Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
Biñan (Poblacion) •
De La Paz •
San Antonio •
San Francisco (Halang) •
San Jose •
San Vicente •
Santo Domingo •
Santo Niño •
Santo Tomas (Calabuso) •
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List of Municipalities in the Laguna Province within Region IV-A in the Republic of The Philippines
Alaminos || Bay || Calauan || Cavinti || Famy || Kalayaan || Liliw || Los Baños || Luisiana || Lumban || Mabitac || Magdalena || Majayjay || Nagcarlan || Paete || Pagsanjan || Pakil || Pangil || Pila || Rizal || San Pedro || Santa Cruz (Capital) || Santa Maria || Siniloan || Victoria
Cities in the province of Laguna: Biñan || Cabuyao || Calamba City || San Pablo City || Santa Rosa City
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Biñan Municipality Hall
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Geography and Location of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
The City of Biñan is located in the Philippine province of Laguna, about 34 kilometres (21 mi) south of Manila. It is bounded on the north by San Pedro City on the south by Santa Rosa City and on the west by Carmona, Cavite. On the eastern and northern horizon lies the Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country.
Biñan City, shaped like the number seven (7) on the map, covers a total land area of 43.50 square km that represents 2.5 percent of the entire Laguna province. In 2008, Biñan had a total population of 269,608. It is the fourth most populated in the province, (9.8% of the provincial population) next only to Calamba City (12.66%), San Pedro City (11.42%), and Santa Rosa City (9.92%).
History of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
Laguna, which was named after Laguna de Bay, along with its surrounding areas was occupied by the Spaniards led by Captain Juan de Salcedo in the year 1571. Biñan was founded in June, the same year, and a month after Manila was established by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. On the following years, the Franciscan friars began Christianizing the locals of the province. Biñan was separated from Bay in the year 1769, when Pagsanjan became the provincial capital. During Pablo Faustino’s time, in the year 1771, Sta. Rosa was separated from Biñan and led to decades of bloodshed led by a katipunero from Biñan. Biñan has its place in the Philippines’ historical books as Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero, was said to have stayed near the town proper during his formative years and studied in one of the schools in Biñan. A plaque of recognition was placed in the residence where Rizal stayed as a tribute to the nation’s hero, and a monument is also present at the town plaza as a credit to Biñan’s attachment to Rizal.
The towns of Biñan, Calamba and Santo Tomas used to be under the authority of Tabuco, currently known as Cabuyao. In the year 1689, Biñan became a barangays of Sta. Rosa and eventually became a recognized municipality in 1751. Biñan’s town name was believed to have been derived from the word “binyagan,” which locally means “baptism”.
From Revolts to Recovery
The province already had a series of bloody revolts by the Chinese in 1603 and 1693. The authoritative control of Spanish rule brought about uprisings led by locals and was heightened by the execution of Dr. Jose Rizal. By the year 1896, a large number of Filipino patriots joined the revolutionary movement called Katipunan to voice out injustices and abuses of the Spanish rule. The band of revolutionaries was led by Francisco de San Juan. Laguna was among the first of the eight provinces that started the insurrections. The Filipino forces, though lacking in arms and training, fought the Spaniards and was led by General Paciano Rizal, General Severino Taiño, General Agueda Kahabagan and General Miguel Malvar.
Laguna was in full support of the established First Philippine Republic stated publicly in Malolos Bulacan. In the period of 1899-1901, the spark of the Filipino-American war became another highlight to Laguna’s history. The defense of the province headed by General Juan Cailles and General Paciano Rizal eventually gave away to American control. General Cailles then became Laguna’s first governor.
Biñan, along with other towns of Laguna was greatly affected and suffered during World War II. The bloody battles against the Japanese forces became a depressing period in Laguna’s historical past. After the war, Laguna had its share peace time. The province gradually recovered and the towns were eventually rebuilt. Schools, infrastructure and establishments were set up. The development of the Manila Railroad Company’s railway lines extending through the province in 1917 also contributed much to the towns’ rapid progress. Currently, Biñan is one of Laguna’s thriving municipalities and plays an important role to the progressive increase of the provincial economy. (source verbatim from: www.travelgrove.com/)
People of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
Total Population of Biñan
Local Government Unit LGU of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Biñan for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Biñan: Alonte, Marlyn Belizario Len-Len
- Vice-Mayor of Biñan: Dimaguila, Walfredo Jr. Reyes Arman
- Councilors of Biñan:
- Alonte, Angelo Belizario Gel
- Bejasa, Wilfredo Jr. Ilagan Bong Bejasa
- Carait, Magtangol Jose Iii Calayag Jm
- Yatco, Jose Francisco Ruben Ponce Cookie
- Micor, Marielle Therese Bautista Marielle
- Salandanan, Jaime Molina Me
- Tan Gana, Vicente Jr. Jaojoco Jun
- Carde, Liza Lopez Liza
- Romantigue, Geronimo Dejan Gener
- Desuasido, Alexis Hirang Echit
- Elected officials of Biñan for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Biñan: Marliyn Belizario Alonte-Naguiat
- Vice-Mayor of Biñan: Walfredo Reyes Dimaguila Jr.
- Councilors of Biñan:
Barangay Elected Officials of Biñan, Laguna
Businesses in Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center
- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- Possible Businesses
- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
Real Estate for Sale in Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
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- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale for free here in Z-Wiki
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you.
Schools in Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The name of your school in Biñan can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Family for Christ Academy of Biñan, Inc. - Private School - Complete elementary & Secondary
- Blk 5 Lot 26 Porsche St. Mercedes Homes III, Sto.Tomas, Biñan, Laguna
- Principal - Mrs. Leziel Sotto Flores
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
Economy of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Biñan you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Biñan, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
Natural Resources of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Biñan in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Biñan. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Biñan landmarks here.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Biñan.
Your Story about Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
Tell your story about Biñan. You can talk about the good things in Biñan or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Biñan. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources? The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you.
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