Orani, Bataan

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Orani
Municipality
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Official seal of Orani
Seal
Map of Bataan showing the location of Orani
Location within Bataan province
Orani is located in Philippines
Orani
Orani
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°48′N 120°32′E / 14.8°N 120.53°E / 14.8; 120.53Coordinates: 14°48′N 120°32′E / 14.8°N 120.53°E / 14.8; 120.53
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bataan
District 1st District of Bataan
Founded 1891
Barangays 29 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Efren Bondjong Pascual Jr.
 • Vice Mayor Godofredo B. Galicia Jr. (Nacionalista)
Area[2]
 • Total 64.90 km2 (25.06 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 66,909
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 45,655
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2108
IDD:area code +63 (0)47
Income class 1st class
PSGC 030809000

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.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 45,655 registered voters.[4]

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.

Geography[edit]

Orani is located at 14°48′N 120°32′E / 14.8°N 120.53°E / 14.8; 120.53.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 64.90 square kilometres (25.06 sq mi)[2] constituting 4.73% of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan.

Barangays[edit]

Orani is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
030809025 Apollo 2.9% 1,955 1,857 0.98%
030809001 Bagong Paraiso (Poblacion) 4.2% 2,835 2,276 4.27%
030809002 Balut (Poblacion) 2.0% 1,355 1,397 −0.58%
030809003 Bayan (Poblacion) 9.0% 6,018 5,363 2.22%
030809004 Calero (Poblacion) 2.1% 1,438 1,686 −2.98%
030809016 Centro I (Poblacion) 0.7% 501 404 4.18%
030809006 Centro II (Poblacion) 0.6% 431 400 1.43%
030809007 Dona 1.9% 1,249 1,213 0.56%
030809026 Kabalutan 3.7% 2,462 2,099 3.08%
030809008 Kaparangan 4.5% 3,021 3,123 −0.63%
030809027 Maria Fe 3.2% 2,146 2,046 0.91%
030809009 Masantol 1.0% 690 736 −1.22%
030809010 Mulawin 6.5% 4,380 3,534 4.17%
030809011 Pag‑asa 3.7% 2,486 1,927 4.97%
030809005 Paking‑Carbonero (Poblacion) 1.7% 1,164 1,272 −1.68%
030809012 Palihan (Poblacion) 3.9% 2,581 2,452 0.98%
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%
030809028 Puksuan 1.0% 645 661 −0.47%
030809017 Sibul 1.9% 1,283 1,084 3.26%
030809018 Silahis 0.8% 510 484 1.00%
030809029 Tagumpay 3.0% 2,003 1,833 1.70%
030809019 Tala 2.2% 1,467 1,337 1.78%
030809020 Talimundoc 3.7% 2,493 2,135 3.00%
030809021 Tapulao 7.5% 5,023 4,745 1.09%
030809022 Tenejero (Poblacion) 2.9% 1,968 1,706 2.76%
030809023 Tugatog 10.2% 6,856 6,145 2.11%
030809024 Wawa (Poblacion) 1.1% 729 763 −0.86%
Total 66,909 61,099 1.74%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Orani
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 5,787 —    
1918 6,381 +0.65%
1939 9,658 +1.99%
1948 12,718 +3.11%
1960 17,618 +2.75%
1970 25,740 +3.86%
1975 29,464 +2.75%
1980 33,083 +2.34%
1990 43,494 +2.77%
1995 48,695 +2.14%
2000 52,501 +1.63%
2007 59,530 +1.75%
2010 61,099 +0.95%
2015 66,909 +1.74%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Orani had a population of 66,909.[3] 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.[4]

Government[edit]

Municipal hall

Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines",[9][10] 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:[11][12] 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.

Educational institutions[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Orani Fish Port

Orani's attractions, events and historical landmarks include:[13]

  • 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[14]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Bataan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  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. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Orani, Bataan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Bataan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Philippines : Gov.Ph : About the Philippines :". Gov.ph. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  10. ^ "the Local Government Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 7160)". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Municipality of Orani". Provincial Government of Bataan. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Orani, Bataan Candidates". Know Your Candidates. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Orani’s Historical Landmarks". Municipality of Orani. 17 November 2010. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  14. ^ Pawikan Festival 2012 Orani Bataan. YouTube. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 

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