MUNICIPALITY OF LEGANES

Mayor: Adolfo E. Jaen

 

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BRIEF HISTORY

The municipality of Leganes sprang from a small settlement in the early part of 1840 in the site now known as Barangay Guihaman. The word "Guihman" originated from the presence of wild boars of "guiham" which inhabited or foraged the place. The early founders of the municipality named the place "Valencia" in honor of its Patron Saint , San Vicente Ferrer of Valencia, a town in Spain. Learning the existence of the settlement, Don Ysidro A. Brudit, the Spanish Governor of Iloilo at that time, decree sometime in 1856, that the settlement be registered as a "Pueblo" otherwise a fine of P600.00 will believed on the inhabitants. In compliance with the decree, the place was registered as a pueblo in 1858. 

The little pueblo at that time had grown into a thriving community with the influx of settlers from the adjacent towns of Jaro and Sta. Barbara. One of its founders, Don Miguel Valencia, seemed to enjoy unmerited, if not unusual honor after the settlement was named Valencia, while other founders protested and moved to have the name changed through a petition to the Alta Mar in Spain. The Spanish authorities, annoyed by the complaint, named the pueblo LEGANES, the name of another town somewhere in Spain, which is of little significance, just to settle the seemingly heedless dispute. The other originators, Don Angel Gustilo, Don Mariano Gustilo, Don Jacinton Sandoval, Don Lorenzo Gustilo, Don Juan Hilado and Don Fulgencio Espino fought hard for the autonomy and independence of the little pueblo.


LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY


RESOURCE PROFILE

Land Area - 3,281 hectares
Topography 

In general, well-cultivated fields, coconut trees and bamboo clamps dominate the landscape of the entire town. The overall terrain is characterized by level plains, but slightly higher in the Northwest of Lapayon and Calaboa. It has a slope of 0-3% category.


DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE


ECONOMIC PROFILE

Investment - Rice Mills, RTW Factory, Fish Meal Factory, noodles Factory and Car Accessories Factory

PLACES OF INTEREST


TOURISTS FACILITIES


INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES


[ Brief History ] [ Location and Accessibility ] [ Resource Profile ]
[ Demographic Profile ] [ Economic Profile ] [ Places of Interest ] [ Tourist Facilities ]
[ Infrastructure and Utilities ]

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