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Tarlac City

Tarlac City
Flag of Tarlac City
Official seal of Tarlac City
Nickname(s): Home Of Sugar, Rice and Everything Nice.
Motto: Sulong Tarlac City
Tarlac City is located in Philippines
Tarlac City
Tarlac City
Location within the Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
District 2nd District
Founded 1788
Cityhood April 18, 1998
Barangays 76
 • Mayor Gelacio R. Manalang
 • Total 274.66 km2 (106.05 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 318,332
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
Income class 1st class ; component city
Website .ph.govtarlaccity

Tarlac City, officially the City of Tarlac (Kapampangan: Ciudad ning Tarlac; Filipino: Lungsod ng Tarlac), is a first class city in the province of Tarlac, Philippines.[2] According to the 2010 census, Tarlac City has a population of 318,332 people.[3]

Tarlac City is the provincial capital of the province of Tarlac. Its provincial capitol building is shown on the back of the Philippines 500 peso note that features former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

The city was proclaimed as a Highly-Urbanized city during the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo but the decision was opposed by the provincial government.


The city is situated at the center of the province. To its north is Gerona and Santa Ignacia, west is San Jose, south is Capas and Concepcion and eastern boundaries are Victoria and La Paz. This is also the location of Tarlac River.

Tarlac City is approximately 24 metres (79 ft) above sea level on some parts but reaching even 50 metres (160 ft) on large western portions. Tarlac City was historically a part of what is now Porac, Pampanga. Parts of Tarlac city are claimed to be among the few portions of land in the province which was not created by ancient eruptions from Mount Pinatubo.


Tarlac City is politically subdivided into 76 barangays.[4]

  • Aguso
  • Alvindia
  • Amucao
  • Armenia
  • Asturias
  • Atioc
  • Balanti
  • Balete
  • Balibago I
  • Balibago II
  • Balingcanaway
  • Banaba
  • Bantog
  • Baras-baras
  • Batang-batang
  • Binauganan
  • Bora
  • Buenavista
  • Buhilit
  • Burot
  • Calingcuan
  • Capehan
  • Carangian
  • Care
  • Central
  • Culipat
  • Cut-cut I
  • Cut-cut II
  • Dalayap
  • Dela Paz
  • Dolores
  • Laoang
  • Ligtasan
  • Lourdes
  • Mabini
  • Maligaya
  • Maliwalo
  • Mapalacsiao
  • Mapalad
  • Matatalaib
  • Paraiso
  • Poblacion
  • Salapungan
  • San Carlos
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Jose de Urquico
  • San Juan Bautista (formerly Matadero)
  • San Juan de Mata
  • San Luis
  • San Manuel
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pablo
  • San Pascual
  • San Rafael
  • San Roque
  • San Sebastian
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santo Cristo
  • Santo Domingo
  • Santo Niño
  • Sapang Maragul
  • Sapang Tagalog
  • Sepung Calzada (Panampunan)
  • Sinait
  • Suizo
  • Tariji
  • Tibag
  • Tibagan
  • Trinidad
  • Ungot
  • Villa Bacolor



According to statistics compiled by the Philippine government, the most dominant religion in the city is Christianity with 73% of the population adhering to the faith. The majority of Christians are Roman Catholics followed by a large concentration of Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ). Other Christian groups belong to various Protestant denominations. The remaining 27% being non-Christian such as Muslims, etc.


MacArthur Highway in Tarlac

Tarlac City is the usual bus stop for commuters travelling to the Ilocos Region and Cordillera provinces. Bus companies that take a route through the city include Philippine Rabbit, Victory Liner, Five Star, Partas, Baliwag Transit, Farinas Transit, Genesis, Santrans, De Leon Express and GV Florida, etc. Baliwag Transit is just about the only bus company aside from Golden Bee that takes a route through the rest of the Central plains instead of the Ilocos Region and Cordilleras.

The MacArthur Highway goes through the southern to north end of the city, there are a series of roads leading to Zambales and Pangasinan as well as Baguio City.


  • DZMC 91.1 TNC Promotions & Advertising Inc.
  • DWXT-FM 96.1 Radyo Pilipino Corp.
  • DZTC-AM Radyo Pilipino Corp.
  • DWTX 106.1 Unified Airwaves Group
  • DZTX-AM Unified Airwaves GRoup
  • DWTT 94.3 Central Plains Radio, Inc.
  • ABS-CBN Channel 36
  • Local TV Tarlac Channel 6


There are ten main shopping malls in Tarlac City; SM City Tarlac, which is the first SM Supermall in the province of Tarlac, is located on McArthur Highway, Brgy. San Roque, Tarlac City. The mall has a total floor area of 103,340 square meters on a 34,385 square meter land area. SM City Tarlac was opened to the public on April 30, 2010. Other shopping centers in the city are Robinson's Luisita (formerly Plaza Luisita Mall), Luisita Center, San Miguel, Tarlac, EZ Mart (5), Uniwide Tarlac Central Mall, My Metro Town Mall, C&S Shopping Complex,Saver's Appliance Depot, Cindy's Family Plaza, Magic Star Mall (2), Puregold, City Walk Mall, and Palm Plaza Mall.



Tertiary educational institutions:[6]

  • AMA Computer Learning Center
  • AMA Computer University - Tarlac
  • Asian Institute of Computer Studies
  • Central Luzon Doctors' Hospital-Educational Institution
  • College of the Holy Spirit of Tarlac
  • CSU
  • Ecumenical Christian College
  • Ednor Colleges
  • Fundamental baptist college for asian
  • International Systems College
  • Osias Colleges
  • Our Lady of Peace College Seminary
  • Philippine Women's University
  • Saint Luke College Foundation
  • St. Augustine School of Nursing
  • St. Paul College of Tarlac
  • STI College - Tarlac
  • Tarlac Christian College
  • Tarlac State University
  • Tarlac Technical Institute College Foundation
  • United School of Science and Technology
  • Dominican College of Tarlac

Secondary Schools

Public Schools:[6]

  • Alvindia-Aguso National High School
  • Amucao National High School
  • Amucao National High School - Annex
  • Balaoang national high school
  • Balibago Primero Integrated School
  • Central Azucarera de Tarlac National High School
  • Maliwalo National High School
  • Maliwalo National High School - Annex
  • San Manuel High School - Main
  • San Manuel High School - Annex
  • Tarlac National High School - Main
  • Tarlac National High School - Annex
  • Capas High School
  • Tibag High School

Private Schools:[6]

Primary Schools

Public Schools:[6]

  • Sta.Cruz Tarlac City
  • Alvindia Elementary School
  • Alvindia-Aguso Central Elementary School
  • Amucao Elementary School
  • Apalang Public School
  • Aringin Elementary School
  • Armenia Elementary School
  • Asturias Public School
  • Atencio Public School
  • Atioc-Dela Paz Elementary School
  • Bacuit Elementary School
  • Bagong Barrio Elementary School
  • Balanti Elementary School
  • Balete Elementary School
  • Balibago Primero Elementary School
  • Balibago Segundo Elementary School
  • Balingcanaway Centro Elementary School
  • Balingcanaway Corba Elementary School
  • Banaba Elementary School
  • Banaoang East Public School
  • Banaoang West Public School
  • Bantog Elementary School
  • Baquero Norte Elementary School
  • Baquero Sur Public School
  • Baras-Baras Elementary School
  • Batangbatang Elementary School
  • Binauganan Elementary School
  • BotbotonES Elementary School
  • Buenavista Public School
  • Buhilit Public School
  • Burgos Elementary School
  • Burot Elementary School
  • C.A.T. Elementary School
  • Caanamongan Elementary School
  • Cabugbugan Elementary School
  • Cadaldulaoan Public School
  • Calamay Elementary School
  • Calapan Public School
  • Calipayan Elementary School
  • Camangaan Public School
  • Camp Aquino Elementary School
  • Camposanto Elementary School
  • Capaoayan Public School
  • Capehan Public School
  • Carangian Elementary School
  • Care Elementary School
  • Cutcut II Elementary School
  • Dalayap Elementary School
  • Damaso Briones Elementary School
  • Dolores Elementary School
  • Don Bonifacio Alviar Elementary School
  • Don F. P. Buan Elementary School (San Luis Elementary School)
  • Don Pepe Cojuangco Public School
  • Dona Arsenia Elementary School
  • Labney Elementary School
  • Laoang Elementary School
  • Lapsing Public Schoo
  • Lawacamulag Elementary School
  • Lourdes Elementary School
  • Mabini Elementary School
  • Macaguing Public School
  • Maligaya Elementary School
  • Maliwalo Central Elementary School
  • Maluac Elementary School
  • Mapalacsiao Elementary School
  • Mapalad Public School
  • Matatalaib Bato Elementary School
  • Matatalaib Buno Elementary School
  • Moncada North Central School
  • Moncada South Central School
  • Nambalan Elementary School
  • Natividad L. De Leon Public School
  • Northern Hill Elementary School
  • Pag-Asa Public School
  • Paniqui South Central Elementary School
  • Paquilliao Public School
  • Paradise Elementary School
  • Paraiso Elementary School
  • Pilipila Elementary School
  • Pinpinas Elementary School
  • Pugo Cecilio Public School
  • Samberga Elementary School
  • San Carlos Public School
  • San Francisco Elementary School
  • San Francisco Elementary School
  • San Isidro Elementary School
  • San Jose de Urquico Public School
  • San Jose Elementary School
  • San Juan Bautista Elementary School
  • San Juan De Mata Elementary School
  • San Juan Elementary School
  • San Julian Elementary School
  • San Leon Public School
  • San Manuel Elementary School
  • San Miguel Central School
  • San Nicolas Elementary School
  • San Pablo Elementary School
  • San Pascual Elementary School
  • San Pedro Elementary School
  • San Rafael Elementary School
  • San Roque Public School
  • San Sebastian Elementary School
  • San Sotero Public School
  • San Vicente Elementary School
  • San Vicente Elementary School
  • San Vicente Elementary School - Annex
  • Sapang Elementary School
  • Sapang Maragul Elementary School
  • Sapang Tagalog Elementary School
  • Sepung Calzada Elementary School
  • Sinait Elementary School
  • Sitio Dam Public School
  • Sta. Cruz Public School
  • Sta. Ignacia North Central School
  • Sta. Ignacia South Central Elementary School
  • Sta. Ines Central Elementary School
  • Sta. Ines East Elementary School
  • Sta. Ines West Elementary School
  • Sta. Ines West Elementary School - Sta. Ines PS Annex
  • Sta. Lucia Elementary School
  • Sta. Maria Elementary School
  • Sta. Maria Public School
  • Sta. Monica Elementary School
  • Sto. Cristo Integrated School
  • Sto. Domingo Elementary School
  • Sto. Nino Public School
  • Suizo Resettlement Elementary School
  • Suizo-Bliss Elementary School
  • Taguiporo-Cabaruan Elementary School
  • Tagurarit Public School
  • Tariji Elementary School
  • Tarlac West Central Elementary School
  • Tibag Elementary School
  • Tibagan Elementary School
  • Timmaguab Elementary School
  • Tolega Norte Elementary School
  • Tolega Sur Public School
  • Trinidad Elementary School
  • Tubectubang Elementary School
  • Ungot Elementary School
  • Vargas Elementary School
  • Villa Bacolor Elementary School
  • Villa Public School
  • Yabutan Public School

Private Schools:[6]

  • Adventist Elementary School of Camiling
  • Adventist Elementary School of Carino
  • Adventist Elementary School of Iba (Western Tarlac Adventist Multigrade School)
  • Adventist Elementary School of San Felipe
  • Adventist Elementary School of Sulipa (Rodrigo A. Fernando Mem. Adventist School)
  • Asian Power School of English
  • Bayanihan Institute
  • Bible Believers Baptist Academy
  • Blessed Metropolitan Christian Academy
  • Central Luzon Doctors' Hospital Educational Institution
  • City Sunrise School
  • Colegio de San Isidro
  • College of the Holy Spirit
  • Cosmopolitan Institute
  • Creston Academy
  • Don Bosco Technical Institute
  • Ecumenical Christian College
  • Failane Young Achieves School
  • Fairlane Young Achievers School
  • Maligaya Trinity Baptist Christian Academy Inc.
  • Martinet School
  • Montesun School Inc.
  • New Christian Academy
  • Osias Colleges, Inc.
  • Phil. Tarlac Kian Tiak Institute, Inc.
  • Precious Child School, Inc.
  • San Luis Educational Foundation
  • Scholastica de Leau Mer Academy
  • St. Michael the Archangel School of Tarlac
  • St. Paul Children Spectrum, Inc.
  • St. Vincent School Foundation Inc.
  • Tarlac Adventist Elem. School
  • Tarlac Christian Learning Center
  • Tarlac Christian College
  • Tarlac First Baptist Church School (TFBCS)
  • Tarlac Living Faith Academy
  • Joy Ecumenical Christian Academy Inc.
  • Tarlac Montessori School, Inc.
  • Trinity Christian Learning Center
  • United Church Ecumenical School Foundation Inc. (UCESFI) San Miguel, Tarlac City


The Malatarlak Festival, celebrated every January, is the most common festival in the city. In 2011, the city mayor at that time changed the name of the festival to Melting pot Festival, although it is still remembered by its former name.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating Certain, Barrios in the Municipality of Tarlac, Province of Tarlac". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Province of Tarlac". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e

External links

  • Tarlaquenos Home Page: "The 1st Tarlaquenos Website" Home of the Tarlaquenos World Wide Group
  • Tarlac Online Portal System
  • Tarlac City Community Website
  • Tarlac City Directory
  • Tourism in Tarlac
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
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