Plaridel is a 1st class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 99,817 inhabitants in 16,596 households.
The town of Plaridel was previously known as Quingua. This is where the Battle of Quingua was fought with Gregorio del Pilar in which Col. John Stotsenberg was killed during the Philippine-American War on April 23. A marker now stands at the site of the battle, in Barangay Agnaya.
The historic past of the town of Plaridel can be traced through records back to 1595, in the early years of the Spanish colonization, when the place was a vast undeveloped plain covered with thick forest and cogon grass, with the rivers Angat and Tabang running through it. The Angat River flowed directly in a snakelike wave to Calumpit meeting the Pampanga River. The Tabang river, a mere branch with adjoining intersections dividing the middle of the present Poblacion, flowed to Manila Bay passing the Guiguinto and Bulacan towns. The water of this river was called "Tabang" or fresh water. (from Wikipedia)