Pila, Laguna History | Tourist Spots
Profile of Pila Municipality in Laguna Province (Geography)
Location –> along the southern shores of Laguna de lay, some 87 kilometers southeast of Manila (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> On the east by Santa Cruz, on the south by Magdalena, and on the west by Victoria.
Area –> 32 square kilometers
Population –> 50,289 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Flat
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Fish, Poultry and eggs
People/Language –> Tagalog
Mayor –> Edgardo Ramos
Predecessor –> Boy Quiat
Vice Mayor –> Queen Marilyn Alarva
Predecessor –> Relova Quirubin Jr.
No. of Barangays –> 17
Pila, Laguna History
The town was already settled long before the coming of the Spaniards. In 1575, Pila was part of an encomienda (land grant) awarded to Don Felizardo Rivera who is now considered the founder of the town. The pueblo was formally organized on July 29, 1578.
In 1903, a census was taken and a total of 6,040 residents were recorded.
In 2008, Pila was one of the location of reality show The Amazing Race Asia 2.
Economy of Pila Laguna
Pila is a predominantly agricultural town where rice, vegetables, chicken, egg, pork, and fish are the main products. Cottage industries include the production of home-made foodstuff and baked goodies, furniture and vehicle repair, and tailoring. The town has been a traditional location for pilgrimage and movie production due to the presence of heritage houses and centuries-old church.
Pila, Laguna Tourist Spots
St. Antonio de Padua Church – Go here to see history and photos of the church.
RELATED: Profile of Laguna Province
See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Municipality