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BATBATAN PROFILE INFORMATION





Barangay Chairman: Romeo (Balestramon) Candazo

SK Chairman: Magdalena (Antonio) Telesforo

Etymology: Kinaray-a of "grumping"

Geography: along Culasi Channel (an arm of Sulu Sea). Culasi's largest island.

Sitios: Tigbao; Bunlao; Kawit; Mag-ayad; Rikudo; Camanga; Batbat

Status: Rural

Area: 500 hectares [ 1,235.50 acres ]

Population: 2, 300 [2007 Census]

 Antique Rank: 23 [out of 590 barangays]

 North District Rank: 12 [out 288]

 Culasi Rank: 2 [out 44]

Density: 4.6 persons/hectare

% Change: 32.72 [95 & 2007 Figures]

Points of Interest: World-Class Scuba Diving/Snorkeling sites; Wind Surfing site; Ideal for mountain climbing/hiking; Caves; White Sand Beaches/Sandbar; Watchtower ruin; Indigenous Florae/Faunae; Bat (Flying Fox) Colony; Lakeng Inggo Mythical Figure

History: First mentioned in 1580.

Previous Leaders: Claro BALESTRAMON; Lorenza (Balestramon) VILLASIS; Alberto MATEO; Anita (Balestramon) TELESFORO

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August 29, 2011 at 5:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

culasi
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KAWIT PROFILE INFORMATION

Etymology: Filipino word of "hook"

Geography: Situated at the northernmost point of Batbatan Island.

Points of Interest: Kitesurfing (Windsurfing); ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling; powdery white beach in Kawit proper; white beach and cliff in Alubihud; white beach in Dagandan; white beach and rock in Saradhan; Calagtangan white beach; rice terraces in Banwang Lagi; Lakeng Inggo and watchtower ruins; Batbatan Cemetery in Banwang Lagi; Troop of monkey in Dagandan; Kulapnit (bat) colony in Saradhan Cave; Kawit Cave; Gibuangan Rock; 

Florae: Balac-balac tree; lipata tree; bubog tree; bangabang tree; salinuwak tree; duhat tree; buri; pandan

Faunae: BIRDS: hulibalay; heron (tulabong); tulyaw; bukaw; maya; kuwagaw; kurit; ladu; punay; sulalo;  MAMMALS: monkey; kulapnit; kabug REPTILES: man-ug; halo (bayawak/Panay monitor lizard

Educational Institution: Kawit Primary School

Religious Denomination: Catholic Chapel

Patron Saints: Holy Child (Santo Niño); Our Lady of Salvation

Fiestas:

  January 14-15 (in honor of Holy Child [Sto. Niño] )

  May 1-2 (in honor of Our Lady of Salvation)

Power Supplier: National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR)

Potable Water Supplier:  Spring in Kadatagan

November 25, 2011 at 9:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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BUNLAO PROFILE INFORMATION

Etymology:

Geography: Situated at the eastern side of Batbatan island. Bounded up north by Kawit and Tigbao down south.

Points of Interest: White beach; cove; Bangkal area

Florae: Lipata tree; buri; duhat; talisay

Economy:

 Livelihood: boatmaking; seaweed farming; fishing; dried fish making; matweaving; hog raising

Religious Denomination: Catholic Chapel

Patron Saints: Holy Child; Our Lady of Salvation

Fiestas:

 January 3-4 (in honor of Holy Child)

 May 8-9 (in honor of Our Lady of Salvation)

Videoke Bar: Candazo vdOK Bar

Power Supplier: NAPOCOR

November 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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TIGBAO PROFILE INFORMATION

Etymology: From "tigbaw" grass

Geography: Situated at the southern part of Batbatan Island.

Points of Interest: NAPOCOR Office; White beach; cove: Pangpang Rocks; Luyo; Sanglay area

Educational Institutions: Batbatan Elementary School; Batbatan Day-Care Center

Health Institution: Batbatan Health Station

Religious Denominations: IFI Chapel

Patron Saints: Holy Child [Santo Niño]; Our Lady of Salvation [Nuestra Señora de Salvacion]

Fiestas:

 January 11-12 ( in honor of Holy Child)

 May 10-11 (in honor of Our Lady of Salvation)

Videoke Bars: Balestramon vdOK Bar; Telesforo vdOK Bar

Getting There:

November 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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CAMANGA PROFILE INFORMATION

Etymology:

Geography: Bounded down south by Tigbao and Batbat up north.

Points of Interest: White beach; cove; pleasant view of Batbatan Sunset; Bukid Purantok, Batbatan's highest point

Economy:

 Livelihood: boatmaking; matweaving (banig fr buri and pandan); fishing; seaweed (culture) farming; dried fish making; hog raising

Religious Denomination: Our Lady Ina ng Poong Bato Catholic Chapel

Patron Saint: Our Lady Ina ng Poong Bato

Fiesta: May 4-5

November 25, 2011 at 9:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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BATBAT PROFILE INFORMATION

Etymology:

Geography: Situated at the west side of Batbatan Island. Bounded up north by Mag-ayad and down south, Tigbao.

Points of Interest: Kabug (Flying Fox) Colony in Banog Area; white beach; cove; Tabak rock; best view of Batbatan Sunset

Economy:

 Livelihood: boatmaking; seaweed farming; dried fish making; matweaving; fishing

Videoke Bar: Salvador vdOK Bar

Power Supplier: National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR)

November 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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MAG-AYAD PROFILE INFORMATION

Etymology:

Geography: Located at the northwest portion of Batbatan Island. Bounded by Rikudo up north and Batbat down south.

Points of Interest: Powdery white beach; cove

Economy:

Educational Institution: Mag-ayad Primary School

Power Supplier: NAPOCOR

November 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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RIKUDO PROFILE INFORMATION

Etymology:

Geography: Located at the northwest part of Batbatan Island. Bounded by Kawit in the east and Mag-ayad down south.

Points of Interest: Powdery white beach; cove

Economy:

 Livelihood: Fishing

Power Supplier: The only sitio not served or energized by NAPOCOR

November 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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