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A hotel in Calamba is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Calamba hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Calamba are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Calamba hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Calamba hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Calamba have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Calamba
An upscale full service hotel facility in Calamba that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Calamba hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Boutique hotels of Calamba are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Calamba boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Calamba may be classified as luxury hotels.

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Small to medium-sized Calamba hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Calamba traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Calamba hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

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A bed and breakfast in Calamba is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Calamba bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Calamba B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Calamba
Calamba hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Calamba hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Calamba
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Calamba hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Calamba lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Calamba
Calamba timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Calamba often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Calamba on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Calamba
A Calamba motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Calamba for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Calamba motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Calamba City
Component City
Lungsod ng Calamba
(From left, clockwise):Jose Rizal (monument), Calamba Church, Calamba Giant Water Pot
(From left, clockwise):Jose Rizal (monument), Calamba Church, Calamba Giant Water Pot
Official seal of Calamba City
Nickname(s): Resort Capital of the Philippines
The Hometown of Hero, Capital of the Philippines
Lakeside City of Southern Luzon
Claypot City of the Philippines
Map of Laguna showing the location of Calamba City
Map of Laguna showing the location of Calamba City
Calamba is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates:  / 14.22; 121.17  / 14.22; 121.17
Country Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
Congr. district 2nd District of Laguna
Incorporated August 28, 1742
Cityhood April 21, 2001
Barangays 54
• Mayor Justin Marc S.B. Chipeco (NP)
• Vice-Mayor Roseller H. Rizal (NP)
• Total 149.50 km (57.72 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)
• Total 454,486
• Density 3,000/km (7,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Calambeño
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4027
4028 - Canlubang
4029 - Camp Vicente Lim (Mayapa)
Dialing code +63 (0)49
Income class 1st Class

Calamba (PSGC: 043405000), officially known as the City of Calamba (Filipino: Lungsod ng Calamba) and often referred to as Calamba City, is a component city of Laguna, Philippines. It is the regional center of the Calabarzon region. It is situated 54 kilometres (34 mi) south of Manila, the city is known as the Resort Capital of the Philippines because of its numerous hot spring resorts, which are mostly located in Barangay Pansol, Bucal and Bagong Kalsada.

According to the 2015 census, the city has a population of 454,486 people, making it the most populous local government unit in Laguna. It is the 5th densest city in the province with more than 2,600 people per square kilometer after San Pedro, Biñan, Cabuyao and Santa Rosa. Based on the overall rankings of the 2014 Cities and Municipalities Index, the city ranked 18th in the overall competitiveness (cities ranking) and 1st among cities in the Calabarzon region.

The City of Calamba is the hometown of the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal.

Calamba, Laguna: Etymology

The name of the city comes from a legend that during the early time of the Spanish period in the country, two "guardias civil" or soldiers were lost and passing through what is now Calamba. The soldiers met a young lady who came from a river carrying a jar of water and a clay stove. The soldiers unwittingly in Spanish language and in authoritative tone, to conceal the fact that they were lost, asked the local maiden the name of the place they were in. The lady, who speaks only her native language, naturally thought she was being interrogated about what she was carrying and nervously uttered "kalan-banga", meaning "clay stove" (kalan) and "water jar" (banga). Because the Spaniards could not pronounce it properly, the town has been called Calamba supposedly since then. This legend is immortalized with a large concrete water jar erected in the city plaza with the names of the city's barangays written on its surface. It is now known as Calambanga and is considered the "World's Biggest Claypot". This same jar is also found in the city's seal. The plaza was proposed by Dr. Agapito Alzona, then the town councilor to utilize the waste area where the old town market relocated from. The resolution was approved by the then town mayor Roman Lazaro and added additional P5,000 for the fence to the original P15,000 construction cost. It was completed in 1939.

Calamba, Laguna: History

The oldest part of Calamba is believed to be Barangay Sucol where its first settlers remained. With the arrival of Spaniards, the whole area was converted into a hacienda, then a part of Tabuco (now known as Cabuyao City). Calamba became an independent pueblo on August 28, 1742, and formed into the town of Calamba in 1770. In 1813, Calamba was placed in the hands of "encargados" by the Dominican Brothers, who divided into portions and sold the haciendas to the natives during the American regime.

During the Japanese occupation in World War II, the city was the theater of a massacre during which the Imperial Japanese Army killed at least 2,000 civilians. The St. John the Baptist Church, established in 1859, was burned by the Japanese during World War II. It was reconstructed by Fr. Eliseo Dimaculangan. It was the christening site of José Rizal. The original baptismal font has been preserved and refurbished.

Calamba, Laguna: Cityhood

After a process of more than seven years, Calamba became the second component city of the Laguna by virtue of Republic Act No. 9024, "An Act Converting the Municipality of Calamba, Province of Laguna into a Component City to be known as the City of Calamba." R.A. 9024 was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on March 5, 2001, at the Malacañan Palace. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) then set the plebiscite for Calamba's cityhood on April 21, 2001 where 15,056 residents participated. 3,413 or 22.67% voted "No" while the remaining 77.33% voted "Yes" to Calamba's conversion into a component city.

Calamba, Laguna: Events leading to Cityhood

As early as 1994, the town's Sangguniang Bayan approved Resolution No. 60, Series of 1994 requesting the Senate of the Philippines thru its president and the House of Representatives thru its speaker to co-sponsor a bill for Calamba's conversion into a city. It was only after two years that another resolution, Resolution No. 115 was passed requesting then Honorable Congressman Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr, to co-sponsor a bill for Calamba's cityhood and requesting the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for their comments and recommendations regarding the matter. Another two years passed before House Bill No. 986 and Senate bill Nos. 1630 and 1791 were filed in the House of Representatives by Congressman Chipeco and Senate of the Philippines by Senators Franklin M. Drilon and Sergio Osmeña III, respectively.

It was only in the year 2000 that the motion for Calamba's cityhood was fast tracked. Then Mayor Severino J. Lajara requested favorable endorsement of House Bill No. 986 from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on January 3, 2000. The Sangguniang Bayan also endorsed House Bill No. 986 and Senate Bill Nos. 1630 and 1791 and also requested favorable endorsement from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on the same month. A month passed and Mayor Lajara sent a follow-up letter to then Vice-Governor Teresita "Ningning" Lazaro on updates regarding the matter.

On March 8, the House Committee on Local Government approved House Bill No. 986 on 2nd reading at a hearing held at Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City. The same House Committee conducted a public hearing on House Bill No. 986 at the Calamba Elementary School (Central II) gymnasium on March 23, approving the House Bill in principle. House Bill 986 was deliberated in April by the House of Representatives in plenary session and approved as House Bill No. 10661, which was then filed with the Senate of the Philippines in June.

The year 2001 came and brought about approval on 2nd reading of Senate Bill Nos. 1630 and 1791 and House Bill No. 10661 in a hearing held on February 5 at the Ambrocio Padilla Hall, Senate of the Philippines. Three days later, February 8, Senate Bill Nos. 1630 and 1791 and House Bill No. 10661 was deliberated in Plenary Session and was approved as Republic Act No. 9024.

Calamba, Laguna: Calabarzon Regional Government Center

Calamba City was declared the regional center of the Calabarzon region by former President Gloria Arroyo by virtue of Executive Order No. 246, dated October 28, 2003.

Calamba, Laguna: Geography

Calamba lies on the northern slopes of Mount Makiling, a dormant volcano. The southern terminus of the South Luzon Expressway is in Calamba and this geographic position makes the city a gateway to the southern provinces of Luzon. The highway at the end of the South Luzon Expressway leads east to the other towns of Laguna and south towards the provinces of Batangas and Quezon.

Calamba City is bordered by Cabuyao City to the north, Los Baños to the east, by the province of Batangas to the south, specifically the municipalities of Santo Tomas, Tanauan City and Talisay, and by the province of Cavite to the west, with Tagaytay City and Silang. Laguna de Bay the country's largest lake, forms the city's northwest border. The provincial capital, Santa Cruz, is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) by road to the east.

Calamba covers a total land area of 14,950 hectares (36,900 acres), making it is the 2nd largest city in Laguna province in terms of land area after San Pablo City.

Calamba, Laguna: Land Uses

Classification Land Area (hectares)
Urban Redevelopment Zone 2,080
Growth Management Zone 1 4,199
Growth Management Zone 2 2,460
Upland Conservation Zone 3,401.22
Forest Buffer Zone 333
Makiling Forest Reservation Zone 579.78
Agricultural Development Zone 1,427
Shoreland Area -
Total Land Area 14,480
Urban Expansion Area 8,562.7 has

Calamba, Laguna: Barangays

Main article: Calamba Poblacion

Calamba City is politically subdivided into 54 barangays, the smallest administrative unit in the city.

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Barangays of Calamba City
No. Barangay Land Area (hectares) Population (2010) Population (2007) Classification Zoning Classification
1 Bagong Kalsada 157.8 3,306 2,090 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
2 Bañadero 190.0 7,116 5,309 Urban Agricultural Development Zone
3 Banlic 274.9 12,780 12,626 Urban Agricultural Development Zone
4 Barandal 189.3 4,625 2,994 Rural Growth Management Zone 1
5 Barangay 1 (Poblacion) 29.2 6,569 6,415 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
6 Barangay 2 (Poblacion) 17.1 8,005 6,764 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
7 Barangay 3 (Poblacion) 29.8 4,408 5,111 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
8 Barangay 4 (Poblacion) 4.5 3,237 2,989 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
9 Barangay 5 (Poblacion) 25.6 6,285 5,406 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
10 Barangay 6 (Poblacion) 42.3 2,447 2,309 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
11 Barangay 7 (Poblacion) 81.8 2,519 2,706 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
12 Batino 110.5 1,249 1,295 Rural Growth Management Zone 1
Urban Redevelopment Zone
13 Bubuyan 196.0 1,666 1,466 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
14 Bucal 265.0 11,346 12,171 Urban Upland Conservation Zone
Urban Redevelopment Zone
Agricultural Development Zone
15 Bunggo 556.6 3,809 3,650 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
16 Burol 258.2 1,783 1,722 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
17 Camaligan 106.5 978 918 Rural Growth Management Zone 2
18 Canlubang 3,912.0 54,655 54,602 Urban Growth Management Zone 1 & 2
19 Halang 166.7 6,829 6,442 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
Agricultural Development Zone
20 Hornalan 22.0 1,397 1,302 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
21 Kay-Anlog 272.0 2,665 2,195 Rural Growth Management Zone 2
22 La Mesa 294.1 11,836 11,961 Urban Upland Conservation Zone
Urban Redevelopment Zone
Growth Management Zone
23 Laguerta 314.9 1,766 1,752 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
24 Lawa 146.6 9,169 6,132 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
25 Lecheria 157.5 8,391 6,722 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
Agricultural Development Zone
26 Lingga 45.0 5,817 6,322 Urban Agricultural Development Zone
27 Looc 179.1 14,524 12,444 Urban Agricultural Development Zone
28 Mabato 273.1 705 702 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
29 Majada Labas 180.2 5,172 2,090 Urban Growth Management Zone 1
30 Makiling 465.7 7,510 7,100 Rural Growth Management Zone 1 & 2
31 Mapagong 320.8 4,942 3,618 Rural Urban Redevelopment Zone
Agricultural Development Zone
Growth Management Zone 1
32 Masili 32.1 3,585 2,859 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
33 Maunong 399.2 2,105 1,917 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
Growth Management Zone 1 & 2
34 Mayapa 116.3 21,826 21,968 Urban Growth Management Zone 1
35 Milagrosa 209.4 5,308 5,568 Urban Growth Management Zone 1 & 2
36 Paciano Rizal 126.8 11,958 11,733 Urban Growth Management Zone 2
37 Palingon 15.3 6,403 5,093 Urban Agricultural Development Zone
38 Palo-Alto 273.7 10,628 7,270 Rural Growth Management Zone 1
39 Pansol 528.2 10,868 9,980 Urban Upland Conservation Zone
Urban Redevelopment Zone
Forest Buffer Zone
Agricultural Development Zone
40 Parian 112.0 20,248 19,587 Urban Agricultural Development Zone
Urban Redevelopment Zone
41 Prinza 95.3 3,996 2,737 Rural Urban Redevelopment Zone
Growth Management Zone 1
42 Punta 331.0 3,511 2,615 Rural Growth Management Zone 1 & 2
43 Putting Lupa 542.0 1,720 2,383 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
Growth Management Zone 2
Forest Buffer Zone
44 Real 132.9 13,805 13,375 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
45 Saimsim 194.5 5,504 4,634 Rural Growth Management Zone 1
46 Sampiruhan 81.0 8,144 6,788 Urban Agricultural Development Zone
47 San Cristobal 119.0 12,584 13,453 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
48 San Jose 89.6 4,203 4,299 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
49 San Juan 15.3 4,780 4,309 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
50 Sirang Lupa 198.4 8,225 6,683 Urban Growth Management Zone 1
51 Sucol 31.6 4,765 4,300 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
52 Turbina 51.5 4,475 3,677 Urban Urban Redevelopment Zone
53 Ulango 227.6 858 845 Rural Upland Conservation Zone
54 Uwisan 78.0 2,358 2,367 Urban Agricultural Development Zone

Calamba, Laguna: City government

City Mayor of Calamba City, Laguna
Alkalde ng Lungsod ng Calamba (Tagalog)
Justin Marc SB. Chipeco

since June 30, 2010
Style (Mr.) Mayor, Honorable Mayor
Residence New Calamba City Hall Building, Brgy. Real, Calamba City, Laguna
Appointer Elected via popular vote
Term length 3 years (maximum of three consecutive terms)
Inaugural holder Mateo Elojorde
Formation 1901

Like other cities in the Philippines, Calamba City is governed by a city mayor and city vice-mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The city mayor is the executive head who leads the city's departments in the execution of city ordinances and in the delivery of public services. The city vice-mayor heads a legislative council that is composed of 12 members: 10 councilors and two ex-officio offices: one for the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President, representing the youth sector, and one for the Association of Barangay Chairmen President as the barangay sectoral representative. The council is in charge of creating the city's policies in the form of ordinances and resolutions.

Calamba City is also part of the 2nd District of Laguna together with Cabuyao, Los Baños and Bay.

Calamba, Laguna: Government officials

See also: Calamba local elections, 2013

The 2013 local elections in Calamba City, held on May 13, 2013, replaced some members of the city government, including the mayor, vice mayor and other members of the city council.

Elected officials for the 2013–2016 term are:

Members of the Calamba City Council (2013–2016)
Position Name Party
Mayor Justin Marc SB. Chipeco Nacionalista
Vice-Mayor Roseller H. Rizal Nacionalista
Councilors Edgardo H. Catindig Nacionalista
Ruth Mariano-Hernandez Nacionalista
Moises E. Morales Nacionalista
Peewee P. Perez PDP-Laban
Lian Pecho Aldabe Nacionalista
Christian Niño S. Lajara PDP-Laban
Luis Vergel G. Baroro Nacionalista
Maria Virgina G. Alcasid PDP-Laban
Jose Morel DC Manaig Nacionalista
Santiago O. Atienza Nacionalista
Ex Officio City Council Members
ABC President Edison Natividad (Bunggo) Nonpartisan
SK President Vacant Nonpartisan

Calamba, Laguna: List of mayors of Calamba

The former mayors and political leaders of Calamba are:

  • Mateo Elejorde (1901–1904)
  • Isidoro Cailles (1904–1907)
  • Ramon Santos (1907–1910)
  • Rafael Pabalan (1910–1917)
  • Roman D. Lazaro (1919–1922/1931-1934) (1937-1941/1945-1946)
  • Felipe Belarmino (1922–1931)
  • Eduardo A. Barretto (1934–1937)
  • Enrique G. Shinyo (1942)
  • Artemio M. Elepano (1943-1944)
  • Exequiel Geneciran (1944–1945)
  • Severino Q. Arambulo (1946-1947/1956-1959) (1968–1971)
  • Sisenando V. Rizal Sr. (1948-1951/1952-1954)
  • Pantaleon Alihan (1954–1955)
  • Taciano V. Rizal (1960-1963/1964-1967) (1972–1975)
  • Eduardo T. Yu Jr. (1975–1980)
  • Salvador E. Delmo (1980–1986)
  • Apolonio A. Elazegui (1986–1987)
  • Victoriano Chipeco (1987-1988)
  • Jesus Miguel Yulo (1987–1994)
  • Severino J. Lajara (1994–2004)
  • Joaquin Chipeco, Jr. (2004-2013)
  • Justin Marc SB. Chipeco (2013 - present)

Calamba, Laguna: Official Seal of Calamba City

Official Calamba City seal

The seal of the City of Calamba has evolved and has been modified throughout the years. From being a municipality to a component city, a new seal was necessary to symbolize the new thrust of Calamba. In a citywide seal-making contest, Reyjon de Guzman emerged as winner, for his work best symbolized the ideals, pride and achievements of the city. Each color, shape, number and object has its own meaning relative to what is Calamba in the past, present and future.

  • Shield Shape – The shield shape in the center, with a slight circular bottom, flat top and curved edges at the top corners project solidity and congruence.
  • Banga shaped twined with Dr. Jose Rizal's image – The historical ambience is depicted in this twin image. The abstract represents the influence of Dr. Jose Rizal and the Banga in the history of the City of Calamba.
  • Numbers – the engraved "1742" mentions the year when Calamba was founded and seceded from the town of Cabuyao, while "2001" was identified as the year of Calamba's cityhood.
  • Objects – the mountain in the background and the water current at the bottom part relate to land and water resources of the city pertain to the vast natural resources of Mount Makiling and the aquatic benefits of Laguna de Bay. The water beneath Mt. Makiling shows that Calamba City touches a body of water notably Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country, and that's why Calamba City is also known as the "City by the Lake". The silhouette image of rice field on the left and the industrial buildings on the right symbolizing Calamba City's rapid modernization, urbanization, and industrialization. With both signs located beside each other, it shows everyone that nature and progress can efficiently coexist in Calamba City.
  • Colors - Except for silver grey and metallic gold, all others are similar with the national seal. However, additional meanings are attached to each.
  • Metallic Gold – This represents the radiating image of Dr. Jose Rizal and Banga that reflects in the minds and deeds of Calambeños.
  • Red – This symbolizes the burning patriotism of residents as exemplified by Rizal.
  • Blue – As land and water represent wealth and prosperity, the color blue signifies productivity and tranquility of the constituents.
  • Silver Grey – This represents the transformation of development from an agricultural pueblo in the 1700s to an agro-industrial town in the 1900s and finally to an industrial city.
  • White – This projects purity, transparency, efficiency and prudence pertaining to governance.
  • Calamba City has a golden edge etched at the upper half with the words Lungsod ng Calamba depicting Calamba City as a Philippine component city. Laguna at the bottom part means that Calamba City is still part of Laguna province.

Calamba, Laguna: Demographics

The population of Calamba City is fast-growing with an intercensal growth rate of 5% from 1995 to 2000, repeated and more in subsequent decades (except for 2007 to 2010 census).

Population census of Calamba City
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 173,453 -
1995 218,951 +4.46%
2000 281,146 +5.51%
2007 360,281 +3.48%
2010 389,377 +2.87%
2015 454,486 +2.99%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

According to the 2015 census, Calamba has a population of 454,486 inhabitants, making it the most populated town in Laguna province, followed by Santa Rosa, Biñan City, San Pedro City, Cabuyao City, and San Pablo. Calamba City is the 24th most populated city in the Philippines.

Calamba is predominantly Roman Catholic (84.22%), followed by Members Church of God International (MCGI or ADD)(4.5%), Protestants (3.43%), Iglesia Ni Cristo (3.14%), and Islam (0.26%).

Calamba, Laguna: Economy

Calamba City is known today as the "Richest City in Calabarzon", (according to the 2014 Commission on Audit Annual Audit Report), as it registered a total income of ₱2,501,048,126.00. Calamba is also considered as one of the "Next Wave Cities" for outsourcing firms.

The major income sources comes from manufacturing and economic plants, tourism, agriculture and services. There are many manufacturing and economic plants located in upland barangays like Canlubang, Real, La Mesa, Milagrosa, Makiling, Punta, Barandal, Batino and Prinza.

Calamba, Laguna: Income

Year Total Income (COA) Growth % Total Income (BLGF) Growth %
2002 ₱810,569,652.58 ₱809,806,000.00
2003 ₱847,402,297.32 Increase 4.54% ₱1,046,621,000.00 Increase 29.24%
2004 ₱872,473,683.19 Increase 2.96% ₱921,272,904.23 Decrease −11.98%
2005 ₱1,035,488,459.60 Increase 18.68% ₱1,094,639,552.79 Increase 18.82%
2006 ₱1,110,330,981.73 Increase 7.23% ₱1,110,330,981.73 Increase 1.43%
2007 ₱1,161,438,445.76 Increase 4.60% ₱1,162,050,643.28 Increase 4.66%
2008 ₱1,338,299,724.69 Increase 15.23% ₱1,338,769,422.02 Increase 15.21%
2009 ₱1,580,699,818.00 Increase 18.11% ₱1,586,541,340.26 Increase 18.51%
2010 ₱1,634,025,898.00 Increase 3.37% ₱1,699,391,678.99 Increase 7.11%
2011 ₱1,952,122,303.00 Increase 19.47% ₱1,887,800,323.68 Increase 11.09%
2012 ₱2,023,350,771.00 Increase 3.65% ₱2,023,350,600.11 Increase 7.18%
2013 ₱2,191,286,734.00 Increase 8.30%
2014 ₱2,501,048,126.00 Increase14.14%

Calamba, Laguna: Banking

As of December 31, 2013, there are 83 banking offices operating in the city that offers banking services to businesses and residents according to Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation. Calamba is the top city in Calabarzon with total deposits amounting to 29,632,884 in thousand pesos from 374,122 accounts.

Calamba, Laguna: Industries and manufacturing

The city is a haven for industries. Considered as the heart of Calabarzon due to the number of companies housed in its area, Calamba City is one of the premiere industrial hubs outside of Metro Manila. Some of the industrial parks located in the city are:

  • Allegis IT Park (Brgy. Milagrosa)
  • Calamba Premiere International Park (Brgy. Batino, Barandal and Prinza)
  • Canlubang Industrial Estate (Brgy. Canlubang)
  • Carmelray Industrial Park 1 (Brgy. Canlubang)
  • Carmelray Industrial Park 2 (Brgy. Milagrosa & Punta)
  • Carmelray International Business Park (Brgy. Canlubang)
  • Filinvest Technology Park (Brgy. Punta, Burol & Bubuyan)
  • Light Industry and Science Park of the Philippines II (Brgy. Real & Lamesa)
  • NYK-TDG IT Park (Brgy. Canlubang)
  • SMPIC Special Economic Zone (Brgy. Paciano Rizal)
  • YTMI Realty Special Economic Zone (Brgy. Makiling)

Food processing plants in Calamba like Zenith Foods Corp. (central commissary of Jollibee Foods Corporation), where its sauces and food products (i.e. burger, pies, fries, etc.) are first made before distributing to Jollibee outlets is currently the most advanced food processing plant in the Philippines and one of the best in Asia. Other food and beverage processing plants in Calamba are Rebisco, RC Cola, Monde-M.Y. San Corporation and Zest-O Corporation.

Some of the semiconductor companies are also located in Calamba. To name a few, they are Samsung Electronics Philippines, Continental Temic Electronics Philippines, Toshiba Storage Device Philippines Inc., ST Microelectronics (formerly Philips Electronics), Fuji Electric Philippines, NEC Tokin Electronics, NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions and Austriamicrosystems Phils.

Automobile manufacturer that have plants located in Calamba City are Asian Transmission Corporation and Suzuki Philippines Inc.

Avon, the leading global beauty company has a manufacturing plant (Avon Products Manufacturing) located at Calamba Premiere International Park.

Calamba, Laguna: Information technology

Calamba City is also considered as one of the "Next Wave Cities" for outsourcing firms and call centers, among them are Accenture and SPi Technologies.

Calamba, Laguna: Commerce and trade

Aside from the Crossing area in Barangay Uno, Barangays Real and Parian are also bustling with business structures, including SM City Calamba, Walter Mart Calamba and Liana's Discount Center Calamba.

Notable shopping centers in Calamba also include Walter Mart Makiling, SM Savemore Parian, Puregold Halang, Puregold Calamba Crossing, Checkpoint Mall, and iMall Canlubang among others.

Calamba, Laguna: Tourism and places of interest

Here are some of Calamba City's tourist destinations:

Rizal Shrine
The former tallest Rizal Statue located at Calamba.
St. John the Baptish Parish Church
Republ1c Wakepark

The newest and most innovative wakepark in the world. Located at Nuvali, Canlubang, Calamba City.

Is a tourist attraction located at barangay Canlubang and one of the falls here in Calamba City, it is situated at the western edge of the city.

Calamba, Laguna: Infrastructure

At Calamba Footbridge on November 2016

Calamba, Laguna: Transportation

Tricycles, buses, jeepneys, and boats are popular modes of transportation in Calamba. There is also a PNR station in the city, namely as the Calamba railway station that will serve as a terminal for commuters going to Manila.

Calamba, Laguna: Road Systems

The only expressway on Calamba is the South Luzon Expressway(SLEX), which passes through the city with 3 exits. SLEX is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway up to Calamba Exit.

Main national highways includes the Maharlika Highway (Daang Maharlika) or National Highway, which passes through the city and curves toward Santo Tomas in Batangas, Calamba-Sta. Cruz Road (also called "National Highway") links Calamba with Los Baños and Santa Cruz.

Other arterial roads includes Chipeco Avenue and Extension, which passes near the city hall, Calamba-Tagaytay Road, a road leading to Tagaytay via the Tagaytay Highlands, and Mayapa-Canlubang Cadre Road, a spur of Maharlika Highway serving Canlubang and Canlubang/Mayapa Exit (Exit 47)

Proposed expressways includes Calamba-Los Baños Expressway, which spurs from SLEX Extension (Calamba Exit), traverses along Laguna de Bay and ends on a national highway at Bay, and Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike, an expressway and dike that will run on the coast of Laguna de Bay. The projects will cost an estimated ₱5.9 billion ($131.11 million) and ₱18.59 billion ($413 million).

Calamba, Laguna: Health care

There are 9 private and 1 government-run hospitals in Calamba. Some of the health centers in the city are the Calamba Medical Center, Calamba Doctors' Hospital, Pamana Golden Care Hospital, St. John the Baptist Hospital, San Jose Hospital and Trauma Center, St. Marks Hospital Medical Center, Holy Angel General Hospital, CH Garcia Medical and Diagnostic Center, Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital, and Jose Yulo Foundation Canlubang Industrial Hospital...

Calamba, Laguna: Utilities and communication

Communication concerns are managed by different agencies found in the city: postal affairs rests on the Philippine Postal Corp. with three operating offices located in Barangays. Canlubang, Mayapa and the main office located at the back of City Hall. Telecommunications as well as internet connections are under the three major telecom companies such as PLDT, Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and Sun Cellular for Digitel. Aside from these, print and radio services are also present, with Calambalita and DZJV– a local radio station catering to the whole Calabarzon area.

A major part of the city is currently served by MERALCO, with two substations of the company located in Brgys Mayapa and Brgy 1 facilitate the flow of power throughout the entire city. All the 54 barangays are equipped with electricity, with only a few barangays such as part of Canlubang, Pansol, Bucal and Lecheria under NAPOCOR.

A big part of the City is served by the Calamba Water District, providing water to 23,655 households, 1,238 commercial establishments and 53 public buildings. Most of the city's water supply comes from the faucet community water system.

Calamba, Laguna: Education

Calamba has a literacy rate of 98.9%. As of 2007, there are 120 elementary schools, 51 of which are public and 69 private. There are 50 secondary schools, 16 public and 34 private. Post-secondary education include 17 universities and colleges, and 9 technical and vocational schools.

The city has four NCAA affiliate schools/branches, namely as the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Lyceum of the Philippines University, San Sebastian College – Recoletos and University of Perpetual Help System DALTA.

Some private schools that are also located in Calamba are City College of Calamba, Don Bosco College, Canlubang, Calamba Institute, Laguna College of Business and Arts, Saint Benilde International School, Asian Computer College, Inc., Active Community Contributor Calamba Churchitute, Inc. andPhilippine Women's University Saint John Colleges. In Nuvali Calamba, there are two other schools located which are the Miriam College and Xavier School.

Calamba, Laguna: Notable people

  • Jeric Gonzales, is an actor, as one of the winners in Protege.
  • José Rizal, Philippine national hero, nationalist and reformist
  • Paciano Rizal, military general and revolutionary, and the older brother of José Rizal
  • Ronnie Alcano, professional pool player
  • Thea Tolentino, is an actress from Laguna, Philippines, one of the winners in Protege.
  • Vicente Lim, World War II Brigadier General
  • Ulysses San Pedro, Barangay Ginebra Admin

Calamba, Laguna: Sister cities

  • South Korea - Guri

Calamba, Laguna: References

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  • Calamba City Business Directory Website
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  • Local Governance Performance Management System
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