Amlan, Negros Oriental
|Municipality of Amlan|
Map of Negros Oriental with Amlan highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Barangays||8 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Manuel Jose "Manjoe" C. Sycip|
|• Vice Mayor||Allan Marie R. Tan|
|• Congressman||Manuel T. Sagarbarria|
|• Electorate||16,930 voters (2019)|
|• Total||111.85 km2 (43.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)35|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||80,834,703.92 (2016)|
Amlan was formerly known as Ayuquitan.
Nineteenth-century chronicler Licinio Ruiz mentions Alman, a settlement said to have been named after a superior kind of guava. The town was made a parish independent of Tanjay in 1848, was renamed Ayuquitan in 1912, became Amlan after WW II.
Its Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, completed in 1853 (and said to have taken 50 years to build), is the centerpiece of the town's tourism while providing photo opportunists with a colonial period backdrop. The ruins of watch towers against the Moro depredations of old can still be seen in Buswang and near the mouth of the Amlan River; and two others near the school building of Ayuquitan and barrio Calo.
Amlan is home to many natural and man-made attractions, listed below:
Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park (DNAP) - a ten-minute ride away from the highway, DNAP is divided into two parks: the Animal Kingdom that showcases a collection of wildlife and other endangered species and the Adventure Park for those wanting some adrenaline rush. Activities in the Adventure Park include aerial walk, river tubing, and soon to be added; avatar zip line, zip line and giant swing.
Amlan Boulevard - The boulevard will soon host an array of aquatic adventure sports and is developed to become the jump off point to the town's two marine sanctuaries.
Tandayag Marine Sanctuary - touted as one of Tanon Strait's top sanctuaries, the sanctuary has not seen yet an overcrowding of scuba divers. The fisherfolk managing the area is keen in sustaining the carrying capacity of the marine reserve.
Bio-os "Takot-Diot Sanctuary - the second center piece to Amlan's sustained efforts to marine conservation, Takot Diot is just a short hop from the coastline in Bio-os.
Amlan Pasalan - the most majestic of the many falls found in Amlan, Pasalan is located in Silab Highlands. It can be accessed via all forms of vehicle but for the moment, anyone wanting to see the falls, must first secure approval from the local government for safety reasons.
Kang-Untol Falls - a prelude to its much bigger sister, Kang-Untol has a mini-lagoon for those wanting to soak in.
Asupri sa Maiti - a sulfur lagoon up in Jantianon Highlands, Asupri has seen an increase of tourists after photos and videos the attraction were posted in social media.
Naparil and Cantalina Falls - The most accessible falls in Amlan, Naparil is a short 20-minute walk from the main road in Silab.
Lantawan Amlan - the town's highest peak at 1,101 meters above sea level.
Kang Atid - A good place to start river trekking and explore the environs along the banks of the Amlan River.
Jantianon Tri-Falls - the location may be difficult to access ,but the three falls, namely, Paphaan, Divine and Paphaun, are sure to delight those weary souls wanting to get away from life's hustle and bustle.
Amlan's top resorts are located along the coastline in Tandayag.
Cana Retreat -
Escosas Resort and Events Place
Amlan Paradise Resort
Don't forget to take these pasalubong on your way back home:
Cogon-based paper products courtesy of Marina - From fans, scrapbook, picture frames, take your pick at her store at the Amlan Municipal Market.
Jiovencio's arts and crafts - bamboo and coco shells fashioned into decorative items.
Tonya's Budlit - Her budbud with tsokolit, hence, "budlit" is a must pasalubong for those sweet-toothed friends and relatives.
Amlan is politically subdivided into 8 barangays:
|Population census of Amlan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
|Amlan National High School||Rizal Street, Poblacion|
|Amlan National High School -Jugno Campus||Jugno|
|Jantianon National High School||Jantianon|
|Silab Comm. High School||Annex, Silab|
- Amlan CES
- Aurelio Ibero Memorial Elementary School (Jugno Elementary School)
- Bio-os Elementary School
- Cañete Elementary School
- Cantalina Elementary School
- Jantianon Elementary School
- Martin Benjamin Memorial Elementary School (Tambojangin Elementary School )
- Panusuan Elementary School
- Silab Elementary School
- Tandayag Elementary School
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