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Paniqui is a 1st class municipality from the Province of Tarlac with an area of 10,520 hectares. It 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.

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 a 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.


POPULATION (NSO, 2015) 92,606
Growth Rate 0.03
(CBMS 2015)  
Household 22,127
Population density (person/hectare) 7.92
Labor Force  
Employed 23,689
Unemployed/Economically Inactive 655

Paniqui is an agricultural community. The mainstay of the economic life is palay. Farmers depend on rain in feeding their crops.

Main Crop:

Palay 5,876 has

Commercial/Vegetable Crop:

Sweet potato Watermelon
Eggplant Gabi
Turnips Cassava
Squash Yellow Corn
Turnips Watermelon
Peanut Gabi
Ampalaya Cassava
Cotton Beans
Mango Muskmelon
Cowpea Tomato
Green corn

Fishing/Poultry/Livestock/Fruit tree

Sugar 1,525 has
Fisheries 228 has
Others 202 has

Trade and Commerce

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 1,317 business establishments are clustered around barangays Poblacion and Estacion considered as commercial centers. Others are scattered in different barangays.

Potential Investment

  • 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
  • Memorial Parks

Tourist attractions

  • Alimuddin Binyagan Festival
  • Saint Rose Of Lima Church
  • YC Compound
  • Paniqui, Sugar Mills – The Oldest Sugar Central In the Philippines
  • Don Melencio Freedom Park
  • Paniqui Track & Field Oval
  • Paniqui Tennis Ground

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.

Educational facilities:

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 10 private schools offering elementary education
  • two public and 12 private high schools
  • five private schools offering collegiate courses
  • 7 private vocational schools offering technical science as:
    Computers, Electronics, Mechanics, Beauty Culture and others

Health facilities:

Both the government and private health practitioners are undertaking Health Care in Paniqui. There are two Rural Health Unit – RHU I and RHU II, with stations in the Poblacion and in Barangay Balaoang. A Public Hospital owned and manage by the LGU (Paniqui General Hospital) is located at Brgy. Samput and There are three private hospitals and at least 18 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.

Recreation and Sports:

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.

Social Facilities:

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.

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 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.


Asphalted 5%
Gravelled 17%
Earth 19%


Concreted National Bridges 550 L.M.
Concreted Provincial Bridges 390 L.M.
Concreted Barangay Bridges 80 L.M.
Wood overflow bridge 0 L.M.


The Paniqui Water District is the source of water in 17 Barangays and Deepwell is the source of water in 18 remaining Barangays.


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. Substation located at Barangay Matalapitap, Paniqui, Tarlac fed by the National Power Corporation.

There is an existing Municipal Ordinance 2002-08 adopting Republic Act 9003 “Ecological Solid 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.

Security within the Municipality is complemented by the:

  • Philippine National Police
  • Barangay Tanods
  • Kababayan Centers
  • Peace and Order Councils

History of Paniqui

The birth of Paniqui could be traced way back in 1712 when the provincial government of Pangasinan sent a group of men south of Bayambang, Pangasinan for the expansion of the Christian Faith.