Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
Barangays of Bani, in the Pangasinan Province within Region 1 in the Republic 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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- 1 Geography of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 2 Location of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 3 History of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 4 People of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate for Sale or lease in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 14 Your Story about Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 15 The oldest man or woman in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- 16 Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 17 Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 18 Disclaimer
Geography of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
Bani Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 17,965
Location of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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 2015 Census) = 50,306
- Bani Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 45,652
- Bani Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 25,253
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.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state"..
- Elected Government Officials of Bani for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Bani: Gwen Yamamoto
- Vice-Mayor of Bani: Filipina Rivera
- Councilors of Bani:
- Benjamin Navarro II
- Ricky Camba
- Rosalinda Acenas
- Philip Estabillo
- Elmer Ocampo
- Amy Olores
- John Paul Navarro
- Armando Rivera
- Elected Government Officials of Bani for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Bani: Marcelo Enriquez Navarro, Jr.
- Vice-Mayor of Bani: RIVERA, FILIPINA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Councilors of Bani:
- AQUINO, WILHELM (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3008 7.11%
- ABELON, EMMANUELA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2958 6.99%
- OLORES, HANNIBAL (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 2820 6.67%
- RIVERA, ARMANDO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 2805 6.63%
- ACENAS, ROSALINDA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 2405 5.68%
- BOTARDO, NOEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2370 5.60%
- AMPLER, RUBEN (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 2353 5.56%
- CATABAY, MARIANO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2308 5.45%
- Elected Government Officials of Bani for the term of 2007-2010
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The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress, not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.
When roads need to be built or any infrastructure within the barangay is needed, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and demand for it from the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Information is power. Be informed.
The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.
The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible.
- BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
- The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- Imperial Manila does not exist anymore. Budgetary planning has been .
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. After the election they forget you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of . Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state".
Businesses in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Possible Businesses
- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
Real Estate for Sale or lease in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here in Z-Wiki
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via.
- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
- List of schools: >>> click
PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in Bani can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Your Story about Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.
If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.
You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.
The oldest man or woman in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines
Do know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Bani? Zamboanga.com is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Bani. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.
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
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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