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|Distance from Manila: 239 KM|
|General Luna is located along the coasts of Tayabas, Bay and was formerly a sitio of Macalelon and was known as Hingoso. It is subdivided into 27 barangays.|
The town of General Luna long time ago was only a sitio of Macalelon, Tayabas (now Quezon) which was a very thick forest situated along the sea coast. During low tide, people used to gather edible shells locally known as "SUSO" which they used as Viand. But it is said that before gathering said "Suso", they should say "HINGING SUSO" as a sort of permission for with out saying this, it is the belief that they will be under spell or they will get sick. Hence, this place was called HINGOSO derived from the phrase "Hinging Suso".
During the year 1929, a delegatio composed of Juan Vercelos, Fulgencio Evngelista, Luis Pollo, Francisco Catarroja and Jose Glifonea went to Provincial Governor Leon Guinto, Sr. to request for the separation of barrio Hingoso from the mother municipality Macalelo, Tayabas (Now Quezon) and to make it an independent municipality. Through the help of said late Governor, Leon Guinto, Sr., an Executive Order No. 207 by DWIGHT F. DAVIS was issued on November 1, 1920 creating the municipality of General Luna which consisted of the Barrios Sta. Maria Ilaya and Ibaba, San Ignacio Ilaya and Ibaba, Sumilang, San Nicolas, San Vicente, San Isidro Ilaya and Ibaba.
The total area of the municipality is 13,720 hectares. It is located along the coast of Tayabas Bay in the Bondoc Peninsula with a fair climate. MAMAW BEACH, which is a nice place for recreation if develop and improved, will be a very beautiful Beach Resort.
The first inhabitants of the municipality during the Pre-Spanish Period Visayan were the families of CABIANG & CABUNTOY from Simara, Romblon. Different families from nearby towns particularly from the island of Marinduque inhabited and explored the place majority of which were Tagalogs and Catholics.
Town Fiesta in this municipality is celebrated every July 31 being the birthday of our Patron Saint Ignacio de Loyola. During Holy Week the traditional drama of the passion is held featuring the beautiful "KUBOL" wherein passion singing is held, the "PENITENSIYA" and the "MORIONES" similar to that of Marinduque. Tourist may come, see and enjoy these extraordinary religious activities with out crossing the wide sea going to Marinduque. Rizal Day, Quezon Day, Independence Day, and Barangay Day are also celebrated, and always highlighted by civic parade and literary program.