Income Classification: 5th Class
Congressional District: 4th District
No. of Barangays: 20
Land Area: 5,305.85 has.
Population (BNS, 2015): 18,048
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 2016): 11,586
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Famy, a fifth Class municipality with a current total population of more than 15,000, could experience the same rapid urbanization and population growth because of its strategic location at the very intersection of two national highways (the Manila East Road and the Famy-Real-Infanta Road). The Municipality is accessible to Metro Manila and to other major points of the Provinces of Laguna and Quezon. The LGU of Famy envisions a developed, healthy, peaceful, orderly, environment-friendly and God-loving community that properly manage its natural resources and environment to ensure the provision of equal opportunities to the present and future generations to meet their needs. The Municipality is still agricultural in nature. About 87% (4,632.06 has) of its total land area is devoted to agricultural production. Rice is the most important commodity and uses about 305 hectares. Coconut plantation covers 1,412.12 hectares mostly in the upland barangays.
The history of the town as a barrio of Siniloan dates back to the year 1612 when its natural resources were first exploited by the busy hands of home seekers from Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal. These home seekers named the place Calumpang, after a big shady Calumpang tree that grows in the heart of the place.
Year after year, the inhabitants of the place increased. People from nearby towns were attracted to the barrio because of the vast area of uncultivated lands. After years of struggle for development, they succeeded in making the lands suitable for food crops. They especially made use of the lowlands where more of the inhabitants settled. Home industries gained interest among women. Spiny bamboos were planted as raw materials for the basket industry that remained an important industry in the present time.
In the year 1835, when the people realized the changes of the place, from the bedlam of wilderness to a barrio worthy of becoming a town, they for the first time, sought to become a municipality with its own government. The plan was rejected because of the meager population of the barrio. The people did not lose hope. Again the prominent men of the barrio tried to secure the separation. Stimulated by the feeling of patriotism, men from the barrio voluntarily presented themselves as revolutionist claiming that they will fight on the side of General Emilio Aguinaldo, if the General will help making the barrio a town. So after the revolution, the President of the Republic of the Philippines ordered that Calumpang be separated from the Municipality of Siniloan. Barrio Calumpang was then renamed FAMY. This was in memory of General Emilio Aguinaldo’s mother, Mrs. Trinidad Aguinaldo y Famy.
When the American took possession of the Philippines, the form of government automatically changed. With an Executive Order, small towns became barrios of nearby towns. Famy was affected by this order, and again became a barrio of Siniloan. In spite of these changes the people continued the development of the barrio. They tried their best to increase the area of cultivated lands. The inhabitants of this municipality were not satisfied of being a barrio again of Siniloan, so they filed a request to the Governor General that Famy be a town again, citing that no salary for services rendered will be asked and that the municipal hall and school buildings shall be constructed, all on the help of the town’s people. By virtue of this request, the Governor General issued Executive Order No. 60 series of 1910, separating Famy from the Municipality of Siniloan, Laguna. This order took effect on August 15, 1910.
Famy is an inland municipality located on the north-eastern part of the province of Laguna and is bounded on the East by Real, Quezon, North by Sta. Maria, West by Mabitac and South by Siniloan, Laguna. Its geographical coordinates are 14 degrees 26 longitude and 121 degrees 27 latitude. It is accessible from major points of the province and only about 25 kilometers away from Sta. Cruz, Laguna, the Provincial Capital.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture
Tourist Destinations: Royal Palm Leisure Park, Goshen’s Place (1950 Resort), Jardin de San Agustin, Maria Luisa Resort, Los Ba?os Forest Club, St. Augustine Parish Church, Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, Geothermal Power Plant, Tesoro’s Farm, Maspeth Resort
Special Events/Festivals: San Sebastian Feast (January 20)
Address: Municipal Hall, Famy, Laguna
Phone: (049) 501-7733
Fax: (049) 501-7733