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Anao is a 5th class municipality in the Province of Tarlac, Philippines. The estimated land area of the Municipality of Anao is 2,387 hectares or 23,870 square meters, most of which are plain or slope-less surface.  With this size, Anao is the smallest municipality of Tarlac.  Like the province that it is a part of, Anao is landlocked and is relatively far from the sea.  It is composed of eighteen (18) barangays, Barangay Poblacion being the center. The area occupied by the municipality was formerly a part of Pangasinan.

One of the 17 towns of the Province of Tarlac, Anao is located thirty-four (34) kilometers away from the provincial center of Tarlac.  It lies on the northeastern edge of the province bounded by the following municipalities:  San Manuel, Tarlac on the north, Ramos, Tarlac on the south, Moncada, Tarlac on the northwest, Paniqui, Tarlac on the southwest, and Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija on the east.  Globally, the town lies between latitudes 15° 40’ – 15° 50’ and longitudes 120° 30’ – 120° 40’.



ANAO: A premier agro-industrial hub in Central Luzon, with God-loving and empowered citizenry, led by competent and strong-willed leaders, a progressive town with aromatic environment, balanced ecology, peaceful and disaster-resilient community.


Towards this vision, the LGU and the people of Anao shall strive to strengthen the capabilities of the municipal government to effectively provide the basic services for the welfare of the people; institutionalized people’s empowerment by enjoining them to participate in local governance, in the wise use of resources to achieve a progressive and sustainable community without compromising the future generation.

Based on the 2015 Philippine Statistics Authority Census,  Anao has a  total population of 11,528.

ANAO 11,528
Baguindoc (Baguinloc) 361
Bantog 657
Campos 343
Carmen 725
Casili 961
Don Ramon 418
Hernando 449
Poblacion 356
Rizal 854
San Francisco East 617
San Francisco West 1,107
San Jose North 411
San Jose South 405
San Juan 494
San Roque 853
Santo Domingo 387
Sinense 1,115
Suaverdez 1,015

Agricultural Activities

Anao is basically an agricultural municipality.  Seven out of ten households are engaged in farming and farm-related activities.  Even in its  urban center, almost half of the households are engaged in farming.

Major Crops

In terms of crops, palay and corn, are the two main crops of the Municipality although there are those who occasionally plant beans and vegetables.

Major Industry

Anao is known to be the Ylang-ylang capital of the Philippines that generally produce oil extracts mainly used in manufacturing perfumes, massage oil, fabric conditioner, dishwashing liquid, soaps and candles. Anao also have one (1) poultry hatchery owned by Canary Square and one (1) poultry farm owned by HKP

Major Occupation

Farming is the main source of people’s income but aside from this, households are engaged in manufacturing massage oil, fabric conditioner, dishwashing liquid, soaps, candles, mushroom, veggie noodles and vermi-compost production.

Tourist Spots/Destination

One of the attractions in this municipality is the Ylang-Ylang trees along the roadsides stretching from the boundary of Moncada to the town proper of Anao leading to the Ylang-ylang Center where the Ylang-ylang Extractors are situated. Also, the Quinabuntoc Creek is great invite for those who like to go on fishing.


The town fiesta is celebrated every March 16 of every year commemorating the foundation day of Anao and celebration of the annual Ylang-ylang festival. Highlights of the festivity include the agro-trade fair and the annual street dancing competition.

The Municipality has an existing Globe Telecom cell site at Brgy. San Roque, PLDT telephone landline and internet connection within the urban area. While cellphones and wireless internet connections are available in the rural areas.

Educational facilities:

  • 6 Public Elementary Schools – 60 classrooms with pupil-room ratio – 19.47
  • 1 Public Secondary school – 17 classrooms, student-room ratio – 42.94
  • 1 Public Senior High School
  • 2 Private Elementary Schools
  • Nearest tertiary school: Municipality of Paniqui, approximately 15-20 minutes with tricycle, jeepney and bus as modes of transportation

*(Ref period: 2014-2015, Source: DEDP 2015)

Health facilities:

  • 1 Rural Health Unit
  • 7 Barangay Health Center
  • 4 Botika ng Barangay
  • 1 Maternal and Child Clinic
  • Nearest Private medical clinic: Municipalities of Moncada and Paniqui
  • Nearest Government hospital: City of Tarlac

*(Ref period: 2014-2015, Source: DEDP 2015)

The total length of the municipality’s road network is 35.37 kilometers. In terms of road density, or length of road per square kilometer, the municipality has 1.48 units.

Anao has no public transportation station as there are no public transports that originate from the town. In terms of transportation, two buses plying the route of Manila-Cuyapo and vice versa pass through the town daily, and so do jeepneys plying the route of Moncada-Cuyapo. Tricycles are stationed in Paniqui but do not have a station in Anao. The other type of transportation other than the jeepney and tricycle that the people popularly use especially the rural folks is the pogpog, a trailer pulled by a hand tractor fitted with rubber tires. (Source:

Credit institutions such as TSPI, Rural Bank of Sto. Domingo and Pagbiagan Cooperative are present in the municipality.


The main source of potable water of the town’s people is groundwater from deep wells and an existing water system called Anao Water Supply System (AWSS). The most common types of pumps used are the cylinder and the jetmatic. There were at least 926 units of pumps serving a total of 2,006 households or an average ratio of two households per one unit of pump (Ratio of 2:1). The existing water system serves seventeen (17) barangays. (Source:


2,158 households have electricity provided by an electric company (TARELCO I). (Source: CBMS Census, 2015)

There is no dumpsite within the municipality. Garbage collection (residual wastes) is done every Mondays and Wednesdays covering all 18 barangays and transported directly to Metro Clark Waste Management Sanitary Land Fill located at Capas, Tarlac.

Of the 9,719 residents in the municipality of Anao, three residents were victims of theft for the past 12 months. (Source: CBMS Census, 2015)

History of Anao

Did you know that the area where Anao is now located was formerly a part of Pangasinan? Get to know more about how Anao came to be.