MUN. OF ALIMODIAN

Mayor: Mary Lou A. Alipao
Vice Mayor: Nicanor Allones

 

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BRIEF HISTORY  
  
The legend of Alimodian has four versions.  Out of these four, it was not actually proven which version is the real legend. One such story is the Ali Mudin version. It's all about Magtanong, his wife Si Kanugon and their son Ali Mudin. The story goes like this: There was once a mother and a daughter named Kalipayan and Si Kanugon. Si Kanugon was so lovely that Agustin Magtanong could not resist not falling in love with her. However, Kalipayan did against Agustin Magtanong who she claimed was a worthless man who possessed nothing but a small parcel of land he was tilling for livelihood. The rejection of Kalipayan for Magtanong’s proposal made him more insistent to get Si Kanugon by hook or by crook. 

On the other hand, Si Kanugon was not a problem. She was in love with Magtanong, too. So that, her mother's intervention with her affair with Magtanong made her grieve so much that she decided to put an end to her life. 

Meanwhile, Magtanong decided to kidnap the woman he loved most. So, together with forty other villagers, he went to Si Kanugon’s place just to catch her on the act of taking poison concocted from wild roots. Later, they eloped, together with the villagers and bound for the south. 

The village they established was named Ubodan. And as the tribe increased, they decided to establish a town on the plains about three kilometers south of Ubodan. They named the town Ali Mudin after Magtanong’s corruption of the original name to what is now the Municipality of Alimodian. 

Another tale is about the love and passion of Girom, Himaya and Madalig. There was also the common "Halin Kamo Diyan version". 

Once upon a time, a group of Spaniards went to the place, which is now the present site of Alimodian. They saw several men climbing the coconut tree. The visitors asked the natives of the name of the place but they could not understand what new comers were asking about. Fearing that some coconuts might hit the Spaniards, one man atop the tree shouted. "Halin kamo diyan" (get away from there). The strangers thought the men were telling them the name of the place and the words sounded like "Ali Mo Diyan", the three being tall. So, they call the place "Ali Mo Diyan" believing that, that was the actual name of the place. 

The last legend is quite unpopular, declaring that the name was after Cabudian Creek running along the southern outskirt of the poblacion. Cabudian Creek is now called Alimodian Creek.

 


LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY  
  
Alimodian is located on the South Central Iloilo town and one of the West South Central towns of Iloilo Province. Bounded on the North by Antique Province; on the east by municipality of Maasin and Cabatuan, Iloilo; on the south by municipality of San Miguel; and on the west by municipality of Leon. 


 


RESOURCES PROFILE  
  
    Land Area - 14,482 kilometers   

    Land Use    

    •  Agricultural Land - 8,337.339 hectares 
    •  Residential - 102.7621 hectares 
    •  Commercial - 3.2495 hectares 
    •  Government - 1.8644 hectares 
    •  Religious - 1.0448 hectares 
    •  Hospital - 2.7450 hectares 
    •  Educational - 32.3520 hectares 
    •  Others (Cemetery) - 2.5669 hectares 
        
    Topography   
    •   40% (5,910 hectares) slopes ranging below 15% 
    •   60% (8,752 hectares) slopes of above 15% 
        
    Soil Types    
    •  Clay loam 
    •  Luciana loam 
    •  Alimodian loam 
    •  Umingan fine sandy loam 
        
    Climate   
    •  Heavy rainfall occurs from June to September 
    •  From October climate varies 
    •  From November to January the climate is cold 
    •  From February to May is dry season

 


DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE  
  
    Population - 29,179 households

 


ECONOMIC PROFILE  
  
    Agriculture   
       farming - major source of income   
       livestock   
       poultry   
       swine raising 
    Rich in raw materials like bamboo, nito, bananas and other food stuffs like kamoteng-kahoythat can be manufactured into starch.

 


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS  
  
    • 7 Cities of Alimodian
    • The Agony Hill Tree Park

Proposed Tourism Projects

    Development of attractions such as water falls, island beaches and other potential scenic spots in the municipality: 
    • Panalikdikan Falls – Sitio Dawis, Poblacion
    • Punta Buri Island – Brgy. Punta Buri
    • Calabasa Island Beach – Parola Island

 


INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES  
  
    Roads   
    National road - 10 kilometers (concrete, asphalt, gravel)   
    Provincial road - 3 kilometers (concrete, gravel)    
    Barangay road - 108 kilometers (concrete, asphalt, gravel, earth)
    Communication facilities   
    Radio - ICOM Handheld transceiver   
    Telephone - PLDT
    Bank - 1 Rural Bank   
       
    Health Facilities   
    1 Hospital (ALEOSAN District Hospital)   
    1 Municipal  Health Center   
    8 Barangay Health Station    
    1 Community Based Rehabilitation Services(CBRS) for Disable
    School   
    Day Care Center - 42   
    Preparatory and Kinder Schools - 8   
    Primary Schools - 7   
    Elementary Schools - 19   
    High School - 2
    The Alimodian National Comprehensive High School is also servicing tertiary education by offering two- (2) year basic course on applied electricity.
    Transportation - 25 kilometers (Alimodian to Iloilo City)  
      Public Utility Jeep is the means of transportations.   
      During dry season, 44 barangays are accessible by land transport and only 17 are accessible during rainy season.
 


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