Lian, Batangas

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Lian
Municipality of Lian
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Official seal of Lian
Seal
Map of Batangas with Lian highlighted
Map of Batangas with Lian highlighted
Lian is located in Philippines
Lian
Lian
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°02′N 120°39′E / 14.03°N 120.65°E / 14.03; 120.65Coordinates: 14°02′N 120°39′E / 14.03°N 120.65°E / 14.03; 120.65
Country Philippines
RegionCalabarzon (Region IV-A)
ProvinceBatangas
District1st District
FoundedJanuary 31, 1915 [1]
Barangays19 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorIsagani I. Bolompo
 • Vice MayorJoseph V. Peji
 • CongressmanElenita R. Ermita-Buhain
 • Electorate32,446 voters (2016)
Area
[3]
 • Total76.80 km2 (29.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[4]
 • Total52,660
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4216
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)119 million  (2016)
Native languagesTagalog
Websitewww.lian.gov.ph

Lian, officially the Municipality of Lian, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Lian), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 52,660 people.[4]

The patron saint of Lian is John the Baptist.

Geography[edit]

Lian is located at 14°02′N 120°39′E / 14.03°N 120.65°E / 14.03; 120.65.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 76.80 square kilometres (29.65 sq mi)[3] constituting 2.46% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Lian is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[6]
041013002 Bagong Pook 4.4% 2,321 2,011 2.77%
041013003 Balibago 6.2% 3,250 2,964 1.77%
041013004 Binubusan 8.8% 4,610 4,061 2.44%
041013005 Bungahan 8.1% 4,249 3,415 4.25%
041013007 Cumba 3.3% 1,724 1,487 2.86%
041013008 Humayingan 3.0% 1,557 1,328 3.08%
041013009 Kapito 6.2% 3,273 2,764 3.27%
041013012 Lumaniag 4.4% 2,309 2,114 1.69%
041013013 Luyahan 4.5% 2,392 2,251 1.16%
041013014 Malaruhatan 8.4% 4,410 3,322 5.54%
041013015 Matabungkay 9.4% 4,938 4,389 2.27%
041013016 Barangay 1 (Poblacion) 3.6% 1,895 1,598 3.30%
041013017 Barangay 2 (Poblacion) 1.8% 928 514 11.91%
041013018 Barangay 3 (Poblacion) 2.7% 1,411 1,413 −0.03%
041013019 Barangay 4 (Poblacion) 2.8% 1,463 1,330 1.83%
041013020 Barangay 5 (Poblacion) 2.0% 1,056 1,221 −2.73%
041013021 Prenza 8.5% 4,486 4,070 1.87%
041013022 Puting‑Kahoy 3.6% 1,905 1,707 2.11%
041013023 San Diego 8.5% 4,483 3,984 2.27%
Total 52,660 45,943 2.63%

Climate[edit]

The climate of Lian falls under the first type of classification, Type I, characterized by two pronounced seasons: Dry season from November to April and wet season for the rest of the year.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Lian
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,552—    
1918 5,104+4.73%
1939 8,181+2.27%
1948 10,702+3.03%
1960 13,658+2.05%
1970 20,624+4.20%
1975 23,271+2.45%
1980 26,091+2.31%
1990 31,296+1.84%
1995 36,000+2.66%
2000 39,129+1.80%
2007 44,925+1.92%
2010 45,943+0.82%
2015 52,660+2.63%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Lian had a population of 52,660.[4] The population density was 690 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,800/sq mi).


Government[edit]

Municipal hall

Current Officials as of 2013 elections:

  • Mayor: Isagani I. Bolompo
  • Vice Mayor: Exequiel "Exy" Bonuan
  • Councilors:3
  • Leo Malinay
  • Florante "Jun-Jun" Lagus Jr.
  • Ben Magbago
  • Tomas Delos Reyes
  • Erwin Austria (deceased)
  • Leo Jonson
  • Roland Magyaya
  • Jaime "Jimmy" delos Reyes

Education[edit]

Saint Claire Academy
  • Binubusan Christian Faith Learning Center
  • Grand Prairie Learning School
  • Lian Institute
  • Lian National High school
  • Matabungkay National High School
  • R. B Concepcion Montessori School
  • Saint Anne Academy (formerly known as Binubusan Academy)
  • Saint Claire Academy

Tourism[edit]

Matabungkay Beach
Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint John the Baptist
  • Matabungkay Beach – a white sand beach accessible to Manila 120 kilometres (75 mi) that was originally 'discovered' to be a great weekend or daytrip destination in the early 1950s, allegedly by sun starved German residents of Manila.[citation needed] It was soon a popular target for holiday-lovers, and permanent cottages (even deluxe beach houses) were built along the beach in the early 1960s by rich Manila folk. The beach became popular because it was said to be the favorite place to release stress of a notable Teacher of Lian Jovie Ann.
  • Town fiesta – Lian's fiesta is held annually every June 24 to commemorate the birthdate of Saint John The Baptist. It is being celebrated by five barangays in the Poblacion, Sitio Bag-bag, also celebrates its fiesta on this day because of its proximity to the town center than to its respective barangays, Kapito and Bungahan (Sitio Bag-bag is shared by 2 barangays).
  • Balsa festival – The quaint barangay of Matabungkay is known for its wide beach, clear waters, creamy sand and the Balsa (bamboo beach raft). Every year, this small town comes alive in colorful celebrations as Matabungkay Beach Resort & Hotel hosts the Balsa Festival. The first ever Balsa Festival was held on 18 May 2002, aimed to help the local community by bringing back the town's popularity in the tourism map. With the continued support of the Department of Tourism, the Balsa Festival has become an annual event. Activities include the Balsa Race Competition, Balsa Decor and Cultural Dance Competition, a concert and dance party by the beach, prominent media personalities and foreign executives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://m.facebook.com/groups/241285489403559?view=permalink&id=437244686474304
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Lian, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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