City of Cabuyao
Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 2nd District
No. of Barangays: 18
Land Area: 4,330 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 248,436
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 2016): : 175,352
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Known as “The Enterprise City of the Philippines” the City of Cabuyao is located at the country’s industrialized region. It is situated 43 kilometers southeast of Metro Manila. It is approximately 54 kilometers away from Santa Cruz, the provincial capital, and 9 kilometers from the city proper of Calamba City, the regional center of CALABARZON region. Cabuyao City is formerly the "Richest Municipality of the Philippines" and the fastest growing municipality in Laguna, as evidenced with a large populace of migrants working in the city's industrial estates. Nestlè Philippines, Asia Brewery, Inc., San Miguel Corporation, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Wyeth Philippines, Inc., Light Industry and Science Park of the Philippines and Malayan Colleges Laguna are located in Cabuyao. Republic Act No. 10163 converted the town of Cabuyao into a Component City, after the ratification of a plebiscite held on August 4, 2012. The City of Cabuyao is the 142nd city in the Philippines and the 5th component city in Laguna along with the cities of San Pablo, Calamba, Santa Rosa, and Biñan.
The name Cabuyao originated from the word Kabuyaw, a citrus tree growing abundantly in the area which is used then by the natives in washing hair and later evolved as the town’s location reference. Adopted by Franciscan friars and Spanish officials, it replaces the town’s indigenous name of ‘Tabuko’. Declared by Miguel Lopez De Legazpi as an encomienda or town on 1571, Tabuko was then the center of government, composed originally of barangays Malabanan (Biñan City), Sta. Rosa de Lima (City of Santa Rosa), and Calamba (Calamba City).
Under Gaspar Ramirez, definite boundaries of the town of Tabuko were established. The boundary at the north was Tunasan, south was Ba-i, west was Sungay and at the east was Lake Ba-i. Towards the end of the 17th century, the barangays were separated from Tabuko one by one. The first to be separated was barangay Calamba followed by Malabanan then Sta. Rosa de Lima. A year after its emancipation from the Spaniards on 1898, the town then was placed under American regime and the first town mayor was appointed. During the Japanese occupation, Cabuyao people joined several guerilla movements and later on fought with the Japanese during World War II from which they were liberated on 1945. Agriculture and fisheries were the major economic activities from then on. Main crops were rice, garlic and watermelon while duck raising prevails at the lakeshore areas. Establishment of manufacturing industries began during the 1970s from which industrialization started off. The town’s proximity to the National Capital Region attracted investments more resulting to robust economic development and social change.
The City of Cabuyao is one of the six (6) component cities in the province of Laguna. It is located at the northern part of the province and is 43 kilometers away from Manila. The city’s longitude is 121.12472 East and latitude is 14.27833 North. It is bounded on the east by Laguna de Bay, on the west by the Cavite, on the north by Sta. Rosa and on the south by Calamba. The City of Cabuyao has 18 barangays: three are poblacion barangays, six are located along the national highway, six along Laguna de Bay and the remaining three are located on the westernside near the Cabuyao-Cavite boundary. The city covers an area of 4,330 has which is broadly classified into agricultural and built-up areas.
Major Income Sources: Industries, Commercial, Services, Agriculture/Farming
Tourist Destinations: Poor Clare’s Monastery, St. Policarp’s Parish Church, St. Vincent Ferrer Diocesan Shrine, Sta. Elena Golf Course and Country Club, Light Industry and Science Park I and Hall of City of Cabuyao
Special Events/Festivals: Cabuyao Day/Batingaw Day (Founding Anniversary), Cityhood Anniversary, Feast of Poor Claire, Barangay Fiestas
Address: City Hall, Rosario Village, Brgy. Sala, City of Cabuyao, Laguna
Phone: (049) 502-1192
Fax: (049) 502-1192