Marilao is a first class, highly urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 221,965 people. With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is part of Manila's built-up area which reaches San Ildefonso on its northernmost part.
Marilao is one of the 21 Philippine municipalities, informally called "League of 21", that have met the requirements for cityhood set by the Constitution and Local Government Code of the Republic of the Philippines and as agreed upon by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).
Long before the establishment as an independent town Marilao traces its origin as a little as a barrio.It was initially a Barrio of Meycauayan and the Franciscan Missionaries from Meycauayan built a visita dedicated to San Miguel Arcangel.
In April 21, 1796, the Barrio of Marilao was established as a pueblo as approved by the Alcalde Mayor of Bulacan and the Franciscan friars of Meycauayan with the approval of Archbishop of Manila, the visita of San Miguel Arcangel became a Town Church where Padre Vicente de Talavera was its parish priest.
Marilao is politically subdivided into 16 barangays, all classified as urban.
- Divine Mercy Shrine in Brgy. Santa Rosa
- SM City Marilao (opened November 28, 2003)
- National Shrine of the Divine Mercy (located in Brgy. Santa Rosa I)
- Luyang Dilaw Festival (held during May 2)
St. Michael the Archangel Parish ChurchMain article: San Miguel Arcangel Church, Marilao
St. Michael the Archangel Parish ChurchGhost ship Island and resort Address: Poblacion 2 Marilao, Bulacan Phone number: 09159052955 Legit? Yes The Parish celebrates its Patronal Feasts on May 8 and September 29. Its 28th Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Alberto D.J. Santiago succeeded Fr. Avelino G. Santos. Under Parochial Vicar, Fr. Francis Protacio S. Cortez III,OSA. It is hundred years old spiritual edifice in Poblacion I considered as “place marker” and serve as “point of orientation” to the local residents and visitors.
St Michael the Archangel Parish is under the jurisdiction of the Latin Rite Diocese of Malolos, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila canonically erected in 1961. The mother church of the Diocese is the Malolos Cathedral located in Malolos City, Bulacan.