Mariveles as seen from Manila Bay
|Nickname(s): Sulong Mariveles|
Map of Bataan showing the location of Mariveles
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|• Mayor||Ace Jello C. Concepcion (National Unity)|
|• Vice Mayor||Angelito S. Rubia (National Unity)|
|• Total||153.90 km2 (59.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class|
“Maraming Dilis” shortened to Mara-dilis and into “Mariveles” was the origin of the town's name. Also, Maria Veles, a nun left the convent to love a man until her death. That man named her grave as Mt. Maria Veles (shortened to Mariveles).
Founded as a pueblo by a Franciscan Friar in 1578, Mariveles, the "Village of Kamaya" was part of the Corregimiento of Mariveles, including Bagac and Morong, Corregidor and Maragondon, Cavite.
The Superior Decree of July 1754 declared Mariveles' independence from Pampanga.
In the 19th century, the Americans established the first quarantine station in the old Spanish Leprosarium Hospital (now, the Mariveles Mental Ward).
Mariveles is located in a cove at the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula. It is about 173 kilometres (107 mi) from Manila via the North Luzon Expressway, Gapan-Olongapo Road and Roman Highway. It has a total land area of 153.9 square kilometres (59.4 sq mi), representing 12% of the total land area of Bataan. Of this, about 69% consist of the pastureland, 19% of forestland, 6% agricultural lands and the remaining 6% for residential and industrial use. It is home to an Aeta community speaking a Sambalic language called Mariveleño.
- Balon Anito
- Batangas II
- Mt. View
- San Carlos
- San Isidro
|Population census of Mariveles|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Population growth rate per is more than twice that of the province itself.
Points of interest
Mariveles' interesting points, attractions, events and historical landmarks include:
- Freeport Area Of Bataan
- Freeport Area of Bataan Admin Building - 1,700-hectare freeport in Mariveles. The 1,691-hectare industrial complex in Mariveles town enjoy business advantages that include tax incentives, natural endowments, and excellent leadership, under AFAB Chairman Deogracias Custodio. It is the only freeport in the country with a 10.9 million cubic meter-capacity dam that delivers 14 million gallons of water every day. It is complemented by water treatment and sewerage treatment plants which employ a sustainable waste water solution.
- Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan
- Mariveles, Bataan, geothermal area is situated along the West Luzon Volcanic Arc.
- GN Power Mariveles Coal Plant (GMCP), Alasasin
- 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant ($155 million was purchased by Conglomerate Ayala Corp. in December 2012).
- Mount Mariveles
- Herma Shipyard Inc.
- Lazareto de Mariveles
- A Quarantine station established by the Spanish government in the 1850s to check and sanitize cargoes and passengers entering Manila. The Americans, upon their conquest of the Philippines, used the same system in their ports. The ruins of the old facility can be found inside the Mariveles Mental Hospital compound in downtown Mariveles.
- Parish Church of Saint Nicholas Tolentine
The 1729 Parish Church of Saint Nicholas Tolentine (Cath.: 36,282 Titular: St. Nicholas Tolentine, Feast day, September 10, Parish Priests: Msgr. Hipolito Araña, Monsignor Hernan Guanzon, JCD, Rev. Fr. Abraham SP. Pantig, Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Markjill A. Manalili, Rev. Fr. Ernesto B. De Leon, Father Ramon G. Mariano, Father Felizardo Sevilla, Vicariate of St. Michael Archangel) belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga
On September 9, 2005, Mariveles celebrated the 276th year anniversary of Apo Kolas, the Patron Saint of Mariveles — San Nicolas de Tolentino, who arrived in this town through the Order of Augustinian Recoletos missionaries. Thus, the parish was founded in 1729 bearing the name of the saint.
Born at Sant'Angelo in Pontano in Italy, in what was then the March of Ancona, Nicholas was the son of parents who had been childless into middle age. Compagnonus de Guarutti and Amata de Guidiani, prayed at the shrine of Saint Nicholas of Myra for his intercession, and when Amata became pregnant they named their son after the saint. At his canonization, Nicholas was credited with three hundred miracles, including three resurrections.
Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines", 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 second floor of the Town Hall and in the adjacent building.
The Municipal Mayor as of the 2016 national and provincial elections, serving his 1st term in office is Atty. Ace Jello “AJ” C. Concepcion.
The Sangguniang Bayan Members are: Chairman and Vice-Mayor Hon. Angelito S. Rubia; Councilors - Hon. Jaja P. Castañeda, Hon. Harry F. Golocan, Hon. Tito Pancho S. Catipon, Hon. Victoriano C. Isip, Hon. Angelito M. Sunga, Hon. Emerson Reyes, Hon. Joey Carandang, Hon. Susan Murillo, and Hon. Arvin V. Zurita - Municipal ABC President.
Mariveles can also be reached through jet ferry plying the Mariveles to Manila route that has an approximate travel time of 40 minutes. The Bataan Provincial Expressway, also called Roman Super-Highway, is a limited-access toll expressway that connects Bataan to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. Mariveles is off Exit 55.
Students looking to finish their tertiary studies have choices, among of which:
1. Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), a state university that offers baccalaureate (college) degrees where students are scholars of the government (after passing an entrance exam) enjoying very low tuition fees. Opened in 1976, the campus is located within the Freeport Area of Bataan.
2. Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) located at Kamaya Point, Barangay Alas-asin, offering courses in the maritime industry. Students are accepted after passing stringent academic and physical examinations.
3. TESDA Mariveles Bataan Branch, located at Brgy. Camaya and near the Public Market, Mariveles Municipal Hall, and Freeport Area of Bataan, offering technical and vocational courses to prepare students for working locally as well as abroad at affordable fees.
4. Softnet Information Technology Center (SITC) located at 2nd floor SFB #8, FAB, offering associate degrees in computer studies.
- Primary and intermediate
- Mariveles also has several primary schools and institutions such as The Antonio G. Llamas Elementary School, Cabcaben Elementary School, Sto. Niño Biaan Elementary School, the Biaan Aeta Integrated School, Alas-asin Elementary School, Townsite Elementary School and St. Nicholas Catholic School of Mariveles Bataan.
- Llamas Memorial Institute, Mariveles National High School that has five branches one at Poblacion other four at Cabcaben,
Pizaro. Alas-asin and Alion (known as MNHS Annex).
- Private schools
- There are many privately owned (by individual or group) and church-operated schools established.
- Mariveles Naval Section Base
- Bataan Death March
- Bataan Peninsula
- Battle of Bataan
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga
- Bataan Provincial Expressway
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