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Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija

Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa is located in Philippines
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa
Location within the Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
District 3rd District
Founded 1917
Barangays 33
 • Mayor Josefino M. Angeles
 • Total 147.15 km2 (56.81 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 64,503
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 1st class; partially urban

Santa Rosa is a first class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 64,503 people.[3] It is considered as a suburban municipality of Metropolitan Cabanatuan.


During the Outbreak of the Second World War, the Japanese Imperial forces was did not entered and occupy the town municipalities at Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1944) through the Allied Liberation (1944-1945).

The founded of the local military establishment of the general headquarters and camp bases of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was found active on 1942 to 1946 and the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was found active again on 1944 to 1946 and stationed in the town municipality of Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija.


Local government

Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines,[4][5] the political seat of the municipal government is located at the Municipal Town Hall. In the History of the Philippines (1521–1898), the Gobernadorcillo was the Chief Executive who holds office in the Presidencia. During the American rule (1898–1946) (History of the Philippines (1898-1946)), the elected Mayor and local officials, including the appointed ones, held office at the Municipal Town Hall. The legislative and executive departments perform their functions in the Sangguniang Bayan (Session Hall) and Municipal Trial Court, respectively, and are located in the Town Hall.

Santa Rosa's incumbent Mayor is Josefino M. Angeles. His newly elected Vice-Mayor is Tony Romero.[1]


Santa Rosa is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.[2]

  • Cojuangco (Pob.)
  • La Fuente
  • Liwayway
  • Malacañang
  • Maliolio
  • Mapalad
  • Rizal (Pob.)
  • Rajal Centro
  • Rajal Norte
  • Rajal Sur
  • San Gregorio
  • San Mariano
  • San Pedro
  • Santo Rosario
  • Soledad
  • Valenzuela (Pob.)
  • Zamora (Pob.)
  • Aguinaldo
  • Berang
  • Burgos
  • Del Pilar
  • Gomez
  • Inspector
  • Isla
  • Lourdes
  • Luna
  • Mabini
  • San Isidro
  • San Joseph
  • Santa Teresita
  • Sapsap
  • Tagpos
  • Tramo

Tourism and landmarks

Santa Rosa's main attractions include the Town Hall, the Santa Rosa Park, Central School, Holy Cross College and Chapel, scenic rice fields, and the 1879 St. Rose of Lima Parish Church, Villa Riza Resort and Almon Waterpark.

1946 Holy Cross College and Chapel

The Holy Cross College (Former Holy Cross Academy) was founded by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fernando C. Lansangan, Parish priest of the town of Sta. Rosa in 1985 as secondary school with two first year classes. In 1948, government recognition was granted to the school for its high school department. In 1981, the expansion of the school’s curricular program was conceived. During SY 1982 – 1983, the MECS granted permit for the first and second year curriculum of the degree Bachelor of Arts and the first and second year curriculum for the Junior Secretarial Course were offered to the public In its 39th year of service to the community.[6][7]

Dr. Raquel Tioseco Sta. Ines, niece of the founder Priest took over the management of the college after his death. In all its 66 years of existence, HCC continues with additional TESDA programs in Restaurant Management, Computer Secretarial, and Electronic and Computer Technology; and six-month courses in Contact Call Center and Medical Transcription. Most important, HCC offers Masters in Education major in Mathematics and English.[8]

St. Rose of Lima Church

St. Rose of Lima Parish Church

The 1879 St. Rose Of Lima Parish Church belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cabanatuan (Dioecesis of Cabanatuanensi, Suffragan of Lingayen-Dagupan, comprising 16 towns of Southern Nueva Ecija, Cabanatuan City, Palayan City and Gapan City; Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentine, September 10; Most Reverend Sofronio A. Bancud, SSS, DD).

The Church is located at Maharlika Hway, Poblacion, Santa Rosa, 3101 Nueva Ecija. It is part of the Vicariate of St. Rose of Lima (Vicar Forane: Fr. Rommel B. Javaluyas; Titular: St. Rose of Lima, Feast, Aug 23). Its Parish Priest is Fr. Robert I. de la Cruz.[9][10] Rev. Fr. Jacinto "Chito" L. Beltran (Ecology) is assistant Priest.[11]

St. Rose of Lima, T.O.S.D., (April 20, 1586 – August 24, 1617) was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church.[12]

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  1. ^ a b "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". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  4. ^ "Philippines : Gov.Ph : About the Philippines :". Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
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  12. ^ Patron Saints Index: Saint Rose of Lima Retrieved on 2008-08-23.

External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
  • Local Governance Performance Management System
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