Padre Burgos, Quezon

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Padre Burgos
Official seal of Padre Burgos
Map of Quezon showing the location of Padre Burgos
Map of Quezon showing the location of Padre Burgos
Padre Burgos is located in Philippines
Padre Burgos
Padre Burgos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°55′N 121°48′E / 13.917°N 121.800°E / 13.917; 121.800Coordinates: 13°55′N 121°48′E / 13.917°N 121.800°E / 13.917; 121.800
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon Province
District 3rd district
Founded January 1, 1917
Barangays 22 (see § Barangays)
 • Mayor Roger A Panganiban
 • Total 69.10 km2 (26.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 20,161
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4303
Dialing code 42

Padre Burgos is a fourth class[3] municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. It is located on the Bondoc Peninsula just east of Lucena City, the provincial capital, and named after José Burgos. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,161 people.[2] It is bounded on the north by Atimonan, on the west and northwest by Pagbilao, on the east by Agdangan, and on the south by the Tayabas Bay.

The town is notable for its unspoiled beaches and the Tulay Buhangin (Tagalog for "sand bridge"). All the population are of Tagalog descent. The economy is primarily based on coconut husking and farming. Local tourism is also on the rise.


Padre Burgos is administratively divided into 22 barangays.[1]

Barangay name PSGC code[4] pop. (2010)[2]
Cabuyao Norte 045629001 747
Cabuyao Sur 045629002 912
Danlagan 045629003 1,512
Duhat 045629004 728
Hinguiwin 045629005 1,490
Kinagunan Ibaba 045629006 1,319
Kinagunan Ilaya 045629007 403
Lipata 045629008 534
Marao 045629009 2,082
Marquez 045629010 303
Burgos (Pob.) 045629011 923
Campo (Pob.) 045629012 721
Basiao (Pob.) 045629013 559
Punta (Pob.) 045629014 492
Rizal 045629015 1,016
San Isidro 045629016 811
San Vicente 045629017 725
Sipa 045629018 1,858
Tulay Buhangin 045629019 665
Villapaz 045629020 256
Walay 045629021 1,380
Yawe 045629022 725


Padre Burgos was formerly known as Laguimanoc due to the shape of the coastline which resembles the bill of a chicken or “manok”. Another version is that chickens were so abundant in the town that hawks swept down on the place to snatch chicks from their mothers. When hawks flew overhead, as warning to their neighborhood, people shouted “Hawk Manok” or “Lawin-Manok”.

On January 1, 1917 the village of Laguimanoc, which was formerly a barrio of Atimonan, became a municipality. Ten years after, the town’s council changed the name to Padre Burgos, in honor of one of our country’s martyrs, Fr. Jose P. Burgos. The streets were named after local leaders who rendered valuable services to the community. Because of the physical and topographic conditions of the town, four sitios where clusters of houses were became the main district of the town namely Campo, Burgos, Basiao and Bundok-Punta. The community converged to be in this particular spot because of its sea which made this town as port of Laguimanoc. In the early days this port offered a good wharf for vessels plying between Manila and southern Luzon. This was also a port of call for ships exporting lumber to Europe during the Spanish regime. In this town was the residence of the “Alcalde Mar” or Port Officer.

Business and other industries prospered and people conglomerated in this spot. Spots of the historical interest are the wharf symbol of commercial progress, the old church with the old-fashioned “canyon” markers of the people’s religious faith, the Bag Cement Slabs and Stone quarries mute testimonies of the effervescent power and grandeur of the early foreign settlers, the hills near the railroad station where the Japanese tortured and massacred civilians in the barrios of Marao and Polo where the Hunter’s guerillas built their camps.


Population census of Padre Burgos
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,219 —    
1995 17,635 +2.80%
2000 18,962 +1.57%
2007 19,877 +0.65%
2010 20,161 +0.52%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

Laguimanoc Festival[edit]

A festival celebrated on February 17 every year. This feast explains the history of the municipality. Laguimanoc was the former name of the municipality before it was renamed to Padre Burgos.

Popular Culture[edit]

This island was also set from the movie Alkitrang Dugo in 1975.



  1. ^ a b "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ 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 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Philippine Income Classification for Provinces, Cities and Municipalities
  4. ^ Philippines Standard Geographical Code

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