Laurel, Batangas

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Laurel
Municipality
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Official seal of Laurel
Seal
Map of Batangas showing the location of Laurel
Location within Batangas province
Laurel is located in Philippines
Laurel
Laurel
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°03′N 120°54′E / 14.05°N 120.9°E / 14.05; 120.9Coordinates: 14°03′N 120°54′E / 14.05°N 120.9°E / 14.05; 120.9
Country Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded May 25, 1961 but changed to June 21,1969
Barangays 23 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Randy James Amo (Liberal)
Area[2]
 • Total 71.29 km2 (27.53 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 39,444
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 22,020
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4221
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 041011000
Website laurelbatangas.gov.ph

Laurel, officially the Municipality of Laurel (Filipino: Bayan ng Laurel), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 39,444 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 22,020 registered voters.[4]

Laurel had been part of Talisay, its current neighbor town. The town used to be known as Bayuyungan. On May 25, 1961, the town of Talisay was divided into two municipalities, and the new town was renamed "Laurel" after Miguel Laurel, known as the first Laurel in the Philippines and a longtime patriarch of the place.

Geography[edit]

Laurel is located at 14°03′N 120°54′E / 14.05°N 120.9°E / 14.05; 120.9.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 71.29 square kilometres (27.53 sq mi)[2] constituting 2.29% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Laurel is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
041011001 As‑Is 6.0% 2,354 2,133 1.89%
041011002 Balakilong 10.4% 4,118 3,974 0.68%
041011004 Berinayan 5.1% 2,008 1,613 4.26%
041011006 Bugaan East 5.1% 2,028 1,811 2.18%
041011007 Bugaan West 6.0% 2,374 2,290 0.69%
041011008 Buso‑buso 6.8% 2,692 2,445 1.85%
041011010 Dayap Itaas 1.9% 752 494 8.33%
041011011 Gulod 7.0% 2,746 2,501 1.80%
041011012 J. Leviste 6.0% 2,351 1,884 4.31%
041011013 Molinete 3.8% 1,480 1,442 0.50%
041011014 Niyugan 3.1% 1,219 1,252 −0.51%
041011015 Paliparan 2.2% 887 760 2.99%
041011016 Barangay 1 (Poblacion) 1.4% 570 507 2.26%
041011017 Barangay 2 (Poblacion) 3.6% 1,438 1,265 2.47%
041011018 Barangay 3 (Poblacion) 1.7% 663 759 −2.54%
041011019 Barangay 4 (Poblacion) 1.5% 610 593 0.54%
041011020 Barangay 5 (Poblacion) 2.0% 790 674 3.07%
041011021 San Gabriel 6.5% 2,559 2,340 1.72%
041011022 San Gregorio 8.7% 3,433 2,931 3.06%
041011023 Santa Maria 5.6% 2,217 1,986 2.12%
041011024 Ticub 5.5% 2,155 2,020 1.24%
Total 39,444 35,674 1.93%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Laurel
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1970 13,137 —    
1975 15,143 +2.89%
1980 17,889 +3.39%
1990 22,099 +2.14%
1995 23,781 +1.38%
2000 27,604 +3.25%
2007 34,953 +3.31%
2010 35,674 +0.75%
2015 39,444 +1.93%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


In the 2015 census, Laurel had a population of 39,444.[3] The population density was 550 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,400/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 22,020 registered voters.[4]

Economy[edit]

  • Fishing – Laurel's main economical source is fish culture in Taal Lake where most of local residents base their trade.
  • Farming – Small rice paddies on the foothills of Taal canyon ridge provide for ricefields to farmers.
  • Real estate – The town's vast land resource provide ideal location for real estate developers such as Megaworld and Fil-Estate which are mostly based in Metro Manila. Among the major real estate subdivisions located in Barangay San Gregorio are Canyon Woods and Twin Lakes.[9]

Government[edit]

Municipal hall


Elected municipal officials:

  • Mayor: Randy James Amo (LP) (2010–present)
  • Vice Mayor: Felimon Palo Austria (LP) (2013–present)
  • Councilors:
    • Angelito Rodriguez (LP) (2013–present)
    • Rachelle Balba-Ogalinola (LP) (2013-present)
    • Regina Landicho (LP) (2010-present)
    • Andreo Landicho (LP) (2004-present)
    • Junie Ulitin (LP) (2016-present)
    • Domingo Tenorio (LP) (2016-present)
    • Luciano Gardiola (LP) (2016-present)
    • Hon.Romulo Macaraig (PDP-Laban) (2013-present)

Former mayors[edit]

  • Placido Amo: (1972-1986) (1988-1992), 18 years in service
  • Joven De Grano: (1992-1995), 3 years in service
  • Natalio Panganiban: (1986-1988) and (1995-2004), 11 years in service
  • John Benedict Panganiban: (2004-2010), 6 years in service

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Laurel, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Twin Lakes : Tagaytay Philippines". Twinlakestagaytay.com.ph. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 

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