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Santo Tomas
—  Municipality  —
Map of Batangas showing the location of Santo Tomas.
Santo Tomas is located in Philippines
Santo Tomas
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°6′33″N 121°8′31″E / 14.10917°N 121.14194°E / 14.10917; 121.14194Coordinates: 14°6′33″N 121°8′31″E / 14.10917°N 121.14194°E / 14.10917; 121.14194
Country  Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded
Barangays 30
Government
 - Mayor Edna P. Sanchez
Area
 - Total 95.41 km2 (36.8 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 113,105
 - Density 1,185.5/km2 (3,070.3/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4234
Income class 1st class
Population Census of Santo Tomas
Census Pop. Rate
1995 65,759
2000 80,393 4.41%
2007 113,105 4.82%

Santo Tomas (also spelled as Sto. Tomas) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 113,105 people. Edna Sanchez is the wife of Armando C. Sanchez, the former governor of Batangas and the current mayor of this municipality. The town is a gateway to the province from Laguna. It borders the cities of Calamba City, Laguna to the west, Los Baños, Laguna to the north, Alaminos, Laguna to the east, Tanauan City, Malvar, and Lipa City to the south. This is also the hometown of Philippine Revolution and Philippine-American War hero Miguel Malvar.

The patron of Santo Tomas is Saint Thomas Aquinas,patron of Catholic schools celebrates his feast day every 28th of August.

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Roads

The town connects with the neighboring cities of Calamba City, Laguna and Alaminos, Laguna via the Maharlika Highway. The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road starts at the municipality from the north side of the expressway. The expressway connects the town with the rest of Batangas. Currently the expressway is being connected to the South Luzon Expressway. The José P. Laurel Highway is route that connects the town with Tanauan City, Malvar, and Lipa City.

Buildings and Structures

The First Philippine Industrial Park which is owned by the Lopez Group of Companies is located in the municipality [1]. A Microtel Inn and Suites site is located inside the park. [2]. Most of the town is residential with a lot of farmland. But there are also some developed subdivisions along the town like the San Antonio Heights in Barangay San Antonio which was developed by Avida Land, A division of Ayala Land [3], and Portello which was developed by Camella Homes [4]. The town is also well known for an entire strip of bulalo (bone marrow soup)restaurants. Among the best known include Rose and Grace Restaurant. The town is also home to a state of the art hospital named St. Cabrini Medical Center which is located inside the town center.

Local government

Mayor: Edna P. Sanchez, wife of former Batangas Gov. Arman Sánchez.
Vice Mayor: Armenius Silva
Councilors:

  • Catherine Jaurigue
  • Gerardo Malijan
  • Karl Villegas
  • Ross Maligaya
  • Danilo Mabilañgan
  • Adolfo Malipol
  • Renato Mañgaban
  • Raul Navarro

ABC president:: Eduardo Calinisan
SK President: Ferdinand T. Ramos Jr.

Barangays

Santo Tomas is politically subdivided into 30 barangays:

  • Barangay I (Pob.)
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Barangay IV (Pob.)
  • San Agustin
  • San Antonio
  • San Bartolome
  • San Felix
  • San Fernando
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro Norte
  • San Isidro Sur
  • San Joaquín
  • San José
  • San Juan
  • San Luis
  • San Miguel
  • San Pablo
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Anastacia
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Elena
  • Santa Maria
  • Santiago
  • Santa Teresita

Built up Area

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now included in Manila built up area which reaches Lipa City in its southernmost part.

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