San Jose

 

San Jose

Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 4th District 
No. of Barangays: 33 
Land Area: 5,954.30 has. 
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 77,838
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 44,157

Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)

Position
Mayor
Vice-Mayor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
LNB President
Local Official
Valentino R. Patron
Entiquio M. Briones
Ronald I. Apritado
Ruel F. Ilao
Renji A. Arcilla
Marife E. Bathan
Armida A. De Roxas
Herminigildo P. Maquinto
Godfey A. Umali
Arnold D. Aguila
Celso G. Mandocdoc
Political Party
Independent
Partido ng Masang Batangueño
Partido ng Masang Batangueño
Independent
Independent
Independent
Partido ng Masang Batangueño
Partido ng Masang Batangueño
Independent
Independent
 
Term
1st
1st
2nd 
2nd 
1st
3rd 
1st 
1st
1st
1st 
 

 


About:
San Jose is a First Class Municipality in the Province of Batangas. Established on April 26, 1765 as the town of San Jose  de Malaquing Tubig, it one formed part of Bauan, and in the new town’s establishment, it originally included the land that now  makes up the Municipality of Cuenca.

The Municipality of San Jose’s agricultural production is primarily based on Poultry and Livestock Production, both in commercial and backyard scales. Layer farming is the leading income generating activity in the Municipality. As of December 31, 011, an estimate of 5 million layers produce eggs daily which earned San Jose the title as “EGG BASKET OF THE PHILIPPINES.” .

Historical Background:
The Municipality now known as San Jose was once a wilderness. Wild animals such as buffalo, birds and flora abound this place.

The aetas were the first inhabitants of the place. They started clearing some portions of the wilderness especially in the areas near the rivers. Several groups of settlers then drove these aetas to hinterlands and permanently occupied the place. They named it “Malaking Tubig”, referring to the big river crossing the central portion of their settlement.

The aetas were the first inhabitants of the place. They started clearing some portions of the wilderness especially in the areas near the rivers. Several groups of settlers then drove these aetas to hinterlands and permanently occupied the place. They named it “Malaking Tubig”, referring to the big river crossing the central portion of their settlement.

Human population of Malaking Tubig started to grow and in 1754, Taal Volcano erupted destroying the original Bauan. And before its actual site could have been selected, Malaking Tubig was separated from Bauan. The recognized leaders of Malaking Tubig then petitioned the Spanish authorities for the creation of that place as a pueblo (town) which was granted to them on April 26, 1765.

Two years later, Malaking Tubig was inaugurated into a pueblo where Ignacio de los Santos (also known as Ignacio Ona) became the Gobernadorcillo. Included in the inaugural jurisdiction were the present administrative unit, the Poblacion and the barrios of Labac, Dita, Ibabao, Dalipit and Makulot. The last six barrios were also separated through a petition which was approved on March 13, 1877 to become a new town of Cuenca.

Geographic Location:
San Jose is one of the 31 municipalities of the province of Batangas. It is geographically situated at 13 degrees 53’ longitude and 121 degrees 6’ latitude. It is about 85 km from Metro Manila and about 13 km from the Port of Batangas. San Jose is strategically located between two (2) cities and three (3) municipalities, making it a potential growth center in the locality. It is bounded on the north by Lipa City, on the south by Batangas City, on the east by the municipality of Ibaan, on the west by Cuenca and on the southwest by San Pascual. It is served by the existing STAR Tollway with Exit/Entry points at the City of Lipa and Municipality of Ibaan. The Municipality has a total land area of 5,954.3 hectares. It comprises 1.88% of the total land area of the province which is 316,518 hectares.

Major Income Sources: Agriculture (Poultry and Livstock)

Tourist Destinations: St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish Church, Greenland Organic, Banay-Banay Eatery, CASARAP Restaurant, Valentino Resort and Spa

Special Events/Festivals: Egg Festival, San Jose Fiesta Celebration

Contact Information:
Address: Municipal Hall, Makalintal Ave., Poblacion 3, San Jose, Batangas
Phone: (043) 726-2203 / (043) 726-2204 loc 115
Fax: (043) 726-2203
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