Aklan Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Aklan Province of the Philippines
Altavas | Balete | Banga | Batan | Buruanga | Ibajay | Kalibo (Capital) | Lezo | Libacao | Madalag | Makato | Malay | Malinao | Nabas | New Washington | Numancia | Tangalan
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Aklan Province In the Visayas Islands
Provincial Capitol of the Province of Aklan
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The Province of Aklan, Philippines
- Home of Piña Fiber and also the Rambutan Center for Asia
- Kalibo is the capital of Aklan
- Aklan has a total of 327 barangays, 17 municipalites, and 0 cities - Every barangay in the province of Aklan has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
- Registered Voters of Aklan as of (2010) = 258,582
- Population of Aklan (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 495,122
- Land Area of Aklan (as of 2007, in hectares) = 182,142
- Aklan is a 2nd class province.
- The province of Aklan is within Region VI in the Island of panay.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF AKLAN
Aklan is the oldest province in the Philippines, organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo. The main island is described as shaped like a duck whose head in the northwest is bordered by the Sulu Sea and whose spine stretches from the northeast down to the east bordered by the Sibuyan Sea. It has 17 municipalities and 327 barangays . Kalibo is the capital. Aklan is a mountainous province with one third of its land area sloping at 30 percent on the average. It is still one of the few provinces in the country to maintain a total of 709 hectares of virgin forest.
Temperature does not vary greatly, from coolest at 26 degrees Celsius but there are two different climates because of a difference in the amount and schedule of rainfall. In the western side of the province, dry months are from January to April while the rest of the year is wet. The wettest month is August , averaging 500 millimeters of rain. The driest month is March.
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Government of The Philippines
BRIEF HISTORY OF AKLAN
Aklan is the oldest province in the Philippines, organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo as the Minuro it Akean to include what is now Capiz. The capital of Aklan changed location several times. Towards the end of the 14th century, Datu Dinagandan moved the capital to the present site of Batan which was captured in 1399 by Chinese adventurers under Kalantiaw, who forthwith ruled Aklan. In 1433 the son of Kalantiaw, Kalantiaw III laid down a written code of laws now known as the Code of Kalantiaw. The short-lived Kalantiaw dynasty ended when Kalantiaw III was slain in a duel with Datu Manduyog, legitimate successor to Datu Dinagandan. When Manduyog became the new ruler, he moved the capital to Bakan (ancient name of Banga) in 1437. Several datus succeeded Manduyog when Miguel Lopez de Legaspi landed in Batan in 1565, Datu Kabayag was ruling Aklan from what is now the town of Libacac.
Lopez de Legaspi divided the Minuro it Akean into five encomiendas which he distributed among his followers. Those encomiendas were in Mambusao, Baan and Panay. Along with political changes, the Spaniards introduced Christianity and in a short while thousands of Aklanons were baptized. Towns were laid following the Spanish pattern, each organized around a plaza with a church, municipio and school. Roads were carved out of forests to link principal towns. In 1716, the area of the Minuro it Akean was designated a province. But to the dismay of Aklanons it was called Capiz and until Aklan became a province on its own in 1956, the Aklanons never knew rest.
In 1896 an Aklanon member of Bonafacio’s Katipunan arrived in Batan and organized Aklan for the fight against Spain. Battles marking this struggle are commemorated today with numerous municipal holidays, notable among them, the New Washington’s “Pacto de Sangre” celebration.
Having developed an identity of their own, a distinct dialect being no problem, the people of Aklan felt they should govern themselves. After the Americans took the country from Spain in 1901 an Aklan delegation petitioned the Taft Commission, which structured the new civil government of the country for separation from Capiz.
The petition was not turned down, but it was not granted either. As an S.O.P the Americans promised to set up at the right time a separate court of first instance for Aklan at Batan. They appointed Simeon Mobo Reyes as first provincial secretary. But the struggle for separation never let up. The newspaper “Aklanon” which began publication in 1914 advocated the creation of a separate province while Aklanons in Congress filed numerous bills for the same purpose, including the Urquiola-Alba bill in 1920, the Laserna-Suner bills in 1925 and 1930 and the Tumbokon bill in 1934.
Aklan finally became an independent province when president Magsaysay signed into law on April 25, 1956, Republic Act 1414 separating Aklan from Capiz. This law authored by Congressman Godofredo P. Ramos and the province was inaugurated on November 8, 1956.
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- Elected officials of Aklan for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Carlito Samson Marquez
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Gabrielle Venus Calizo-Quimpo
- House Representative: Florencio Tumbocon Miraflores
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of Aklan Province
Travel and Tourism in Aklan
Aklan is one province that has painted a definite niche in the world tourist map. Year after year, it is host to thousands of tourists because of the attraction of its colorful festival and the allure of its pristine beaches. It is the home of the world-class beach island, Boracay and the exotic piña fabric which has clothed high society and high fashion.
Economy, Industry and Natural Resources of Aklan
Agriculture, fishery and forestry are currently the dominant economic activities in the province of Aklan. A total of 85,437.92 hectares are devoted to agriculture. These are planted mostly to rootcrops, rice and coconuts. The province has a growing livestock population. Bred commercially are poultry and swine.
The neighboring Sibuyan Sea makes Aklan a rich fishing area. Annual harvest is estimated at 13,814 metric tons. The province has 11 coastal municipalities where different species of fish and other marine resources like seaweed and oysters are abundant. The culture of prawns, crabs and milkfish (bangus) is a major activity. Prawns and crabs are the major exports of Aklan.
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Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Businesses in Aklan, Philippines
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Aklan, Philippines
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Aklan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Aklan, Philippines
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Schools in Aklan, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Aklan can be listed here. You can list it like this:Aklan State University Banga Campus
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Aklan Zip Codes
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- OFW tourist arrivals rise 4.2% in 2012
- Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - More workers returning home from abroad are spending time touring around the country, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.
- The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) registered as tourists increased 4.2 percent in 2012, data from the DOT showed..........Full Story
- Gov’t works on branding for Phl food products
- Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The government plans to launch this year a branding for Philippine food products for export, as it seeks to actively promote local goods overseas, a trade official said.
- “We want to create a Philippine brand (to be used) for packaging (of products) this year,” Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) executive director Rosario Virginia Gaetos told reporters at the sidelines of the 9th International Food Exhibition Philippines..........Full Story
- Carabao Festival
- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
- Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
Aklan bats for better protection of children
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R06&article=961336633137
- By: Venus G. Villanueva
- Thursday, May 10, 2012
KALIBO, Aklan- Aklan children will be better protected, particularly the abused and the disadvantaged, with the launching here recently of the Child Protection Unit (CPU-Aklan) at the Aklan Comprehensive Center for Women (ACCW).
The launching, which was one of the major activities of the 56th anniversary of Aklan April 25, was attended by Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid, Executive Officer of the Child Protection Network Foundation, Inc. and Mrs. Sally Ujano, National Coordinator of the Philippines Against Child Trafficking (PACT).
The improvement/renovation of the space for CPU-Aklan at the ACCW was funded by the European Union Delegation of the Philippines.
The delegation also provided the fund for the improvement of some equipment and in the conduct of a comprehensive training of the CPU team, composed of a doctor, a policewoman and other support staff who will man the unit.
Its medical examination room is within the emergency room of the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH).
In his message at the launching, Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez, who cut the ceremonial ribbon along with Dr. Madrid and Ujano, thanked the CPU-Net Foundation, PACT, the European Union Delegation to the Philippines, the sponsors, stakeholders and the private sector for the setting up of CPU- Aklan.
For her part, Dr. Madrid congratulated the Aklan government and Governor Marquez for his good governance and his continued support for children.
Ujano, on the other hand, praised the provincial government for the successful launching and establishment of the CPU, citing Aklan officials for having “a great working team”.
The ACCW building is just adjacent to the DRSTMH.
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