MUN. OF BINGAWAN


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BRIEF HISTORY 

History has it that in 1901 a community was established known as "BINGAWAN". It derived its name from the creek, which resembled a missing tooth, a term "bingaw" in the local dialect. The creek is located west of the present site of Bingawan Central School.  Settlers from nearby towns who fled from Spanish atrocities made the newly established barrio possible. The barrio was run by the Council of Elders the people chose from among themselves. With the establishment of Barrio Bingawan, was also the foundation of Bingawan Baptist Church through the American Missionaries. 

In 1929, the establishment of a Public School was made possible by concerned barrio folks. After WW II, a complete elementary school was opened which resulted to the establishment of the Bingawan High School in 1966. In 1984, said high school was converted into the present Bingawan National High School. 

Although Bingawan was created as an independent municipality in 1969, the first set of officials was appointed in April 10, 1970.


LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY 


The Municipality of Bingawan is situated at the very heart of Panay Island. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of Tapaz, Province of Capiz; on the Northeast but the Municipality of Dumarao, also of Capiz; on the South by the Municipality of Passi, Province of Iloilo; on the Southeast by the Municipality of Calinog, Province of Iloilo, its Mother Municipality.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION / JURISDICTION


Bingawan was created into a municipality on June 21,1969 by virtue of R.A 5511. It comprised 14 barangays namely; Agbao, Alabidhan, Bulabog, Cairohan, Poblacion, Quinangyana, Quinar-upan, Tapacon and Tubod. 

Bingawan falls under the Third Congressional District of the Province of Iloilo and considered as Sixth Class Municipality.


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