Provincial Government of Bulacan

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The town of Santa Maria has a glorious past, a pulsating present and a directed future. It has the protective and inspiring guidance from the Blessed Virgin de la Purisima Concepcion.

Captain Jose whose real name is Don Jose Serapio enriches the past history of Santa Maria. He was a towering disciplinarian, an imposing leader and a romantic adventurer. He served Santa Maria as its Captain Municipal for several years during which the enlightened and enriched the historical career of the town.

The town of Santa Maria is situated in the Eastern part of the province. Angat and Norzagaray on the North, Marilao on the South, San Jose del Monte on the East, and on the West by Balagtas and Bocaue, bound it. The construction of the church gave way to the formation of the community. Its foundation in 1702 by the Spanish friars marked the beginning of the spiritual crusade. The friars founded the town proper in 1793. Civil affairs were also attended to, so the appointment of the first Capitan Andres de la Cruz, made way for the permanent establishment of the town. He showed examples worthy of emulation, which other captains who succeeded him did also for many times they showed their discontent with the friars' administration. The friars interfered in civil affairs mostly to pursue their selfish interests.

Santa Maria is not only proud of its physical asset, political stability, progressive economy, but also proud of having a son in the person of Jose Corazon de Jesus, the incomparable poet, the one and only "Huseng Batute", who started composing his verse as a child and nationally recognized later, next to Balagtas in order of time, as the "King of Poets". Another Francisco Santiago, the composer who left among as his legacies the immortal "Nasaan Ka Irog" and other famous songs.

In times of war, Santa Maria has contributed the blood of its people. She is proud of their "Veteranos de la Revolucion" who took part in the past struggles for the nation's independence.

The town Santa Maria is full of contrasts: It has an old, remodeled church, and a stone's throw away from this religious façade is the new modern municipal building of the town build a few years ago. Santa Maria has modern embroidery factories, which manufacture ready-made dresses for young and old alike; well-paved roads, busy poblacion and big residential houses, and a general hospital. Santa Maria has been known for many years as the "egg basket" of the Philippines and one of the towns in the province, which is thriving with cottage industries. Unemployment is not a problem in this town. The best thing a non-Santa Maria resident to do to feel the town's busy atmosphere is to join the people.

Fast Facts

Physical and Socio-Political

Land Area 9,092 has.
No. of Barangays 24
Population (2015) 256,454

Commerce and Industry

Major Industries:
Agriculture, Processed Foods, Pyrotechnics, Needlecraft

Major Products:
Vegetables, Chicharon, Pyrothechnics products, RTW

Political Subdivision

Santa Maria is politically subdivided into the following 24 barangays:

1. Bagbaguin
2. Balasing
3. Buenavista
4. Bulac
5. Camangyanan
6. Catmon
7. Cay Pombo
8. Caysio
9. Guyong
10. Lalakhan
11. Mag-asawang Sapa
12. Mahabang Parang
13. Manggahan
14. Parada
15. Poblacion
16. Pulong Buhangin
17. San Gabriel
18. San Jose Patag
19. San Vicente
20. Santa Clara
21. Santa Cruz
22. Silangan
23. Tabing Bakod
24. Tumana

Contact Information

Municipal Officials:
Mayor Russel G. Pleyto
Vice Mayor Quirino S. Buenaventura

Mailing Address:
EnP. Rodelio A. Bernardo
Municipal Planning and Development Office
Municipal Government of Santa Maria, Bulacan
Santa Maria, Bulacan 3022 Philippines

Contact Nos:
Tel. No.: +63(44) 641-1601(Mayor's Office); 641-4933 (MPDC)

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

Term: 2019-2022
Mayor Russel G. Pleyto
Vice Mayor Quirino S. Buenaventura
Coun. Renalyn M. Castro
Coun. Ma. Klarissa G. Martinez
Coun. Marisa T. Tuazon
Coun. Rico Jude P. Sto. Domingo
Coun. Renato DL. De Guzman
Coun. Marcillano A. Mateo
Coun. Esperanza G. Ramos
Coun. Paquito C. Villacorte

Term: 2016-2019
Mayor Russel G. Pleyto
Vice Mayor Quirino S. Buenaventura
Coun. Froilan C. Caguiat
Coun. Marisa T. Tuazon
Coun. Renato DL. De Guzman, Jr.
Coun. Nelson Carmelo V. Luciano
Coun. Roberto B. Perez
Coun. Oscar D. Morales
Coun. Marcillano A. Mateo
Coun. Roger G. Barcial

Term: 2013-2016
Mayor Bartolome R. Ramos
Vice Mayor Rico Jude P. Sto. Domingo
Coun. Salvador Juan G. Pleyto, Jr.
Coun. Nelson Carmelo V. Luciano
Coun. Froilan C. Caguiat
Coun. Renato DL. De Guzman
Coun. Teofilo SD. Sta. Ana
Coun. Roberto B. Perez
Coun. Oscar D. Morales
Coun. Lailanie P. Aguilar

Term: 2010-2013
Mayor Bartolome R. Ramos
Vice Mayor Russel G. Pleyto
Coun. Rico Jude P. Sto. Domingo
Coun. Froilan C. Caguiat
Coun. Nelson Carmelo V. Luciano
Coun. Roberto B. Perez
Coun. Lailanie P. Aguilar
Coun. Noel H. Buenaventura
Coun. Oscar D. Morales
Coun. Virgilio E. Victolero

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