Income Classification: 5th Class
Congressional District: 4th District
No. of Barangays: 13
Land Area: 4,650 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 20,822
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 12,047
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The Municipality of Pakil belongs to the 4th District of the Province of Laguna, which is divided into two (2) land areas by the Laguna de Bay, Silangan Pakil and Kanluran Pakil. It has a total land area of 4,650 hectares which consists of thirteen (13) barangays. Silangan Pakil composed of seven (7) barangays wherein at the poblacion are Baño, Burgos, Gonzales, Rizal, Taft and Tavera, Barangay Saray is at the Sierra Madre Range. Kanluran Pakil has six (6) barangays, Banilan, Casa Real, Casinsin, Kabulusan and Matikiw along the shores of Laguna de Bay and Dorado at Mount Sembrano. Pakil has an agricultural base economy with farming and fishing are the principal industries where palay, lanzones, coconut are the principal agricultural products, as well as, fisheries and livestock raising. Also, cottage and home industries for handicrafts, paper mache and woodcrafts, especially, the wood filigree or whittling products uniquely known here.
The land from Punta Inuod to Guinabihan (Banilan) is where the first settlers Gat Maitan and his wife Panumbalihan, and Gat Salyan Maginto and his wife Potongan first established themselves, but after sometime, being molested by pirates and marauders, they moved to the present site of the Poblacion, but leaving behind chief Maginoong Dalaga, who ruled the place. This accounts why Pakil has two (2) territories on the Eastern and Western sides of the lake.
When the Spaniards came to the place in 1571, this colony was under the leadership of Gat Paquil whose name had come to refer to the settlement as “PAQUIL” which remained during the whole Spanish Regime and early part of the American Period, but which was changed to “PAKIL” by Executive Order No. 77 in 1927. In 1588, when Padre Pedro Bautista, OFM came, he assembled the scattered dwellings of the inhabitants into well arranged community site with a chapel and plaza at the middle to which converged the streets he opened. In 1602, PAKIL was attached to Paete as a “Visita”. Padre Francisco Barajas, made efforts to separate this town from Paete, and Don Diego Jorge became the first Capitan on May 12, 1676. Pakil remained as an independent town during the Spanish regime with the Capitanes at the helm of the local government, and the last of whom was Capitan Nicolas Regalado.
With the change of government from Spanish to American, and the organization of the Civil Government in the country in 1901, Bernardo Gonzales was appointed the first Municipal President until November 25, 1903, by Public Law No. 1009, Pakil was fused with Pangil. On October 1, 1927 by Executive Order No. 77 Pakil was restored to being a separate town.
Geographical coordinates are 14°21’51” North 121°28’43” East at elevation 12.50 meters above sea level or at the Northeastern part of the Province of Laguna. Its territorial boundaries extend to Real, Quezon in the east; Paete, Laguna in the south; the across the lake at Inuod Point in Jalajala and Pililia, Rizal, and to Mabitac, Laguna along Hinukay River in the west; then Pangil, Laguna along Mabato River, then across the lake to Sambal River in the north. Its distance from the provincial capital Sta. Cruz, Laguna is 19 km, from Manila via Laguna is 114 km, and via Rizal is 80 km.
Major Income Sources: Farming, Fishing, Business, Livestock Raising, Other Services
Tourist Destinations: St. Peter of Alcantara Church (Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrow of Turumba), Turumba Springs Swimming Pool, Mt. Ping-as (Ahunan sa Ping-as), Plaza Adonay & Plaza Rizal, Dan Dalena’s House, E&R Handicraft, Vista’s Artspace and Café, Uwido Bamboo Carvings, Lerma’s Halo-halo, Manay’s Eatery
Special Events/Festivals: Turumba Festival (Lupi Season), Grand Turumba Festival, Ahunan sa Ping-as, Pakil Town Fiesta
Address: Pakil Municipal Hall, Pakil, Laguna
Phone: (049) 557-1884
Fax: (049) 557-1884