San Jose City, an Interesting place to live

Ok, just to let you know, San Jose is a weird place. Not in a bad way, but weird nonetheless.

San Jose is located in the province of Nueva Ecija, in the Philippines. That per se is a weird thing to exist. Why would a Philippine city have its name in Spanish and English at the same time? Time for a little history lesson.

Long story short, the town was founded in 1898 by the Spanish, in a local place previously known as Kabaritan, which in the local llocano language means “place where Kabaritans grows in abundance,” Kabarito being a local plant. By this time, Kabaritan was one of the districts of the city of Lupao but later became a city on its own because of its increasing size.

A local government was established, and a Kapitan (Mayor) elected. Four years after its foundation, the Philippines had a revolution, and the Spaniards surrendered, leaving the place afterward. In 1901, a government was set by the United States, and the city experienced a significant growth and populational boom. Its citizens also experienced more religious and intellectual freedom, economic and political privileges, among other things.

The official languages of San Jose City are Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan. Other languages like English are also present.

The city is divided into 38 barangays or barrios (districts) and had a population of about 139.738 people according to the census of 2015.

During the World War II, the city became an evacuation center of the surrounding areas. Nowadays is a peaceful City that has several touristic attractions.

Tayabo Natural Park

Located right at the foot of the Mount Caraballo, in the gateway to the Cagayan Valley, it has a hundred steps stair that leads to the hilltop and its lamp-lit pagodas for an astonishing view of the Nueva Ecija

The Palaspas Falls

They are located on the outskirts of the city, in one if its barrios (districts), known as Manicla. And is ideal for a bath and having a picnic.

There are also festivals, such as the Tanduyong and the Pagibang Damara throughout the year.


The economy of San José City is based on agriculture, with onion being the most cultivated crop, with San José being the leading producer of onions in the country. Other crops also cultivated include rice, corn, mango, banana, eggplants, and garlic.


Almost 80% of the population of San José is Catholic, with the Diocese of San Jose being created by Pope John Paul II in On February 16, 1984.

The new Subdivision, Camella San José City Community

As an ever-growing city, the City of San José (or Lungsod ng San Jose in Filipino; Siyudad ng San Jose in Pangasinan and Siyudad ti San Jose in Ilocano), new subdivisions are being done every year.

The most recent one is the Camella San José City, an enterprise built by Camella, a local company specialized in this kind of development.

Camella is a proven home building company, with more than 40 years of experience in the field, actuating all over the Philippines, always delivering the projects, having helped more than 300,000 families to achieve their goal of having their own house.

The new planned neighborhood has several house models that you can choose from and is very accessible when it comes to price.

Starting from a two-story, 85m² home in a 99m² lot and going up to a two-story, 166m² house in a 143m² lot, there is something for you.

The homes’ building materials are all reinforced to ensure the quality and durability of the houses built. Camella also believes that the dream of having your own house should not be ignored.

For that, Camella has an easy payment scheme that can fit into your budget.

The Camella’s planned neighborhood always consider the surrounding areas, being built near schools, hospitals, churches, and markets, so its residents have no trouble finding the services they need.

They also take the security of you and your home very seriously. All the communities built by Camella have a CCTV, fences, and guards making rounds in the streets of the community.

How to acquire a home

There are three options to get in touch with Camella to purchase a home in the San Jose City community.

If you are already in the Philippines, you can:

Call Camella through the contact numbers (0950) 961-6393 and (0905) 851-0622 or;

If you are not in the Philippines, you can send a formulary of contact through the Camella San Jose City Community project’s website, located here < >.

You may call them toll free from one of the locations below:

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