Padre Garcia

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Padre Garcia
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Official seal of Padre Garcia
Nickname(s): Cattle Trading Capital of the Philippines
Map of Batangas showing the location of Padre Garcia
Map of Batangas showing the location of Padre Garcia
Padre Garcia is located in Philippines
Padre Garcia
Padre Garcia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°53′N 121°13′E / 13.883°N 121.217°E / 13.883; 121.217Coordinates: 13°53′N 121°13′E / 13.883°N 121.217°E / 13.883; 121.217
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 4th District
Founded 1949
Barangays 18
 • Mayor Abraham A. Gutierrez (NPC)
 • Total 41.51 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 44,877
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4224
Dialing code 43
Income class 2nd class

Padre Garcia is a second class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 44,877 people and 23,327 registered voters.[2][3]

Padre Garcia's old name is Lumang Bayan, as it is the former seat of government of the neighboring town of Rosario. The name of the town is derived from one of its most famous sons, Padre Vicente Garcia, a native of Barangay Maugat. He was one of the first defender's of Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere. He and Rizal were friends during the time when they were fighting for the Philippine's independence from Spain.[4]

It is bounded on the north by Lipa City, on the east by the Municipality of San Antonio, Quezon, south by Rosario and on the west by Lipa City and Rosario.


Padre Garcia is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

Barangay Barangay Captain SK Chairman
Banaba South Gil D. Abarrentos Micko Angelo Braga Rivera
Banay-banay Rommel L. Matibag Nomer Laylo
Bawi Melvin V. Vidal Melody Comia
Bukal Zaldy Fajardo Cristal Magbujos
Castillo Nicetas B. Amante 1 Gil Cornejo
Cawongan Andres R. Linatoc
Manggas Francisco Bathan Jerwin Jay M. Laliman
Maugat East Pelagio D. Risare Rizza C. Delos Santos
Maugat West Nestor M. Rocafort Zaidemay Briones
Pansol Ruben L. Vidal Paul Andrew V. Lunar
Payapa Edgardo P. Escalera Reniel Ani
Poblacion Rodel C. Pesigan Melmayo M. Silva
Quilo-quilo North Felix Tumambing Jameica Bolado
Quilo-quilo South Eufronio M. Pusag Aicel V. Macatangay
San Felipe May V. Flores Justine Brandon Tabing
San Miguel Ramon P. Cubero Ted Cordelio C. Tayag
Tamak Ren Marc P. Maala Ren Marc P. Maala 2
Tangob Cornelio Carpio, Jr. Lester C. Aguila

1 - Association of Barangay Captains President
2 - Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President


The town was originally a part of Rosario and known as Lumang Bayan or Sambat. It became a separate municipality in 1949, with Jose A. Pesigan and Rustico K. Recto as first elected mayor and vice mayor respectively.

In 1952, the town council founded the cattle market or "bakahan". This was in direct competition to the established livestock market of neighbouring Rosario, which resulted in rivalry, intimidation, and violence at times. But the market succeeded and developed into the biggest auction market in Southern Tagalog.[4]


Padre Garcia Municipal Hall
Population census of Padre Garcia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,958 —    
1995 28,959 +2.07%
2000 34,504 +3.83%
2007 42,942 +3.06%
2010 44,877 +1.62%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "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" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Padre Garcia Livestock Auction Market". Municipality of Padre Garcia. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 

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