Income Classification: 4th Class
Congressional District: 2nd District
No. of Barangays: 26
Land Area: 3,939.0667 has.
Registered Voters: 22,091
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of San Luis is a hilly town characterized by thick forest and numerous springs. It is a typical agricultural municipality which consist almost ninety three percent (93%) of the total land area. Agriculture is still one of the economic back bone of the municipality despite the fact that the terrain and the topography add physical constraints that greatly affect farmers in the utilization of agricultural land cultivation. The town is also endowed with tourism-potential area because of its natural resources including the virgin beaches and beautiful swamps.
The town of San Luis formerly called “Balibago” was among the southern barangays of old Taal. It was named Balibago because of its proximity to Balibago River which separates San Luis from Taal. The early inhabitants clamored independence from Taal. The secession movement reached its peak leaving the Municipal Government of Taal no alternative but to divide Taal into three: one division so called San Genaro, now Lemery; the second to be called Balibago, now San Luis; and the third remain Taal. Unfortunately, the agricultural economy of Balibago does not warrant self sufficiency, hence Balibago lost her independent status and once again, in 1904, it was integrated to mother Taal. Nourished by strong desire and determination, the independent ideals among the inhabitants remains, low economy was never a barrier for them to continue to regain the lost independence. Pionered by Aquilino Badillo, Mariano Diokno, Ambrocio Hernandez, Anselmo Lasala and Andres Medina, nourished by the brilliance contribution of Justice Ramon Diokno and Atty. Vicente Illustre, we people of the present generation acknowledge, the inhabitants succeeded in their fight for independence, hence in February 2, 1918, the independence of San Luis was regained.
The Municipality of San Luis has slightly slope terrain located at the foot of the mountain of Bauan in the south. It is bounded by the municipalities of Taal and Sta. Teresita on the north, and by Alitagtag on the east, while on the west by Balayan Bay. The town is 24.30 kilometers from Batangas City the capital of the province and 108 kilometers from Manila.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture
Tourist Destinations: Rock Port Beach Resort, Pyramid Beach Resort, Diver’s Sanctuary, Ligpo Island Hotel and Beach Resort, Batangas Beach Resort, Villa Medel Beach Resort
Special Events/Festivals: Foundation Day (August 25), Fiesta Celebration (February 28)
Address: Municipality of San Luis, Poblacion, San Luis, Batangas
Phone: (043) 740-6774
Fax: (043) 740-6774