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|Distance from Manila: 112 KM|
|1st class municipality and considered as one of the premiere municipalities in the province, Candelaria is home of coconut oil mills and dessicated coconut factories. It is also home to ancestral houses and historical landmarks as well as natural springs and other eco tourist spots.|
If and adventure in his perambulation in the surroundings of Mt. Banahaw, one may chance to ascent the summit of that famous mountain. There is no other spot on the southern side, which will attract his attention than the town of Candelaria, situated in the heart of one of the broadest coconut plantations of Quezon Province. The main veins of communication of the province connect the town with Tiaong, just eleven kilometers from the west, and Sariaya, at an almost equal distance from the east.
Dame Nature has been so bounteous as to give the place some advantages, which contribute in no small way to the progress of the town and its industrious inhabitanis. The natural fertility of the soil enables the farmers to cultivate thousands of hectares of coconut tres, not to mention the staple crop raised for home consumption. The proximity the mountain to the place affects, the climate in such a way, that when most of the other towns in the provinces are already suffering from the scorching heat of the summer sun, portions of Candelaria are still bathing in the cold and balmy breezes coming from the lordly heights of Mt. Banahaw. The two rivers and the many springs along their banks, have for centuries, been the source of water supply of the inhabitants. There is, too, in the eastern side, the Quiapo River, which abounds in Mudfish.
Several years ago, a group of notable and enterprising citizens: Captain Ciriaco Nadres; Captain Pedro de Gala; Cabezas Raymundo de Gala; Apoiinario Gonzales; Tomas Cabuñag; Juan de Gala; Clemente Nadres; Simeon Nadres; Brigido de Gala; Isidro Mendoza; Jose Abandia; Hermenegildo Nadres; and others who thought that it was more convenient and advantageous to live as an independent unit of our governmental system than to be forever dependent; upon the neighboring municipalities for protection and care. They togelher with about two thousand others of equally brave hearts, set upon the arduous task of organizing a municipality out of several barrios lying in the western extremities of Sariaya and in the eastern border of Tiaong.
In 1885, the Governor General of the Philippine Islands sent a message to the General Director of the Civil Administration, ordering him that the place between Taguan, Kintihan, and Masin formerly as part of Sariaya, will be given permit, to establish an independent government on December 26, 1985.
It was agreed upon by the governadorcillos of Sariaya and Tiaong and the leaders of Candelaria under the management of the governor of the province, that there must be fixed boundaries of Tiaong and Sariaya. The boundary of Sariaya and Candelaria on the east is Pulong-Gubat, going to the forest of Sapangan to the north passing Pacuan to Mt. Banahaw; on the west is Taguan River; on the south is Malaking Ilog, and on the North ls Mt. Banahaw.
Among the signers of me treaty fixing these boundaries were Fermin Jimenez, Vicente Aguirre, Romualdo Dia, Leoncio Rodriguez, Ambrosio Rodriguez, Ruperto M. de Nieva, Agapito de Gala, Pedro Alcala, Simeon Nadres, Juan de Gala, Elena de Gala, Juan del Valle, Clemente Nadres, Antonio Desembrana, Apoiinario Gonzales, Isidro Mendoza, Guzman Bustamante, Ignacio de Ramos, Domingo Bustamante, Quirino Bobadilla, Marcelo de los Reyes, Hipolito Martinez, Antonio, Juan Jose, Tomas , Lazaro Jimenez, Alejo de Ramos, Ignacio Alcantara, Domingo de , Mamerto Gonzales, Patricio de Ramos, Cipriano , Sabas Largendismo and Estefano de Ramos