Licab - Nueva Ecija Destinations


It is a 5th class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

According to the latest census, it has a population of 23,675 people in 4,331 households.

About one hundred fifty five (155) kilometers from Metro Manila. Licab lies in the lowest portion of the province, experiencing two situations: during rainy seasons, being located at the northern portion of the municipality are flood free barangays while the other five (5) barangays are mostly underwater.


Licab was formerly a part another town, Aliaga. In 1835, immigrants Don Dalmacio Esguerra and brother Tomas, toiled to scrape off thick leaves using only hoes and twigs of hard trees. The Esguerra Brothers first called the place “Pulong—Samat”. Later, after years of successful tilling and with families growing bigger they renamed the place “Licab an Ilocano word meaning to scrape off. Lest it be forgotten in history, Don Dalmacio had three other brothers who assisted him in his endeavour: Pedro, Abdun and Olegario. Olegario Esguerra married a woman named Betis, and one of their children is named Juliana who, in the early 1890s, married another local Gregorio Espiritu.