San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija

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San Leonardo
Municipality of San Leonardo
Welcome arch
Welcome arch
Official seal of San Leonardo
Map of Nueva Ecija with San Leonardo highlighted
Map of Nueva Ecija with San Leonardo highlighted
San Leonardo is located in Philippines
San Leonardo
San Leonardo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°22′N 120°58′E / 15.37°N 120.97°E / 15.37; 120.97Coordinates: 15°22′N 120°58′E / 15.37°N 120.97°E / 15.37; 120.97
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
District4th District
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFroilan A. Nagaño
 • Electorate37,269 voters (2016)
 • Total151.90 km2 (58.65 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total65,299
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)44
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)147,613,693.46 (2016)
Native languagesTagalog

San Leonardo, officially the Municipality of San Leonardo, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 65,299 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.


During World War II, Japanese Occupation forces entered 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 attack 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 helped the Novo Ecijano and Hukbalahap Communist resistance groups and defeat 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.


San Leonardo is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

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


Population census of San Leonardo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,082—    
1918 7,059−0.02%
1939 10,716+2.01%
1948 15,385+4.10%
1960 18,635+1.61%
1970 25,995+3.38%
1975 29,201+2.36%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 34,706+3.51%
1990 39,740+1.36%
1995 46,545+3.01%
2000 50,478+1.75%
2007 54,596+1.09%
2010 58,120+2.30%
2015 65,299+2.24%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


Majority of populace is Roman Catholic. Other religious groups have churches and places of worship in the municipality.

  • St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish Church
  • Magpapalayok Catholic Church
  • Saint John Marie Vianney Parish
  • St. Jude Thaddeus of Nueva Ecija
  • Church Of Christ Locale Of Castellano
  • Iglesia Ni Cristo - Lokal ng San Leonardo
  • Iglesia Ni Cristo Lokal ng Nieves
  • Jesus Christ to God be the Glory Church International
  • Leap of Faith Christian Church
  • United Pentecostal Church -San Leonardo
  • Victory Churches of Asia Incorporated


Rice paddies of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.

Primarily depends on rice cultivation, vegetable production, poultry, piggery & commercial fishery.


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
  • Tagumpay Nagano 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)
  • La Salle Tech Academy
  • San Leonardo Academy
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Diocesan Academy
  • Seraphin Learning Center
  • Trinity Christian School (TCS)

Health services[edit]

Hospitals and clinics can be found for their check up and treatment.

  • Gonzales General Hospital
  • Dr. Gloria D. Lacson General Hospital
  • Nueva Ecija Medical Center



  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Nueva Ecija". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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