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Santo Tomas, Batangas

Sto. Tomas
Municipality
Municipality of Sto. Tomas

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Sto. Tomas is located in Philippines
Sto. Tomas
Sto. Tomas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates:
Country
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province
District 3rd District
Barangays 30
Government[1]
 • Mayor Edna P. Sanchez
 • Vice-Mayor Ferdinand M. Ramos
Area[2]
 • Total 95.41 km2 (36.84 sq mi)
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 124,740
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonym Tomasino
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 1st class

Santo Tomas (shortened to Sto. Tomas) is a first class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 124,740 people.[3] The town is a gateway to the province from Laguna.

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now part of Manila's conurbation which reaches Lipa City in its southernmost part. It borders the cities of Calamba City to the north, Los Baños to the northeast, Alaminos to the east, Tanauan City and Malvar to the west, and Lipa City to the south. This is also the hometown of Philippine Revolution and Philippine-American War hero Miguel Malvar.

The patron of Santo Tomas is Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron of Catholic schools celebrates his feast day every 7 March.

Barangays

Santo Tomas is politically subdivided into 30 barangays. It is one of the only places whose barangays were named after saints.

Demographics

Economy

Public market

The First Philippine Industrial Park which is owned by the Lopez Group of Companies is located in the municipality.[4]

Most of the town is residential with a lot of farmland. But there are also some developed subdivisions along the town like the San Antonio Heights in Barangay San Antonio which was developed by Avida Land, A division of Ayala Land,[5] and Portello subdivision which was developed by Camella Homes.[6] The town is also well known for an entire strip of bulalo (bone marrow soup) restaurants. Among the best known include Rose and Grace Restaurant. The town is also home to a state of the art hospital named St. Cabrini Medical Center which is located inside the town center.

Transportation

The town connects with the neighboring cities of Calamba City, Laguna and Alaminos, Laguna via the Maharlika Highway. The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road starts at the municipality from the north side of the expressway. The expressway connects the town with the rest of Batangas. Now, the expressway is connected with the South Luzon Expressway. The José P. Laurel Highway is route that connects the town with Tanauan City, Malvar, and Lipa City all the way to Batangas City via San Jose town.

Jeepneys

  • Calamba - Tanauan
  • San Pablo City - Tanauan via Alaminos

Buses

  • Cubao - Lucena
  • Alabang
  • Bicol

UV Express

  • San Pablo City - Balibago Sta. Rosa
  • San Pablo City - Lipa City

Local government

Santo Tomas Municipal Hall
Edna P. Sanchez, the incumbent mayor of Sto. Tomas
  • Mayor: Edna P. Sanchez
  • Vice Mayor: Ferdinand M. Ramos
  • Councilors:
    • Leovy Villegas
    • Danny Mabilangan
    • Edwin Ascaño
    • Peter Thomas Reyes
    • Boy Christopher Ramos
    • Renante "Super Talipa" Arcillas
    • Alex Guevarra
    • Primo Bathan
  • ABC president: Wilfredo Maliksi

Schools

Public University
Public High School[7]



Public Elementary Schools[8]

Sto. Tomas North District

A. Zone 1

  • Santo Tomas North Central School
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • Santa Cruz Elementary School

B. Zone 2

  • San Antonio Elementary School
  • Santiago Elementary School
  • Santa Anastacia-San Rafael Elementary School

C. Zone 3

  • Doña Tiburcia Carpio Malvar Elementary School
  • San Bartolome Elementary School
  • San Vicente Elementary School








Sto. Tomas South District

A. Zone 4

  • Sto. Tomas South Central School (formerly San Pedro Elementary School)
  • San Francisco Elementary School
  • San Isidro Elementary School
  • Santa Elena Elementary School
  • Santa Maria Elementary School

B. Zone 5

  • San Agustin Elementary School
  • San Bartolome Elementary School
  • San Felix Elementary School
  • San Jose Elementary School
  • San Juan Elementary School
  • San Pablo Elementary School
  • Santa Ana Elementary School

C. Zone 6

  • San Fernando Elementary School
  • San Joaquin Elementary School
  • San Luis Elementary School
  • Santa Clara Elementary Schooll
  • Santa Teresita Elementary School
Private Schools[9][10]
  • Almond Academy Foundation Inc.
  • AMS Learning School
  • Blue Isle Integrated School
  • Clareville School
  • Elyon Academia Foundation, Inc.
  • Greenville Academy of Sta. Clara
  • His Care Learning Center of Sta. Maria
  • Hope Christian Academy of Sto. Tomas
  • Kids for Jesus Academy Inc.
  • Maranatha Christian Academy of Sto. Tomas
  • Maranatha Christian Academy of Blue Isle
  • Mother Barbara Micarelli School
  • Pedagogia Children's School (Santo Tomas)
  • San Bartolome Adventist Elementary School
  • St. Thomas Academy
  • St. Thomas Montessori Learning Center
  • The Golden Child Literacy Place

Attractions

  • The World Famous Sto.Tomas Bulalo

The landmarks of Santo Tomas are:

References

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: BATANGAS". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ First Philippine Industrial Park
  5. ^ San Antonio Heights
  6. ^ Portello
  7. ^ [1] Batangas Province Masterlist of in Government Secondary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012
  8. ^ [2] Batangas Province Masterlist of in Government Elementary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012
  9. ^ [3] Batangas Province Masterlist of Private Elementary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012
  10. ^ [4] Batangas Province Masterlist of Secondary Schools, Retrieved August 03, 2012

External links

  • Sto. Tomas Batangas Official Website
  • Batangasnow.com Homepage
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
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