San Juan, Batangas
San Juan, officially the Municipality of San Juan, (Tagalog: Bayan ng San Juan), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 108,585 people.
|Municipality of San Juan|
Gen. Luna Street, the town proper's main thoroughfare
"Sama-sama Tayo sa Napapanahong Pagbabago"
|Anthem: Bagong Araw (Himno ng San Juan)|
Map of Batangas with San Juan highlighted
|Region||Calabarzon (Region IV-A)|
|Founded||December 12, 1848|
|Barangays||42 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Hon. Ildebrando "Beebong" D. Salud|
|• Vice Mayor||Hon. Octavio Antonio L. Marasigan|
|• Congressman||Hon. Lianda Bolilia|
|• Electorate||59,918 voters (2016)|
|• Total||273.40 km2 (105.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)43|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||251.5 million (2016)|
|Feast date||May 16|
|Catholic diocese||Archdiocese of Lipa|
|Patron saint||St. John Nepomucene|
The town is known for its baroque church and the Pinagbayanan excavation, the most important archaeological site in the municipality.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 273.40 square kilometres (105.56 sq mi)  constituting 8.76% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.
|041023005||Buhay na Sapa||4.7%||5,123||3,751||6.11%|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, San Juan had a population of 108,585. The population density was 400 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,000/sq mi).
|Municipal Government of San Juan|
|Ildebrando D. Salud (NPC)|
|Octavio Antonio L. Marasigan (Nacionalista)|
|Sangguniang Panlungsod Members|
|Alvin John O. Samonte (NPC)||Meynardo V. Robles (NPC)|
|Rowena M. Magadia (NPC)||Grenalyn V. Virtusio Ll.B. (NPC)|
|Rodello A. De Chavez (NPC)||Melchor C. Ayap (NPC)|
|Angelo Luis T. Marasigan (Nacionalista)||Erniño A. Llana (Nacionalista)|
|Wivin R. Llana (Laiya Aplaya)|
|SK Federation President|
|Joel S. Rey, Jr. (Calicanto)|
List of former municipal mayorsEdit
|Order||Name||Years in Office||Achievement|
|1||Don Esteban de Villa||1900-1905; 1916-1919||Built the town's public market|
|2||Don Gregorio de Villa||1905-1906; 1913-1916||Constructed the town's elementary school (Gabaldon)|
|3||Don Benedicto de Villa||1906-1907||Pioneered the town's sugar industry that brought prosperity to the town|
|4||Don Raymundo Balinos||1907-1910||Encouraged the education of the town's people|
|4||Don Florencio Perez||1910-1913||Built a public cemetery for the poor and the non-Catholics|
|5||Don Juan R. Quizon||1919-1922; 1925-1928||Constructed the municipal building and acquired the site for the town plaza|
|6||Don Nicolas Virrey||1922-1925|
|7||Don Filemon Malabanan||1928-1934||Built the water reservoir and worked for the electrification of the town|
|8||Don Miguel Lopez||1934-1942||Instrumental in the building of San Juan East Central School|
|9||Guillermo de Villa||1942-1945||Maintained peaceful relationship with the Japanese government while working secretly with the guerillas|
|10||Vicente Castillo||1945; 1946-1955||Built the Lawaye River Dike, and organized the town's police force|
|11||Jose Garcia||1956-1963||Built the Sampiro-Quipot feeder road|
|12||Estelito Castillo||1964-1967||Repaired municipal building, implemented the minimum wage law, and managed to acquire fire trucks from the national government|
|13||Vicente Lecaroz||1968-1986||Built feeder roads and bridges; responsible for the construction of additional school buildings; he also eradicated cattle-rustling|
|14||Abelardo de Villa||1986-1998||Electrification of barrios; built new feeder roads, new bridges and cemented road to Laiya.|
|15||Rodolfo H. Manalo||1998-2007||a) Carried out the Computerization of Real Property Tax Administration and Business Permit and Licensing System. b) Build Farm to Market Roads and Bridges.|
|16||Danilo S. Mindanao||2007-2010||Asphalting of roads; he envisioned the cityhood of San Juan|
|17||Rodolfo H. Manalo||2010‑2019||Establishment of 13 national high schools, opening of barangay roads and massive concreting of Farm To Market Roads, construction of hanging and foot bridge in various barangays, scholarships to indigent constituents from elementary to college, massive mangrove rehabilitation, tree planting, no to mining, no to plastics, regulated cutting of trees.|
|18||Ildebrando D. Salud||2019‑Present|
- Horse – The municipality is known for its horses and other farm animals like cows, pigs, and goats.
- Tuba Container – locally known as batang, a container in which tuba is gathered from the coconut tree.
- Fruits – Fruits such as mangoes, citrus, atis and tamarind which are grown abundantly in the town.
- Roundels – signifies the number of barangays (42) comprising the municipality
San Juan is a first class municipality in the province of Batangas. According to the Local Government Performance Management System 2012 of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Financial Profile of San Juan:
- IRA Share: Php 110,820,777.00
- Local-Sourced Revenues: Php 42,642,278.42
- Other Revenues: Php 445,081.64
- Total LGU Income: Php 153,908,137.37
San Juan is a tourist destination known for its white-sand beaches. The tourism and aquaculture industries provide jobs to the town's people and income to the town economy.
Because of its fertile land, the municipality is one of the top suppliers of agricultural products in the province.
The town has also a coconut wine and pottery industry.
- San Juan Nepomuceno Church – The church was built during the Spanish colonial period.
- Laiya Beach – San Juan has a coastline with several beach resorts for swimming, diving and other outdoor activities
- Mount Daguldol – The highest mountain in San Juan, 670 metres (2,200 ft) high
- Mangrove Forest at Barangay Poctol – One of the largest mangrove areas in San Juan; located in Sitio Pontor
- Ancestral houses – Built during Spanish and American colonial periods in the town.
- Municipal Hall – Erected on 1928 under the administration of Juan R. Quizon, the then Presidente Municipal. It has a simple yet enticing architectural style
- Malaking River at Barangay Poctol – This river serves as a boundary between Batangas and Quezon Province.
- Naambon Falls - A secluded, undisturbed series of falls and small pools. It has several look-out points with views of dense forest and Tayabas Bay.
Almost all barangays have their own elementary and high schools, where tuition fees are relatively low.
Despite improvements of the town's education system, parents of some students from well-off families send their children to Metro Manila for college.
- Renato de Villa – Former Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines; Former Secretary, Department of National Defense; 1998 Presidential Election Candidate
- Rudy Salud – Founding Secretary General, World Boxing Council; Former PBA Commissioner; Boxing Manager and Promoter
- Leandro Mendoza – Former Executive Secretary under President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo; Former Police Director General, Philippine National Police (2001)
- Salvador Q. Quizon – Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus, Archdiocese of Lipa
- Alyssa Valdez – Volleyball player, Ateneo Lady Eagles
- Meynardo A. Sabili – City Mayor of Lipa City
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