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Angat, Bulacan

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Angat
Municipality

Angat Public Market (Poblacion)

Seal

Map of Bulacan showing the location of Angat

Angat
Location within the Philippines

Coordinates:

1455N 12103ECoordinates:

1455N 12103E

Country

Philippines

Region

Central Luzon (Region III)

Province

Bulacan

District

3rd District

Founded

1683

Barangays

16

Government[1]
Mayor

Leonardo R. De Leon

Area[2]
Total

74 km2 (29 sq mi)

Highest elevation

200 m (700 ft)

Population (2015 census)[3]


Total

59,237

Density

800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)

Poverty rate

7.2%

Time zone

PST (UTC+8)

ZIP code

3012

IDD:area code

+63(0)44

Income class

1st class; partially urban

Electricity

Manila Electric Company

Consumption

18.44 million kWh (2003)

Website

www.angat.bulacan.ph

Angat is a first class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to
the 2015 census, it has a population of 59,237 people.[3]
Contents
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1Early History
2Geography
o 2.1Barangays
o 2.2Climate
3Demographics
o 3.1Religion
4Local government
5People
6Education
o 6.1Colegio de Sta Monica de Angat
o 6.2Other School
7Culture and tourism
o 7.1Town Festivities and Events
o 7.2Tourist attractions
8Images
9References
10External links

Early History[edit]
The Town of Angat got its name after the Tagalog word Angat (A-ngat), meaning 'elevated' or 'a high
piece of land'.
Angat was originally a part of the Old Pueblo de Quingua now Municipality of (Plaridel) - Plaridel,
Bulacan. This fact was due most probably to the situation of the Rio de Quingua Angat River, which
directly connects the town of Quingua, a community then located in the center of vast lands,
covering plains and mountains alike.
Augustinians missionaries built a small visita under the Parochial ministry of Paroquia de Santiago
Matamoro de Quingua. In 1683 the visita of Angat made a Town Church and the whole Angat where
established as a new Pueblo.
Today, still stands and legible, is the inscription at the faade of her church with a Roman Numeral
"MDCCXII" translated to "1727" a year indicating the date of the erection the Angat Church's present
building.
The towns of San Rafael, Bulacan and Bustos, Bulacan bound the town of Angat on the North. On
the East by the vast Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges - Sierra Madre (Philippines), to its South by the
towns of Norzagaray, Bulacan and Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Angat has hilly and mountainous landscape, that nestles Angat River - (Bulacan
River) which snakes around eleven provinces in Central Luzon. Angat River's main basin of water
resource is from Sierra Madre Mountain Range (the longest mountain range) in Luzon island. During
increment climate condition like continuous rainy days for days the water inundates to different river
tributaries in its adjoining municipalities, as well as provinces through different rivers. To the
southeast are 2 rivers: Sta. Maria River of Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Bunsuran River of Pandi,
Bulacan. Balagtas River of Balagtas, Bulacan, and Bocaue Riverof Bocaue, Bulacan.
Angat's mountainous and hilly area has abundance of trees that are source of timber and wood
materials, and unfortunately become an area of illegal logging. The mountainous areas, and lands
close to the river shore, some of which are privately owned is rich in mineral deposit of silica. The
vast area around Angat River is very high source of rocks and pebbles used for construction and
garden landscaping. Angat River through Angat Dam, the biggest dam in Bulacan province provides
the water supply all over Metro Manila and some of its adjoining provinces that border Bulacan
province. Most lands are agricultural in nature and has sufficient water resource for domestic,
agricultural, and agro-fishery business.
Most areas have a very relaxing atmosphere of greenery seen in mountain heights and river shore
lines where some fresh water fishes also multiplies.

Barangays[edit]
Angat is subdivided into 16 barangays:

Banaban
Baybay
Binagbag
Donacion
Encanto
Laog
Marungko - urban
Niugan
Paltok
Pulong Yantok
San Roque (Poblacion) - urban
Santa Cruz (Poblacion)- urban
Santa Lucia
Santo Cristo (Poblacion) - urban
Sulucan
Taboc

Climate[edit]
The prevailing climatic conditions in the municipality is categorized into two (2) types: Wet
season (Rainy Season or Monsoon Season) and Dry Season (Summer Season).
[hide]Climate data for Angat, Bulacan
Month
Average high C (F)

Average low C (F)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

29

31

32

34

34

31

30

30

(84)

(88)

(90)

(93)

(93)

(88)

(86)

(86)

20

19

21

22

23

23

23

23

(68)

(66)

(70)

(72)

(73)

(73)

(73)

(73)

Average precipitation cm (inches)

1.7

0.7

0.5

2.4

15.3

35.5

50.4

51.6

(0.7)

(0.3)

(0.2)

(0.9)

(6)

(14)

(19.8)

(20.3)

Source: http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=984300&refer=&units=metr

Demographics[edit]
Population census of Angat
Year

Pop.

% p.a.

1990

34,494

1995

39,037

+2.35%

2000

46,033

+3.60%

2007

53,117

+1.99%

2010

55,332

+1.50%

2015

59,237

+1.31%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4]

In the 2015 census, the population of Angat, Bulacan, was 59,237 people,[3] with a density of 800
inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,100 inhabitants per square mile.

Religion[edit]

Sta. Monica de Angat Church

The people of Angat are mostly devout Catholics. Their patron saint is Saint Monica. The Sta.
Monica de Angat Church is one of the oldest in the Philippines. It displays baroque architecture, with
its interior replicating the Sistine Chapel, recently remodeled but preserving its old architecture. In
1983, the Parish of the town celebrated its Tricentennial Foundation. Today, Angat has already
Three Catholic Parishes within the town the Saint Paul the Apostle Parish in Brgy. Niugan, the
Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish in Brgy. Binagbag, and the Sta. Monica Parish in Poblacion.
Other religious groups include the Members Church of God International popularly known as Ang
Dating Daan, Iglesia ni Cristo, and Jehovah's

Witness, Methodists, Aglipayans, Adventists, Baptists, Mormons. There also


some Evangelical, Pentecostal, Charismatic churches, ministries, fellowships and religious
groups. Islam (Muslims) could also be found.

Local government[edit]

Mayor: Leonardo R. De Leon


Vice Mayor: Gilberto C. Santos

Councilors of Angat:
Councilor

Partylist

No. of Votes

Arvin Agustin

LP (LIBERAL PARTY)

17,2741

Bino Cruz

(NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY

16,1752

Pauleen Suarez

(NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY

15,8863

Bong Andres

(LP) LIBERAL PARTY

13,2164

Erwin Santos

(LP) LIBERAL PARTY

12,9465

Edith De Guzman

(LP) LIBERAL PARTY

12,8946

Patay Cruz

(NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY

12,8747

Tantan Cruz

(NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY

12,5748

People[edit]
Baranggay

Banaban

Urban/Rural Population(as of August 1, 2015)[3]

Rural

2,140

Baybay

Rural

855

Binagbag

Rural

5,182

Donacion

Rural

2,603

Encanto

Rural

4,665

Laog

Rural

1,225

Marungko

Rural

4,344

Niugan

Rural

4,607

Paltoc

Rural

1,447

Pulong Yantok

Rural

4,940

San Roque

Urban

5,168

Santa Cruz

Urban

5,641

Santa Lucia

Rural

2,475

Santo Cristo

Urban

4,999

Sulucan

Rural

5,723

Taboc

Rural

3,223

Total

59,237 [3]

Education[edit]
Colegio de Sta Monica de Angat[edit]
The Angateos consider education as very important. it was the dream of many that there would be
a Catholic school in Angat. This dream was realized in 1983 through the initiative and leadership of
the founding members of the first Board of Trustees of Sta. Monica Catholic School, Inc.: Bishop
Cirilio R. Almario, Jr., Rev. Fr. Macario R. Manahan, Councilor Manuel C. De Guzman, Mrs. Angelita
A. Cruz, Mr. Francisco C. Robles.
Through a memorandum of agreement between the Ministry of Social Services and Development
and the Parents' Committee, the Day Care Center became Sta. Monica Catholic Learning Center. In
1985, the school was renamed Sta. Monica Catholic School and given the permit to open and
conduct Grade VI. The first batch of Grade VI graduates received their diplomas in March 1986.
On March 27, 1987, the high school department was formally opened. A year later, the school's
name was changed to Colegio de Sta. Monica de Angat to reflect the town's Hispanic heritage. In
the same year, the St. Joseph Building was inaugurated. The first batch graduated in March 1990.
Today, the school's population and physical structure continues to grow.[5]

Other School[edit]
[6]

Private Pre Elem/Elementary School


School

Location

Angat Ecumenical Kindergarten School Santa Cruz

Colegio De Sta. Monica De Angat

Poblacion

Kalinangan Integrated School

Sulucan

Lourdes School Of Bulacan

Marungko

Wisdom Jade Academy

Niugan

Public Pre Elem/Elementary School

School

Location

Atiliano S. De Guzman Elementary School

Taboc

Banaban Elementary School

Banaban

Baybay Elementary School

Baybay

Benito C. Cruz Elementary School

Santa Lucia

Col. Vicente Salvador Elementary School

Laog

Don Pablo Amisola Memorial School

Niugan

Dr. A. Villarama Memorial School

Marungko

F.F. Illescas Memorial School

Binagbag

M.L. Adriano Memorial Elementary School

Encanto

Matias A. Fernando Memorial School

San Roque

Osias M. Esteban Elementary School

Pulong Yantok

Paltoc Elementary School

Paltoc

Sulucan Elementary School

Sulucan

Teodoso R. Manuel Elementary School

Donacion

Private Secondary School


School

Location

Colegio De Sta. Monica De Angat

Poblacion

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial School Santo Cristo

Kalinangan Integrated School

Sulucan

Lourdes School of Bulacan

Marungko

Public Secondary School


School

Location

Angat National High School

Taboc

Angel M. del Rosario Memorial High School

Pulong Yantok

Binagbag National High School

Binagbag

Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial High School

Santa Cruz

Technical/Vocational Schools
School

Location

Bulacan Polytechnic College Santa Cruz

Tertiary Schools

School

Location

Lourdes College of Bulacan Marungko

Culture and tourism[edit]


Town Festivities and Events[edit]
As a predominantly Roman Catholic Christian community, every barangay has their own unique way
of celebrating fiestas in honor of their respective patron saint. In the town proper where the old
beautiful church of Angat is located, the locals celebrate their fiesta every 4 May in honor of its
patron St. Monica, mother of St.Augustine.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Angat River
Heritage Houses
Sta. Monica Church (Sta. Monica de Angat Church)
Gawad Kalinga (Enchanted Farm)
Fr. Blanco Museum (collection of flora de filipina)

Images[edit]

Incumbent Mayor Leonardo de Leon

Angat Municipal Hall (Located beside Sta. Monica Church)

1870 Don Vicente Villarama & Dona Rafaela Capistrano ancestral house (Barangay Marungko), now
owned by Manels's [1] owner Nelia Villarama Siggaoat

SC Associate Justice Martin Villaramas ancestral house and lot (Barangay Marungko)

Overlooking view of Angat quarry and Sierra Madre (Philippines)

Angat River from overlooking view