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Region 6 Western Visayas, Philippines

  1. 1. Social Studies 3
  2. 2. Region 6 (Western Visayas)
  3. 3. Western Visayas  Is one of the regions of the Philippines, designated as Region VI.  It consists of 6 province and 16 cities making it the region with the highest number of cities.  Iloilo City is the regional center.  Is composed of six provinces and the highly urbanized cities of Bacolod and Iloilo.
  4. 4. 6 Provinces of Western Visayas Provinces 1. Aklan 2. Antique 3. Capiz 4. Guimaras 5. Iloilo 6. Negros Occidental Capital - Kalibo - San Jose - Roxas City - Jordan - Iloilo City - Bacolod City
  5. 5. The 16 Component Cities Negros Occidental • • • • • • • • • Bago City Cadiz City Escalante City Himamaylan City Kabankalan City La Carlota City Victorias City Talisay City Silay City • • • • Sagay City San Carlos Sipalay City Bacolod City Iloilo • Passi City • Iloilo City Capiz • Roxas City
  6. 6. Western Visayas Climate’s Type I (2 pronounce seasons) DRY from November to April WET during the rest of the year This prevails over the half Antique Southern part of Iloilo and Negros Occidental Guimaras Island of Semirara in Antique Type II (seasons are not very pronounce) DRY from November to April WET during the rest of the year Aklan Capiz Northern part of Iloilo and Negros Occidental have this climate ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE  26.7 oC
  7. 7. AKLAN Province
  8. 8. AKLAN  Its capital is Kalibo.  Queen of the Philippine Fabrics  Rambutan Center of Asia  The oldest province in the Philippines organized in 1213.  Originally known as “Minuro it Akean”
  9. 9. AKLAN’s Geography  Aklan occupies the northern third of the island of Panay and is bordered by the provinces of Iloilo from the south, Capiz from the east and Antique from the southwest. It also faces the Sibuyan Sea from the north. The province includes the island of Boracay which is located at its northwestern tip.  The province boasts high geographic diversity, ranging from white sandy beaches, mangroves and mountainous landscapes. It also boasts the river Akean, which appears unique due to its "boiling or frothing" appearance.
  10. 10. AKLAN’s Industry & Economy  The province of Aklan is designated as a first class province.  Innovations were made out of this fabric to suit the demanding supply of the fashion market. Dyed abaca cloths are made into place mats. bags, wall decors, fans, etc.
  11. 11. AKLAN’s Industry & Economy  Beyond Boracay and the Ati--atihan, one can also find a dream possession in the province - the Piña cloth, considered as the "Queen of the Philippine Fabrics," and other fineries made from it.  The Piña cloth is considered a prime produce of Kalibo, weaved from its unique crude wooden or bamboo handloom that changed little from eight centuries ago.
  12. 12. AKLAN’s Industry & Economy Piña Cloth/ Piña Fiber
  13. 13. AKLAN’s Industry & Economy  Lezo, one of the 17 municipalities of Aklan, is known for its red clay, which the natives use to make pots, vases and various novelty items.  Boracay Islands Tourism is the main industry.  Ati-Atihan Festival
  14. 14. AKLAN’s Tourist Attraction Boracay Island Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world's top destinations for relaxation. It is also emerging among the top destinations for tranquility and nightlife.
  15. 15. AKLAN’s Tourist Attraction Ati-Atihan Festival Is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The name "Ati-Atihan" means "to be like Aetas" or "make believe Ati's."
  16. 16. AKLAN’s Tourist Attraction Fauna, Philippine Spotted Deer Several species endemic to the Philippines are found in the province. Examples include endangered animals such the Philippine Spotted Deer (Cervus alfredi), the Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons), and the Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides panini). As of 2007, conservation efforts are being made by the Aklan State University and the DENR with varying success.
  17. 17. AKLAN’s Tourist Attraction Freedom Shrine
  18. 18. AKLAN’s Tourist Attraction Kalantiaw Shrine, Bataan
  19. 19. AKLAN’s Tourist Attraction Ignito Cave, Barauanga Locally known as Elephant Cave due to its appearance. Beautiful limestone formation of stalagmites, stalactites and other crystalline forms abound. It has a skylight in one of its chamber that lets in a soft glow of light in noon time.
  20. 20. ANTIQUE Province
  21. 21. ANTIQUE  The province's capital, San Jose.  Located in the western portion of Panay Island and borders Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo to the east, whilst facing the Sulu Sea to the west.
  22. 22. ANTIQUE’s Industry & Economy Tourism Agriculture  production of palay  copra  corn  legumes (peanut, beans, other beans)  muscovado sugar  root crops  cegetables  mango  banana
  23. 23. ANTIQUE’s Industry & Economy Fishery By the end of the year, preliminary data for the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) reported that the total volume of fishery products reached 24,299 metric tons. The aquaculture sector yields the highest production during the inclusion of seaweeds in this sector.
  24. 24. ANTIQUE’s Industry & Economy Livestock and poultry Livestock and poultry raising in the province is through backyard or commercial system of production. Forestry Forest products include bamboo, rattan, buri, bariw, nito, log, charcoal, abaca, herbal vines and plants,wild a flowers and others..
  25. 25. ANTIQUE’s Industry & Economy Trade, Commerce, Industry Major products shipped out of the province are palay, rice, copra, muscovado sugar, legumes, fruits and vegetables, livestock, fish and fish preparations, and seaweeds. Manufacture items like native gifts, toys, and housewares are sold in major cities of the country and abroad. Principal mined products exported include coal, marble, silica, copper and gemstones.
  26. 26. ANTIQUE’s Industry & Economy Trade, Commerce, Industry The capital town of San Jose de Buenavista is the center of business in the area. Potential growth areas include the towns of Culasi, Pandan and Sibalom. Investment opportunities with good prospects in the province are: • Sugar industry • Seaweed processing • Marble processing • Gemstone and semi-precious stone processing • Coco oil mill • Livestock and poultry processing • Food Processing • Marine products processing • Furniture, handicraft, metalcraft • Fiber extraction/processing/weaving • High value crop production • Feed/Feed Milling
  27. 27. ANTIQUE’s Industry & Economy Mineral Resources Metallic copper, gold, chromite, pyrite, iron, manganese and Ferro alloy and limestone. Non Metallic Sulfides, clay, sulfur, oil and gemstones, Marble
  28. 28. ANTIQUE’s Tourist Attraction  Sira-An Hot Spring  Raflesia
  29. 29. ANTIQUE’s Tourist Attraction  Tibiao has the Bugtong Bato Falls and the Fish SPA  Sebaste has the Igpasungaw Falls, the Sebaste Inland Resort and the most visited Saint Blaise Church, where devotees of St. Blaise make a pilgrimage every year during the annual fiesta.
  30. 30. ANTIQUE’s Tourist Attraction  Tibiao has the Bugtong Bato Falls and the Fish SPA
  31. 31. ANTIQUE’s Tourist Attraction Pandan has Malumpati Health Spring and Bugang River      declared the cleanest body of water in the whole—where rafting and river boating can be experienced. This is the most developed tourism area with a tour package. Libertad is famous for its bariw mat and bag weaving. Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran as the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines 2006, Gold winner in the International Green Apple Environment Award for Environmental Best Practice, Local Authorities and Ecotourism in London. 1st runner up during the Hiyas ng Turismo 2006 Nationwide Search 2005 winner during the Dangal ng Ilod during the First Summit on the State of the Philippine Revir
  32. 32. ANTIQUE’s Tourist Attraction Bugang River
  33. 33. ANTIQUE’s Tourist Attraction Binirayan Festival
  34. 34. ANTIQUE’s Tourist Attraction Caluya, Hidden Gym in Antique
  35. 35. CAPIZ’s Province
  36. 36. CAPIZ  Its capital is Roxas City  Capiz is known for the Placuna placenta oyster shell that has the same name locally and is used for decoration, and for making lampshades, trays, window doors.  The province is known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines.  The birth place of former President Roxas
  37. 37. Windowpane Oyster
  38. 38. CAPIZ’s Geography  Located at the northeastern portion of Panay Island, bordering Aklan and Antique to the west, and Iloilo to the south. Capiz faces the Sibuyan Sea to the north
  39. 39. CAPIZ’s Industry & Economy  Dubbed as the ―Seafood Capital of the Philippines‖, Capiz boasts of its 80-kilometer coastline and wide expanse of swampy lands easily converted into fishponds. It holds one of the richest fishing grounds and a major contributor in the aquamarine industry of the Philippines.
  40. 40. CAPIZ’s Industry & Economy Shell Craft
  41. 41. CAPIZ’s Industry & Economy Farming and Fishing Farming Primary agricultural raw products are rice, corn, coconut, sugarcane, banana and cut flower. Apart from a surplus of agricultural products.
  42. 42. CAPIZ’s Industry & Economy Fishing A major supplier of prawn and milk fish of the country. Other agro-industrial harvests include blue marlin, squid, oysters, shrimp, seaweed, squid and angel wings. Rich fish ponds attract investors to venture into prawn culture, prawn feed manufacture, seaweed farming and the distribution and processing of other marine products.
  43. 43. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Roxas City Birthplace of Manuel Roxas Located in the city proper; a two-storey hardwood stone house of the First President of the Third Philippine Republic President Manuel Roxas, now a historical shrine.
  44. 44. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Ang Panubli-On Ang Panubli-On (Roxas City Museum) originally built in 1910 as a water tank; it now stands as a museum. It has memorabilia of Illustrious sons and daughters of Roxas City; collections of religious icons, artifacts artworks.
  45. 45. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Culajao Mangrove Eco-Park Experience a breath-taking view of the 4.69 hectare mangrove reservation zone
  46. 46. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction People's Park (La Playa de Roxas)
  47. 47. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Santa Monica Parish Church
  48. 48. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Municipality of Tapaz Pangilatan Falls
  49. 49. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Municipality of Pilar Balisong Cave
  50. 50. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Municipality of Dumalag Suhot Cave And Spring
  51. 51. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction St. Martin of Tours Parish Church
  52. 52. CAPIZ’s Tourist Attraction Moro Tower
  53. 53. GUIMARAS Province
  54. 54. GUIMARAS  Among the smallest provinces, its capital is Jordan  The province consists primarily of Guimaras Island, and also includes Inampulugan, Guiwanon (or Guiuanon), Panobolon, Natunga, Nadulao, and many minor surrounding islands.
  55. 55. GUIMARAS Geography  The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros. To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental.
  56. 56. GUIMARAS Industry & Economy  The province is basically agricultural with palay, coconut, mango, vegetables, livesto ck, poultry and fishing as major products. Its major industries are tourism, fruit processing, coconut processing, fish farming, handicrafts making, mining, quarrying and lime production.
  57. 57. GUIMARAS Industry & Economy  Guimaras is well known for its agricultural crops, particularly mangoes, where some 50,000 of these trees are planted. The Guimaras Island is famous for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world.
  58. 58. GUIMARAS Industry & Economy Mango
  59. 59. GUIMARAS Industry & Economy  Mango jam and other products are available at the Trappist Monastery.
  60. 60. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction Guimaras is also well known for its white sand beaches, pristine seas, and secluded off shore islets. Among its most popular destinations include Alubihod Bay with its calm waters, and Guisi Beach, where visitors could enjoy the province’s natural beauty.
  61. 61. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction Beachfront of Alubihod Bay in Nueva Valencia
  62. 62. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction Raymen Beach Resort in Alubihod Bay
  63. 63. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction View of Guisi Beach from a nearby hill where an 18th century lighthouse rests.
  64. 64. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction One can relax and be be at peace in the many hidden islands and bays of Guimaras.
  65. 65. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction There’s a lot of places to go and things to do in Guimaras for those seeking a fun adventure
  66. 66. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction Guimaras is host to many religious destinations and events such as ―Balaan Bukid‖ in Jordan Town
  67. 67. GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction Navalas Church in Buenavista Town
  68. 68. ILOILO Province
  69. 69. ILOILO • Iloilo's capital is Iloilo City though the city itself is independent and not governed by the provincial government of Iloilo.
  70. 70. ILOILO Geography • Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Iloilo occupies the southeast portion of Panay Island and is bordered by province of Antique to the west and province of Capiz and the Jintotolo Channel to the north. Just off Iloilo's southeast coast is the island province Guimaras, once part of Iloilo but now an independent province.
  71. 71. ILOILO Tourist Attraction Dinagyang Festival The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival is a showcase of the rich heritage, colorful history, passionate devotion, and funloving spirit of the Ilonggo people. The festival traces its roots as a thanksgiving.
  72. 72. ILOILO Tourist Attraction ILOILO CHURCHES
  73. 73. ILOILO Tourist Attraction Miag-ao Church The iconic Church of Sto.Tomas de Villanueva commonly known as Miag-ao Church, sits proudly in the municipality of Miag-ao. Constructed in 1787 and completed 10 years after, it is one of the four baroque churches in the Philippines inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  74. 74. ILOILO Tourist Attraction Molo Church The Parish of St. Anne in Molo takes pride in having a GothicRenaissance architecture. Its interior is flanked by five wooden altars but the main one appears to have been painted in gold as of my last visit.
  75. 75. ILOILO Tourist Attraction San Joaquin Church What makes San Joaquin Church unique is its striking pediment adorned by military relief motif featuring the triumph of Spanish Army of Africa over the Moroccan Army during the Battle of Tetuan in 1860. Sitting on an elevated hill near the shoreline, it was built out of limestone from the mountains of Igbaras and white corals from San Joaquin in 1869. San Joaquin Church was declared in 1974 as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Historical Institute.
  76. 76. ILOILO Tourist Attraction Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles commonly known as Jaro Cathedral, the seat of the Archdiocese of Jaro, has two stairs attached to its façade leading to the miraculous image of the patron saint enclosed on a glass.
  77. 77. ILOILO Tourist Attraction Iloilo Beaches and Islands Like most destinations in the Pacific, Iloilo is blessed with beautiful coastlines and islands teeming with scenic seascapes and diverse marine life.
  78. 78. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Province
  79. 79. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL  Its capital is Bacolod City  Sugarbowl of the Philippines  Negros Occidental is rich in structures and buildings that are remnants of a once affluent lifestyle. The Palacio Episcopal (1930), San Sebastian Cathedral (1876), and the Capitol Building (1931) are popular landmarks.
  80. 80. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Geography  It occupies the northwestern half of Negros Island; Negros Oriental is at the southeastern half. Across the Panay Gulf and the Guimaras Strait to the northwest is the islandprovince of Guimaras and the province of Iloilo on Panay island.
  81. 81. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Industry & Economy  Agriculture, Sugarcane, Corn  fishing industry  One of the country's largest copper mines is located in Sipalay City  It is also the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) hub of the Western Visayas Region of the Philippines
  82. 82. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Infrastructure Bacolod-Silay International Airport Panaad Park and Stadium Bacolod City Domestic Airport Kabankalan City Domestic Airport
  83. 83. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Notable People Entertainment • Saicy Aguila – actress, dancer, former Pinoy Big Brother: Season 2 housemate • Grendel Alvarado – fashion model, winner of Philippines' Next Top Model • Erica Arlante-Yamakawa – Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited (Season 4) housemate. • Alvin Elchico – TV/Radio Host, former provincial correspondent. • Bobby Enriquez – jazz pianist who became prominent in the United States and well-known internationally • Peque Gallaga – multi award-winning film director • Allan K. – singer, comedian, actor and TV host • Ronnie Lazaro – award-winning actor • Carlo Ledesma film director, producer, won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Short Film • Kuh Ledesma – popular pop and jazz singer; dubbed as the Pop Diva of the Philippines
  84. 84. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Notable People Entertainment • Enrique G. Magalona, Jr. – award-winning actor • Francis Magalona – actor, TV host, VJ, and rapper • Romy Pastrana – comedian; better known by his screen name "Dagul" • Susan Roces – award-winning actress, nicknamed Queen of Philippine Movies; widow of Fernando Poe, Jr. • Sandra Seifert – beauty queen and an international fashion model • Rosemarie Sonora – former actress • Rafé Totengco – New York based fashion designer • Eduardo Sicangco Scene Designer and Illustrator for Broadway, Opera and film • Christian Vasquez – actor, model and former Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemate • Margaret Nales Wilson – beauty pageant contestant, TV personality, and actress
  85. 85. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Notable People Literature • Elsa Martinez Coscolluela – award-winning poet, shortstory writer, and playwright Politics • Rafael Alunan – former Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture. • Gen.Victor Ibrado – Former Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines. • Enrique B. Magalona – former senator of the Philippines • Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. – politician and industrialist, served as Mayor of Bacolod City, Governor of Negros Occidental, and Philippine Secretary of National Defense and Interior
  86. 86. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Notable People • Sports • Manuel Amechazurra – the first Filipino footballer to play in the European football circuit, he was called El Capitán and played as a defender, from 1905 to 1915 for FC Barcelona. • Gregorio Amestoy Querejeta – one of the Filipino-Spanish who played professionally in Spain. He played for Real Zaragoza, Atlético Madrid, and Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the late 30's and 40's. • Nonoy Baclao – professional basketball player; plays for the Philippine Patriots in the ASEAN Basketball League • Jeffrei Chan – professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who currently plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters • Monsour del Rosario – taekwondo champion who has also starred in several Filipino and international action films • Boyet Fernandez – coach of the Philippine Basketball Association's Sta.Lucia Realtors • Ramil Gallego – professional pool player
  87. 87. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Notable People Sports • Reynel Hugnatan – professional basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association • Noli Locsin – Philippine Basketball Association Mythical Team awardee • Donnie Nietes – professional boxer, current WBO Minimumweight World Champion • Joan Tipon – boxer, Asian Games gold medalist • Ben Villaflor – boxer who was the WBA world junior lightweight (now called super featherweight) champion during the 1970s
  88. 88. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction Capitol Park and Lagoon Negros Occidental, in the Philippines. One of the landmarks of the park is the carabao (water buffalo) being pulled by a woman. This carabao is located at the northern end of the lagoon. On the other end, there is also another carabao sculpture but the figure is being pulled by a man.
  89. 89. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction Maskarra Festival
  90. 90. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction Ancestral home of the late Don Generoso Villanueva Home of the late Don Mariano Ramos
  91. 91. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction San Sebastian Cathedral Is a late 19th-century church in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod.
  92. 92. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction San Sebastian Cathedral
  93. 93. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction The Ruins • The Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental is what remained of the grand mansion that Don Mariano Lacson built, following the death of his first wife, Maria Braga. • Today, it is a tourist attraction for its romantic, yet strong structures. Many interesting tales and facts lie within the walls and posts that remained of the Ruins.
  94. 94. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction The Ruins
  95. 95. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction The Ruins
  96. 96. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Tourist Attraction Mt. Kanlaon
  97. 97. Reported by Perlito Domingo