|Municipality of Malvar|
|Location of Malvar in Batangas Province|
|District:||3. Batangas District|
|Income class :||4. Income bracket|
May 1, 2000 census
August 1, 2015 census
|Coordinates :||14 ° 2 ' N , 121 ° 9' E|
|Postal code :||4233|
|Mayor :||Cristeta C. Reyes|
|Geographical location in the Philippines|
Malvar is a Filipino municipality in the Batangas Province .
The municipality is located 68 km south of Manila and can be reached from there via the STAR Tollway . Malvar is bordered by Tanauan City to the north, Santo Tomas to the east, Lipa City to the south and Balete to the west .
origin of the name
The municipality is named after General Miguel Malvar . Miguel Malvar was the last Filipino general to capitulate in the 1902 Filipino-American War .
Malvar is known for the Calejon waterfalls . This natural sight consists of two larger waterfalls and two smaller waterfalls. One of the larger is 3 to 4 m high. A large amount of water flows over this part of the waterfall and collects in a shallow basin. The other part, also about 3 to 4 m high, resembles a wedding dress. One of the two smaller waterfalls is similar to a shower, the other of the two smaller falls consists of many small cascades . The waterfalls are located in an area of about 300 m².
Malvar is politically divided into 15 barangays .
- Bagong Pook
- Bilucao (San Isidro West)
- San Gregorio
- Luta Del Norte
- Luta Del Sur
- San Andres
- San Fernando
- San Isidro East
- San Juan
- San Pedro I (East)
- San Pedro II (West)
- San Pioquinto
- Leoncio Leviste Lat (1917–2002), Filipino Roman Catholic clergyman and auxiliary bishop in Manila