Limay, Bataan

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Limay
Municipality
Downtown Limay
Downtown Limay
Official seal of Limay
Seal
Map of Bataan showing the location of Limay
Location within Bataan province
Limay is located in Philippines
Limay
Limay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°34′N 120°36′E / 14.57°N 120.6°E / 14.57; 120.6Coordinates: 14°34′N 120°36′E / 14.57°N 120.6°E / 14.57; 120.6
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bataan
District 2nd District
Founded October 4, 1917
Barangays 12 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Lilvir B. Roque (National Unity)
 • Vice Mayor Eufemia R. Roxas
Area[2]
 • Total 103.60 km2 (40.00 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 68,071
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 49,527
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2104
IDD:area code +63 (0)47
Income class 1st class
PSGC 030806000

Limay, officially the Municipality of Limay (Filipino: Bayan ng Limay; Kapampangan: Balen ning Limay), is a municipality in the province of Bataan in the Central Luzon (Region III) of the Philippines. The population was 68,071 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 49,527 registered voters.[4]

Limay is accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway, off Exit 45, San Fernando Exit. Located at the south-eastern section of Bataan Peninsula, it is 136 kilometres (85 mi) from Manila and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south from the provincial capital Balanga.

History[edit]

The Dominican and Franciscan friars settled in Limay by the late 1600s, using its rich limestone deposits to build churches in Orion and Balanga. The town was a barangay of Orion.

In the Philippine revolution of 1898, Limay inhabitants fought for their independence. American Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison's Executive Order of January 1, 1917 created Limay as the last Bataan municipality.

In 1913, the Cadwallader-Gibson Lumber Company employed Limayans and Visayan immigrants.

During the World War II, Limay became the host to the first medical hospital of American and Filipino forces, run by the "Angels of Bataan". In Lamao, Limay, Major General Edward P. King capitulated to the Japanese forces, after the last stand of the American and Filipino forces faltered along the banks of the Alangan River.[5]

Geography[edit]

Limay is located at 14°34′N 120°36′E / 14.57°N 120.6°E / 14.57; 120.6.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 103.60 square kilometres (40.00 sq mi)[2] constituting 7.55% of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan.

Barangays[edit]

Limay is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
030806001 Alangan 8.5% 5,803 4,716 4.03%
030806013 Duale 10.8% 7,358 5,069 7.35%
030806002 Kitang I 2.8% 1,930 1,764 1.73%
030806003 Kitang 2 & Luz 7.0% 4,777 4,563 0.88%
030806004 Lamao 28.4% 19,329 16,256 3.35%
030806006 Landing 4.7% 3,209 3,393 −1.06%
030806007 Poblacion 1.0% 701 770 −1.77%
030806008 Reformista 6.9% 4,711 4,149 2.45%
030806014 San Francisco de Asis 8.7% 5,900 5,398 1.71%
030806015 Saint Francis II 12.7% 8,615 5,899 7.48%
030806009 Townsite 7.6% 5,178 4,646 2.09%
030806012 Wawa 0.8% 560 584 −0.80%
Total 68,071 57,207 3.37%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Limay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1918 3,583 —    
1939 3,978 +0.50%
1948 4,509 +1.40%
1960 7,126 +3.89%
1970 12,912 +6.12%
1975 18,182 +7.11%
1980 24,281 +5.95%
1990 32,629 +3.00%
1995 40,092 +3.93%
2000 46,620 +3.29%
2007 54,782 +2.25%
2010 57,207 +1.59%
2015 68,071 +3.37%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Limay had a population of 68,071.[3] The population density was 660 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,700/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 49,527 registered voters.[4]

Government[edit]

Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines",[10][11] the political seat of the municipal government is located at the Municipal Hall. In the History of the Philippines (1521–1898), the Gobernadorcillo was the Chief Executive who held office in the Presidencia. During the American rule (1898–1946) (History of the Philippines (1898-1946)), the elected Mayor and local officials, including the appointed ones held office at the Municipal Hall. The legislative and executive departments perform their functions in the Sangguniang Bayan (Session Hall) and Municipal Trial Court, respectively, and are located in the Town Hall.

Limay, Bataan's incumbent elected officials are headed by - Mayor Lilvir B. Roque (National Unity) and Vice Mayor Eufemia Roxas

The Sangguniang Bayan Members are:

  • Eriel Sp Ibarra
  • Edgardo S. Cortez
  • Antonino L . Joaquin
  • Grady S. De Roxas
  • Filemon L. Borbe
  • Eduardo Q. Rivero
  • Gil T. Samonte
  • Sarah V. David
  • Restituto P. Reyes (ABC President)

They hold office at the newly constructed Batasang Bayan in Barangay Wawa, inside the Judy's Park facility along the Limay coastline.

Attractions[edit]

Limay's attractions, events and historical landmarks include:

  • 263 hectares military reservation (the DND Arsenal - Government Arsenal) — Headquarters at Camp General Antonio Luna
  • Mariveles Mountain Complex — mountain range stretching from Mariveles to Mount Limay (or Mount Cayapo) – 393 metres (1,289 ft) higher than Mount Samat in Pilar — and with Mount Tarak
  • Judy’s Park (Limay Municipal Park) — esplanade along Manila Bay with retaining walls and kiosks
  • Tikip and Biga Waterfalls — 30-foot (9.1 m)t falls nestled deep in the Limay mountain range
  • Saint Joseph's annual running of the bulls
  • Peninsula Golf and Country Club — 18-hole golf course inside the Petron Bataan Refinery.
  • The Limay public market and slaughterhouse
  • Limay Sports Complex and Tennis Court
  • Apo Iko Fiesta Parade — October 4
  • Pagbubunyi Festival — May 4
  • Limay Tanod Appreciation Day — June
  • Lamao National High School
  • Multi-purpose Building of Bo. Luz
  • Limay Polytechnic College
  • Bataan Limay Refinery Project, 140-megawatt power plant — P78B Petron Expansion Project.[12]
  • Limay power plant[13]
  • Port of Limay[14]
  • 2009 Giant mushroom[15]
1935 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church

The 1935 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church (Brgy. Poblacion) (Cath.: 26,440, Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, Feast day - October 4. with former Parish Priest, Father Rosauro Guila and Guest Priest: Father Guillermo Ramo)[16]) is under the Vicariate of Saint Michael Archangel.[17][17] Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga It belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga[18] - The Vicariate of St. Peter).[19]

Its Parish Priest is Msgr. Hernando Baluyot Guanzon.[16]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
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  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Bataan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Philippines : Gov.Ph : About the Philippines :". Gov.ph. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  11. ^ "The Local Government Code Of The Philippines - Chan Robles Virtual Law Library". Chanrobles.com. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  12. ^ "Petron power plant seen ready by Oct. | INQUIRER.net". Business.inquirer.net. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  13. ^ "Limay, Bataan power plant to be up and running on Tuesday | News | GMA News Online". Gmanetwork.com. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  15. ^ "giant mushroom nakita sa limay bataan". YouTube. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  16. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  17. ^ a b "List of Parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga | Philippine Churches". Church.nfo.ph. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  18. ^ "Parishes". Cbcponline.net. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 

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