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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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Laguna Province, Philippines

  • Laguna has 27 Municipalities and 3 Cities, and 674 barangays. The barangays of Laguna are listed within each municipality and city.
  • Registered Voters of Laguna as of (2010) = 1,220,798
  • Population of Laguna (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 2,473,530
  • Laguna's Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 191,785
  • Laguna is a 1st class province.
  • The province of Laguna is in Region IV-A - (CALABARZON) Region and within the central part of the island of luzon.
  • Capital of the province is Santa Cruz

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Location of Laguna, Philippines

History of Laguna, Philippines

History The Province of Laguna was named after Laguna de Bay, the body of water that forms its northern boundary. Laguna de Bay, in turn, was named after the town of Bay (Laguna de Bay is Spanish which means "Lake of Bay"), the first provincial capital. Captain Juan de Salcedo with a band of one hundred Spanish-Mexican soldiers and many Bisayan allies conquered the province and its surrounding regions for Spain in 1571. Seven years later, two Franciscan friars started the work of Christianization.

In 1577, the Franciscan missionaries arrived in Manila, and in 1578 they started evangelizing Laguna, Morong (now Rizal), Tayabas (now Quezon) and the Bicol Peninsula. Fathers Juan de Placencia and Diego de Orepesa were the earliest Franciscans sent to these places. From 1580, the towns of Bay, Caliraya, Majayjay, Nagcarlan, Liliw, Pila, Santa Cruz, Lumban, Pangil and Siniloan were founded. In 1678, Fray Hernando Cabrera founded San Pablo de los Montes (now San Pablo City) and built a wooden church and convent considered as the best and finest in the province.

In 1670, delimitation of borders were made between Lucban, Majayjay and Cavite. The populous town at that time was Bay, the capital of the province until 1688, when the seat of the provincial government was moved to Pagsanjan, and later, in 1858, to Santa Cruz. In 1754, the Province of Laguna and Tayabas were divided, with the Malinao River separating the towns of Majayjay and Lucban.

The province became a bloody battle ground for the Chinese during the two instances that they rose in revolt against Spain. In 1603's, the Chinese made their last stand in the mountains of San Pablo, and in 1639, they fortified themselves in the highlands of Cavinti and Lumban, surrendering in Pagsanjan a year later.

The loyalty of the people of Laguna to the crown was tested during the British invasion (1762-1764) when thousands of Filipinos rallied to its defense. When a detachment of British troops under Captain Thomas Backhouse entered the province in search of the silver cargo of the galleon Filipino, Francisco de San Juan of Pagsanjan led a band of volunteers that fought them in several engagements in and around the town which was then the provincial capital (1688-1858). Captain Backhouse plundered the town and burned its newly reconstructed church but San Juan succeeded in escaping with the precious hoard to Pampanga where the treasure greatly bolstered the defense effort of Simon Anda. For his heroism, San Juan was made a brigade commander and alcalde mayor of Tayabas (now Quezon) province.

The people's loyalty gradually degenerated into bitter hostility. Grave abuses by the colonizers, including that of the clergy, caused the resentment of the natives to be fanned into a rising flood of insurrection. In 1840 for instance, religious intolerance led the people of Majayjay, Nagcarlan, Bay, and Biñan to join the revolt of Hermano Pule (Apolinario de la Cruz) of Lucban, Tayabas.

Laguna was also exposed to the aspirations of its most famous son, Dr. Jose Rizal, who was born in Calamba. The persecution of Dr. Jose Rizal and his parents toward the end of the century further aggravated the situation, so that by 1896, thousands of patriotic inhabitants, especially of Bay, Los Baños, Nagcarlan, Magdalena, Santa Cruz, and Pagsanjan had joined the revolutionary Katipunan.

Laguna was one of the eight provinces to rise in revolt against the Spanish misrule led by Generals Paciano Rizal of Calamba, Severino Taino of Pagsanjan, Agueda Kahabagan (woman general) of Calauan, and Miguel Malvar of Batangas. The ill-equipped Filipino forces fought the well-armed enemy until on August 31, 1898, when the last Spanish garrison surrendered to the victorious patriots in Santa Cruz. The province was cleared of Spaniards. There had been only one respite, the Pact of Biac-na-Bato on December 14 to 15, 1897.

Laguna actively supported the first Philippine Republic proclaimed at Malolos on January 23, 1899. Her two delegates to the Malolos Congress, Don Higino Benitez and Don Graciano Cordero, were natives of Pagsanjan.

Upon the outbreak of the Filipino-American War (1899-1901), General Juan Cailles and General Paciano Rizal led the defense of Laguna until June 30, 1901, when surrender became inevitable. Cailles became the first Filipino Governor of Laguna under the American flag.

The Province of Laguna progressed rapidly in peace. Roads were built, schools were established, and in 1917, the Manila Railroad Company extended its line to Laguna as far as Pagsanjan.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945), Laguna was a center of Filipino resistance despite the presence of Makapili collaborators. Beginning in 1945, attacks by the Filipino soldiers and Filipino guerillas against Japanese forces in Laguna in anticipation of the Liberation of the Philippines by the Filipino & American forces.

Present-day Laguna shows a thriving economy. Peopled by 1,734,618 (1997 estimated population) industrious citizens and possessing a total area of 1760 km² of land, Laguna produces millions of pesos worth of coconuts, rice, sugar, citrus fruits, lanzones and other products. Tourists flock to its beauty spots, especially Pagsanjan Falls, Los Baños Hot Springs, Makiling National Park, Caliraya Lake and many others. Levels of development vary. The towns near Metro Manila have become industrialized whereas the inner towns continue to engage in agricultural production or pursue agri-based industries and cottage and small-scale industries.

Laguna was one of the first sites of the Philippine Revolution. Calamba City is the birthplace of José Rizal, the country's national hero. (source of article verbatim from: www.lagunaphilippines.weebly.com/)

People of Laguna, Philippines

  • Total Population of Laguna Population (as of May 1, 2010): 2,669,847
  • Total Registered Voters as of (2010): 1,220,798

Elected Government Officials of Laguna Province, Philippines

Elected officials of Laguna for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor of Laguna: EJERCITO, JEORGE ESTREGAN - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Laguna: HERNANDEZ, RAMIL - NACIONALISTA PARTY
  • House Representatives of Laguna:
  • Provincial Board Members:

Elected officials of Laguna for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Laguna for the term of 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Laguna Province

Businesses in Laguna, Philippines

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Laguna, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Laguna, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Laguna, Philippines

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Schools in 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.


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Economy of Laguna, Philippines

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Jobs in Laguna Philippines

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Natural Resources of 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.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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 Laguna, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Laguna, Philippines

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Philippine News

  • Asean economies to grow 4.3% this year – Moody’s Analytics
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Southeast Asian economies including the Philippines are expected to grow below trend this year but Moody’s Analytics said improving global conditions and stronger consumer spending will lift growth in 2015.
In a report, the research firm said it expects the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to grow by 4.3 percent this year and above five percent next year ........................ Full Story»

  • Recovery of imports seen in Q3
  • Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Merchandise imports would likely recover in the third quarter following a contraction in June and May, the research arm of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. said.
“Coming from a second quarter decline, expect figures to improve in the third quarter given the country’s import season,” Mabellene Reynaldo, research analyst at the bank, said in a report ........................ Full Story»

  • Phl cops 5 golds in World Dragon Boat
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Team Philippines paddled its way to podium finishes in the 2,000-meter distance races Sunday to finish their campaign in the ICF Dragon Boat World Championships in Poznan, Poland with five golds, three silvers and three bronzes.
The Filipinos took the bronze in the senior men’s 10-seater, logging 9:57’66 behind champion Poland (9:47’15) and runner-up Russia (9:47’59) in the last day of action at Malta Regatta Course ............................. Full Story»

Laguna, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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Laguna News

UP open university launches eUP

LOS BANOS, Laguna- Officials of the University of the Philippines (UP) System, heads of member agencies of the Los Banos Science Community Foundation, Inc., and project partners gathered today to launch the eUP Project at the CCDL Auditorium Open University Headquarters in this municipality.

eUP, the flagship project of UP President Alfredo Pascual, is a five-year plan that aims to integrate, interconnect, and ensure interoperability of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems and infrastructure across all UP campuses.

UP Vice President for Development Elvira Zamora said eUP is the University’s response to its lack of a comprehensive ICT plan. She said that through the project, UP can now take advantage of the benefits of ICT to support its teaching, research, and public service functions.

Furthermore, Zamora said that as a National University, UP has been given the important role to spur creativity and initiate innovations, adding that eUP is the instrument through which the University can be modernized to better serve the needs of the Filipino people. The project is part of UP Strategic Plan 2011-2017: The Path to Greatness.

As one of the plan’s key initiatives, eUP is envisioned to position the University as one of the top-ranking institutions in the Asia-Pacific region and take a leadership role in the development of a globally-competitive Philippines.

Laguna Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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4000 San Pablo City Laguna
4001 Alaminos Laguna
4002 Nagcarlan Laguna
4003 Rizal Laguna
4004 Liliw Laguna
4005 Majayjay Laguna
4006 Botocan Laguna
4007 Magdalena Laguna
4008 Pagsanjan Laguna
4009 Santa Cruz Laguna
4010 Pila Laguna
4011 Victoria Laguna
4012 Calauan Laguna
4013 Cavinti Laguna
4014 Lumban Laguna
4015 Kalayaan Laguna
4016 Paete Laguna
4017 Pakil Laguna
4018 Pangil Laguna
4019 Siniloan Laguna
4020 Mabitac Laguna
4021 Famy Laguna
4022 Santa Maria Laguna
4023 San Pedro Laguna
4024 Binan Laguna
4025 Cabuyao Laguna
4026 Santa Rosa Laguna
4027 Calamba Laguna
4028 Canlubang Laguna
4029 Camp Vicente Lim Laguna
4030 Los Banos Laguna
4031 College Los Banos Laguna
4032 Luisiana Laguna
4033 Bay Laguna

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