Lemery, Batangas

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Lemery
Municipality
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Official seal of Lemery
Seal
Map of Batangas showing the location of Lemery
Location within Batangas province
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
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 1st District
Founded 1862
Barangays 46 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Charisma M. Alilio
 • Vice Mayor Honorlito B. Solis
Area[2]
 • Total 109.80 km2 (42.39 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 93,157
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 50,518
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4209
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Income class 1st class
PSGC 041012000
Website www.lemerybatangas.gov.ph

Lemery, officially the Municipality of Lemery (Filipino: Bayan ng Lemery), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 93,157 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 50,518 registered voters.[4]

The municipality was named after the Spanish Governor-General José Lemery e Ibarrola Ney y González (1811 – 1886).

One of Batangas province's first major settlements, Lemery is a growing urban center in western Batangas.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Lemery is located at 13°55′N 120°53′E / 13.92°N 120.88°E / 13.92; 120.88.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 109.80 square kilometres (42.39 sq mi)[2] constituting 3.52% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

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[3] 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[edit]

Population census of Lemery
Year Pop. ±% 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%
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[3][8][9][10]

In the 2015 census, Lemery had a population of 93,157.[3] 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.

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 50,518 registered voters.[4]

Economy[edit]

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. This year 2017, the SM Center Lemery will be soon to open, target openning this November.

Transportation[edit]

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[edit]

Municipal hall

Elected officials:

  • Mayor: Larry M. Alilio
  • Vice Mayor: Maria Simonette G. Rosales
  • Councilors:
  • Geraldine Ornales
  • Jude V. Suayan

Health[edit]

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[edit]

Schools in Lemery include:

  • Arumahan Elementary School
  • Ayao - Iyao Elementary School
  • Bagong Paraiso Elementary School
  • Bukal Elementary School
  • Dayapan Elementary School
  • Dita Elementary School
  • Dona Matilde Memorial Elementary School
  • Esteban E. Vito Memorial Elementary School
  • Gulod Elementary School
  • Lemery Pilot Elementary School
  • Mahayahay Elementary School
  • Maranatha Shekinah Christian School
  • Marcos Catibog Memorial Elementary School
  • Masalisi Elementary School
  • Mayasang Elementary School
  • Niogan Elementary School
  • Payapa Elementary School
  • Payapa Ibaba Elementary School
  • R. Venturanza Central School
  • Sambal Elementary school
  • San Isidro Itaas Elementary School
  • San Isidro Labac Elementary School
  • Sinisian Elementary School
  • Talaga Elementary School
  • Tubigan Elementary School
  • Tubuan Elementary School
  • Vicente Ornales Memorial Elementary School
Private schools
Saint Mary's Educational Institute
  • Christian Knights Academy
  • Escuela De Shalom
  • Glorious Faith Christian Academy
  • 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

Tourism[edit]

San Roque Parish Church
  • The reigning MUTYA NG LEMERY 2017 is Ms. Reiane Tolentino of Brgy. Bagong Sikat. She was crowned last August 14, 2017 in the celebration of the town fiesta.
  • Sigpawan Festival: Celebrated during Easter Sunday, the festival's highlight is the Fluvial procession along coastal areas of the town. The festival showcases the rich culture and natural resources of Lemery, with booths displaying a variety of the town's agricultural products, native delicacies and its well-known sinaing na tulingan. Sigpaw is a small net with a handle that is used by fishermen to scoop fish and catch shrimps and small fry along the towns shorelines. Farmers also use it to pick fruits from trees.
  • Fantasy World Theme Park: Although not yet fully operational and an under construction, the Fantasy World Theme Park stands at 300 hectare-land in Barangay Masayang, along the Diokno Highway.
  • Barangay Payapa hosts the Leisure Farms, the first hobby farming community and agro-tourism site in the country developed by Landco Pacific.
  • Casa Corazon’s Motorcycle Museum, first in the Philippines and ‘only one in Asia’[citation needed]
Parish churches
  • San Roque Parish
  • Holy Cross Parish, Bucal-Matingain
  • Our Lady of All Nations Parish, Payapa (canonically erected as a parish on May 20, 2013)[13]

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: 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. ^ 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. 
  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. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-12-25. 

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