San Juan, Batangas

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San Juan
Gen. Luna Street, the town proper's main thoroughfare
Gen. Luna Street, the town proper's main thoroughfare
Official seal of San Juan
Nickname(s): Bolbok
Motto: San Juan ang bayan ko, Mahal ko ito!
Map of Batangas showing the location of San Juan
Map of Batangas showing the location of San Juan
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
 • Mayor Rodolfo H. Manalo (Liberal Party)
 • Total 273.40 km2 (105.56 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 108,585
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4226
Dialing code +63 (0)43
Income class 1st class; partly urban
Website ‹See Tfm›

San Juan is a first class municipality on the Philippines in the province of Batangas. It is 43 kilometres (27 mi) east of Batangas City, also the same distance south-west of Lucena City, the capital of Quezon Province, and 115 kilometres (71 mi) south of Manila. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 108,585.[3]

Considered today as the second largest municipality (land area) in Batangas, San Juan is located at the easternmost part of Batangas province. North of San Juan is the neighboring town of Candelaria, Quezon, 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.


View of Tayabas Bay and the Lobo Mountain Range

San Juan is politically subdivided into 42 barangays:[2]

  • Abung
  • Balagbag
  • Bataan
  • Barualte
  • Buhaynasapa
  • Bulsa
  • Calicanto
  • Calitcalit
  • Calubcub I
  • Calubcub II
  • Catmon
  • Coloconto
  • Escribano
  • Hugom
  • Imelda
  • Janaojanao
  • Laiya Aplaya
  • Laiya Ibabao
  • Libato
  • Lipahan
  • Mabalanoy
  • Maraykit
  • Muzon
  • Nagsaulay
  • Palahanan I
  • Palahanan II
  • Palingowak
  • Pinagbayanan
  • Poblacion
  • Poctol
  • Pulangbato
  • Putingbuhangin
  • Quipot
  • Sampiro
  • Sapangan
  • Sico I
  • Sico II
  • Subukin
  • Talahiban I
  • Talahiban II
  • Ticalan
  • Tipaz

Laiya Aplaya[edit]

A barangay within the shores of Verde Island. This is where different white sand beach resorts are located and a famous tourist destination.

Palahanan II[edit]

This is where pottery is the primary industry. Several pottery stores are situated along the National Highway.


This was usually the old name of San Juan. This is where the old ruins of San Juan Church and the site of the Pinagbayanan Excavation are located.


This barangay is located at the north-eastern part of San Juan. It is bounded with the barangays of Tipas, Palingowak, Pinagbayanan, and Catmon. Poctol has a large mangrove area along a river. There are Siniguelas trees (Spondias purpurea) planted in Pontor, one of its sitios. These trees bear fruits during summer, and are being sold largely in Lucena City, Sta. Cruz, Laguna, and other neighboring towns of San Juan.


It was a largest populated barangay of San Juan, Batangas while it is more than 6900 people. It is bounded with barangays of Lipahan, Palingowak, Poblacion, and Mabalanoy. It is the place of hospital in Calitcalit was San Juan Doctors Hospital.


Located along the shorelines of Tayabas Bay. Where fish markets are located. This is where the Subukin Port is located.


Population census of San Juan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 67,741 —    
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][4]

The population of San Juan, Batangas, in the 2015 census was 108,585 people,[3] with a density of 400 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,000 inhabitants per square mile.

Local government[edit]

San Juan Municipal Hall

Local officials were elected during the 2016 National and Local Elections and their term is set to expire on 2019.[1]

  • 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

Barangay officials[edit]

Barangay Punong Barangay
Abung Romeo A. Manalo
Balagbag Rogelio M. Sanchez
Barualte Ruben A. Dala
Bataan Alex C. Robledo
Buhaynasapa Alex V. Salapare
Bulsa Regalado A. Luistro
Calicanto Nestor M. Barrion
Calitcalit Felicisimo C. Salimo
Calubcub I Jose R. Salagubang
Calubcub II Victorino P. Espino, Sr.
Catmon June C. Perez
Coloconto Marcelino A. Manalo
Escribano Bernardo J. Sulit
Hugom Mario V. Sulit
Imelda San Juan P. Bico
Janaojanao Editha O. Sagaral
Laiya Aplaya Wivin R. Llana
Laiya Ibabao Wenilo G. Ada
Libato Melchor C. Burog
Lipahan Mario M. Magpantay
Mabalanoy Rolando R. Castillo
Maraykit Leon P. Atienza
Muzon Jaime P. Alas-as
Nagsaulay Pablito R. Rosales
Palahanan I Juanito A. Hernandez
Palahanan II Ernesto A. Carandang
Palingowak Alvin R. Quiñones
Pinagbayanan Richard C. Manjares
Poblacion Juanito I. Sayat
Poctol Ronel B. Sinag
Pulangbato Genaro Alfredo A. Cueto
Putingbuhangin Carmelita M. Cueto
Quipot Owen B. Manimtim
Sampiro Ricardo O. Badillo
Sapangan Quintin M. Hernandez
Sico I Benedicto D. Aguila
Sico II Ruel S. Maralit
Subukin Rodel C. Tatlonghari
Talahiban I Romeo D. Garcia
Talahiban II Merlita S. Mendoza
Ticalan Dorotea O. Dy
Tipaz Lordinio L. Mendoza

1 - Association of Barangay Captains President

List of former municipal mayors[edit]

Order Name Year 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 Hon. Guillermo de Villa 1942-1945 Maintained peaceful relationship with the Japanese government while working secretly with the guerillas
10 Hon. Vicente Castillo 1945; 1946-1955 Built the Lawaye River Dike, and organized the town's police force
11 Hon. Jose Garcia 1956-1963 Built the Sampiro-Quipot feeder road
12 Hon. Estelito Castillo 1964-1967 Repaired municipal building, implemented the minimum wage law, and managed to acquire fire trucks from the national government
13 Hon. Vicente Lecaroz 1968-1986

Built feeder roads and bridges; responsible for the construction of additional school buildings; he also eradicated cattle-rustling

14 Hon. Abelardo de Villa 1986-1998 Electrification of barrios; built new feeder roads, new bridges and cemented road to Laiya.
15 Hon. 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 Hon. Danilo S. Mindanao 2007-2010

Asphalting of roads; he envisioned the cityhood of San Juan

Official seal[edit]

Official seal of San Juan, Batangas
  • 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 where tuba is gathered from the coconut tree. It also refers to San Juan as "Lambanog Country".
  • Fruits- Fruits such mangoes, citrus, atis and tamarind which are grown abundantly in the town.
  • Roundels- Number of barangays (42) comprising the municipality.


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[5]

San Juan is a tourist destination in the province of Batangas for its world class white-sand beaches. The tourism and aquaculture industries provide jobs and earnings to the town's people and of course, income to the town economy.

Because of its large fertile land, the town with an agricultural economy making the municipality to be one of the top suppliers of agriculture products in the province.

The town has also a coconut wine and pottery industry which it is proud of.


Laiya Beach.
A resort in Laiya
  • San Juan Nepomuceno Church - The church, built during the Spanish colonial period, was chosen venue of the local celebrities Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos for their wedding early morning of April 28, 2009.
  • Laiya Beach - San Juan has a majestic coastline with several beach resorts to visit for swimming, diving and other outdoor activities
  • Mt. 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; they have grandeur architectural design and firm construction.
  • 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.


Joseph Marello Institute, founded in 1947, and Batangas Eastern Colleges, founded in 1940, are private schools that have prided themselves in producing some of the town's more successful natives.

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]


  1. ^ a b "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 d "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
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