San Pedro includes a key symbolizing its being the gateway to Laguna and to
the Calabarzon. It is named after the Patron Saint, San Pedro Apostol.
It has a land area of 2660 hectares. San Pedro is a first class municipality
with a population of 231,403.
On the east of the town is the Laguna Lake wherein the shoreline barangays
can be found, firstly, Cuyab, famous for duck raising, balot, a native delicacy.
Second is San Roque known for seasonal crops like eggplant, garlic, etc.
Third is Landayan, known for its patron saint proven to be miraculous,
Santo Sepulcro or Lolo Uweng. This barangay is noted for the traditional
weekly (Fridays) visitation of devotees from the different municipalities
of Laguna and Metro Manila.
San Pedro is in the north of Binan known for puto Binan and in the west
is Dasmarinas of the Province of Cavite. The town's western hilly portion
is reserved for industrial purposes to provide employment opportunities for
its 200,000 potential labor force. Most of the territory is residential because
of the GSIS-SSS housing subdivisions and villages totalling 87 in the last count,
aside from the 20 Barangays it has at present.
The town is divided into three (3) classifications: the uplands on our west,
the middle or the flatlands and on the east, lowlands or shoreline areas because
it is adjacent to the lake. It has more than 50 multi-national factories,
a number of schools and colleges, several hospitals, two commercial areas,
banks, transportation and other facilities, one public market and the recently
inaugurated new landmark, the San Pedro Town Center, which was highlighted
by the launching of the "Manok ni San Pedro Festival" which is destined to
be an annual event.
San Pedro is located south of Muntinlupa City, and the first town of Laguna from
the Metropolis. It is bounded on the west by Dasmarinas, Cavite; southwest by Carmona,
Cavite; and east by Laguna de Bay. It has a total land area of 2,660 hectares
and an estimated population of 231,403 proliferated in 20 barangays and
87 subdivisions / villages.
San Isidro and San Pedro Rivers were the town's two main tributaries into the
Laguna Lake. It used to serve as source of water to irrigate rice fields and
sugar plantations. At present, these rivers serve to channel rain waters from
the town to the lake.
The area it occupies, if converted into land is about 37.5 hectares considering
its total length and width. This is about 2% of the total area.
The network of municipal roads and bridges within the core which facilitates
transport and movement of goods and services occupies an area of about 16% of
the urban core.
The urban core lies on the plain land having a slope of 0-3% with soil classified
as Bay Clay and Maligaya Clay Loam.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
San Pedro experiences two pronounced seasons, dry from Novermber to April and wet
during the rest of the year. Rainfall is concentrated in the month of
June to September.
Geographically, San Pedro is strategically located between the Metropolitan Manila
and the Industrial Estate of Calabarzon. Being the first town of Laguna,
it is the center of staging point for both of the mentioned areas.
In general, San Pedro may be noted for its abundant supply of potable water
from its underground water reserve. A great portion of land area is plain while
a small part of it can be considered upland.
It's shoreline areas, or low lands, may be suited for agricultural and fishing
industry purposes. Because of it being submerged to the Laguna Lake waters these
areas may be utilized for cash crops production, grazing animals and other livelihood
projects initiated and implemented thru cooperatives.
Its terrain features and a good road network make accessibility to transportation
and good mobility. It has also good public amenities and utilities to cater to the
needs of local populace. With this the influx of migratory individuals involved in
industrial and manufacturing businesses increased, thus different barangays became
the site of housing centers, but still some vacant lots can be found in these areas.
Overall, San Pedro has changed from agricultural to an industrial status and still on
its way to progress, in the advent of the creation of Mega City Manila. The whole Calabarzon
may be annexed to it. With the above characteristics, the area is flexible enough to
suit to the changing environment with its corresponding needs.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF SAN PEDRO
||First Class Municipality
|Classification (Economic Activity)
|Form of Government
|Highest Local Official
||Hon. Felicisimo A. Vierneza
|Seat of Government
||Municipal Hall, Poblacion
||Sampaguita (Also National Flower)
|Commonly Used Symbols
||Rooster, Keys, Rock