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Ayala Alabang Village History


AYALA ALABANG VILLAGE, after over 40 years in existence, remains the most sought-after residential subdivision in the south of Metro Manila because of its prime location, first-class facilities, and easy accessibility to the business districts of Muntinlupa City, Makati City and Pasig City. With an area of approximately 700 hectares, this sprawling subdivision is located in Barangay Ayala Alabang (BAA), Muntinlupa City. It is connected by a network of 70 kilometers of concrete roads. It is, by far, bigger than all the primary subdivisions in Makati City put together.
An official bird sanctuary, Ayala Alabang Village has more than 60 known species of resident, migrant, or migratory birds that have found their homes in more than 9,000 full-grown trees spread all over the village. It is also home to an estimated population of more than 20,000 residents, occupying 4,552 homes; while 73 houses are under construction (as of September 2014). The village has a built-up capacity of 5,358 houses. AAV has its own Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP).
Divided into seven (7) districts, Ayala Alabang Village has three main gates all located along Commerce Avenue, namely the Acacia Gate, Madrigal Gate, and Mindanao Gate; and recently, one gate along Daang-Hari, which is Champaca Gate. With 30% of the village devoted to roads and parks, AAV has thirteen (13) parks that include children’s playground facilities, and sports facilities such as swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts and football fields.
In addition to basic electricity, telephone, and cable, the village continues to extend and upgrade the services to its residents by providing fiber connections, a fully equipped clinic (24/7 basis), fire trucks, ambulance service, a public transportation system, full security (24/7), in addition to other services. There are at least nine (9) institutions of learning within the village walls, and an active parish. The Barangay Hall of BAA is located inside the village.


The Madrigal family offered to sell to Ayala Corporation a huge tract of land in Alabang, Muntinlupa. Instead of buying the land, Ayala Corporation offered its expertise in real estate development and went into a joint venture with the Madrigal family.


The Madrigal family agreed in principle to Ayala Corporation’s proposal submitted in 1975 and work on the land, which was then a mango plantation, started the following year.

Figure 1. Ayala Alabang Village before development in 1970’s


Through the initiative of the then chairman-president of Ayala Corporation, Enrique S. Zobel, the company embarked on the development of the 661-hectare property into a residential-commercial district with provisions for educational, health and recreational facilities.

Figure 2 Ayala Alabang Village development in circa 1980 showing Dela Salle Zobel (lower left)


The recorded history of Ayala Alabang Village, initially named New Alabang Village, began on August 15, 1978 with the registration of the articles of incorporation of New Alabang Village Association (NAVA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


The year 1981 saw the creation of Barangay Ayala Alabang, with the late Don Enrique Zobel as its first Barangay Chairman..


The New Alabang Village Association (NAVA) was renamed Ayala Alabang Village Association (AAVA) on April 28, 1985, as amended by a majority of the members of the Board of Governors.

Figure 3 A bus shuttles residents from AAV to Makati. One-way trip costs P7.50.


The New Alabang Village Association (NAVA) was renamed Ayala Alabang Village Association (AAVA) on April 28, 1985, as amended by a majority of the members of the Board of Governors.


AAVA transferred into its newly-renovated office.

AAVA front office