Penaranda - Nueva Ecija Destinations


It is a 4th class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

According to the latest census, it has a population of 26,725 people in 4,940 households.

It is bordered by municipalities of General Tinio and San Leonardo and the city of Gapan.


The area was originally called Mapisong, and it was a part of the municipality of Gapan. The area was organized into a municipality by José Maria Peñaranda, a Spanish engineer, and subsequently named after him.

Peñaranda was once known for its high quality crop called ikmo, a plant used by older Filipinos as a chewing substance. Recently however, the crop is on the brink of extinction. Rice remains a flourishing farm produce.



Attractions at Penaranda

Araquio of Penaranda