location

The municipality of San Luis has slightly slope terrain located at the foot of the mountain of Bauan in the south.

It is bounded by the municipalities of Taal and Sta. Teresita on the North, and by Alitagtag on the east, while on the west by Balayan Bay. The town is 27 kilometers http://sanluisbatangas.gov.ph the capital of the province and 119 kilometers http://sanluisbatangas.gov.ph Manila.

HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF SAN LUIS

The town of San Luis formerly called “Balibago” was among the southern barangays of old Taal. Accordingly, it was named Balibago because of its proximity to Balibago River which separates San Luis http://sanluisbatangas.gov.ph Taal, and the river was so called because of its ever-changing course which is vernacular means “pabagobago”.

The early inhabitants clamored independence http://sanluisbatangas.gov.ph Taal. The secession movement reached its peak leaving the Municipal Government of Taal no alternative but to divide Taal into three: one division so-called San Genaro, now Lemery; the second to be called Balibago, now San Luis, and the third remain Taal. Unfortunately, the agricultural economy to Balibago does not warrant self-sufficiency, hence Balibago lost her independent status and once again, in 1904, was integrated to mother town Taal.

Nourished by strong desire and determination, the independent ideals remain among the inhabitants, Low economy was never a barrier for them to continue the struggle to regain the lost independence. Pioneered by Aquilino Badillo, Mariano Diokno, Ambrocio Hernandez,

Anselmo Lasala, and Andres Medina, nourished by the brilliance of Justice Ramon Diokno and Atty. Vicente Illustre whose contribution, we people of the present generation acknowledge; the inhabitants succeeded in their fight for independence. Hence, on February 2, 1918, the independence of San Luis was regained.

RENAMING OF THE TOWN

When San Luis becomes a town on August 25, 1861, the barangay name Balibago remain. However, when February 2, 1918, the town regains its independence http://sanluisbatangas.gov.ph the old town of Taal, it was named San Luis to commemorate the first time of its secession http://sanluisbatangas.gov.ph Taal and become an independent town on August 25, 1861, on the feast day of Saint Louis.

QUICK FACTS

As of 2015, the population reached 35,591 at a total population density of 10 persons/hectare.
The total land area of San Luis, Batangas is 3,401.3267 hectares.
San Luis, Batangas has 26 Barangays in total namely:
  • Barangay Abiacao
  • Barangay Bagong Tubig
  • Barangay Balagtasin
  • Barangay Balite
  • Barangay Banoyo
  • Barangay Boboy
  • Barangay Bonliw
  • Barangay Calumpang East
  • Barangay Calumpang West
  • Barangay Dulangan
  • Barangay Durungao
  • Barangay Locloc
  • Barangay Luya
  • Barangay Mahabang Parang
  • Barangay Manggahan
  • Barangay Muzon
  • Barangay Poblacion
  • Barangay San Antonio
  • Barangay San Isidro
  • Barangay San Jose
  • Barangay San Martin
  • Barangay Sta. Monica
  • Barangay Taliba
  • Barangay Talon
  • Barangay Tejero
  • Barangay Tungal
San Luis, Batangas is a 4th Class Municipality.
San Luis, Batangas is in the 2nd District of Batangas.
San Luis is located 23 kilometers north-west of Batangas City. It is bounded in the north by the Municipalities of Taal and Sta. Teresita, by the Municipality of Alitagtag in the East, by the Municipality of Bauan in the South and South-East, and by the rich fishing ground of Balayan Bay in the West. The town proper is 119 kilometers south of Manila with a travel time of three (3) hours.
The Municipality of San Luis has a total land area of 3,939.06 hectares including the 537.74 hectares believed to be taken by the Municipality of Bauan as a result of the 1979 cadastral survey undertaken by the latter.
San Luis is a hilly town, characterized by thick forest and numerous spring. Only the town proper and other three (3) barangays constitute the low land along the seashore. The other twenty-one (21) barangays are situated in the hills and mountains of San Luis. Barangay Boboy, Mahabang Parang, and Locloc are the highest barangays located at the peak of the mountain in its southern portion.
San Luis is a typical agricultural municipality. Almost seventy-eight percent (78%) of the total land area is devoted to agriculture due to its productive loam which is present in every part of the municipality. The existence of sandy soil in the low land especially in the shoreline and in riverbanks abound.
The rainy season starts in May and ends in November. When December comes, the people experience very cool dawn, but hot noon causing an increase in the number of inhabitants inflicted with pneumonia. The summer season starts in the month of January up to the end of April.