Santa Maria, Bulacan
|Municipality of Santa Maria
Bayan ng Santa Maria
|Nickname(s): Chicharon Capital of Bulacan|
|Motto: Santa Maria, Sa pag-unlad, Kasama Ka!
(Santa Maria Progresses with You!)
|Anthem: "Bayan Kong Mahal"
(Santa Maria Hymn 1992)
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Congressional District||4th District|
|Established||July 4, 1699 (as Hacienda de Santa Maria de Pandi)|
|Founded||February 1792 (as a pueblo)|
|• Mayor||Bartolome Ramos (NUP)|
|• Vice Mayor||Rico Jude P. Sto. Domingo (NUP)|
|• Municipality||90.925 km2 (35.106 sq mi)|
|• Land||89.88 km2 (34.70 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi) 1.15%|
|• Urban||28.16 km2 (10.87 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16.97 m (55.68 ft)|
|• Rank||3rd in Bulacan|
|• Density||2,401.44/km2 (6,219.7/sq mi)|
|• Registered Voters||88,965|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|• Total||PHP 424.67 million ( 25.48%)|
|• Expenditure||PHP 367.62 million ( 28.33%)|
1st Class Urban
Santa Maria (or Sta. Maria) (Filipino: Bayan ng Santa Maria) (ISO: PH-BUL; PSGC: 031423000) is a first class highly urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, Santa Maria is the 7th most populous municipality in the Philippines, it has a population of 218,351 inhabitants in 48,946 households, or 7.5% of the total population of Bulacan.
In the 1990s, Santa Maria was a little-known rustic area north of Metro Manila with a rural economy that took advantage of the surrounding agricultural areas. Today, rapid industrialization and commercialization changed the once sleepy town into a bustling industrial and commercial hub of eastern Bulacan. It is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the Philippines with its income growth rate hitting double-digits in the last few years, dwarfing the growth rates of its neighboring towns and cities. Santa Maria is poised to become the next city in the region. It became the richest municipality in the province from 2008 to 2011 until it was surpassed by Norzagaray in 2012.
Santa Maria is not only proud of its physical asset, political stability, and progressive economy, but also proud of having a son in the person of Jose Corazon de Jesus, the incomparable poet, the one and only "Huseng Batute", who started composing his verse as a child and nationally recognized later, next to Francisco Balagtas in order of time, as the "King of Poets". Another is Francisco Santiago, the composer who left among as his legacies, the immortal "Nasaan Ka Irog" and other famous songs.
The competitive advantage of Santa Maria being near to Metro Manila offers many developmental opportunities to industrial locators and families who are looking for an ideal place to work, live and do business with conscience.
A promising municipality with unprecedented growth, it has serve as the growth center in the eastern portion of Bulacan being accessible to all types of land transportation that could mobilized goods and services from Metro Manila and the fine ports of Subic, Clark, and Bataan at the rate of one to two hours travel time.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Local Government
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Tourism
- 7 Transportation and communication
- 8 Basic services
- 9 Education
- 10 Notable people from Santa Maria
- 11 Sister cities
- 12 Image gallery
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
The municipality of Santa Maria lies 32 kilometres (20 mi) northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of Bulacan. The town is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Angat and Pandi; portion of San Jose del Monte City on the south; Norzagaray and other portions of San Jose del Monte on the east; and the municipalities of Marilao and Bocaue on the western side. Santa Maria is 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from Malolos City, the provincial capital, and 38 kilometres (24 mi) from San Fernando, Pampanga, the regional center of Central Luzon.
Sta. Maria has a land area of about 9,092.5 hectares (22,470 acres). The town is generally plain although hilly at the northern portion. It has a lone body of water - the Santa Maria River.
The topography of Santa Maria is generally flat, however, it is becoming hilly towards the north. This area covers the barangays of Silangan, Mag-asawang Sapa, Pulong Buhangin and some parts of Balasing with landscape ranging from 8 to 18 percent slope. The rest of the barangays have a slope range from level to undulating
Basically agricultural, about 29.02 square kilometres (11.20 sq mi) or 30.54% of the town's land area is devoted to crop production. Approximately 26.66 square kilometres (10.29 sq mi) of riceland in Santa Maria are rain-fed and 2.36 square kilometres (0.91 sq mi) are irrigated. An area of 32.74 square kilometres (12.64 sq mi) are classified as non- productive agricultural area or open grasslands.
The town has rich deposits of gravel and sand and volcanic tuff or adobe. Quarrying has been a good source of livelihood among the citizens.
Due to its location near Metro Manila, rainfall and climate in Santa Maria is almost similar to the country's capital Manila. The location of Santa Maria in the western side of the Philippines made Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) to classify its weather scheme as Type I. Wind coming from the Pacific Ocean is generally blocked by the Sierra Madre mountain range, a few kilometers east of the municipality.
Its proximity to the equator tends to make its temperature to rise and fall into very small range: from as low as 19 °C (66 °F) to as high as 35 °C (95 °F). The Köppen climate system classifies Santa Maria climate as tropical monsoon (Am) due to its location and precipitation characteristics. This means that the municipality has two pronounced seasons: dry and wet seasons. The municipality's driest months are from November to April where it receives less than 60 millimetres (2.4 in) of rainfall. On the other hand, maximum rain period is from June to September where it receives not more than 600 millimetres (24 in) of rainfall. Hail and snow is not observed in the municipality.
Humidity levels are usually high in the morning especially during June to November which makes it feel warmer. Lowest humidity levels are recorded in the evening during wet season. Discomfort from heat and humidity is extreme during May and June, otherwise it is higher compared to other places in the country. Average sunlight is maximum at 254.25 hours during April and minimum at 113 hours during July, August and September.
|South||Barangay Mahabang Parang|
|West||Sitio Luwasan, Barangay Santa Clara|
|Highest||Sitio Partida, Barangay Pulong Buhangin|
Santa Maria got its name from its ever guiding patron saint, La Purisima Concepcion, known as Virgin Mary.
Spanish Era (1521-1898)
Originally, Santa Maria was one of the villages of Meycauayan, a fast growing municipality in Bulacan established in 1578 including the villages of Marilao, Bocaue, Obando, and San Jose del Monte. As these villages grew into bigger communities they were given their respective autonomy as separate pueblos.
Santa Maria became a pueblo in 1792, after the friars visited the place. The year marked its foundation and start of spiritual crusade. Natives were converted into Christianity and more people began to inhibit the place. As population increased, the town proper called "Poblacion" was founded by the friars in 1793. Civil affairs started to take shape and the appointment of the first captain, Andres dela Cruz, paved way for the permanent establishment of Poblacion, which was the seat of Spanish colonial government. People in those days were just renting their pieces of land. They paid their rents to the friars who were stationed in what is now known as Santa Clara, a barangay where at present the people can see the ruins of a big convento where the friars lived. People from other places, which are known as Balagtas, Pandi, Santa Maria, and San Jose del Monte paid their rents in this convento. Santa Maria was then called "Santa Maria de Pandi". The people acquired their lands after paying certain sum to the friars and the land became "Lupang Tagalog"
There where 82 capitanes who served the Spanish colonial administration from 1793 to 1899; 12 Presidentes from 1899 to 1937; 4 Alcaldes from 1938 to 1947 and 11 Mayors under various terms and succession from 1947 to present.
American Era and Japanese Occupation (1898-1946)
Under the Americans, the title "captain" was changed to "presidente". The first to hold the position was Maximo Evidente who served from 1899-1900. Of the 12 others who succeeded him, the most popular were Agustin Morales (1928–1934) and Fortunato F. Halili (1934–1937). Morales was responsible for the construction of the first main water system in the town. Halili, who never drew his salary as executive, later on became Governor of Bulacan.
During the Japanese Occupation, Dr. Teofilo Santiago, dubbed as Dr. Kamoteng Kahoy for his widespread campaign among the town's citizenry to plant cassava, became mayor of Santa Maria. Santiago was also responsible for the launching of the poultry - a raising project which earned for the town the distinction of being "The Egg Basket of the Philippines". He was also the "Father of Santa Maria Dairy Plant". After the Liberation, Capitan Ireneo Hermogenes was appointed Municipal Mayor from March 20, 1945 to October 1945. He was succeeded by Marciano Bautista.
Liberation period (1946-present)
The post-liberation period saw Conrado Ignacio as the first elected Mayor of Santa Maria (1947–1955). He was succeeded by prominent personalities in Santa Maria local politics such as Ricardo G. Nicolas Sr. (1956-1959/1964-1967), Eriberto Ramos, Sr. (1960–1963), Paulino M. Luciano Sr. (1968–1971), Ricardo D. Nicolas, Jr.(1972–1978) and Paulino Luciano, Jr. (1979–1986).
After the People Power Revolution in February 1986, President Corazon Aquino appointed Dr. Alfredo Perez, who was then the vice-mayor of the town, as Officer-in-Charge of the municipality until May, 1986, when he was replaced by Ricardo Nicolas, Jr. In December 1986, however, Nicolas was appointed OIC Vice Governor of Bulacan and was succeeded by Benjamin G. Geronimo (1987–1988) and Atty. Ramon H. Clemente (1988).
During the 1988 elections, Eriberto Ramos was elected Mayor and served until June 30, 1992. On July 1, 1992, he was succeeded by Reylina G. Nicolas. Under the Nicolas administration, Santa Maria rose from a third-class municipality to a first class municipality. In the 2001 elections, Nicolas ran for Representative of the 4th Congressional District of Bulacan and won a landslide victory with more than 80,000 votes over her closest rival. Nicolas was succeeded by Bartolome R. Ramos.
During the 2004 elections, Jesus Mateo defeated the incumbent Ramos and became mayor of the municipality until 2007. One of Mateo's accomplishments as mayor of Santa Maria was the establishment of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Santa Maria extension campus in 2005.
During the 2007 elections, Bartolome R. Ramos defeated the incumbent Mateo and became mayor of the municipality again. Under his administration, Santa Maria became the richest municipality in Bulacan for the first time in its history in 2008 surpassing the high-income municipalities of Marilao, Norzagaray, and Baliuag.
|Mayor of Santa Maria, Bulacan
Alkalde ng Bayan ng Santa Maria (Tagalog)
The 16th Municipal Mayor of Santa Maria
|Style||(Mr.) Mayor, Honorable Mayor|
|Residence||Santa Maria Municipal Hall, Poblacion, Santa Maria, Bulacan|
|Appointer||Elected via popular vote|
|Term length||3 years (maximum of three consecutive terms)|
|Inaugural holder||Maximo Evidente|
Like other municipalities in the Philippines, Santa Maria is governed by a mayor and vice mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head who leads the municipality's departments in the execution of municipal ordinances and in the delivery of public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council that is composed of 10 members: 8 councilors and two ex-officio offices: one for the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President, representing the youth sector, and one for the Association of Barangay Chairmen President as the barangay sectoral representative. The council is in charge of creating the municipality's policies in the form of ordinances and resolutions.
|Mayor||Bartolome R. Ramos||NUP|
|Vice-Mayor||Rico Jude P. Sto. Domingo||NUP|
|Councilors||Salvador G. Pleyto Jr.||NUP|
|Nelson Carmelo V. Luciano||NUP|
|Froilan C. Caguiat||NUP|
|Renato DL. de Guzman Jr.||NUP|
|Rodolfo D. Casas||Nonpartisan|
|Roberto B. Perez||NUP|
|Oscar D. Morales||Liberal|
|Lailanie P. Aguilar||Liberal|
|Ex Officio Municipal Council Members|
|ABC President||Eustacio DS. Santos (Santa Cruz)||Nonpartisan|
|SK President||Fernando M. Tiqui Jr. (Bagbaguin)||Nonpartisan|
List of Mayors
|No.||Presidentes||Took Office||Left Office|
|3||Maximo de Jesus||
|6||Marciano de Leon||
|10||Cipriano de Guzman||
|12||Fortunato F. Halili||
|No.||Alcaldes||Took Office||Left Office|
|1||Pedro J. Mansilla||
|2||Dr. Teofilo S. Santiago||
|No.||Mayors||Took Office||Left Office|
|1||Conrado H. Ignacio||
|2||Ricardo G. Nicolas, Sr.||
|3||Eriberto R. Ramos||
|4||Ricardo G. Nicolas, Sr.||
|5||Paulino Luciano, Sr.||
|6||Ricardo D. Nicolas, Jr.||
|7||Paulino A. Luciano, Jr.||
|8||Dr. Alfredo M. Perez (OIC)||
|9||Ricardo D. Nicolas, Jr. (OIC)||
|10||Benjamin G. Geronimo (OIC)||
|11||Atty. Ramon H. Clemente (OIC)||
|12||Eriberto R. Ramos||
|13||Reylina G. Nicolas||
|14||Bartolome R. Ramos||
|15||Jesus R. Mateo||
|16||Bartolome R. Ramos||
Santa María is predominantly agricultural. However, commercialization and industrialization is fast developing in the municipality. At present, there are more than 4,128 registered commercial establishments, most of them are in Barangay Poblacion, Pulong Buhangin, Caypombo, Santa Clara, and Bagbaguin. There are more than 30 banking and financial institutions in Santa María. These includes commercial, savings and rural banks.
|Year||Bureau of Local
|Commission on Audit||Growth
|Municipal Planning and
|Pyrotechnics, Food/Food Processing, Furniture, Garments,
Footwear, Metalcraft, Poultry and Hog Raising, Textile, Rattan
|Garments, Chicharon, Noodles, Balut, Sweet Preserves,
Bakeries, Processed Meat, Dairy Products
- Crop Production
- Rice, orchard products (such as mangoes,star apple or caymito, tamarind and other fruit bearing fruits), corn and vegetables are the major agricultural produce of the municipality.
- Livestock and Poultry Raising
- Among the livestock reared and tendered in the municipality are hogs and cattle while poultry farm housed chickens and ducks
- Although a landlocked municipality, Santa Maria is able to produce fresh water fishes such as tilapia. Some fifty-eight (58) families from Pulong Buhangin, Santa Cruz, San Jose Patag, Caysio, Bulac, Catmon, Balasing, Camangyanan and San Gabriel are engaged in fisheries production
There are about 36 food processing establishments in Santa María. Of these are bakeries/bakeshops, ice-cream/ice-drop factories, native delicacy makers, 2 sweet preserve processors, sitsaron factories, noodle factories, and balot producers.
Among the biggest food processors are Jess-Nor, Dunkin' Donuts, DELFI, Integrated Food Manufacturing Corporation and Sapporo Noodles Factory.
Industrial activities in Santa María are mostly agro-based. For the past two decades, there has been a great boom in its poultry and hog raising industries. Presently, there are around more than 150 poultry and piggery farms.
The boost in agri-business necessitated the establishment of feed mills and feed trading centers. Now, there are eight commercial feed mills and 15 feed trading centers operating in the town.
There are 20 rice mills in Santa María that accommodate the milling and storage needs of the farmers for their palay harvest. The rice brunts (darak production) of these mills complement the feed requirements of the livestock raisers.
- There are 10 furniture-making establishments in the town.
- Santa María is also noted for its firework industry which is globally competitive. Its pyrotechnics producers ranked 9th in the World Fireworks Competition held at Macau in 1997. As of 2005, there are 28 pyrotechnics manufacturers in the municipality.
- There are 5 textile and 87 garment factories operating in Santa Maria.
- There are 41 water purifying stations operating in the municipality.
- There are 9 rubber industries in the municipality.
|Population census of Santa Maria|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
According to the 2010 Census, the population of Santa Maria grew by 74,069 from 144,282 in 2000 to 218,351 in 2010, making it the third biggest LGU in Bulacan in terms of population. The municipality has a population density of 2,401.44 persons per km² in 24 Barangays.
Santa Maria is composed of 24 barangays, the smallest administrative unit in the municipality. A barangay is equivalent to American village and British ward, and is headed by the barangay captain (punong barangay) and his council (kagawad) duly elected by the residents
|No||Barangay||Area (in km2)||Area
|Population (2000)||Population (2007)||Population (2010)||Population Density (2010)|
|15||Poblacion (town proper)||2.8032||12||12,210||14,073||11,130||3,970.46|
|18||San Jose Patag||2.5218||13||6,716||9,925||9,999||3,965.02|
|23||Tabing Bakod (Santo Tomas)||1.2530||20||5,357||5,522||5,330||4,253.79|
The majority of the population are Christians. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion with 91% of the populace professed themselves as Roman Catholics. Other religious groups with strong presence in the municipality are the following: Iglesia ni Cristo, Members Church of God International, United Methodist Church, The Church of God, Jehovah's Witness, Jesus Is Lord Church and other evangelical or "born-again" groups, Pentecostal, Islam, and others.
There are about 45 subdivisions in the municipality of low, medium and high density category. The existing residential hub occupies 1,360 hectares (13.60 km²) of land distributed unevenly in its 12 barangays. These subdivisions used to occupy the stretch of the roads but now they are now developing the inner portions of their barangays. It is expected that within the next ten years, land use development in Santa Maria will represent the sub-urban mix which means that the government will provide development where the level of accessibility is very high. This will provide for the clustering of lower density land uses to help meet housing, employment and public services needs of the people.
- La Purísima Concepción Parish Church
- Huseng Batute Marker
- Francisco Santiago Marker
The celebration of the town fiesta in the municipality is a month long celebration in February highlighted with festivities like musical variety shows, performed by popular personalities, outdoor sports exhibitions of national acclaimed players, concert at the park by well known bands and cultural shows presented by the Santa Maria Dep. Ed family.
Most notable during the month of February is the availability of the famous "Tuge", a ready to eat root crop sold by vendors that signify the ambiance of the festivity together with the cool breeze which last right after the celebration of the town fiesta.
Within the heart of Santa Maria is a new pavilion that was built and completed on February 2006. It is now the central pillar of all happy family celebrations that catered to all its citizen and neighboring town folks. Its famous name "Casa Burgos" was derived from one of the three famous Spaniard friars collectively known as "Gomburza", which was also the origin of an old street's name in Santa Maria, namely Padre Burgos Street (now C. Ignacio Street). Visitors and guests are awed by its lush and beautiful garden setting that became the focal point of most garden weddings and the likes. A place to visit when you are in Santa Maria, Bulacan.
Another pavilion was later built at barangay Bagbaguin, it is much larger than Casa Burgos and can cater to a larger number of people. It has an ample parking space, and has a smaller pavilion for smaller groups. The place was called Grace Harbour.
Sports and recreation
Sports and recreation activities in the locality are usually basketball, softball, bowling, badminton, tennis and chess. The most common sports and recreational facilities in the town are basketball courts located in school compounds and in other part of 24 barangays. These courts also serve as multi-purpose pavements. A tennis court and a gymnasium named after the late Ricardo D. Nicolas, Jr. was constructed at the FFHNAS campus in Barangay Guyong. There are also two badminton courts in the town.
On February 25, 2009, Waltermart Santa Maria, the first shopping mall in the municipality, formally opened. The mall is located in Barangay Sta. Clara. The mall has a supermarket (Waltermart Supermarket IGA), department store (mi Department Store), school and office supplies store Expressions, bookstore (National Bookstore), drugstore (Mercury Drug), 3 state-of-the-art cinemas, hardware (Handyman), and several restaurants (Jollibee, KFC, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, etc.)
Aside from Waltermart, Sta Maria has several supermarkets and convenience stores in Barangays Poblacion and Bagbaguin: Two(2) branches of Generika Drug store http://www.generika.com.ph/ Three (3) branches of Mercury Drug, two (2) 7-Eleven, two (2) Ministop Reby's Store, C. P. Pineda Supermarket, Hipolito Supermarket, Antonio's Mini Mart, etc.
Transportation and communication
As of 2004, Santa Maria has a network of ten (10) bridges passing rivers and other waterways of the town. All are made of reinforced concrete design girders which are in good condition and passable.
Communication facilities in Santa Maria are provided by government telegraph (BUTEL), postal system, the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company (PLDT), Radio City Telephone Company (RACITELCOM), Digitel telephone Company, the three major cellular companies (Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, Sun Cellular) and two MVNO: (Talk N' Text and Touch Mobile).
Santa Maria has one government-run hospital (Congressman Rogaciano Mercado Memorial Hospital) and seven private hospitals (Garden Village Country Hospital; Santiago Pediatric Hospital; Ed & Tita Cruz Maternity and Surgical Hospital; Mendoza General Hospital; St. Mary's Hospital; Mateo's Diagnostc Clinic & Gen. Hospital; and AJIA Diagnostic Clinic).
These veterinary clinics handle farm animals and pets. Services range from simple to major surgeries (c. section, neutering etc.), microchip implantation "Pet-ichip", vaccinations, laboratory works (heartworm check, parvo/distemper test, blood biochem profile, urinalysis, CBC, x-ray etc.), confinements, emergency cases, grooming and etcetera.
Peace and order
Santa Maria is generally peaceful being served by 51 policemen and 15 firemen. The backlog of manpower requirement is complemented with 480 barangay tanods coming from 24 barangays. Crime incidence is low with 37 cases reported and 33 case were solve resulting to 89.19% crime solution efficiency.
Water supply is provided by LWUA (Local Water Utilities Administration) through the Sta. Maria Water District.
The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) serves the energy needs of Santa Maria. All twenty-four (24) barangays of the municipality are electrified.
|Number of Schools|
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Santa Maria extension campus
|Pre-Elementary :||Public: 32
|Elementary :||Public: 32
|Secondary :||Public: 5
|Tertiary :||Public: 2
The following are institutions of higher learning found in Santa Maria, Bulacan:
|St. Joseph College of Bulacan||San Jose Patag|
|Immaculate Conception International||Poblacion|
|St. Paul School of Santa Maria||Poblacion|
|Grace of Shekinah School||Poblacion|
|Immaculate Conception Academy||Poblacion|
|St. Vincent Learning Academy||San Vicente|
|Holy Child Montessori||Parada|
|Angel John Integrated Academy||Lalakhan|
|Darwin International School||Pulong Buhangin & Bagbaguin|
|Fortunato F. Halili National Agricultural School||Guyong|
|Jesus Lord & Savior Christian Colleges Foundation, Inc.||Guyong|
|Sacred Heart Academy of Santa Maria Bulacan||Poblacion|
|Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Santa Maria Campus||Pulong Buhangin|
|STI College - Santa Maria Campus||Poblacion|
|Asian College of Science and Technology - Santa Maria||Poblacion|
|JPI Technologies Training and Services, Inc. - Santa Maria||Poblacion|
|St. Dominic de Guzman School||Caypombo|
|Channel of Dreams Learning School||Caypombo|
Notable people from Santa Maria
- Francisco Santiago (1889-1947), Ama ng Kundiman
- Fortunato Halili - Governor of Bulacan from 1948-1951
- Rogaciano Mercado (1916-1989), a veteran legislator who served under five presidents of the Philippines (from Magsaysay to Aquino). Minister of Public Works under President Corazon C. Aquino until November 1986.
- José Corazón de Jesús (1896-1932), Huseng Batute - Filipino poet
- Aaron Junatas (born 1998), child actor (ABS-CBN)
- Jolina Marie B. Reyes (born 1996), A child actress, also known as Krystal Reyes
- Angel Locsin (born 1985), Actress, commercial model
- Pol Caguiat (died 2004), GMA DZBB reporter and former municipal councilor
- Alfred Vargas (born 1981), Actor
- Lilia Reyes, Soprano
These are Santa Maria's sister cities and municipalities with strong relationship and partnership.
- Angat, Bulacan, Philippines
- Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines
- Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan, Philippines
- Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines
- Marilao, Bulacan, Philippines
- Meycauayan City, Bulacan, Philippines
- Norzagaray, Bulacan, Philippines
- Pandi, Bulacan, Philippines
- San Jose del Monte, Philippines
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- "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.
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- BLGF Financial Data
- 2011 COA Financial Data
- Official Website of Santa Maria, Bulacan
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- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
||Pandi / Angat||Norzagaray|
|Bocaue||San Jose del Monte|