San Jose, Batangas

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San Jose
Municipality
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Official seal of San Jose
Seal
Nickname(s): Egg Basket Capital of the Philippines
Map of Batangas showing the location of San Jose
Map of Batangas showing the location of San Jose
San Jose is located in Philippines
San Jose
San Jose
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°52′38″N 121°6′18″E / 13.87722°N 121.10500°E / 13.87722; 121.10500Coordinates: 13°52′38″N 121°6′18″E / 13.87722°N 121.10500°E / 13.87722; 121.10500
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 4th District
Founded April 26, 1765
Barangays 33
Government[1]
 • Mayor Entiquio Briones
Area[2]
 • Total 53.29 km2 (20.58 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 68,517
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4227
Dialing code 43
Income class 1st class

San Jose is a first class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 68,517 people.[3]

The municipality is bounded by Lipa City in the north and northeast, the municipality of Ibaan in the east, Batangas City and municipality of San Pascual in the south, and the municipalities of Cuenca and Alitagtag in the west.

San Jose is well known for growing good varieties of coffee, lanzones, and black pepper. It is where a great number of poultry and piggery animals are grown and sold, especially to Metro Manila, where it supplies a significant percentage of poultry products. Most of the San Jose workforce is either directly or indirectly involved in farming. There are also numerous feedmill corporations within its jurisdiction such as WhiteGold, Everlast, Busilac, Wincom, New Golden Mix, to name a few.

San Jose Catholic Church Main Altar

The Shrine of St. Joseph the Patriarch is located in the town proper and is a popular Catholic pilgrimage site. It was once built with cogon and bamboo by Augustinian friars around 1788. The present structure was built on 1812 under the supervision of a famous botanist Fr. Manuel Blanco, OSA. It has single-aisled interior which offers an unobstructed view of the large main altar. The altar is massive, with six rounded columns encircling the image of St. Joseph. Outside a multi-tiered belfry stands which was built in the latter part of the 19th century; a bridge offers passage to the church over the Malaquing Tubig River.

San Jose is home to the Oblates of St. Joseph Mission and its Minor Seminary, founded by the Saint Joseph Marello. The Oblates were the first Italian congregation to send missionaries to the Philippines. San Jose became their first foreign mission. San Jose is the center of the Vicariate IV of the Archdiocese of Lipa.

San Jose celebrates Sinuam Festival every 25th day of April to commemorate its founding anniversary and to thank its patron for the good performance of the main business in the town which is Poultry.

History[edit]

The Aetas were the first inhabitants of the place. They started clearing some portions of the wilderness especially in the areas near the riverbanks. Several groups of settlers then drove this Aetas to hinterlands and permanently occupied the place. They named it “Malaquing Tubig”, referring to the big river that cuts through the central portion of their early settlement.

The Spaniards then colonized the Philippines. Bauan was established in 1596 as an ecclesiastical unit administered by the order of Saint Agustin with Malaquing Tubig as one of the barrios under its jurisdiction.

Human population of Malaquing Tubig started to grow and in 1754, Taal Volcano erupted destroying the original Bauan. And before its actual site could have been selected, Malaking Tubig was separated from Bauan. The recognized leaders of Malaquing Tubig then petitioned to the Spanish authorities for the creation of that place as a pueblo which was granted to them on April 26, 1765.

Established on April 26, 1765 as the town of San José de Malaquing Tubig, it once formed part of Bauan, and in the new town's establishment, it originally included the land that now makes up the Municipality of Cuenca.

Barangays[edit]

San Jose is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.[2]

  • Aguila
  • Anus
  • Aya
  • Bagong Pook
  • Balagtasin I
  • Balagtasin II
  • Banay-banay I
  • Banay-banay II
  • Bigain I
  • Bigain II
  • Bigain South
  • Calansayan
  • Dagatan
  • Don Luis
  • Galamay-Amo
  • Lalayat
  • Lapolapo I
  • Lapolapo II
  • Lepote
  • Lumil
  • Natunuan
  • Palanca
  • Pinagtung-Ulan
  • Poblacion Barangay I
  • Poblacion Barangay II
  • Poblacion Barangay III
  • Poblacion Barangay IV
  • Sabang
  • Salaban
  • Santo Cristo
  • Mojon-Tampoy
  • Taysan
  • Tugtug
San Jose Town Hall

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Jose
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 38,680 —    
1995 43,886 +2.56%
2000 51,965 +3.44%
2007 61,307 +2.39%
2010 68,517 +3.78%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

List of former Municipal Executives[edit]

Although currently called "Mayor", the Municipal Executive of San Jose has held other names including "Gobernadorcillo" which means Governor during the Spanish Period.

  • Ignacio de los Santos (1767)
  • Juan Bautista (1768)
  • Juan Enrico (1769)
  • Juan Masilang (1770)
  • Jose Antonio (1771)
  • Luis Isidro (1772 )
  • Jose de la Cruz (1773)
  • Ignacio de Mercado (1774)
  • Domingo de los Santos (1775)
  • Juan Magonza (1776)
  • Miguel de los Santos (1777)
  • Francisco Domingo (1778)
  • Laureano Marquez (1779)
  • Policarpio Kaponpon (1780)
  • Francisco Aguila (1781)
  • Antonio Robles (1782)
  • Felipe Aguila (1783)
  • Nicolas de los Santos (1784)
  • Lorenzo Quizon (1785)
  • Agustin Aguila (1786)
  • Gabriel de Mercado (1787)
  • Pedro Umali (1788)
  • Domingo Dimaculangan (1789)
  • Lucio Hernandez (1790)
  • Bernardo Umali (1791)
  • Ignacio de la Cruz (1792)
  • Agustin de la Cruz (1793)
  • Laureano Bautista (1794)
  • Pascual Madlangbayan (1795)
  • Martin Marquez (1796)
  • Gregorio Morales (1797)
  • Andres de Leon (1798)
  • Diego Robles (1799)
  • Hilario Mandigma (1800)
  • Gregorio Leionardo (1801)
  • Victoriano Isidro (1802)
  • Pablo de los Santos (1803)
  • Fulgencio Quizon (1804)
  • Cristobal de los Santos (1805)
  • Juan Tecson (1806)
  • Nicolas Lopez (1807)
  • Jose de la Cruz (1808)
  • Mariano Tiburcio (1809)
  • Jose Bautista (1810)
  • Valentin Mercado (1811)
  • Remigio Dimaculangan (1812)
  • Tomas Quizon (1813)
  • Cosme Bautista (1814)
  • Santiago Castillo (1815)
  • Apolinario Aguila (1816)
  • Juan de la Cruz (1817)
  • Patricio Virtucio (1818)
  • Joaquin Enrico (1819)
  • Francisco Quizon (1820)
  • Juan Mercado (1821)
  • Jose Marquez (1822)
  • Martin de los Santos (1822)
  • Manuel Mercado (1823)
  • Bernabe Virtucio (1823)
  • Timoteo Tiburcio (1824)
  • Florentino Mendoza (1824)
  • Juan Mendoza (1825)
  • Hilario Aguila (1826)
  • Lucas Hernandez (1827)
  • Vicente Isidro (1828)
  • Juan Quizon (1829)
  • Carlos Mercado (1830)
  • Esteban de la Cruz (1831)
  • Bernardino Hernandez (1832)
  • Geronimo Marquez (1833)
  • Juan Marquez (1834)
  • Hilario Aguila (1835)
  • Felipe Aguila (1836)
  • Agustin Quizon (1837)
  • Vicente Bautista (1838)
  • Romualdo de Ocampo (1839)
  • Fernando de los Santos (1840)
  • Jose de Villa (1841)
  • Hilario Aguila (1842)
  • Hilario Aguila (1843)
  • Vicente Umali (1844)
  • Segundo Leonardo (1845)
  • Agaton Hernandez (1846)
  • Pedro Quizon (1847)
  • Juan Macalinga (1848)
  • Julian Mitra (1849)
  • Braulio de Luna (1850)
  • Juan Javier (1851)
  • Manuel Aguila (1852)
  • Pascual Aguila (1853)
  • Laureano Hernandez (1854)
  • Ubaldo Hernandez (1855)
  • Jose Ona y Gana (1856)
  • Antonio Magpantay (1857)
  • Manuel de Luna (1858)
  • Francisco de Luna (1859)
  • Bonifacio Robles (1860)
  • Roman Ona y Ramos (1861)
  • Pascual Aguila (1862)
  • Nicolas de Villa (1863–64)
  • Briccio Makalintal (1865–68)
  • Camilio Aguila (1869–70)
  • Baltazar Mercado (1871–72)
  • Basilio Gozos (1873–74)
  • Telesforo Hernandez (1875–76)
  • Jorge Umali (1877–78)
  • Simon Lopez (1879–80)
  • Baltazar Mercado (1881–82)
  • Andres Umali (1883–84)
  • Isidro Marquez (1885–86)
  • Remigio Aguila (1887–88)
  • Rafael de Luna (1889)
  • Ventura Aguila (1890–91)
  • Salvador Aguila (1892–94)
  • Juan Oblea (1895–1896)
  • Ambrosio Makalintal (1897–98)
  • Rafael de Luna (1899)
  • Fernando Aguila (1900)
  • Ambrosio Makalintal 1901-2
  • Agaton Marquez (1903)
  • Fernando Aguila (1904–5)
  • Roman Kalalo (1906–7)
  • Fernando Aguila (1908–9)
  • Mariano de Villa (1910–11)
  • Fernando Aguila (1912–14)
  • Manuel Makalintal (1915)
  • Fernando Aguila (1916)
  • Paterno Aguila (1917–18)
  • Dr. Vitaliano Luna (1919–21)
  • Manuel Makalintal (1922–24)
  • Daniel Luna (1925–27)
  • Atty. Jose de Villa (1928–30)
  • Fernando Aguila (1931–37)
  • Dr. Vitaliano Luna (1938–40)
  • Fernando Aguila (1941)
  • Roman Kalalo (1942)
  • Dr. Timoteo Alday (1946–47)
  • Dr. Bonifacio Masilungan (1948–58)
  • Primo Vergara (1959)
  • Dr. Miguel Ambal Sr. (1960–63)
  • Dr. Leonardo Ona Sr. (1964–67)
  • Dr. Miguel Ambal Sr. (1968–72)
  • Vicente Briones Kalalo (1972–1986)
  • Edgardo Umali (1986–1987)
  • Edgardo Robles (1998)
  • Antonio Alday 1988–1992)
  • Edgardo Umali (1993–2001)
  • Ruben Guce (2001–2010)
  • Entiquio Briones (2010 – present)

Notable people from San Jose[edit]

References[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". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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