Balete was a former barrio of the City of Lipa. Based on the stories handed down by old folks, BALETE trees were very abundant in this place during the early days when there were still few settlers therein. As time goes by, that place came to be known as Balete”. The first residents of Balete were Jose Magapi & his family. After the eruption of Taal Volcano in 1911, the well-known real state property owner of Looc, Balete were brothers Venancio & Ricardo Macasaet. Also famous honored and obeyed during that time was Pablo Maralit who resided in Barrio Makina.
1. Hospicio M. Ramirez 1972-1994