Location within Bataan province
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|District||1st District of Bataan|
|Barangays||29 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Efren Bondjong Pascual Jr.|
|• Vice Mayor||Godofredo B. Galicia Jr. (Nacionalista)|
|• Total||64.90 km2 (25.06 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||45,655|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)47|
|Income class||1st class|
Orani, officially the Municipality of Orani (Filipino: Bayan ng Orani; Kapampangan: Balen ning Orani), is a municipality in the province of Bataan in the Central Luzon (Region III) of the Philippines. The population was 66,909 at the 2015 census. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 45,655 registered voters.
Orani is located 107 kilometres (66 mi) north-west of Manila and accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway, off Exit 20. It is bounded on the north by Hermosa, south by Samal, west by Dinalupihan and east by the Manila Bay. It has a total land area of 64.90 square kilometres (25.06 sq mi) covering 29 barangays. About 1,231 hectares (3,040 acres) are used for agriculture, 1,943.86 hectares (4,803.4 acres) are forestland, 971.93 hectares (2,401.7 acres) are forest reservation and 1,295.9 hectares (3,202 acres) are reserved for the National Park. The rest are classified as wetland.
Palay, coffee, vegetables, peanut, citrus trees and fruit trees are the major produce. Cutflowers like aster, chrysanthemum and gerbera are locally cultivated while bamboo and jungle vines can be gathered from Orani's forestlands. Aquamarine resources like milkfish, tilapia, prawn, crabs, mussels and oysters are caught in Orani's fishing grounds and fishponds.
Orani is located at.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 64.90 square kilometres (25.06 sq mi)  constituting 4.73% of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan.
|030809001||Bagong Paraiso (Poblacion)||4.2%||2,835||2,276||4.27%|
|030809016||Centro I (Poblacion)||0.7%||501||404||4.18%|
|030809006||Centro II (Poblacion)||0.6%||431||400||1.43%|
|030809013||Pantalan Bago (Poblacion)||3.4%||2,250||2,130||1.05%|
|030809014||Pantalan Luma (Poblacion)||8.3%||5,563||5,026||1.95%|
|030809015||Parang Parang (Poblacion)||2.1%||1,407||1,265||2.05%|
|Population census of Orani|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Orani had a population of 66,909. The population density was 1,000 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,600/sq mi).
In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 45,655 registered voters.
Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines", 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.
Orani, Bataan's incumbent elected officials are - Mayor Benjamin "Benjie" C. Serrano, Jr. and Vice Mayor Godofredo Bongco Galicia, Jr., including 8 Councilors or Sanguniang Bayan Members: Rome Serrano Sicat. Renato Rodriguez Bugay, Rodolfo Fabian Duran, Francis Sevilla Dela Torre, Efren, Jr. Luna Monday, Voltaire Dionisio Medina,Lilian Flores Tongco and Rolando Bernaldo Mina. They hold office at the second floor of the Town Hall, particularly the Office of the Mayor and Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall, respectively.
The 2nd Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Orani-Samal, MCTC Judge Ma. Cristina J. Mendoza-Pizzaro holds office in her sala located at the second floor of the MTC building at the back of the Town hall.
Orani's attractions, events and historical landmarks include:
- Holy Rosary Parochial Institute — Mango Tree
- Orani People's Park, center of Poblacion, Plaza
- Orani Fish Port
- Seventh-day Adventist - Talimundoc
- The United Methodist Church
- The 1714 Orani Church, commonly known as the "Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church of Orani" ("Our Lady of the Rosary of Orani", "Nuestra Señora del Rosario Parish Church", "Church of Orani" or "Virgen Milagrosa Del Rosario del Pueblo de Orani Shrine") is a Neoclassical (heritage) Diocesan Marian Shrine and Pilgrimage church (recognized by the 1959 Vatican's Papal Bull, located in Poblacion).
- Orani ₱42.7 million new municipal building, located at the center of the old Poblacion, in front of the Orani Church. It has a total floor area of 2,916 square metres (31,390 sq ft), including the roof deck (648 sq. m.) On August 4, 2005, Mayor Efren Pascual Jr. constructed the building which was inaugurated on May 26, 2007.
- The Multi-purpose Gym
- Orani Cockpit
- Orani Public Market
- Death March Marker (Silahis), Bataan Death March. Kaparangan was used as a temporary prisoners’ camp by the Japanese soldiers starting on April 11, 1942, the second day of the infamous “Death March”. To commemorate the pitiful event, the National Historical Institute constructed a bronze memorial at the corner of Barangay Silahis and the Bataan National Road in 1987.
- Tamarind Ridge — a 14-hectare development situated at Barangay Tugatog, Orani, Bataan
- Bataan Peninsula State University - Orani Campus
- Pawikan Festival
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