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Pantabangan,
Nueva Ecija Province, Philippines

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Geography of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Pantabangan Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 39,256

Location of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

  • Pantabangan is in the Nueva Ecija province.
  • The Province of Nueva Ecija is within Region_III in central Luzon.

History of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Located in the northern part of Nueva Ecija, Pantabangan then was a small village at the foot of Mt. Mabilog below Mt. Dalimanok which are found between Sierra Madre and Caraballo Mountain ranges. The place was discovewred on November 30, 1645 by Fr. Juan Alonzo de Abarca, an Augustinian priest who with the 29th Spanish mission in the Philippines.

The village grew into a settlement and was officially included in the map of the Philippines in 1747. in 1900, Pantabangan formally became a town.

In May 1966, the Old Philippine Congress passed the Upper Pampanga River Project Act (Republic Act 5499) authorizing the construction of the Pantabangan Dam and its appurtenant structures. The groundbreaking ceremony led by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos took place on June 11, 1971. The project was finally completed in August 1974.

The construction of the Dam had great economic and social impact on the lives of Pantabangeños. About 8100 hectares of productive farmlands were submerged and the residents of the town proper (East and West Poblacion) and seven of its outlying barangays (Villarica, Liberty, Cadaclan, San Juan, Napon-Napon, Marikit and Conversion) were relocated in nearby places which later formed to what is now known as the new Pantabangan town. They had to start their lives all over again in a new place where the future was uncertain. They were left with no choice. Indeed, the Pantabangeños sacrificed so much – in the interest of the nationaql economic growth.

The Pantabangan Dam the cleanest Dam in the country and acclaimed as the second largest Dam in Asia, generates 112 megawatts of hydroelectric power and supplies the irrigation requirements of about 77,000 hectares of agricultural lands in Central Luzon.

In February 1996, the then President Fidel V. Ramos led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Casecnan Transbasin Project, a 27-kilometer tunnel from the Casecnan River in Nueva Viscaya to a terminal point at the Pantabangan reservoir and was commissioned on December 11, 2001. the project aims to augment the capacity of the Dam to irrigate an additional 50,000 hectares of agricultural land and generate an additional 140 megawatts of hydroelectric power for the Luzon grid.

The present Pantabangan town has 14 barangays and a total land area of about 41,735,314 hectares. The succeeding years since its relocation saw its progress from a fifth-class municipality in 1975, then to a fourth-class, then to a second class Municipality in 2006 and finally, in July 2008, pursuant to Section 2 of the Department of Finance Order No. 23-08, Pantabangan was reclassified as First-Class Municipality. It is the only town in the Philippines which boasts of three hydroelectric plants within its territorial jurisdiction. (source verbatim from: pandawanfestival.wordpress.com/)


  • March 30, 2011
    • Source: www.lcp.org.ph/

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) agrees that 21 municipalities have met the requirements for cityhood set by Constitution and the Local Government Code. The list of municipalities below have already qualified for cityhood based on the standards set by law: Cabuyao, LagunaSan Pedro, LagunaCainta, RizalTaytay, RizalBinangonan, RizalBacoor, CaviteGen. Trias, CaviteImus, CaviteCarmona, CaviteSilang, CavitePantabangan, Nueva EcijaCalaca, BatangasSto. Tomas, BatangasBauan, BatangasNasugbu, BatangasMauban, QuezonMarilao, BulacanSta. Maria, BulacanNorzagaray, BulacanLimay, Bataan

People of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

  • Pantabangan Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 25,520
  • Pantabangan Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 18,590

Elected Government Officials of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, 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 Pantabangan for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Pantabangan: UERA, LUCIO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / LAPIANG BAGONG LAKAS NG NUEVA ECIJA
  • Vice-Mayor of Pantabangan: HUERTA, RUBEN (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE/LAPIANG BAGONG LAKAS NG NUEVA ECIJA
  • Councilors of Pantabangan:
  1. UERA, VINCENT (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / LAPIANG BAGONG LAKAS NG NUEVA ECIJA 5173 6.62%
  2. AGUSTIN, ADI (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / LAPIANG BAGONG LAKAS NG NUEVA ECIJA 4743 6.07%
  3. PALAD, JEYANNE EPRIL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4151 5.31%
  4. BARCELO, ANTHONY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3570 4.57%
  5. BARCELO, NOEL (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE/LAPIANG BAGONG LAKAS NG NUEVA ECIJA 3469 4.44%
  6. PONCE, RAFAEL (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / LAPIANG BAGONG LAKAS NG NUEVA ECIJA 3466 4.43%
  7. SADABA, CELESTINO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3457 4.42%
  8. AGDIPA, RUPERTO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 3404 4.35%

Elected officials of Pantabangan for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Real Estate for Sale or lease in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Schools in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Economy of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, 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 Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija Dam

Pantabangan Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Pampanga River located in Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija province of the Philippines. The multi-purpose dam provides water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation while its reservoir, Pantabangan Lake, affords flood control. The reservoir is considered one of the largest in Southeast Asia and also one of the cleanest in the Philippines. Construction on the dam began in 1971 and it was completed in 1977.

In May 1969, the Congress of the Philippines authorized the development of the Pampanga Basin with Republic Act No. 5499. In October of that year, detailed studies of the Pantabangan site were carried out and lasted two years. By June 11, 1971, Pantabangan was an old town of around 300 years old. The dam went into operation in February 1977 and was completed later in May. Approximately 1,300 people were relocated from the dam’s reservoir zone.

In May 1966, the Old Philippine Congress passed the Upper Pampanga River Project Act (Republic Act 5499) authorizing the construction of the Pantabangan Dam and its appurtenant structures. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 11, 1971. The project was finally completed in August 1974.

The construction of the Dam had great economic and social impact on the lives of Pantabangeños. About 8,100 hectares (20,000 acres) of productive farmland and the town center (East and West Poblacion) along with seven outlying barangays (Villarica, Liberty, Cadaclan, San Juan, Napon-Napon, Marikit and Conversion) were submerged under the new lake. Residents were relocated to higher ground overlooking the vast reservoir, which became the new Pantabangan town center. Before the expansion of the dam through the Casecnan Project in the 1990s, the belfry of the 18th century church resurfaced from the dam’s summer low water level. During drought in 1983, some areas of the old town emerged.

The Pantabangan Dam is claimed to be the second largest dam in Asia, and supplies the irrigation requirements for about 77,000 hectares (190,000 acres) of agricultural lands in Central Luzon. Its power station generates 112 megawatts of hydroelectric power. – wikipedia.org

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, 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 Pantabangan.

Your Story about Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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