San Juan, Batangas

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San Juan
Municipality
Gen. Luna Street, the town proper's main thoroughfare
Gen. Luna Street, the town proper's main thoroughfare
Official seal of San Juan
Seal
Map of Batangas showing the location of San Juan
Location within Batangas province
San Juan is located in Philippines
San Juan
San Juan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°50′N 121°24′E / 13.83°N 121.4°E / 13.83; 121.4Coordinates: 13°50′N 121°24′E / 13.83°N 121.4°E / 13.83; 121.4
Country Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 4th District
Founded December 12, 1848
Barangays 42 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rodolfo H. Manalo (Liberal Party)
Area[2]
 • Total 273.40 km2 (105.56 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 108,585
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 59,918
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4226
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Income class 1st class
PSGC 041023000
Website www.sanjuanbatangas.gov.ph

San Juan, officially the Municipality of San Juan (Filipino: Bayan ng San Juan), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 108,585 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 59,918 registered voters.[4]

Geography[edit]

View of Tayabas Bay and the Lobo Mountain Range

San Juan is located at 13°50′N 121°24′E / 13.83°N 121.4°E / 13.83; 121.4, at the easternmost part of Batangas province. North of San Juan is the neighboring town of Candelaria, with Malaking River defining its geographical boundary. Tayabas Bay lies east and the hills on the eastern portion separate it from the towns of Lobo and Rosario.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 273.40 square kilometres (105.56 sq mi)[2] constituting 8.76% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

San Juan is politically subdivided into 42 barangays.[5]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
041023001 Abung 2.0% 2,119 1,947 1.62%
041023002 Balagbag 2.3% 2,539 2,147 3.24%
041023003 Barualte 1.5% 1,676 1,389 3.64%
041023004 Bataan 1.8% 1,911 1,786 1.30%
041023005 Buhay na Sapa 4.7% 5,123 3,751 6.11%
041023006 Bulsa 2.0% 2,160 1,543 6.61%
041023007 Calicanto 1.8% 1,957 1,908 0.48%
041023008 Calitcalit 4.2% 4,556 4,128 1.90%
041023009 Calubcub I 2.0% 2,206 1,794 4.01%
041023010 Calubcub II 3.2% 3,529 3,360 0.94%
041023011 Catmon 1.3% 1,418 1,282 1.94%
041023012 Coloconto 0.7% 758 702 1.47%
041023013 Escribano 3.0% 3,255 2,844 2.60%
041023014 Hugom 1.5% 1,578 1,301 3.74%
041023015 Imelda (Tubog) 0.9% 959 909 1.02%
041023016 Janaojanao 1.4% 1,511 1,466 0.58%
041023017 Laiya‑Ibabao 4.1% 4,504 3,580 4.47%
041023018 Laiya‑Aplaya 5.5% 6,005 5,572 1.44%
041023019 Libato 3.8% 4,107 3,997 0.52%
041023020 Lipahan 4.0% 4,380 3,814 2.67%
041023021 Mabalanoy 3.5% 3,834 3,155 3.78%
041023022 Nagsaulay 2.4% 2,604 2,404 1.53%
041023023 Maraykit 3.3% 3,574 3,060 3.00%
041023024 Muzon 1.4% 1,539 1,497 0.53%
041023025 Palahanan I 0.8% 841 713 3.19%
041023026 Palahanan II 3.0% 3,234 2,954 1.74%
041023027 Palingowak 1.5% 1,632 1,469 2.02%
041023028 Pinagbayanan 1.4% 1,508 1,173 4.90%
041023029 Poblacion 3.0% 3,281 3,111 1.02%
041023030 Poctol 2.3% 2,548 2,216 2.69%
041023031 Pulangbato 2.5% 2,767 2,391 2.82%
041023032 Putingbuhangin 2.3% 2,491 1,872 5.59%
041023033 Quipot 3.1% 3,328 2,517 5.46%
041023034 Sampiro 2.9% 3,151 2,690 3.06%
041023035 Sapangan 2.7% 2,940 2,435 3.65%
041023036 Sico I 1.8% 1,977 1,700 2.92%
041023037 Sico II 1.0% 1,100 934 3.16%
041023038 Subukin 1.5% 1,635 1,444 2.39%
041023039 Talahiban I 2.1% 2,244 2,055 1.69%
041023040 Talahiban II 1.2% 1,301 1,261 0.60%
041023041 Ticalan 1.7% 1,830 1,486 4.04%
041023042 Tipaz 2.7% 2,975 2,534 3.10%
Total 108,585 94,291 2.72%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Juan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 11,853 —    
1918 13,553 +0.90%
1939 24,837 +2.93%
1948 28,642 +1.60%
1960 36,220 +1.98%
1970 47,101 +2.66%
1975 52,936 +2.37%
1980 59,345 +2.31%
1990 67,741 +1.33%
1995 71,913 +1.13%
2000 78,169 +1.80%
2007 87,276 +1.53%
2010 94,291 +2.85%
2015 108,585 +2.72%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, San Juan had a population of 108,585.[3] The population density was 400 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,000/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 59,918 registered voters.[4]

Government[edit]

Municipal hall

Local officials were elected during the 2016 National and Local Elections and their term is set to expire on 2019.[4]

  • Provincial Governor: Hermilando Mandanas
  • Provincial Vice Governor: Sofronio Ona II
  • Congressman (4th District of Batangas): Lianda Bolilia
  • Municipal Mayor: Rodolfo Manalo
  • Vice Mayor: Ildebrando Salud
  • Sangguniang Bayan Members:
  • Florencio M. De Chavez
  • Meynardo E. Maalihan
  • Wenceslao L. Llana III
  • Alvin John O. Samonte
  • Melchor C. Ayap
  • Rodelio A. De Chavez
  • Rowena M. Magadia
  • Evelyn S. Baltazar
  • ABC President: Wivin R. Llana

List of former municipal mayors[edit]

Order Name Years in Office Achievement
1 Don Esteban de Villa 1900-1905; 1916-1919 Built the town's public market
2 Don Gregorio de Villa 1905-1906; 1913-1916 Constructed the town's elementary school (Gabaldon)
3 Don Benedicto de Villa 1906-1907 Pioneered the town's sugar industry that brought prosperity to the town
4 Don Raymundo Balinos 1907-1910 Encouraged the education of the town's people
4 Don Florencio Perez 1910-1913 Built a public cemetery for the poor and the non-Catholics
5 Don Juan R. Quizon 1919-1922; 1925-1928 Constructed the municipal building and acquired the site for the town plaza
6 Don Nicolas Virrey 1922-1925
7 Don Filemon Malabanan 1928-1934 Built the water reservoir and worked for the electrification of the town
8 Don Miguel Lopez 1934-1942 Instrumental in the building of San Juan East Central School
9 Guillermo de Villa 1942-1945 Maintained peaceful relationship with the Japanese government while working secretly with the guerillas
10 Vicente Castillo 1945; 1946-1955 Built the Lawaye River Dike, and organized the town's police force
11 Jose Garcia 1956-1963 Built the Sampiro-Quipot feeder road
12 Estelito Castillo 1964-1967 Repaired municipal building, implemented the minimum wage law, and managed to acquire fire trucks from the national government
13 Vicente Lecaroz 1968-1986 Built feeder roads and bridges; responsible for the construction of additional school buildings; he also eradicated cattle-rustling
14 Abelardo de Villa 1986-1998 Electrification of barrios; built new feeder roads, new bridges and cemented road to Laiya.
15 Rodolfo H. Manalo 1998-2007; 2010‑present Constructed barangay roads; beautification of San Juan; Scholarships for the San Juaneño students; Built the new town's public market
16 Danilo S. Mindanao 2007-2010 Asphalting of roads; he envisioned the cityhood of San Juan

Official seal[edit]

San Juan Batangas.png
  • Horse – The municipality is known for its horses and other farm animals like cows, pigs, and goats.
  • Tuba Container – locally known as batang, a container in which tuba is gathered from the coconut tree.
  • Fruits – Fruits such as mangoes, citrus, atis and tamarind which are grown abundantly in the town.
  • Roundels – signifies the number of barangays (42) comprising the municipality

Economy[edit]

San Juan is a first class municipality in the province of Batangas. According to the Local Government Performance Management System 2012 of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Financial Profile of San Juan:

  • IRA Share: Php 110,820,777.00
  • Local-Sourced Revenues: Php 42,642,278.42
  • Other Revenues: Php 445,081.64
  • Total LGU Income: Php 153,908,137.37[9]

San Juan is a tourist destination known for its white-sand beaches. The tourism and aquaculture industries provide jobs to the town's people and income to the town economy.

Because of its fertile land, the municipality is one of the top suppliers of agricultural products in the province.

The town has also a coconut wine and pottery industry.

Tourism[edit]

San Juan Nepomuceno Parish Church
  • San Juan Nepomuceno Church – The church was built during the Spanish colonial period.
  • Laiya Beach – San Juan has a coastline with several beach resorts for swimming, diving and other outdoor activities
  • Mount Daguldol – The highest mountain in San Juan, 670 metres (2,200 ft) high
  • Mangrove Forest at Barangay Poctol – One of the largest mangrove areas in San Juan; located in Sitio Pontor
  • Ancestral houses – Built during Spanish and American colonial periods in the town.
  • Municipal Hall – Erected on 1928 under the administration of Juan R. Quizon, the then Presidente Municipal. It has a simple yet enticing architectural style
  • Malaking River at Barangay Poctol – This river serves as a boundary between Batangas and Quezon Province.
  • Naambon Falls - A secluded, undisturbed series of falls and small pools. It has several look-out points with views of dense forest and Tayabas Bay.[10]

Education[edit]

Private schools in town include Joseph Marello Institute, founded in 1947, and Batangas Eastern Colleges. San Juan has also a campus of Batangas State University located at Barangay Talahiban II.

Almost all barangays have their own elementary and high schools, where tuition fees are relatively low.

Despite improvements of the town's education system, parents of some students from well-off families send their children to Metro Manila for college.

Notable people[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 Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: San Juan, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "LGPMS". Blgs.gov.ph. Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  10. ^ "San Juan Batangas". sanjuanbatangas.gov.ph. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 

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