San Pablo City

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City of San Pablo
Landmarks
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Seal
Location
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Government
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
Mayor Vicente Amante
Barangays 80
Physical characteristics
Area 197.60 km²
Population
Total (2000) 207,927
Density 1,052/km²

The City of San Pablo (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Pablo) is a second class city in the province of Laguna, Philippines. This city is otherwise known as the "City of Seven Lakes" (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pitong Lawa) because it has 7 lakes, namely, Sampalok, Palakpakin, Yambo, Bunot, Pandin, Muhikap and Calibato. It is one of the country's oldest cities. San Pablo was once part of the municipality of Bay. In 1756 it was placed under jurisdiction of Batangas Province but was returned in 1883 to Laguna. In 1940, through Approval of Commonwealth Act 520, it became one of the chartered cities of the Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 207,927 people in 44,166 households but in 2005, Santa Rosa City surpassed it as the fourth largest city or town in Laguna, reducing it to fifth in rank after Calamba City, San Pedro, Biñan and Santa Rosa City.

The town is known as the "City of Seven Lakes" the most prominent being "Sampaloc Lake" [1] which is located behind the City Hall. The lake has for many generations provided food and livelihood, leisure and respite for the citizens of the city. A bustling city of trade and commerce, it is also a center of education and learning with schools, colleges and training institutions.

However, at the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century, economic development seemed to have left San Pablo. While San Pedro, Biñan, Santa Rosa City, Cabuyao, Calamba City, Los Baños and Santa Cruz experienced rapid economic development brought about by local and foreign investments, the rapid growth of industrial estates and export processing zones, and the placement of major institutions in those areas, San Pablo was left behind and remained as a semi-developed residential community. Despite the fact that the city was virtually not touched by economic development, San Pablo City boasts itself as a potential eco-tourism destination in the province. However, given its human and land resources, various BPO companies are seriously looking at developing the City into the ICT hub of southern Luzon.

San Pablo also claims the title "City of Buko Pie" (Coconut Pie) which is a disputed title as other neighboring towns are also known for producing the delicacy. "Colettes' Buko Pie", based in San Pablo, was known for experimenting with different variants of the delicacy, though the first buko pie store is in Los Baños, "D' Original Buko Pie" store. Buko pie is acknowledged to have originated from Los Baños as an invention of a Food Technologist from UPLB. Thus the more popular term; "Los Baños Buko Pie." Though the supply of coconut in San Pablo makes it an ideal spot for putting up buko pie shops.


SM Prime Holdings is planning to open SM Supercenter San Pablo (a downsized SM mall) in 2008.

Contents

Barangays

San Pablo City is politically subdivided into 80 barangays.

  • Bagong Bayan II-A
  • Bagong Pook VI-C
  • Barangay I-A
  • Barangay I-B
  • Barangay II-A
  • Barangay II-B
  • Barangay II-C
  • Barangay II-D
  • Barangay II-E
  • Barangay II-F
  • Barangay III-A
  • Barangay III-B
  • Barangay III-C
  • Barangay III-D
  • Barangay III-E
  • Barangay III-F
  • Barangay IV-A
  • Barangay IV-B
  • Barangay IV-C
  • Barangay V-A
  • Barangay V-B
  • Barangay V-C
  • Barangay V-D
  • Barangay VI-A
  • Barangay VI-B
  • Barangay VI-D
  • Barangay VI-E
  • Barangay VII-A
  • Barangay VII-B
  • Barangay VII-C
  • Barangay VII-D
  • Barangay VII-E
  • Bautista
  • Concepcion
  • Del Remedio (Wawa)
  • Dolores (Palakpakin)
  • San Antonio 1 (Balanga)
  • San Antonio 2 (Sapa)
  • San Bartolome
  • San Buenaventura
  • San Crispin
  • San Cristobal
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco (Calihan)
  • San Gabriel (Butucan)
  • San Gregorio
  • San Ignacio
  • San Isidro (Balagbag)
  • San Joaquin
  • San Jose (Malamig)
  • San Juan
  • San Lorenzo (Saluyan)
  • San Lucas 1 (Malinaw)
  • San Lucas 2
  • San Marcos (Tikiw)
  • San Mateo
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas (Macampon)
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • San Roque (Buluburan)
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Catalina (Sandig)
  • Santa Cruz (Putol)
  • Santa Filomina (Banlagin)
  • Santa Isabel
  • Santa Maria Magdalena
  • Santa Veronica
  • Santiago I (Bulaho)
  • Santiago II
  • Santisimo Rosario
  • Santo Angel (Ilog)
  • Santo Cristo
  • Santo Niño
  • Soledad
  • Atisan
  • Santa Elena
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica

Events

San Pablo City hosts the CocoFest every year for a week in January, culminating on January 15.[2] The city also holds street dancing competitions. The city marks New Year's Eve with a fireworks spectacular over Lake Sampalok.

History

San Pablo City's earliest historical record dates back to pre-Spanish times when four large barrios bounded by Mt. Makiling composed "Sampalok". In 1521, the first Spanish troops under Captain Juan de Salcedo arrived in the upland village of Sampaloc, which became a parish in 1586, and then a municipality in 1647, and was renamed "San Pablo de Los Montes" in honor of St. Paul, the First Hermit. In 1899, a municipal government was established, with Inocente Martinez as Municipal President. Marcos Paulino was elected Municipal President in 1902 when the civil government was set up. From 1926 to 1940, the people of San Pablo worked for its independence from the province of Laguna. On May 7, 1940, the Charter Bill sponsored by Congressman Tomas Dizon was approved. The bill became known as the City Charter of San Pablo or Commonwealth Act No. 520. The city was inaugurated on March 30, 1941, with Dr. Potenciano Malvar as the appointed city mayor.

Colleges and Universities

San Pablo City has no university but have some colleges.

  • San Pablo Colleges
  • Laguna College
  • Canossa College
  • Laguna State Polytechnic College (San Pablo Campus)
  • STI (Systems Technology Institute)
  • Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo (DLSP)
  • Montesorri Professional College (San Pablo Campus)
  • VYP-MSC (Management Systems Consultants) Institute of Technology

Hospitals

  • San Pablo Doctors Hospital
  • Community General Hospital
  • San Pablo Colleges and Medical Center
  • San Pablo City District Hospital
  • Immaculate Concepcion Hospital
  • St. Francis and Paul Hospital
  • St. Gerard Hospital

External links

Coordinates: 14°04′N, 121°20′Enl:San Pablo City pl:San Pablo tl:Lungsod ng San Pablo

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