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Brief Historical Background On the town of PAKIL

     The lands from Punto Inuod to Guinabihan (Banilan) is where the first settlers Gat Maitan and his wife Panumbalihan and Gat Salyan Maginto and his wife Potongan first established themselves, but after sometime, being molested by pirates and marauders, they moved to the present site of the poblacion, but leaving behind Chief Maginoong Dalaga who ruled the place. This accounts why Pakil has two territories , the eastern and the western sides of the lake.
    When General Luna de Salcedo came to the place in 1571, this colony was under the leadership of Gat Paquil whose name had come to refer to the settlement as "PAQUIL" which remained during  the whole Spanish Regime and early part of the American period, but which was changed to "PAKIL" by Executive Order No.77 on September 9 1927.
     In 1588, when Padre Pedro Bautista , OFM came, he assembled the scattered dwellings of the inhabitants into well arranged community site with a chapel and plaza at the middle to which converged the streets he opened.
    In 1602, Pakil was attached to Paete as a "Visita". Padre Francisco Barajas made efforts to separate this town from Paete and Don Diego Jorge became the first Captain Barangayon May 12 1676.
     Pakil has remained as an independent town during the Spanish Regime with the Capitanes at the helm of the Local Government the last whom was Capitan Nicolas Regalado.
     With the change of government from Spanish to American and the organization of the Civil government in the country in 1901, Bernardo Gonzales was appointed the first Municipal President until November 25, 1903, by Public Law no. 1009, Pakil was restored to being a separate town.


    14°22' Latitude to 14°23' Latitude and 121°23' Longitude to 121°34' Longitude.
   Type I of the Philippine Climate, dry season covers the period from November to April and wet season covers the period from May to October.
Rainfall Range 20 mm. - 400 mm.
Temperature 19°C - 29°C
Average Relative Humidity 70% - 80%


   Pakil has an agricultural base economy. Farming and Fishing are the principal industries of the municipality. The principal agricultural products are palay, lanzones, citrus and coconut, but several agricultural products are also gathered from the agricultural lands such as santol, rambutan, ibuli, jackfruit, chico, guyabano, coffee, banana, durian, vegetables and root crops.
   Most farmers are also engaged in fishing, many fish traps, pen and cages are built around Laguna de Bay.
   Cottage and home industries are increasing because of the demands for handicrafts, paper maché and others for export

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Revised: March 07, 2001 .