Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
Barangays of Bani, in the Pangasinan Province of the Philippines
Ambabaay • Aporao • Arwas • Ballag • Banog Norte • Banog Sur • Calabeng • Centro Toma • Colayo • Dacap Norte • Dacap Sur • Garrita • Luac • Macabit • Masidem • Poblacion • Quinaoayanan • Ranao • Ranom Iloco • San Jose • San Miguel • San Simon • San Vicente • Tiep • Tipor • Tugui Grande • Tugui Norte
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List of Municipalities in the Pangasinan province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines
Agno || Aguilar || Alcala || Anda || Asingan || Balungao || Bani || Basista || Bautista || Bayambang || Binalonan || Binmaley || Bolinao || Bugallon || Burgos || Calasiao || Dasol || Infanta || Labrador || Laoac || Lingayen (Capital) || Mabini || Malasiqui || Manaoag || Mangaldan || Mangatarem || Mapandan || Natividad || Pozzorubio || Rosales || San Fabian || San Jacinto || San Manuel || San Nicolas || San Quintin || Santa Barbara || Santa Maria || Santo Tomas || Sison || Sual || Tayug || Umingan || Urbiztondo || Villasis
Cities in the Province of Pangasinan: Alaminos City || Dagupan City || San Carlos City || Urdaneta City
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Bani within the Pangasinan province
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Geography of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
Bani Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 17,965
Location of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- Bani is in the Pangasinan province.
- Pangasinan is within Region_I-Ilocos Region in Luzon
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History of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
The town of Bani, founded on March 18, 1769, used to be a part of the province of Zambales. In May 1903, it was transferred to Pangasinan together with the towns of Agno, Alaminos, Anda, Bolinao, Burgos, Dasol, Infanta and Mabini because the provincial capital then, Iba, was very far and transportation was difficult. The original name of the town was San Simon. Historical records show that the townsite was transferred from Namagbagan to sitio Almacin in 1859 due to conditions harmful to the health of the residents because of the terrain of the site and for convenience.
The transfer of the Poblacion from its old site at Namagbagan to the present site, Almacin, was also influenced by the following popular belief which has been passed from generation to generation by word of mouth:
Legend has it that the image of the Immaculate Conception, the Patron Saint of the town, then called San Simon, disappeared from the church altar. Searching by the people and Spanish authorities yielded the statue on top of the tall Bani tree located in the vicinity of the present Roman Catholic Church. The image was brought back to the church at Namagbagan, but it was continuously lost and found in the same manner. The people were then convinced to leave their homes at Namagbagan and to settle at the present site. The town was later named Bani after the tree where the image of the Patroness was found.
The territory is divided into two regions by the tail of the Zambales mountains. From Bogtong in the south, it cuts across it northward to Malimpec then sharply bends at Pintor towards Simmilia, Sobor and Zigzag, and onwards until it reaches Tambac Bay in the northwest corner of the town where it abruptly ends. South and east of this mountain range are the lowlands; north and west of it are the uplands, the region known then as the Wild West.
When Bani was still a virgin and unexplored territory, certain historical events were happening in the neighboring provinces that led to its later exploration and settlement. (1) There was the bloody border dispute between the province of Pangasinan and Ilocos which led to the formation, in 1763, of the Province of La Union from territories carved out from both provinces. Before that time the Province of Pangasinan extended up to Pindangan (later to become San Fernando) and included the port of Agoo. The people of these communities spoke the Pangasinan dialect until they were Ilocanized. (2) The occupation of Manila and Cavite by the British emboldened the Filipinos to revolt. Among the most serious of these revolts were those led by Diego Silang in Vigan who secured a large following and gained control of the Ilocos Region for a time, and the revolt, in November, 1762 of the people of Binalatongan (Pangasinan) led by Juan de la Cruz Palaris which gained headway in the important towns of Pangasinan and was not subdued until 1765. (3) The Muslim attacks which continued "partly due to the capture of Manila by the British and partly to the many other disturbances occurring elsewhere in the Philippines. The Spaniards were helpless, and the people lived in perennial terror". And, (4) "to escape persecution through forced labor and excessive tributes, very many Filipinos abandoned their villages and escaped either to the mountain or to regions beyond the control of the Spaniards".
Many of these intrepid northern people who sought to escape to "regions beyond the control of the Spaniards" and there live in peace and freedom, took to the sea in small sailboats and sampans. When they chanced to come upon the mouth of the Bani River and Tambac Bay which was barred by a shallow sandbar knee-deep at low tide, their daring and bravado pushed them farther and farther inward and westward until they reached the rapids of Don Cayo and they could go no farther. Leaving their boats to explore the raw terrain, they tested the cool and invigorating water of the stream and saw the schools of fish playing in the water and the wildlife peeping from the nearby forest, the easily available materials with which to build their future homes, and the fertile lands that would yield their golden harvest. This was the land they were looking for. They saw, they explored and they stayed.
These, then, were the first inhabitants of Bani; the Pangasinenses coming from the strife-torn communities that bordered the province of Ilocos, and the Ilocanos. In 1769, when the Governor of Zambales came to make an ocular inspection of the sitio, the residents of whom were petitioning to become a town, he mentioned the fact that the persons who gathered before him were of the Pangasinan and Ilocano clan and numbered about "300 souls" according to Fr. Mains de Lamberto who likewise came in connection with the desire of the residents for the erection of a "visita" in Bani. Their settlements around the banks of Don Cayo became the nucleus of the town. By 1762, these settlements had became a sitio, with local officials headed by Don Francisco Baltazar as "Tiniente Absolute".(source verbatim from: www.bani.gov.ph/)
People of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- Bani Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 45,652
- Bani Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 25,253
- Elected Government Officials of Bani for the term of 2013-2016
- Elected Government Officials of Bani for the term of 2007-2010
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Businesses in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Real Estate for Sale or lease in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Schools in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Economy of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 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.
Tourists Attractions of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Your Story about Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Bani, Pangasinan, 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
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