Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
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- Jordan has a total of 14 barangays.
- Registered Voters of Jordan as of (2010) = 17,441
- Jordan is in the "LONE" Voting Congressional District of Guimaras.
- Population of Jordan (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 32,524
- Land Area of Jordan (as of 2007, in hectares) = 12,611
- Jordan is a 3rd class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- Jordan is in the Guimaras province and within Region VI in the western part of the Visayan Islands.
Geography of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
The Municipality of Jordan is located on the western part of Guimaras which in turn is situated right in the middle of Panay and Negros in Western Visayas with Iloilo and Guimaras Strait separating it from the north island respectively. Jordan is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Buenavista, San Lorenzo to the east and Sibunag to the south. At its nearest point, it is approximately 1.5 nautical miles from Iloilo. This central location serves well its function as the provincial capital of the Province of Guimaras. In terms of absolute location Jordan lies within latitudes 10º04′00″ N and 10º26′00″ N and the longitudes 122º30′00″ E and 122º45′00″ E. The main point of entry into the Municipality is the Jordan Wharf located in Brgy. Rizal. It is the nearest point of access from Iloilo City allowing the Municipality better trade opportunities and development stimuli than the other municipalities. This may be the reason why Jordan is also regarded as the commercial center of the island. (source verbatim from:http://guimaras.gov.ph/)
Location of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
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Sports News of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
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- Power Pinays out of Asian Club tilt
- Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Home TVolution Philippines took a stinging 25-7, 25-13, 25-12 defeat from title contender Hisamitsu Spring Japan to bow out of the 2014 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand yesterday.
- The Power Pinays, who made it to the quarters by finishing fourth in the six-team Group B with a 2-3 (win-loss) record, proved no match to the power-hitting Japanese, falling to the consolation pool ....................... Full Story»
News and Events
- 2015 is ‘Visit Philippines year’
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
- The Philippine tourism sector is gearing up for 2015 as “Visit Philippines year” (VPY 2015) which was declared by Department of Tourism (DOT) during the 17th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers, a part of activities in ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Sarawak, Malaysia, on January 16-24, 2014. VPY 2015 will coincide with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meetings and Leaders’ Summit in 2015 and a preparation for the country’s hosting of ATF in 2016.
- DOT is drawing up a calendar of events for VPY 2015 to include a mix of exceptional work of Filipinos in painting and graphic arts, cinema, performing arts such as dance, music, and theater, as well as unveil more historic treasures, national wonders, breathtaking adventures, exquisite products, and ecotourism activities, for visitors to come and enjoy the promise of “more fun in the Philippines.” ....................... Full Story»
- IFC, Phl to ramp up green buildings project
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:15 pm
- MANILA, Philippines — International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group, is stepping up its work with the Philippine government to expand the development of green buildings.
- IFC is also conducting technical studies that will be used in drafting laws requiring new buildings to reduce electricity use. These measures will help the country cut the greenhouse-gas emissions of new buildings by 20 percent annually. ....................... Full Story»
History of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
Just like the other two municipalities of Buenavista and Nueva Valencia in Guimaras, the history of Jordan dates back to the time when the island was Christianized by the Spaniards in 1591. The towns then were known as pueblicitos (villages) of Nayup (Buenavsita) with San Pedro de Apostol as patron saint; Nabilhan (Jordan) with San Juan Bautista as its patron saint; and Agang (Nueva Valencia) whose patroness was Santa Ana. Although during the Spanish regime, there were separate powers between the church and the state, yet the church had much influence in the creation of pueblos (towns) and also in other affairs of the government. Jordan was part of Buenavista when the Spaniards gave Guimaras its municipal status in 1886. When the Filipinos revolted against Spain, Guimaras was governed by Junta Local. Natives of the island took part in the fighting until the Spaniards were defeated. Spain’s dominion over the country ended in 1898.
The development of Guimaras and the steady growth of population necessitated the splitting of the island into municipalities. It was in January, 1918 during the term of Presidente Municipal Melquiades Javellana, that the progressive barrio of Nagaba was established as a municipality. Its area of jurisdiction included the barrio of then Sta. Ana (Nueva Valencia). Valeriano Villanueva was appointed as the Presidented Municipal and served the municipality until 1919.
In 1919, an election was held and Hugo Chavez was elected as the first Presidente Municipal. The municipal building was then in a site known today as Sitio Bucao in the Poblacion. Later on, it was transferred to the Poblacion (NFA building) beside the plaza and near the Roman Catholic Church. Hugo Chavez was succeeded by Licerio Segovia (1921-1923), Alberto Gonzaga (1923-1925), Feliz Ronzales (1925-1928), Hilario Nava (1929-1932) and again Hugo Chavez (1932-1935). As preparation for its independence, the Americans established the Commonwealth government. In Jordan, Hugo Chavez was appointed as the Commonwealth Mayor from 1936-1938. He was succeeded by Leodegario Galarpe (1939-1941) who served until the invasion of the Japanese in 1941.
Guimaras, being a wooded area during that time, was made the sanctuary of people coming from Panay. In Jordan, Cirilo Galotera served as Municipal Mayor for only six months. The Japanese imposed a system of government known as KALIBAPI or Neighborhood Association headed by a Speaker. Most of the Americans and Filipinos did not surrender to the Japanese. They continued the fight thru guerilla warfare. In Jordan, the guerillas constructed a garrison in Sitio Nagub-an, Sta. Teresa and in Ayakan in Constancia. From there, they launched raids against the Japanese in nearby areas of Panay. Natives of Jordan themselves in the struggle against the Japanese. Among them are Lt. Col. Luis C. Herrera, Lt. Jesus Gallego, Captain Cayetano Galve and Cpl. Antonio Galanto. (source verbatim from:http://guimaras.gov.ph/)
People of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
The people of Jordan are unfortunate in the sense that aside from legends and folklores transmitted from generation to generation by word of mouth, no one was able to record the events that transpired since Guimaras became a settlement until the present. Whatever records that existed during the Spanish and American eras were lost during the war and was ravaged by termites which destroyed the local parish records. However, it can be safely assumed that the aetas are the aborigines of the place and quite a few of them are still presently living within the municipality. They are settled in Sitio Sablay, Ravina and Sitio Kati-Kati, Talangban and the neighboring areas, much unlike the wandering aetas of other provinces. The majority of the large families now residing in Jordan are descendants from the migrants from other municipalities of Panay, Negros and the surrounding islands of the Visayas region. (source verbatim from:http://guimaras.gov.ph/)
Local Government Unit LGU of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Jordan for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Jordan: Cresente Pinuela Chavez Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Jordan: CORPUZ, RUBEN - LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Jordan:
- ATIENZA, NONOY VITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5714 8.35%
- GAITAN, GERRY (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 5709 8.34%
- GALOTERA, LITTLE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5013 7.32%
- GAITAN, GRACE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4900 7.16%
- LACSON, GENE (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 4429 6.47%
- GANGE, BEBET (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 4421 6.46%
- DURAN, JOSE JR. (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4396 6.42%
- ESPINOSA, EVANGELINE (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 4238 6.19%
- Elected officials of Jordan for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Jordan: Cresente Pinuela Chavez Jr.
- Vice-Mayor of Jordan: Eros Eleferia Elevencione
- Councilors of Jordan:
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Businesses in Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
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Economy of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Jordan, Guimaras, 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 Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines
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Jordan, Guimaras, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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