Income Classification: 2nd Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 32
Land Area: 15,415 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 46,698
Registered Voters (COMELEC, April 2016): 27,305
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of Lucban or Lukban is a second- class municipality located at the foot of Mount Banahaw in the Province of Quezon. It is famous for its annual Pahiyas Festival, which is held every May 15th in honor of San Isidro Labrador the Farmer. Beginning with 6:00am mass at the Lucban Church, this festival showcase a street of houses which are adorned with fruits, vegetables, agricultural products, handicrafts and kiping, a rice made decoration, which afterwards can be eaten grilled or fried. The houses are judged and the best one is proclaimed the winner. Every year, tourist roam the municipality to witness the decoration of houses. Lucban is coldest from November to February with temperature range from 55 to 77F. One can feel the gentle, cool breeze even during the summer months of April and May, making it the ideal Summer Capital of Quezon Province.
The year 1578 marked the foundation of town of Lucban. During that year, two Spanish friars named Juan de Placencia and Diego de Oropesa commenced the propagation of Christianity in this municipality converting 1,600 inhabitants into Christian. Legend has it that the town derived its name from Lucban or Pomelo tree. Three hunters from Majayjay, Laguna namely: Marcos Tigla, Luis Gumba and Lucas Manawa come upon a plain at the northeast foot of Mt. Banahaw after they lost their way following the trail of some animals. While resting under the tree, they saw a black bird named “uwak” or crow, up in the tree top. Believing this is a bad omen, they immediately transferred to another place and rested once more. This time under a shade of a large leafy pomelo or lucban tree, the trio were attracted by a couple of kingfishers chirping at the top of the tree. Fascinated by the rhythmic sounds of the multi colored bird. The tree hunters took the incident as a sign of a good fortune, so they fetched their families in Majayjay, Laguna and settled in this place.
The people of Lucban accepted the story as true. Marcos Tigla was the first Gobernadorcillo of the town in the year 1595, Luis Gumba in 1596 and Lucas Manawa later took over the responsibility for four years (1601 and 1606).
Lucban, subtly nestled at the foot of majestic Mount. Banahaw de Lucban which tower 1,875 meter above sea level, is about 26 kilometers from Lucena City, the provincial capital. It is located at the Northwestern border of Quezon Province with geographical coordinates of 121 degrees, 33 minutes cast longitude and 14 degree, 7 minutes north latitude. Lying on a slope at the northeast of mount Banahaw, it stands at the elevation of 1500 feet above sea level. It is bounded on the north by Luisiana, Laguna: on the west by Majayjay, Laguna; on the east by Sampaloc, Quezon and on the south by Tayabas Quezon. Lucban is approximately 160 kilometers from Manila via Lucena City and 133 kilometers from metro Manila via Sta. Cruz. Pagsanjan route in Laguna and accessible by land transportation. Average travel time is three and half hour from Manila.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Commercial, Service Center
Tourist Destinations: Kamay Ni Hesus, Marcos Tigla Park, Pahiyas Festival, San Luis Parish Church, 8 Wonderful Waterfalls, Mt. Banahaw and Escuela Pia Pambayang Museo, Kapilya ng kamposanto katoliko, KIOSKO and Rizal Park
Special Events/Festivals: Pahiyas Festival, Town Fiesta and Buhusan
Address: Municipal Hall, Lucban Quezon
Phone: (042) 540-4887
Fax: (042) 540-4887