Marilao, Bulacan

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Official seal of Marilao
Map of Bulacan showing the location of Marilao
Map of Bulacan showing the location of Marilao
Marilao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°45′29″N 120°56′53″E / 14.75806°N 120.94806°E / 14.75806; 120.94806Coordinates: 14°45′29″N 120°56′53″E / 14.75806°N 120.94806°E / 14.75806; 120.94806
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bulacan
District 4th District
Founded 1796
Barangays 16
 • Mayor Juanito "Tito" H. Santiago (LP)
 • Total 33.74 km2 (13.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 221,965
 • Density 6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
 • Registered Voters 87,282
 • Poverty rate Decrease 2.8%
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3019
Dialing code +63 (0)44
Economy 1st class urban
• Assets Increase PHP 815.52 million (2015)
• Revenue Increase PHP 530.47 million (2015)
• Expenses Increase PHP 501.87 million (2015)
Electricity Manila Electric Company
• Consumption 132.66 million kWh (2003)

Marilao is a first class, highly urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2015'NSO census, it has a population of 221,965 inhabitants.[3] With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is part of Manila's built-up area which reaches San Ildefonso on its northernmost part.

Marilao is one of the 21 Philippine municipalities, informally called "League of 21", that have met the requirements for cityhood set by the Constitution and Local Government Code of the Republic of the Philippines and as agreed upon by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).


Long before the establishment as an independent town Marilao traces its origin as a little as a barrio.It was initially a Barrio of Meycauayan and the Franciscan Missionaries from Meycauayan built a visita dedicated to San Miguel Arcangel.

In April 21, 1796, the Barrio of Marilao was established as a pueblo as approved by the Alcalde Mayor of Bulacan and the Franciscan friars of Meycauayan with the approval of Archbishop of Manila, the visita of San Miguel Arcangel became a Town Church where Padre Vicente de Talavera was its parish priest.

Municipal government[edit]

Town Hall Plaza

Just as the national government, the municipal government of Marilao is divided into three branches: executive, legislative and judiciary. The judicial branch is administered solely by the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The LGUs have control of the executive and legislative branch.

The executive branch is composed of the mayor and the barangay captain for the barangays.[4] The legislative branch is composed of the Sangguniang Bayan (town assembly), Sangguniang Barangay (barangay council), and the Sangguniang Kabataan for the youth sector.

In 2013, a new municipal hall was built at Barangay Patubig, which houses the Mayor's office, among other departments.

Current Officials[edit]

2016-2019 Municipal Official of Marilao
Position Name Party
Mayor Juanito H. Santiago Independent
Vice Mayor Henry R. Lutao Independent
Jun Bob J. Dela Cruz Independent
Divina Espiritu-Reyes Independent
Arnold T. Papa Independent
Irma G. Celones Independent
Willie B. Diaz Independent
Mark Joseph L. Guillermo Independent
Ariel P. Amador Independent
Maria Luisa I. Silvestre Independent

Past Mayors of Marilao[edit]

- Martin Villarica (1913-1919)
- Ceferino Santiago (1919-1922)
- Canuto Santo Tomas (1922-1925)
- Agripino San Miguel (1925-1928)
- Honorio Ramos (1928-1931)
- Miguel Villarica* (1931-1934)
- Ricardo de Vera (1934-1937)
- Andres Roxas (1937-1940)
- Miguel Villarica** (1941-1944)
- Benito Sta. Rosa (1945-1946)
- Justino Cruz (1946-1947)
- Miguel Villarica*** (1948-1951)
- Mario Santiago**** (1956-1971)
- Nicanor Guillermo (1972-1984)
- Abelardo T. Dalmacio 1984 - 1986
- Mario De Guzman Villarica (1986-1987)
- Israel Guevarra (1987-1988)
- Abelardo T. Dalmacio (1988-1992)
- Epifanio Guillermo* (1992-1995)
- Leoncio Duran, Jr.****(1995-2004)
- Epifanio Guillermo** (2004-2013)

- Juanito "Tito" H. Santiago (2013–Present)

1*First Term
2*Second Term
3*Third Term
4* Consecutive Terms


Marilao is politically subdivided into 16 urban barangays.[5]

No. Barangay Population
1 Abangan Norte 8,665 9,424 Urban
2 Abangan Sur 9,788 9,625 Urban
3 Ibayo 6,584 10,103 Highly Urban
4 Lambakin 37,007 42,821 Highly Urban
5 Lias 12,038 12,900 Highly Urban
6 Loma de Gato 46,286 57,569 Highly Urban / Most Populous
7 Nagbalon 3,766 4,015 Urban
8 Patubig 6,113 7,501 Highly Urban
9 Poblacion 1st 1,661 1,826 Urban
10 Poblacion 2nd 5,536 5,475 Highly Urban / Town Center
11 Prenza 1st 5,827 7,065 Highly Urban
12 Prenza 2nd 6,507 11,229 Highly Urban
13 Santa Rosa 1st 9,921 10,793 Urban
14 Santa Rosa 2nd 8,510 9,648 Highly Urban
15 Saog 11,445 14,950 Highly Urban
16 Tabing-ilog 5,970 7,021 Highly Urban
- TOTAL 185,624 221,965 -

Marilao Public Market


Population Census of Marilao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 56,361 —    
1995 68,761 +3.80%
2000 101,017 +8.60%
2007 160,452 +6.59%
2010 185,624 +5.45%
2015 221,965 +3.46%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Attractions and festivals[edit]

SM City Marilao
Divine Mercy Shrine in Brgy. Santa Rosa

St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church[edit]

St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church

The April 21, 1796, (Heritage) St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church was erected by Padre Vicente de Talavera. Its construction started in 1848 and was finished in 1868. The church was burnt in 1899, rebuilt in 1902 and 1922 and finally in 1967 by Fr. José M.Salas.

The Parish celebrates its Patronal Feasts on May 8 and September 29. Its 28th Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Alberto D.J. Santiago succeeded Fr. Avelino G. Santos. Under Parochial Vicar, Fr. Francis Protacio S. Cortez III,OSA.[6] It is hundred years old spiritual edifice in Poblacion I considered as “place marker” and serve as “point of orientation” to the local residents and visitors.[7]

St Michael the Archangel Parish is under the jurisdiction of the Latin Rite Diocese of Malolos,[citation needed] a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila canonically erected in 1961. The mother church of the Diocese is the Malolos Cathedral located in Malolos City, Bulacan.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: BULACAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Local Government Code of the Philippines, Book III, Department of Interior and Local Government official website
  5. ^ Bulacan, Philippines: Marilao, Bulacan: General Info
  6. ^ Diocese of Malolos
  7. ^

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