San Luis, Pampanga
|Municipality of San Luis|
Map of Pampanga with San Luis highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Barangays||17 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Venancio Sagum-Macapagal|
|• Electorate||31,322 voters (2016)|
|• Total||56.83 km2 (21.94 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)45|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||104,400,888.71 (2016)|
- San Agustin
- San Carlos
- San Isidro
- San Jose
- San Juan
- San Nicolas
- San Roque
- San Sebastian
- Santa Catalina
- Santa Cruz Pambilog
- Santa Cruz Poblacion
- Santa Lucia
- Santa Monica
- Santa Rita
- Santo Niño
- Santo Rosario
- Santo Tomas
|Population census of San Luis|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of San Luis, Pampanga, was 54,106 people, with a density of 950 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,500 inhabitants per square mile.
Roman Catholicism remains the faith of the majority in San Luis, although there are other denominations in the town, including:
- Roman Catholics
- Iglesia ni Cristo
- United Methodist Church
- Church of Christ
- Members Church of God International
- Ang Iglesia Metodista sa Pilipinas
- Baptist Church
- Iglesia DeLa Sagrada Familia
- Born Again
Transportation, trade and commerce in San Luis is concentrated at the town center where the public market, cockpit, municipal hall, church, schools, hospital, clinics, and commercial spaces are situated.
The municipal government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative and judiciary. The judicial branch is administered solely by the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The executive branch is composed of the mayor and the barangay captains for the barangays. The legislative branch is composed of the Sangguniang Bayan (town assembly), Sangguniang Barangay (barangay council), and the Sangguniang Kabataan for the youth sector.
The current mayor of San Luis, Venancio "Asyong" Macapagal, and the vice mayor is Leonardo S. Salas Jr.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church
Its façade can compare immeasurably with existing Spanish-style church edifices and architectural design. The church is located in a place that used to be called Cabagsac, referring to the proliferation of fruit bats. In fact, today, a fishnet is permanently installed high above the altar precisely to catch thousands of bats that are roosting inside the church. The interior is dark, has an ambience of antiquity and mystery and overpowering odor of bat urine. The main attraction is the three-tower facade, perhaps one of its kind in the country. Not to be missed is the ancient cemetery located in a hidden corner at the back of the church, with some tombstones dating back to the 1800s and bearing the names of the town's prominent families, including the Elizaldes, Ablazos, Francos, Tarucs, among others.
There is a prime school in the town aside from public elementary and high schools.
- Luis Taruc (June 21, 1913 - May 4, 2005), founder and leader of Hukbalahap, was born of peasant folks in the farming town of San Luis, Pampanga.
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