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Barangay ng Canlubang, Lungsod ng Calamba
Barangay Canlubang
City of Calamba
Republic Wakepark in Nuvali (Canlubang)
Republic Wakepark in Nuvali (Canlubang)
Official seal of Canlubang
Country Philippines
Province Laguna
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
City Calamba
 • Chairman Larry O. Dimayuga
 • Councilors
Dexter A. Bathan
  • Hector L. Fajardo
  • Jeremias L. Marticio, Sr.
  • Abel C. Landicho
  • Lazaro N. Marasigan
  • Vicente V. Pradas
  • Mario D. Legaspi
 • Land 3,912.0 ha (9,666.8 acres)
Population (2010)
 • Total 54, 655

Canlubang is a major industrial zone located in the province of Laguna, southwest of Metro Manila in the Philippines. It was once a hacienda during the Spanish colonial period.

Canlubang straddles four component cities of Laguna: Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, and Santa Rosa, the municipality of Silang in Cavite, and the barangay of Sirang Lupa.

The official political division with the name Canlubang is a barangay in Calamba and is sometimes referred to as West Calamba. It is also the largest barangay in Calamba.


The history of Canlubang can be traced back to the 16th century. It was originally owned by a group of sangleys residing in Calamba. It was confiscated by the government and sold at a public auction to a peninsular Spaniard, Don Tomas de Andaya in 1678. It was then acquired by the Jesuits on January 29, 1759. When the Jesuits were expelled in the Philippines, the land was again confiscated by the government and sold again at a public auction to Don Jose Clemente de Azanza on November 19, 1802. It was acquired by the Dominicans on June 28, 1831.

When the Americans colonized the country, the land was classified as friar land and was again acquired by the government on October 19, 1905. Alfred Ehrman, leader of a group of American businessmen from California organized and incorporated the Calamba Sugar Estate on June 14, 1912 which purchased the friar land. The Calamba Sugar Estate managed by Louis Weinzheimer and his family is known as the second sugar central in the Philippines. The sugar mill started its operations on December 1, 1914. It also planted coconuts on its property and was a model sugar plantation from 1920 to 1930s.

Old building of the Rizal Institute

The Americans sold the estate to Vicente Madrigal on the onset of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. In 1948, Madrigal was unable to run the estate successfully due to labor unrest. He offered the estate to a good friend José Yulo, a bright lawyer and legal counsel of the estate since 1927. The Yulos acquired the estate in 1948 and improved the financial and social status of the estate within two years through reforms. His wife, Cecilia Araneta Yulo was instrumental in the construction of a school (now Rizal Institute), the church of St. Joseph, civic and recreational centers, and the first outdoor drive-in moviehouse. Sports facilities such as the baseball field, swimming pools, tennis courts, bowling lanes and golf course were also built. The company was also expanded into a pulp facility known as the Canlubang Pulp which purchased more than 80% of the total abaca produced in the country.

During the 1970s, less land was available for sugarcane since planters sold their land to developers or converted them into subdivisions. Profit of the mill is decreasing. The Yulos realized a need for a comprehensive master plan for the estate. They sought the assistance of National Artist for Architecture Leandro V. Locsin and the Canlubang Urban Project was born. Locsin designed Canlubang as a pioneer sustainable satellite city to attract investors in Laguna. In 1972, the first integrated industrial park was built outside Metro Manila. Canlubang became the catalyst of what is now known as Project CALABARZON.[1]


Map of Calamba showing the location of the barangays

Canlubang is bordered by Cabuyao to the north, the barangays of Mapagong, Payapa, Sirang Lupa and Majada of Calamba to the east, by the barangays of Laguerta, Hornalan and Bunggo of Calamba to the south and by Silang, province of Cavite to the west.[2]

Canlubang has a total land area of 3, 912.0 hectares (9,666.8 acres) making it the largest barangay in Calamba in terms of land area.[1] Half of its land (or 50%) is undeveloped agricultural land, 20% is residential, 20% is industrial and 10% is commercial. It is classified as a rural area and land use falls under the Growth Management Zone 1 & 2. Two industrial parks are currently situated in Canlubang. These are the Silangan Industrial Park and the Carmelray Industrial Park which uses 200 and 202 hectares of land respectively.

Sitios and Puroks

As a barangay, there are 21 sitios or puroks in Canlubang distributed into three cluster: Kapayapaan Area, Proper Area and Upland Area. Each sitio is headed by a sitio chairman (or punong kinatawan). These sitios are:


Canlubang provides its constituents with facilities that cater to their health and well-being including several satellite barangay offices. These facilities are located in different sitios in the barangay

  • Basketball Court
  • Mini Park
  • Children's Playground
  • Day Care Center
  • Canlubang Maternity Clinic
  • Canlubang Manpower Satellite Training Facility
  • Barangay Employment Service Office


According to the 2010 census, Barangay Canlubang has a population of 54, 655 inhabitants, making it the most populated barangay in Calamba City.[2]


Canlubang is predominantly Roman Catholic. Other religious sects in the community are Protestants, Baptist, Iglesia ni Cristo and Islam.

It is the only barangay in the province of Laguna under the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo that hosts a patron saint for itself, St. Joseph the Worker whose feast is celebrated every May 1.

The Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians is also located in Canlubang. The shrine is under the Salesians.

Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, Don Bosco-Canlubang


The income of Canlubang mainly comes from manufacturing and economic plants located in the barangay.


Industries and Manufacturing

As a premiere industrial hub outside Manila, several industrial parks are located in the barangay. These include Carmelray Industrial Park I, Carmelray International Business Park, NYK-TDG IT Park and Silangan Industrial Park.[3]

Commerce and Trades

Several shopping centers and commercial establishments can also be found within Canlubang. These include Carmel Mall, (dubbed as the Canlubang Community Shopping Center), Puregold - Canlubang (located inside Carmel Mall), Imall Canlubang and Puregold Extra Canlubang (located in Asia 1, Kapayapaan Village).

at Matang Tubig Hiking Upper in the falls

Tourism and places of interest

  • San Jose Manggagawa Parish: The Saint Joseph the Worker Parish is built on a small hill. It houses the Yulo mausoleum. Leandro V. Locsin, National Artist for Architecture is interred here.
  • Canlubang Golf and Country Club
  • Nuvali Republic Wakepark: The newest and most innovative wakepark in the world located in Nuvali.
  • Rizal Shrine in Canlubang
  • Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians: Home of the Salesians in Canlubang.
  • Matang Tubig: is a tourist attraction river in Canlubang.


As of 2010, 22 schools and day-care centers offering pre-elementary course, 15 schools offering pre-elementary and elementary course, 7 schools offering pre-elementary to secondary and 9 schools offering secondary courses only. There are 5 public elementary schools and 5 public secondary schools. Three institutions are offering college courses which includes Don Bosco College - Canlubang, Dualtech Training Center and San Sebastian College - Recoletos Canlubang.[2]

Starting this school year 2014-2015, Xavier School Nuvali opens its door to new enrollees.


  • Asia II Day Care Center
  • Buntog Day Care Center
  • Carmel Day Care Center
  • Ceris 3 Day Care Center
  • Happy Valley Day Care Center
  • Little Angel Day Care Center
  • Little Star Day Care Center
  • Locomotive Day Care Center
  • MCDC Day Care Center
  • Majada In Day Care Center
  • Manfil Day Care Center
  • Mangumit Day Care Center
  • Matang Tubig Day Care Center
  • Old Stable Day Care Center
  • Palao (Paikit) Day Care Center
  • San Ramon Day Care Center
  • Silangan Day Care Center
  • Putol Day Care Center
  • Mary's Angel Learning Center
  • Nazarene Parochial School
  • Holy Family School
  • Montessori de Canlubang School
  • Regis Grace Montessori School Corporation
  • Golden Nest Learning Center

Pre-Elementary and Elementary

  • Canlubang Elementary School
  • Buntog Elementary School
  • Majada In Elementary School
  • Mangumit Elementary School
  • Putol In Primary School
  • Putol Out Primary School
  • San Ramon Elementary School
  • Canlubang Christian School
  • Christian Playskool
  • E.T. Magbuo Study Center
  • Wellspring Academy of Canlubang
  • Good Samaritan Mary School
  • Good Shepherd School of Canlubang

Pre-Elementary to Secondary

  • Calamba Institute-Canlubang
  • Canlubang Holy Child
  • Christian Science Academy
  • Kolehiyo de Canlubang ( now a boarding house)
  • Marybelle Montessori School
  • Sta. Cecilia Catholic School
  • Little Jesus Learning Center
  • North Marie Montessori Academy


  • Buntog National Highschool
  • Canlubang National Highschool
  • Kapayapaan Ville National Highschool
  • Mabato National High School- San Ramon Annex
  • Majada In National Highschool
  • Rizal Institute
  • Grand Rose Montessori Center - Annex
  • Peter Rose Academy
  • Timothy John Montessori Academy Inc.

Pre-Elementary to College

Secondary to College

  • San Sebastian College - Recoletos Canlubang


  • NYK-TDG Maritime Academy


  • Dualtech Training Center

Highlights and awards


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External links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of Laguna
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