Map of Bulacan showing the location of Marilao
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|• Mayor||Juanito "Tito" H. Santiago (LP)|
|• Total||33.74 km2 (13.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|• Registered Voters||87,282|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class urban|
Marilao is a first class, highly urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2010 NSO census, it has a population of 185,624 inhabitants. With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is part of Manila's built-up area which reaches San Ildefonso on its northernmost part.
Marilao is one of the 21 Philippine municipalities, informally called "League of 21", that have met the requirements for cityhood set by the Constitution and Local Government Code of the Republic of the Philippines and as agreed upon by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).
Long before the establishment as an independent town Marilao traces its origin as a little as a barrio.It was initially a Barrio of Meycauayan and the Franciscan Missionaries from Meycauayan built a visita dedicated to San Miguel Arcangel.
In April 21, 1796, the Barrio of Marilao was established as a pueblo as approved by the Alcalde Mayor of Bulacan and the Franciscan friars of Meycauayan with the approval of Archbishop of Manila, the visita of San Miguel Arcangel became a Town Church where Padre Vicente de Talavera was its parish priest.
Just as the national government, the municipal government of Marilao is divided into three branches: executive, legislative and judiciary. The judicial branch is administered solely by the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The LGUs have control of the executive and legislative branch.
The executive branch is composed of the mayor and the barangay captain for the barangays. The legislative branch is composed of the Sangguniang Bayan (town assembly), Sangguniang Barangay (barangay council), and the Sangguniang Kabataan for the youth sector.
Past Mayors of Marilao
- Martin Villarica (1913-1919)
- Ceferino Santiago (1919-1922)
- Canuto Santo Tomas (1922-1925)
- Agripino San Miguel (1925-1928)
- Honorio Ramos (1928-1931)
- Miguel Villarica* (1931-1934)
- Ricardo de Vera (1934-1937)
- Andres Roxas (1937-1940)
- Miguel Villarica** (1941-1944)
- Benito Sta. Rosa (1945-1946)
- Justino Cruz (1946-1947)
- Miguel Villarica*** (1948-1951)
- Mario Santiago**** (1956-1971)
- Nicanor Guillermo (1972-1984)
- Mario Villarica (1986-1987)
- Israel Guevarra (1987-1988)
- Abelardo Dalmacio (1988-1992)
- Epifanio Guillermo* (1992-1995)
- Leoncio Duran, Jr.****(1995-2004)
- Epifanio Guillermo** (2004-2013)
- Juanito "Tito" H. Santiago (2013-Present)
4* Consecutive Terms
|6||Loma de Gato||46,286||Urban / Most Populous|
|10||Poblacion 2nd||5,536||Highly Urban / Town Center|
|13||Santa Rosa 1st||9,921||Urban|
|14||Santa Rosa 2nd||8,510||Urban|
- Mayor Juanito H. Santiago
- Vice Mayor Andre Favian D. Santos
- Jun Bob J. Dela Cruz
- Divina Espiritu-Reyes
- Allane T. Sayo
- Arnold T. Papa
- Irma G. Celones
- Marlon O. Villamar
- Mark Joseph L. Guillermo
- Wilfredo D. Diaz
|Population Census of Marilao|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Attractions and festivals
- SM City Marilao (opened November 28, 2003)
- National Shrine of the Divine Mercy
- Luyang Dilaw Festival (Held during May 2)
Himig ng Marilao
The Himig ng Marilao (Marilao Hymn) is the official municipal anthem of Marilao. Composed by Gener Javier, it is used in civic occasions such as school/municipal flag ceremonies and the inauguration of new officials.
|Himig ng Marilao||Literal English translation|
Masdán mo ang bayan ko,
Ang bawat mámamayan,
Bayan ko ay may dangál,
See my town,
My town hath honour,
(Note: The hymn is customarily sung in full twice.)
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church
Main Article: San Miguel Arcangel Church, Marilao
The April 21, 1796, (Heritage) St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church was erected by Padre Vicente de Talavera. Its construction started in 1848 and was finished in 1868. The church was burnt in 1899, rebuilt in 1902 and 1922 and finally in 1967 by Fr. José M.Salas.
The Parish celebrates its Patronal Feasts on May 8 and September 29. Its 28th Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Alberto D.J. Santiago succeeded Fr. Avelino G. Santos. Under Parochial Vicar, Fr. Francis Protacio S. Cortez III,OSA. It is hundred years old spiritual edifice in Poblacion I considered as “place marker” and serve as “point of orientation” to the local residents and visitors.
St Michael the Archangel Parish is under the jurisdiction of the Latin Rite Diocese of Malolos, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila canonically erected in 1961. The mother church of the Diocese is the Malolos Cathedral located in Malolos City, Bulacan.
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- "Province: BULACAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- http://www.dilg.gov.ph/pdf/LGC%20Book%203.pdf Local Government Code of the Philippines, Book III, Department of Interior and Local Government official website
- Bulacan, Philippines: Marilao, Bulacan: General Info
- Diocese of Malolos
- Marilao, Bulacan - WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
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- Philippine Census Information
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- Iglesia, "Ang Bayan ng Dios" - Multiply Website
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