Magdalena

 

Magdalena

Income Classification: 4th Class
Congressional District: 4th District
No. of Barangays: 24
Land Area: 3,708.8 has. 
Population (Local Survey 2016): 26,939
Registered Voters: 14,026

Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)

Position
Mayor
Vice-Mayor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
LNB President
Local Official
David O. Aventurado, Jr.
Constancio Burbos
Amado Criste, Jr.
Pedro T. Bucal
Rafael Bueno
Maximo Sotomayor
Leovino Porcioncula
Laurito Ibanez
Ron Vincent Zaguirre
Henry Chua
Orlando P. Ayag
Political Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
UNA
Liberal Party
Independent
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
 
Term
2nd 
2nd
1st
3rd 
1st 
3rd 
3rd
2nd 
1st 
3rd
 

 


About:
Known in history as the “Burial Place of Emilio Jacinto, a Katipunero” where a Shrine was built in his honor. It also boasted as one of its top tourist destination is the St. Mary Magdalene Church, a hundred year old Catholic Church. Other famous natural wonders are caves know as Pintong Pilak Cave and the River Rafting Activities across the Balanac River. It derives its earning from small scale and cottage and is currently developing the Dairy Industry from Carabao. It is located approximately 103.00 kilometers south of Manila.

Historical Background:
Magdalena, a former barrio of Majayjay, Laguna is lying at the foot of the legendary Mt. Banahaw. Based on the record profile, Magdalena was proclaimed a new town on January 18, 1820 by Gov. Gen. Don Mariano Fernandez de Fulgerras. It was named Magdalena de Ambling after its patron Saint Mary Magdalene and the Barrio Ambling where it is first established. No legal documents can be secured from the municipal and for provincial level. 

Geographic Location:
Magdalena is located in the western part of the Province of Laguna, and approximately 11 kilometers from Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The town is bounded on the north by the towns of Pagsanjan and Sta. Cruz, and on the South by Liliw, and on the east by Majayjay and portion of Pagsanjan and on the west by Nagcarlan and portion of Sta. Cruz. The terrain of the Municipality consists of rolling hills extending from the base of Mt. Banahaw downward north towards Lagunda de Bay, and intersected by two major streams. The Balanac and the Maimpis Rivers which are directly traversed the eastern and south-western parts of the area providing irrigation water. Elevation ranges from 1000.873 meters above sea level.

Major Income Sources: Small-scale Industries, Cottage Industries

Tourist Destinations: Pintong Pilak Cave, Emilio Jacinto Shrine, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Bahay Laguna, Camp Allen

Special Events/Festivals: Magdalena Day (January 18), Town Fiesta (July 22)

Contact Information:
Address: Municipal Hall, E. Jacinto St, Brgy. Poblacion, Magdalena, Laguna
Phone: (049) 503-4212
Fax: (043) 723-1558
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