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City Government of Calamba
Company Profile:
Calamba (PSGC: 043405000), officially known as the City of
Calamba (Filipino: Lungsod ng Kalamba) and often referred to as
Calamba City, is a component city of Laguna, Philippines. It is
the regional center of the CALABARZON region. It is situated 54
kilometres (34 mi) south of Manila, the 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.
According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of
389,377 people, making it the most populous local government
unit in Laguna. It is the 5th densest city in the province with
more than 2,600 people per square kilometer after San Pedro,
Bian, Cabuyao and Santa Rosa. Based on the overall rankings of
the 2014 Cities and Municipalities Index, the city ranked 18th in
the overall competitiveness (cities ranking) and 1st among cities
in the CALABARZON region. The City of Calamba is the
hometown of the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal.
April 21, 2001 was the day that changed the course of
history of Calamba. After over seven years of waiting, Calamba
became the second component city of the Province of Laguna by
virtue of Republic Act No. 9024, An Act Converting the
Municipality of Calamba, Province of Laguna into a Component
City to be known as the City of Calamba. R.A. 9024 was signed
into law by Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
on March 5, 2001 at the Malacaang Palace. The Commission on
Elections (COMELEC) then set the plebiscite for Calambas

cityhood on April 21, 2001, three weeks before the local

Events leading to Cityhood
As early as 1994, the towns Sangguniang Bayan approved
Resolution No. 60, Series of 1994 requesting the Senate of the
Philippines thru its president and the House of the
Representatives thru its speaker to co-sponsor a bill for
Calambas conversion into a city. It was only after two years that
another resolution, Resolution No. 115 was passed requesting
then Honorable Congressman Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr, now
Calamba City Mayor to co-sponsor a bill for Calambas cityhood
and requesting the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for their
comments and recommendations regarding the matter. Another
two years passed before House Bill No. 986 and Senate bill Nos.
1630 and 1791 were filed in the House of Representatives by
Congressman Chipeco and Senate of the Philippines by Senators
Franklin M. Drilon and Sergio Osmea, III, respectively.
It was only in the year 2000 that the motion for Calambas
cityhood was fast tracked. Then Mayor and now City Vice-Mayor
Severino J. Lajara requested favorable endorsement of House Bill
No. 986 from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on January 3, 2000.
The Sangguniang Bayan also endorsed House Bill No. 986 and
Senate Bill Nos. 1630 and 1791 and also requested favorable
endorsement from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on the same
month. A month passed and Mayor Lajara sent a follow-up letter
to then Vice-Governor Teresita Ningning Lazaro on updates
regarding the matter.
On March 8, the House Committee on Local Government
approved House Bill No. 986 on 2nd reading at a hearing held at
Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City, MM. The same House
Committee conducted a public hearing on House Bill No. 986 at
the Calamba Elementary School (Central II) gymnasium on
March 23, approving the House Bill in principle. House Bill 986
was deliberated in April by the House of Representatives in

plenary session and approved as House Bill No. 10661, which

was then filed with the Senate of the Philippines in June.
The year 2001 came and brought about approval on
2 reading of Senate Bill Nos. 1630 and 1791 and House Bill No.
10661 in a hearing held on February 5 at the Ambrocio Padilla
Hall, Senate of the Philippines. Three days later, February 8,
Senate Bill Nos. 1630 and 1791 and House Bill No. 10661 was
deliberated in Plenary Session and was approved as Republic Act
No. 9024.

Calambas dream of becoming a city was slowly becoming a

reality when Her Excellency, then President Gloria MacapagalArroyo signed into law Republic Act No. 9024 An Act Converting
the Municipality of Calamba, Province of Laguna into a
Component City to be known as the City of Calamba on March
5, 2001. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) then set the
plebiscite on April 21, 2001.

CSSYDO Profile:
Long Description: Care, protect, rehabilitate individuals and
groups (families, youth, children, elderly, persons with
disabilities, drug dependent, distressed and social welfare
organizations) who has the least in life and needing social
welfare and development interventions in order for them to
become productive, self-reliant, participating and contributing
member of the community.
Mission: Manages and supervises Social Welfare Structures like
center for street children, Detention Homes for youth in conflict
with the law, Women and Children Crisis Center or Reception
Action Center, Center for Abandoned Senior Citizens or Home for

* To provide substitute home care for battered women, children

and other women and children in difficult situation such as
victims of prostitution, sexually abused who need temporary
* To provide programs and services to recovered drug
dependents, battered women, youth offender under after care
program and engage them in productive activities such as
* To provide programs and services to street children and
families for them to become productive members of the society.
City Government of Calamba Mission and Vision

Chipeco Ave. Extension
Bacnotan Road, Brgy. Real, Calamba City, Laguna

Contact No. Landline/mobile:

Local no. 8120 / 8226 / 8022
Contact Person:
Mrs. Elena Z. Par

Administrative Officer IV
Department: City Social Services Department / City Social
Services and Youth Development Office (CSSYDO)