San Jose, Tarlac

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San Jose is a fourth class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 32,728 people in 5,860 households. It was created into a municipality pursuant to RA 6842; ratified on April 21, 1990; taken from the municipality of Tarlac City.

The Eco-Tourism park and The Monasterio De Tarlac is located at Barangay Lubigan. The monastery holds a relic of the Holy Cross and is the only one known to possess such in Asia. The monastery's height is at approximately 300 meters. A deep portion of the Tarlac River which was unaffected by lahar still exists, and for a fee of about 20 pesos, depending on the owner, a visitor can go for a traditional balsa or bamboo raft ride. The Jeepney ride from central terminal in Tarlac City costs about 40 pesos to Barangay Villa Aglipay. The first trip leaves at around 10:00 a.m and the last trip leaves at around 4:00 p.m. From the drop point, about three people can pay for a tricycle ride to the monastery at an agreed cost since not all vehicles are capable of getting there.

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