Padre Garcia, Batangas

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Municipality of Padre Garcia
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Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
Mayor Prudencio Gutierrez
Barangays 18
Physical characteristics
Area 31.50 km²
Total (2000) 34,504
Density 1,095.4/km²

Padre Garcia is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 34,504 people in 6,334 households. It has 20,087 registered voters as of 2004.

Padre Garcia's old name is Lumang Bayan as it is the former seat of government of the neighboring town of Rosario.

Padre Garcia is one of the 32 municipalities of Batangas Province, situated in the eastern part of the province. It is bounded on the north by Lipa City, on the east by the Municipality of San Antonio, Quezon, south by Rosario and on the west by Lipa City and Rosario.

The name of the town is derived from one of its most famous sons, Padre Vicente Garcia, a native of Brgy. Maugat. He is one of the first defender's of Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere. He and Dr. Rizal are friends during those times when they are fighting for the Philippine's independence from Spain.


Current Officials

Municipal Mayor

  • Prudencio Gutierrez

Municipal Vice Mayor

  • Ferdinand Villar

Sangguniang Bayan Members

  • Artemio Gonzales
  • Louie Dimayuga
  • Edson Recinto
  • Emilio Tapalla
  • Myla Diene Hanopol
  • Crisologo Dimayuga
  • Christopher Kasilag
  • Charlie dela Torre
  • Nestor Pesigan (ABC President)
  • Rubelardo Katigbak Jr. (SK Federation President)

Livestock Auction Market

Padre Garcia is also known for its animal auction market which is said to be the biggest in the whole country. Cows, carabaos, horses, goats and chickens are the common animals you can buy at the town's auction market during Thursdays and Fridays. Being an agricultural town, most of its income are derived from this auction market.

Kabakahan Festival

Every December 1 which is the Foundation Day of Padre Garcia, Garciano's Tribe in cooperation with the local government holds the KABAKAHAN FESTIVAL. During this day, Garcianos troop to Poblacion to watch different schools and youth groups perform in the Street Dancing Competition. KABAKAHAN Festival is not only with regards to having the largest and biggest livestock auction market in the country. It is also a celebration of the history of Padre Garcia and the way of living and culture of the Garcianos.


Padre Garcia is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.

  • Banaba
  • Banaybanay
  • Bawi
  • Bukal
  • Castillo
  • Cawongan
  • Manggas
  • Maugat East
  • Maugat West
  • Pansol
  • Payapa
  • Poblacion
  • Quilo-quilo North
  • Quilo-quilo South
  • San Felipe
  • San Miguel
  • Tamak
  • Tangob

Municipal Officials

Municipal Administrator

  • Ramil Calingasan

Sangguniang Bayan Secretary

  • Ermelita Kasilag

Municipal Planning and Development Officer

  • Cora Garen

Municipal Accountant

  • Jojie de Guzman

Barangay Officials

Barangay Banaba

  • Renato Abarentos - Barangay Chairman
  • Teddy Matibag - Barangay Councilor
  • Mark Ayong - SK Chairman

Barangay Banay-banay

  • Jobet Salapar - SK Chairman

Barangay Bawi

  • Jose Comia - Barangay Chairman
  • Niones Dimaculangan - SK Chairman

Barangay Bukal

  • Laarni Buquir - SK Chairman

Barangay Castillo

  • Leopoldo Biscocho - Barangay Chairman
  • Lino Valencia - SK Chairman

Barangay Cawongan

  • Gregorio Vergara - Barangay Chairman
  • Adona Banaag - SK Chairman

Barangay Manggas

  • Efren Reyes - Barangay Chairman
  • Christian Marasigan - SK Chairman

Barangay Maugat East

  • Lerma Carandang - SK Chairman

Barangay Maugat West

  • Jennelyn Mandigma - SK Chairman

Barangay Pansol

  • Carlos Braceros - Barangay Chairman
  • Kenneth Padilla - SK Chairman

Barangay Payapa

  • Doy Ani - SK Chairman

Barangay Poblacion

  • Nestor Pesigan - Barangay Chairman (ABC President)
  • Nino Recto - SK Chairman

Barangay Quilo-quilo North

  • Adobo Mangundayao - Barangay Chairman
  • Heriel Bautista - SK Chairman

Barangay Quilo-quilo South

  • Ailyn de Castro - SK Chairman

Barangay San Felipe

  • Narciso Miranda - Barangay Chairman
  • Jennifer Maala - SK Chairman

Barangay San Miguel

  • Jon-jon Sacdalan - SK Chairman

Barangay Tamak

  • Rene Maala - Barangay Chairman
  • Celso Briones - SK Chairman

Barangay Tangob

  • Oscar Dimaculangan - Barangay Chairman
  • Rubelardo Katigbak Jr. - SK Chairman (SKMF President)

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