Lucban

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Lucban, Quezon
Municipality
Official Seal of the Province of Lucban Quezon
Seal
Nickname(s): Home of Pahiyas
Motto: Parini sa 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 15th in honor of San Isidro Labrador the Farmer.

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."

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

Municipal officials:[1]

  • Mayor: Celso Olivier T. Dator
  • Vice Mayor: Ayelah B. Deveza
  • Councilors:
    • Hon. Petronilo V. Faller, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. Armando V. Abutal, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. Federico B. Belen, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. Cornelio Raneses, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. John Alvin E. Avila, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. Alejandro B. Salvatierra, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. Agnes V. Araña, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. Enrique A. Buctil, Municipal Councillor
    • Hon. Apolinario Q. Dela Cruz,(PPLB) Ex-Oficio Municipal Councillor

Barangays[edit]

Lucban is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[2]

Pahiyas Festival[edit]

Lucban celebrates the Pahiyas Festival every May 15th in honor of the patron saint of farmers, St Isidore the Labourer. Beginning with a 6:00am mass at the Lucban Church,[4] 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.[5][6]

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

Elementary Schools:

  • Steadfast Love Kiddie School
  • Casa Del Niño Jesus de Lucban
  • Good Shepherd Diocesan School-IFI[7]
  • 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. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ "Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon! Viva San Isidro Labrador!". ivanhenares.com. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  5. ^ www.gmanews.tv/video, iWitness: Ang kuwago ng Pahiyas, 05/27/2008
  6. ^ manilatimes.net, Harvesting Pahiyas, A rice festival in the midst of a food crisis
  7. ^ Philippine Independent Church

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