Morong, Bataan

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Morong
Municipality
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Map of Bataan showing the location of Morong
Map of Bataan showing the location of Morong
Morong is located in Philippines
Morong
Morong
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°41′N 120°16′E / 14.683°N 120.267°E / 14.683; 120.267Coordinates: 14°41′N 120°16′E / 14.683°N 120.267°E / 14.683; 120.267
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bataan
Legislative district 1st District of Bataan
Barangays 5
Government[1]
 • Mayor Cynthia L. Estanislao (Liberal)
 • Vice Mayor Bienvenido V. Vicedo Jr. (Liberal)
Area[2]
 • Total 219.20 km2 (84.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 26,171
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2108
Dialing code 47
Income class 3rd class

Morong is a third class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 26,171 people.[3] It is home to the Subic Bay International Airport, the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, and the former Philippine Refugee Processing Center. Morong was formerly known as Moron.[4]

The municipality is accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway, off Exit 65.

Barangays[edit]

Morong is politically subdivided into 5 barangays.[2]

  • Binaritan
  • Mabayo
  • Nagbalayong
  • Poblacion
  • Sabang

History WW2[edit]

On 16 Jan 1942, Imperial Japanese Army and allied coalition of Filipino-American forces both raced to capture Morong. Imperial Japanese Army and Allied army reached the town around the same time, but the Allies had detected the Japanese first. Taking the opportunity for a surprise attack, Lieutenant Edwin Price Ramsey of the 26th Cavalry Regiment ordered his troops to charge forward, more than 20 American cavalry troops charged on their horses, dispersing Japanese troops. It was the last combat charge of horse-mounted American cavalry troops.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Morong
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,155 —    
1995 18,731 +1.66%
2000 21,273 +2.77%
2007 27,119 +3.41%
2010 26,171 −1.29%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATAAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Moron, Province of Bataan, to Morong". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  5. ^ Steve Shaw (4 September 2008). "The Last U.S. Cavalry Charge". Parting Shot. Western Shooting Horse Magazine. Retrieved 22 October 2009.

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