Calauan, Laguna

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Calauan Welcome Arch
Calauan Welcome Arch
Official seal of Calauan
Nickname(s): Home of the Sweetest Pineapple[1]
Map of Laguna showing the location of Calauan
Map of Laguna showing the location of Calauan
Calauan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°09′N 121°19′E / 14.150°N 121.317°E / 14.150; 121.317Coordinates: 14°09′N 121°19′E / 14.150°N 121.317°E / 14.150; 121.317
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
District 3rd district of Laguna
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Buenafrido T. Berris
 • Total 65.40 km2 (25.25 sq mi)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 74,890
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4012
Dialing code 49
Income class 2nd

Calauan is a second class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 74,890 people.[4] The town got its name from the term kalawang, which means rust. Folklore has it that the town got its name when the Spanish started construction of the Municipal Church and water seeped in from the holes dug into the ground for the Church's foundation. The water was colored brown and rustic in character hence the name Calauan (Kalawang). Calauan is known for the Pineapple Festival, which is celebrated every 15 May.

In 1993, the town became the focus of media attention when Antonio Sánchez, who was serving as mayor at the time, got involved into a double murder case involving two UPLB students. Sánchez and several other men were given a life sentence.

The Patron Saint of Calauan is Saint Isidore the Laborer, the patron of farmers or San Isidro Labrador in Tagalog.

Calauan's population is expected rise as the town is being used as resettlement of informal settlers in Metro Manila through the Bayan ni Juan and the Kapit-Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig project of the ABS-CBN Foundation.

Popular destinations in the area include the Field of Faith situated in Brgy.Lamot 2 and the Isdaan Floating Restaurant located along the National Highway going to Victoria Laguna. The town is also known for the controversial and recently closed Hidden Valley Springs Resort, which was ordered shut down by the Provincial Health Office of Laguna in 2013, after separate studies conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) concluded that the groundwater in the said vicinity of the resort has become toxic and is detrimental to public health, due to its close proximity to the Mak-Ban Geothermal Plant located in Bay


Calauan is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[3]

  • Balayhangin
  • Bangyas
  • Dayap
  • Dayap 2(NHA)
  • Hanggan
  • Imok
  • Lamot 1
  • Lamot 2
  • Limao
  • Mabacan
  • Masiit
  • Paliparan
  • Pérez
  • Kanluran (Pob.)
  • Silangan (Pob.)
  • Prinza
  • San Isidro
  • Santo Tomás


Population census of Calauan
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 32,736 —    
1995 36,677 +2.30%
2000 43,284 +3.37%
2007 54,248 +3.28%
2010 74,890 +11.35%
Source: National Statistics Office[4]

Calauan Pinya Festival 2015

Local government[edit]

Municipal officials (2010-2013):

  • Mayor: Felisa "Baby" L. Berris (Independent)
  • Vice-Mayor: Allan Jun "Dong" V. Sanchez (LP)

Municipal Councilors:


  1. ^ "Calauan official website". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Province: LAGUNA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 

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