San Luis, Pampanga

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San Luis
Flag of San Luis
Official seal of San Luis
Map of Pampanga showing the location of San Luis
Map of Pampanga showing the location of San Luis
San Luis is located in Philippines
San Luis
San Luis
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°2′24″N 120°47′31″E / 15.04000°N 120.79194°E / 15.04000; 120.79194Coordinates: 15°2′24″N 120°47′31″E / 15.04000°N 120.79194°E / 15.04000; 120.79194
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Pampanga
District 4th District
Founded 1761
Barangays 17
 • Mayor Venancio Sagum-Macapagal
 • Total 56.83 km2 (21.94 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 49,311
 • Density 870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2014
IDD:area code +63 (0)45
Income class 3rd class

San Luis is a third-class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 49,311 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
Year Pop. ±% 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%
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[4][5][6][7]

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


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
  • Evangelicals
  • Ang Iglesia Metodista sa Pilipinas
  • Baptist Church
  • Iglesia DeLa Sagrada Familia
  • Born Again


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.[1]


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.


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 Taruc.[8]


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. ^ a b "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Province: Pampanga". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Things to Do". Retrieved 2008-04-25.  Note: Things to Do and see in Pampanga...

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