Pagbilao History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Pagbilao is a 1st class coastal municipality of Quezon Province in Region IV-A, Philippines.

Pagbilao Municipal Hall
Pagbilao Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Pagbilao Municipality (Geography)
Location –> (See map below)
Neighboring Cities and Towns –> Tayabas City and Mauban (north), Atimonan (east) and Lucena City (West)
* Pagbilao is bounded on the south by Tayabas Bay.
Area –> 170.96 km2 (66.01 sq mi)
Population –> 75,023 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 27
Revenue (2016) –> 216,889,800.02
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Wilfrido Mark Enverga
Mayor –> Shierre Ann Palicpic
Vice Mayor –> Joseph Garcia
Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB):
Michael E. Martinez
Manuel D. Luna
Johannes R. Mercado
Aldrien R. Calabia
Lolito M. Merle
Apolinar R. Martinez
Bernardita D. Ayaton
Jacinto A. Piñon
Wilfredo C. Zafra – President, Association of Barangay Captains (ABC)
Joseph Manuel G. Luce – President, Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation

History of Pagbilao

It is believed that the name Pagbilao was derived from the Tagalog words “Papag” and “Bilao”. It was established as a pueblo on August 29, 1730.

In 1903, Pagbilao registered a total population of 6,085. It increased to 12,978 and increased again to 53,442 in 2000. Fifteen years later, the number of residents ballooned to 75,023.

Economy of Pagbilao

Pagbilao is an agricultural town with rice, coconut and corn as the chief products. There are also many poultry and piggery houses.

Pagbilao is the home of a large coal plant in Grande Island. There is also a large warehouse of La Suerte, a cigarette company. Being adjacent to two cities and 2 large municipality makes Pagbilao a magnet for investment.

Tourism is also gaining ground as an alternative source of livelihood. Several small hotels and resorts are operating in the municipality.

Here are the top corporate taxpayers of Pagbilao municipality.

The following are the top individual taxpayers in the municipality.

Tourist Spots in Pagbilao

Quezon National Forest Park

Kwebang Lampas – Grande Island– Grande Island

Mangrove Forest Experimentation

St. Anne Parish and Diocesan Shrine
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Church
Bantique Beach

Festivals

Papag at Bilao Festival
Pagbilao Poblacion Fiesta

Map of Pagbilao Municipality in Quezon Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Shierre Ann Palicpic , Governor Danilo E. Suarez

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