San Leonardo is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 54,596 people in 10,068 households.

San Leonardo is located between Gapan City and Santa Rosa. It is a two to three hour bus ride from Manila. The area has a farming economy. San Leonardo has vast rice fields and land for growing vegetables and poultry products.


During World War II, Japanese Occupation forces entered in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija on 1942 during the Japanese Invasion and Occupation. Novo Ecijano and Hukbalahap Communist guerrilla resistance groups from 1942 to 1944 in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija for the sieges and invasions to attacked of the Japanese Imperial forces was found retreated and before the liberation on 1945 from the Allied troops. On January to April 1945, the joint and combined military force of Filipino soldiers and officers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary units and the American soldiers and officers under the United States Army units was recaptured and they liberated the town municipality of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija and they helping to the Novo Ecijano and Hukbalahap Communist resistance groups and defeats against the Japanese soldiers and officers under the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces and the Makapili soldiers and begins the Battle of San Leonardo and the Battle of Gapan between the Japanese and the combined American and Philippine Commonwealth troops on January to April 1945 and ended World War II.

NE rice paddy

Rice paddies of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.


San Leonardo is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Mallorca
  • Bonifacio (Población)
  • San Bartolomé (Población)
  • Burgos (Población)
  • Rizal (Población)
  • Mambangnan
  • Nieves
  • Castellano
  • San Roque
  • San Anton
  • Tambo-Adorable
  • Magpapalayok
  • Tabuating
  • Tagumpay
  • Diversion


  • C.I. Villaroman ES (Formerly Magpapalayok Elementary School)
  • Castellano Elementary School
  • Mallorca Elementary School
  • Mambangnan Elementary School
  • Nieves Elementary School
  • San Anton Elementary School
  • San Leonardo CS
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • Tagumpay Elementary School
  • Tambo North Elementary School
  • Tambo South Elementary School
  • Magpapalayok NHS
  • Mallorca NHS
  • Mambangnan NHS
  • San Anton NHS
  • Clever Lane Development School
  • Cuyapo UMC Learning Center
  • L.F. Gonzales College of Science & Technology, Inc (LFGCSTI)
  • Dr. Gloria D. Lacson College
  • San Leonardo Academy
  • San Lorenzo Diocesan Academy
  • Seraphin Learning Center
  • Trinity Christian School (TCS)