Last updated on December 11, 2019
Also known as the “Cocopalm City of the South,” Lucena is a recognized top producer of numerous oil-based household products – cooking oil, lard, margarine, soap and medicines. Business enterprises and activities in both retail and wholesale trade continue to mushroom in Lucena. Being the capital city of Quezon province, Lucena is host to most government agencies, businesses, banks and service facilities in the Southern Tagalog region.
highlighting the entire celebration is the Chami Festival that would feature
Lucena’s very own pansit delicacy. The traditional Chami Festival has a contest
of who can cook the most delicious chami.
A large As population grows in tandem with new and promising business prospects, Other commercial strips are located in the poblacion and suburban barangays where both retail and wholesale trade, including other essential services, are being engaged in. SM City Lucena is the biggest mall in the city located in Ibabang Dupay, which is one of the first SM Malls in Luzon. Other Shopping Centers Include: SM Savemore Agora, Super Metro Lucena, Pacific Mall Lucena and many more.Lucena has private and public hospitals that are capable of providing most common and advanced medical services, as well as in handling medical emergencies. Both types of institutions are considered to provide the same standard of healthcare and services, differing mainly with the medical and diagnostic facilities at hand.
Lucena United Memorial District Hospital, 178 Merchan Street, Lucena MMG General Hospital, Maharlika Highway, Ibabang Dupay, Mt. Carmel Diocesan General Hospital, Allarey Extension, Lucena United Doctors Hospital, Barangay Isabang, St. Anne General Hospital, 51 Gomez Street, Quezon Medical Center (Quezon Memorial Hospital), QMC Compound, Quezon Avenue, St. Mary’s Hospital, Quezon Avenue, Quezon MMG Medical Plaza, Quezon Avenue
Some of the health institutions in Lemery include: Batangas Provincial Hospital, Metro Lemery Medical Center, Our Lady of Caysasay Medical Center, Lemery Doctors Medical Center, Little Angels Medical Hospital.
The municipality was named after theSpanish Governor-General Jose Lemery e Ibarrola Ney y Gonzalez (1811–1886).
One of Batangas province’s first major
settlements, Lemery is a growing urban center in western Batangas.
Lemery is a first class municipality by income
classification. The primary source of income is agricultural activities,
including crop production, livestock and poultry, with 30 out of 46 barangays
involved in it.  As
a coastal municipality with 13 barangays located along the shore, fishing
activities are also significant contributor to the local economy.
Lipa City is a major recreational, religious, commercial and
healthcare in the Province of Batangas.
The city is the site of one of the most famous
Marian apparition in the Philippines which is the 1948 apparition of the Virgin
Mary as “Mary, Mediatrix of All-Grace.” The apparition occurred on
the Carmelite Monastery in Lipa.
The city is also home to the Fernando Air Base, headquarters of the Philipine Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command(AETC), known in military circles as the Baguio of the Armed Forces of the Philippines . The summer camp of the Air Force of the Philippines.
Lipa is the home of lomi.
According to history, this is primarily due to the influence of early Chinese
settlers. Lomi is cooked using raw noodles, cassava mixed with water, beaten
egg, salt and pepper, meat, liver and other ingredients that make it tasty.
Eventually, there are countless of variations of Lomi these days. The lomi
house is a very common place found in every barangay. However, there are a few
recognized by the Lipenos, like Renfel, Kids Lomihouse, LBN, Beegees, Liam’s to
mention a few.
Goto is also a popular recipe. It is usually
composed of internal organs of cows. This is a bowl of hot soup with beef,
tripe, entrails, and blood, added with fish sauce and calamansijuice
It is fast emerging as a key city in the province, becoming a major institutional/administrative center, medical center, commercial center, financial center, agro-industrial center and residential center.
50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Manila, Calamba city is known as the “Resort Capital of the Philippines because of its numerous hot spring resorts, which are mostly located in Barangay Pansol, Bucal and Bagong Kalsada. The City of Calamba is the hometown of the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal.
Valencia attained its city status after the ratification of Republic Act No. 8985 on January 12, 2001.The city is the most populous among all cities and municipalities, and the 6th largest in terms of area in the province of Bukidnon. It is also the most populous inland/landlocked city in Mindanao. It is the third largest city in Northern Mindanao in terms of population, after Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City respectively. The city serves as the center of trade and commerce in the province of Bukidnon