Pila, Laguna History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Pila, Laguna History | Tourist Spots

Pila Laguna History
Pila Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Carlo Joseph M. Moskito from wiki commons)

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
Vice Mayor –> Queen Marilyn Alarva
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.
Pila Museum
Municipal Hall
Ancestral Houses

RELATED: Profile of Laguna Province
See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Municipality

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