The barrio was named in honor of San Agustin Sigwa Pandemepandan, son of prominent Spanish Landlord, who did much for the church, In fact, an existing document mentions Agustin Sigwa Pandemepandan as the donor of the Tambobong Estate to the church.
Many Chinese and Spanish lived in the barrio in the early days. These engaged in making Chinese sugar called karamello, panutsa, bihon, and toho. Some believe that the barrio was so called matahong from the fact that the place produced much “tahong”, a sea clump/shell were the city of Malabon surrounded by water. Aside from that were also famous delicacies like our very own “Pancit malabon”, patis, bangus, and kakanin.
The late Gen. Pedro F. De La Paz whose integrity cannot be measured and a former Vice President of Manila Bulletin, donated the lot which is 2,505 square meters before he died. Thru the efforts of the owner’s best friend in the name of Aurelio Castillo processed and procured pertinent papers of the said lot, with the condition that the site will be used for the construction of the school building and will be named: DE LA PAZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. On June, 1989, the school finally opened under the able stewardship of Mrs. Hilaria F. Samonte, 21 teachers, two (2) casual local janitors and one (1) contractual CSU.
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