Provincial Government of Bulacan

plaridel

The historical past of the town of Plaridel can be traced from some records way back in 1595, in the early years of the Spanish colonization, when the place was a vast undeveloped plain covered with thick forest and cogon grass, with the rivers Angat and Tabang running through it. The Angat River flowed directly in a snakelike wave to Calumpit meeting the Pampanga River, while the Tabang river which was a mere branch with adjoining intersections dividing the middle of the present Poblacion, flowed to Manila Bay passing Guiguinto and Bulacan towns. The water of this river was called "Tabang" or fresh water.

Very few people lived here, and closely related with each other. Each group had a leader called "tandis". Different groups spoke different dialects, Pampango, Pangasinan, Ilocano and Tagalog. From Calumpit, Spanish priest and missionaries of the Augustinian Order led by the Rev. Fr. Bernardino de Leon frequently visited the place, preaching the Catholic faith … using the "balsa" or bamboo raft as their means of transportation. These missionaries thought of clearing the land and established settlements and convened the people to unity. The thought of a plan to give favored the ideas so that everyone set to work. Each "Tandis" drew a plan to pursue. For seven years, the groups of people labored so much that when the priest returned, they found the place to have been cleared. They inquired from the natives who should be credited, and the Pampangos exclaimed, "Quing wawa Ding tagalog po" or the Tagalogs got it. So every now and then, to every question of the friars, the people would reply. "Buti Quing Wawa Tagalog, Quing wa". The priest believed that the Tagalogs should be credited and should receive the gold medal and from thereafter the place was called Quingua.

Like any other community, Quingua grew and prospered. The life of the people flourished and intelligent sons were born. One of them, Jose J. Mariano, who was then the "Alcalde" or town mayor, had the initiative of renaming the town. Congressman Pedro Magsalin, a friend of the alcalde sponsored a bill changing the name of the town from Quingwa to Plaridel. The bill was passed by the Philippine Congress and was approved by President Manuel L. Quezon. On December 29, 1936, amidst elaborate celebrations, the town was renamed PLARIDEL in honor of the great hero of Bulacan - Marcelo H. del Pilar; in the presence of political luminaries that included Speaker Gil Montilla, Congressman Pedro Magsalin, Honorable Nicolas Buendia, Honorable Eulogio Rodriguez, Honorable Elpidio Quirino and Governor Jose Padilla, Sr.

Fast Facts

Physical and Socio-Political

Land Area 4,100 has.
No. of Barangays 19
Population (2015) 107,805

Commerce and Industry

Major Industries:
Farming, Food Processing

Major Products:
Bakeries and Bakeshops, Agricultural Product

Political Subdivision

Plaridel is politically subdivided into the following 19 barangays:

1. Agnaya
2. Bagong Silang
3. Banga 1st
4. Banga 2nd
5. Bintog
6. Bulihan
7. Culianin
8. Dampol
9. Lagundi
10. Lalangan
11. Lumang Bayan
12. Parulan
13. Poblacion
14. Rueda
15. San Jose
16. Santa Ines
17. Santo Niño
18. Sipat
19. Tabang

Contact Information

Municipal Officials:
Mayor Anastacia R. Vistan
Vice Mayor Imelda G. De Leon

Mailing Address:
Engr. Reynaldo E. Alvaro
Municipal Planning and Development Office
Municipal Government of Plaridel, Bulacan
Poblacion, Plaridel, Bulacan 3004 Philippines

Contact Nos:
Tel. No.: +63(44) 794-0119 local 1001/1002 (Mayor's Office); 794-0119 local 1026 (MPDC)

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

Term: 2019-2022
Mayor Anastacia Vistan
Vice Mayor Imelda G. De Leon
Coun. Sheila Ana Enrina R. Enriquez
Coun. Lorelie V. Surio
Coun. Maria Isabel V. Liwanag
Coun. Reginald V. Javier
Coun. Ryan Christian S. Sagala
Coun. Gerald S. Constantino
Coun. Rhandy G. Marcelo
Coun. Virgilio DC. Alejo

Term: 2016-2019
Mayor Jocell Aimee R. Vistan-Casaje
Vice Mayor Imelda G. De Leon
Coun. Lorie S. Vinta
Coun. Reginald V. Javier
Coun. Raul V. Gatuz
Coun. Maria Isabel V. Liwanag
Coun. Gerlad S. Constantino
Coun. Rodelio DC. Camitan
Coun. Rhandy G. Marcelo
Coun. Virgilio DC. Alejo

Term: 2013-2016
Mayor Jocell Aimee R. Vistan-Casaje
Vice Mayor Rolando C. Javier
Coun. Imelda G. de Leon
Coun. Jeffrey Ryan M. Tantingco
Coun. Mary Grace A. Alcantara
Coun. Manuel S. Reyes
COun. Gerald S. Constantino
Coun. Efren C. Marquez
Coun. Virgilio DC. Alejo
Coun. Rhandy G. Marcelo

Term: 2010-2013
Mayor Anastacia R. Vistan
Vice Mayor Leonilo I. Yap
Coun. Sheila Ana Enrina R. Enriquez
Coun. Mary Grace A. Alcantara
Coun. Donato C. Valerio, Jr.
Coun. Jeffrey Ryan M. Tantingco
Coun. Imelda G. de Leon
Coun. Efren C. Marquez
Coun. Marcelino C. Mariano
Coun. Manuel S. Reyes

Plaridel