Liliw Laguna (History, Barangays, Location)

Liliw is a 4th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is one of the highland towns forming the southern extremity of the province. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 27,537 people in 6,205 households.

Liliw has a total land area of 88.5 sq. miles. It is bounded on the northwest by Sta. Cruz; northeast by Magdalena; on the east by Majayjay; on the west by Nagcarlan; and on the south by Dolores, Quezon.

Liliw is perhaps best known for its cold water spring resorts, native homemade sweets and a sizeable shoe industry that rivals that of Marikina City.

History
Founded in 1571 by Gat Tayaw, the small town of Liliw is nestled at the foot of Mt. Banahaw, 17 kilometers away from Santa Cruz, Laguna’s capital.

According to a story, Liliw got its name from a bird. It was said that Gat Tayaw and his followers decided to erect a bamboo pole and to name the town after the bird that would first alight at the top of the pole within four days. A crow, however, was the first bird to alight on the pole. A crow was considered bad and so Gat Tayaw and his men moved south and erected another bamboo pole. A beautiful bird alighted on the pole and sang, “Liw, Liw, Liw”. Thus the town became Liliw.

Throughout the Spanish regime, the name Liliw was used. When the Americans came, it became Lilio since the Americans found it easier to pronounce it than Liliw. However, on June 11, 1965, the municipal council passed Resolution No. 38-S-65 which declared Liliw as the official name and spelling of the town. This was to avoid confusion in pronouncing and spelling the name of the town.

Maximo Parfan, the first mayor of the city

Barangays
Liliw is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.

    Bagong Anyo (Pob.)
    Bayate
    Bubukal
    Bongkol
    Cabuyao
    Calumpang
    Culoy
    Dagatan
    Daniw (Danliw)
    Dita
    Ibabang Palina
    Ibabang San Roque
    Ibabang Sungi
    Ibabang Taykin
    Ilayang Palina
    Ilayang San Roque
    Ilayang Sungi
    Ilayang Taykin
    Kanlurang Bukal
    Laguan
    Rizal (Pob.)
    Luquin
    Malabo-Kalantukan
    Masikap (Pob.)
    Maslun (Pob.)
    Mojon
    Novaliches
    Oples
    Pag-Asa (Pob.)
    Palayan
    San Isidro
    Silangang Bukal
    Tuy-Baanan

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Comments

  1. anu ano ba yung streets sa liliw? pasagot naman ng may alam pls………………………………………………………………………………………………………….!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ang bawat kalye sa liliw ay may pangalan ng (1) bayani at (2) santo. hindi ko na matandaan ang mga pangalan ng santo e. pero, heto ang ilan sa pangalan ng kalye: maslun o luna st; burgos st; rizal st; gat tayaw st; del pilar (san juan st); mabini (sta. maria). san sebastian kung tawagin ang ibabang bahagi ng bayan at san santiago naman ang ilaya.

    • maraming streets eh. hehehe. Anyway, lagi me pumupunta dun kasi andun tita ko sa Liliw…Heroes lang matandaan ko.

  2. rhea mahiya says:

    mei nkakakilala po ba kay antonio de la paz?
    pakireply nman po ako taga liliw laguna cia

  3. Streets po sa town proper ng Liliw are Mabini, M.H del Pilar where the Church is located, Gat Tayaw where the Munisipyo and most of the stores of slippers are located, Rizal St (street where you can find Cafe Arabela), Burgos and Maslun.

  4. tanong ko lang po sa mga nakakaalam kung sino ang mayor ng liliw laguna noong 1994? hinahanap ko lang po kasi yung naging classmate ko na sulibit(nakalimutan ko n kasi name nya eh). ang alam ko kasi father nya ang mayor sa liliw nung time na yun. naging classmate ko siya s PMMS sa las pinas.

    paki e-mail nlng kung sinong nakakaalam acelis_08@yahoo.com

    maraming salamat.

  5. If galing po ng san pedro laguna,anu sasakyan papunta liliw laguna?

  6. janelle vila says:

    magkalapit lng po ba ang rizal street at gat tayaw street??

    • dia dayrit says:

      sino po ang naka kilala ke olive anonuevo matagal ko na siyang hinahanap sa fb…
      pero wala.. taga dolores may kapatid siyang oning anonuevo thanks\

  7. sino po ang naka kilala ke olive anonuevo matagal ko na siyang hinahanap sa fb…
    pero wala.. taga dolores may kapatid siyang oning anonuevo thanks\

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