Anini-y, Antique

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Anini-y Church
Anini-y Church
Official seal of Anini-y
Map of Antique with Anini-y highlighted
Map of Antique with Anini-y highlighted
Anini-y is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°26′N 121°56′E / 10.433°N 121.933°E / 10.433; 121.933Coordinates: 10°26′N 121°56′E / 10.433°N 121.933°E / 10.433; 121.933
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Antique
District Lone district
Barangays 23
 • Mayor Reynaldo B. Pollicar
 • Total 66.17 km2 (25.55 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,349
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5717
Dialing code 36

Anini-y is a fourth class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,349 people.[3] The current mayor of the town is Reynaldo Belleza Pollicar, who was a former vice-mayor.

Formerly, Anini-y was not considered as a separate town but rather a sitio of Dao, which was recently renamed to Tobias Fornier after the congressman of Antique.


Anini-y is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[2] The barrio of San Ramón was formerly the sitio of Igdacoton in the barrio of Magdalena.[4]

  • Bayo Grande
  • Bayo Pequeño
  • Butuan
  • Casay
  • Casay Viejo
  • Iba
  • Igbarabatuan
  • Igpalge
  • Igtumarom
  • Lisub A
  • Lisub B
  • Mabuyong
  • Magdalena
  • Nasuli C
  • Nato
  • Poblacion
  • Sagua
  • Salvacion
  • San Francisco
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque
  • Tagaytay
  • Talisayan


Population census of Anini-y
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 16,851 —    
1995 18,657 +1.93%
2000 19,623 +1.09%
2007 20,097 +0.33%
2010 20,349 +0.45%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  • Cresta de Gallo
  • Nogas Island - according to local legend, this Island was formed when the two lovers Anini and Nogas had broken their promises with the fairy God Mother. While riding on a boat near the town, their boat where capsized by big waves summoned by the fairy God Mother. After which, at the spot where Nogas and Anini were last seen, a white sand island full of mangroves appeared just near beside the Anini-y town.
  • Siraan Hot Spring and Health Resort - People who reside near Siraan hot spring usually take their time relaxing in a bath tub sized pool early in the morning to feel the warmness and the cool breeze of the ocean as the resort is located just along the seashore.
  • Punta Nasog
  • Anini-y Church - built during the Spanish era in the 19th century. The church is made of coral reefs carved into thick blocks to form an adobe and were glued using thousands of egg whites/yolks. Early locals/settlers of the town were the prime workers and carpenters of the church. Some stories tell that people of the town were forced to contribute anything such as goods and food for the Spanish priest as well as raising chicken to lay more eggs so that it will be used for building of the church.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Antique". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 February 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 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Converting the Sitio of Igdacoton in the Barrio of Magdalena, Municipality of Anini-y, Province of Antique, into a Barrio to Be Known As the Barrio of San Ramon". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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