Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 42
Land Area: 27,851 has.
Population (RHU, 2015): 132,404
Registered Voters: 68,980
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Nasugbu, Batangas is the largest town in Western Batangas with a total land area of 27,851 hectares. The Municipality is also the second largest in the province and it accounts for 8.69% of the total provincial land area. It is divided into 42 Barangays, 30 Rural Barangay and 12 Urban Barangay of which are connectively known as the Poblacion (Brgy. 1-12). Today, the Municipality of Nasugbu, Batangas is transforming into a new town by realizing its vision of becoming a city. The town has one proclaimed Special Eonomic Zone and has identified its role in agricultural production and touism development. It was declared as a Tourist Zone together with Maragondon and Ternate Cavite under Proclamation No. 1520 and a Marine Reserve under Proclamation No. 1801.
Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, this coastal town of Nasugbu had a population of one thousand people. Founded in 1899, the municipality now has an estimated population of 132,404 (RHU, actual population 2015) and/or 122,483 (NSO 2010). The town site was situated a kilometer east of the present site. Historians recall that in 1896, about five hundred people (who had taken up arms against the Spaniards) perished from the hands of enraged Spanish soldiers. The livelihood of the Filipino residents then was to work for the hacienderos who owned practically the entire town of Nasugbu. When the Americans came the town people eventually built a new town. The new town dwellers were to become the forebears of the community who resisted the Japanese invaders, four decades hence. The end of the Second World War saw Nasugbu back to its normal way of life, slowly but imperceptibly accepting the modern changes brought about the process of urbanization. In the early 1970’s, the hacienda owners decided to sell to the people, a majority of their landholdings, over a period of ten years. These lands became the abode of the ever-growing population now living in 42 Barangays throughout the municipality.
Nasugbu was part of the Tagalog region, which Chinese historians referred to as “Mai” with the present-day Balayan as the center. This region from Nasugbu and Balayan to the eastern part of Laguna up to Paracale in the Bicol Peninsula was said to be the most civilized and prosperous during pre-Spanish times. Together with Lian, Calatagan, Tuy and Calaca, Nasugbu became a part of Balayan when Balayan was officially founded as a pueblo in 1578. Nasugbu was thus under the jurisdiction of both the civil and ecclesiastical authorities of that mother pueblo. The curacy of Balayan and the other newly installed curacies in the newly colonized islands were under the direct administration of the Archbishop of Manila. The influence of the Catholic Church in Nasugbu has been pervasive; the cultural fiber of Nasugbu is indelibly entwined with the town people’s religious faith. The Jesuits arrived in the Philippines in 1628 and many of them were assigned to the newly created Balayan Province. They took possession of large tracts of cultivated lands and ranches in Balayan and Nasugbu.
The Municipality of Nasugbu is located in the coastal areas (Western tip) of the province of Batangas with a bearing of 14 degrees 04 minutes latitude and 120 degrees lontitude. It is bounded on the north by the Municipalities of Maragondon, Magallanes and Alfonso (Cavite), on the east by the municipalities of Laurel, Calaca and Balayan (Batangas); on the south by the Municipalities of Lian and Tuy ; and on the west by the South China Sea. Travel distance from Metro Manila is about 102 kilometers via Tagytay City. From Batangas City, which is the provincial capital, its distance covers about 70 kilometers, traversing through several municipalities of the province.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Fisheries, Services, Tourism
Tourist Destinations: Liberation Marker, Dynamite Road, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Caleruega, Lumang Simbahan, Looc Convent, Light House, Mt. Talamitam, Mt. Pico de Loro, Mt. Batulao, Twin Island, Fortune Island, Dive Sites, Layong Bilog River, Karakawa, Seascape & Rockformations, Chateau Royale Sports & Country Club Inc., Pico de Loro Cove, Terrazas de Punta Fuego, Canyon Cove Residential Beach Resort, Hamilo Coast, Kawayan Cove, Maya-Maya Reef Resort, Munting Buhangin Beach Camp Inc., Peninsula de Punta Fuego, KC Filipinas Golf Resort, Nasugbu’s Little Treasures, Kainan sa Dalampasigan, Chez Deo, El Cocinero, Salt Beds
Special Events/Festivals: Sugbuan Festival/ Nasugbu Town Fiesta, Mamaraka (Trade & Exhibit Fair), Nasugbu Landings and Liberation Day
Address: Municipal Bldg. Escalera St. Nasugbu, Batangas
Phone: (043) 216-2745