I. QUICK FACTS:
A. BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:
PAGSANJAN, a town in Laguna province, was originally a barrio of
Lumban. In 1668, eight Japanese and Chinese traders who were highly impressed
by the strategic location of the barrio at the juncture of Balanac and Bumbungan
rivers founded the town. They established a trading settlement and engaged in the
betel nut industry. In due time, the barrio became the flourishing trading center of
eastern Laguna and attracted native families from the surrounding communities of
Cavinti, Pila and Sta. Cruz. On December 12, 1678, the then Governor General
Juan Manuel dela Peña Bonifaz issued a gubernatorial decree elevating its status
from a barrio to a town. In 1688, Pagsanjan replaced Bay as the capital of the
province. It remained as such until 1858 during which time it bloomed as the
Cultural and commercial center of the province.
B. LAND AREA: 2,640 HECTARES
C. POLITICAL BOUNDARIES:
Bounded on the north by the Municipality of Lumban;
on the south by the Municipality of Cavinti; on the east Side by the Grand Canyon
(Pagsanjan Falls); and on the west side by the Municipalities of Sta. Cruz &
D. GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
Pagsanjan, the tourism center in the Province of
Laguna is located 92 (ninety two) kilometers southeast of Manila. It is
geographically located at 121°27.5 latitude and 14°16.5 longitude with approximate
mean deviation in 1982 of 136° cast annual magnetic change of easterly.
E. CLIMATE AND TERRAIN:
Climate in the municipality is the first type as per
classification by the Weather Bureau. It is characterized by two distinct seasons –
dry & wet. The dry season begins in March and ends in June, the wet season last
from July to October, the intruding period from November to February are neither
too dry nor too wet.
Pagsanjan is situated on a plain land with slopes from 0-8% and above.
The Poblacion area has a slope range from 0-3% including the portion of Brgy.
Maulawin and Pinagsanjan.
Pagsanjan is composed of 16 barangays. Urbanized Barangays
include POBLACION II & I, MAULAWIN, PINAGSANJAN, SAN ISIDRO &
SAMPALOC. Rural Barangays includes ANIBONG, LAMBAC, MAGDAPIO,
CALUSICHE, DINGIN, LAYUGAN, SABANG, BUBOY, CABANBANAN and
BIÑAN. Potential growths Barangays are BIÑAN and CABANBANAN.
II. SOCIAL SECTORS:
Based on the National Statistics Office Survey Report of May
2000 the total population of this municipality is 32,622. Average growth rate is 2.99
Total number of household as per May 2000 NSO survey Report is
7,274. The Local Government initiated two (2) housing projects both located at
Brgy. Dingin with an area of about 8 hectares more or less.
School going age population are 4,957 in elementary, 2769 in
secondary and 3,818 in tertiary levels. There are ten (10) public elementary school
and a private elementary school, two (2) public high schools and one (1) private
D. HEALTH FACILITIES:
Health Services in Pagsanjan are well provided by one
Rural Health Unit, two (2) private clinics both located in the Poblacion, another
private clinic located at Brgy. Biñan, two (2) private hospital located in
Poblacion & Brgy. Sampaloc respectively. Both private hospitals function as
secondary hospitals with their laboratories, x-ray units, delivery and operating
rooms and both with a total bed capacity of twenty five (25). Our municipality has
ten (10) functional Barangay Health Stations.
E. SOCIAL WELFARE:
The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office
(MSWDO) is located at the Municipal Building manned by the Social Welfare
Officer and 14 Day Care Workers. We have 14-Day Care Centers, one (1) in
the OSCA Building and fourteen (14) evacuation centers. Among the target
clienteles are families, women, children, and youth especially with difficult
circumstances, disabled persons and victims of man-made and natural disasters.
F. PROTECTIVE SERVICES:
Pagsanjan has a total of twenty three (23) policemen
serving a total population of 32,622. As per standard of one (1) policeman per
1,000 in population. The municipality has a current need of ten (10) policemen.
The PNP of Pagsanjan is located at the ground floor of the Municipal Building and
occupies an area of about 126 square meters.
The Pagsanjan Bureau of Fire Protection Station is also within the Municipal
Building occupying the area of eighty (80) square meters. Eight (8) Firemen are
currently assigned in the municipality, which is also below the prescribed standard
of one (1) Fireman per 2,000 in population. Pagsanjan's BFP's firefighting
equipments are one (1) Ford FMC Fire truck with complete accessories and seven
(7) fire boots, seven (7) fire coats and four (4) fire helmets.
III. ECONOMIC SECTIONS:
Agriculture is a traditional economic base of Pagsanjan. It is
the major source of income of the majority of the population. The total agriculture
area is 1,290 hectares. Agriculture crops grown in the municipality are palay,
coconuts, fruit trees, and vegetables. Areas planted to palay or rice lands total to
618.44 hectares. Backyard livestock production are also engaged by most of the
farmers. Contract growers in swine and poultry production are also present in
B. COMMERCE & INDUSTRY:
There are 793-registered commercial establishments
in the municipality classified as follows; retail-merchandising five hundred forty two
(542), servicing firms sixty six (66), trading eighty (80), manufacturing thirty four
(34), recreational and entertainment establishments twenty four (24) , agri-
business fifteen (15), financial institutions twelve (12) and estate business twenty
(20). There is no permanent public market in the Municipality but only a "talipapa"
known as the Pagsanjan Shopping Center located at Fide Sn. Juan St.,Poblacion I.
Tourism industry is a major industry in the municipality. Pagsanjan, the
tourist capital of Laguna is one of the premiere world-class tourist destinations of
local and international tourists in the Philippines. The main tourist attraction of the
municipality is the natural wonders, the awe-inspiring gorge, the roaring rapids and
the Pagsanjan Falls. Tourist establishments / attractions are the following;
Pagsanjan Rapids Hotel at Brgy. San Isidro. Pagsanjan Garden Resort,
Pagsanjan Falls Lodge Resort , La Corona de Pagsanjan Resort, Rio Vista Lodge,
Lagaslas Picnic Ground, all in Brgy. Pinagsanjan. Magdapio Hotel, Bonanza
Landing Area & Restaurant, Camino Real Lodging House all at the Poblacion.
Tropical Inn & Restaurant at Brgy. Sampaloc. Fresh & Green Lodging Inn in Brgy.
Dos (II). 818 Lodging House also at Brgy.San Isidro. Boatride Fee per person is
P 580.00, Lifevest is P 50.00, Cushion is P 30.00.
D. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS:
There are six (6) banks operating in the municipality
namely, Pagsanjan Rural Bank, Tagkawayan Rural Bank, Paete Rural Bank,
Unified Savings Bank located in the Poblacion, Countryside Development Bank
and Rural Bank of Lumban are located at Brgy. Biñan. four (4) pawnshops and
three (3) lending and leasing institutions.
IV. INFRASTRUCTURE & UTILITIES SECTOR:
Pagsanjan is accessible by public utility vehicles and
transportation system. Two bus terminals are present in the municipality, JAM
Transit and BLTB Terminals both located at Brgy. Biñan plying Manila-Pagsanjan
route. Public conveyances total to five hundred fifty three (553) vehicles consisting
of four hundred fifty (450) tricycles and one hundred three (103) jeepneys.
The Municipality of Pagsanjan is being serviced by FIRST ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE INC. (FLECO) for its power need of the 7274 dwelling units 6050
more or less have electrical connection yielding 83(eighty three) of house
energization. Pagsanjan is given a steady continuous voltage of 220 volts for 24-
hour service by FLECO.
Water service is being provided by the PAGSANJAN WATER DISTRICT
(PAGWAD). Eleven (11) of the 16 (sixteen) are being served by the PAGWAD and
the rest of the barangays derived their potable water from shallow wells and deep
wells constructed by the local government unit. PAGWAD can generate
4,411,560.96-liters/ day more than enough to supply the water needs of the
Pagsanjan Post Office is located at the ABC Hall,
Crisostomo St., Poblacion I, which caters for the mailing of mailing letters of the
populace. Telegram office is also present in the same address provided by the
National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
E. ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT:
The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Philippine
Telephone & Telegraph (PT&T) and DIGITEL provide service telephone facilities in
Pagsanjan. Cell sites of Globe & Smart Telecommunications are also present in
the municipality located at Brgy. Maulawin, which provide good signals for cell
All major newspapers are available in Pagsanjan. Radio and Cable TV 's
with good services are also within the municipality.
Garbage disposal system covers about 45% of
the total household domestic waste while the others resort to dumping to the open
pit, burying, and burning. Ten (10) of 16 barangays were not covered by daily
garbage collection by the municipality. The municipality has 1 (one) 6-wheeler
dump truck and 1 (one) compactor that collect garbage daily at the volume of 20
cu/m per day. Pagsanjan has an open dumpsite located at Brgy. Anibong with an
area of 1.15 hectares.
F. LOCAL ADMINISTRATON:
The municipal government is headed by the newly
elected Municipal Mayor, HON. EMILIO RAMON P. EJERCITO, III. It exercises
direct supervision and control over-all local management unit affairs of the
Re-elected Vice-Mayor MELVIN MADRIAGA Heads the Legislative Body of
the Municipality and the newly-elected members of the SB are the ff:
The Municipality of Pagsanjan has a work force of ninety three (93) of
which 74 (seventy four) are permanent employees, 12 (twelve) are elected officials,
1 (one) co-terminus, 1 (one) contractual and 6 (six) casual employees.
- ARLYN LAZARO
- CRISOSTOMO VILAR
- NICASIO TRINIDAD
- KALAHI RABAGO
- GENER DIMARANAN
- LEILANI MACALALAG
- ANTHONY PAJE
- EDILBERTO GUAN
V. FISCAL MANAGEMENT:
A. CLASS OF MUNICIPALITY - 4TH CLASS
B. MUNICIPAL INCOME & EXPENDITURES FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS:
|| P 14,468,765.55
|| P 13,626,443.30
|| P 1,457,978.78
VI. DEVELOPMENT PLAN
An economically progressive, peaceful, clean, orderly, safe, globally
competitive in tourism and self-reliant community pursuing a sustainable
development program to provide a better quality of life for its God-centered and
nationalistic empowered citizenry.
B. MISSION: TO ACHIEVE THIS VISION, I SHALL VIGOROUSLY WORK TO:
1. Pursue the total development and empowerment of the people of Pagsanjan
and strive for the enhancement of their potentials.
2. Make a government relevant and responsive to the needs of the people of
3. Promote the economic advancement of the people of Pagsanjan and again to
make Pagsanjan a world-class premiere tourist destination.
VII. SECTORAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
A. GOAL: Quality Education for all.
1. Adopt modern technologies in Education.
2. Upgrade science teaching equipments and facilities.
3. Make school library facilities functional.
A. GOAL: To uplift the general health condition of the people.
3. SOCIAL WELFARE:
1. Upgrade the quality of existing health facilities.
2. To monitor health status of the Population to provide early
diagnosis and treatment.
To uplift the socio-economic conditions of the families belonging to 30% bottom
poor and enhance their potentials and capabilities to become a self-reliant and
productive members of the community.
1. To eradicate poverty problems and let the people live a self-
sufficient life enjoying their minimum basic needs.
2. Empowerment of individuals, families and communities by
building and utilizing their capabilities in addressing their minimum
basic needs, survival, security, and enabling needs.
5. PROTECTIVE SERVICES:
To provide sufficient land in appropriate locations to meet the future needs for
1. To identify sites for residential expansion to meet the shelter
needs up to year 2015.
2. To objectively control development in residential zones to ensure
a safe, healthy and pleasant environment.
To maintain the peace and order situation in the municipality and safeguard the
lives and properties of the residents.
1. To increase the size of the Police / Fire Forces as to meet the
existing needs of the municipality.
2. To provide the police / fire forces with adequate equipment /
facilities for effective and efficient service.
A GOAL: Food security and poverty alleviation.
7. COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY:
1. To maximize, utilization and adoption of modern technologies and
2. To identify possible areas for expansion potentials for crop and
Promotion of commercialities to support the over-all development entrust of
1. To concentrate business in one area.
2. To increase tax collection.
To bring back the old glory of Pagsanjan as a premiere world-class tourist
destination in the islands.
1. To promote local tourism in order to increase tourist arrivals.
2. To develop potential areas for eco-tourism.
Healthy and safe mobility of people and efficient movement of services, goods
and information needed for municipal development.
1. To improve and expand existing road networks and linkages.
2. To improve drainage and waterways of the municipality.
Provision of an efficient communication system for the entire municipality.
1. To improve postal and telegraph services through adequate
facilities and personnel.
2. To make available telephone services to unserved areas within
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