Limay, Bataan

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Municipal hall of Limay
Municipal hall of Limay
Official seal of Limay
Map of Bataan showing the location of Limay
Map of Bataan showing the location of Limay
Limay is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°34′N 120°36′E / 14.567°N 120.600°E / 14.567; 120.600Coordinates: 14°34′N 120°36′E / 14.567°N 120.600°E / 14.567; 120.600
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bataan
District 2nd District
Founded October 4, 1917
Barangays 12
 • Mayor Lilvir B. Roque (National Unity)
 • Vice Mayor Eufemia R. Roxas
 • Total 103.60 km2 (40.00 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 57,207
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2103
Dialing code 47
Income class 1st class

Limay is a first class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 57,207 people.[3] It has a total 10,362 hectares (25,610 acres) of varied terrain.

Limay is accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway, off Exit 45, San Fernando Exit. Located at the south-eastern section of Bataan Peninsula, and is 140 kilometres (87 mi) from Manila and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south from the provincial capital Balanga, Bataan.


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

In the Philippine revolution of 1898, Limayan 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 employing Limayans and Visayan immigrants.

During the WWII, 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.[4]

Municipal government and politics[edit]

Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines",[5][6] the political seat of the municipal government is located at the Municipal Town Hall. In the History of the Philippines (1521–1898), the Gobernadorcillo is the Chief Executive who holds 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 hold office at the Municipal Town 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: • Hon. Eriel Sp Ibarra • Hon. Edgardo S. Cortez • Hon. Antonino L . Joaquin • Hon. Grady S. De Roxas • Hon. Filemon L. Borbe • Hon. Eduardo Q. Rivero • Hon. Gil T. Samonte • Hon. Sarah V. David • Hon. 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.


Limay is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.

  • Alangan
  • Kitang I
  • Kitang 2 & Luz
  • Lamao
  • Landing
  • Poblacion
  • Reformista
  • Townsite
  • Wawa
  • Duale
  • St. Francis I (Bo. Roxas)
  • St. Francis II (Bacong)


Population census of Limay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 32,629 —    
1995 40,092 +3.93%
2000 46,620 +3.29%
2007 54,782 +2.25%
2010 57,207 +1.59%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Limay's interesting points, attractions, events and historical landmarks include:

  • 263 hectares military reservation (the DND Arsenal - Government Arsenal) - Headquarters at Camp General Antonio Luna, Limay.
  • Mariveles, Bataan Mountain Complex - mountain range stretching from Mariveles to Mount Limay (or Mt. Cayapo) – 393 meters higher than Mt. Samat in Pilar – and with Mount Tarak.
  • Judy’s Park (Limay Municipal Park) - esplanade along Manila Bay with reatining walls and kiosks.
  • Tikip and Biga Waterfalls - 30-foot falls nestled deep in the Limay mountain range.
  • St 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.
  • October 4 - Apo Iko Fiesta Parade 2012.
  • May 4 - Pagbubunyi Festival.
  • 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.[7]
  • Limay, Bataan power plant[8]
  • Port of Limay.[9]
  • 2009 Giant mushroom.[10]

1935 St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church[edit]

The 1935 St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church (Brgy. Poblacion, Limay 2103 Bataan) or "Parokya ni San Francisco ng Assisi"[11] (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)[12]) is under the Vicariate of St. Michael Archangel.[13][13] Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga It belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga[14] - The Vicariate of St. Peter).[15]

Its Parish Priest is Msgr. Hernando Baluyot Guanzon.[12]

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