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City of Lipa
Lungsod ng Lipa
Ciudad de Lipa
Map of Batangas showing the location of Lipa City
Country Philippines
Region Region IV-A CALABARZON
Province Batangas
Congressional District 4th
Barangays 72
Government
 - Mayor Oscar L. Gozos
 - Vice Mayor Lydio A. Lopez, Jr.
 - Councilors Merlo P. Silva
Ralph Peter S. Umali
Dy Pang Lim
Ma. Concepcion R. Hernandez
Avior R. Rocafort
Aries Emmanuel D. Mendoza
Raul A. Montealto
Leonilo A. Catipon
Romy A. Macasaet, III
Dominador M. Mauhay
 - ABC President Renato V. Malleta
 - SK Federation President Regine M. Mayo
Area
 - Total 209.4 km2 (80.8 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 260,568
 - Density 1,136/km2 (2,942.2/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4217
Area code(s) 43
Income Class First Class
Classification Component City; Partially Urban
Website my.cityoflipa.net
Population Census of Lipa City
Census Pop. Rate
1995 177,894
2000 218,447 4.51%
2007 260,568 2.46%

The City of Lipa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Lipa) is a city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. It is one of the three component cities of Batangas province (the others being Batangas City and the City of Tanauan). It is situated 78 kilometers south of Manila. According to the latest census, it has a population of 260,558 inhabitants in 41,962 households.

Lipa City is bounded by the town of Santo Tomas in the northeast, San Pablo City of Laguna and San Antonio of Quezon in the east, the municipalities of Padre Garcia and Rosario in the southeast, the municipalities of Ibaan and San Jose in the southwest, the municipaltities of Cuenca and Mataas Na Kahoy and Taal Lake in the west and the municipalities of Balete and Malvar in the northwest.

The city's location, in a valley between Mount Malarayat and Mount Makulot, makes it a low risk area. These two mountains serve as a wind breaker in times of typhoon. Mount Makulot at the western portion also served as shield of the city in times of eruption of Taal Volcano.

Lipa City is a major recreational, religious, commercial, industrial and educational center in central Batangas province, as shown with the presence in the city of entities like Nestle Philippines, Lipa City Science High School, De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City Colleges, AMA Lipa, The Nazareth School, Canossa Academy, the San Sebastian Cathedral (seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa), The Mabini Academy which was founded in 1922 and the oldest school in Lipa City, the Carmelite Convent, Robinson's Place Lipa Mall, Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club, Summit Point Golf and Country Club and SM City Lipa Mall. The City is also home to the Fernando Air Base, the former headquarters of the Philippine Air Force's 100th Training Wing and Air Education and Training Command (AETC) which is known in military circles as the Baguio of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) provide convenient access to Batangas City and Metro Manila.[1]

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Geography and Climate

Land Area = 20,940 hectares; Elevation = 1025 ft. above sea level; Climate:Generally cool and enjoys an invigorating climate throughout the year except on several occasions when typhoon occur and during summer season.Lipa City's fishing ground is located at Barangay Halang, which is at the west district of the city. It is actually a portion of Taal Lake which is connected to other municipalities - Cuenca, Mataas na Kahoy and Balete.Average yearly temperature is 23°C.Tropical with uneven rainfall all year around. Highest recorded temperature was 35.7 Degrees Celsius. Lowest recorded temperature was 16.4 Degrees Celsius. It is dry from January to May. Wet from June to December.

Government

Vilma Santos Recto, former Lipa City mayor (1998-2007) became the governor of Batangas in 2007, and former Congressman Oscar Gozos became mayor of Lipa. The vice mayor is Hon. Lydio Lopez Jr. who is on his second term. Sangguniang Panglungsod is composed of the following councilors: Merlo P. Silva, Ralph Peter S. Umali, Dy Pang Lim, Ma. Concepcion R. Hernandez, Avior Rocafort, Aries Emmanuel Mendoza, Raul A. Montealto, Leonilo Catipon, Romy Macasaet III, and Dominador Mauhay. Sangguniang Kabataan City Federation President is Regine M. Mayo of Barangay Poblacion 6 while Brgy Capt. Renato V. Malleta of Barangay Poblacion 9-A is the President of the Association of Barangay Captains.

Barangays

Lipa City is politically subdivided into 72 barangays.

  • Adya
  • Anilao
  • Anilao-Labac
  • Antipolo Del Norte
  • Antipolo Del Sur
  • Bagong Pook
  • Balintawak
  • Banaybanay
  • Bolbok
  • Bugtong na Pulo
  • Bulacnin
  • Bulaklakan
  • Calamias
  • Cumba
  • Dagatan
  • Duhatan
  • Halang
  • Inosluban
  • Kayumanggi
  • Labac
  • Latag
  • Lodlod
  • Lumbang
  • Mabini
  • Pusil
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Sabang
  • Sampaguita
  • San Benito
  • San Carlos
  • San Celestino
  • San Francisco
  • San Guillermo
  • San Isidro (formerly Sapac)
  • San Jose
  • San Lucas
  • San Salvador
  • San Sebastian (Balagbag)
  • Santo Niño
  • Santo Toribio
  • Sico
  • Talisay
  • Tambo
  • Tangob
  • Tanguay
  • Tibig
  • Tipacan

Sister cities

Notable people

  • Teodoro M. Kalaw - Editor of the newspaper- "El Renacimiento", Representative of the Province of Batangas in the Philippine Assembly of 1910.
  • Manolito Tolentino Mayo - 70s-80s, Surrealist/Abstract artist
  • Claro M. Recto - Statesman, Orator, and Philippine Independence from U.S advocate.
  • Evangeline Rosales Reyes - 1972 Miss World Semi-Finalist
  • Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera - National Artist for Literature 2006.
  • Segunda Katigbak - First love of National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal
  • Maria Kalaw Katigbak - Former senator
  • Gregorio Zara - Famous inventor
  • Arturo Luz - National Artist for Visual Arts
  • Enrique Laygo -Prince of Filipino Writers in Spanish
  • Susan Africa - television and movie actress
  • Arsenio Luz - Director General, Phil Int Fair, Cabinet Member (Press Secretary); Co Founder, Boy Scout of the Philippines
  • Aubrey Caraan - Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers Third Runner-up.
  • Danilo Dolor- banker and art patron
  • Gerry Katigbak- fashion designer
  • Francis Reyes- lead guitarist, The Dawn

References

External links

Coordinates: 13°56′N 121°10′E / 13.933°N 121.167°E / 13.933; 121.167


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