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Vizal Sto Cristo Candaba
Map of Pampanga showing the location of Candaba
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|• Mayor||Jerry L. Pelayo|
|• Total||176.40 km2 (68.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|Income class||1st Class|
Candaba represents the lowest point in Central Luzon Region of Luzon Island. The neighboring municipality of San Miguel (San Miguel de Mayumo) in Bulacan province used to be part of Candaba until San Miguel became a municipality itself.
Candaba's municipal boundaries are: Municipality of Arayat, Pampanga, and Municipality of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, to the south; Municipality of San Miguel, Bulacan, and Municipality of San Ildefonso, Bulacan, to the east; Municipality of Baliuag, Bulacan, to the north; Municipality of San Luis, Pampanga, and Municipality of Santa Ana, Pampanga, to the west.
Candaba is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.
- Bahay Pare
- Buas (Poblacion)
- Cuayang Bugtong
- Dulong Ilog
- Paralaya (Poblacion)
- Pescadores (Poblacion)
- Pulong Gubat
- Pulong Palazan
- San Agustin (Poblacion)
- Santo Rosario
- Vizal San Pablo
- Vizal Santo Cristo
- Vizal Santo Niño
Like rest of the area in Central Luzon, there are two seasons in the area, the wet season and dry season. The wet season occurs during the months of May to October, and the dry season the rest of the year.
|Climate data for Candaba, Pampanga, Philippines|
|Average high °C (°F)||29
|Average low °C (°F)||20
|Average precipitation cm (inches)||1.7
|Population Census of Candaba|
The most popular religious site in Candaba is in the barangay "Pulong Gubat". It pulls many pilgrims who believe that 'Nuestra Señor dela Pacencia will cure their illness or grant their wishes.
Mayor of Candaba is Jerry L. Pelayo, and vice mayor is Daniel C. Gallardo.
The Candaba Swamp (Pinac, Pinak) absorbs most of the flood waters that flow from the western slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. During the rainy season, the Pampanga River overflows and the swamp is submerged. But it is relatively dry during the dry Season, hence making the land suitable for many agricultural production.
Candaba is noted for its production watermelon, that are sold worldwide. The swamps are communal fishing grounds encompassing some 430 km² of highly arable farmlands. Candaba swamps are very fertile due to its sustained deposits of humus and decaying plant residues. Migrant wild ducks and various wildlife bird from Siberia, New Zealand, Mongolia and other parts of Asia use Candaba as their yearly sanctuary.
Candaba due to its geographic location and nature of the lands have few paved roads. A large part of the area gets submerged during the wet season.
Candabas telecommunication facilities and telephone services are provided by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), PSE.DGTL, Datelcom, Evangelista Telephone Company and the Pampanga Telecom Company.
Water and Power Utilities
Candaba will soon have modern waterworks, following the start of a 24 million Peso water supply development project of the Candaba Water District (CWD) with the financial and technical assistance of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). Other means to get Drinking water are Water wells.
- Electric power
On January 2008, a Philippine record of 17,000 birds (in the 24-hour count) visited the 32,000-hectare Candaba Swamp, sanctuary for migratory birds. Michael Lu, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), stated that 80 species of migratory birds were sighted at the 100-hectare fishpond of Mayor Jerry Pelayo in Barangay Doña Simang and in Barangay Paralaya. The rare birds spotted were: the Shrenck’s Bittern, Great Bittern, Gadwall, Coot, Philippine Mallard or ducks, and Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). Robert S. Kennedy’s book “A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines” lists endemic and migratory birds which visit the Philippines. Pelayo organized the Ibon-Ebon Festival (“birds and eggs”) on February 1–2. The WBCP recorded 3 rare species in Candaba swamp: the Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Chinese Pond Heron (Ardeola bacchus) and the Black-Crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).
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