District I - Barangay Don Galo

History

Don Galo was the former barrio called Sta. Monica. In 1574, Limahong’s pirates landed in Parañaque to establish a base from which to launch and attack to Manila. The townpeople led by an intrepid man, named Galo engaged the pirates in battle and had them retreating. The Spanish government granted Galo the title of “Don” as a reward for his heroism. Don Galo was hailed by the barrio folks of Santa Monica when he died, the name Sta. Monica was changed in his name. From then on, the barrio was called DON GALO.