Aliaga, Nueva Ecija

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Aliaga Municipal Hall
Aliaga Municipal Hall
Official seal of Aliaga
Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of Aliaga
Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of Aliaga
Aliaga is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°30′0″N 120°50′38″E / 15.50000°N 120.84389°E / 15.50000; 120.84389Coordinates: 15°30′0″N 120°50′38″E / 15.50000°N 120.84389°E / 15.50000; 120.84389
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Nueva Ecija
District 1st District
Barangays 26
 • Mayor Elizabeth Roman Vargas
 • Total 90.04 km2 (34.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 63,543
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3111
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Income class 2nd class; rural

Aliaga is a second class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines, Formerly it was called Pulung Bibit and Maynilang Munti (Little Manila). The First mayor is Aneceto Pere. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 63,543 people.

It has a comparatively cool and healthful climate, and is situated about midway between the Pampanga Grande and the Pampanga Chico rivers, in a large and fertile valley. Historically, the principal products were mostly agricultural such as rice, tomato, eggplant, squash.[4]

Tagalog and Ilocano are the most important and the major languages of the municipality.


Aliaga is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Betes
  • Bibiclat
  • Bucot
  • La Purisima
  • Magsaysay
  • Macabucod
  • Pantoc
  • Poblacion Centro
  • Poblacion East I
  • Poblacion East II
  • Poblacion West III
  • Poblacion West IV
  • San Carlos
  • San Emiliano
  • San Eustacio
  • San Felipe Bata
  • San Felipe Matanda
  • San Juan
  • San Pablo Bata
  • San Pablo Matanda
  • Santa Monica
  • Santiago
  • Santo Rosario
  • Santo Tomas
  • Sunson
  • Umangan


Population census of Aliaga
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 40,425 —    
1995 45,815 +2.37%
2000 50,004 +1.89%
2007 61,270 +2.84%
2010 57,805 −2.10%
2015 63,543 +1.82%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Art and Culture[edit]

The Taong Putik Festival is an annual feast held every 24 June. It is a religious festival celebrated by the locals and devotees to pay homage to San Juan Bautista on his feast day by wearing costumes patterned to his attire. The taong putik (Filipino term) soak themselves in mud and cover their body with dried banana leaves and visit houses or ask people for alms in a form of candle or money to buy candles which they offer for Saint John the Baptist to celebrate his feast day.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  4. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aliaga". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 661. 

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