MUN. OF ANILAO

Mayor: Igmedio Cabangal Sr.
Vice Mayor: Suzette Carbon

 

[ Brief History ] [ Location and Accessibility ] [ Resources Profile ]
 [ Demographic Profile ] [ Economic Profile ] [ Tourist Attractions ]
 [ Infrastructure and Utilities ]

 

BRIEF HISTORY
 

Like other towns along the coast of the island of Panay. Anilao was founded by a group of fishermen during the Pre Spanish period.  Its name was reportedly derived from the Anilao tree growing abundantly along the bank of Anilao River.

It is formerly an arabal of the municipality of Banate and became an independent on November 1, 1939 by virtue of Executive Order No. 220 of President Manuel L. Quezon under the sponsorship of Governor Tomas Confesor and Assemblyman Victorino Salcedo.


 

LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY 
 
Located at the northeastern of Iloilo Province; 40 kilometers from Iloilo City. Bounded by the Municipalities of San Enrique in the north, Banate in the east, Dingle in the west, Barotac Nuevo in the southwest and Guimaras strait in the south.

 


RESOURCES PROFILE 
 
    Land Area 
      10,031.44 hectares 

    Land Use   

      Agricultural - 6,618.09 has 
      Commercial - 1.5 has. 
      Industrial - 1.5 has. 
      Residential - 104.25 has. 
      Institutional - 28.5 has. 
      Other - 3,277.6 has.
       
    Soil Types   
    • Sta. Rita clay loam - at the eastern barangays
    • Alimodian clay loam - at the western part of the municipalities
       
    Mineral Resources 
    • Barangays Mostro, Manganese, Balunos and Guipis have manganese deposits and are believed to have potential for gold deposits

    Climate  

    • Type I

 


DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE 
 
    Population - 20,711 (1995 NSO)

 


ECONOMIC PROFILE 
 
    Agriculture  
      Major crops    
      • Rice
      • sugarcane
      • fishponds

      Livestock    

      • carabao
      • cattle
      • swine
      • goats
      • poultry

 


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS 
 
Natural attractions  
      • Boyboyan Falls located at Brgy. Palaypay; 2.50 km from the poblacion  
      • Darangkalan Falls located at Brgy. Balunos; 8 km from the poblacion  
      • Patugpahon Mountain located at Brgy. Manganese; 8 km from the poblacion
  
Festival and Fiesta  
      • May 21-22 - Religious Fiesta  
      • October 31 November 1- Kaadlawan sang Anilao

Proposed Tourim Projects

The municipality proposes for the establishment of Ecological and Conservation Park for Flaura and Fauna at Patugpahon Plateau situated at barangay Manganese some 8 kms. away from the Poblacion and Municipal Centennial Park at Poblacion.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES 
 
    Roads  
    National road - 10.75 kilometers (asphalt)  
    Provincial road - 4.2 kilometers (gravel)   
    Municipal road - 3.116 kilometers (concrete, gravel) 
    Barangay road - 108 kilometers (concrete, asphalt, gravel, earth)
    Post Office 
      PhilPost 
       
    Communication facilities  
Radio / TV
   Radio Aerial Broadcasts from Iloilo and Bacolod Cities
   TV Telecast from Metro Manila

Telegraph TELOF

Telephone System
  PLDT 

    Health Facilities  
Health facilities 6 health stations
Private Medical Clinic 2

    School

Secondary 2
Elementary 15

Primary 2

Kinder/Nursery - 15

    Transportation 

    • buses
    • jeepneys
    • taxis
    • L3
    • tricycles
    • trisikads

 


[ Brief History ] [ Location and Accessibility ] [ Resources Profile ]
  [ Demographic Profile ] [ Economic Profile ] [ Tourist Attractions ]
  [ Infrastructure and Utilities ]

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