Provincial Government of Bulacan

Guiguinto
 
Guiguinto began as a barrio of Bulacan town, the former provincial capital of Bulacan. It is said that Spaniards set up an army post in the barrio to serve as a resting place for forces gong to Northern Luzon. In those days, travel throughout Guiguinto was difficult and slow down to cross single file over a narrow bamboo bridge. Their Filipino guides would cry out, "Hinto" (stop). The Spaniards thought this was the name "Hihinto". The Spaniards substituted "Gui" (with hard "g") for the Tagalog "Hi". The place has since been called Guiguinto. On the other hand, old timers say that on moonlight nights, a golden bull emerges from the church and goes down to the nearby river to quench his thirst. It then returns to the church, ascends at the altar and disappears. The elders' aid that there are buried jars of gold in town, as indicated by the bull, and that is why the town was called Guiguinto.

In 1800, a Spanish priest erected a small chapel in what is now barrio Sta. Rita. In 1873, roads were constructed in barrio Malis. The people barrios of Pritil, Tabe, and Kutkut even those days were mostly farmers. During Holy Week, villagers of barrio Tuktukan held contest for the hardest egg shells (chicken, duck or goose by knocking eggs together (Tuktukan)). The women tried to help each other in singing the "Panica".

Just before the outbreak of he revolution of 1896, the town people of Guiguinto were ordered to sleep in the town at night and to work in their fields only in the day. This was said to have been suggested by the town priest to the authorities because of rumors that many of the town people were joining the secret revolutionary society, the Katipunan. Guiguinto eventually contributed many soldiers to the 1890 revolution.

Guiguinto became a municipality in 1915, with Antonio Figueroa as its first "municipal president". The town's population was then about 4,000. The 1960 census placed Guiguinto's population at 10,629. Guiguinto is bounded on the East by the town of Balagtas, on the west by Malolos, on the North by Plaridel, and on the South by Bulacan.

Fast Facts

Physical and Socio-Political

Land Area 2,750 has.
No. of Barangays 14
Population (2015) 99,730

Commerce and Industry

Major Industries:
Agriculture, Industrial Estates, Flowers/Ornamental Plants, Food/Food Processing, Garments, Marble/Marble Processing, Aquaculture

Major Products:
Ornamental Plants and Garments

Political Subdivision

Guiguinto is politically subdivided into the following 14 barangays:

1. Cutcut
2. Daungan
3. Ilang-ilang
4. Malis
5. Panginay
6. Poblacion
7. Pritil
8. Pulong Gubat
9. Santa Cruz
10. Santa Rita
11. Tabang
12. Tabe
13. Tiaong
14. Tuktukan

Contact Information

Municipal Officials:
Mayor Ambrosio C. Cruz, Jr.
Vice Mayor Eliseo B. Santos, Jr.

Mailing Address:
EnP. Ritta Dianne Ramos - Borlongan
Municipal Planning and Development Office
Municipal Government of Guiguinto, Bulacan
Poblacion, Guiguinto, Bulacan 3015 Philippines

Contact Nos:
Tel. No.: +63(44) 794-0202 local 232 (Mayor's Office); 794-0202 local 221 (MPDC)

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

Term: 2019-2022
Mayor Ambrosio C. Cruz, Jr.
Vice Mayor Eliseo B. Santos, Jr.
Coun. Evangeline V. Villanueva
Coun. Estrelita P. Aballa
Coun. Romeo D. Tonog
Coun. Albert L. Estrella
Coun. Randall B. Pingol
Coun. Julius V. Figueroa
Coun. Larra Monica V. Mariano
Coun. Annabelle A. Garcia

Term: 2016-2019
Mayor Ambrosio C. Cruz, Jr.
Vice Mayor Banjo S. Estrella
Coun. Eliseo B. Santos, Jr.
Coun. Ricardo B. Jose
Coun. Cornelio C. Ramos
Coun. Evangeline V. Villanueva
Coun. Albert L. Estrella
Coun. Randall B. Pingol
Coun. Julius V. Figueroa
Coun. Romeo D. Tonog

Term: 2013-2016
Mayor Ambrosio C. Cruz, Jr.
Vice Mayor Banjo S. Estrella
Coun. Eliseo B. Santos, Jr.
Coun. Ricardo B. Jose
Coun. Cezar L. Mendoza
Coun. Evangeline V. Villanueva
Coun. Cornelio C. Ramos
Coun. Romeo D. Tonog
Coun. Ariel S. Arceo
Coun. Araceli B. Villanueva

Term: 2010-2013
Mayor Isagani C. Pascual
Vice Mayor Estrelita P. Aballa
Coun. Banjo S. Estrella
Coun. Ariel S. Arceo
Coun. Cesar L. Mendoza
Coun. Albert L. Estrella
Coun. Cornelio C. Ramos
Coun. Ricardo B. Jose
Coun. Kathryn E. Bautista
Coun. Joel M. Calara

Guiguinto