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									                                 Republic of the Philippines
                                MUNICIPALITY F NASUGBU
                                      BATANGAS
                         TOURISM & INDUSTRY SERVICES



                         SOCIO – ECONOMIC PROFILE

   Population and Density

    Based on the year 2000 population census of the National Statistics Office (NSO), the Municipality
    of Nasugbu had a population of 96,113. Considering the recorded population of 83,874 in year
    1995, the average annual population growth rate of Nasugbu was 2.76%. In addition, the year
    2000 census indicated a total household of 19,615. This translates to an average household size
    of 4.90 persons.

    The Poblacion or town proper, comprising Brgys. 1 to 12, was the most populous district with
    17,095. Brgy. Wawa ranked second at 10,918 and Brgy. Lumbangan was third with 5,938.
    Brgy. Malapad na Bato was the least populated area, which recorded only 955 persons.

    Brgy. Bucana was the most densely populated district with a density of 31.65 persons per
    hectare. Brgy. Talangan was next with 23.50 persons per hectare. Poblacion had a density of
    20.47 persons per hectare. Of the thirty-one barangays, Looc had the lowest density of 0.62
    persons per hectare.

   Health and Sanitation

    The health needs of Nasugbu are handled by 19 health centers. These are located in Barangays
    Aga, Balaytigue, Banilad, Bilaran, Botocan, Bucana, Calayo, Kaylaway, Kayrilao, Looc,
    Lumbangan, Malapad na Bato, Munting Indang, Pantalan, Papaya, Poblacion (Brgys. 1
    to 12), Putat and Utod. The Apacible District Memorial Hospital, a provincial hospital with 50
    beds capacity, is located in Brgy. Lumbangan. The CADP, Inc. ha its own hospital within its
    premises as well. The only other hospital in the Poblacion is the Nasugbu Doctors Hospital. In
    addition, there are other private medical facilities located also in the Poblacion, mostly private
    clinics and dental offices.

   Social Welfare

    The municipality has a Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) Office that caters to the indigents
    in the community. Charitable foundations also exist in the town.

   Education

    There are several learning institutions in Nasugbu that are located in the Poblacion and in Brgys.
    Aga, Banilad, Balaytigue, Botocan, Bucana, Kayrilao, Looc, Natipuan, Putat and Tumalim
    that cater to pre-school and elementary level students. The miunicipality has five national high
    schools and several privately owned high schools. For the tertiary level, the Batangas State
    University –A.R. Apacible School of Fisheries (BSU-ARASOF), located in Brgy. Bucana offers
    college and post-graduate educations as well as other courses in selected fields, while AMA
    Computer Learning Center (ACLC) is specializing in computer education.

                LEVEL             NO. OF           NO. OF
                              INSTITUTIONS      INSTITUTIONS
                                 (PUBLIC)         (PRIVATE)
            Elementary              36                4
            Secondaryt              10                5
            Tertiary                 1                4




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   Municipal Government Economic Enterprises

    Public Market .             The Nasugbu Public Market is located in Brgys. 3 and 10. Consisting of
    332 market stalls in a land area of one hectare, it is open seven days a week. The area around the
    Public Market, locally termed as kanluran, is the heart of commercial activity in the town.

    Municipal Port .            In June 2003, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) turned over to the
    municipality the operations of the port at Brgy. Wawa. Plans are underway to dredge Wawa River
    and rehabilitate the area for future use as a port for small and medium sized passenger and fishing
    vessels. Formerly, the existing pier was used by shipping vessels to handle sugar from the Central

    Azucarera Don Pedro (CADP) and other products such as lumber. Currently, local fishermen in
    unloading their daily catch use the existing pier.

   Commerce and Services

    With the influx of people, retailing business is becoming one of the important commercial activities
    in the municipality. There are half a dozen commercial (BPI, Metrobank, Allied Bank, etc.) and
    rural (Calaca Rural Bank, Rural Bank of Nasugbu, etc.) banks operating in the town, as well as
    other forms of lending institutions.

   Trade and Industry

    The biggest industry as well as the oldest industrial plant in the municipality is the Central
    Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. (CADPI) sugar mill and refinery. It processes almost all of the
    sugarcane produce of the municipality as well as other municipalities in Batangas and Cavite. Its
    plant is located on the north bank of the Lian River in Brgy. Lumbangan.

    The second biggest industry is the Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, an alcohol distillery that
    uses molasses as substrate, located also beside the Lian River in Brgy. Lumbangan.

    Other industries in the municipality are light and small-scale industries, such as construction,
    garments manufacturing, commercial laundry and other small-scale manufacturing/processing of
    mostly agricultural products.

    Property development has also fueled the economy of Nasugbu in the recent years. Among the
    properties developed or are currently being developed are the Terrazas de Punta Fuego, Kawayan
    Cove, Palm Estate and Roxaco Landing Subdivision.

   Agriculture and Forestry

    Nasugbu is primarily an agricultural town with sugarcane as its main agricultural product. About
    three-fourths of the crop produced is sugarcane, which constitutes 12% of the provincial sugarcane
    production. Other agricultural products include corn, rice, coconut, mango, banana, root crops,
    vegetables and other fruit bearing trees. Being a coastal town, fisheries have a significant input to
    agricultural production.

    Large areas of Nasugbu’s territory are still intact tropical rainforests especially in the mountainous
    areas not suitable for agriculture. A national forest reserve is located north of Looc, in the
    boundary between the northern regions of Nasugbu and Ternate, Cavite. However, the technical
    description of the forest reserve’s boundaries is not defined.

   Tourism

    Being a town located on the western coast of Luzon and endowed with various coastal features
    such as beaches, islands and coral reefs, and due to its proximity to Manila, Nasugbu is famous as
    a vacation destination for local and foreign tourists alike especially during the summer months.
    The coastline is dotted with public and exclusive resorts and subdivisions catering to all types of
    tourists. Established in 2000, the Nasugbu Tourism Council is working on promoting tourism in
    inland areas as well.




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     Transportation

      Nasugbu is accessible from Manila and Batangas City Through well-paved roads. The road
      networks of the town are concentrated in the Poblacion and adjoining barangays, where
      commercial and residential districts are located. Although the establishments are relatively
      confined in a small area, traffic congestion is not a problem in the municipality at present. Farm-to-
      market roads within the municipality are established but are not yet completely made of concrete
      pavement. The roads in the urban areas are mostly concrete paved. In the Rural area, the roads
      are mostly unpaved. As a result, access by motorized vehicle to remote barangays during the
      rainy season is difficult.


     Electric Power

      The Batangas Electric Cooperative I (BATELEC I) provide the electric power requirements of the
      municipality. The power distributed by BATELEC is derived from the MAKBAN Station of National
      Power Corporation. BATELEC has a power generating capacity of 13,200 kWh.

     Water Supply

      The Nasugbu Water District (NAWAD) supplies potable water in the Poblacion. Groundwater is the
      main source, with wells located at Brgy. Cogonan.

     Telecommunications

      The Municipality of Nasugbu has two postal offices currently operating. These are located in the
      municipal hall and at Brgy. Lumbangan. Other communication services available in the
      municipality include telegraphic and courier services such as RCPI, PT&T, JRS, LBC, DHL,
      Federal Express and Aboitiz.

      Telephone and facsimile services are available in the municipality, provided by telecommunications
      giants Globelines, Digital Telecommunications (Digitel), and by the PLDT franchisee, the Western
      Batangas Telephone System (WBTS-PLDT). Cell sites owned by Smart, Globe, and Sun Cellular
      (Digitel) are situated across the entire municipality, ensuring strong signals for mobile phones at all
      times. Radio stations and cable television providers are also present in the municipality.

     Recreation, Housing and Protective Services

      Recreation .              Municipality- and Barangay-owned recreational facilities such as
      basketball courts and playgrounds are available throughout the town, aside from various facilities
      offered by the beach and mountain resorts.

      Housing .                  Majority of the residents of Nasugbu own their own homes or rent
      apartments. Informal settlers can be found mostly in Brgys. Lumbangan, Wawa, Bucana and
      Putat, mainly due to influx of non-Nasugbueños into the town because of its dynamic economic
      activity.

      Protective Services .       The Philippine National Police Force has a current manpower of forty-
      three (43). Private entities such as CADPI and the subdivision developers have private security
      agencies in their employ. The municipality also has firefighting personnel and equipment, although
      inadequate for a fast-growing town.


SOURCES:

   Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Nasugbu. Palafox & Associates. 2003.

   Proposed Nasugbu Comprehensive Drainage System. CEST Inc. 2004.

   Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan for Nasugbu. MENRO. 2003.




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