place to place.

+ Proud to be a Tondo Boy by Wilson Lee Flores (STAR)
+ At Large : A visit to Tondo by Rina Jimenez-David (Inquirer)
+ Tondo Boy Proves Pinoy Business Can Stand Firm by Cai U. Ordinario (Manila Times)
+ Manila Times Editorial: Tondo (Manila Times)
+ History of Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish by Ms. Rose Marie Mendoza

Ever wondered who this prominent figure is?
When the theater-loving Katipunan founder was born in 1863 in a small wood and nipa hut, Tondo was still dotted with rice fields. He was born in Tondo’s swamp-like part called Tutuban, which meant in Tagalog "the place where they make tuba (an alcoholic drink made with coconuts)." There in Tutuban was the main terminal of the Luzon railway system. Later in 1875, Tondo was also the birthplace of the poor but brilliant Emilio Jacinto, who became known as the Brains of the Katipunan. Coincidentally, Tondo also gave birth to the Katipunan on July 7, 1892, when the latter, with friends Ladislao Diwa and Teodoro Plata, founded this secret society on Calle Azcarraga (now Claro M. Recto Ave.).
You probably guessed it right - the great plebeian Gat Andres Bonifacio.

Welcome to the Unofficial Website of
Tondo, Manila!

+ Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish
+ Divisoria
+ Tutuban Mall
+ Philippine National Railways
+ Tondo Hospital
+ The Manila Pier
+ Andres Bonifacio
+ Emilio Jacinto
+ Rajah Soliman
+ Huseng Batute
+ Bienvenido Santos
+ Rolando Tinio
+ Damian Domingo
+ Cesar Legaspi
+ Levi Celerio
+ Pitoy Moreno
+ Virginia Moreno

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