Lupao History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Lupao is a 3rd class landlocked municipality of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.

Lupao Municipal Hall
Lupao Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Lupao Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Carranglan (northeast), San Jose City (southeast), Muñoz City (south), and Umingan in Pangasinan
Area –> 121.33 km2 (46.85 sq mi)
Population –> 43,788 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 103,985,235.68
Barangays –> 24
Terrain –> Lowland with mountains and hills in the northeast
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Micaela S. Violago
Mayor –> Alex Rommel Romano
Vice Mayor –> Nel Arms Mendoza

History of Lupao

Lupao was formerly a barrio of Umingan, now part of Pangasinan Province. On September 28, 1871, it was elevated as a pueblo and in 1913, it was formalized as a municipality under the American Regime.

On February 10, 1987, soldiers belonging to the 14th Infantry (Avengers) Battalion of the Philippine Army killed several civilians Barangay Namulandayan in what is now called the “Lupao Massacre”. The soldiers claimed those killed were members of the rebel group New People’s Army (NPA) but relatives of the dead insisted they were plain civilians.

Economy of Lupao

Lupao is an agricultural town where rice and corn are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Lupao

Santo Domingo Dam
Macanae Dam
Macarina Resort
Pinsal Falls
Lupao Municipal Plaza
St. James the Great Parish Church

Festivals in Lupao

Baybayanting Festival

Map of Lupao Municipality in Nueva Ecija

See also: Profile of Mayor Alex Rommel Romano, Governor Aurelio Umali

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