Mayor: Dr. Raul N. Banas
Vice Mayor: Engr. John A. Arcosa
Planning & Dev't Coordinator: Engr. Rene A. Sobremonte

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Concepcion was originally called Bacjawan, following the native practice of naming places after natural landmarks.  The name actually means "the place of the bacjaw trees", which used to proliferate in wide swampy areas along the coast.   (Today, two adjoining barangays west of the poblacion still carry the Bacjawan   name.)  In 1855, during the Spanish colonial regime, bacjawan was formally founded as a pueblo, with Felizardo Azucena as its first captain basal or gobernadorcillo.   Later, the local Cabesas de Barangay petitioned the Spanish Comandante Enrique Garcia to change the name of the town from "Bacjawan" to "Concepcion", in honor of the first born daughter of Capitan Azucena.  In 1895, the town became officially known as concepcion, and recognized as a political subdivision of the national government.



The Municipality of Concepcion lies East of Panay Island and Northeast of the Province of Iloilo. It is bounded on the East and South by the Visayan Sea, on the North by the Municipality of San Dionisio and West by the Municipality of Ajuy.

Concepcion lies 123 degrees 64 longitude of the Meridian Greenwich and 11 degree 1352" North Latitude.



Land Area - 9,072 hectares 

Alienable and Disposable Land - 8, 859.50 has.

Forest Land 842.50 has.




Population 30,111 as of 1995



Major Crops

Livestock and Poultry  


Historical attractions 
Town of Concepcion capital of the Sub-Province of Northern Iloilo in the year 1872 to 1899, comprising the town of Banate, Barotac Viejo, Ajuy, Sara, San Dionisio, Estancia, Balasan and Carles. 
College of Fisheries (now Concepcion Polytechnic College) seat of Spanish Commandancia Headquarters. 
Concepcion Water between Igbon and Botlog Island - the place where two Japanese Vessels sank during World 
War II. 
Bago-abo Island one American plane crashed in this area hit by Japanese Anti-Aircraft Missiles. 
Pan de Azucar where nearby Juan Salgado fought against the pirates in 1604 and defeated them twice. 
San Vicente Island Guerilla Sanctuary Island. 
Punta Bagongon place where Captain Yugis Mohammed Commanding the 64th Infantry assaulted the Japanese soldiers in their garrison and secret barracks. 
Talisay Tree at the Concepcion (College of Fisheries) "Hanging Tree" is the mute witness of Spanish atrocities to the Filipinos. 
Two Spanish Cannons used by the Spanish Soldiers during the Spanish regime, 1859, are still existing and could be found near the entrance of the Municipal town Hall. 
Underground Japanese Garrison can be found at Barangay Bagongon and barracks of the Japanese soldiers during World War II. 
Spanish Well can be found at Barangay Agnaga and still existing up to the present. 
Natural attractions  
Mt. Pan de Azucar 2nd highest peak in Panay and landmark of the Municipality of Concepcion. 
Mt. Apitong site of the PT&T relay station ideal for mountain climbers where they can view the scenic island Panorama of the horizon dotted by several islands and the beauties of the surrounding countryside. 
Danao-danao and Basio Island famous for its stone tables, beach and other wonderful figures sculpture through centuries by winds and waves and noted for its lover's lane. 
Mt. Manaphag or Mt. Pan de Azucar land mark of the Municipality, which can be found at Barangay Tambaliza. It is famous for it's a craggy slopes and ideal for climbing. 
Bolobadiangan Island wide beach with limpid lagoons. 
Agho Island the home of the Tabon birds that lay oversized-eggs. 
Hampangan Rock can be found at Tambaliza Island on the top of the mountain near pan de Azucar Mountain. 
Baligian Island a coral reef rising only a few feet above sea level with its lighthouse, and beach of white corals and shells. 
Igbon Island ideal for scuba divers. 
Colebra Island its magnificent caves abound with guano and aligit-it nests. 
Apitong Pass noted for its deep blue sea. 
Tinagong Dagat can be found at the Barangay Plandico where the hidden sea lies. 
Man-made attractions  
Iyang Beach Resort one of the best in Northern Iloilo with complete cottage facilities and conducive for seminars and conferences. 
Tourist Facilities

Land Transport buses, vans, jeepneys, tricycles, trisikads
Sea Transport Pump Boats
SBS Iyang Beach Resort
Agho Island Resort
Sports recreation centers    
Covered Gymnasium 2
Children's Playground 2
Multi-Purpose Pavement 30
Barangay/ School Stage 48
Multi-Purpose Center - 25



Roads and Bridges 
National roads 3.5 kilometer concrete; 5 kilometer gravel
Provincial roads 12 kilometer gravel
Municipal roads 1.5 kilometer concrete; 2.5 kilometer gravel
Barangay roads 200 meter concrete; 55.1 kilometer gravel
Bridge (Provincial Classification) 30 lm. Concrete  
Ports Fish Ports (on going)    

Post Office Bureau of Post    

Communication facilities 
Radio all Barangays of the Municipality is provided with Radio Handsets.
Telephone System 

PLDT 250 Households 

PT&T - 1 station 
BAYAN TEL 1 station 

PT&T 1 station 

TELECOM 1 station 

Land Bank of the Philippines
Sara Field Officer 
Keppel Saving Bank, Sara Branch. 

Medical facilities 
Health Center 17

Tertiary/Secondary Schools 1 
Complete Elementary Schools 17 
Primary Schools - 9 


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