San Jose del Monte, officially the City of San Jose del Monte (abbreviated as SJDM or CSJDM; Filipino: Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte), is a 1st class component city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 651,813 people, making it the largest local government unit within the province of Bulacan and Central Luzon, and the 18th most populated city in the Philippines.

San Jose del Monte
(From top, left to right : Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Shrine • St. Joseph the Worker Church • SM City San Jose del Monte View Deck • New City Hall and River Esplanade • Mount Balagbag • People's Park & Sports Complex)
Flag of San Jose del Monte
Official seal of San Jose del Monte
Arya San Joseño!
Anthem: San Jose del Monte Hymn
Map of Bulacan with San Jose del Monte highlighted
Map of Bulacan with San Jose del Monte highlighted
San Jose del Monte is located in Philippines
San Jose del Monte
San Jose del Monte
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°48′50″N 121°02′43″E / 14.8139°N 121.0453°E / 14.8139; 121.0453
RegionCentral Luzon
District Lone district
FoundedMarch 2, 1752
CityhoodSeptember 10, 2000
Lone districtDecember 18, 2003
Named forSaint Joseph
Barangays59 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorArthur B. Robes
 • Vice MayorEfren C. Bartolome Jr.
 • RepresentativeFlorida P. Robes
 • City Council
 • Electorate261,740 voters (2022)
 • Total105.53 km2 (40.75 sq mi)
122 m (400 ft)
Highest elevation
1,179 m (3,868 ft)
Lowest elevation
−1 m (−3 ft)
 (2020 census)[3]
 • Total651,813
 • Density6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
 • Households
DemonymSan Joseño
 • Income class1st city income class
 • Poverty incidence
% (2021)[4]
 • Revenue₱ 2,183 million (2020)
 • Assets₱ 4,120 million (2020)
 • Expenditure₱ 1,957 million (2020)
 • Liabilities₱ 1,054 million (2020)
 • ElectricityMeralco
 • WaterSan Jose Del Monte City Water District
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3023, 3024
IDD:area code+63 (0)44
Native languagesTagalog
Catholic dioceseDiocese of Malolos

It was proclaimed as a component city on September 10, 2000, through Republic Act No. 8797. Its conversion into a highly urbanized city was by the virtue of Proclamation No. 1057 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on December 4, 2020; the conversion was rejected on a referendum held on October 30, 2023, by the voters of Bulacan including the concerned city.[5]

Located in the southeast of the province, it is bordered by the cities of Caloocan and Quezon City in Metro Manila to the south, by the town of Rodriguez in Rizal to the east, the towns of Santa Maria and Marilao to the west and Norzagaray to the north. San Jose del Monte is 65 kilometres (40 mi) from Malolos and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Manila.

The city is home to some of the biggest resettlement areas in the Philippines like the Sapang Palay resettlement area spread over 36 barangays, Pabahay 2000 in Barangay Muzon South, and Towerville in Barangay Minuyan Proper. Most of the city's population come from former informal settlers along the creeks, esteros, riverbanks and railway tracks of Metro Manila.[6]



San Jose del Monte derived its name from Saint Joseph, whose statue was found in a veritable forest. The hunters called it as such, which means “Saint Joseph of the Mountain” in Spanish.



Early accounts of the founding of the city, as gathered from the old people, contend that it was formerly a part of the town of Meycauayan. This is supported by a decree from the Archbishop of Manila dated March 1750 on the creation of new municipalities. The municipality of San Jose del Monte was then officially founded on 2 March 1752.[7]

The decree included the list of families who volunteered to be relocated. These families, most if not all from Lagulo (now Malhacan) in Meycauayan, brought with them rice, wine, nganga, and salt in exchange for the wild pigs, deer, yantok, and almasigan of the Itas and Dumagats, the native inhabitants of the area. Solares, including intended lots for main roads, were peacefully distributed to the new occupants after being measured and surveyed.[7]

In all probability, the hunters reported their findings to the parish priest of Meycauayan. It was said that the priest built a stone church at the site where the town proper is now located. The statue was installed in the new church. Extant Catholic Church records reveal that the first parish priest was Father Antonio de Moral. He took charge of the parish in 1845.

During the revolt against Spain, the town became a battleground between the Katipuneros and the Spanish forces. The revolutionaries lost and the vengeful Spanish soldiers burned down the settlement. The townspeople fled for their lives to nearby towns. At the advent of American rule, it was made a part of Santa Maria until 1918 when the town was recreated and Ciriaco Gallardo appointed the first municipal president. Public schools were opened at the start of the American regime but due to the scarcity of the population, the highest grade organized was at the fourth grade.

Battle of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan (Gerilyerong San Joseño) War memorial

During the Japanese occupation, the town became an ideal hiding place for the locally recognized guerrillas because of the town's hilly and wooden terrain. The Japanese Imperial Army took over the local government of San Jose del Monte from 1942 to 1943. In resistance, the municipality formed its guerrilla unit. San Jose del Monte experienced large casualties when the Americans bombed the town center on 11 January 1945, and again on 14 January 1945. When the combined Filipino and American troops came, peace reigned but not for long.

At the height of the Hukbalahap Rebellion, the town was raided on 10 October 1950. The Huks burned down the town hall. The town was raided for the second time on 21 March 1951. The Huks did not succeed because of the precautionary measures instituted by the town officials after which the Huks were gradually eliminated.

In the 1980s, thousands of informal settlers from Metro Manila were relocated to San Jose del Monte. Due to the large number of residents, Bulacan Governor Roberto Pagdanganan recalled in 1996 that the relocation did not ensure new livelihoods for its informal settlers, thus turning many squatters toward criminality; he noted that the town had the highest crime rate in the province according to police reports.[8]

In 1988, Eduardo Roquero was elected mayor of the municipality by a margin of eight (8) votes against his closest opponent, reelectionist Reynaldo Villano.[9]

Saint Peter the Apostle Church (San Jose del Monte) balcony-gallery in 2015

On February 14, 2024, Luneta Morales, a choir member, 83 years old was killed due to chest injuries while 63 attendees suffered multiple injuries when the "Vicariate of Saint Joseph" Saint Peter the Apostle Church (San Jose del Monte, Bulacan) 30-year old balcony-gallery, weakened by infesting termites collapsed during an Ash Wednesday service past 7 a.m. Dennis Villarojo said "those affected and their families are being assisted by the Diocese of Malolos with parish priest Fr. Romulo Perez and his parochial vicar Fr. Divino Cayanan.[10][11][12]



2000 plebiscite and later events


In December 1999, district representative Angelito Sarmiento filed the bill converting the then municipality of San Jose del Monte into a component city. This was approved on July 15, 2000 as Republic Act No. 8797.[13][14]

San Jose del Monte cityhood plebiscite
Choice Votes %
  Yes 20,331 62.30
No 12,304 37.70
Valid votes 32,635 100.00
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00
Total votes 32,635 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 120,380 27.11%
Source: [13]

A plebiscite was held on September 10, 2000. Despite a low turnout, the cityhood was approved mostly by migrants, mainly from Metro Manila which composed seventy percent of the residents by then; only nine of the 59 villages voted against the bill. The official proclamation was held in the evening. San Jose del Monte became the first city in Bulacan since Malolos failed in the cityhood bid in December 1999.[13] (Malolos was eventually declared a city in 2002 by the Commission on Elections which had reversed the official result following a recount.)[15] It was also recorded as the country's 86th chartered city.[7]

Through RA No. 9230, amending the city charter and approved on December 18, 2003, the city was granted its own legislative district, the province's first lone district,[7] while barangays were classified into two districts for purposes of representation in the Sangguniang Panlungsod. Officers were to be first elected in 2004.[16]

Highly urbanized city

Certificate of Canvass of Votes and Proclamation

On December 4, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte declared San Jose del Monte as a highly urbanized city through Proclamation No. 1057.[17][18] However, it will have to go through a plebiscite to ratify its city charter. It was supposed to be held four months after the 2022 national and local elections[19] but it was overdue ever since then. Hence, the proclamation remained pending for its HUC status for a long time beyond the national and local elections. On September 11, 2023, COMELEC, released a resolution that synchronized the plebiscite on October 30, 2023, along with the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.[20][21]

The majority of voters rejected the conversion, as declared by the COMELEC two days after the plebiscite.[22] Meanwhile, a tenth of those who joined did not vote, leaving blank ballots.[23]



The elevation of the city ranges from approximately 40 to 900 meters (130 to 2,950 ft) above sea level; the relief transitions from warm lowland to cool upland as one goes eastward. This is because the city is part of the Sierra Madre mountain range. Plains and river valley flats characterize the western and southwestern quadrant. The central portion and much of its eastern section are made up of undulating hills with low relief. High relief areas and moderate slopes best describe its extreme eastern and northwestern quadrant. Slopes of 3%-8% are extensively found in the city, particularly in the western half. Slopes of 30%-50% comprise the smallest portion of the total land area.

The rivers and creeks that flow in San Jose del Monte are direct tributaries of the Angat River, which flows from the Angat Reservoir. Major natural waterways of San Jose del Monte are the Kipungok, Santo Cristo, and Santa Maria River systems. Kipungok River separates San Jose del Monte from Caloocan and Rodriguez. It is directly connected to the Marilao River, which flows downwards to Manila Bay. Draining to these rivers are creeks and streams, which act as catchment areas for the surface water runoff of the city. Among these are the Bigte, Kantulot, Katinga, and Salamin creeks.[24]

General Land Use


Growing commercial, residential, and light industrial areas, are found all over the city at major road intersections and along major thoroughfares. However, the bulk of San Jose del Monte's built-up areas are mostly west of Quirino Highway at the primary level to gently sloping 8% terrain, dividing the city into a heavily built-up western section and the largely agricultural eastern section. Most of the city's schools, government institutions, commercial developments, industries, and other urban amenities are in this section. The largest contiguous built-up area is at Sapang Palay Resettlement Project area, followed by the conurbation in Tungkong Mangga and Muzon.

The developments east of the Quirino Highway are mostly scattered residential areas and agricultural lands. However, there are a few subdivisions that are some distance away from Ciudad Real and take advantage of its secluded and rural atmosphere. These are the Blessed Sacrament Seminary and an Augustinian convent.

In between the built-up clusters are pockets of agricultural lands, which are continuously converted into built-up uses. Planted in these lands are crops such as rice and corn. The clustering pattern for both built-up and agricultural uses is partly due to the decisions made by settlers about the hilly conditions that dominate the topography. Most households in the western half of San Jose del Monte opted to convert their lands to residential uses while others maintained the farms. This left upland uses, such as those about forest use, more common towards the easternmost zones.

Most vegetative outgrowths are in areas that are difficult to build on. But there are instances when these outgrowths are integrated into the built-up areas, usually found in the West: several heavily vegetated areas. Supplementing these are mini forest projects of the city government. The City Agriculture Office maintains a 1.65-hectare (4.1-acre) Mini Forest Project in Barangay Muzon along the San Jose del Monte–Marilao Road and a mahogany planting site.[25]


Climate data for San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 29
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 20
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7
Average rainy days 3.3 3.5 11.1 8.1 18.9 23.5 26.4 25.5 24.5 19.6 10.4 6.4 181.2
Source: Meteoblue[26]


Political Map of San Jose del Monte
(prior to the split of Barangay Muzon in 2023)

San Jose del Monte is politically subdivided into 62 barangays.[27] Each barangay consists of puroks and some have sitios.

It is originally made up of only six barangays: Poblacion, Halang (Muzon), Sapang Palay, Minuyan, Santo Cristo, and Gaya-Gaya. Over time, these six mother barangays were divided to provide better accommodation for the people, particularly in the Sapang Palay Resettlement Area (Hacienda de Sapang Palay), which stretches to Minuyan.

There is an ongoing land dispute with the municipality of Norzagaray, Bulacan regarding both territories. Such disputes can be located in the upper portion of Assumption, the eastern portion of Santo Niño II, the eastern portion of San Martin de Porres, the eastern portion of Lawang Pari, the eastern portion of Minuyan Proper, Kaybanban, San Roque, Paradise III, San Isidro, the upper portion of Tungkong Mangga, the upper portion of Ciudad Real barangays in San Jose del Monte and lower portion of Tigbe, the lower portion of Bitungol, the lower portion of Minuyan, lower portion of Bigte, lower portion of San Mateo (Sitio Kaharume), mountainous portion of San Lorenzo barangays in Norzagaray.

Historical maps of Bulacan, before the creation of Doña Remedios Trinidad, indicate that both territories of San Jose del Monte and Norzagaray stretch up to Tayabas province.

These barangays are grouped into two districts, the first with a Postal/ZIP Code of 3023, and the second with 3024. Twenty-six (26) barangays comprise the first district while the 36 barangays located in Sapang Palay 36 compose the second district.

The city's administrative center is located in Poblacion 1, home to the city's major government and non-government services. Dulong Bayan, on the other hand, is set to become the city's new seat of government, with the new government center being erected there. San Jose del Monte has 4 major urban centers, called nodes: Muzon node (consisting of the four barangays of Muzon), Poblacion node (consisting of the two barangays of Poblacion), Sapang Palay node (consisting of the barangays surrounding Sampol Market), and Tungkong Mangga node.

The most recently created barangays are Muzon Proper, Muzon East, Muzon West, and Muzon South created by dividing Barangay Muzon.[28] The four barangays were made through the approval of a law on March 25, 2023 through a referendum.[29]

  •  ‡  City Administrative Center
  •  †  Seat of the City Government
  •  ∗  Urban Center/Node
  •   Barangay

The population of the second district (Sapang Palay), if combined, would be 214,100, slightly lower than Meycauayan but higher than the City of Baliwag.


Population census of San Jose del Monte
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 1,378—    
1918 3,141+5.65%
1939 5,826+2.99%
1948 5,363−0.92%
1960 9,329+4.72%
1970 18,704+7.19%
1975 59,021+25.92%
1980 90,732+8.98%
1990 142,047+4.59%
1995 201,394+6.76%
2000 315,807+10.12%
2007 439,090+4.65%
2010 454,553+1.27%
2015 574,089+4.55%
2020 651,813+2.53%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[31][32][33][34]

In the 2020 census, the population of San Jose del Monte was 651,813 people,[3] with a density of 6,200 inhabitants per square kilometer or 16,000 inhabitants per square mile. This makes it the largest local government unit in Bulacan province. It is also the largest city in Central Luzon (Region III).[35]

With the coming of settlers to San Jose del Monte, its population increased tremendously. Its population increased dramatically since the 1950s as the population tended to move from rural areas to towns and cities. Its proximity to Manila allowed it to accommodate its spillover population. This is further hastened by the development of nearby Quezon City and the accompanying increase in population and infrastructure.

The forced relocation of informal settlers and the lure of government to provide them with their own homes allowed the town to continue to grow despite the lack of government facilities. As such, San Jose del Monte exhibited an increasing percentage share of the provincial population from as low as 2% in 1960 to 9% in 1990 and then to 17% in 2015. The town surpassed the population of Meycauayan in the 1980 census and Malolos in the 1990 census, then the largest towns of Bulacan. By 2015, it has more than two times the population of the now second place Santa Maria town (256,454 people in the 2015 Census).

If current population growth holds (2010-2015, +4.55%), the population of San Jose del Monte is expected to double and breach one million by the 2030 Census.



Poverty incidence of San Jose del Monte


Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43]


Paddy field in San Jose del Monte

Major crops are leafy vegetables, root crops (cassava as its OTOP), pineapple, mango, and coffee beans.

Livestock and poultry


The major income earner is large- and small-scale swine production. There are 60 commercial livestock and poultry farms in the city. The major poultry producers are RFM Corporation, Vitarich, and FELDAN.

Trade and commerce

Poblacion Public Market

The city has three major business district growth areas: Tungkong Mangga, Muzon, and Sapang Palay (Sampol). They are in wholesale and retail trade.

The minor business districts include Towerville in Minuyan Proper, Palmera in Kaypian, Northgate in Santo Cristo, Citrus, Poblacion 1, Grotto in Graceville, Francisco Homes, Gumaoc, and San Rafael III.

Commercial and thrift banks, pawnshops, and cooperatives provide financial services. There are two major malls: Starmall San Jose del Monte in Palmera and SM City San Jose del Monte in Tungkong Mangga.


  • Mount Balagbag and Kaytitinga Falls (Barangay San Isidro) are the main tourist attractions in the city. A portion of the Angat Watershed Forest Reserve also extends to San Jose del Monte.
  • VS Orchids Farm (Santo Cristo) is the biggest orchids nursery and ornamental plants farm in Bulacan owned by Rolita Spowart, 3 Manila Seedling Bank Foundation, Quezon City.[44] Hundreds of orchids species are nurtured in this 1.8 hectares flora haven.
  • The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Shrine (Graceville) is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site often visited by devotees during Holy Week.
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Church (Poblacion 1) is the main historical pilgrimage site in the heart of the city.
  • People's Park of San Jose del Monte (Sapang Palay Proper)
  • River Park Esplanade (Dulong Bayan)
  • The Rising Heart and Padre Pio Mountain of Healing (Paradise III)
  • Grotto Vista Resort (Graceville)
  • Los Arcos de Hermano Resort and Events (Tungkong Mangga)




A minibus plying Quirino Highway

The city is serviced by bus routes going to and from Parañaque (PITX), Santa Cruz in Manila, Quezon City, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Jeepney, modern-jeepney, and minibus routes also ply the roads between the city and neighboring cities and towns in Metro Manila and Bulacan.

Road Network


San Jose del Monte's road network has a total length of 211.43 kilometers (131.38 mi). The following are the main arteries of San Jose del Monte's road network which link the 59 barangays with Metro Manila and the rest of Bulacan.

  • Quirino Highway is a national road that stretches from the town of Norzagaray (Bigte Rotonda) to Quezon City (Balintawak).
  • Bocaue–San Jose Road, also called Gov. Fortunato Halili Avenue, is a provincial road that links the city passing through Tungkong Mangga (Tungko) via Muzon to the town of Santa Maria, Bocaue and to the North Luzon Expressway.
  • Sapang Palay–Santa Maria Road links the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project to the town of Santa Maria passing through Barangay Bulac, Barangay Catmon, and Barangay San Jose Patag in the said town.
  • San Jose–Marilao Road, also referred to as Miguel Villarica Road, links the city with the municipality of Marilao and to the North Luzon Expressway. This is now a permanent full exit.
  • Dr. Eduardo V. Roquero Avenue links the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project to Quirino Highway and in the opposite end to Sapang Palay Proper.
  • Igay Provincial Road connects Quirino Highway to Rodriguez, Rizal, passing through Santo Cristo, Kaybanban, San Roque, Paradise III, and San Isidro barangays.
  • Kaypian Road connects Barangay Dulong Bayan to Starmall-San Jose del Monte via Barangay Kaypian and links to Quirino Highway.

Railway Network


The city is also the site of the under-preparation terminus of Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 7. The initial location of the said station, named San Jose del Monte Station, would be located near the area of Colinas Verdes, a subdivision in Tungkong Mangga, San Jose del Monte, passing through Tala, North Caloocan, and barangay Ciudad Real.

However, due to the appeals the residents of Pangarap Village in Tala over years of land dispute and right-of-way issues, in 2021, the railway leading to the station was realigned, now passing through Quirino Highway instead of passing through the said disputed residential community, and the new site of San Jose del Monte station would now be located on a vast vacant lot alongside Skyline Hospital and Medical Center.[45][46]


A collection office of San Jose Del Monte City Water District

The bulk of the city's water requirement is being served by the San Jose Del Monte City Water District,[47] together via Joint Venture Agreement to Prime Water Corporation.



Power distribution is being undertaken by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). The city hosts the biggest National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) sub-station in the country in Barangay Dulong Bayan.



Landline telephone systems are provided by the PLDT and Globe.

Internet service is available through SPC Cable Network, PLDT Home Fiber and DSL, Globe Fiber, Red fiber, Streamtech and Converge Fiber X.

Mobile telephone services are provided by Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, and Dito Telecommunity.


San Jose del Monte National Trade School
STI Academic Center San Jose Del Monte

Public Universities

  • Bulacan State University - Sarmiento Campus


  • Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • City College of San Jose del Monte
  • Colegio de San Gabriel Arcangel
  • College of Saint Anthony
  • First City Providential College
  • Golden Valley Colleges
  • Headwaters College
  • Jesus the Greatest Name Christian College
  • La Concepcion College
  • Siena College of San Jose
    Kaypian Elementary School in Barangay Kaypian, San Jose del Monte
    SJDM Cornerstone College, Inc.
  • STI Academic Center San Jose Del Monte
  • Village Montessori School and Colleges

Public high schools

  • Citrus National High School
  • City of San Jose del Monte National Science High School
  • Graceville National High School
  • Kakawate National High School
  • Kaypian National High School
  • Marangal National High School
  • Minuyan National High School
  • Muzon Harmony Hills High School
  • Muzon National High School
  • Paradise Farms National High School
  • San Jose Del Monte Heights High School[48]
  • San Jose del Monte National High School
  • San Jose del Monte National Trade School
  • San Manuel National High School
  • San Martin National High School
  • San Rafael National High School
  • Santo Cristo National High School
  • Sapang Palay National High School
  • Towerville National High School



Local government

New city hall in Dulong Bayan
Old city hall in Poblacion 1
The city halls of San Jose del Monte

Like other cities in the Philippines, San Jose del Monte is governed by a mayor and vice mayor elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the city's departments in executing the city ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council consisting of 12 members: 6 from District I and 6 from District II. The council is in charge of creating the city's policies.

Government officials (2022-2025)


Elected local officials, such as the representative, mayor, vice mayor, and twelve councilors, are currently serving their terms that last from 2022 to 2025.[49][50]

Position Name Party
Mayor Arthur B. Robes Arangkada San Joseño
Vice Mayor Efren Bartolome Arangkada San Joseño
Representative Florida P. Robes PDP–Laban
1st District
Councilors Brigs Abela Arangkada San Joseño
Janet Reyes Arangkada San Joseño
Rosalyn Cabuco Arangkada San Joseño
Glenn M. Villano Arangkada San Joseño
Liezl Aguirre Abat Arangkada San Joseño
Oliver Robes Arangkada San Joseño
2nd District
Councilors Romeo Agapito Arangkada San Joseño
Benjie Acibal Arangkada San Joseño
Ryan Elfa Arangkada San Joseño
Celso Francisco Arangkada San Joseño
Argel Joseh Drio Arangkada San Joseño
Vanessa Michelle Roquero Arangkada San Joseño
Ex-Officio Members
ABC President Zosimo Lorenzo (Barangay Kaypian)
SK President Ronalyn Pordan (Barangay Fatima V)
Barangay Chairpersons
Poblacion Emilia M. Pasco
Poblacion 1 Laarnie M. Contreras
Narra Philip Oicenev G. Villar
Mulawin Herson Paul Hayo
Yakal Leonor Escuro
Guijo Celso Apatan
Gumaoc East Rommel B. Pitalbo
Gumaoc West Manolito B. Blen
Gumaoc Central Manuel M. Gabion
Graceville Melencio I. Garcia
Gaya-gaya Enry L. Santos
Santo Cristo Eufronio B. Avena
Tungkong Mangga Alexander DS. Medina
Dulong Bayan Gerardo A. Aguirre
Ciudad Real Benjamin De Leon
Maharlika Andro Batingan
San Manuel Gilbert Baptista
Kaypian Zosimo Lorenzo
San Isidro Mario N. Balmaceda
San Roque Matias Walinsundin
Kaybanban Eriberto Belisano, Jr.
Paradise III Gloria Cardona
Muzon Proper Elizabeth DC . Valerio
Muzon East Elena Joy B. Celis
Muzon West Paolo Martin P. Mateo
Muzon South Edgar E. Celis
Minuyan Proper Irene A. Biteng
Minuyan I Alberto P. Lachica
Minuyan II Vilma F. Barrientos
Minuyan III Kristian Ed M. Espinosa
Minuyan IV Antonio Madrilejos
Minuyan V Roberto Q. Arguilles
Bagong Buhay I Rogelio Elfa
Bagong Buhay II Emma DV.  De Leon
Bagong Buhay III Angelina Batiguas
San Martin I Arlando A. Disamburun
San Martin II Alma P. Palacay
San Martin III Remedios A. Joseph
San Martin IV Christian P. Tamayo
Santa Cruz I Ruben J. Gammad
Santa Cruz II Reynaldo G. Budac
Santa Cruz III Genelyn C. Piano
Santa Cruz IV Raymundo Arriesgado
Santa Cruz V Marcelino H. Abing
Fatima I George Tablan, Jr.
Fatima II Pedro Padilla, Jr.
Fatima III Roberto R. Managabat
Fatima IV Ronnie Tabuzo
Fatima V Ronalyn B. Pordan
Citrus Larry Demo
San Pedro Criztopher Tiu
Sapang Palay Proper Paulo A. Sta. Maria
San Martin De Porres Myrna M. Manzano
Assumption Bienvenido Punzal
Santo Niño I Ricardo Semilla, Jr.
Santo Niño II Reynaldo C. Francisco
Lawang Pare Hilario D. Dabu
San Rafael I Edmon P.  Daluz
San Rafael II Sonny Canonce
San Rafael III Zenaida S. Dela Cruz
San Rafael IV Victorel C. Roxas
San Rafael V Ma. Flor Cerera
Sangguniang Kabataan Barangay Chairpersons
Poblacion Mico B. Andes
Poblacion 1 Lee Martin P. Mendoza
Narra Harvey Salboro
Mulawin Annie Rita G. Cabrera
Yakal Kurt Louie Q. Alison
Guijo Mherinolle S. Obias
Gumaok East Daniel C. Costales
Gumaok West Angelo DC. Bonifacio
Gumaok Central Louise Venus Danell S. Trajia
Graceville Gianelle P. Flores
Gaya-gaya Mark Angelo G. Aguirre
Sto. Cristo Jennica R. Francisco
Tungkong Mangga Mary Ann C. Dungan
Dulong Bayan Jhervee H. German
Ciudad Real Kristine Emerald S. Oliva
Maharlika Maria Cassandrah J. Malapit
San Manuel Emmanuel Kenneth R. Bernas
Kaypian Precious Izza C. De Vera
San Isidro Marlou F. Aljecera
San Roque Leony B. Marquez
Kaybanban Micaela F. Tan
Paradise III Tristan James Toledo
Muzon Proper Aleana Marie F. Concepcion
Muzon East Zymond Kiel DV. Ipio
Muzon West John Clarenz C. Valerio
Muzon South Katrina DC. Cortez
Minuyan Proper Kyla Martin O. Bacaron
Minuyan I Lheslyn Mae I. Bermejo
Minuyan II John Dave E. Hizole
Minuyan III Alyssa D. Remolador
Minuyan IV Armando Y. Victoriano
Minuyan V Grazellyn V. Silvestre
Bagong Buhay I Angelie Argota
Bagong Buhay II Shennecka Sheill Dela Vega
Bagong Buhay III Andrew T. Esquivel
San Martin I Brian P. Pelegrino
San Martin II Janine Kyla C. Nevado
San Martin III Ana Julianna P. Baylon
San Martin IV Girlhea Mae M. Hayagan
Sta. Cruz I Kailah Rose L. Silverio
Sta. Cruz II Samuel C. Suello
Sta. Cruz III Michaela G. Evangelio
Sta. Cruz IV Mark Jone A. Andoy
Sta. Cruz V Roselle DP. Constantino
Fatima I Charles Andrei S. Castro
Fatima II John Harold P. Manzanero
Fatima III Katrina C. Cendaña
Fatima IV Carizza L. Bonghanoy
Fatima V Christian Kyle N. Pallares
Citrus Cris Beth T. Badeo
San Pedro Soah Paula A. Uy
Sapang Palay Proper Jan Chezter H. Cataniag
San Martin De Porres Sofia Almira D. Sansano
Assumption Honeylyn G. Besañez
Sto. Nino I Jervy S. Sierte
Sto. Nino II Louwell B. Rabacio
Lawang Pare Maja Jhamie C. Santos
San Rafael I Janisse T. Turla
San Rafael II Mc John Gerryll E. Zamora
San Rafael III Rachelle Mae B. Nagales
San Rafael IV Julius I. Salva
San Rafael V Angelo L. Pangilinan

Congress representation


The city has a lone legislative district, being represented in the country's House of Representatives.

List of former municipal and city mayors


Notable personalities



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