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Limay
Municipality of Limay
Downtown Limay
Official seal of Limay
Map of Bataan with Limay highlighted
Map of Bataan with Limay highlighted
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Limay is located in Philippines
Limay
Limay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°33′43″N 120°35′54″E / 14.56194°N 120.59833°E / 14.56194; 120.59833Coordinates: 14°33′43″N 120°35′54″E / 14.56194°N 120.59833°E / 14.56194; 120.59833
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Luzon
ProvinceBataan
District 2nd district
FoundedOctober 4, 1917
Barangays12 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNelson C. David
 • Vice MayorRichie Jason D. David
 • RepresentativeJose Enrique S. Garcia III
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate54,468 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total103.60 km2 (40.00 sq mi)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Highest elevation
414 m (1,358 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total78,272
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Households
15,036
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence7.20% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱1,258,974,365.53 (2020)
 • Assets₱4,463,042,364.91 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱684,417,141.65 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱289,915,019.16 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityPeninsula Electric Cooperative (PENELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2104
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)47
Native languagesMariveleño
Tagalog

Limay, officially the Municipality of Limay (Tagalog: Bayan ng Limay), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 78,272 people. [3]

Limay is accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway (N301), off Exit 45. Located at the south-eastern section of Bataan Peninsula, it is about 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. The name Limay came from the Spanish word "Lima or Lime (material)", also known as Calcium oxide, a white calcium compound used in making Cement.

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]

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 103.60 square kilometres (40.00 sq mi)[6] constituting 7.55% of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Limay, Bataan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
35
(95)
33
(91)
31
(88)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
19
(66)
20
(68)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
20
(68)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
14
(0.6)
26
(1.0)
127
(5.0)
210
(8.3)
263
(10.4)
272
(10.7)
218
(8.6)
114
(4.5)
46
(1.8)
21
(0.8)
1,326
(52.3)
Average rainy days 4.0 4.0 6.9 11.2 21.0 24.5 27.4 26.9 25.9 21.9 13.4 6.3 193.4
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)[7]

Barangays[edit]

Limay is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[8]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[3] 2010[9]
030806001 Alangan 7.4% 5,803 4,716 2.04%
030806013 Duale 9.4% 7,358 5,069 3.69%
030806002 Kitang I 2.5% 1,930 1,764 0.88%
030806003 Kitang 2 & Luz 6.1% 4,777 4,563 0.45%
030806004 Lamao 24.7% 19,329 16,256 1.70%
030806006 Landing 4.1% 3,209 3,393 −0.54%
030806007 Poblacion 0.9% 701 770 −0.91%
030806008 Reformista 8.8% 6,900 4,149 5.07%
030806014 San Francisco de Asis 7.5% 5,900 5,398 0.87%
030806015 Saint Francis II 11.0% 8,615 5,899 3.75%
030806009 Townsite 6.6% 5,178 4,646 1.06%
030806012 Wawa 0.7% 560 584 −0.41%
Total 78,272 57,207 3.10%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Limay
YearPop.±% 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%
YearPop.±% p.a.
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%
2020 78,272+2.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[10][9][11][12]

In the 2020 census, Limay had a population of 78,272. [3] The population density was 760 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,000/sq mi).

Economy[edit]

Petron Bataan Refinery

Significant economic buildings and projects:

  • Limay public market and slaughterhouse
  • Bataan Limay Refinery Project, 140-megawatt power plant — P78B Petron Expansion Project.[20]
  • Limay power plant[21]
  • Port of Limay[22]

Government[edit]

Municipal hall

Pursuant to the local government,[23][24] the political seat of the municipal government is located at the Municipal Hall. In the Spanish colonial period, the Gobernadorcillo was the Chief Executive who held office in the Presidencia. During the American rule (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 Nelson C. David (PDP-LBN) and Vice Mayor Richie Jason David.

The Sangguniang Bayan Members are:

  • Sarah David
  • Cecil Gerard Roxas
  • Mel Fernando
  • Dennis Gochuico
  • Manuel Ambrocio
  • Meng-Newr Tayag
  • Bart Reyes
  • Edong Villaviray

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

Tourism[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.
  • Limay Sports Complex and Tennis Court
  • Apo Iko Fiesta Parade — October 4
  • Pagbubunyi Festival — May 4
  • Limay Tanod Appreciation Day — June

1935 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church[edit]

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church

The 1935 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church (Barangay 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)[25]) is under the Vicariate of Saint Michael Archangel.[26] It belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga[27] – The Vicariate of St. Peter).[28]

Its Parish Priest is Fr. Felizardo D. Sevilla.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Limay | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2020). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ About Limay
  6. ^ "Province: Bataan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Limay: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Municipal: Limay". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  11. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  12. ^ "Province of Bataan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  19. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Petron power plant seen ready by Oct. | INQUIRER.net". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  21. ^ "Limay, Bataan power plant to be up and running on Tuesday". GMA News. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  22. ^ "Archived copy". BusinessMirror. Archived from the original on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-01-31.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^ "Philippines : Gov.Ph : About the Philippines". Gov.ph. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  24. ^ "The Local Government Code Of The Philippines – Chan Robles Virtual Law Library". Chanrobles.com. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  25. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2013-01-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "List of Parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga | Philippine Churches". Church.nfo.ph. 2012-06-27. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  27. ^ "Parishes". Cbcponline.net. Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  28. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2013-01-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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