San Pedro, Laguna
The City of San Pedro is a first class Municipality in the province
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 of Laguna, Philippines
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. It is named after its patron saint, Saint Peter
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. San Pedro is Laguna's gateway to Metro Manila
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 since it lies on the boundary with Muntinlupa City
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, 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
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. According to the latest census, it has a population of 281,808 inhabitants in 48,341 households.

Aside from being a primarily suburban community, San Pedro also hosts a large number of factories. Among them include PDM, Alaska Milk Corporation and General Milling Corporation.

With a total land surface area of 24.05 km2, San Pedro is the smallest city 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.

Built up area

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila
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, the municipality is now included in Manila built up area which reaches Lipa City
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 in its southernmost part.

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Some Filipino Artists also grew up or resided in San Pedro, Laguna
  • Jamilla Obispo, PBB Teen Edition Housemate,
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    , also known as Pacboy of the Showbiz Industry, a discovery of StarStruck
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    , a famous drama actress
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    , former vocalist of Rivermaya
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    , actress,
  • Paw Diaz
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     Star Circle Teen Questor / actress
  • Ogie Diaz
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San Pedro is politically subdivided into 20 barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...


  • Bagong Silang
  • Cuyab
  • Estrella
  • G.S.I.S.
  • Landayan
  • Langgam
  • Laram
  • Magsaysay
  • Nueva
  • Poblacion
  • Riverside
  • San Antonio
  • San Roque (where illegal dog meat trade is rampant)
  • San Vicente
  • Santo Niño
  • United Bayanihan
  • United Better Living
  • Sampaguita Village
  • Calendola
  • Rosario
  • Narra


San Pedro became a town on January 18, 1725, when the Spanish King, Charles II
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, decreed that the town, formerly known as "Tabuko", be a separate town from "Kabullaw", now known as Cabuyao
Cabuyao, Laguna
Cabuyao , or officially known as the Municipality of Cabuyao is a First Class urbanized municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is located about 43 kilometers southeast of Metro Manila and it is located at the western portion of Laguna...

. By virtue of the last will of Philip V of Spain
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, 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
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Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay was the third President of the Republic of the Philippines from December 30, 1953 until his death in a plane crash in 1957. He was elected President under the banner of the Nacionalista Party.-Early life:Ramon F...

 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.


County Government Officials:
County Government Officials:
  • Mayor: Calixto R. Cataquiz
  • Vice-Mayor: Norvic D. Solidum
  • Councilors:
    • Delio L. Hatulan
    • Rafael P. Campos
    • Leslie E. Lu
    • Carlon G. Ambayec
    • Michael M. Casacop
    • E. Ladislao O. Tapia III
    • Edgardo M. Berroya
    • Arturo L. Hatulan, ABC President
    • Ivy Ciolo, SK Federation President
    • Andres T. Reyes III

Bagong Silang
  • Chairman: Rosemarie O. Caoayan
  • Kagawads:
    • Rodolfo De Leon
    • Pablo A. Laborte
    • Ronald B. Aldave
    • Fe Manalo
    • Ynah (video rentals)
    • Bartino B. Gutierrez
    • Abrenica C. Estrellita

  • Chairman: Danilo M. Arceño
  • Kagawads:
    • Warren A. Tagapulot
    • Victoria Y. Batalla
    • Julian M. Tebelin
    • Audie M. Santillan
    • Virgilio S. Umali
    • John Pul G. Bevita
    • Rex F. Galoso

  • Chairman: peles marinas
  • Kagawads:
    • Narcisco M. Temprosa
    • Rolando L. Austria
    • Emelina L. Capacite
    • Gloria A. De Borja
    • Alvin O. Buenaflor
    • Alejandro G. Lorenzo
    • Mario B. Pastidio

  • Chairman: Jaime C. Madrigalejos
  • Kagawads:
    • Evangeline L. Santos
    • Arsenio C. Ocampo
    • Candido C. Diaz
    • Victorino S. Haboc
    • Thelma G. Tolentin
    • Lorna B. Autencio
    • Moises N. Laurente

  • Chairman: Joaquin R. Giron Jr
  • Kagawads:
    • Dennis S. Ramirez
    • Rolando A. Orlain
    • Jaime A. Castillo
    • Rizaldo O. Judavar
    • Ananias B. Angeles
    • Raymundo M. Alquino

  • Chairman: Romeo R. Anaya
  • Kagawads:
    • Corazon S. Amil
    • Edmundo R. Hernandez
    • Lydia V. Real
    • Igmidio B. Serradilla
    • Gregorio T. Remoquillo
    • Moises P. Berroya Jr.
    • Joaquin T. Oliver

  • Chairman: Raul C. Abulencia
  • Kagawads:
    • Lelani O. Maminta
    • Ernesto G. Martinio
    • Zoraida C. Manigo
    • Isaias R. Calizo
    • Wilson A. Cerira
    • Arnelio I. Orit
    • Raulito R. Latayan

  • Chairman: Merlito Edwin D. Palomar
  • Kagawads:
    • Ruby O. Adajar
    • Richard Tan
    • Diding Arca
    • Diosdado "Dagul" Lozada Jr.
    • Carmi Magno
    • Linoy Escolano
    • Renato Suruiz

  • Chairman: Constantino D. Manaysay
  • Kagawads:
    • Dante C. Laserna
    • Ligaya Depano
    • Pablo Revilla
    • Leonardo Capate
    • Arnel Nava
    • Ramon Herrera
    • Genaro P. Evangelio

  • Chairman: Ramon Diamante
  • Kagawads:
    • Aran Jay G. Sicat
    • Eric Vincent M. Paner
    • Anthony R. Carange
    • Romeo M. Yumang
    • Ramon G. Baleje
    • Victor, L. Nazaria
    • Ricardo P. Herrera

  • Chairman: Julian V. Ventura
  • Kagawads:
    • Yolanda A. Capiña
    • Arlene Casacop R.
    • Abelardo V. Alon Alon
    • Edwin C. Matunog
    • Janneth B. Roldan
    • Sally S. Macorol
    • Renato F. Lacdan
    • Sk Chairwoman Krisha Guerrero Santos

  • Chairman: Boy Almendrala Amil
  • Kagawads:
    • Mel Caponpon
    • Poyie Amil
    • Hustler Monroy
    • Tracy Bedico
    • Arvin Mañosca
    • Unying Facundo
    • Ana Limpiahoy

  • Chairman: Nelson M. Jumauay
  • Kagawads:
    • Zenaida E. Esguerra
    • Edwin R. Cardino
    • Benjamin C. Rufino
    • Ricky L. Jakosalem
    • Rafael L. Mendoza
    • Lilia L. Sakal
    • Jose R. Garcia

  • Chairman: Numeriano V. Buenviaje
  • Kagawads:
    • Ricardo Sicat
    • Rolando Porsovigan
    • Ronald Gutierrez
    • Lourdes Gonzales
    • Leonardo Villaflor
    • Francisco Mendoza
    • Romualdo Daras

San Antonio
  • Chairman: Arturo L. Hatulan
  • Kagawads:
    • Augusto B. Casacop
    • Victor Inovio
    • ,Master Fritz Manangbao
    • Leo B. Berroya
    • Carlon G. Ambayec
    • Carlito P. Casantuzan
    • Michael M. Casacop

San Roque
  • Chairman: Arnel A. Belza
  • Kagawads:
    • Eduardo J. Berroya
    • Rolando J. Ambayec
    • Ronaldo I. Villanueva
    • Francisco M. Pulon
    • Wilfredo T. Medina
    • Liofel O. Herodias

San Vicente
  • Chairman: Allan Mark Villena
  • Kagawads:
    • Vicente"don" Solidum
    • Cesar Caisip
    • Wilfredo Alvarez
    • Lolito Marquez
    • Vic Facundo
    • johndell blay
    • flores
    • SK Marvic Vargas

Sto. Niño
  • Chairman: Napoleon V. Islan
  • Kagawads:
    • Ryan Cometa
    • Remigio M. Lizarda
    • Dionisio T. Palisoc
    • Joel A. Montemayor
    • Lorena L. Mundin
    • Maris T. Borja
    • Danilo C. Leon

United Bayanihan
  • Chairman: Tomas T. Moreno
  • Kagawads:
    • Allan G. Yater
    • Cesar L. Avila
    • Casimiro D. Cabiling, Jr.
    • Romeo B. Marcelo
    • Walfredo M. Zaguirre
    • Marcelino N. Idosora
    • Calixto L. Alviar

United Better Living
  • Chairman: Roberto C. Tiples
  • Kagawads:
    • Rogelio G. Nava
    • Bernabe A. Baldomar
    • Cirilo C. Paglinawan
    • Romeo L. Imperial
    • Jocelyn N. Nabuhay
    • Roger A. Losabia
    • Soledad Zulueta


Improvements of existing institution such as San Pedro Manpower Development Institution (SPMDI) and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) San Pedro are now one of the top priority projects of the municipal government. It aims to offer internationally recognized programs of short courses and higher education degrees by providing world-class educational facilities and teaching curriculum.

Elementary schools

The 20 public elementary schools in San Pedro, listed alphabetically.
  • Adelina 1 Complex Elementary School (ACES Bulletin)
  • Bagong Silang Elementary School
  • Chrysanthemum Village Elementary School (Chryzette)
  • Cuyab Elementary School (The Bell)
  • Estrella Elementary School (Sinag)
  • Laguna Resettlement Community School (Urban Settlers)
  • Landayan Elementary School
  • Langgam Elementary School (The Ants)
  • Magsaysay Elementary School
  • Pacita 1 Complex Elementary School (Pacita Express)
  • Pacita 2 Complex Elementary School (The Risers)
  • Rosario Complex Elementary School (Rosarians)
  • Sampaguita Village Elementary School (Sparkle)
  • San Antonio Elementary School (Gateway)
  • San Isidro Village elementary School
  • San Pedro Central Elementary School
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • San Vicente Elementary School
  • Santo Nino Elementary School (Glimpse)
  • Southville 3A Elementary School

Public High Schools

The 6 public high schools in San Pedro.
  • Pacita Complex National High School (Engineering & Science Educ. Curriculum, SEC, & BEC)
  • Sampaguita National High School (Sampagiuta Main Campus)
  • Sampaguita National High School (Adelina Extension)
  • San Pedro Relocation Center National High School(Langgam Main Campus)
  • San Pedro Relocation Center National High School(Cuyab Campus)
  • San Pedro Relocation Center National High School(Landayan Campus)
  • Sampaguita National High School-Southville 3A Extension

Private schools

  • Academia Institucion de San Pedro
  • Agnus Dei Schools System, Inc.
  • Amazing Grace School
  • Casa del Niño Montessori and Science High School
  • Crownwell International School
  • Golden Lampstand Grade School
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
  • Jesus the Faithful Savior Christian School
  • Jesus the Risen Savior School (DLSU Supervised)
  • Jesus the Rock of All Ages Christian School
  • Joseph and Mary Academy
  • Liceo de San Pedro
  • Mater Ecclesiae School
  • Our Lady Of Miraculous Medal Science High School
  • San Francisco de Sales School
  • San Geronimo Emiliani School
  • San Lorenzo School
  • Sisters of Mary Immaculate School
  • St. Paul Montessori School
  • St. Peter Academy
  • St. Therese of the Child Jesus School
  • United Montessorean School
  • Wellspring of Grace School


  • Computer Site Institute Incorporated
  • AMA Computer Learning Center - San Pedro
  • Asian Institute of Computer Studies
  • Colegio de San Pedro
  • IETI College of Science and Technology
  • Laguna Northwestern College
  • Our Lady of Assumption College
    Our Lady of Assumption College
    -History:The first school established and serves as the main school is located at Villa Olympia Subdivision, San Pedro, Laguna. It was conceptualized by Dr. Maximo C. Acierto, Jr. and Dr. Ethelwyn A. Acierto on October 1988 to cater to the growing needs of a fast growing population in the south...

  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines
    The Polytechnic University of the Philippines commonly known as PUP is a public research university in the Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila Business School, offering commerce-related courses...

     - San Pedro Campus
  • San Pedro College of Business Administration
  • San Pedro Manpower Development Institute
  • STI San Pedro
  • St. Louis Anne Colleges
  • Saint John Bosco Laguna Institute of Arts and Sciences

Sampaguita Festival

A week long festival which includes various activities ranging from cultural to sports, trade fairs, amateur singing contest, parades, historical exhibits, social & religious gatherings, tribal dance & sports exhibitions. The highlight of the festival is the Coronation Night of the "Hiyas ng San Pedro". The festival aims to promote tourism in San Pedro & to promote & revitalize Sampaguita industry in the locality.

San Pedro holds the record of laying the longest sampaguita (flower lei) line spanning 3.6 km (2 mi), from Biñan City-San Pedro boundary to San Pedro-Muntinlupa City boundary on the National Highway, making them listed in the Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
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in 2009.

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