San Jose City Nueva Ecija History, Tourist Spots, Festival

San Jose City is a component city of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines. Its people are proud to call their city “the Onion Capital of the Philippines”.

San Jose City Hall
San Jose City Hall

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
Revenue (2016) –> 612,307,838.61

City Officials
Go here to see the elected government officials of San Jose City.


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.

San Jose City Downtown
San Jose City Downtown

Sa Jose City Tourist Spots

St. Joseph Cathedral
Palaspas Waterfall
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

RELATED: Profile of Santiago City in Isabela Province
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

Map of San Jose City

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