Malvar, Batangas

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Official seal of Malvar
Map of Batangas showing the location of Malvar
Map of Batangas showing the location of Malvar
Malvar is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°02′26″N 121°09′16″E / 14.04056°N 121.15444°E / 14.04056; 121.15444Coordinates: 14°02′26″N 121°09′16″E / 14.04056°N 121.15444°E / 14.04056; 121.15444
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded January 10, 1919
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Carlito P. Reyes
 • Total 33.00 km2 (12.74 sq mi)
Elevation 227 m (745 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 45,952
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4233
Dialing code 43
Income class 2nd class

Malvar is a municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. As of 2010, the population of Malvar was 45,952 people.[3] The municipality was named after General Miguel Malvar, the last Filipino general to surrender to the United States in the Philippines in 1902.

Located 68 kilometres (42 mi) south of Manila and accessible by the STAR Tollway, Malvar is surrounded by Tanauan City to the north, Santo Tomas to the east, Lipa City to the south and Balete to the west. With the expansion of Metro Manila, Malvar is now part of the Manila conurbation (which reaches Lipa City).


Malvar is subdivided into 15 barangays:[2]

Barangay Captain SK Chairman
Bagong Pook Hon. Lilibeth M. Lat
Bilucao Deogracias V. Macalintal
Bulihan Elpidio L. Tosino
San Gregorio Mario DM. Onte
Luta Del Norte Hon.Henry Olan
Luta Del Sur Juhamar A. Reyes
Poblacion Joevel "Nogie" Latido
San Andres Ralph Julius Leo "Morci" Morcilla
San Fernando Federico P. Basilan
San Isidro East Mr. Rufino
San Juan Lamberto Malabanan
San Pedro I Pedro Sayas
San Pedro II Dennis M. Lucillo
San Pioquinto Efren "Tikboy" V. Hernandez
Santiago Jhony Mendoza


Population census of Malvar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 24,253 —    
1995 27,771 +2.57%
2000 32,691 +3.56%
2007 41,730 +3.42%
2010 45,952 +3.57%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Immaculate Conception Parish Church

Calejon Falls, in Barangay San Gregorio (formerly known as Calejon), consists of two large waterfalls and two smaller ones. One of the larger falls is about 10 feet (3.0 m) high, with clear water falling into a shallow pool. One of the smaller falls is shower-like, while the other forms a series of small cascades. All the falls are in an area of about 300 square metres (360 sq yd).

The falls are located at the STAR Tollway Bulihan exit. From Manila, buses to Batangas City or Lipa City stop at Malvar. Jeepneys and tricycle service are also available from the town. The 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) stretch of road is smoothly paved. There are 300 concrete steps down the river at the falls.

The San Juan River, the longest river in Batangas, connects Lipa, and Tanauan and Santo Tomas and is a water source for vegetable and fish farms.

A recently emerged local attraction in the area is a mango farm known as Sa Manggahan.[4] Forty-five minutes away at Alabang, it is near the C-Joist Concrete Ventures Group plant. The country's third Thoroughbred race track (Metro Manila Turf Club Race Track) is nearby, as are the Immaculate Conception Parish Church of Malvar and the Miguel Malvar Shrine. The fiesta happen every 10 January

Malvar is slowly establishing its reputation as a conference center in Batangas. In February 2013, the Lima Park Pavilion opened to the public with a concert by the Madrigal Singers. With a capacity of 1,000 the Lima Park Pavilion and Lima Park Hotel are located in Malvar's industrial park, the Lima Technology Center.


Local government[edit]

Malvar town hall

The elected officials for the 2013–2016 term are:

  • Mayor: Carlito P. Reyes, MD
  • Vice-Mayor: Cristeta C. Reyes
  • Councilors:
  1. Rachel Samarita
  2. Rosanna Cabello
  3. Willy Tagle
  4. Cely Mendoza
  5. Apolo Endaya
  6. Aileen Saludo
  7. Alberto Lat
  8. Matt Louie Aranda
  9. Federico Basilan (ABC President)


Malvar National High School
  • Malvar National High School (Poblacion)
  • Smart Kids Montessori School (Poblacion)
  • San Pio Quinto Elementary School (San Pio Quinto)
  • OB Montessori School (San Pio Quinto)
  • Don Julio Leviste Memorial Vocational High School (San Andres)
  • San Isidro National High School (San Isidro)
  • Santiago National High School (Santiago)
  • Batangas State University (Poblacion)
  • Malvar Central School (Poblacion)
  • Payapa Elementary School (Santiago)
  • Bulihan Elementary School(Bulihan)
  • San Pedro Elementary School (San Pedro)
  • Bilucao Elementary School (Bilucao)
  • Immaculate Conception Montessori School (Poblacion)
  • Miguel L. Aranda Memorial Elementary School (San Andres)
  • San Pedro 1 Primary School
  • Southgate Institute of Malvar (Poblacion)
  • San Fernando Elementary School
  • Luta Elementary School (Luta Sur)
  • Bagong Pook Elementary School(Bagong Pook)

Health services[edit]

Apart from the primary Rural Health Unit under DOH-Batangas, Mayor Carlito Reyes founded the Malvar Maternity Clinic a month after taking office. The clinic accepts emergency deliveries, and is open 24 hours daily for obstetric and other immediate health services. The clinic has doctors on duty from 7 am to 11 pm weekdays and around the clock on weekends. RHU personnel serve during the day. Nurses are on duty 24 hours daily, and a midwife is on duty weeknights. An ambulance is available for patient transfers, and all services are free of charge.

Notable residents[edit]

Miguel Malvar Shrine

Malvar is named after the Filipino-repablikan War kapitan Miguel Malvar, a native of Sto. Tomas, Batangas who was an ancestor of Mayor Alkalde. General Malvar's life was dedicated to defending freedom and democracy for the Filipino people against Spanish and American soldiers. His guerilla force moved against the Americans from its command post in the mountains of Batangas with the help of local residents who supported the soldiers and provided intelligence.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATANGAS". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 November 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 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sa Manggahan Leisure Farms, Barangay San Pioquinto, Malvar, Batangas". Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 

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