Provincial Government of Bulacan

Angat
 
 
Little was known about the state of affairs and contact of inhabitants of Angat during the pre-Spanish regime. The only available data at that time was that Angat was a tributary of the town of Quingwa (Plaridel). This fact was due most probably to the situation of the Angat River, which directly connects the town of Quingwa, a community then located in the center of vast lands, covering plains and mountains alike.

There had been so many stories on how the town got its name, but he legend nearest to the truth is that Angat got its name after the Tagalog word angat, meaning a high piece of land or a community living in a promontory during the Spanish regime.

At the arrival of the Spaniards, the people as a whole were at first hostile to the conquerors, but after the complete Christianization of the community, Spaniards gradually befriended the inhabitants. The whole town, however, embraced the Catholic faith, more by force than by conviction. Forced labor was imposed principally on the construction of public edifices, like the church and the Presidencia.

As a town, nevertheless, the conquerors and the natives formally organized Angat mutually. Formerly, a tributary of Quingwa, it later became a part of San Miguel then was made under the town of Bocaue upon the administration of the vast Sta. Maria de Pandi Estate by the lands were part of the Hacienda. At that time, when Angat was under the administration of Bocaue, Norzagaray was only a part of Angat.

Today, still stands and legible the inscription at the façade of her church which reads: "MDCCXII" indicating that the town was connected into a regular municipality in said year.

The towns of San Rafael and Bustos bound the town of Angat on the North; on the East by the vast Sierra Madre mountain ranges, to its south by the towns of Norzagaray and Sta. Maria and on the West by the big Sta. Maria de Pandi Estate.

The people of Angat are mostly devout Catholics who are god-fearing in all sense. In the middle of the two stands of the historic church where every Sunday and Holiday, people gathered and prayed together. In their prayers they never forget to beg for intercession of the blessed Sta. Monica whom they looked upon as a counselor and spiritual guide. Nowadays, they still revere Sta. Monica as their ever-loving patron saint.

The town of Angat is a hilly and mountainous place blessed with rich mineral resources a veritable hidden wealth waiting to be tapped. If this could be harnessed, the town could well dwell in richness. Also her wealth lies in her people striving to make Angat town to reckon with.

 

Fast Facts

Physical and Socio-Political

Land Area: 6,526 has
No. of Barangays: 16
Population (2015): 59,237

Commerce and Industry

Major Industries:
Farming, Poultry and Livestock Raising, Concrete Aggregates, Manufacturing, Garments

Major Products:
Rice, Vegetables

Political Subdivision

Angat is politically subdivided into the following 16 barangays:

1. Banaban
2. Baybay
3. Binagbag
4. Donacion
5. Encanto
6. Laog
7. Marungko
8. Niugan
9. Paltok
10. Pulong Yantok
11. San Roque (formerly Poblacion)
12. Santa Cruz (formerly Poblacion)
13. Santa Lucia
14. Santo Cristo
15. Sulucan
16. Taboc

Contact Information

Municipal Officials:
Mayor Leonardo R. de Leon
Vice Mayor Reynante S. Bautista

Mailing Address:
Mrs. Belen S. Avestruz
Municipal Planning and Development Office
Municipal Government of Angat, Bulacan
Poblacion, Angat, Bulacan 3012 Philippines

Contact Nos:
Tel. No.: +63(44)769-1208 local 101 (Mayor's Office); 769-1208 local 105 (MPDC)

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

Term: 2019-2022
Mayor Leonardo R. De Leon
Vice Mayor Reynante S. Bautista
Coun. Arvin L. Agustin
Coun. Arvin V. Cruz
Coun. Erwin S. Santos
Coun. Rex Allen P. Cruz
Coun. Evelyn J. Cruz
Coun. Pauleen Christsolite S. Suarez
Coun. Melanio S. Andres
Coun. William S. Vergel De Dios
Term: 2016-2019
Mayor Leonardo R. de Leon
Vice Mayor Gilberto C. Santos
Coun. Arvin L. Agustin
Coun. Arvin V. Cruz
Coun. Pauline Christsolite S. Suarez
Coun. Melanio S. Andres, Jr.
Coun. Erwin S. Santos
Coun. Editha G. de Guzman
Coun.Rex Allen P. Cruz
Coun. Thristan T. Cruz

Term: 2013-2016
Mayor Leonardo R. de Leon
Vice Mayor Reynante S. Bautista
Coun. Oscar C. Suarez
Coun. Arvin V. Cruz
Coun. William S. Vergel de Dios
Coun. Erwinio M. Illescas
Coun. Thristan T. Cruz
Coun. Rex Allen P. Cruz
Coun. Arvin L. Agustin
Coun. Antonio DF. Nuñez

Term: 2010-2013
Mayor Gilberto C. Santos
Vice Mayor Leonardo R. de Leon
Coun. Richard C. Cruz
Coun. Oscar C. Suarez
Coun. Crisostomo S. Garcia
Coun. Emelita M. San Pedro
Coun. Robin P. Cruz
Coun. William S. Vergel de Dios
Coun. Erwino M. Illescas
Coun. Ricarte V. Estrada

 
Angat