Paniqui is easily reached by land transportation, either by bus or private vehicles. The newly improved MacArthur Highway traverses it from North to South or vice-versa. In fact, the shortest route from Manila to Baguio and to the Ilocos Region passes this Municipality.
The Paniqui Welcome Ark, a visible and remarkable landmark, greets visitors as they enter the municipality.
Mac Arthur Highway cuts across the Poblacion. However, due to traffic congestion during peak hours, especially during market days, a diversion road was constructed outside the town.
Almost all the roads within the Poblacion area are already concreted. Similarly those main arteries linking the interior Barangays with the town proper are either asphalted or concreted thus providing easy access to the Poblacion for smooth transport of products services and mobility of people.
The construction of the Paniqui-Camiling road makes travel between Paniqui and the Western neighboring towns of Tarlac and Pangasinan easier via well-concreted roads and bridges. The western town of Nueva Ecija have likewise been linked with Paniqui through well-paved roads making trading and commerce faster and easier.
AREA: 10,520 hectares
Agricultural – 8,321.80 has.
Built-up Area – 894.72 has.
Municipal Waters- 694.00 has.
Other Uses- 609.48 has.
North Central part of Tarlac province. Bounded on the North by Moncada; on the South by Gerona; on the East by Ramos, on the West by Camiling.
1st CLASS MUNICIPALITY
Hilly in the Western side; Rugged flatlands on the rest
Clay loam, Silt loam, Sandy loam
Tarlac river, Tablang river, Taloy river,
San Isidro river
POPULATION (PSA, 2015) – 92,606
Growth Rate – 0.03
Household – 18,856
Population density (person/hectare) – 7.92
Employed – 23,689
Unemployed/Economically Inactive – 655
Household by Mother Tongue
Ilocano – 51.97 %
Pangasinan – 9.80 %
Pampango – 8.60 %
Waray – 0.43 %
Bicol – 0.38 %
Cebuano – 0.19 %
Hiligayon – 0.06 %
Ibanag – 0.01 %
Maguindanao – 0.02 %
Ilongo – 0.01 %
Kalamanian – 0.06 %
Not stated – 28.49 %
Paniqui is an agricultural community. The mainstay of the economic life is palay. Farmers depend on rain in feeding their crops.
Sweet potato Watermelon
Squash Yellow Corn
Sugar 1,525 has
Fisheries 228 has
Others 202 has
Paniqui is experiencing a rapid business growth particularly around the Poblacion where most of the trading takes place. The Public
Market (Main) has 354 stalls. The newly constructed public market (Annex) has opened with around 124 stalls. Around 1,597 business establishments are clustered around barangays Poblacion and Estacion considered as commercial centers. Others are scattered in different barangays
Inventories of business establishments in the municipality are as follows:
Eatery and Fastfoods/ Bakeshop and Catering
Grains, Sugar Milling, Rice Milling, Warehousing
Banking and Financing Institution (UCPB, PNB, BDO, Metrobank, BPI, PSBank, Phil.Vet. Bank, Rural Bank of Sta. Rosa, Banco San Juan, LandBank, FICO Bank, East West Bank
Cooperatives; Furniture and Appliances;
Gasoline Filling Stations; Auto Spare Parts
Communication (PLDT, Bayantel, JRS, BUTEL, RCPI, PT&T, Philpost, Smart, Globe, Sun, Two-way radio, Cell phones)
Educational Institution and Recreation, Water and Electricity
Agricultural Machineries/Products and Tools/ Chemicals and Fertilizers
Medical Products, Textiles, RTW
Constructions Materials, Hardwares
Machine Shops, Electronics, Computers (Internet/E-mail, Sales, Rentals, PC Games)
Purified/Mineral Water Refilling Stores
Real Estates, Manufacturing of Export Products
Printing and Publishing and Services and Transport Services
Vegetables, Fruits, Fish and Meat Dealers
Public Slaughter House, Poultry and Livestock Dealers
Memorial parks; Schools, Office, and Household Supplies ;
Hospitals, Medical Clinics
Alimuddin Binyagan Festival
Saint Rose Of Lima Church
Paniqui, Sugar Mills – The Oldest Sugar Central In the Philippines
Don Melencio Freedom Park
Paniqui Track & Field Oval
Paniqui Tennis Ground
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Walter Mart Paniqui, Tarlac
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
Zamora st. Pob. Sur, Paniqui, Tarlac
Land Transportation Office (LTO)
Samput, Paniqui, Tarlac
Paniqui is the center of education in this Northern part of Tarlac province as evidence by its facilities, as
two districts run by the Government, and eight private schools offering elementary education
two public and five private high schools
five private schools offering collegiate courses
four private vocational schools offering technical science as:
Computers, Electronics, Mechanics, Beauty Culture and others
Both the government and private health
practitioners are undertaking Health Care in Paniqui. There are two Rural Health Units – RHU I and RHU II, with stations in the Poblacion and in Barangay Balaoang. There are three private hospitals and at least 17 private clinics strategically located in the Poblacion attending to the health
needs of the local populace, Other health facilities are the Family Planning centers,EENT clinic, & Physical Therapy
Paniqui is the sports center in this northern part of Tarlac Province. It boasts of well-equipped sports facilities in track and field, tennis, swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, boxing and facilities for holding concerts, musical and literary contest, rallies and meetings. The Don Eduardo Cojuangco Athletic Bowl is one of the biggest sports centers. Athletic meets usually are held here. The Don Melencio Freedom Park is the biggest recreational park. It is located in the heart of the Poblacion fronting the Municipal Building. Other existing facilities are convention centers, & man-made resorts.
FLOOD CONTROL AND DRAINAGE
The municipality is maintaining a total of 16,451.63 mts.. drainage canal to control flooding in the Poblacion. About 71.16 % had been constructed of CHB open and closed flume. A flood control dike was also constructed on the left and right side of the Tarlac river.
Left dike: 6 kms. from Brillante, Rang-ayan, Balaoang, Aduas, Barang and Mabilang.
Right dike: 4kms. from Colibangbang, Rang-ayan to Nancamarinan.
An efficient road network facilitates trade with other municipalities. Paniqui has a combined total road network of more or less 218.232 km. of National, Provincial, Municipal and Barangay roads.
Concreted – 90%
Asphalted – 5%
Gravelled – 5%
Earth – 20%
Concreted National Bridges 550 L.M.
Concreted Provincial Bridges 390 L.M.
Concreted Barangay Bridges 80 L.M.
Overflow bridge 20 L.M.
All barangays are already powered the source of electricity is provided by TARELCO I. TARELCO is powered by one (1) 10 MVA, 2 MVA NPC, 5MVA coops.
Location of Water Source
Location of Pumps
Number of Pumps
(liters per day)
2. Villa Nadine
2. Pob. Norte
4. Pob. Sur
5. San Isidro
6. Sta. Ines
6. San Juan de Milla
2. Pob. Sur
Type of Consumer
No. of Connections
Average Water Consumption
Communication services within and outside Paniqui is provided by PLDT, PT & T, RCPI.l Two-way radio, Philpost, BUTEL, LBC, JRS, Internet/E-Mail and SMART/GLOBE/SUN Cell sites are installed in Barangays Carino, Canan, Tablang respectively.
Philippine National Police
Peace and Order Councils
Primary means of transportation in the Poblacion area are tricycles. Neighboring municipalities are being served by passenger jeepneys and mini buses. Other
types of transportation passing Paniqui are Victory Liner, PRBL, Fivestar, Dagupan Bus, Viron Transit, Santrans, and many others.
The Don Juan Cojuangco Memorial Health Center, Multipurpose Barangay Halls, Day Care Centers, Children playgrounds, Municipal Gym, Convention Center, Municipal Jail, Municipal Building, Puericulture Center, PNP Building, Paniqui Fire Station, School Buildings; Covered Court and Others.
There is an existing Municipal Ordinance 2002-08 adopting Republic Act 9003 “EcologicalSolid Waste Management Act of 2000”. The LGU is supporting every barangay to put up a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) which will facilitate segregation, and in addition, produce organic fertilizer and charcoal coming from
biodegradable (nabubulok) materials, also, shredded plastic as raw materials for furniture and construction materials. Currently we have one (1) established MRF in Poblacion Sur and other three (3) more just starting to develop. Education, Information, and Communication Campaign (IEC) is still on-going informing all citizens of Paniqui.
Total LGU Income (As Of Dec. 2019) – Php 274,791,181.35
Real Estate Investment, Low-cost Housing, Subdivisions
Tourism Facilities: Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants;
Agro-Industrial: Food Processing, Inland Fishing, Transport Terminals;
Institutional: Technical Schools, Tertiary Schools
Security within the Municipality is complemented by the
24. Poblacion Norte
25. Poblacion Sur
29. San Carlos
30. San Isidro
31. San Juan de Milla
32. Santa Ines
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