San Pedro, Laguna
Bayan ng San Pedro
|— Municipality —|
|City of San Pedro|
|Nickname(s): The Sampaguita Capital of the Philippines|
|Motto: Sipag at Pananampalataya sa Diyos tungo sa Kaunlaran ng San Pedro|
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|District||1st District of Laguna|
|Founded||January 18, 1725|
|• Mayor||Calixto Catáquiz|
|• Vice Mayor||Norvic Solidum|
|• Total||24.05 km2 (9.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||12,000/km2 ( 32,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Website||San Pedro Official Website|
|Population Census of San Pedro|
San Pedro, or officially known as the Municipality of San Pedro (Filipino: Bayan ng San Pedro) is a first class highly-urbanized municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is named after its patron saint, Saint Peter. San Pedro is Laguna's gateway to Metro Manila sharing its boundary with Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila's southernmost city. This position makes San Pedro a popular suburban residential community, where many residents commute daily for work in Metro Manila. According to the latest census, it has a population of 294,310 inhabitants.
Aside from being a primarily suburban community, San Pedro also hosts a large number of factories. Among them include PDM, Alaska Milk Corporation and General Milling Corporation.
Despite being the third smallest in the entire province, with a total land surface area of only 24.05 km2, San Pedro has the highest population density in the province.
- Bagong Silang
- Sampaguita Village
- San Antonio
- San Roque
- San Vicente
- Santo Niño
- United Bayanihan
- United Better Living
By virtue of the last will of Philip V of Spain, Rodriguez de Figueroa or "Don Esteban", a group of Augustinian Fathers gained the ownership of the Tunasán Estate. Later on, San Pedro became an hacienda of Colegio de San José, a group of Jesuits friars who took over the property which now is known as "San Pedro Tunasán". "Tunasán" literally means "a place where there is Tunás" (Opuntia tuna), a medicinal plant abundant on shoreline area.
During that period, agriculture, fishing, duck raising, fruit trees, sampaguita were the main source of income of its residents. This period was highlighted by the growing tenant/landlord dispute. The tenants of Hacienda San Pedro Tunasán fought for their birthrights over their ancestral lands. This struggle took almost 423 years of unsuccessful resistance to Colegio de San José, and in 1938, the government bought the homesites of the San Pedro Tunasán Hacienda from the Colegio for re-sale to its tenants. This event laid to rest the tenants/landlord problem in the town.
From the Spanish time until after the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the scenario did change a bit, when on August 30, 1945 beginning to the Philippine Commonwealth forces against the Japanese, President Ramón Magsaysay signed at the historic town plaza the Land Tenancy Act. By virtue of this law, farm lots of the hacienda were bought by the Philippine Government to be sold at cost to the tenants or occupants of the farm lots in Bayan-Bayanan under the Narra Settlement Project of the Magsaysay Administration.
San Pedro hosts a number of educations institutions such as Sisters of Mary Immaculate School, Casa Del Niño Schools System, Inc., Our Lady of Assumption College, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (San Pedro Campus), San Pedro College of Business Administration, Laguna Northwestern College, San Pedro Relocation Center National High School among others and Pacita Complex National High School that offers Engineering and Science Education Program,San Pedro Technological Institute and Liceo De San Pedro (ESEP).
Sampaguita Festival 
A week long festival which includes various activities ranging from cultural to sports, trade fairs, amateur singing contest, parades, historical exhibits, social & religious gatherings, tribal dance & sports exhibitions. The highlight of the festival is the Coronation Night of the "Hiyas ng San Pedro". The festival aims to promote tourism in San Pedro & to promote & revitalize Sampaguita industry in the locality.
San Pedro holds the record of laying the longest sampaguita (flower lei) line spanning 3.6 km (2 mi), from Biñan City-San Pedro boundary to San Pedro-Muntinlupa City boundary on the National Highway, making them listed in the Guinness World Records in 2009.
On March 27, 2013, President Benigno Aquino signed the 64-page Republic Act No. 10420 converting the municipality into a new component city of the province of Laguna. The cityhood of San Pedro would be ratified through a plebiscite to be scheduled by the Commissions on Elections. Once it was ratified, it will be the newest and the sixth city of Laguna after the cities of Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, San Pablo and Santa Rosa.
Notable people 
- Cacai Bautista, comedienne
- Charice Pempengco, singer
- Jamilla Obispo, actress
- Jan Manual, actor
- John Lloyd Cruz, actor, model
- Julia Clarete, TV host, actress
- Kristine Hermosa, actress
- Nikki Valdez, actress
- Ogie Diaz, comedian, columnist and TV host
- Paw Diaz, actress
- Princess Snell, actress
- Rico Blanco, singer, former vocalist of Rivermaya
- Rocco Nacino, actor
- Shopwise San Pedro, located in Pacita Complex, San Vicente
- Puregold Pacita, located in Pacita Complex, San Vicente
- Puregold San Pedro, located in San Antonio
- Centro Pacita, located in Pacita Complex, San Vicente
- Super 8 San Pedro, located in San Antonio
- Robinson's Place San Pedro (soon to rise!), located in Landayan
- San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines - Welcome Message
- National Statistical Coordination Borad
- San Pedro, Laguna Official Website - Demographic Profile
- San Pedro, Laguna Official Website - History
- "Final Results - 2010 Census of Population". census.gov.ph. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
- San Pedro, Laguna Official Website - Barangays
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 1995 Philippine Census Information
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- 2007 Philippine Census Information (1)
- 2007 Philippine Census Information (2)
- Local Governance Performance Management System
|Dasmariñas||Laguna de Bay|
|General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite / Biñan|