Cuenca, Batangas



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Municipality of Cuenca
Map of Batangas showing the location of Cuenca.
Map of Batangas showing the location of Cuenca.
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Barangays 21
Income class 4th class
Mayor Celerino Endaya
ZIP Code 4222
Physical characteristics
Area 58.18 km²



Population Census of Cuenca
Census Pop. Rate
1995 22,758
2000 25,642 2.59%
2007 28,581 1.51%

Cuenca is a 4th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 28,581 people in 5,222 households.

Once a part of San Jose it became an independent town under the name of "Cuenca" in 1876.Its famous tourist attraction Mt. Maculot (600 m or 1968 ft.).

The Patron of Cuenca is Saint Isidore the Laborer, the patron of farmers celebrates his feast day during 15th of May.


Cuenca was founded back in 1875 by the decree of the Superior Gobierno issued on August 11, 1875. Another ducument states the barrios of Maculot, Dita, Ibabao, Labac, Bungahan and Dalipit be constituted into a one civil and independent town due to its distance to the town of San Jose, Batangas

In 1896, Cuenca had a population of 5,660,which increased to 6,938 in 1898. The town also played a role during World War II, Mt. Maculot became the strong hold of the Japanese forces in Batangas they also built tunnels in some parts of Barangay Dita. During the Liberation, Cuenca was badly bombed which cause the deforestation of the slopes of the mountain. Rehabilitation was needed in order for the town to rise up from the ruins of the war, American forces help the town by rebuilding schools,bridges a marker in Cuenca Central Elem. School shows the effort they did Cuenca Institute was founded in 1947 in order to give secondary education and it is the oldest secondary institution in Cuenca, back then students who graduated elementary used to go to Batangas City or Manila and parents who could not afford to send their children to those places failed to give them a high school education. Cuenca became popular not only because of the mountain but to its number of bakers in Manila over 90% of all bakers come and started here making Cuenca as "The Home Of The Bakers",annually festivals are made in honor of San Isidro Labrador. Today Cuenca is building up a better future for all.

Mayor Celerino Endaya and Vice-Mayor Luchie Cuevas are the current officials of Cuenca, Batangas.


The Famous Cuenca's Tourist Attraction; Mt. Maculot

Cuenca is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.

  • Balagbag
  • Bungahan
  • Calumayin
  • Dalipit East
  • Dalipit West
  • Dita
  • Don Juan
  • Emmanuel
  • Ibabao
  • Labac
  • Pinagkaisahan
  • San Felipe
  • San Isidro
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)

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