La Libertad, Negros Oriental
Map of Negros Oriental with La Libertad highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Congr. district||1st district of Negros Oriental|
|Established||January 10, 1919|
|• Mayor||Lawrence D. Limkaichong|
|• Total||139.60 km2 (53.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
- Bagtic / Capt. Nemse Anito
- Biga-a / Capt. Lucy Apatan
- Cangabo / Capt. Samuel Moraga
- Guihob / Capt. Ganny Bongaitan
- Martilo / Capt. Amador Suminggit
- Nasungan / Capt. Andres Pacunla, Jr.
- Pacuan / Capt. Thelma Babylonia
- Pisong / Capt. Roy Opada
- Poblacion North /Capt. Ritcho Absin
- Poblacion South / Capt. Lucelle Timtim
- San Jose / Capt. Bienvenido Potestas
- Solonggon / Capt. Rene Gargoles
- Talayong / Capt. Ronald Gallosa
The early settlement was called Hinoba-an, a barrio of Jimalalud. One story has it renamed as La Libertad to mark the residents’ successful repulse of the marauding brigands that regularly plundered the north at that time. Another has a prominent citizen pressing for the renaming to immortalize his liberation, by Hinoba-an natives, from the hands of tulisanes. The name La Libertad is also said to celebrate the local guerillas’ victorious resistance efforts during WWII. La Libertad attained the status of municipality in 1919. It was created a parish in 1935.
Although typically rural, with expanses of sugar cane fields and farms producing corn, copra, peanuts, soybeans and copra, La Libertad has areas of uncommon drama such as the Daras-an Range and Pacuan Valley, the plateaus of Bagtic and Eli, and Hinoba-an River. Among its recently discovered tourism assets are Mambulotan Springs and the caves of Pacuan, Danao and the so-called Marble Cave named after its unusual striated sculptural folds.
La Libertad’s Francisco Absin Memorial Park was the top awardee in the 1952 National Community Beautification Contest.
- Agbobolo ES
- Aniniaw ES
- Aya ES
- Bagtic ES
- Bigaa ES
- Busilac ES
- Cangabo ES
- Eli ES
- Guihob ES
- Kansumandig ES
- La Libertad CES
- La Liberbertad North Pob PS
- Mambulod ES
- Mandapaton ES
- Manghulyawon ES
- Manluminsag ES
- Mapalasan ES
- Martilo ES
- Nasunggan ES
- Pacuan ES
- Pangca ES
- Pisong ES
- Pitogo ES
- San Jose ES
- Solonggon ES
- Talaon ES
- Talostos ES
- La Libertad Technical Vocational School
- Pacuan National High School
- Saint Francis School (private)
|Population census of La Libertad|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The construction of swimming pool at La Limar had already been completed and is now operational. Presently, La Limar is now catering to seminars, weddings, family reunions and other services which is being handled by the Local Government.
Our Local Government is now actively participating in the promotion of local tourism and we are showcasing our La Li Mar beach Resort located at San Jose, La Libertad.
The project was initiated by Congresswoman Jocelyn S. Limkaichong was also the former mayor of the town.
Elected municipal officials (2010–2013):
- Mayor: Lawrence Limkaichong Jr.
- Vice-Mayor: Emmanuel Limkaichong Iway
- Nancy Temonio Laturnas
- Ronald Opada
- Ronie Bulabon
- Emelia Luz Medes
- Leonida Rios
- Jellenito Cayetano
- Bertoldo Burlasa
- Jovito Sabanal
- ABC President: Ronald Gallosa
- SK Federation President: PJ Arriesgado
List of former elective officials
|Councilors||Antonio E. Torres|
|Benedicto Libo-on, Sr.|
|Antonio E. Torres|
|Pedro E. Torres|
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- "About | Cities & Towns", Negros Oriental Tourism Office. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "Quake causes severe damage in La Libertad, Negros Oriental". ABS-CBN News.com. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
|Binalbagan, Negros Occidental||Tañon Strait|