Laurel, Batangas

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Laurel
Municipality
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Flag of Laurel
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Official seal of Laurel
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Map of Batangas showing the location of Laurel
Map of Batangas showing the location of Laurel
Laurel is located in Philippines
Laurel
Laurel
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°03′N 120°54′E / 14.050°N 120.900°E / 14.050; 120.900Coordinates: 14°03′N 120°54′E / 14.050°N 120.900°E / 14.050; 120.900
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded May 25, 1961 but changed to June 21,1969
Barangays 23
Government[1]
 • Mayor Randy James Amo (Liberal)
Area[2]
 • Total 71.29 km2 (27.53 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 35,674
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4221
Dialing code 43
Income class 3rd Class

Laurel is a third class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Laurel was previously part of Talisay, its current neighbor town. The town was previously known as Bayuyungan. On May 25, 1961, the town of Talisay was divided into two municipalities, and the new town was renamed Laurel after Miguel Laurel, known as the first Laurel in the Philippines and a longtime patriarch of the place. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,674 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Laurel is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[2]

  • As-Is
  • Balakilong
  • Berinayan
  • Bugaan East
  • Bugaan West
  • Buso-buso
  • Dayap Itaas
  • Gulod
  • Leviste
  • Molinete
  • Niyugan
  • Paliparan
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • San Gabriel
  • San Gregorio
  • Santa Maria
  • Ticub

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Laurel
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,099 —    
1995 23,781 +1.38%
2000 27,604 +3.25%
2007 34,953 +3.31%
2010 35,674 +0.75%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Population of Barangays[edit]

  • As-Is = 2,133
  • Balakilong = 3,974
  • Berinayan = 1,613
  • Bugaan East = 1,811
  • Bugaan West = 2,290
  • Buso-buso = 2,445
  • Dayap Itaas = 494
  • Gulod = 2,501
  • Leviste = 1,884
  • Molinete = 1,442
  • Niyugan = 1,252
  • Paliparan = 760
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.) = 507
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.) = 1,265
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.) = 759
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.) = 593
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.) = 674
  • San Gabriel = 2,340
  • San Gregorio = 2,931
  • Santa Maria = 1,986
  • Ticub = 2,020

Economy[edit]

  • Fishing

Laurel's main economical source is fish culture in Taal Lake where most of local residents base their trade.

  • Farming

Small rice paddies on the foothills of Taal canyon ridge provide for ricefields to farmers.

  • Real estate

The town's vast land resource provide ideal location for real estate developers such as Megaworld and Fil-Estate which are mostly based in Metro Manila. Among the major real estate subdivisions located in Barangay San Gregorio are Canyon Woods and Twin Lakes.[4] It is providing major revenue source for the local government as evidenced by its newly built municipal hall.

Local government[edit]

Laurel town hall

Elected municipal officials:[1]

  • Mayor: Randy James Amo (LP) (2010-present)
  • Vice Mayor: Felimon Palo Austria (LP) (2013-present)
  • Councilors:
    • Rachelle Ogalinola (LP) (2013-present)
    • Angelito Rodriguez (LP) (2013-present)
    • Vincent Endaya (Ind.) (2010-present)
    • Romulo Macaraig (UNA) (2013-present)
    • Marivic Mayuga (UNA) (2013-present)
    • Marvin Vergara (Ind.) (2013-present)
    • Gina Landicho (LP) (2010-present)
    • Andreo Landicho (LP) (2004-2013)(2013-present)

2010 election[edit]

Mayoralty candidates:

  • Randy James Amo = 5,993 votes
  • John Benedict Panganiban = 5,495 votes (incumbent)
  • Celso Aristotle "Aries" Parrilla = 3,143 votes

2013 election[edit]

Mayoralty candidates:

  • Randy James Amo = 10,529 votes (incumbent)
  • Natalio Panganiban = 6,559 votes

Vice-Mayoralty candidates:

  • Felimon Austria = 10,115 votes
  • Florencio Villanueva = 6,410 votes (incumbent)

List of former municipal mayors[edit]

  • Placido Amo (1972-1986)(1988-1992) 18 years in service
  • Joven De Grano (1992-1995) 3 years in service
  • Natalio Panganiban (1986-1988)(1995-2004) 11 years in service
  • John Benedict Panganiban (2004-2010) 6 years in service

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATANGAS". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ 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 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ http://twinlakestagaytay.com.ph/

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