San Pascual

 

San Pascual

Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 2nd District 
No. of Barangays: 329 
Land Area: 4,223.4919 has. 
Population (NSO, August 1, 2015): 64,340
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 9 2016 election): 38,336

Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)

Position
Mayor
Vice-Mayor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
LNB President
Local Official
Roanna Conti
Antonio Dimayuga
Reyshanne Joy Marquez 
Roumel Aguila
Dennis Panopio
Jaime Collantes
Lanifel Manalo
Juanito Chavez
Rolando Tamayo
Ramel Fernandez
Ma. Brenda Dimayuga
Political Party
Liberal Party
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition
Liberal Party
Nationalist People's Coalition
Nationalist People's Coalition
Liberal Party
Independent 
 
Term
1st
1st
2nd 
1st
1st 
1st 
1st 
1st
2nd
1st 
 

 


About:
San Pascual was formerly part of the municipality of Bauan and known as "Lagnas". It became an independent municipality in 1969. The municipality is adjacent to Batangas City, is along Batangas Bay. The town is home to an  industrial and commercial establishments. Priority development trust is Balance Agro-Commercial and Industrial Development.

Historical Background:
The Poblacion of the Municipality is defined by two rivers on its eastern and western boundaries. These rivers are called Lagnas and Hagonoy rivers. These land mass and settlements bounded by the two rivers was then known as Lagnas, a barrio of the Municipality of Bauan along its eastern boundaries with Batangas City. The term "lagnas" in the local dialect means river boundaries which aptly describes the municipality being geographically situated between the Municipality of Bauan and the City of Batangas. The barrio of Lagnas was renamed after a religious saint of the Roman Catholic Church, San Pascual De Baylon by its religious population and congregation. It was believed that naming the place after a Patron Saint would bring good luck and prosperous future. Thus, the barrio of San Pascual became the Parish of San Pascual de Baylon, with the said saint as its Patron Saint, sometime in 1959.

The belief of the people worked for them. With combined efforts of the barrio folks and their leaders and the passage of Republic Acts 2370 and 3590 had done a lot to the barrio of San Pascual. The national laws generated marked improvement and development to the barrio. From the 10% Realty Tax share of the barrio, the officials were able to facilitate the completion of institutional projects like barrio hall, clinic, multi-purpose centers and schools. Utilities like water wells with pitcher and cylinder pumps, sanitary toilets and drainage canals were provided in the community. Infrastructures like, roads and concrete stairs facilitating access to the Lagnas and Hagonoy rivers were also provided. Thus, the Barrio and Parish of San Pascual has been steadily growing and developing. 

Inspired by the on-going development trends and other potentialities of which the people are aware of, made firmer and more stable by the presence then of a functional Caltex Oil Refinery,  there was a general feeling of self confidence for self governance. The leaders of the community worked for the separation of Barrio San Pascual from the Municipal Government of Bauan. The efforts paid off and in 1969, the Municipality of San Pascual became a full-pledged municipality, taking twenty five (25) of the sixty (60) barrios of Bauan under its jurisdiction.  This was by virtue of Republic Act No. 6116 which became a law in August 4, 1969. That, is ten (10) years after being renamed after its Patron Saint. 

With San Pascual as the name of the new municipality, the barrio of San Pascual became the Poblacion, the seat of the municipal government, the urban area and the industrial area of the Municipality of San Pascual.  Over the years, the municipality has grown and develop with its citizenry fully participating and empowered members of the community. The barangays have contributed their share in the growth and development of the municipality. To date, two (2) of the barangays have been classified as urban areas due to its population and presence of commercial and institutional uses in the area. Population and commercial activities in barangays San Antonio and Sambat conform with the operational definition of urban areas in the Philippines  given by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) under Board Resolution No. 9, Series of 2003. Thus, the urban areas of the Municipality of San Pascual are Poblacion, San Antonio and Sambat. Other barangays are exhibiting urbanization trends and are being considered as nodal growth points within the planning period. 

The growth and development presently obtaining in the municipality is surely paving the way for a livable and sustainable future for the people of San Pascual. 

Geographic Location:
San Pascual a coastal town of Batangas Province is geographically located on coordinate 13°47’ latitude and 12°1’ longitude. It is 119 kilometers from Manila and two and a half (2½) hour trip by bus. It is accessible from all points by means of transportation. It is four (4) km away from the heart of Batangas City and three (3) km away from Bauan.

The Municipality is bounded on the North by the Municipalities of Cuenca and San Jose, on the East by Batangas City, on the South by Batangas Bay and on the west by the Municipalities of Bauan and Alitagtag.

Major Income Sources: Manufacturing Services

Tourist Destinations: Hacienda Marcelo Resort, La Promesa Resort and Events Center, My Hometown Resort and Villa Ester

Special Events/Festivals: Pastula Festival, Founding Anniversary Celebration

Contact Information:
Address: Municipal Hall, San Pascual, Batangas 
Phone: (043) 727-1151 / 980-0155
Fax: (043) 723-1558



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