MUNICIPALITY OF PAVIA
Mayor: ERVIN G. GEROCHI
Vice Mayor: LUDOVICO A.CARONONGAN
SB Chairman for Tourism:MARIA M. JASPE
Planning Officer: BALTAZAR J. GUMANA
 
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BRIEF HISTORY
Pavia was established in 1848 by the Spanish as a town of the District of Jaro. Before the incurations of the Spaniards, Pavia was believed to be settled by the Malays and later on by the Chinese had established trade and commerce in the settlement with an estimated population of 200 to 400 persons. 

The historical facts coupled with sentiments made sentimental Pavianhons believe that their town was built in 1848 when thirteen 13 landowners decided to shape the future of the former camping place, decisively noted as "biya-biya", meaning neglected or abandoned.  In October 2, 1886, the plans for the bricks church of Pavia was completed in Spain and official launching of the construction was started on the day of Patron Saint, Sta. Monica, May 4, 1887. The Spanish Curate Rev. Fr. Antonio Fermintino who enlisted the labor force of the town undertook supervision of the construction. It is believed that the town was named after Colonel Pavia of Spain. Old folks still remember the heroic stand of Pedro Darroca and Juan Cornel in 1889 and the fierce battle against the Americans in Sambag and Ungka in 1899. Pavia, which had been a part of Sta. Barbara since 1901, seceded from it in 1904 and was annexed to Iloilo City. But Jaro, together with Pavia and Leganes, seceded from Iloilo City in 1907. This made Pavia an "arabal" of Jaro.  

The first President Municipal was elected in 1916.  In 1921, Pavia obtained independence from the district of Jaro through the efforts of prominent citizens.

 
LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
 
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION / JURISDICTION
Pavia is composed of 18 barangays.
 
RESOURCE PROFILE
Land Area - 3,804 hectares
Land Use
The land area is used for the following purposes as shown below:
Residential - 362.83 hectares
Industrial - 1109.00 hectares
Commercial - 5.745 hectares
Institutional - 12.945 hectares
Agricultural - 2066.57 hectares
Open Space - 247.57 hectares
Topography
80% of land area - 20 feet above sea level
20% of land area - 30 feet above sea level
Soil Type
Umingan Sandy Loam
Sta. Rita Clay
Mineral Resources
Sand and Gravel
 
DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE
 
ECONOMIC PROFILE
Agriculture
Main crop - rice
Other crops:
Livestock and Poultry
carabao
cattle
goats
poultry
Pavia is the Regional - Agro Industrial Center of Western Visayas as only of the components of the Panay-GuimarasNegros Agro-Industrial Area development Project (PAGNAIADP). 

As of 1997 there are 38 manufacturing establishments operating in the are, producing various product such as poultry feeds, milled rice, farm implements, noodles, industrial and medical; gases, banana chips and sauce.

Special Interests

Pinipig making and Baye-baye Making in Brgys. Cabugao Sur, Cabugao Norte, Anilao, Purok III and Purok IV considered to be town's specialties well loved to be given as pasalubong and favorite delicacies.  

Regional learning Resource Center - a P14 Million worth project and latest to be constructed at the campus of Pavia National High School, Pavia, Iloilo.  

University of Iloilo in Barangay Ungka II - with its vast campus housing the College of Technology.  

Commission of Population Building housing the Western Visayas Regional Office and training center.  

Pottery - Making in Brgy. Jibao-an and Pandac and age-old livelihood, which manufacture flowerpots, cooking pots, jars and other pottery items.

 
INTERESTING PLACES
Tourist Facilities
Accommodations
Pension House
  • Function Rooms - three (3) (combined capacity of 500 persons)
  • Aircon Rooms - five (5)
  • Non-aircon - twelve (12)
Restaurants / Carinderias - Twenty eight (28)

Sports Recreation Centers

Existing Tourism - Related Projects
Improvement of Municipal Hall and Plaza.
Proposed Tourism Development Projects
National Road Lighting 
Municipal Library and Museum
 
INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES
 
   Concrete / Asphalt Roads   Gravel Roads   Bridges 
 National
5.175 
   
 Provincial 
8.918
 
175 LM
 Municipal 
4.275
3.00
155 LM
 Barangay 
2.00
6.85
60 LM
 
 
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