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ROCHELLE I. LAZATIN
BSHRM-II


AREA AND LOCATION

TOTAL LAND AREA: 20, O98 KM

It is bounded by Cuyo East Pass, the Sibuyan Sea, Tanon
Strait, the Visayan Sea, and Negros Oriental.


GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Two-thirds of the region is alienable and disposable land
(predominantly classified as agriculture), the rest is classified
as forest land.




POLITICAL PROFILE

PROVINCES:
1. Negros Occidental
2. Aklan
3. Capiz
4. Antique
5. Iloilo
6. Guimaras



HOW TO GET THERE

Regular buses service the routes to provinces within
Panay Island.
By air, major entry points to the region are the
airports in Iloilo, Bacolod, Kalibo, Roxas City, and
Caticlan.
By sea, several shipping lines service the region from
Manila and other provinces in the Visayas. To reach
Guimaras, ferry services are available from Iloilo City.
AKLAN
CAPITAL: KALIBO
AREA AND LOCATION

AKLAN is the youngest of
the four provinces of Panay
Island.

NORTHWEST: Sulu Sea
NORTHEAST: Sibuyan Sea
WEST: Antique
SOUTH:Capiz

TOTAL LAND AREA: 1,818.9 KM

AKLAN
CAPITAL: KALIBO
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE
Northern part is dominated by rolling terrain.
Southern portion has mountains and dense vegetation.

HOW TO GET THERE
It can be reached by air through Kalibo and Caticlan. Daily
flights are available from Manila to these entry points.
Travel time: 50 mins.

By sea, several shipping lines service routes going to this
province from Manila.
Travel time: 13 hours

AGFA BEACH
Tangalan

A two kilometer white sand beach with rocky
promontories.

There is also a picturesque fishing village where
nets of various colors are often hung out to dry.

AGTAWON HILL
Balete

The last line of defense of the Filipino revolutionary
forces against the Spanish colonizers.

It also served as a camp for Filipino guerillas during
the Japanese occupation.
AKLAN FREEDOM SHRINE
Kalibo

This landmark was built to commemorate the
bravery of the Aklanons who fought during the
World War II

AKLAN STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Banga

Situated at the base of Manduyog Hill, the 63-
hectare college grounds includes green fields for
pasture, rice fields, and several tropical tree
plantations.
ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL

Most celebrated events in the Philippines, wherein
the lowlanders imitate their Ati brothers by rubbing
their entire bodies with charcoal to blacken their
skins.

Street dancing and spontaneous revelry dominate
the event,held every third week of a January.
BORACAY ISLAND

Most celebrated attraction in the Philippines.
Has sugar-fine white sands, calm emerald waters,
and gently sloping seabed.

It has been voted in international magazines as one
of the best beaches in the world.
KALANTIAW SHRINE
Bataan

This historical marker stands on the original site of
Datu Kalantiaws seat of government in Bataan.

An old schoolbuildng nearby has been converted
into a museum housing a photostat of the
purpotedly original Kalantiaw Code.
MANDUYOG HILL
Banga

It was named after a pre-Hispanic datu.

It features life-size statues depicting the 14 stations
of the cross, a chapel, and a huge cross located at
the summit which overlooks the municipalities
below.
PINK SISTER CONVENT
New Washington

The convent belongs to the contemplative Order of
the holy spirit. It is unusual because almost
everything in it is colored pink, from the buildings
faade and interiors to this sisters habits.
TIGAYON HILL
Kalibo

It stands solitary on the flatlands alongside Aklan
River.At its base is a cave, wide and airy cave with
numerous limestone formations. Dotting the hillside
are 14 Stations of the Cross,leading to a chapel at
the summit.
ANTIQUE
CAPITAL: SAN JOSE
AREA AND LOCATION

It is in Panay Island in Western Visayas.
It is bounded on the north and east by
Aklan,along with Capiz and Iloilo; on the
West by the
Cuyo East Pass, and on the South by the
PanayGulf.
TOTAL LAND AREA:2,522 km

ANTIQUE
CAPITAL: SAN JOSE

GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Shaped like a seahorse
Antique is the oversized serrated
hemline of the western border of
the three-cornered scarflike land
mass that is Panay.
Approximately 155 kms. long and
33 kms.at its widest.
ANTIQUE
CAPITAL: SAN JOSE
HOW TO GET THERE

There are daily flights available from Manila to
Iloilo.From there, buses leave hourly for a two-and-
a-half hour trip to San Jose.

By sea,San Jose is 20 hours away from Manila

BATO CUEVA
La Union, Remigio

Located on a a hilltop near forest nursery.

BINIRAYAN FESTIVAL
San Jose

Commemorates the landing of Malandog in the
mid-13
th
century of the 10 Malay datus who set up
the first Malayan settlement or barangay in tha
country.

It is celebrated everyDecember 28 to 30.

DANAO LAKE
Mountains of San Remigio

Heavy rains do not raise the water level of this lake.

Monkey and wild chickens live in the nearby jungle
ideal for nature tripping.

ESTACA HILL
Bugasong

This 200-foot hill offers a view of the sea and hills
surrounding Bugasong.

It was once the site of a watchtower that guarded
the people against Muslim pirates.
MACALBAG WATERFALLS
Barbaza

This 50-foot high waterfalls has several caves, one
of which is believed to have seven rooms.
MT. MADIA-AS
Culasi

Just to get to a vllage at the foot of Mt. Madi-as,
one would have to trek for 15 kms. Through a rock
trail leading to a dry riverbed, cross an improvised
wood-bamboo bridge over a boulder-strewn river
and hurdle numerous hill.
PATADYONG
WEAVING
Bugasong

The famous
Bugasong
patadyong ( a
colorful native
fabric ) is the
only one of its
kind in the
Visayas and is
well-known
throughout the
islands.
TIBIAO RIVER
Tibiao

It is considered one of the premier white-water
kayaking destinations in the Philippines, and is
often visited by tourists vacationing in Boracay.
CAPIZ
CAPITAL: ROXAS CITY
AREA AND LOCATION

Located in the northeastern
Part of Panay Island, 375 miles
of Manila, 138 kms. Northwest
Of Iloilo City, and 86 kms. East
of Kalibo.

It is bounded by the Sibuyan
Sea on the north, by Iloilo on the east and south.
By Antique on the west and by Aklan on the Northwest.

TOTAL LAND AREA: 2,633.2 km



BAYBAY BEACH
Roxas City

The waters of this black-sand beach are ideal for
water skiing
CASANAYAN BEACH
Brgy. Casanayan, Pilar

Vast fields of sugarcane, rice, and corn lie beside
the three-kilometer road from the highway to this
beautiful stretch of gray-sand-beach

Nearby is a fishing village where patis and ginamos
are made.


GUGMA BEACH
Sapian

The waters of this quiet and unspoiled are so clear
that one can easily see fishes swimming beneath.

Gugma means love and the place indeed an ideal
place for lovers

HALARAN FESTIVAL
Roxas City

Depicts the colorful history and culture of the
Capizeos.
Legend has ir that the Bornean datus gave halaran
to the original settlers in the area,the Aetas.
Halaran means gift or offer
Held every firt weekend of October.
MUNDO DANCE
Tapaz

This dance of the mountain tribe known as mundo,
a vanishing remnant of the pre- Malayan
Indonesian immigrants of Panay.

The dance retains to this day the original
choreography arranged around ancient Indonesian
fertility rites.

PAN-AY CHURCH
Pan-ay

This awe-inspiring-church-monument to a past
Spanish grandeur in Pan-ay town is a about 250
feet long and 80 feet wide with 9-foot thuck walls of
coral blocks. Its central altar, and elaborately
sculptured retablo, are made of silver.
PILAR CAVE
Pilar

Several years ago, the townspeople discovered
earthern pots with intricately incised designs inside
this cave,which must have been a burial site of the
pre- Spanish Filipinos.
QUIPOT CAVE
Brgy. Burias Mambusao

Wild birds,deer and wild ducks abound near this
cave, which consists of many chambers of different
levels and sizes.

SINADYA FESTIVAL
Roxas City

Held every December 5 to 8 in commemoration of
the Feast of the Immaculate of Concepcion.
Highlights of the affair include a grand fireworks
display.
GUIMARAS
CAPITAL: JORDAN
AREA AND LOCATION

Guimaras lies southeast of
Panay Island and northwest
of Negros Island in Western
Visayas.

It is bounded on the north and
northwest by the Iloilo Strait,
on the North by the Ioilo City,
on the East by the Bacolod, and
on the and south by Panay and the
Panay Sea.
TOTAL LAND AREA: 604.65 km
GUIMARAS
CAPITAL: JORDAN
GEOGRAPHICALNPROFILE

Guimaras is the only island province in Western
Visayas with lands fit for agriculture.
The coastline is a contrast rugged cliffs and white
beaches, and the island itself is surrounded by
breathtaking islets.

HOW TO GET THERE
Guimaras mainland is close to the Iloilo harbor and
can be reached in 15 mins. By motorboats or ferry
boats that service the island from six in the morning
to six in the evening daily.

ALUBIJOD BEACH
Nueva Valencia

One of the most popular beach areas in the
province and is frequented by many locals and Iloilo
residents.
GUISI BEACH
Nueva Valencia

This white-sand beach has a long shoreline ideal
for sunbathing, swimming, picknicking, and
excursions.
Seashells are abundant in the area during high tide.



INAMPULUGAN ISLAND
Sibunag

This crocodile-shaped island has an area of 1,067
hectares.
It has rolling mountains, virgin forests, bamboo and
coconut groves, and clean white sand beaches
surrounded by crystal clear waters rich in marine
life

ISLA NABUROT
Sinapnapan,Jordan

This 2.5 hectare islet has a white-sand beach rich
in coral and marine life.
Ideal for fishing, boating, swimming, snorkeling,
island hopping, and scuba diving.
MACOPO FALLS
San Miguel, Jordan

Cottages built near the waterfalls provide
excursionists with a scenic picnic venue.
MANGGAHAN SA GUIMARAS FESTIVAL
Jordan

This festival is held every May 15 to 22 which
commemorates the establishment of Guimaras as a
province
The highlight of the event is the karosahan, a
parade of beautiful muses on karosas or floats and
of people dressed in colorful mango costumes.
ORO VERDE MANGO
Buenavista

This 240-hectare mango plantation is owned by the
Marsman-Drysdale Groupof Companies
It is the second largest mango plantation in the
world.
PAGTALTAL
Brgy. Rizal, Jordan

A reenactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ,
patterned after Germanys Oberammergu.
It focuses on the scene wherev Christs body was
removed from the cross and laid on His mothers
lap.
SIETE PECADOS
San Miguel, Buenavista

Also known as the Isles of the Seven Sins.
According to legend, these were seven young
virgins who were cursed by their parents and turned
into these small islands because of disobedience.
TRAPPIST
MONASTERY
San Miguel,
Jordan

The
contemplative
monks in this
monastery
teach the
natives how to
make fruit jams
and religious
souvenir iems
that they can
sell.

ILOILO
CAPITAL: ILOILO CITY
AREA AND LOCATION

Iloilo is located in the
southern part of Panay Island.

NORTH: Capiz
EAST: Visayan Sea and
Guimaras Strait
WEST: Antique
SOUTH: Iloilo Strait

TOTAL LAND AREA: 5,234 km


ILOILO
CAPITAL: ILOILO CITY
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE
Mountain ranges with peaks as high as 7,000 feet. The rest
of the mainland is composed largely of plains interspersed
with highlands.

HOW TO GET THERE
Commercial flights are available daily from Manila and Cebu.

Shipping lines also service route to this province from Manila
and other provinces in Visayas and Mindanao.

By land from other provinces within Panay Island.
ASILO DE
MOLO
Iloilo City

An orphanage
where church
vestments,
barongs,
handkerchiefs,
and other
items are
made and
hand
embroidered
by orphaned
girls.
BALARING
BEACH
San
Francisco

An abundance
of colorful
stones are
scattered all
over this beach.
BULABOG-
PUTIAN
NATIONAL
PARK
Dingle

It is a 500-
hectare natural
area whose
main feature is
a cave system
that harbors
endemic
wildlife, and is
an important
ecosystem in
the area.
DINAGYANG
Streets of
Iloilo City

This colorful
cavalcade is
held every
fourth weekend
of January in
honor of the
Holy Child
Jesus.
FEAST OF OUR
LADY OF
CANDLES
Jaro,Iloilo City

The biggest and
most opulent
religious
pageantry in W.
Visayas.

This festival
features agro-
industrial
exhibits, garden
shows, carnivals,
and grand cock
derbies among
others.It is
celebrated every
Feb.2

GUIMBAL
BEACHES
Guimbal

There are a
number of
beaches in
Guimbal but
very none of
them have
been
developed for
tourism.
JARO DISTRICT
Northern part
of Iloilo City

Considered the
seat of
Catholicism in
Western Visayas.

Only three
kilometers from
the city proper
stand old colonial
houses owned by
sugar barons and
other members
of the elite.


MIAG-AO
CHURCH
40 kms.
Southwest of
Iloilo City

It was built in
1786,declared
a national
landmark in
1973 and is
listed in the
UNESCO
World Heritage
list.

SAN JOAQUIN
BEACHES
San Joaquin

Among the
numerous
natural
attractions in the
municipality of
San Joaquin
that have not yet
been fully
developed for
tourism.
SICOGON
ISLAND
Estancia

This 1,104-
hectare island
is lined with
coconut palms
and white-
sand beaches
stretching 350
feet beyond
the shoreline.
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
CAPITAL: BACOLOD CITY
AREA AND LOCATION

NORTH: Visayan Sea
EAST: Negros Occidental
WEST: Panay Gulf
SOUTH: Tanon Strait

TOTAL LAND AREA:
7,926.1 km
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
CAPITAL: BACOLOD CITY
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Bacolod lies in the northwestern part of Negros Occidental,
in a sprawling, 16 000-hectare coastal plain surrounded by
sugarcane plantations, prawn farms, and rice fields.

HOW TO GET THERE
Commercial flights are available from Manila, Cebu and
Davao.

Shipping lines also service routes to this province from
Manila and other provinces in Visayas and Mindanao.
BALAY
NEGRENSE
5 De Noviembre
St. Silay City

This hose was
originally owned by
Victor Gaston, the
eldest son of the
Frenchman Yves
Germaine Leopold
Gaston, who
developed the
sugar industry in
Northern Negros
during 19
th
century.

It was donated by
Msgr. Guillermo
Gaston to the
Negros Cultural
Foundation.

CHAPEL OF
CARTWHEELS
Manapla

Among the unique
features of this
chapel are an
image of Christ
portrayed as a
farmer and
crucified on a
cartwheel, an altar
made from solid
rock, and an image
of the Virgin Mary
carved out of the
bark of a santol
tree
DANJUGAN
ISLAND
Danjugan

A dive site
An excellent
place for bird
watching. Its
forests teem with
warblers,
flycatchers,
bulbuls,
weaverbirds, and
sunbirds, as well
as migrating
swallows, swifts,
and kingfishers.

HOFILEA
ANCESTRAL
HOUSES
145 De
Noviembre St.
Silay City

This old building
houses a
collection of rare
art pieces,
antiques and
paintings done
by Luna, Rizal
and Hidalgo, as
well as the
earliest known
wood prints in
Negros.
MASSKARA
FESTIVAL
Bacolod City

A famous
festival began in
1980.
Masskara
(mask)
symbolizes the
happy
disposition of the
Negrenses
despite
adversities in
life.
Usually held on
the third
weekend of
October.

MT. KANLAON
Northern
Section of
Negros
Occidental
Rising 2,435
meters above
sea level.
It has two
craters-Margaja
Valley, is
dead,while other
crater is active.
SAN ANTONIO
ABAD
CHURCH
San Antonio
Abad

A crown-
shaped church
featuring the
masterpiece,
The Risen
Christ, by the
national artist
Solomon
Saprid.
YULO
ANCESTRAL
HOUSES
Bacolod City

The residence
of Don Alfredo
Yulo, the mayor
of Bacolod at
the onset of
World War II. It
was built in the
early 1900s.

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