In the Beginning just like anything else, there was no Pilar at all. What is more amazing is the fact that the present site of Pilar was merely a barrio within the jurisdiction of Balanga. There were very few inhabitants. One day a Spanish Galleon was tossed to its shoes by two violent storms which brewed while the galleon was still in the midst of the sea. The Spaniards in the galleon landed and were greeted by the inhabitants. The visitors asked the name of the place and they replied that it has no name. The Spaniards suggested that the place be name in the honor of the image they had with them which was that of the “Lady of Pillar” the people consented. Since that time, the town had been called “Pilar” and its inhabitants multiplies rapidly and progressed politically, industrially and economically.