Lucban

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Lucban
Municipality
Municipality of Lucban
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Municipal Hall, Kamay Ni Hesus Healing Shrine, Saint Louis of Tolouse Parish Church, Downtown area, Plaza
Official seal of Lucban
Seal
Nickname(s):
  • Home of Pahiyas
  • Art Capital of Quezon
Motto(s): Yanong Rikit! Baling Ganda!
Map of Quezon with Lucban highlighted
Map of Quezon with Lucban highlighted
Lucban is located in Philippines
Lucban
Lucban
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°06′48″N 121°33′25″E / 14.1133°N 121.5569°E / 14.1133; 121.5569Coordinates: 14°06′48″N 121°33′25″E / 14.1133°N 121.5569°E / 14.1133; 121.5569
Country  Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 1st District
Founded August 19, 1578 [1]
Barangays 32 (see Barangays)
Government[2]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Armando Abutal (Acting)
 • Vice Mayor Adolfo Tupas (Acting)
 • Electorate 27,437 voters (2016)
Area[3]
 • Total 130.46 km2 (50.37 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 51,475
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4328
PSGC 045623000
IDD:area code +63 (0)42
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 143,171,013.52 (2016)
Website www.lucban.gov.ph

Lucban, officially the Municipality of Lucban, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Lukban), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,475 people.[4]

Lucban is dubbed as the Art Capital of Quezon province.

The municipality 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.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Lucban
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,227—    
1918 12,913+1.57%
1939 13,976+0.38%
1948 15,060+0.83%
1960 17,452+1.24%
1970 23,157+2.87%
1975 23,044−0.10%
1980 25,826+2.30%
1990 30,130+1.55%
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: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][5][6][7]

Local Government[edit]

New Municipal Hall of Lucban

Government Officials[edit]

Elected Officials of Lucban: [8]

Members of the Lucban Municipal Council (2016–present)
Position Name
Acting Mayor Armando V. Abutal
Acting Vice Mayor Adolfo S. Tupas
Councilors
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,[9] 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.[10][11]


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-Philippine Independent Church
  • 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-May-it 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. ^ https://m.facebook.com/VPLeniRobredoPH/photos/a.288539781263697.66683.283945495056459/802879516496385/?type=3
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Province: Quezon". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Province of Quezon". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Elected Officials of Lucban". DILG. 
  9. ^ "Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon! Viva San Isidro Labrador!". ivanhenares.com. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  10. ^ www.gmanews.tv/video, iWitness: Ang kuwago ng Pahiyas, 05/27/2008
  11. ^ manilatimes.net, Harvesting Pahiyas, A rice festival in the midst of a food crisis Archived 2008-05-30 at the Wayback Machine.

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