Calaca has leveled up and is now officially a city.
The plebiscite to ratify the measure converting Calaca into Batangas’ latest city was held on September 3, and the voters overwhelmingly answered “yes.”
There were 29,444 “yes” votes, and 3,781 “no” votes.
Calaca Mayor Nas Ona, who advocated for the cityhood of his hometown to accelerate its progress, described this development as a dream come true.
“Welcome to the City of Calaca!!!” Ona said on Facebook.