Ibaan, Batangas

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Ibaan
Municipality
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Official seal of Ibaan
Seal
Nickname(s): Ibaan
Motto: Growing into the future
Map of Batangas showing the location of Ibaan
Map of Batangas showing the location of Ibaan
Ibaan is located in Philippines
Ibaan
Ibaan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°49′N 121°08′E / 13.817°N 121.133°E / 13.817; 121.133Coordinates: 13°49′N 121°08′E / 13.817°N 121.133°E / 13.817; 121.133
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 4th District
Founded February 11, 1832
Barangays 26
Government[1]
 • Mayor Juan V. Toreja
 • Vice Mayor Sixto I. Yabyabin
Area[2]
 • Total 68.99 km2 (26.64 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 48,482
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4230
Dialing code 43
Income class 2nd class
Website www.ibaan.gov.ph

(Star Town of the South) "Home of Tamales and Kulambo Capital of the Philippines"

Ibaan is a second class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 48,482 people.[3]

It is located 96 kilometres (60 mi) south of Manila. It is bounded on the north by San Jose and Lipa City; on the east by Rosario and Taysan; on the south by Batangas City; and on the west by Batangas City and San Jose, Philippines. It has a land area of 6,796 hectares (26.24 sq mi) at an altitude of 124 metres (407 ft) above sea level.

It is predominantly a Roman Catholic community, with minor percentage of Protestants and members of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Tagalog is the local language in the Batangueño dialect; however, English is included in its educational curriculum and is often used in official dealings and transactions.

Temperature is moderate both in its rainy and dry seasons, conducive to farming, agricultural and livestock production which are the usual occupation of the people. There are less and less farmers each year because locals resort to hog raising which provides better income. Other sources of income are being engaged in business and profession.

Ibaan is known as the home of the "kulambo" (mosquito net) because the production and trading of such nets belong to one of the most profitable businesses in the locality. Ibaan is also very known for their own-made "tamales" that is wrapped in the leaves of banana.

This town celebrates its foundation day during 11 February. They have a simple festival called "Les Kuhliembo Festival", featuring their products - tamales, kulambo, habi, liempo, and tubo (sugar cane).

Barangays[edit]

Ibaan is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[2] Bungahan was constituted as a barrio in 1956.[4]

  • Bago
  • Balanga
  • Bungahan
  • Calamias
  • Catandala
  • Coliat
  • Dayapan
  • Lapu-lapu
  • Lucsuhin
  • Mabalor
  • Malainin
  • Matala
  • Munting-Tubig
  • Palindan
  • Pangao
  • Panghayaan
  • Poblacion
  • Quilo
  • Sabang
  • Salaban I
  • Salaban II
  • San Agustin
  • Sandalan
  • Sto. Niño
  • Talaibon
  • Tulay Na Patpat

Catholicism

Ibaan is home to the St. James the Greater Parish, the seat of the Roman Catholic in Ibaan, which is the oldest particular church in the town.

The indigenous Iglesia ni Cristo has several locales (akin to parishes) in the town, including the chapels in Coliat and Matala.. Other faiths[edit]

Annual cultural events and religious festivities

Further information: Public holidays in the Philippines

Ibaan celebrates civic and national holidays. Ibaan Foundation Day, which celebrates the city's founding in every December. Locally, each of the city's barangays also have their own festivities guided by their own patron saint. The town is also the host to the Feast of St. James the Greater, held every 25 July, which draws hundreds of Catholic devotees. Another religious feasts held in Ibaan was the Procession Feast of Holy week. Non-religious holidays include the New Year's Day, National Heroes' Day, Bonifacio Day and Rizal Day.

Shopping centers

Ibaan has becoming a well-known shopping hub of the province.[99][100] Major market is located at Talaibon, Ibaan Batangas.

Sports

Sports in Ibaan have a long and distinguished history. The town's, and in general the country's main sport is basketball, and most barangays have a makeshift basketball court, with court markings drawn on the roads. Larger barangays have covered courts where interbarangay leagues are held every summer (April to May).

The town has several well-known sports venues, such as the Bro. Medrano Plaza and Recto Gymnasium, the home of the now defunct Ibaan Basketball Team. The Bro. Medrano Plaza houses the basketball and volleyball courts. The palaza had hosted several multi-sport events and games. Whenever the town hosts the town Games, most of the events are held at the plaza, but other events were held elsewhere.

Manila also hosts several well-known sports facilities such as Recto Gym, operated by the local government and Fr. Guido Colletti Gym, which is private venue owned by a St. James Academy; intramurals sports are also held.

Products:

Ibaan Tamales

Kulambo (Mosquito Net

Ibaan Lomi

Sweet Peanut

Sugar Cane

Schools

Private:

Saint James Academy

Marfeben Academy

Acts Christian Academy

Saint Jude School of Science and Technology

Ibaan Nazareth School

Our Lady of Grace Formation School

Public:

Dr. Juan A. Pastor Memorial National High School

Ibaan Central School, Lucsuhin Elementary School

Balanga Elementary School, Coliat Elementary School

Talaibon Elementary School

San Agustin Elementay School

Munting Tubig Elementary School

Palindan Elementary School

Malainin Elementary School

Sabang Elementary school

Mabalor-Catandala Elementary School

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Ibaan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 31,220 —    
1995 34,757 +2.03%
2000 40,165 +3.15%
2007 45,649 +1.78%
2010 48,482 +2.22%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]
Ibaan town hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATANGAS". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act to Create the Barrio of Bungahan in the Municipality of Ibaan, Province of Batangas". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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