Antipolo City is on the mountain ridges east of Manila where the sun begins to shine whose name refers to the Tipolo trees growing indigenously on its land .trees with broad leaves that provide shade while gently fanning in the soothing breeze. It is the city of pilgrims and contemplatives, tourists and traders, artists and artisans.
The City of Antipolo is located in the northern half of Rizal Province. It is bounded on the north, by the Municipality of Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), on the northwest, by the City of Marikina and Municipality of San Mateo, on the southwest, by the Municipalities of Taytay and Cainta, on the southeast, by the Municipalities of Tanay, Teresa and Baras and on the east, by Quezon Province.
The poblacion is approximately 29 kilometers from Manila. The City can be accessed from Marikina via the Sumulong Highway, which passes through the poblacion; from Cubao, Quezon City via the Marcos Highway, which extends eastward to Quezon Province as the Marikina-Infanta road, and from Cainta/Taytay via Ortigas Extension.
The City of Antipolo is the second largest in Rizal Province next to Rodriguez. Its total land area of 38,575.04 hectares represents 29.4 percent of the total land area of Rizal. The City is divided into two (2) districts, the 1st district and the 2nd district, subdivided into sixteen (16) Barangays namely; Bagong Nayon, Beverly Hills, Calawis, Cupang, Dalig, Dela Paz, Inarawan, Mambugan, Mayamot, Munting Dilao, San Isidro, San Jose, San Juan, San Luis, San Roque and Sta Cruz.
The topography of Antipolo may be described as generally hilly and mountainous, with the hilly portions lying in the west and the mountainous area concentrated in the east as part of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Well-watered valleys are located in the middle of the city and in the northern and southern edges. Plateaus of over 200 meters above sea level are seen in the western half of the study area, including the site of the Poblacion and portions of Brgy. Cupang and San Juan. In the eastern half, these are seen in Brgys. Calawis and San Jose overlooking the Boso-Boso River Valley to the west.
Based on PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration) Antipolo has type I climate which is marked by two (2) distinct seasons the Wet from May to December and the Dry from January to April. The main climatic control operating in the climate of the area is actually the monsoon wind system. The warm southwest monsoon wind brings the rain to the city after gathering moisture from the Indian Ocean while the cool northeast monsoon moves as a dry wind and comes even drier after crossing the Sierra Madre geographic barrier.
Various means of public transportation are available in Antipolo. Transportation is provided by a combination of buses, Fx's, Jeepneys, shuttle buses and tricycles. One bus line, EMBC takes the Ortigas extension route leading to Manila, and vice versa. Its terminal is stationed at P. Oliveros St. Antipolo City and in Divisoria. Other bus lines from Tanay connect Antipolo via the Provincial Road.Jeepneys and Fx'es are the more numerous and connect the City with Marikina, Mandaluyong, Makati and Quezon City via Ortigas Extension, Sumulong And Marco's Hi-ways and Morong Tanay and Baras via the Provincial Road.Inter city public transportation is provided by tricycles, shuttle buses and jeepneys inter -connecting the 16 barangays of the city through various routes.
BATANGAS: The province of thinkers and nationalists straddles a rich and varied country stretched between the South China Sea on the west and Tayabas Bay on the east. The coast is highly irregular along the western coast but gives way to a couple of wide bays, Balayan and Batangas that face the narrow channel separating Luzon from Mindoro. Islands lie along the coast, the biggest of which are Maricaban and Verde. The interior is characteristically rolling plains and highlands except for mountain ranges that run along the common border with Cavite, and in the southeast. The beautifully enchanting Lake Bombon lies at the very heart of Batangas and within its bosom lies the restless Taal Volcano. Cavite lies to the north, while Laguna and Quezon lie northeast. The province is dry from November until April and is wet the rest of the year. Typhoons occasionally visit during the rainy months.
Batangas is the vibrant new access point for industries locating in the dynamic CALABARZON region and plays a very significant role in the industrial development of the Southern Tagalog region. The prime agricultural lands of the province provide an abundance of rice, sugar, coffee, coconut and rootcrops. The seas around Batangas are rich sources of fish. Excellent pasture land have made the province a leading dairy and cattle provider. Batangas is also endowed with large quantities of mineral deposits such as limestone, gyspsum, clay, bentonite, copper and iron ores.
The International Port in Batangas City, which is in the process of upgrading its facilities, provide an excellent alternative port that links Batangas and the Southern Tagalog region with other countries. The province is linked with Metro Manila via the Southern Luzon Access Road. A good network of roads link all the province's municipalities. Telecommunications is reliable with both land-based and cellular phone services. Power and water resources are adequate to meet industrial demands. Almost 1.5 million Filipinos reside in the province and provincial literacy rate (96.5%) is above the national figure. This provides the province a diligent and well-educated workforce for industrial pursuits.
The access provided by the Batangas International Port makes investments in the Batangas Regional Agro-Industrial Center (BRAIC) very attractive. At present, some of the country's industrial giants, such as Pilipinas Shell, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation and General Milling Corporation, are located in the center. Investing in resource utilizing industries, such as food processing, beverage manufacture, feeds manufacture, and cement processing, are profitable ventures. Easy access to and from foreign countries, and the existence of a large labor pool also make the province a prime site for export processing activities. The province's proximity to Manila and the excellent recreational potentials, for diving, water sports, golf, eco-tourism and cultural visits make investments in developing these potentials attractive.
Land area: 3,195 sq. kms.; Major Dialects/ Languages: Tagalog and English; No. of Barangays: 1,076 No. of Cities: BATANGAS, LIPA; Municipalities/ Towns: 27 (Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, Nasugbu, Taal, Tuy, Bauan, Lobo, Mabini, San Luis, San Pascual, Talisay, Tanauan, Tingloy, Agoncillo, Alitagtag, Balete, Cuenca, Laurel, Malvar, M. na Kahoy, Ibaan, Padre Garcia, Rosario, San Jose, San Juan, Taysan)
Bulacan is the land of Tagalog Bards, whose prosperous towns and rich agricultural lands have nurtured a most vibrant and colorful people. The province is part of the central plains of Luzon and lies just north of Metro Manila. It bounded in the north by Nueva Ecija, to the south by Rizal, to the west by Pampanga and to the east by Quezon. The southeast opens to the Manila Bay and this coastal region is characterized by swamps and tidal marshes. A central section rises east of the coastal region and is typically flat and well drained. Further east, the land changes into hills and meets with the Sierra Madre Range. The climate in Bulacan is similar to the rest of Central Luzon. There are two pronounced seasons, with a dry period from November to April and a wet period the rest of the year.
Bulacan is next door to Metro Manila and is a natural catch basin for spill over development. Apart from its proximity to the national capital region, the province also boasts of a very rich agricultural soil that has sustained food production throughout the years. Bulacan's farmlands produce rice sugar, corn and fruits as well as poultry and livestock. About 104,000 hectares are classified as forestlands, which produce timber and forest products. The coast of Bulacan also supports fishponds and pens that annually produce more than 124,000 metric tons of fish. The mountains of the province hold high-grade limestone commercially extracted by cement factories, as well as marble, clay and gypsum. As of 1995, the province had more than 1.7 million inhabitants. Of this number, 65 percent belong to a highly educated, highly-skilled and motivated labor force that more than adequately answers the manpower needs of the province and of nearby Metro Manila.The MacArthur Highway and the North Luzon Expressway are the two main road arteries that link Bulacan to Metro Manila. Several major bus companies provide regular dailycommuter runs to Bulacan. Telecommunications is provided by the government as well as five private firms and they offer local as well as international direct dial services. MERALCO now distributes power to the entire province and the Angat Dam and municipal water districts supply irrigation and water.
Bulacan has attracted small and medium scale businesses to its favorable location outside Metro Manila and along the major road networks to establish garments, light industrial, chemical, food processing and handicraft industries. The province is facilitating the pace of new investments by helping establish privately owned industrial estates, which provide investors with the facilities to conduct their business. The existing industrial estates like the Bulacan Agro-Industrial Subdivision, Intercity Industrial Estate, First Bulacan Industrial City, Meycauayan Industrial Subdivision, Muralla Industrial Park, Meridian Industrial Compound and the Sterling Industrial Park. All of these estates lie along the North Luzon Expressway.
Rice farming and the planting of high value crops remain important economic activities of the province. Building on this strong agricultural base, northwestern Bulacan is being developed into an agro-industrial center for food processing and agriculture based industries. Poultry and livestock processing, feeds manufacture, and fruit canning ventures are actively operating in this zone and more inverstments in these concerns are welcome. Tourism development is also a major potential investment area. Bulacan's vibrant and colorful culture, festivals and historical spots have traditionally drawn domestic tourists. Scenic hideaways, like the Biak na Bato cave system with its clear natural pools and points of historic significance can be developed into a major tourist destination within Central Luzon. Tourist related businesses like tour operation, hotels, accommodations, resorts, restaurants and souvenir shops can help realize this potential.
Land area: 2,729 sq. kms.; Major dialects/languages: Tagalog, English; No. of Barangays: 568; Municipalities: (24) MALOLOS, Angat, Balagtas (Bigaa), Baliuag, Bocaue, Bulacan, Bustos, Calumpit, Dona Remedios, Trinidad, Guiguinto, Hagonoy, Marilao, Meycauayan, Norzagaray, Obando, Pandi, Paombong, Plaridel, Pulilan, San Ildefonso, San Jose del Monte, San Miguel, San Rafael, Santa Maria
CAVITE: Colonizers arriving in the late 16th century saw an unusual tongue of land thrust into Manila Bay and saw its value as the main staging ground from where they could launch their bulky galleons. Formed in the shape of a hook, which in Tagalog is called kawit, it became the most important port linking the colony to the outside world. Today, the province that bears the name is again a leading staging ground from where Philippine products are penetrating world markets.
Cavite is just south of Metro Manila. It is bounded on the east by Laguna, and by Batangas on the south. Manila Bay lies northwest of the province. The land is characteristically flat in the north, rising towards a low ridge towards the south that overlooks the enchanting Taal Volcano. Cavite has a pronounced dry season, which usually begins in November and ends in April, and a rainy season, which starts in May and ends in October.
Cavite is the leading industrial zone outside of Metro Manila and the provincial strategy for development focuses on maintaining economic development while ensuring that all Cavite's will enjoy a better quality of life. The province covers an expanse of 1427 square kilometers of generally flat or rolling terrain. The land is suitable for all types of agricultural production and yields fruits, vegetables, coffee, and rice. The coastal flats and offshore fishing grounds are a good source of fish, mussels and oysters. Limestone, clay, gravel and sand are present. The province has a population of 1.6 million people with an annual growth rate of nearly 7 percent. It has a labor force of 877,000 highly skilled and highly trained people who answer the growing workforce demands of the province's industries.
The province has built its industry largely on its accessibility from Metro Manila. It lies 47 kilometers from the heart of Manila via well paved roads. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport lies less than thirty minutes from Trece Martires City while the Manila International Container Port can be reached in an hour's time. The Manila Electric Company franchise distributes electricity to the province. The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company handles the bulk of telephone service but other companies, have expanded their service coverage to the province. Water utilities are under the supervision of the DPWH, Maynilad Waterworks and the LWUA.
The Cavite Export Processing Zone located in Rosario is one of the biggest contributors to the country's export receipts. There are more than 20 other industrial estates, which not only employ thousands of workers, but also drive the engine of the country's growth. With ready facilities available within these estates, there is a continuing opportunity to invest in light to heavy manufacturing, especially in electronics, garments manufacture, engineering services, automotive assembly, food processing and handicraft, toys and gifts production. At the same time, the province hopes to attract more investments in real estate, banking, utilities, trade and commerce to match industrial growth with a corresponding increase in living standards and conditions for Cavite's population.The mild climate of the Cavite highlands have been drawing an increasing number of tourists and vacationers to Tagaytay. Recreational facilities, such as world-class golf courses, resort hotels, restaurants, conference venues and sport complexes are being constructed to provide businessmen the ideal venue for relaxation.
Land area: 1,474 sq. kms.; Major dialects/languages: Tagalog; No. of Barangays: 828; City/ies: TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite, Tagaytay; Municipalities: (20) Alfonso, Amadeo, Bacoor, Carmona, Dasmarinas, Gen. E. Aguinaldo (Bailen), Gen, M. Alvares, Gen. Trias, Imus, Indang, Kawit, Magallanes, Maragondon, Mendez (Mendez-nunez), Naic, Noveleta, Rosario, Silang, Tanza, Ternate
Cebu is at the center of the Philippines. Sitting at the crossroads of trade, transportation and communications links, the island is the natural hub of the archipelago. Cebu is a long narrow island separated by narrow straits from Negros Island in the west and Bohol to the southeast. Several smaller islands ring Cebu, the most important of which are Mactan, Bantayan and the Camotes Islands. A rugged mountain backbone runs the length of the island, creating two narrow coastal regions. The climate is dry with no pronounced seasons and infrequent typhoons.
Cebu does not only hold promise or potential but has clearly shown capability with its excellent economic track record. The second largest city and fastest growing economy of the country, Cebu leads not only in country exports, but also stands as the tourism gateway for central and southern Philippines. It is the hub of transportation in the country, far surpassing the accessibility of the national capital in terms of domestic traffic. Eighty percent (80%) of inter-island shipping and the highest number of domestic air linkages pass through Cebu. The 5,000 square kilometer island is the heart of the Visayas and is centrally located within the South East Asian region. The local population of 4.3 million holds a labor force that is oriented towards non-agricultural lines and considered as one of the most productive in the country.
Cebu has a balanced infrastructure development and has all the necessary ingredients to sustain investments. The Cebu International Airport not only facilitates the movement of passengers by offering numerous flights to many Philippine cities and Asian destinations, but also offers reliable and efficient airfreight services backed by foreign couriers. The seaport of Cebu also offers excellent shipping and cargo services. Operating on a 10-hectare area, the seaport has a cargo back-up area of 20,000 square meter and a ground slot for 2,418 containers. Sea freight operations ply routes to international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, USA, Australia, Canada, China and Vietnam. Power and water supply is not a problem in Cebu. Most of the major banks found in the country are already in Cebu or are planning to have branches located in the province. Communication facilities use modern landlines with international direct dialing capabilities, fiber optic data lines and internet capabilities. Analog and GSM digital cellular networks have good coverage in the city and in most of the province as well as support international roaming services.
The investment opportunities in Cebu are supported by special economic zones that are currently being developed following the success of the Mactan Export Processing Zone. They are also supported by incentives like income tax holidays, tax credits, tax and duty free importation and full ownership or control of zone enterprises. Major export firms in Cebu are engaged in production of cameras, electronic components, and communication equipment. Cebu also leads the country in the export of furniture, fashion accessories, carageenan, gifts, toys and houseware items.
Cebu's enviable position in the center of the archipelago makes it an ideal point to locate business operations. Petrochemical, oleo-chemical and sugar based industries can take advantage of the easy access of Cebu from sources of raw materials, the availability of highly skilled labor and its well developed infrasctructure base. The province's large population base also makes it a major consumer market outside of Metro Manila. It is a center for inter-island shipping and shipping support services. Ship repair and shipbuilding activities have thrived in Cebu and will continue to attract investments because of the volume of shipping handled by the ports of Cebu.
The tourist industry in Cebu continues to grow due to the warm hospitality of its people, the natural beauty of its white sandy beaches and the wonders of its coasts lined with coral reefs. The average increases in tourist arrivals from 1992 to 1996 were 17.83% for foreign tourists and 10.67% for local tourists.
Land area: 5,368 sq. kms.; Major Dialects/ Languages: Cebuano, Tagalog, English, Chinese (Fookien and Mandarin); No. of Barangays: 1,203; City/ies: CEBU, Mandaue, Lapu Lapu, Danao, Toledo; Municipalities: (48) Talisay, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando, Carcar, Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Santander, Samboan, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Alegria, Badian, Moalboal, Alcantara, Ronda, Dumanjog, Barili, Aloguinsan, Pinamungajan, Balamban, Asturias, Tuburan, Tabuelan, San Remegio, Medellin, Daanbantayan, Bogo, Tabogon, Sta. Fe, Bantayan, Madridejos, Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Compostela, Liloan, Poro, San Francisco, Tudela, Pilar, Consolacion, Cordova.
Laguna is a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. Its capital is Santa Cruz and the province is located southeast of Metro Manila, south of the province of Rizal, west of Quezon, north of Batangas and east of Cavite. Laguna almost completely surrounds Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. The province got its name from the Spanish word lago, which means lake.
Laguna is notable for being the birthplace of Jose Rizal, the country's national hero. Laguna is also famous among tourists for the Pagsanjan Falls, Pila, Laguna Town Plaza, the wood carvings and papier mache created by the people of Paete, the turumba of Pakil, the hot spring resorts in Los Baños on the slopes of Mt. Makiling, and Hidden Valley Springs in Calauan.
Investment Opportunities: Ecotourism enterprises; Convention centers; Coconut inter-cropping; Forest Trees, Cutflowers & ornamentals; Fruit & vegetable processing; Herbal medicines; Herbal essences; Gifts and housewares; Metalcraft (Industrial equipment, Engines, Surgical instruments, Agricultural machinery, tools); Service Facilities (Packaging, Warehousing, Trucking services, dryers); Electronics (Consumer electronics, Telecommunications, Computers & peripherals, Semi-conductors); and Garments and footwear; Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Tourism.
Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A); Capital: Santa Cruz; Founded: March 10, 1917; Population:2000 census: 1,965,872 (6th largest); Density-1,117 per km: (3rd highest)Area: 1,759.7 km: (17th smallest)Divisions: Highly urbanized cities-0, Component cities-3, Municipalities-27: (Alaminos, Bay, Biñan Cabuyao, Calauan, Cavinti, Famy, Kalayaan,Liliw, Los Baños Luisiana, Lumban, Mabitac, Magdalena, Majayjay, Nagcarlan, Paete, Pagsanjan, Pakil, Pangil,Pila, Rizal, San Pedro, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Siniloan, Victoria),Barangays-674, Congressional districts-4; Languages: Tagalog, English language
LIPA CITY: Located at the southwestern part of Luzon in the heart of Batangas Province. She is bounded by the municipalities of Sto Tomas in the northeast, San Pablo of Laguna Province and San Antonio of Quezon Province 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 strategic location, in a valley located between two mountains - Mt. Malarayat and Mt. Makulot makes it a low risk area. These two mountains serves as a wind breaker in times of occurence of typhoon. And Mt. Makulot located at the western portion also served as shield of the city in times of eruption of Taal Volcano.
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 occassions 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.
Total Area of Coverage 700 has.; Existing Support Facilities: LIMA Water Corporation-manage , operate & maintain water utility system of LIMA township Project, water treatment of waste water; National Power Corporation:supplyall their power needs;Total Capacity (locators) more or less 200 locators.
Nueva Ecija is in the eastern section of the central plains of Luzon and is landlocked. Encircling the province are the provinces of Pangasinan in the northwest, Tarlac in the west, Bulacan in the south, Aurora in the east and Nueva Viscaya in the north. The land rises gradually from the swampy regions of the southwest and levels off as one moves towards the east and north. The plains break into rolling hills as one approaches the Caraballo Mountains and the Sierra Madre Mountains in the north and east. In Nueva Ecija there exist three climate types. In the province's southwest, a pronounced dry season occurs from November to April while rains fall during the rest of the year. In the east, close to the Sierra Madre Mountains, rain falls evenly throughout the year while in the north and northeast; there is no pronounced seasonal variance although it is relatively dry between the months of April and November.
Nueva Ecija is sowing the seeds of development based on its key strength as the hub of agricultural research and production in the country. Nueva Ecija is the largest of six provinces in Central Luzon covering an area of 5, 284 square kilometers and is richly endowed with some the most productive agricultural lands in the country.
The mountains that seal the province in the north and the east are covered with forests that comprise almost 25 percent of the province's land area. These mountains also hold deposits of copper, manganese, gold, marble, and while clay. With a population of 1.5 million (1995), the province provides a large pool of highly trained, innovative and hardworking workforce that has been instrumental in making the province the country's agricultural trail blazer.The province is linked to the main highway system of Luzon, the Maharlika Highway, through a system of roads that interconnect the various municipalities. This road system makes Nueva Ecija easily accessible from all from any of the surrounding provinces and from Manila as well. Communications facilities are provided by major telephone companies and telegram service providers. The province is home to one of the largest hydro-electric dams, the Pantabangan Dam, and is connected to the Luzon Electric Grid. These facilities provide ample power supplies and irrigation and potable water to all the towns of the province. Commercial, rural and government banking institutions operate within the province and extend financing facilities for business and agriculture. The province has been the traditional agricultural top performer and its strategy for development is grounded on this advantage. Nueva Ecija is taking the initiative to greatly improve agricultural production and at the same time develop a vibrant agro-processing sector. There are two anchors on which this initiative is centered: the Munoz agro-science development area and the Palayan center for strategic agro-processing activities. Munoz is home to the Central Luzon State University and the center of rice and agricultural technology development in the country. The Philippine Carabao Center, the Bureau of Post Harvest Research and Extension and the Philippine Rice Research Institute lie nearby. The concentration of these research centers have given the province an important tool in increasing crop yields and developing new technologies for use in agriculture. The national government is encouraging more agricultural research institutions to bring their centers to the area. On the other hand, the Palayan City Economic Zone is encouraging investments in food processing and is providing potential investors the facilities and amenities to support their activities.
Besides agriculture, there are other markedly vibrant economic potentials to Nueva Ecija. The large population and its location along the main highway of Luzon makes it an important trade and commercial center. Cabanatuan City boasts of modern establishments serving a large consumer market that can absorb further commercial development. The province is also building a reputation as a center for handicrafts, furniture, garments and paper manufacture that locate in the province to take advantage of the availability of raw materials and these industries continue to attract more investors.
Land area: 5,639 sq. kms.; Major Dialects/ Languages: Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan; No. of Barangays: 849 City/ies: Cabanatuan, PALAYAN, San Jose; Municipalities: (29) Talugtug, Quezon, Penaranda, Nampicuan, Gen. Natividad, Llanera, Licab, Aliaga, Bongabon, Gabaldon, Jaen, Laur, Pantabangan, Lupao, Rizal, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Sta. Rosa, Sto. Domingo, Zaragosa, Cabiao, Carrangalan, Cuyapo, San Antonio, Gen. Tinio, Guimba, Munoz, Talavera, Gapan
Quezon City sits at the heart of Metro Manila. It is easily accessible from the major highways, thoroughfares and mass transit systems of Metro Manila. EDSA, the longest highway in the metropolis and Commonwealth Avenue, the country's widest highway, run through the City. So expansive is Quezon City that its eastern areas are also connected to the main C-5 highway.
Two elevated light rail systems make commuting easy, to and from Quezon City: MRT 2 at Aurora Boulevard in the highly commercial Cubao area (R-6), connecting Santolan (Pasig City) and Claro M. Recto Avenue (Manila), and MRT 3 at EDSA (C-4), from Taft Avenue (R-2 in Pasay City) to North Avenue.
The City offers easy access to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) that takes travelers to such destinations as Clark, Subic, Pangasinan, La Union and Baguio. It also has numerous bus terminals from where one can take a land trip to provinces in Luzon, as well as in the Visayas.
Quezon City can be called the shopping mecca of the country, where each of its 17 shopping malls sits center stage in practically every dense community cluster in the city. Among these are the giant SM City complex plus the three other SM malls around the city, the Robinsons and Ever malls, the new Gateway and Shopwise shopping complexes, and the giant Ayala shopping complex called Trinoma. In these malls and throughout the City are a wide array of restaurants, more than 300 of which can fit your pleasure - from fine dining to fastfood. Its Timog area has gained a reputation as a restaurant row, and Eastwood City is practically a dining village, while hosting the largest cluster of call centers in the City.
Quezon City has been known as the center of media operations because of the high concentration of radio and television stations here, prompting many to call this City as the entertainment capital of the country. Located here are 9 television networks, including the two biggest in the country -- ABS-CBN and GMA Network. There are also 13 radio stations and 4 print media offices. It is a well-known locus of government operations, being host to 125 national government offices and 25 government-owned and controlled corporations, including the House of Representatives.
A fast-evolving reputation is that of being the wellness capital of the Philippines. It is the best place to be when you need easy access to medical care. In the country, Quezon City has the most number of hospitals, with the biggest bed capacity. Among the 20 government and private hospitals here are the internationally known Philippine Heart Center, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, the Philippine Lung Center and the St. Luke's Medical Center.
The medical facilities fit nicely into a dense, complementary wellness cluster filled in by physical fitness centers, health clinics, alternative healing centers, spas, beauty and cosmetology centers, as well as medicine and medical equipment companies, which puts Quezon well into the center of the health and medical tourism industry.
TANAUAN CITY: The City of Tanauan has a total land area of 10,716 square kilometers. The soil types are lipa loam, lipa loam deep phase, Tagaytay sandy loam and Taal Loam which make the place conducive to agricultural production. As per comprehensive land use plan, zones are classified as built-up industrial, tourism, forest, agricultural, cemeteries, and roads. The urban areas account to 18.5 hectares while rural areas are close to 2,373 hectares.
Major crops such as vegetables, coconuts, sugarcanes, fruits, corns, rice and root crops abundantly grow and produced in the agricultural areas.
Tanauan is located on the northeastern part of Batangas province. It is bounded on the north by the province of Laguna, northwest by the municipality of Malvar, southwest by the shores of Taal Lake, and in the east by the Municipality of Santo Tomas. The city is composed of 48 barangays, 7 of which are in the Poblacion, with a total land area of 10,716 hectares. The Poblcacion is located on the southeastern border of the city and is traversed by the Pres. J. P. Laurel Highway linking Tanauan to Manila on the north for about 68 kilometers and to Batangas City on the south for about 45 kilometers.
As of year 2000, the population of Tanauan was 117,539 with an annual growth rate of 2.68%. Total number of house-holds was 21,912. Population density was 1.096 persons per square kilometer. By the year 2005, population is estimated to reach 134,156.
The people are dominantly Tagalog with Malay as its native root, while English language is used as medium of communication in business and education. With the passage of time, a mixture of various folks and mores migrated to the city.
Roman Catholic constitute the dominant sect in the city with Protestants, Iglesia ni Cristo, Born Again Christians and other Evangelical Churches forming the minority denominations.
VALENZUELA CITY: A town previously with the boundary of Bulacan, now a city by itself, the district of Valenzuela is located in the northern part of Metro Manila. They form the great circle of Manila's external circle together with Navotas, Malabon, Pateros, Taguig, Pasig and Muntinlupa. Surrounded by Caloocan City and Malabon on the north and northwestand by Navotas on the breitling replica sale. The city of Valenzuela was then known as the little town of Polo, a small part of the province of Bulacan, it was then established as a separate city by the joint effort of Father Juan Tarranco and Don Juan Monsod. It was also popular for their rich industries like textile mills, auto assembly plants, ceramic factories, lumberyards, foundry shops and woodwork.
Geography:The city of Valenzuela is situated in the northern part of the National Capital Region. Valenzuela City, together with Navotas, Malabon, Pateros, Taguig, and Muntinlupa, form the Metro Manila outer ring of towns. It is bounded to the north and northwest by Caloocan City and Malabon, and to the west by Navotas. The city occupies a total land area of 47 square kilometers. The total population was 473,165 as of the 1995 census.
Valenzuela City is composed of 32 Barangays under one Congressional District. It has been classified as an Urbanized City.