Town Profile

Slope and Topography

The highest portion of Balete is about 100 – 200 feet above sea level. It has slope of about 40% - 60%. A big portion of Taal Lake is situated within its jurisdiction. It has three tributary namely: Palsara River, Magapi River, and Sampalocan River.


0 – 3% (level to very sloping or under lating)

8–18% (moderately sloping or strong by rolling)

18–30% (strongly sloping or strong by rolling) can be found in certain portion of Palsara, Magapi & Solis.)
50% & above (strongly by hilly & mountainous) can be found in brgy. San Sebastian.


Soil type ranges from clay loam to Lipa loam to sandy loam or Taal loam. Lipa series – like Ibaan series,

Lipa soils are also derived from residential to light brown, yellow, very friable, loose, fine granular loam. Depth is 25 to 30 centimeters. The substratum is light brown tuffacous rock. Lipa loam is found in the northeastern part of the province where Lipa City, M-Kahoy, Malvar and Tanauan are located.

Taal Series – soils of this series are from volcano efits. The surface soil is grayish brown to light gray when dry, dark brown to nearly black when wet. Depth is 30 45 centimeters. The sub-soil is gray to brown, light to grayish brown, loose and structure less fine and to fine sandy loam. Depth is 110 to 170 centimeters. The substratum is brown, loose and structure less, sandy loam light gray and or gray

sand and or gray volcanic tuff. Taal series comprise several soil types, more important of which is Taal Loam and which is more widely distributed, bordering the Taal Lake along the western, northern, and north eastern shores.

Climate and Rainfall:

Balete belongs to type IV of climate, with two distinct seasons, wet from June to November and dry seasons from December to May Temperature ranges from 70F to 90F, particularly during summer Southwest monsoon wind (Habagat) generally occurs during the rainy seasons.


24,055 (2020 PSA)

Average Population Growth Rate:

Batangas Province – 3.02%

National – 2.36%

Voting Population:

Registered Voters – 13,774(as of 2020)

Number of Precincts: 101 (as of 2019)

Annual 2019 Budget:

P 74,265,056.00


Income Classification:

Fifth Class

Agriculture: (Source: MAO)

Major Crops: fruits, vegetables, banana and coconut.

Livestock and Poultry Products: carabao, cattle, swine, chicken, and goat

Fisheries Profile:

No. of Coastal barangays 6

Leading Cottage Industry Products and Locations:

Suman haba/Suman Dapa - Palsara, Looc, Sampalocan

Honeybee/Buko Juice - Malabanan

Sinaing na Isda - Sala
Dressmaking (house) - Malabanan, Paligawan,

Number of Small, Medium, and Large Scale Industries:

Small : 120

Medium : 33

Large : 36

Number of Cooperatives : 8

Number of Banks : 1

Tourist Attractions:

Religious - 1

Festival - 1

Tourist Accommodations/Facilities:

Lake Resorts/ Beach Resorts - 6

Parks - 1

Hotel - 1



Total Length (in kms)

National - 6 kms.

Provincial - 3.8 kms.

Municipal - 3 kms.

Barangay - 10.45 kms.


Cellular Mobile Telephone Service:


Postal Services:

Lipa postal

Power Supply


Water Supply

LUWA, Barangay Waterworks System, Artesian Wells



Schools Public Private

Elementary 10 2

Secondary 1 2

Tertiary 0 0

Technical/Voc 0 0

Health Facilities

Gov’t Private

Rural Health Units 1

Barangay Health Station 5

Clinic 1