San Pedro, Laguna (Population, History, Gov. Officials, Barangays, Industries)

San Pedro, Laguna

San Pedro is a first class urban municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is named after its patron saint, Saint Peter. San Pedro is Laguna’s gateway to Metro Manila since it lies on the boundary with Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila’s southernmost city. This position makes San Pedro a popular suburban residential community, where many residents commute daily for work in Metro Manila. According to the latest census, it has a population of 281,808 inhabitants in 48,341 households.

With a total land surface area of 24.05km2, San Pedro is the smallest town of the first district of Laguna and the 3rd smallest in the entire province. However, it is the town with the highest population density in the province due to its ranking as the 2nd most populous town after Calamba City.

HISTORY
San Pedro became a town on January 18, 1725, when the Spanish King, Charles II, decreed that the town, formerly known as “Tabuko”, be a separate town from “Kabullaw”, now known as Cabuyao. By virtue of the last will of Philip V of Spain, Rodriguez de Figueroa or “Don Esteban”, a group of Augustinian Fathers gained the ownership of the Tunasán Estate. Later on, San Pedro became an hacienda of Colegio de San José, a group of Jesuits friars who took over the property which now is known as “San Pedro Tunasán”. “Tunasán” came from “Tunás” a medicinal plant, abundant on shoreline area. During that period, agriculture, fishing, duck raising, fruit trees, sampaguita were the main source of income of its residents. This period was highlighted by the growing tenant/landlord dispute. The tenants of Hacienda San Pedro Tunasán fought for their birthrights over their ancestral lands. This struggle took almost 423 years of unsuccessful resistance to Colegio de San José, and in 1938, the government bought the homesites of the San Pedro Tunasán Hacienda from the Colegio for re-sale to its tenants. This event laid to rest the tenants/landlord problem in the town.
From the Spanish time until after the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the scenario did change a bit, when on August 30, 1945 beginning to the Philippine Commonwealth forces against the Japanese, President Ramón Magsaysay signed at the historic town plaza the Land Tenancy Act. By virtue of this law, farm lots of the hacienda were bought by the Philippine Government to be sold at cost to the tenants or occupants of the farm lots in Bayan-Bayanan under the Narra Settlement Project of the Magsaysay Administration.

Municipal Government Officials:
Mayor: Calixto R. Catáquiz
Vice-Mayor: Celso Ambayec
Councilors:
Allan Villena
Marlon A. Acierto
Raffy Campos
Raul I. Olivarez
Michael M. Casacop
Leslie E. Lu
Reynaldo B. Hermoso
Edgardo M. Berroya
Raul Abulencia (LIGA ng mga Barangay President)

San Pedro is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.
Bagong Silang
Cuyab
Estrella
G.S.I.S.
Landayan
Langgam
Laram
Magsaysay
Nueva
Poblacion
Riverside
San Antonio
San Roque
San Vicente
Santo Niño
United Bayanihan
United Better Living
Sampaguita Village
Calendola
Narra

Industries:
Kimberly-Clark
Alaska Milk Corporation
General Milling Corporation.

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Comments

  1. ANT ON UY says:

    pretty for prey..san pedro kawaray upay

  2. I just want to request to the minicipal officers of San Pedro, Laguna, to open the back-gate even if until 7 or 8 pm, where is ur heart? dahil ba hindi kau nabahaan ayaw nyo pagamit yang daan dyn s likod ng matagal na oras, malaking tulong to s mga tao ng olivarez compound & san roque, until now the people there is suffering the flood, it will help a lot to the people kc hnd n nila kailangang lumusong sa maduming tubig para mkasakay ng bangka at hnd n din kailangang mgbayad ng malaking halaga kc kung s back-gate ng munisipyo mas malapit…isa pa db may guard naman kau , makikiraan lng naman po…sana man lng kahit until 7 or 8 pm, maraming salamat po!

  3. Lea Moana Atoy says:

    I’m looking for Carmelino Atoy, he is my father.
    mayroon po ba dito ang nakakakilala sa kanya?
    gusto ko po sana sya makita dahil simula pagkabata ay di ko na sya nakita.

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