San Luis, Pampanga

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San Luis
Municipality of San Luis
Welcome Arc
Welcome Arc
Official seal of San Luis
Map of Pampanga with San Luis highlighted
Map of Pampanga with San Luis highlighted
San Luis is located in Philippines
San Luis
San Luis
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°02′24″N 120°47′31″E / 15.04°N 120.7919°E / 15.04; 120.7919Coordinates: 15°02′24″N 120°47′31″E / 15.04°N 120.7919°E / 15.04; 120.7919
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
District4th District
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorVenancio Sagum-Macapagal
 • Electorate31,322 voters (2016)
 • Total56.83 km2 (21.94 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total54,106
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)45
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)104,400,888.71 (2016)
Native languagesKapampangan

San Luis, officially the Municipality of San Luis, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 54,106 people.[3]


San Luis is politically subdivided into 17 barangays. Like the town itself, all political subdivisions are named after Roman Catholic saints.

  • 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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,067—    
1918 9,830−0.16%
1939 10,966+0.52%
1948 9,472−1.61%
1960 14,873+3.83%
1970 20,205+3.11%
1975 23,866+3.40%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 25,701+1.49%
1990 31,920+2.19%
1995 36,005+2.28%
2000 41,554+3.12%
2007 47,517+1.87%
2010 49,311+1.36%
2015 54,106+1.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Luis, Pampanga, was 54,106 people,[3] with a density of 950 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,500 inhabitants per square mile.

Like other municipalities and cities in Pampanga, its people are mostly Kapampangan.


Roman Catholicism remains the faith of the majority in San Luis. Other christian religions, such as, Iglesia ni Cristo, United Methodist Church, Members Church of God International, Evangelicals, Ang Iglesia Metodista sa Pilipinas, Baptists, and Born Again Christianity can be found in the Municipality.


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.

Local government[edit]

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 (2008 photo)

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church[edit]

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.[7]


There is a prime school in the town aside from public elementary and high schools.

Notable people[edit]

  • 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.



  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Pampanga". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d 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 Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Things to Do". Retrieved 2008-04-25. Note: Things to Do and see in Pampanga...

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