San Jose, Tarlac

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San Jose
San Jose Town Hall
San Jose Town Hall
Official seal of San Jose
Map of Tarlac showing the location of San Jose
Map of Tarlac showing the location of San Jose
San Jose is located in Philippines
San Jose
San Jose
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°24′N 120°20′E / 15.400°N 120.333°E / 15.400; 120.333Coordinates: 15°24′N 120°20′E / 15.400°N 120.333°E / 15.400; 120.333
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Tarlac
District 2nd District
Founded 1990
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Jose Areno Yap Jr.
 • Total 592.81 km2 (228.89 sq mi)
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 33,960
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2318
Dialing code 45
Income class 3rd class

San Jose is a third-class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 33,960 people.[3] It was created into a municipality pursuant to RA 6842; ratified on April 21, 1990; taken from the municipality of Tarlac City. It is also the largest municipality of the province in terms of land area.

The Eco-Tourism park and Monasterio de Tarlac is located at Barangay Lubigan. The monastery holds a relic of the Holy Cross and is the only one known to possess such in Asia. The monastery's height is at approximately 300 meters. A deep portion of the Tarlac River which was unaffected by lahar still exists, and for a fee of about 20 pesos, depending on the owner, a visitor can go for a traditional balsa or bamboo raft ride. The Jeepney ride from central terminal in Tarlac City costs about 40 pesos to Barangay Villa Aglipay. The first trip leaves at around 10:00 a.m and the last trip leaves at around 7:00 p.m. From the drop point, about three people can pay for a tricycle ride to the monastery at an agreed cost since not all vehicles are capable of getting there. It is one of the largest municipality of Tarlac in terms of land area.


San Jose is politically subdivided into 13 barangays:[2]

  • Burgos
  • David
  • Iba
  • Labney
  • Lawacamulag
  • Lubigan
  • Maamot
  • Mababanaba
  • Moriones
  • Pao
  • San Juan de Valdez
  • Sula
  • Villa Aglipay


Population census of San Jose
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 20,483 —    
1995 25,473 +4.17%
2000 29,440 +3.15%
2007 32,728 +1.47%
2010 33,960 +1.35%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  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 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Province of Tarlac". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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