Tanauan City

Topics: Batangas, Tanauan City, Taal Lake Pages: 11 (3361 words) Published: July 24, 2011
The City of Tanauan (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tanauan) is a second class city in theprovince of Batangas, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 142,537 inhabitants in 21,912 households. It was incorporated as a city under Republic Act No. 9005, signed on February 2, 2001 and ratified on March 10, 2001. Revolutionary thinker and former Prime Minister Apolinario Mabini and former PresidentJosé P. Laurel were born in Tanauan. Recent events include the assassination of its former mayor, Cesar V. Platon, by NPA rebels, as he was running for the governorship of Batangas. This happened days shy of the election. The city share its borders with Calamba City, Laguna to the north, Tagaytay City, Caviteto the northwest, Talisay, Batangas to the west, Santo Tomas, Batangas to the east, and the towns of Balete and Malvar to the south.

* City Government
The Town of Tanauan was founded on its present location in 1754, having been transferred from the fringe of Taal Lake where it was originally situated. It is generally believed that Tanauan, together with Sala was originally founded in 1572 by the Augustinian missionaries who built mission at the shore of the Lake known as Bonbon (now Taal). The town, however, was totally destroyed during the most impressive and catastrophic historically recorded eruption of Taal Volcano in 1754. Tanauan City is politically subdivided into 48 barangays.

City of Tanauan
Lungsod ng Tanauan|
—  Component City  —|
Nickname(s): Cradle of the Noble Heroes|
Coordinates: 14°4′58″N 121°9′2″ECoordinates: 14°4′58″N 121°9′2″E| Country| Philippines|
Region| Region IV-ACALABARZON|
Province| Batangas|
Congressional District| 3rd|
Barangays| 48|
Cityhood| March 10, 2001|
 - Mayor| Sonia Torres Aquino|
 - Vice Mayor| Julius Caesar G. Platon II|
 - Councilors| Jhoanna D. Corona
Gileen V. Canobas
Elmer L. Perez
Marcelo Eric O. Manglo
Marissa M. Tabing
Eleuterio B. Borja
Epimaco R. Magpantay
Gavino A. Gonzales
Wilfredo N. Luna
Marcial V. Goguanco, Jr.|
 - ABC President| Simeon N. Platon|
 - SK Federation President| Kevelyn S. Rodriguez|
 - Total| 107.16 km2 (41.4 sq mi)|
Elevation| 149 m (489 ft)|
Population (2007)|
 - Total| 142,537|
 - Density| 968/km2 (2,507.1/sq mi)|
Time zone| PST (UTC+8)|
ZIP code| 4232|
Area code(s)| 43|
Income Class| Second Class|
Classification| Component City; Partially Urban|

Office of the City Administrator| Atty. Herminigildo G. Trinidad, Jr.| Office of the Legal Officer| Atty. Dario Gurvarra|
Office of the Chief of Staff| Mr. Romeo M. Villadolid|
Office of the City Accountant| Ms. Gina S. Juntilla|
Office of the City Agriculturist| Ms. Engracia G. Platon| Office of the City Assessor| Ms. Nerissa Castillo|
Office of the Budget Officer| Ms. Taciana S. Songco|
Office of the City Community| Ms. Angelina L. Amat|
Office of the City Civil Registrar| Ms. Lorna O. Cabrera| Office of the City Engineer| Engr. Francisco Carandang|
Office of the City Health Officer| Dr. Adel Bautista|
Office of the Human Resource Management Officer| Ms. Juanita Marfa| Office of the City Planning and Development Coordinator| Ms. Nieves Borja| Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer| Ms. Lorna Cabrera| Office of the City Treasurer| Mr. Wilfrido Apolonio|

Office of the City Veterinarian| Dr. Aries Garcia|
Business Permits and Licensing Office| Mr. Fernan Manzanero| Market Administrator| Ms. Rebecca Javier|
Traffic Management Office| Mr. Gavino Landicho|
Civil Security Unit| Mr. Cesar de Leon|
Slaughterhouse| Mr. Daniel Marfa|
Library Section| Ms. Lita Magsino|

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