Laur, Nueva Ecija

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Official seal of Laur
Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of Laur
Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of Laur
Laur is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°35′N 121°11′E / 15.583°N 121.183°E / 15.583; 121.183Coordinates: 15°35′N 121°11′E / 15.583°N 121.183°E / 15.583; 121.183
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Nueva Ecija
District 3rd District
Founded January 1, 1917
Barangays 17
 • Mayor Alex "Pogi" G. Daus
 • Total 295.88 km2 (114.24 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 32,205
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3129
Dialing code 44
Income class 3rd class; rural

Laur is a third class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 32,205 people.[3]

During World War II, the military camp, bases, and general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army were located in Laur and the engagements of the anti-Japanese operations in Central Luzon from 1942 to 1945. Laur was infamous for Fort Magsaysay, where former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and Senator José Diokno were kept in solitary confinement for twenty-two days by the government of President Ferdinand Marcos.

The National Penitentiary (New Bilibid Prisons), which is currently housed in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, is scheduled for relocation to Barangay San Isidro.[4][5]


Laur is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • Barangay I (Pob.)
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Barangay IV (Pob.)
  • Betania
  • Canantong
  • Nauzon
  • Pangarulong
  • Pinagbayanan
  • Sagana
  • San Fernando (a.k.a. Sorgue)
  • San Isidro
  • San Josef (a.k.a. Ariendo)
  • San Juan
  • San Vicente
  • Siclong
  • San Felipe (a.k.a. Makalaw)


During World War II, the Imperial Japanese military forces did not occupy and entering the municipal town in Laur during the Japanese Invasion through the Allied Liberation on 1941 to 1945.

The establishment and founding of the military camp bases and military general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was active on January 03, 1942 to June 30, 1946 in Laur, Nueva Ecija and beginning the covers of all stronghold the local Filipino troops and military officers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units to the sending local military operations of the engagements of the Anti-Imperial Japanese Military Operations in Central Luzon included three provinces of Pampanga, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija from 1942 to 1945 and aided the helpful to the local guerrilla resistance fighters, Hukbalahap Communist guerrillas and the U.S. liberation military forces against the Imperial Japanese military forces during the Japanese Insurgency (1942-1944) and the Allied Liberation (1944-1945).

Aerial view of Laur with Dingalan Bay in the distant background


Population census of Laur
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 21,464 —    
1995 25,143 +3.01%
2000 26,902 +1.46%
2007 30,997 +1.97%
2010 32,205 +1.40%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "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. 
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