Santo Tomas, Batangas

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Sto. Tomas
Municipality
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Municipality of Sto. Tomas

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Map of Batangas showing the location of Santo Tomas
Map of Batangas showing the location of Santo Tomas
Sto. Tomas is located in Philippines
Sto. Tomas
Sto. Tomas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°6′33″N 121°8′31″E / 14.10917°N 121.14194°E / 14.10917; 121.14194Coordinates: 14°6′33″N 121°8′31″E / 14.10917°N 121.14194°E / 14.10917; 121.14194
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Barangays 30
Government[1]
 • Mayor Edna P. Sanchez
 • Vice-Mayor Ferdinand M. Ramos
Area[2]
 • Total 95.41 km2 (36.84 sq mi)
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 124,740
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonym Tomasino
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4234
Dialing code 43
Income class 1st class

Santo Tomas (shortened to Sto. Tomas) is a first class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 124,740 people.[3] The town is a gateway to the province from Laguna.

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now part of Manila's conurbation which reaches Lipa City in its southernmost part. It borders the cities of Calamba City to the north, Los Baños to the northeast, Alaminos to the east, Tanauan City and Malvar to the west, and Lipa City to the south. This is also the hometown of Philippine Revolution and Philippine-American War hero Miguel Malvar.

The patron of Santo Tomas is Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron of Catholic schools celebrates his feast day every 7 March.

Barangays[edit]

Barangays of Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Santo Tomas is politically subdivided into 30 barangays:

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santo Tomas
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 58,209 —    
1995 65,759 +2.47%
2000 80,393 +4.10%
2007 113,105 +5.00%
2010 124,740 +3.32%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Economy[edit]

Public market

The First Philippine Industrial Park which is owned by the Lopez Group of Companies is located in the municipality.[4] A Microtel Inn and Suites site is located inside the park.[5]

Most of the town is residential with a lot of farmland. But there are also some developed subdivisions along the town like the San Antonio Heights in Barangay San Antonio which was developed by Avida Land, A division of Ayala Land,[6] and Portello subdivision which was developed by Camella Homes.[7] The town is also well known for an entire strip of bulalo (bone marrow soup) restaurants. Among the best known include Rose and Grace Restaurant. The town is also home to a state of the art hospital named St. Cabrini Medical Center which is located inside the town center.

Transportation[edit]

The town connects with the neighboring cities of Calamba City, Laguna and Alaminos, Laguna via the Maharlika Highway. The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road starts at the municipality from the north side of the expressway. The expressway connects the town with the rest of Batangas. Currently the expressway is being connected to the South Luzon Expressway. The José P. Laurel Highway is route that connects the town with Tanauan City, Malvar, and Lipa City all the way to Batangas City via San Jose town.

Local government[edit]

Santo Tomas Municipal Hall
Edna P. Sanchez, the incumbent mayor of Sto. Tomas
  • Mayor: Edna P. Sanchez
  • Vice Mayor: Ferdinand M. Ramos
  • Councilors:
    • Leovy Villegas
    • Danny Mabilangan
    • Edwin Ascaño
    • Peter Thomas Reyes
    • Boy Christopher Ramos
    • Renante "Super Talipa" Arcillas
    • Alex Guevarra
    • Primo Bathan
  • ABC president: Edgardo Calinisan
  • SK President: Nico Maitim

Schools[edit]

Public University
Public High School[8]
  • San Jose National High School
  • San Pedro National High School
  • Santa Clara National High School
  • Santa Anastacia-San Rafael National High School
Public Elementary Schools[9]
  • Doña Tiburcia Carpio Malvar Elementary School
  • San Agustin Elementary School
  • San Antonio Elementary School
  • San Bartolome Elementary School
  • San Felix Elementary School
  • San Fernando Elementary School
  • San Francisco Elementary School
  • San Isidro Elementary School
  • San Joaquin Elementary School
  • San Jose Elementary School
  • San Juan Elementary School
  • San Luis Elementary School
  • San Pablo Elementary School
  • San Pedro Elementary School
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • San Vicente Elementary School
  • Santa Ana Elementary School
  • Santa Anastacia Elementary School
  • Santa Clara Elementary School
  • Santa Cruz Elementary School
  • Santa Elena Elementary School
  • Santa Maria Elementary School
  • Santa Teresita Elementary School
  • Santiago Elementary School
  • Santo Tomas North Central School
Private Schools[10][11]
  • Almond Academy Foundation Inc.
  • AMS Learning School
  • Blue Isle Integrated School
  • Clareville School
  • Elyon Academia Foundation, Inc.
  • Greenville Academy of Sta. Clara
  • His Care Learning Center of Sta. Maria
  • Hope Christian Academy of Sto. Tomas
  • Kids for Jesus Academy Inc.
  • Maranatha Christian Academy of Sto. Tomas
  • Maranatha Christian Academy of Blue Isle
  • Mother Barbara Micarelli School
  • Pedagogia Children's School (Santo Tomas)
  • San Bartolome Adventist Elementary School
  • St. Thomas Academy
  • St. Thomas Montessori Learning Center
  • The Golden Child Literacy Place

Attractions[edit]

  • The World Famous Sto.Tomas Bulalo

The landmarks of Santo Tomas are:

Himno ng Sto. Tomas[edit]

Miguel Malvar, the hero from Sto. Tomas

Tangi sa Batangan

by Crisenciano "Boy Christopher" Ramos

Dito sa bansang silangan Pilipinas ang pangalan
Mayroon siyang nasasakupan lalawigan ng Batangan
Sa Batangan ay may bayan na aking kinamulatan
Bayan kong kinagisnan sapul sa pagsilang
Ang dalaga ay mayumi, ang binata ay magalang
Ang supling ay masunurin, lingkod ng bawat magulang
Lupa ng mga bayani na lumaban sa dayuhan
Buhay ma’y ilalaan sa bayan kong hirang
KORO:
Sto. Tomas ikaw ang bayan ko
Sto. Tomas anak mo ay ako
Bayan tangi ka sa Batangan sadyang tanyag ang iyong pangalan
Sto. Tomas ikaw nga ay ako
Akong nasa sinapupunan mo
Masasabi kong ako’y ako Pinoy sa tanging bayan ko
Iisa ang aming awit, iisa ang aming tinig
Mayroong iisang paghilig sa Diyos nating iniibig
May haligi ng talino, may lakas ang mga bisig
Bayang ‘di mabubuwal sa pagkakatindig
(ULITIN ANG KORO 2X)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "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. ^ First Philippine Industrial Park
  5. ^ Microtel Inn and Suites Batangas
  6. ^ San Antonio Heights
  7. ^ Portello
  8. ^ [1] Batangas Province Masterlist of in Government Secondary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012
  9. ^ [2] Batangas Province Masterlist of in Government Elementary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012
  10. ^ [3] Batangas Province Masterlist of Private Elementary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012
  11. ^ [4] Batangas Province Masterlist of Secondary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012

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