The real history of Pagsanjan began
in 1668 when it emerged as a town. Years before that time, it was a barrio of
Lumban. Across three centuries, it has survived all natural and man-made
cataclysms, including the Philippine Revolution and World War II.
During the long interim of 170 years (1668-1858) Pagsanjan was the capital of
Laguna. Despite the loss of the provincial capital ship, the town is still great
because of the achievements of its many-splendored people.