Lobo, Batangas

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Lobo seashore.jpg
Official seal of Lobo
Nickname(s): Atis Capital of the Philippines
Map of Batangas showing the location of Lobo
Map of Batangas showing the location of Lobo
Lobo is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.650°N 121.250°E / 13.650; 121.250Coordinates: 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.650°N 121.250°E / 13.650; 121.250
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 2nd District
Barangays 26
 • Mayor Jurly Manalo
 • Total 175.03 km2 (67.58 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 37,070
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4229
Dialing code 43
Income class 3rd class

Lobo is a third class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,070 people.[3]

Lobo is about 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Manila located near the southern tip of Batangas province. Lobo offers many attractions. It has good white sand beaches whose ocean floor slopes gradually for nearly 200 meters before a drop-off. It has very good coral and marine life on some of its beaches that attract many snorkelers, scuba divers and underwater photographers. It also has protected mangrove forests and fish sanctuaries.

The name "Lobo" may have come from (1) the Tagalog term for "wolf", which is lobo, (2) the River Lobo, which flows through Lobo itself, or (3) the name of a group of early inhabitants, known as Lolobos.

Atty. Jurly Manalo and Dr. Renato Perez, DMD, are the current mayor and vice-mayor of the Municipality of Lobo.[1] The current Municipal Councilors are: 1) Geronimo Alfiler, 2) Rey Nelson B. Amparo, 3)Mikael Andaya II, 4) Dean Albert Araja, 5) Nilo Camo, 6) Mario Ilagan, 7) Fred Umali and 8) Ridian Duenas and 9)ABC Pres. Nick Duenas.


Lobo is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[2]

  • Apar
  • Balatbat
  • Balibago
  • Banalo
  • Biga
  • Bignay
  • Calo
  • Calumpit
  • Fabrica
  • Jaybanga
  • Lagadlarin
  • Mabilog Na Bundok
  • Malabrigo
  • Malalim Na Sanog
  • Malapad Na Parang
  • Masaguitsit
  • Nagtaluntong
  • Nagtoctoc
  • Olo-olo
  • Pinaghawanan
  • Poblacion
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • Sawang
  • Soloc
  • Tayuman


Population census of Lobo
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,881 —    
1995 31,849 +3.23%
2000 33,909 +1.35%
2007 37,798 +1.51%
2010 37,070 −0.71%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]
Malabrigo Point Lighthouse, a cultural heritage monument

Fish sanctuary[edit]

In 2005, the Lobo municipal government declared the Submarine Garden a fish sanctuary.

When the villagers, fishermen and local fisheries officials discovered that the sanctuary attracted more and more fishes, the entire 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) shoreline and 300 metres (980 ft) fronting the shores have been declared a protected area.

About 15 meters from the shore, the water is so clear you can see fish swimming, while a big blue starfish lies bathing in the morning sun. Water at knee-deep is also so clear that one can see a seahorse swimming near the corals.

Fronting Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro province and nearby Verde Island, the view is dotted by small boats and passenger ships dragging tails of foam.


  1. ^ a b "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 February 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 11 February 2013. 

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