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The Municipality of Ramos is located at the north-eastern part of the province of Tarlac. It is approximately 28.6 kms. away from Tarlac, the capital of the province. It is geographically bounded by the Municipality of Pura in the south (5.1 kms.), Municipality of Paniqui at the north-western part (7.1 kms.), Municipality of Gerona at the south-western part (10.9 kms.), Municipality of Anao in the northern part (10 kms.), Municipality of Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija in the north-eastern part (10.5 kms.) and Municipality of Guimba, Nueva Ecija at the southeast (23.1 kms.).

The town is composed of 9 barangays and has a total land area of 2,440 hectares.


Ramos is dominantly an Ilocano-speaking town. Majority or 84.78% of the population speaks Ilocano and the rest speaks various dialects from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Based on the 2000 census conducted by the National Statistics Office, the total population of the town is 16,889 with an annual growth rate of 1.71% between 1995 and 2000 and population density of 6.875 persons per hectare. The projected population for the year 2008 is 18,178 persons.


Agriculture is the primary industry in the town. The primary agricultural products are rice, corn, sweet potato, peanut, legumes, fruit and leafy vegetables. Sugarcane and coconut are the industrial crops. Its agricultural production covers an area of about 2,195 hectares of fertile lands.

Livestock, poultry and fish production are other economic activities in the municipality. Ruminant animals like carabao, cattle and goat are raised with agricultural crops. Backyard swine raising are raised through self-finance, with only very few raising commercially. Poultry raising is on organic chicken with only very rare on broiler raisers. Fishery areas are located in low lying areas of the town and are only productive during wet season. There are very few fish producers in the town.

Crochet and knitting industry is also a growing business in the community. One of the objectives of the present administration is to make the whole municipality of Ramos the “CROCHET COUNTRY OF TARLAC”. 


  • Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
    (The “WEDDING CHURCH” of the Province)
    Location: Poblacion Center, Ramos, Tarlac
  • Hacienda Cojuangco (Cojuangco State)
    Location: San Raymundo, Ramos, Tarlac
    Description: The coconut and cashew plantation are the attractions of Hacienda Cojuangco. The place is perfect for group picnics and adventures.

Major Agricultural Crops

Crops Area Harvested (has.) Production (M.T.)
Rice (irrigated) 580 4.2
Rice (rainfed) 1,043 4.2
Yellow Corn 198 5.16
Sweet Potato 155 15.70

Livestock and Poultry

Cattle 1,156
Carabao 658
Swine 1,696
Goat 1,678
Chicken 15,000
Duck 2,282
Dog 2,634
Geese 79

Telecommunication services in the municipality are provided mostly by the private sector.

TELEPHONE Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
CELLSITES GLOBE (2), SMART (1), Sun cellular (1)
INTERNET Private Internet shops


Rural Health Unit 1
Barangay Health Stations 9


Elementary 6
Primary 2
Secondary 1

The Municipal government continually pursues improving school facilities to facilitate the increasing number of students every school year.


Sports and recreation in Ramos is typical with other municipalities. Each Barangay has its own basketball courts. There is also a Municipal Covered Court at the town plaza. It is used for inter-barangay basketball competition, for athletic meets, musical and literary contest, rallies, meetings and festivities.


At present, the road network in the municipality has a total length of about 58.74 kilometers. The breakdown of which is:

National Roads 9
Provincial Roads 2.2
Municipal Roads 2.00
Barangay Roads 45.54


Concreted National Bridges                                55.9 linear meters

Concreted Provincial Bridges                              30 linear meters

Concreted Municipal Bridges                              10 linear meters

Concreted Barangay Bridges                              249 linear meters


There are five (5) existing deep well pump maintained by National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Bulk of agricultural land is irrigated through privately owned Shallow Tube Wells, Open Surface Pump and Small Farm Reservoirs.


Industrial, commercial and domestic water consumption largely depend on ground water supplied by privately-owned deep well, hand pumps and local water utilities. Ramos Water District serves the Pobalacion area including Toledo, Coral, Pance, Guiteb and San Raymundo.


All the nine Barangays of the municipality are fully enegized. The distribution system is managed by Tarlac Electric Cooperative Incorporated I (TARELCO I).

History of Ramos

The region was not far from the hilly where grasses were plentiful and along the creeks, a tree called “Bani” with medicinal properties grew in abundance, thus, forming one of the barrios of the town of Paniqui.