The city of Malabon was an important literary center of the revolutionary Filipinos during the period of Spain’s colonization of the Philippines, which ended with the revolution in 1896. It was here, in Malabon’s Asilo de Huertanos, that the “La Independencia,” the voice of the revolutionary government, was printed. On the same site were housed children who had been orphaned due to the plague of 1882.
Today Malabon has become a coastal city situated in the northern part of Metro Manila. Malabon, together with Navotas, Valenzuela, Pateros, Taguig, Pasig, and Muntinlupa, form the Metro Manila outer ring of towns, with the city of Manila as the center.
A primary attraction in the city is the Malabon Zoo and Aquarium. It is a well kept and unique conservatory of both endemic and exotic animals, including a large variety of unusual fishes, stashed inside a one-hectare tropical rainforest environment. An amusing destination for the old and the young, it indulges its visitors with the distinct privilege to pet wild animals that normally avoid human contact. The zoo is an accommodating classroom for nature lovers as it educates people on the environmental preservation of forests and wildlife.
The town of Malabon is basically a coastal town situated in the northern part of Metro Manila. Malabon, together with Navotas, Valenzuela, Pateros, Taguig, Pasig, and Muntinlupa, form the Metro Manila outer ring of towns, with the city of Manila as the center. The municipality is bounded on the north and northeast by Valenzuela, on the west and southwest by Navotas, and on the southeast by Caloocan City. It occupies a total land area of 23.4 square kilometers.
The total population was 347,484 as of 1995.
Malabon is composed of 21 Barangays under one Congressional District. It has been classified as a 1st Class Municipality.