Income Classification: 5th Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 14
Land Area: 10,478 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 13,107
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 8,989
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Sampaloc is composed of 4 urban and 10 rural barangays. Almost one-fifths of Sampaloc’s land area is classified as urban with 1,857 hectares (17.7%) and includes the barangays San Isidro, San Roque, Bayongon and Ilayang Owain. Rural barangays have a combined land area of 8,621 hectares (82.20%) as shown above, with barangay Caldong as the biggest barangay occupying 3,111 hectares or almost 30% of the municipality’s total land area.
Sampaloc used to be the Barrio Dingin of Lucban, Quezon consisting of three sitios. It was later renamed into Sampaloc because of the presence of a large tamarind tree found in the center of the settlement during the earlier days. The name was also changed in Alfonso Trece for a time to honor the King of Spain.
In 1873, Capt. Pedro Cadelina of Lucban recommended to change the barrio into a municipality but due to lack of residents, it was only made into a “visita”. “Teniente Mayores” were appointed to head the ”visita”, the first of whom was from Polilio, followed by Arcadio Veluya, Laureano Nanola, Silverio Abueva and Juan Saludades. Through the efforts of Juan Pineda, Sampaloc became a municipality in 1892. He was elected as the first Capitan. He was succeeded by Diego Gagan followed by Teofilo Daya in 1901. During Daya’s term in the office, three more barrios from Mauban – Banot, Bilucao and San Bueno, became a part of Sampaloc through the efforts of Ireneo Domeo, the municipal secretary. The town was also renamed to Sampaloc during this time.
The Municipality of Sampaloc lies between 121°30’30” to 121°41’10” east longitude and between 14°06’30” to 14°14’30” north latitude. It is approximately 192 kilometers from Metro Manila, 41 km from Lucena City and 30 kms from Tayabas City proper. Bounded by the Municipality of Mauban, Quezon on the north and east sides, and on the west by the Municipality of Cavinti, Laguna, Sampaloc occupies a land area of approximately 10,478 hectares including the area in Brgy Caldong contested by the Provinces of Laguna and Quezon.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Commercial, Service Centers
Tourist Destinations: Tangob Cave, Malaog Cave, Pugto-Pugto Cave, Magdalena Cave, Asedillo Cave, Spanish Arc Bridge, Bayongon Falls, Caldong Falls, Hangga Falls, Mahangin Falls and Simbahang Bato
Special Events/Festivals: Bulihan Festival
Address: Municipal Hall, Sampaloc, Quezon
Phone: (044) 716-0011