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BALAGTAS
Places to See
  • The Church of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, damaged during the earthquakes of 1645 and 1880, was rebuilt by Fr. Francisco Martin Giron, adding a belfry, and building a convent from 1893 to 1898.
  • The Bahay na Tisa was built in 1849 and is one of the oldest tiled-roof houses in the province.
Brief History
  • Balagtas was founded on May 12, 1596
  • It was formerly a part of Bocaue called Caruya (until 1622) and Bigaa (after a tree)
  • Balagtas became a separate municipality in 1912.
  • On June 18, 1966, the town was renamed in honor of Francisco Balagtas  by virtue of Republic Act No. 4702.

Balagtas is the birthplace of:

  • Francisco Balagtas (April 2, 1788-February 20, 1862) - the “Prince of Filipino Poets”)
  • Hermogenes Ilagan (April 19, 1875-February 27, 1943) - Tagalog playwright and musician
Location and Topography

Located in an estuary of the same name, Balagtas is situated almost at the geographical center of the province. It is bounded on the north by Plaridel, on the west by Guiguinto, on the east by Bocaue and Sta. Maria, on the northeast by Pandi, and on the south by Bulacan.

General Information
  • Area (sq. kms.): 28.66
  • Population (2007): 62,684
  • No. of Barangays: 9
  • Income Class: First
  • District: Second
  • Zip Code: 3016
  • Area Code: 044
Where to Dine
  • Anahaw Grill Garden - MacArthur Highway (tel: 693-3333)
  • Chowking - Shell Service Station, NLEX, Brgy. Borol 2nd
  • Chowking - Brgy. Wawa (tel: 693-5858)
  • Cinnabon - Shell Travel Plaza (tel: 693-2682)
  • Dunkin' Donuts - MacArthur Highway (tel: 693-1624)
  • Greenwich Pizza - Brgy. Wawa (tel: 693-5191)
  • Henlin - Shell Service Station, NLEX
  • Jollibee - Balagtas Town Center, MacArthur Highway, Brgy. Wawa (tel: 693-1218)
  • Jollibee - Shell Service Station, NLEX (tel: 693-2559)
  • Kenny Rogers Roasters - Shell Service Station, NLEX
  • Kentuck Fried  Chicken - Km. 30, Petron, NLEX South Bound Lane
  • MacDonalds Km. 30, Petron, NLEX South Bound Lane
  • Mang Inasal - Balagtas Town Center, Brgy. Wawa
  • Max's Restaurant - Km. 30, NLEX South Bound Lane (tel: 984-3247)
  • Pizza Hut - Shell Service Station, NLEX
  • R. Lapids Chicharon & Barbecue - Km. 30, NLEX South Bound Lane
  • Starbucks - Shell Service Station, NLEX
Where to Stay
  • Balagtas Vista Lodge - Matungao St., Brgy. San Juan (tel: 693-2663)
  • Palmera Lodge - Provincial Rd., Brgy. Burol I (tel: 693-1502)
  • Fun And Sun Resort, at 456 Brgy. Burol 2nd, has airconditioned rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, function room, conference room  and basketball/volleyball court.  Tel: 693-1239.
  • Hardin Resort, in Brgy. Burol I, has a pavilion, swimming pool, one-hectare fishing lagoon, hanging bridge and a rock cave.  Tel: 693-2608.
  • Villa Christina Resort, Restaurant and Hotel, along Daang Bakal St.,in Brgy. Burol I, has 32 airconditioned rooms with bath, cottages, coffee shop lobby, lounge, swimming pool, jacuzzi, grand ballroom, conference rooms, library and audio-visual room.   Tel: 693-2556.
How to Get There

Distances (Balagtas to):

  • Manila:   30 kms. (15-20 mins. along the North Luzon Expressway, German Espiritu Liner, Loving Couple Liner and Sampaguita Liner buses)
Tourist Information Center
  • Municipal Planning and Development Office - Poblacion (tel: 693-2243 & 693-4321)
Festivals
  • August 10 (St. Lawrence,  Deacon and Martyr)
Banks
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands - MacArthur Highway cor. P. Burgos St. (tel: 693-2710 & 693-2720, fax: 693-2533)
  • Metrobank - MacArthur Highway (tel: 693-2057)
  • Philippine National Bank - G/F, D&A Bldg., MacArthur Highway, San Juan (tel:: 693-1680, fax: 693-3277)
  • United Coconut Planters Bank - 491 Roma Bldg., MacArthur Highway, San Juan (tel: 693-2748, 693-1340 & 918-1224, fax: 693-2748)
Medical Assistance
  • Balagtas Medical Doctors Medical Foundation, Inc. - 516 Brgy. Wawa (tel: 693-2062)
  • Community Medical Clinic of Balagtas (12 beds) - Brgy. Borol 1st (tel: 693-4620)
  • Grace Memorial Maternity & General Hospital - (20 beds) - Brgy. Borol 2nd (tel: 693-5282)
  • Gubatan Clinic (6 beds) - Brgy. Borol 2nd (tel: 693-2468)
  • Holy Family Hospital (25 beds) - Brgy. Wawa (tel: 693-2062)
Drugstores
  • Mrose Pharmacy - 37 Florante (tel: 693-5836)
Spotlight
Municipal Hall Public Market Town Proper

  

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