Provincial Government of Bulacan

Obando

Take four typical pilgrims, a bachelor, a spinsters and a childless couple. Settle them into a rustic-peaceful town somewhere in Central Luzon. Make them dance with considerable faith before the image of tree patron saints in an old historic church. Add some seafood with a sprinkling of "mangga at suman". That's Obando in nutshell.

As early as the 18th century, Obando was just a part of the municipality of Meycauayan together with Polo that formed a barrio called Catanghalan. The increase in population and improvement in its finances led to the separation of Obando and Polo (now Valenzuela). Founded on May 14,1753, the town was named in honor of Don Jose Francisco de Obando; the then Spanish governor-general of the Philippines.

Valenzuela in the East, Malabon in the Southwest and Meycauayan and Bulacan in North bound Obando. Ten barrios all nestled in 13 square miles of land, and these are Catanghalan, Panghulo, Pag-asa, Paliwas, Quebadia, Hulo, Lawa, Paco, Tawiran and Binuangan.

Economically, socially and politically, Obando is making a headway, in its modest way, twenty years after it had risen from the ruins of war in 1945, thanks to its God-loving, industrious and hospitable people. With high hopes the town gazes at its bright future.

The town of Obando was named after Governor General Jose Francisco de Obando y Solis who was responsible for decreeing Obando as a separate and independent town on May 14, 1753.

Fast Facts

Physical and Socio-Political

Land Area 5,210 has.
No. of Barangays 11
Population (2015) 59,197

Commerce and Industry

Major Industries:
Fishing, garments and food processing

Major Products:
Bakeries and Noodles

Political Subdivision

Obando is politically subdivided into the following 11 barangays:
1. Binuangan
2. Catanghalan
3. Hulo
4. Lawa
5. Paco
6. Pag-asa (formerly Poblacion)
7. Paliwas
8. Panghulo
9. Salambao
10. San Pascual
11. Tawiran

Contact Information

Municipal Officials:
Mayor Edwin C. Santos
Vice Mayor Arvin E. Dela Cruz

Mailing Address:
Arch. Armando C. de Guzman
Municipal Planning and Development Office
Municipal Government of Obando, Bulacan
Obando, Bulacan 3021 Philippines

Contact Nos:
Tel. No.: +63(02) 352-1992 (MPDC)

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

Term: 2019-2022
Mayor Edwin C. Santos
Vice Mayor Arvin E. Dela Cruz
Coun. Leonardo DL. Valeda
Coun. Felipe F. Dela Cruz
Coun. Rowell S. Rillera
Coun. Victor I. De Asis
Coun. Glady Lynn G. De Leon
Coun. Aries Joseph C. Manalaysay
Coun. Corazon C. Raymundo
Coun. Mark Louie R. Bunal

Term: 2016-2019
Mayor Edwin C. Santos
Vice Mayor Arvin E. Dela Cruz
Coun. Corazon C. Raymundo
Coun. Victor I. De Asis
Coun. Arthos E. Sayao
Coun. Aries Joseph C. Manalaysay
Coun. Edmundo S. Papa
Coun. MArk Louie E. Bunal
Coun. Nemencio S. Capiral
Coun. Leonardo DL. Valeda

Term: 2013-2016
Mayor Edwin C. Santos
Vice Mayor Zoilito A. Santiago
Coun. Virgilio DG. Marquez
Coun. Arvin E. dela Cruz
Coun. Victor I. De Asis
Coun. Edmundo S. Papa
Coun. Jocelyn G. Garcia
Coun. Alvin John D. Claridades
Coun. Mark Louie R. Bunal
Coun. Corazon C. Raymundo

Term: 2010-2013
Mayor Orencio E. Gabriel
Vice Mayor Danilo R. de Ocampo
Coun. Manuel C. Mendoza
Coun. Rodolfo M. Alejo
Coun. Ariel Joseph C. Manalaysay
Coun. Virgilio D. Marquez
Coun. Romualdo D. Simbulan, Jr.
Coun. Jocelyn G. Garcia
Coun. Arvin E. dela Cruz
Coun. Dean S. Serapio

 
 
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