Where and how Cubao got its name?

The name Cubao doesn’t have a written origin or a historical meaning. Someone jokingly said that the early inhabitants of the place were Cubans from the Pre Fidel Castro regime. It could not be indigenous ornative since the Tagalog dialect doesn’t have a letter “c’ in its alphabet.

When I was 4 feet tall ( grade 3 elementary at the Cubao Elementary School ) our teacher Mrs. Acuna, told us a story on how Cubao got its name. The story is entitled “ Ang Alamat ng Cubao”. It is a short story relating the short exploits of two American soldiers who stayed after the Filipino-American war. They were having their usual daily More »

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