San Jose Tarlac Profile: History, Tourist Spots, Festival

San Jose is a third class municipality of Tarlac Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines. It is being promoted as the eco-tourism destination of the province.

Welcome to San Jose Tarlac
Welcome to San Jose Tarlac (Photo Credit: Youtube)

Profile of San Jose Municipality in Tarlac (Geography)
Location –> North of Manila, West of the Capital City of Tarlac (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Mayantoc and Santa Ignacia (North), Tarlac City (East), Capas (Capas), and Iba, Zambales Province
Area –> 592.81 km2
Population –> 36,253 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous, hilly, lowland
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Kapampangan, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
No. of Barangays: 18
Legislative District –> 2nd

Government Officials
Mayor –> Romeo Capitulo
Vice Mayor –> Samuel M. Eugenio
Congressman –> Victor A. Yap
Councilors:
DUPITAS, TURBO (NPC) 10,250
JOAQUIN, RIZA (NPC) 9,629
CAPIENDO, HERO (NPC) 7,275
MACASAET, MICO (NPC) 7,095
FACUN, JULIE (PDDS) 6,304
MANUZON, VIRGINIA (NPC) 5,794
FACUN, BAYANI (NPC) 5,738
FACUN, BOYET (PDDS) 5,153

History

San Jose was previously a territory of Tarlac City. On April 21, 1990, the municipality was born after the ratification of Republic Act no. 6842 which was approved by former President Corazon Aquino.

Economy

San Jose is an agricultural town where rice, vegetables, hogs, poultry and egg are the primary products. Some households are engaged in cottage industries such as handicraft making and food processing. The government is promoting tourism as an alternative source of livelihood.

Tourist Spot

San Jose Recreational (Eco-Tourism) Park
Monasterio de Tarlac
Statue of the Risen Christ
Bueno Hot Spring
Duglo Falls
Pangasaan Falls
Mount Sawtooth (Being developed as a summer retreat destination)
Mount Tangisan
Mount Ngili
Mount Kawayan

Mount Kawayan
Mount Kawayan (Youtube screenshot)

Watch the video below to see all the places of interest in San Jose, Tarlac.

Festivals

Map of San Jose Municipality in Tarlac

See also: Profile of Mayor Romeo Capitulo, Governor Susan Yap

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