Income Classification: 4th Class
Congressional District: 3rd District
No. of Barangays: 19
Land Area: 2,626 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 23,649
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 16,135
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of Alitagtag is a 4th Class municipality and is a generally peaceful town in the Heart of Batangas. The agriculture and employment serve the main sources of income among its eco-friendly people. Alitagtag is noted for its float-making industry and for its ‘Tapusan Festival’. In terms of SWM, this town is one of the only two LGUs having ‘Sanitary Land Fill Facilities’ in Batangas. Belonging to the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL), this coastal town in the third district of the province is blessed to posses the majestic and picturesque scenery of the Taal Lake and Volcano.
It is about 17 kilometers from Batangas City, the capital of the province and about 101 kilometers from Manila, the seat of national government. It is therefore in this reason why Alitagtag is zoned as one the residential corridors of the South. The Batangas Provincial Framework Plan considers the town for its potential for future residential developments due to its strategic location to the industrialized cities and municipalities.
Alitagtag was named after the word “Alinagnag” which means a small but distinct light. It was once a group of five (5) barangays namely, Alitagtag, Balagbag, Dalipit, Munlawin and Muzon of the Municipality of Bauan. It came into existence as a town on the 1st day of January 1910 by virtue of an Executive Order issued on the 7th day of May 1909 by then Philippine Civil Commission headed by Executive Secretary Carpinter. From then on Alitagtag has grown and developed to its present state looking forward to a peaceful and sustainable future.
- A distance of 101 kilometers from Manila, the seat of the national government and 17 kilometers from Batangas City, the capital town.
- Located in the central part of the province.
- Bounded on the south and southeastern by Bauan and San Pascual respectively, on the west and southwestern by Sta. Teresita and San Luis respectively; on the north by Taal Lake and on the east by Cuenca.
- Gently rolling with some hilly places.
- Type of soil is predominantly Ibaan series.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Services
Tourist Destinations: Green Field Resort, Balagbag; Binukalan Church, Poblacion West; Residencia De Riego & Resort, So. Libis, Muzon II; Noni’s Mountain Resort, Ping-as; Villa Salome Resort, Pinagkurusan
Special Events/Festivals: Foundation Day (January 1), Salubong sa Mahal na Poong Sta. Cruz (May 2), Alitagtag Town Fiesta (May 7), Tapusan Mayflower Festival - Grand Float Procession (May 31)
Address: Poblacion, Alitagtag, Batangas
Phone: (043) 772-0154
Fax: (043) 772-0154