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Lemery
Municipality of Lemery
Skyline of Lemery
Official seal of Lemery
Seal
Map of Batangas with Lemery highlighted
Map of Batangas with Lemery highlighted
Lemery is located in Philippines
Lemery
Lemery
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°55′N 120°53′E / 13.92°N 120.88°E / 13.92; 120.88Coordinates: 13°55′N 120°53′E / 13.92°N 120.88°E / 13.92; 120.88
Country Philippines
RegionCalabarzon (Region IV-A)
ProvinceBatangas
District1st District
FoundedMay 26, 1862
Independent Municipality StatusOctober 25, 1906
Barangays46 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLarry Alilio[1]
 • Vice MayorMonette Rosales-Gamo[1]
 • Electorate50,518 voters (2016)
Area
[3]
 • Total109.80 km2 (42.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[4]
 • Total93,157
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4209
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)203 million  (2016)
Native languagesTagalog
Websitewww.lemerybatangas.gov.ph

Lemery, officially the Municipality of Lemery, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Lemery), is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 93,157 people.[4]

The municipality was named after Captain Roberto Lemery,the commanding officer of the local military outpost. Captain Roberto Lemery instructed the military and the church personnel to learn the local language and cultivate harmony with them. When Captain Lemery died in 1856, the locals wished that the town to be renamed in honor of Captain Lemery.

Lemery is a growing urban center in western Batangas.

History

During the early part of the 18th century, adventurous settlers from Taal, northern Mindoro and southern Cavite were attracted to the vast plain near the shores of Balayan Bay because of its abundance in fish and other marine life. Salting and drying fish became their major occupation due to the great demand of salted and dried fish by the people of Cavite, Mindoro, Laguna and Batangas. People came in great numbers to join the settlers, and the village became populous. The place was first called Punta, meaning "point". In 1818, the village of Punta was converted into one of the barrios of the Municipality of Taal. It was later renamed San Geronimo.

In 1858, the barrio of San Geronimo became officially known as Lemery.

In 1862, Lemery and its surrounding barrios were separated from the Municipality of Taal. It became a district municipality thru the efforts of Candida Cesario Valenzuela, Manuel Cabrera, Policarpio Mariño and Domingo Agoncillo. Jose Cabrera became the First Gobernadorcillo of the newly created town. For economic considerations, Lemery was again annexed to Taal in 1904. Finally by virtue of Executive Order 1549 of the Philippine Civil Commission, it became an independent municipality in 1907.

Geography

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 109.80 square kilometres (42.39 sq mi)[3] constituting 3.52% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays

Lemery is politically subdivided into 46 barangays.[5] In 1957, the sitio of Bagong Pook was separated from the barrio of Arumahan and constituted into an independent barrio,[6] while sitio of Masalisi was separated from Payapa.[7]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[8]
041012001 Anak‑Dagat 1.9% 1,803 1,715 0.96%
041012002 Arumahan 2.6% 2,403 2,273 1.06%
041012003 Ayao‑iyao 4.0% 3,683 2,690 6.16%
041012004 Bagong Pook 1.4% 1,336 1,173 2.51%
041012005 Bagong Sikat 1.5% 1,375 1,375 0.00%
041012006 Balanga 1.1% 1,050 955 1.82%
041012007 Bukal 2.3% 2,159 1,814 3.37%
041012009 Cahilan I 2.3% 2,189 2,021 1.53%
041012010 Cahilan II 1.8% 1,631 1,519 1.36%
041012011 Dayapan 2.9% 2,674 2,599 0.54%
041012012 Dita 1.4% 1,281 1,167 1.79%
041012013 Gulod 1.9% 1,791 1,598 2.19%
041012014 Lucky 1.0% 909 622 7.49%
041012015 Maguihan 2.6% 2,450 1,933 4.62%
041012016 Mahabang Dahilig 2.0% 1,873 1,584 3.24%
041012017 Mahayahay 1.6% 1,505 1,466 0.50%
041012018 Maigsing Dahilig 1.3% 1,168 901 5.07%
041012020 Maligaya 1.4% 1,281 1,199 1.27%
041012021 Malinis 2.2% 2,030 1,657 3.94%
041012022 Masalisi 1.1% 1,054 997 1.06%
041012023 Mataas na Bayan 3.3% 3,035 2,764 1.80%
041012024 Matingain I 3.8% 3,543 3,098 2.59%
041012025 Matingain II 1.6% 1,449 1,285 2.31%
041012026 Mayasang 2.6% 2,439 2,439 0.00%
041012027 Niogan 1.6% 1,537 1,443 1.21%
041012028 Nonong Casto 3.4% 3,130 2,653 3.20%
041012029 Palanas 3.3% 3,103 2,638 3.14%
041012030 Payapa Ibaba 2.2% 2,089 1,859 2.25%
041012031 Payapa Ilaya 3.7% 3,457 3,127 1.93%
041012032 District I (Poblacion) 1.5% 1,413 1,164 3.76%
041012033 District II (Poblacion) 1.0% 917 1,071 −2.91%
041012034 District III (Poblacion) 0.5% 442 268 9.99%
041012035 District IV (Poblacion) 2.4% 2,223 1,762 4.52%
041012036 Rizal 0.9% 794 721 1.85%
041012037 Sambal Ibaba 2.2% 2,050 1,737 3.20%
041012038 Sambal Ilaya 4.6% 4,265 3,745 2.51%
041012039 San Isidro Ibaba 1.6% 1,484 1,368 1.56%
041012040 San Isidro Itaas 3.8% 3,507 2,777 4.54%
041012041 Sangalang 2.3% 2,101 1,937 1.56%
041012043 Talaga 3.5% 3,291 2,784 3.24%
041012044 Tubigan 1.5% 1,390 1,016 6.15%
041012045 Tubuan 1.2% 1,151 1,109 0.71%
041012046 Wawa Ibaba 3.1% 2,934 2,593 2.38%
041012047 Wawa Ilaya 1.9% 1,779 1,523 3.00%
041012048 Sinisian East 2.1% 1,977 1,890 0.86%
041012049 Sinisian West 2.2% 2,012 1,796 2.19%
Total 93,157 81,825 2.50%

Demographics

Population census of Lemery
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 11,150—    
1918 15,647+2.28%
1939 19,207+0.98%
1948 23,879+2.45%
1960 23,700−0.06%
1970 32,337+3.15%
1975 36,207+2.29%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 42,783+3.39%
1990 53,932+2.34%
1995 58,073+1.40%
2000 66,528+2.96%
2007 76,090+1.87%
2010 81,825+2.68%
2015 93,157+2.50%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][8][9][10]

In the 2015 census, Lemery had a population of 93,157.[4] The population density was 850 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,200/sq mi).

Most of the people in Lemery are Tagalogs. In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase of Visayans in some barrios or barangays. The main language spoken is Tagalog, and a significant number now speaks Cebuano. Most of the residents can also understand and speak English.


Economy

In the Rankings of Cities and Municipalities that are based on the sum of their scores on 3 Pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. In 2016, Lemery ranked 75th out of 479 municipalities, with total score of 28.252921.

Lemery is a first class municipality by income classification. The primary source of income is agricultural activities, including crop production, livestock and poultry, with 30 out of 46 barangays involved in it. [11] As a coastal municipality with 13 barangays located along the shore, fishing activities are also significant contributor to the local economy.

The municipality also serves as an provincial urban center for its surrounding rural municipalities including Taal, San Nicolas, Agoncillo and San Luis. It hosts the largest public high school in the first legislative district of Batangas, a private college (Lemery Colleges), a campus of a public university (Batangas State University)and the Batangas Provincial Hospital. Furthermore, bus lines from Manila serving the Southern Tagalog Region reach Central Batangas by way of Lemery. Vans also connect the town to and from other urban centers in the region such as Dasmariñas, Calamba and Lucena.

In February 2014, Xentro Mall Lemery, a community mall, opened in the Diversion Road, further cementing Lemery's position as a growing commercial center. In December 2017, SM Center Lemery opened.

Transportation

Lemery is accessible by bus from Manila via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). The Lipa-Lemery Road connects the STAR Tollway in Lipa to Lemery, passing a number of municipalities along the southern shores of Taal Lake. Lemery can also be reached from Tagaytay via the Diokno Highway. Furthermore, there are vans connecting Manila to Lemery.

Government

Municipal hall

Elected officials:

  • Mayor: Larry M. Alilio
  • Vice Mayor: Maria Simonette G. Rosales
  • Councilors:
  • Geraldine Ornales
  • Jude V. Suayan
  • Susan Vidal
  • Aris Kenneth Punzalan
  • Christopher Alilio
  • Rodolfo De Castro Jr.
  • Roman Suayan
  • Napoleon Piol

Health

Batangas Provincial Hospital

Some of the health institutions in Lemery include:

  • Batangas Provincial Hospital
  • Metro Lemery Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Caysasay Medical Center
  • Lemery Doctors Medical Center
  • Little Angels Medical Hospital

Education

Schools in Lemery include:

Private schools

Saint Mary's Educational Institute
  • Christian Knights Academy
  • Escuela De Shalom
  • Glorious Faith Christian School
  • Maranatha Shekinah Christian School
  • Philadelphia Montessorian Academy
  • Saint Mary's Educational Institute
  • Swiss Montessori School
  • Universal Scholastica Academe

National high schools

  • Ananias Hernandez Memorial National High School
  • Dionisio P. Vito Memorial National High School – GFLMNHS Extension
  • Gov. Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School (formerly Batangas West High School)
  • Payapa National High School

Colleges

  • Batangas State University-Lemery campus[12]
  • Lemery Colleges

References

  1. ^ a b "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACADEMY". lga.gov.ph. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Lemery, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of Bagong Pook in the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  7. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of Masalisi in the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Annual Audit Report". Commission on Audit. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  12. ^ "History – Batangas State University- Lemery Campus". Batstateulemerycampus.weebly.com. 2003-05-23. Retrieved 2016-11-29.

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