Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Tarlac Province within Region III in the Republic of The Philippines
Anao | Bamban | Camiling | Capas | Concepcion | Gerona | La Paz | Mayantoc | Moncada | Paniqui | Pura | Ramos | San Clemente | San Jose | San Manuel | Santa Ignacia | Victoria
Cities in the Province of Tarlac: Tarlac City (Capital)
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Geography of Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
Tarlac City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 27,466
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The city is situated at the center of the province. To its north is Gerona and Santa Ignacia, west is San Jose, south is Capas and Concepcion and eastern boundaries are Victoria and La Paz. This is also the location of Tarlac River.
Tarlac City is approximately 24 metres (79 ft) above sea level on some parts but reaching even 50 metres (160 ft) on large western portions. Tarlac City was historically a part of what is now Porac, Pampanga. Parts of Tarlac city are claimed to be among the few portions of land in the province which was not created by ancient eruptions from Mount Pinatubo.
Location of Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
- 15.4667° N, 120.5833° E - Tarlac City, Coordinates
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History of Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
- Source: Verbatim from the LGU of Tarlac City
The town of Tarlac has had a colorful and significant history. Its story may very well be story of Tarlac province itself, which came into being only in 1873-74, eighty six years after Tarlac town was formally founded in 1788.
From Bacolor, Pampanga came intrepid leaders, namely Don Carlos Miguel and Don Narciso Castañeda who, years before 1788, with their families and followers trekked through the forests and hills of Porac and Bamban before finally settling down in what is now known as the town of Tarlac. They cleared the forest and tilled the fertile soil until a settlement emerged along the bank of the river which flowed across the township.
The community grew rapidly with settlers coming from Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and elsewhere. The Pampanga dialect became the lingua franca in the community, as it was part of Pampanga province in those days. The two leaders, Miguel and Castañeda succeeded in carrying out their pioneering venture through benevolent leadership, which elicited the cooperation of their followers. Thus roads were built, barrios were established without monetary expenditure, only through the common efforts of everyone. It also marked the beginnings of Tarlac as a “melting pot” of Central Luzon, with a mixture of divergent people working mightily for the common good.
Peace, happiness and self-sufficiency reigned during those early days. Enough agricultural and fish products were supplied by a rich soil and a flowing river, waiting for the hands of its hardworking settlers.
Later, it was unanimously agreed by the growing populace to request the authorities in Manila to convert the community into a town. Don Carlos Miguel prepared the needed resolution and forwarded it to the Spanish authorities. In 1788, a decree was issued by Captain General Don Felix Berenguer de Marquina, proclaiming Tarlac as a town under territorial jurisdiction of Pampanga, whose capital then was Bacolor.
The first governadorcillo (later called municipal) was Don Carlos Miguel in 1788 who, together with Don Narciso Castañeda, established the foundation of Tarlac town. He was followed by Don Luis Briones 1789. It was during his term as the second governadorcillo that the “legend of San Sebastian” started. It is said that sometime that year, an armed band of tulisanes were stopped from marauding the town by a young boy who turned out to be no less than San Sebastian himself.
Tarlac is represented prominently in the eight rays of the Philippine flag because it was among the first provinces to join the revolution in 1896. The K.K.K. of Andres Bonifacio found early adherents among Tarlaqueños, headed by Don Francisco Tañedo, after whom the town’s principal thoroughfare is named. Don Francisco Tañedo was killed in an encounter with the Spanish guardia civil at the outset of the revolution. His early death inflamed the citizenry and his relatives and followers were bent on capturing the town by any means, but were dissuaded by Don Eusebio Tañedo Iro, who volunteered to see his friend, General Monet, former politico-military, governor of Tarlac and at the time the highest military official in Pampanga. Denying that Tarlaqueños were involved in the revolution, Don Eusebio was able to obtain orders from General Monet to stop military operations in Tarlac. However, peace did not reign long in Tarlac because Generals Francisco Macabulos and Jose Alejandrino already started their offensive against the Spanish forces. On June 25 1898, Spanish soldiers surrendered in Tarlac.
The Miguels, descendants of one of the pioneers of the town, Don Carlos Miguel, changed their family name to Tañedo in 1872 upon the promulgation of the Claveria decree on surnames. It is said that the Miguels preferred the masculine version of Castañeda, and Tañedo was also in compliance with the designated starting letter for all Tarlac surnames- it is therefore, not surprising that many Tarlaqueños to this day bear such surnames as Taala, Taar, Tabamo, Taban, Tabaquero, Tabasondra, Tamayo, Tamondong, to name a few.
President Emilio Aguinaldo proudly proclaimed the Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899 in Malolos, Bulacan. Assemblance of an independent government was formed, with a lawmaking body, the Malolos Congress, a cabinet headed by Apolinario Mabini ( who was foreign affairs minister), a judiciary, and of course, an army led by General Antonio Luna. A State University, the Universidad Literaria de Filipinas, was also opened.
By July 1899, however, with the tides of war turning against Aguinaldo, Tarlac became the last capital of the short-lived republic then on the run. Among the deputies who were in Tarlac to attend sessions of Congress were Fernando Ma. Guerrero of Manila, representing Leyte; Daniel Tirona of Cavite, representing Batanes; Tomas Mascarado of Batangas, representing Sorsogon; Servillano Aquino of Tarlac, representing Samar and Francisco Macabulos of Tarlac, representing Cebu.
The Aquinos, forebears of the late Benigno Aquino, Jr., came from lower Pampanga like most Tarlac settlers. The family of General Servillano Aquino settled in the town of Concepcion, still then a part of Pampanga. Present – day Aquinos trace their Tarlac, Tarlac connections to one of the “original” families of this capital town, the Tañedo’s General Aquino married Doña Lorensa Tañedo Quiambao and later, when he lost his wife in one of the tragic episodes of the revolution, married his wife’s widowed elder sister Doña Saturnina Tañedo-Quiambao de Estrada, grandmother of former Senator Eva Estrada-Kalaw. The latter’s bloodline is therefore not Aquino but Tañedo –Quiambao, which she shares with the late Ninoy Aquino, her second cousin.
It is said, “the past is a prologue to the future”. This brief account of the town’s colorful history is by no means complete. Since 1788, the town has progressed significantly, leading to its becoming the nucleus of Tarlac province. It has encountered countless hardships in the course of its existence, including those precipitated by earthquakes, cholera and other epidemics, great fires, devastating floods and similar calamities. Through the years, Tarlac’s ability to survive wars, economic difficulties and political turmoil among others, has been proven by its consistent re-emergence as a stronger and better town, eager to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Tarlac upgrade to cityhood started way back in 1996, with the filing of a bill in Congress to convert the town into a component city. House Bill No. 6863 was passed on November 17, 1997, subsequently; Senate Bill No. 2340 was approved on February 23, 1998. Then, on April 18, 1998, through a plebiscite the citizenry overwhelmingly supported the conversion of Tarlac town into a component city with affirmative votes of 21,378 out of 26,020 votes. It was proclaimed as a component city on April 19, 1998 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8593 to be known as the City of Tarlac.
Its present leaders, led by the Honorable Mayor Gelacio R. Manalang, together with all his co-workers in the city government can stand tall and proud of Tarlac’s 2011 years of glorious history as a source of inspiration to aspire and work only for the best, because Tarlac City deserves no less than the best.
The chief festival of the city is the Festival of San Sebastian, in honor of the city's patron saint. This week long series of activities takes place during the third week in January and includes a beauty contest, a parade, balls, cultural presentations and sports competitions.
The newly created Rice Cake Festival commemorates the granting of city hood of Tarlac, with prizes awarded for the most delicious rice and sugar concoctions.
The Luisita Golf & Country Club is one of the finest in the country. It is an 18-hole championship course, it has magnificent slopes and lagoons, with a crystal clear water winding through manicured fairways. The Luisita Golf & Country Club holds the distinction of being the only one in the Philippines designed by the world-renowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Aside from Las Haciendas de Luisita's clubhouse, another clubhouse specially catering to the golfers has been built. A two-storey structure of Spanish-Mexican architecture, it is perched on tree-laden knolls, offering a panoramic view of the gently-sloping golf course. The clubhouse has dining facilities, a function room, a golfer's lounge, a pro shop, lockers, shower rooms, and other service areas.
Year-round maintenance and recent renovations assure excellent playing conditions and a most enjoyable golf course of international standards.
The main natural attraction of the city is Dolores Spring Well, located seven kilometers away from the city center. The spring well is cemented, with grotto containing an image of the Virgin De Lorosa, which is said to have medicinal healing powers
People of Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
- Tarlac City Population (as of May 1, 2010 Census) = 318,332
- Tarlac City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 314,155
- Tarlac City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 155,314
- Tarlac City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 142,599
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 Tarlac City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Tarlac City: Gelacio Roman Manalang - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- Vice-Mayor of Tarlac City: Miguel Aguas Tañedo - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- Councilors of Tarlac City:
- BELMONTE, ANNE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 49978 5.94%
- BRIONES, JOJO (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 48637 5.78%
- BASANGAN, PEPITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 44980 5.34%
- SOLIMAN, NOEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 42190 5.01%
- RIGOR, KRIS (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 41546 4.94%
- DELOS REYES, TOPEY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 41057 4.88%
- HONRADO, JELO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 39682 4.72%
- CARITATIVO, GLENN (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 36905 4.39%
- DAYAO, FRANK (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 36074 4.29%
- LADERA-FACUNLA, EMILY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 34587 4.11%
- Elected officials of Tarlac City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Tarlac City: Gelacio Roman Manalang
- Vice-Mayor of Tarlac City: Miguel Aguas Tañedo
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Businesses in Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
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Schools in Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines
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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.
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- Balik Sigla Tarlac Festival, formerly known as the Malatarlak Festival, celebrated every January
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Tarlac LGU, water district address potable water problem
TARLAC CITY (11 November) -- "Water is life, without water, man can't survive." Thus runs the theme of Tarlac City Water District (TCWD) summit conducted this year.
The activity was a joint program between the city government and the TCWD together with private sectors held at Fortune restaurant.
During the summit TCWD reiterated that it will improve and expand it's water services. It's continuing commitment is to provide safe, adequate, potable and uninterrupted and just cost.
In its report, the TCWD water service coverage a total of 30 barangays, 16,230 service connections and 18 production wells. A total of 12,400 households are presently served.
The source of water for the TCWD are deepwells and developing springs. Presently, 17 deepwells are operational.
As reported, some 10 wells drilled were abandoned due to salty water coming out from pump wells. Such quality of water in Tarlac City is considered "a highly alarming situation."
Meawhile, the City Health Office (CHO) reported that diarrhea and water-borne diseases placed 2nd and 3rd as the leading causes of death here due to unsanitary water and no access to clean drinking water.
Also, air pollution from vehicles continuous to be a major public health concern. Around 91.5% are accounted for upper respiratory track infectious diseases according to CHO.
TCWD also added that the quality of water is damaged due to pollution and contamination brought by the increasing population growth, urbanization and industrialization in Tarlac City. These factors contribute to environmental problems that have to be addressed.
Water management on the part of authorities, and lack of appreciation on the part of the comsuming public have put a big pressure on the water resources.
With the water summit, it signals an "unprecendented commitment by all community sectors to address existing water crisis."
The objectives of the activity conducted are: to bring to light that Tarlac City have such a serious ground water problem; to increase citizen awareness on proper water management, conservation and preservation, to encourage the citizenry to participate in water related programs; to bring together diverse groups and study the current problems and solutions involving water supply for domestic, commercial, agricultural and irrigation; to identify and bring out ideas on how to develop the watershed in Tarlac City; and to attend funding and donations for priority water supply projects.
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