San Juan

 

San Juan

Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 4th District 
No. of Barangays: 42 
Land Area: 27,340 has. 
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 94,921
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 2016): 59,980

Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)

Position
Mayor
Vice-Mayor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
LNB President
Local Official
Rodolfo H. Manalo
Ildebrando D. Salud
Florencio M. De Chavez
Meynardo E. Maalihan
Wenceslao L. Llana III
Alvin John O. Samonte
Melchor C. Ayap
Rodello A. De Chavez
Rowena M. Magadia
Evelyn S. Baltazar
Wivin R. Llana 
Political Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Party
Independent
Liberal Party
Partido ng Masang Batangueño
Liberal Party
(still to assume thru automatic succession) 
Term
3rd
1st
1st 
3rd 
3rd 
2nd 
1st 
1st
1st
3rd 
 

 


About:
The location of the municipality at the southern tip, with the picturesque view of long white sandy beaches, coves and marine life cradled at the foot of mountains and hills makes the area suitable for all levels of tourism development, thus was identified as the main mass market tourism destination as reflected in the Tourism Master Plan. Being a part of the CALABARZON areas, San Juan is considered as alternative site for the proposed industrial development of the region. Its location between Batangas City and Lucena City makes it intermediary point for storage and warehousing of goods between two points Being bounded by Tayabas bay makes it intermediary point for storage and warehousing of goods between two points. Being bounded by Tayabas Bay on the east, the municipality has access to one of the fishing grounds of the region which makes the municipality a fishbowl of Batangas and Quezon province. Tourism plays a vital role in its economy. San Juan has 50 or more commercial beach resorts and 33-kilometer coastline that includes 16 coastal barangays. Large scale piggery and poultry operators are also present which are considered agro-industrial. The economy of San Juan is basically agricultural with 20,266.0948 hectares or 74.12% of the total land area devoted to agricultural activities. It is a heritage town with a lot of grand ancestral homes. It is rich in agricultural products like lambanog, palayok, panutsa, tableya, atsara and native products where it contributed to the economic growth and is known as Lambayok as it coincides with the celebration of the foundation day of San Juan, Batangas on December 12.

Historical Background:
Through a series of popularly known stories, anecdotes, and reminiscences handed down from generations to generations, it was believed that San Juan at the beginning was a small village which was an integral part of the town of Rosario. It was known as “Bolbok” because of the bubbling spring located in the old town. As the village grew in population as well as in economic activities, it developed its own status and was soon recognized as a separate municipality in 1843 with its own 17 separate barrios that paid tributes to the Spanish government, San Juan de Bolbok, however, was not officially separated from its mother town, Rosario, until 1848. The original 17 barrios of San Juan have respective Cabeza de Barangay and later for eight years was entrusted to the appointed “tenientes” and their successors. For a while the town was also officially known as San Juan de Bolbok for the simple reason that the Spaniards find it hard to pronounce “bolboc”. And in later years, it became simply known as San Juan after its patron saint, San Juan Nepomucene.  

Geographic Location:
The Municipality of San Juan is situated on the southern tip of Batangas along the Batgas-Quezon boundary. It is geographically located at 13.49.6” north latitude and 121.23.8” east latitude. It is approximately 43 kilometers east of Batangas City, the provincial capital, about the same distance southwest of Lucena City, the capital of Quezon province, and about 120 kilometers south of Metro Manila, the national capital. North of San Juan is the neighboring town of Candelaria in Quezon province with Malaking Ilog defining its boundary. Tayabas Bay lies east and the hills on the western portion separating San Juan from the towns of Lobo and Rosario of the same province. Directly south is the Verde Island passage, a sea lane for inter-island vessels plying the Batangas-Marinduque.

Major Income Sources: Agriculture (Farming and Fishing), Tourism, Commercial and Service Centers

Tourist Destinations: Ancestral Homes, Mangrove, Beach Resorts, Mountain trekking at Mt. Daguldol, Snorkling at Marine Protected Areas, Pinagbayanan Migratory birds, Naambon Falls

Special Events/Festivals: Lambayok Festival, Town and Barangay Fiesta Celebration

Contact Information:
Address: General Luna St., Municipal Hall, Poblacion, San Juan, Batangas
Phone: (043) 5753210
Fax: (043) 5753210; 5754443
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.sanjuanbatangas.gov.ph


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