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San Isidro, Nueva Ecija


San Isidro, Nueva Ecija

San Isidro
Balen ning San Isidru
Town hall
Town hall
Official seal of San Isidro
San Isidro is located in Philippines
San Isidro
Location within the Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
District 4th District
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Cesario Lopez Jr.
 • Total 56.49 km2 (21.81 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 47,800
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 2nd class; partially urban

San Isidro is a second class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 47,800 people.[3]

The town is bounded by Gapan City to the east, the municipalities of San Leonardo and Jaen to the north, San Antonio to the west, Cabiao to the southwest, San Miguel, Bulacan, to the southeast and Candaba, Pampanga, to the south.

San Isidro became the capital of the Philippines while Emilio Aguinaldo was trying to escape from the Americans.


  • Barangays 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Images 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


San Isidro is divided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Alua
  • Calaba
  • Malapit
  • Mangga
  • Poblacion
  • Pulo
  • San Roque
  • Sto. Cristo
  • Tabon
  • Barangka


San Isidro was the capital of Nueva Ecija from 1850 to 1917. In 1896, the revolucionarios from Cabiao secretly marched to San Isidro to attack the Spanish provincial government. Today the victory is known as the First Cry of Nueva Ecija, the province is recognized as one of the first of the eight provinces that revolted against Spain.

In 1899, General Emilio Aguinaldo declared San Isidro as the capital of the Philippines after the revolutionary capital Malolos, Bulacan was captured by the Americans, this, however, was short lived. It was also in San Isidro that General Frederick Funston planned the capture of Aguinaldo to end the Philippine-American War.

The Wright Institute, established in 1903 in San Isidro, was one of the first high schools established outside Manila during the American period.

The town was occupied by Japanese troops in 1942, during the second world war. The combined U.S. and Philippine Commonwealth ground forces liberated San Isidro and defeated the Japanese forces in 1945 during the end of the war.



San Isidro Labrador Church 
M.R.P.F. Paulino Escalada 1836 bells 
Central Park 
Barangay Malapit Hall 
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology 
The Crispulo Sideco (also known as Kapitang Pulong) house was built in the 19th century. Built in the Floral period in the Philippine colonial architecture, ogee arches, filigreed wooden panels, grilles wrought in curlicues and floral and foliate designs abound in the house as basic structural elements or as ornaments. 


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 

External links

  • San Isidro Ofiicial Website
  • Pasyalan Nueva Ecija*
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
  • Local Governance Performance Management System
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