Malvar, Batangas

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Malvar
Municipality
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Official seal of Malvar
Seal
Map of Batangas showing the location of Malvar
Location within Batangas province
Malvar is located in Philippines
Malvar
Malvar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°02′30″N 121°09′30″E / 14.0417°N 121.1583°E / 14.0417; 121.1583Coordinates: 14°02′30″N 121°09′30″E / 14.0417°N 121.1583°E / 14.0417; 121.1583
Country Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded January 10, 1919
Barangays 15 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Cristeta C. Reyes
Area[2]
 • Total 33.00 km2 (12.74 sq mi)
Elevation 227 m (745 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 56,270
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 29,589
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4233
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Income class 2nd class
PSGC 041017000
Website www.malvarbatangas.gov.ph

Malvar, officially the Municipality of Malvar (Filipino: Bayan ng Malvar), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 56,270 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 29,589 registered voters.[4]

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).

Geography[edit]

Malvar is located at 14°02′30″N 121°09′30″E / 14.0417°N 121.1583°E / 14.0417; 121.1583.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 33.00 square kilometres (12.74 sq mi)[2] constituting 1.06% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Malvar is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
041017001 Bagong Pook 3.6% 2,049 1,932 1.13%
041017002 Bilucao (San Isidro Western) 3.3% 1,842 1,587 2.88%
041017003 Bulihan 4.1% 2,311 1,472 8.97%
041017004 San Gregorio 2.4% 1,336 1,138 3.10%
041017005 Luta del Norte 7.1% 3,989 3,053 5.22%
041017006 Luta del Sur 8.3% 4,661 3,685 4.58%
041017008 Poblacion 13.6% 7,632 7,049 1.52%
041017012 San Andres 5.5% 3,074 2,869 1.32%
041017013 San Fernando 9.7% 5,446 4,349 4.38%
041017015 San Isidro East 2.8% 1,603 1,524 0.97%
041017016 San Juan 5.5% 3,069 2,907 1.04%
041017017 San Pedro II (Western) 3.5% 1,988 1,499 5.52%
041017018 San Pedro I (Eastern) 4.4% 2,448 1,681 7.42%
041017019 San Pioquinto 12.6% 7,068 5,227 5.91%
041017020 Santiago 13.8% 7,754 5,980 5.07%
Total 56,270 45,952 3.93%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Malvar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 24,253 —    
1995 27,771 +2.57%
2000 32,691 +3.56%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 41,730 +3.42%
2010 45,952 +3.57%
2015 56,270 +3.93%

In the 2015 census, Malvar had a population of 56,270.[3] The population density was 1,700 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,400/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 29,589 registered voters.[4]

Government[edit]

Municipal hall

The elected officials for the 2017-2019 term are:

  • Mayor: Cristeta C. Reyes
  • Vice-Mayor: Alberto Lat
  • Councilors:
  • Matt Louie Aranda
  • Karina Reyes
  • Willy Tagle
  • Jovito Dela Peña
  • Rachelle Samarita
  • Aileen Saludo
  • Apollo Endaya
  • Federico Basilan (ABC President)

Education[edit]

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

Health[edit]

Apart from the primary Rural Health Unit under DOH-Batangas, Mayor Carlito Reyes founded the Malvar Maternity Clinic a month after taking office[when?]. 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.

Attractions[edit]

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.[9][non-primary source needed] 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 occurs every January 10.

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.

Landmarks
  • Batangas State University Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College
  • Immaculate Conception Parish Church of Malvar
  • Metro Manila Turf Club Race Track
  • Miguel Malvar Shrine
Metro Manila Turf Club Race Track panorama

Notable residents[edit]

Miguel Malvar Shrine

Malvar is named after the Filipino hero Miguel Malvar, a native of Santo Tomas. General Malvar's life was dedicated to defending freedom and democracy for the Filipino people against Spanish and American soldiers. His guerrilla 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Malvar, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sa Manggahan Leisure Farms, Barangay San Pioquinto, Malvar, Batangas". Samanggahan.com. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 

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