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Coordinates: 1434N 12036E

Limay, Bataan
Limay, officially the Municipality of Limay, (Filipino: Bayan ng
Limay; Kapampangan: Balen ning Limay), is a 1st class municipality in
Limay
the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a Municipality
population of 68,071 people.[3]
Municipality of Limay
Limay is accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway, off Exit 45, San
Fernando Exit. Located at the south-eastern section of Bataan Peninsula,
it is 136 kilometres (85 mi) from Manila and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south
from the provincial capital Balanga.

Contents
1 History
Downtown Limay
2 Geography
2.1 Barangays
3 Demographics
4 Government
5 Attractions Seal
6 Gallery
7 References
8 External links

History
The Dominican and Franciscan friars settled in Limay by the late 1600s,
using its rich limestone deposits to build churches in Orion and Balanga.
The town was a barangay of Orion.

In the Philippine revolution of 1898, Limay inhabitants fought for their


independence. American Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison's
Executive Order of January 1, 1917 created Limay as the last Bataan Map of Bataan with Limay highlighted

municipality.

In 1913, the Cadwallader-Gibson Lumber Company employed Limayans


and Visayan immigrants.

During the World War II, Limay became the host to the first medical
hospital of American and Filipino forces, run by the "Angels of Bataan".
In Lamao, Limay, Major General Edward P. King capitulated to the

Limay

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Japanese forces, after the last stand of the American and Filipino forces
faltered along the banks of the Alangan River.[4]

Geography
Limay is located at 1434N 12036E.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a


land area of 103.60 square kilometres (40.00 sq mi) [2] constituting 7.55%
of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan.

Barangays
Location within the Philippines
Limay is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[5]
Coordinates: 1434N 12036E
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon
(Region III)
Province Bataan
District 2nd District
Founded October 4, 1917
Barangays 12 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
Type Sangguniang Bayan
Mayor Lilvir B. Roque
Vice Mayor Eufemia R. Roxas
Electorate 49,527 voters
(2016)
Area[2]
Total 103.60 km2
(40.00 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
Total 68,071
Density 660/km2
(1,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2104
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Climate type tropical monsoon
climate
Income class 1st municipal

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income class

PSGC Barangay Population % p.a.

2015[3] 2010[6]

030806001 Alangan 8.5% 5,803 4,716 4.03%

030806013 Duale 10.8% 7,358 5,069 7.35%

030806002 Kitang I 2.8% 1,930 1,764 1.73%

030806003 Kitang 2 & Luz 7.0% 4,777 4,563 0.88%

030806004 Lamao 28.4% 19,329 16,256 3.35%

030806006 Landing 4.7% 3,209 3,393 1.06%

030806007 Poblacion 1.0% 701 770 1.77%

030806008 Reformista 10.1% 6,900 4,149 10.17%

030806014 San Francisco de Asis 8.7% 5,900 5,398 1.71%

030806015 Saint Francis II 12.7% 8,615 5,899 7.48%

030806009 Townsite 7.6% 5,178 4,646 2.09%

030806012 Wawa 0.8% 560 584 0.80%

T O TA L 68,071 57,207 3.37%

Demographics
Population census of Limay
Year Pop. % p.a.
1918 3,583
1939 3,978 +0.50%
1948 4,509 +1.40%
1960 7,126 +3.89%
1970 12,912 +6.12%
1975 18,182 +7.11%
1980 24,281 +5.95%
1990 32,629 +3.00%
1995 40,092 +3.93%
2000 46,620 +3.29%

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2007 54,782 +2.25%


2010 57,207 +1.59%
2015 68,071 +3.37%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]
In the 2015 census, Limay had a population of 68,071.[3] The population density was 660 inhabitants per square kilometre
(1,700/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 49,527 registered voters.[9]

Government
Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines",[10][11] the political seat of the municipal government is located at the
Municipal Hall. In the History of the Philippines (15211898), the Gobernadorcillo was the Chief Executive who held
office in the Presidencia. During the American rule (18981946) (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.

Limay, Bataan's incumbent elected officials are headed by - Mayor Lilvir B. Roque (National Unity) and Vice Mayor
Eufemia Roxas

The Sangguniang Bayan Members are:

Eriel Sp Ibarra
Edgardo S. Cortez
Antonino L . Joaquin
Grady S. De Roxas
Filemon L. Borbe
Eduardo Q. Rivero
Gil T. Samonte
Sarah V. David
Restituto P. Reyes (ABC President)
They hold office at the newly constructed Batasang Bayan in Barangay Wawa, inside the Judy's Park facility along the
Limay coastline.

Attractions
Limay's attractions, events and historical landmarks include:

263 hectares military reservation (the DND Arsenal - Government Arsenal) Headquarters at Camp General
Antonio Luna
Mariveles Mountain Complex mountain range stretching from Mariveles to Mount Limay (or Mount Cayapo) 393
metres (1,289 ft) higher than Mount Samat in Pilar and with Mount Tarak
Judys Park (Limay Municipal Park) esplanade along Manila Bay with retaining walls and kiosks
Tikip and Biga Waterfalls 30-foot (9.1 m)t falls nestled deep in the Limay mountain range
Saint Joseph's annual running of the bulls
Peninsula Golf and Country Club 18-hole golf course inside the Petron Bataan Refinery.
The Limay public market and slaughterhouse
Limay Sports Complex and Tennis Court
Apo Iko Fiesta Parade October 4

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Pagbubunyi Festival May 4


Limay Tanod Appreciation Day June
Lamao National High School
Multi-purpose Building of Bo. Luz
Limay Polytechnic College
Bataan Limay Refinery Project, 140-megawatt power plant P78B Petron Expansion Project.[12]
Limay power plant[13]
Port of Limay[14]
2009 Giant mushroom[15]

1935 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church


The 1935 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church (Brgy. Poblacion) (Cath.: 26,440, Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, Feast day -
October 4. with former Parish Priest, Father Rosauro Guila and Guest Priest: Father Guillermo Ramo)[16]) is under the
Vicariate of Saint Michael Archangel.[17][17] It belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga[18] - The Vicariate of St.
Peter).[19]

Its Parish Priest is Fr. Felizardo D. Sevilla.[16]

Gallery

Municipal hall Philippine Ports Authority in Lamao Public market

Saint Francis of Assisi River view


Parish Church

References
1. "Municipality" (http://web.archive.org/web/20130531043557/http://dilg.gov.ph/municipalities.php). Quezon City,
Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.

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2. "Province: Bataan" (http://nap.psa.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/province.asp?provCode=030800000). PSGC Interactive.


Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
3. Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)" (https://www.psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/
pressrelease/R03.xlsx). Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
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