About Us

The City of San Pablo (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Pablo), a first class city in the province of Laguna, Philippines, is one of the country's oldest cities. The City of San Pablo lies in the southern portion of Laguna province. This city is otherwise known as the "City of Seven Lakes" (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pitong Lawa) because it has seven lakes - Sampalok, Palakpakin, Yambo, Bunot, Pandin, Mohikap, and Calibato.

By Land Area, it is the largest in the province of laguna. By population, it ranks fifth in the province of Laguna. San Pablo City was once part of the Archdiocese of Lipa since 1910 but on November 28, 1967 it became an independent diocese and became as the Diocese of San Pablo.

  • 21,4000 Hectares

    Land are including the Seven Lakes

    (DENR - Land Management Bureau Data)

  • 80 Barangays

    (50 Rural, 30 Urban)

  • 237,259 Populations

    (NSO-August 1, 2007 Cencus)

  • 134, 486 Voters

    182 Clustered Precincts

    (COMELEC Data of May 10, 2010 Elections)

Brief History

San Pablo City Cathedral San Pablo City Plaza "Manga" San Pablo City Coconut Festival San Pablo City Sampalok Lake Tilapia

The first settlers who chose this area as their home arrived here over a hundred years ago. Attached by it's breathtaking and legendary beauty, gentle climate and prolific lakes. Aetas, Dumagtas and Muslims, who came passing through Laguna de Bay, made their mark on the land.

They developed trails of which we are still using to this day. They named the place upland of "Sampalok" The first Spanish troops arrived in the upland village of Sampalok in 1571 lead by Capt. Juan de Salcedo. He announced governance in the name of the king of Spain. In 1586 Sampalok was renamed San Pablo de los Montes in honor of St. Paul the first Hermit and was officially accepted house to start the parish foundation. Somewhere in 1647, San Pablo de los Montes belatedly became an independent municipality. The first recommended Gobernadorcillo or captain was Bartolome Maghayin. In 1926, the San Pablenos fought a long way to established independence from the province of Laguna. Fourteen long years had passed before the charter bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tomas Dizon to be approved on May 7, 1940 by virtue of commonwealth Act. No. 520. the first appointed Mayor was Potenciano Malvar.

Today, San Pablo City was thousand of visitors with beauty, richness of culture and warmth of its people. Development arises as time passes by which help the city add more attractions as well as preserve its natural beauty.

Historical Milestones

  • 1517

    Arrival of Spanish troops under Captain Juan de Salcedo in the village of Sampalok (Sampaloc).

  • 1586

    Sampalok (Sampaloc) was converted into a parish.

  • 1647

    Sampalok (Sampaloc) was converted to a municipality and renamed "San Pablo de los Montes". Bartolome Maghayon, the first governadorcillo

  • 1734

    San Pablo parish was under the control of the Franciscans.

  • 1756

    Placed under the jurisdiction of Batangas Province.

  • 1883

    Returned to Laguna Province.

  • 1902

    Innocentes Martinez, first appointed municipal president and Don Marcos Paulino was elected first municipal president under American Period.

  • 1940

    Approval of Commonwealth (Act) 520 or Charter of the City of San Pablo with Dr. Potenciano Malvar as first appointed city mayor.

  • 1955

    Installed its first elected city mayor Cipriano B. Colago.

  • Middle of 1900th century

    Marked the beginning era of the mucipality to a first class city in Laguna characterized by many commercial developments and nature developments of numerous areas. Its conversion to resorts and recreation places, both for local and international tourism.

City Officials 2010-2013

San Pablo City Vice Mayor
Angie Yang Vice Mayor
San Pablo City Mayor
Vicente B. Amante Mayor

City Officials

  1. Angelo L. Adriano
  2. Dante B. Amante
  3. Richard C. Pavico
  4. Rondel A. Diaz
  5. Edgardo D. Adajar
  6. Eduardo O. Dizon
  7. Leopoldo M. Colago
  8. Arnel Cabrera Ticzon
  9. Enrico B. Galicia
  10. Alejandro Y. Yu
  11. Gener B. Amante
  12. GJ Amante