San Jose City is a component city of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines. Its people are proud to call thier city “the Onion Capital of the Philippines”.
Profile of San Jose City (Geography)
Location –> Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon, Philippines (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 191 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Carranglan, Pantabangan, Rizal, Munoz City, Talugtog, and Lupao
Area –> 186 sq. km.
Population –> 139,738 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 38
Terrain –> Flat with hills and mountains in the north
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Onion, Garlic, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocanos, Pangasinenses, Kapampangans, Gaddangs, Tagalog, English
Mayor –> Mario Ong Salvador
Vice Mayor –> Glenda Felimon Macadangdang
Representative (2nd District) –> Micaela S. Violago
San Jose was first a village belonging to the town of Lupao. It was separated as a town on March 19, 1894 with Canuto Ramos as the first municipal president (mayor).
On July 17, 1969, San Jose became a city.
Famous People from San Jose City
Oscar Azarcon Solis – Bishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Economy, Business and Investment
The economy of San Jose is based on agriculture where rice and onion are the main products. Vegetables, root crops, sorghum, poultry, pork, and eggs are also produced.
Manufacturing is largely small scale dominated by rice milling, furniture and automotive repair shops, bakeries, tailoring, dressmaking, food processing, and handicraft making.
Sa Jose City Tourist Spots
St. Joseph Cathedral
Tayabo Nature Park
Old Railway Station
Tanduyong Festival – a celebration of good harvest for onion and garlic
Pagibang Damara Festival – a celebration of good rice harvest