Lucban

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Lucban, Quezon
Municipality
Municipality of Lucban
Bayan ng Lucban
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Lucban Municipal Building, Kamay Ni Hesus Healing Shrine, Saint Louis of Tolouse Parish Church, Busiest streets in Lucban, Lucban Town Plaza, Buddy's Restaurant
Official Seal of the Province of Lucban Quezon
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Nickname(s): Home of Pahiyas
Motto: Garbo Lucban
Map of Quezon showing the location of Lucban
Map of Quezon showing the location of Lucban
Lucban, Quezon is located in Philippines
Lucban, Quezon
Lucban, Quezon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°6′48″N 121°33′25″E / 14.11333°N 121.55694°E / 14.11333; 121.55694Coordinates: 14°6′48″N 121°33′25″E / 14.11333°N 121.55694°E / 14.11333; 121.55694
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 1st district of Quezon
Founded August 19, 1578
Barangays 32
Government[1]
 • Mayor Celso Olivier T. Dator
Area[2]
 • Total 130.46 km2 (50.37 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 51,475
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lucbanin
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4328
Dialing code 42
Income class 2nd class; partially urban

The Municipality of Lucban or Lukban(Filipino: Bayan ng Lucban) is a second-class municipality located at the foot of Mount Banahaw in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,475 people.[3]

The province is famous for its annual Pahiyas Festival, which is held every May 15 in honor of San Isidro Labrador the Farmer.

History[edit]

Second World War and Japanese Occupation[edit]

Early in the campaign, Japanese forces invaded and occupied on the town of Lucban. On December 26, 1941, Filipino and American troops defended Barrio Piis and the attack by the Japanese shifted to the Bataan Peninsula. After the Japanese forces occupied the town, they built a military garrison and Japanese Armed Forces were stationed in Lucban. Both local guerrilla and regular troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army initiated attacks in Lucban from 1942 to 1945.

Etymology[edit]

Legend has it the town derives its name from the lukbán or pomelo tree. Three hunters from neighbouring Majayjay— namely Marcos Tigla, Luis Gamba and Lucas Mañawa— lost their way following the trail of wild animals at the foot of volcanic Mount Banahaw. Resting under a tree, they saw a crow (uwák) in the tree's branches, and believing this to be a bad omen, they moved to another place and rested again. Whilst in the shade of a large pomelo (lucbán) tree, the trio were attracted to a couple of kingfishers (salacsác) that were singing. Fascinated by the bird's beautiful plumage and rhythmic chirps, the superstitious hunters took this a sign of good fortune and thus settled in the place they named "Lucbán."

Geography[edit]

Barangays[edit]

Lucban is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.

  • Abang
  • Aliliw
  • Atulinao
  • Ayuti
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 9 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 10 (Pob.)
  • Igang
  • Kabatete
  • Kakawit
  • Kalangay
  • Kalyaat
  • Kilib
  • Kulapi
  • Mahabang Parang
  • Malupak
  • Manasa
  • May-It
  • Nagsinamo
  • Nalunao
  • Palola
  • Piis
  • Samil
  • Tiawe
  • Tinamnan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Lucban
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 30,130 —    
1995 35,128 +2.92%
2000 38,834 +2.17%
2007 45,616 +2.24%
2010 46,698 +0.86%
2015 51,475 +1.87%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Local Government[edit]

New Municipal Hall of Lucban

Government Officials[edit]

Elected Officials of Lucban: [4]

Members of the Lucban Municipal Council (2016–present)
Position Name
Mayor Celso Olivier Dator
Vice-Mayor Armando V. Abutal
Councilors
Adolpo S. Tupas
Petronilo V. Faller
Alejandro B. Salvatierra
Arnel C. Abcede
Mariano D. Ver Jr.
Albert Emmanuel S. Permalino
Benjamin B. Mabalot
Agnes V. Araña

Pahiyas Festival[edit]

Lucban celebrates the Pahiyas Festival every May 15 in honor of the patron saint of farmers, St Isidore the Labourer. Beginning with a 6:00am mass at the Lucban Church,[5] this festival showcases a street of houses which are adorned with fruits, vegetables, agricultural products, handicrafts and kiping, a rice-made decoration, which afterwards can be eaten grilled or fried. The houses are judged and the best one is proclaimed the winner. Every year, tourists roam the municipality to witness the decoration of houses.[6][7]

Educational Institutions[edit]

Public Research University

Secondary Schools:

  • Casa del Niño Jesus de Lucban - High School
  • Banahaw View Academy
  • Lucban Academy
  • One in Christ Church School of Lucban Inc.
  • Paaralang Sekundarya ng Lucban
  • Nagsinamo National High School
  • Lucban Christian School - Junior High School

Elementary Schools:

  • Steadfast Love Kiddie School
  • Casa Del Niño Jesus de Lucban
  • Good Shepherd Diocesan School-IFI[8]
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 1
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 2
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 3A
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 3B
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 4
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 5
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 6
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban 7
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban-Maka
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban-Mayit Manasa
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban-Nagsinamo
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban-Nakal
  • Paaralang Elementarya ng Lucban-Piis
  • Lucban Adventist Elementary School
  • Lucban Christian School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population". 2015 Census of Population and Housing. Philippine Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Elected Officials of Lucban". DILG. 
  5. ^ "Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon! Viva San Isidro Labrador!". ivanhenares.com. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  6. ^ www.gmanews.tv/video, iWitness: Ang kuwago ng Pahiyas, 05/27/2008
  7. ^ manilatimes.net, Harvesting Pahiyas, A rice festival in the midst of a food crisis
  8. ^ Philippine Independent Church

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