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Region 6 Western Visayas- Philippines!!!

  1. 1. It was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1 as part of the Integrated Reorganization Plan of President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.
  2. 2. TYPE I -Two pronounced seasons: DRY from November to April WET during the rest of the year -This prevails over the half of -Antique -Southwestern part of Iloilo and Negros Occidental -Guimaras -Island of Semirara in Antique TYPE II - Seasons are not very pronounced DRY from November to April WET during the rest of the year -Aklan -Capiz -Northeastern part of Iloilo and Negros Occidental have this kind of climate. AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE: 26.7 C˚
  3. 3. Province Capital Population (2011) Area (sq. km.) Population Density (per sq. km.) Cities Municipalities Barangay Aklan Kalibo 555,146 1,821.4 306 17 327 Antique San Jose de Buenavista 605,110 2,729.2 222 18 590 Capiz Roxas City 800,920 2,594.6 309 1 16 473 Guimaras Jordan 179,728 604.6 297 5 98 Iloilo Iloilo City 2,371,648 5,079.1 467 2 42 1,901 Negros Occidental Bacolod City 3,203,523 7,965.2 402 13 19 662 Source: National Statistics Office Philippine National Statistics Coordination Board Philippine Statistical Yearbook 2011
  4. 4. HILIGAYNON -spoken in: -Iloilo - Negros Occidental - Guimaras - Capiz KINIRAY-A -spoken in: - Antique - some parts of Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan AKEANON -spoken in Aklan MALAYNON - spoken in Aklan CEBUANO - spoken in the northern part of Negros Occidental
  5. 5. MAJOR INDUSTRIES  Agriculture  Tourism  Milling  Food Processing CROPS  Banana  Palay Corn  Coconut  Jackfruit
  6. 6.  It is said to be the oldest province in the Philippines organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo .  It was inagurated as an independent province on November 8, 1956.  It was originally known as “Minuro it Akean”
  7. 7. northeastern portion of Panay BOUNDED BY: Sulu Sea on Northwest Sibuyan Sea on the Northeast Antique on the west  Capiz on the South
  8. 8. MAJOR INDUSTRIES  Agriculture  Tourism  Abaca Production  Pinya Cloth Weaving (“Queen of the Philippine Fabrics”  Pot Making (in Lezo, Aklan) (“red clay”) PRODUCTS  Banana  Palay (no. 1 grown in the province)  fiber crops  Coconut  rambutan  mango  abaca
  9. 9.  ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL (Kalibo, Aklan)  every 3rd Sunday of January  Revelers in colorful costumes and bodies painted black and their faces made up of grotesquely.  A celebration of the treaty between the Ati and Malayan tribes who settled in the island. When the spaniards settled in the region and converted the Malays to Christian religion.  the festivity was celebrated in honor of the Holy Child- Sto. Ninio.
  10. 10. Freedom Shrine dedicated to the 19 martyrs of Aklan who started the revolt against Spain.
  11. 11. Kalantiaw Shrine, Bataan once the seat of government of Rajah Bendahara Kalantiaw promulgator of the famous Code of Kalantiaw.
  12. 12. Museo It Akean, Kalibo A repository of Antiques dug up in Aklan which trace the province’s rich cultural and historical past; also houses famous works of arts.
  13. 13. Boracay Island, Malay “Paradise Island of the Philippines It is world-famous for its fine lovely palm fringed sugar- fine white sand beaches, azure waters, coral reefs and rare shells. Its area is 1,083 hectares Consisting of 3 barangays (Balabag, Manok-manok and Yapak)
  14. 14. Ignito Cave, Buruanga Locally known as elephant cave due to its appearance Beautiful limestone formation of stalagmites, stalactites and other crystalline structures abound. It has a “skylight” in one of its chambers that lets in a soft glow of light at noontime.
  15. 15. Jawili Falls, Tangalan It has 7 basins tiered about 20 feet apart The highest basin is about 100 feet high, oval- shaped, around 240 sq. ft. in area and 12 feet deep clear water almost like a small lake.
  16. 16. The population is largely Malay, immigrants from Borneo centuries before the Spanish arrived.  Antiquenos are very hospitable  They have developed their own distinct language called Kinaray-a. This dialect is of Austronesian origins characterized by the predominance of r’s and schwa sounds spoken with a lilting gentle intonation.
  17. 17.  elongated stretch of land  it is bounded by the rugged mountains of Panay  Aklan in the northeast  Capiz on the east  Iloilo in the southeast  part of China Sea on the west
  18. 18. MAJOR INDUSTRIES  Agriculture  Fishing PRODUCTS  copra  Palay  Muscovado sugar  legumes  fruits  vegetables  livestock  fish  seaweeds  coal  marble  Silica  Copper  Gemstones
  19. 19. BINIRAYAN FESTIVAL Celebrated every December 27 to 29 It was started in San Jose 34 years ago by the late Gov. Evelio Javier, brother of former Congressman now Gov. Exequiel B. A week lonf festivities of colorful street parades, beach shows, plaza concerts and beauty concerts. “Binirayan” biray or “sailboat in Kinaray-a.
  20. 20. ANINI-Y CHURCH A massive white coral building located in Poblacion Anini-y South of San Jose de Buenavista
  21. 21. BUGTONG BATO WATERFALLS, Tibiao Ideal for excursions/ picnics with excellent opportunities for bathing, swimming and picture taking. The first 3 waterfalls with a height up to 150 ft. is accesable.
  22. 22. Bugang River, Pandan, Antique Photos Bugang River has been getting a lot of attention, both national and international.  “Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran” as the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines.  2006, Gold Winner in the International Green Apple Environment Awards for Environmental Best Practice, Local Authorities and Ecotourism category in London.  1st runner-up during the “Hiyas ng Turismo 2006″ Nationwide Search.  2005, Bugang River was the winner of the “Dangal Ng Ilog” Award during the 1st National Summit on the State of Philippine Rivers.  was eventually elevated to the Hall of Fame as the “Cleanest Inland Body of Water” in the Gawad Pangulo Sa Kapaligiran.
  23. 23. Caluya, A hidden gem in Antique The absence of high-rises further makes the islands a perfect getaway for nature trippers who want a respite from the pains of city life. There, they can go snorkeling, diving, boating or swimming alongside playful dolphins.
  24. 24. The birth place of former Pres. Manuel L. Roxas  There are two main versions of how Capiz got this name: 1. AKEAN and KAPID -meaning “twins” which Balingangan, Datu Bangkaya’s eldest son, names his territories in honor of his twin daughters 2. When the Spaniards established a settlement, the found an abundance of a mollusk called pios or kapid, the old native name which has also come to known as Capiz.  It is known for its mother-of-pearl shells that have the same name are used for decoration, making lampshades, trays, and window doors.
  25. 25.  Northeastern portion of Panay Island  bordering Aklan and Antique to the west  Iloilo to the south  It faces the Sibuyan Sea to the North
  26. 26. MAJOR INDUSTRIES  Agriculture  Fishing Other manufacturing Industries;  garments  furniture-making Bakery  processed foods  handicrafts Shell crafts PRODUCTS Agri:  Palay  Sugar cane  coconut  corn  Banana Agro:  Blue marlin  squid  oyster  shrimp  seaweed  squid  Angel wings
  27. 27. ASWANG FESTIVAL  The town people celebrate their Annual Festival or called it the Aswang Festival is celebrated every 29th and 30th day on the month of October.  This includes the parade of participants donning the foremost dreadful costumes like “kapre”, “wak-wak”, and “tikbalang”.
  28. 28. MORO TOWER  Built in 1814 in order to repel the invading Moors and Portuguese colonizers.  These half-torn structures, 7 feet squares, 10 feet high, are vivid souls of the past. Before they were destroyed, they were twice their present height.  These towers are made of black pebbles, and are gradually eroding. One tower is on top of the hill at Sitio Nipa, Culasi and the other one is at Brgy. Dumolog.
  29. 29. STA. MONICA CHURCH  This ancient and historic monument represents the founding of christianity on the island of Panay.  it is also the home of the largest Church bell in the Philippines and Asia.  dakong lingganay (big bell)  10.4 ton
  30. 30. “I am God’s voice which shall echo praise from one end of the town of Pan-ay to the other, so that Christ’s faithful followers may enter this house of God to receive heavenly graces.”
  31. 31. PILAR CAVE  About two years ago, townspeople discovered earthen pots with intricately incised designs.  The caves must have been burial sites of pre-Spanish Filipinos.  The Balisong Cave where the Capiz revolucionarios routed Spanish soldiers is also found hereabouts.
  32. 32. QUIPOT CAVE  consists of many chambers, each at a level different from other chambers.  In certain sections, space between the roof and cave floor is just two or three feet.  There are also sections that seem like a dead end, except for small openings through which only one person can crawl.  These holes lead to a chamber as big as a hotel ballroom, which is why it is dubbed as the “Quipot Hilton”.  . The cave is cool inside.
  33. 33. NAPTI ISLAND  about three to four hectares big, this island is located near Olotayan Island.  has white sands, a small cave and abundant shells can be found in the area. Napti is uninhabited island.  waters are cool and free of troublesome jellyfish the whole year round.  A small cave, about 100 meters long, winds several feet below the surface across the island.
  34. 34.  An island province of the Philippines.  The youngest and smallest of the 6 provinces on region 6.  located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros.  Northwest of Iloilo  Southeast of Negros Occidental
  35. 35. MAJOR INDUSTRIES  Agriculture  Fishing  Principal agricultural Crops  food crops  corn  rice  vegetables Commercial crops  coconuts  mangoes Cashew  citrus Jackfruits  bananas Fruit trees MAJOR COMMERCIAL SPECIES  shrimps  mackerel  moonfish  Cavalas  Round scad  Anchovies  Slip mounths  Groupers  Sardines
  36. 36. MANGGAHAN SA GUIMARAS FESTIVAL An identity festival of the province Celebrated every April 16-20 for the sustained promotion of Mango Industry. Manggahan culminates in a grand showcase of cultural festivals in a bis to show the world that there is more to Guimaras than its sweet, fiber and pest-free mangos.
  37. 37. GUISI LIGHTHOUSE An 18th-century lighthouse built during the Spanish- colonial era, it is considered as the second oldest lighthouse in the Philippines, next only to the one found in Aparri, Cagayan
  38. 38. TATLONG PULO (“THREE ISLANDS”) one of them, named after the three krast formations fronting the coves, some privately owned. A seclusion and a place for any child of the sun to find peace and harmony.
  39. 39. NAVALAS CHURCH considered to be the oldest structure in this island. Built in 1880 Navalas Church also known as San Isidro Labrador Church in Barangay Navalas the municipality of Buenavista has been the oldest seat of the Catholicism in this island and the product of community labor and unity. made of coral rocks abundant in the area during the construction of this edifice
  40. 40.  Southern shores of Panay Island Faces Iloilo Strait and Guimaras Island  It lies on a flat alluvial plain, reclaimed mostly from the swampy areas due to urbanization and industrialization in the late 19th century until the present.
  41. 41.  the commercial and trade center of Western Visayas  Agiculture- main source of livelihood  Fishing-second best industry.  It’s the site of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center which conducts researches on the spawning of milkfish and prawns; and the University of Philippines (Miag-ao) which is the center of marine and aquatic studies in the Philippines  The Iloilo Commercial Port Complex- the first island pier in the country.  Multi-purpose port terminal which caters to both domestic and foreign containerized and convention sites.  Cottage industries include pottery, ceramics- making, weaving, woodcraft and handicraft.
  42. 42. DINAGYANG FESTIVAL  A religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City  Held on the 4th weekend of January  Held to honor the Santo Nino and  To celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Alis
  43. 43. CARABAO CARROZA FESTIVAL  Celebrated every 3rd of May and since 1973  consists of three (3) main attractions namely;  the a.) Carabao Carroza Parade  b.) Carabao Carroza Race and  c.) Search for Carabao Carroza Queen.
  44. 44. MOLO CHURCH  “Church of Women” because of the statues of women saints that decorate its pillars  A Gothic renaissance church made of coral rock  Located 3 km from the city proper  It was completed in 19th century  It was visited by Dr. Jose Rizal on his way to exile in Dapitan, Mindanao.
  45. 45. JARO CATHEDRAL  “Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria” The seat of Archbishop  It’s dedicated to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Famous for its Shrine of Our Lady of Candle which according to pious tradition has been miraculously growing.  the only sacred icon in the Philippines ever crowned personally by a Pope.
  46. 46. THE MIAG-AO CHURCH  This impressive 212 year old architectural treasure, constructed in 1786 and finished in 1797, has every right to be considering that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site(Baroque Churches of the Philippines).
  47. 47.  western side of Negros Island (4th largest island in the Philippines with a total land area of 972,607 hectares or 9,726.06 sq. km  It is bounded by the  Visayan Sea in the North  Panay Gulf on the west  Tanon Strait Negros Oriental province on the east  Sulu Sea on  the south  Negros is basically volcanic, making its soil ideal for agriculture.
  48. 48.  Fishing- major industry based in Cadiz City.  Philippine’s major sugar producer  It has substantial production of coffee, cacao, black pepper, fruits and grains  It has a large copper mine. Gold, silver, molybdenum, iron, gypsum , coal, and other minerals are mined. Other agricultural products: Rice Corn Coconuts Abaca Bananas Mangoes Pineapples
  49. 49. MASKARA FESTIVAL  It gives the people of Negros, as well as local foreign visitors, a chance to drink and be merry for 20 days.  Originally designed to show the hardships of the people of Negros  Has become a tool of escapism and a way to generate revenues for big business.  Celebrated during October 1-20
  50. 50. MT. KANLAON One of the mountains found in the north-central portion of the island of Negros. It is the highest peak in Central Philippines, the most dominant and attractive feature of which is the active summit crater of a volcano.
  51. 51. REVOLUTIONARY MARKERS Commemorate the spots where local revolutionaries fought against Spanish authorities during the Negros revolution of 1898 and the American forces later.
  52. 52. OUR LADY OF PEACE AND GOOD VOYAGE A century-old church located at the heart of the city It has the distinction of being one of the very few churches of Romanesque architectural design in the region.
  53. 53. The Ruins in Bacolod City Philippines  The mansion was built in the early 1900’s by the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson (1865-1948a Portuguese from Macau.  The mansion was the largest residential structure ever built at that time and had in it one of the finest furniture, chinaware, and decorative items, as the father of Maria Braga was a captain of a ship that sailed across Europe and Asia and would cart with him these items.  4-tiered fountain fronting the mansion, all brought in from abroad.