San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija

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San Leonardo
Official seal of San Leonardo
Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of San Leonardo
Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of San Leonardo
San Leonardo is located in Philippines
San Leonardo
San Leonardo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°22′N 120°58′E / 15.367°N 120.967°E / 15.367; 120.967Coordinates: 15°22′N 120°58′E / 15.367°N 120.967°E / 15.367; 120.967
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Nueva Ecija
District 4th District
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Froilan A. Nagaño
 • Total 151.90 km2 (58.65 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 58,120
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3102
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Income class 1st class; partially urban
Rice paddies of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.

San Leonardo is a first class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 58,120 people.[3]

San Leonardo is located between Gapan City and Santa Rosa. It is 103 kilometres (64 mi) from Manila. The area has a farming economy. San Leonardo has vast rice fields and land for growing vegetables and poultry products.


San Leonardo is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

  • Bonifacio (Población)
  • Burgos (Población)
  • Castellano
  • Diversion
  • Magpapalayoc
  • Mallorca
  • Mambangnan
  • Nieves
  • Rizal (Población)
  • San Anton
  • San Bartolomé (Población)
  • San Roque
  • Tabuating
  • Tagumpay
  • Tambo-Adorable


During World War II, Japanese Occupation forces entered in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija on 1942 during the Japanese Invasion and Occupation. Novo Ecijano and Hukbalahap Communist guerrilla resistance groups from 1942 to 1944 in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija for the sieges and invasions to attacked of the Japanese Imperial forces was found retreated and before the liberation on 1945 from the Allied troops.

On January to April 1945, the joint and combined military force of Filipino soldiers and officers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary units and the American soldiers and officers under the United States Army units was recaptured and they liberated the town municipality of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija and they helping to the Novo Ecijano and Hukbalahap Communist resistance groups and defeats against the Japanese soldiers and officers under the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces and the Makapili soldiers and begins the Battle of San Leonardo and the Battle of Gapan between the Japanese and the combined American and Philippine Commonwealth troops on January to April 1945 and ended World War II.


Population census of San Leonardo
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 39,740 —    
1995 46,545 +3.01%
2000 50,478 +1.75%
2007 54,596 +1.09%
2010 58,120 +2.30%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Public elementary schools[edit]

  • C.I. Villaroman ES (Formerly Magpapalayok Elementary School)
  • Castellano Elementary School
  • Mallorca Elementary School
  • Mambangnan Elementary School
  • Nieves Elementary School
  • San Anton Elementary School
  • San Leonardo Central School
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • Tagumpay Elementary School
  • Tambo North Elementary School
  • Tambo South Elementary School

Public high schools[edit]

  • Magpapalayok National High School
  • Mallorca National High School
  • Mambangnan High School
  • San Anton National High School


Private schools[edit]

  • Akarui Technical School Foundation
  • Clever Lane Montessori School
  • Dr. Gloria D. Lacson Foundation Colleges
  • L.F. Gonzales College of Science & Technology, Inc (LFGCSTI)
  • Lasaltech Academy
  • San Leonardo Academy
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Diocesan Academy
  • Seraphin Learning Center
  • Trinity Christian School (TCS)



  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  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 2012-10-22. 

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