Income Classification: 5th Class
Congressional District: 3rd District
No. of Barangays: 16
Land Area: 2,372 has.
Population (NSO, latest 2016): 32,000
Registered Voters (COMELEC, 2016): 17,590
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Mataasnakahoy is presently classified as an eco-tourism municipality and one of the smallest town in terms land of land area.
There are two versions of story that led to the name of the town. The first version was about the story of a datu named Datu Dumangsil who escaped from Borneo and reached the southern portion of Luzon and resided at the mouth of Pansipit River. The datu and his troops stayed in the area where Taal is now located. The "Lakan" or "Laka" or tribe settled in this area. Tribesmen would go to the area to hunt. Every time they see fellow tribesmen, they always exchanged greetings such as "Kalaka" and "Katribu", meaning fellow tribesmen. The greetings to each other remained and eventually became the official name of Calaca.
The municipality of Mataasnakahoy was situated north of the Municipality of Balete, southern and eastern part of the City of Lipa and on the western part the City of Lipa and the Taal Lake. It was 23 kilometers apart from the provincial capitol,84 kilometers from Manila and 7 kilometers from the City of Lipa.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Garment Industry and Services
Tourist Destinations: La Virginia Hotel and Resort, Shercon Ecological Park and Vali’s Point
Special Events/Festivals: Foundation Day(January 1), Town Fiesta Celebration and Kaluskos Festival
Address: Municipal Hall, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas
Phone: (043) 784-1016
Fax: (043) 784-1016