Tanauan, Batangas

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Tanauan City
Component City
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Official seal of Tanauan City
Seal
Nickname(s): The Premiere City of CALABARZON; City of Colors
Motto: Service.. Transparency.. Action.. ; Sa Tanauan Aasenso!
Map of Batangas showing the location of Tanauan
Map of Batangas showing the location of Tanauan
Tanauan City is located in Philippines
Tanauan City
Tanauan City
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°05′N 121°09′E / 14.083°N 121.150°E / 14.083; 121.150Coordinates: 14°05′N 121°09′E / 14.083°N 121.150°E / 14.083; 121.150
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
Congr. District 3rd district of Batangas
Cityhood March 10, 2001
Barangays 48
Government[1]
 • Mayor Antonio Cando Halili
 • Vice Mayor Jhoanna Castillo Corona
Area[2]
 • Total 107.16 km2 (41.37 sq mi)
Elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 152,393
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4232
Dialing code 43
Income Class 2nd
Website www.tanauancity.gov.ph

The City of Tanauan (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tanauan) is a first class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 152,393 inhabitants in 30, 354 households. It was incorporated as a city under Republic Act No. 9005, signed on February 2, 2001, and ratified on March 10, 2001.

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the city is now part of Manila's conurbation which reaches Lipa City in its southernmost part. The city share its borders with Calamba City, Laguna, to the north, Tagaytay City, Cavite, to the northwest, Talisay to the west, Santo Tomas to the east, and the towns of Balete and Malvar to the south.

Among those born in Tanauan are revolutionary thinker and former Prime Minister, Apolinario Mabini, and former President, José P. Laurel.

History[edit]

Some people believe that Tanauan derived its name from the Tagalog term tanaw, meaning to look after through the window. This is based on a fortress which had a watchtower built by the Augustian friars and natives. The watchtower allowed them to monitor incoming “champans” or boats entering through the Pansipit river, which were either traders or pirates. From this tower, one can have a clear view (tanaw) of the lake and of the vast plains and rolling hills.

The Town of Tanauan was founded on its present location in 1754, having been transferred from the fringe of Taal Lake where it was originally situated. It is generally believed that Tanauan, together with Sala was originally founded in 1572 by the Augustinian missionaries who built mission at the shore of the Lake known as Bonbon (now Taal). The town, however, was totally destroyed during the most impressive and catastrophic historically recorded eruption of Taal Volcano in 1754. together with the Community of Sala, the residents of Tanauan were relocated to safer places. Tanauan moved to Bañadero, then to its present location. Sala, on the other hand, transferred from its original site to where it is located. Sala subsequently became the barangay of Tanauan.

Tanaueños have displayed characteristics of personal independence and nationalism since early history. The town is called the cradle of noble heroes due to its contribution to the revolutionary movement of its sons Apolinario Mabini, the brains of Katipunan, and later by the great statesman Pres. Jose P. Laurel. Also, three Tanaueños served as governors of Batangas, namely: Jose P. Laurel V, Modesto Castillo and Nicolas Gonzales .[4]

Recent events include the assassination of its former mayor, Cesar V. Platon, by NPA rebels on 7 May 2001, as he was running for the governorship of Batangas. This happened a few days before of the election.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Tanauan City is politically subdivided into 48 barangays.[6]

  • Altura Bata
  • Altura Matanda
  • Altura-South
  • Ambulong
  • Bañadero
  • Bagbag
  • Bagumbayan
  • Balele
  • Banjo East (Bungkalot)
  • Banjo West (Banjo Laurel)
  • Bilog-bilog
  • Boot
  • Cale
  • Darasa
  • Gonzales
  • Hidalgo
  • Janopol
  • Janopol Oriental
  • Laurel
  • Luyos
  • Mabini
  • Malaking Pulo
  • Maria Paz
  • Maugat
  • Montaña (Ik-ik)
  • Natatas
  • Pagaspas (Balokbalok)
  • Pantay Matanda
  • Pantay Bata
  • Poblacion Barangay 1
  • Poblacion Barangay 2
  • Poblacion Barangay 3
  • Poblacion Barangay 4
  • Poblacion Barangay 5
  • Poblacion Barangay 6
  • Poblacion Barangay 7
  • Sala
  • Sambat
  • San Jose
  • Santol (Doña Jacoba Garcia)
  • Santor
  • Sulpoc
  • Suplang
  • Talaga
  • Tinurik
  • Trapiche
  • Ulango
  • Wawa

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tanauan City
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 92,754 —    
1995 103,868 +2.29%
2000 117,539 +2.50%
2007 142,537 +2.79%
2010 152,393 +2.25%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]
Tanauan Church

Religion[edit]

Roman Catholicism is most dominant and visible religion in Tanauan City. St. John the Evangelist is its patron & its main church is the St. John the Evangelist Parish. La Consolacion College Tanauan (formerly Our Lady of Fatima Academy, 1948), run by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation, is the first Catholic school in the city. Other catholic schools include Our Lady of Assumption Montessori School, Daughters of Mary Immaculate School (Lay-operated). First Asia Institute is converting from a non sectarian school to a Catholic (Christian) School.

Iglesia ni Cristo, Jehovah's witnesses, Mormons, Islam and other religious groups are also present in the city.

Economy[edit]

Tanauan City is now one of the major industrial centers in the Philippines. Within the vicinity of the city are 4 industrial parks and 1 tourism economic zone:

  • First Philippine Industrial Park- First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) is the premier industrial park in the country hosting industry leading multinational companies in the electronic and semiconductors manufacturing, solar cells and aircraft components manufacturing, engineering plastics and metals, consumer goods manufacturing and other technology-based sectors. FPIP’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Integrated Management System (IMS) certifications in quality environment, safety and health systems, and processes are unique to the industry. The company is also an Investor in People (IiP) (UK) certified company making it an employer of choice. It is a strong partner of the community in numerous development programs. The 410-hectare economic zone is a joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan.
  • PhilTown Technology Center- is an industrial center owned by RFM Corporation.
  • Dolores Industrial Park- an industrial park in Tanauan-Malvar area. It is the location of Metro Manila Turf Club.
  • Data Land Industrial Park
  • Tagaytay Highlands Tourism Economic Zone- by Belle Corporation.

Transportation[edit]

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. Jose P.Laurel Highway connects the city to Calamba City and Santo Tomas on the north and with Malvar and Lipa City to the south.

Landmarks[edit]

Apolinario Mabini Shrine
  • Apolinario Mabini Shrine
  • The First Philippine Industrial Park
  • PhilTown Industrial Park
  • Tagaytay Highlands Tourism Economic Zone
  • Dolores Industrial Park
  • Metro Manila Turf Club (inside Dolores Industrial Park)
  • Data Land Industrial Park
  • La Consolacion Main Building
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish Church
  • Banadero Gymnasium
  • First Asia Institute Gymnasium
  • Daniel Mercado Medical Center
  • C. P. Reyes Hospital
  • First Asia Institute- Main Building

Education[edit]

Tanauan Campus Of Our Lady of Assumption College

Tanauan has several tertiary educational establishments. These include the National Teachers College NTCB, DMMC Institute of Health Sciences, a subsidiary of Daniel O. Mercado Medical Center and UPMC. It is the only school in Tanauan City with its own hospital base. Others are STI College Tanauan,[7] La Consolacion College Tanauan (LCCT), Augustinian Catholic Institution (established in 1948), the Jesus Is Lord Christian School (JILCS), First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (a private educational and research institute), the Christian College of Tanauan (CCT), the Mabini Junior College, Our Lady of Assumption College (OLAC-Montessori, a private Catholic Institution that specializes in Montessori method), and the Tanauan Institute (established in 1924).

There are 9 private and 12 public high schools, and 27 private and 44 public elementary schools.

The Big Schools[edit]

La Consolacion College Tanauan
La Consolacion College Tanauan is one of the 23 pioneering educational institutions in the Philippines owned and administered by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation. Since 1948, the college has been zealous to its commitment in providing Catholic formation and holistic development to her clienteles anchored with Augustinian Philosophy of Education.
First Asia Institute of Technology & Humanities
First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities is an institution of higher learning and research located in Tanauan City. It is envisioned to be a premier educational organization in the high-growth region south of Metro Manila. It aims to contribute to the humane and holistic development of the Filipino nation and the individual by training and producing graduates who are technologically-skilled, well-rounded and competent, as well as grounded on Christian humanistic values. The school offers pre-elementary, elementary, high school and college level education. It is the most expensive school in Tanauan City in terms of Unified School, Grade School & Total Child school tuition fee.
Tanauan Institute
One of the oldest school in Tanauan City. Its commerce courses is its flagship program. Old Tanauenos are products of Tanauan Institute. They have shown excellence in their field of work.
National Teachers College-Tanauan Campus

After 85 years in Manila, NTC is now in the historic City of Tanauan as it sets its first provincial branch. NTC Batangas is located along A. Mabini Avenue, Sambat, Tanauan City.

Sapphire International Aviation Academy

The new, invigorated, upgraded and expanded Sapphire International Aviation Academy is back. This time, it is going all out and leaving no stone unturned in making the institution a true aviation academy in every sense. After taking a leave sometime in 2006 due to the foreseen dip in the exodus of foreign students into the Philippine aviation school scene caused by various factors, not least of all the matter of quality of training for pilots, SIAA, previously known as Sapphire Aviation Support System Flying School, has returned and is here to stay. Now in Tanauan City! SIAA is situated in Barradas Airstrip, Brgy. Santor, Tanauan City, Batangas.

Lilyrose School

Owned and Managed by Lilyrose Educational Foundation, Inc. Founded 1990 by the great Mrs. Teofista Lirio and is currently handled by Mrs. Evangelina Lirio-Comia. This school is K-12 ready and is very competitive to total quality education that competes nationally and internationally that making it at par with the other schools within the region.

List of former mayors[edit]

  • Jose B. Gonzales (1885-1886)
  • Ruperto Laurel (1887-1888)
  • Sixto Gonzales Castillo (1892-1898)
  • Pedro M. Carandang (1899-1900)
  • Juan Gonzales Suizo (1900-1902)
  • Florentino Laurena (1902)
  • Valentin Dimayuga (1902-1903)
  • Florentino Collantes (1903-1904)
  • Prospero Dimayuga (1904-1905)
  • Pantaleon Gonzales (1905-1906)
  • Francisco Oñate (1906-1907)
  • Fulgencio Platon (1907-1908)
  • Nicolas Gonzales Sr. (1908-1912)
  • Crispin Garcia (1912-1916)
  • George Collantes (1916-1922)
  • Fulgencio Platon (1922-1925)
  • Florentino Laurena (1925-1928)
  • Antonio Dimayuga (1928-1937)
  • Felix Ebron (1937)
  • Alfredo Magpantay (1937-1942)
  • Nicolas Gonzales (1942-1943)
  • Jose M. Corona (1943-1945)
  • George Collantes (1946-1951)
  • Pedro B. Gonzales (1951-1967)
  • Jaime Banjo Laurel (1968-1970)
  • Sebastian Carandang (1970-1971)
  • Francisco E. Lirio (1971-1980)
  • Sotero Olfato(1980-1987)
  • Pedro Tipa (1987-1988)
  • Sotero Olfato (1988-1992)
  • Antonio C. Halili (1992)
  • Cesar V. Platon (1992-2001)
  • Alfredo C. Corona (2001-2006)
  • Sonia Torres-Aquino (2006-2013)
  • Antonio C. Halili (incumbent)

Notable Tanauenos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Historical Background, Tanauan City Website, Retrieved: Saturday, 15 October 2011
  5. ^ Arnell Ozaeta; Rene Alviar (January 14, 2002). "Cops zeroing in on 4 more Platon ‘killers’". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ Barangays of Tanuan City, Tanauan City Website, Retrieved: 15 October 2011
  7. ^ Tanauan Campuses

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