Municipal Profile

General Information

Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines

  • Region: VI
  • Province: Iloilo
  • Creation: February 1716
  • Income Classification: 3rd Class Municipality
  • Municipal Income: Php 38,881,655.75 (FY2000)
  • No. of Barangays: 119

LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • Located in the southwestern part of the Province of Iloilo in the Island of Panay
  • One of the 7 towns comprising the First Congressional District of Iloilo
  • Located 40 kilometers south of Iloilo City
  • Can be reached by one hour ride from Iloilo City through public (e.g. jeepney, Antique-bound buses and vans) and private transportation
How to get there:

40-minutes by bus, van or jeepney ride from Iloilo City
1-hour ride by bus, van or jeepney ride from San Jose, Antique
55-minute ride by plane from Manila to Iloilo City
30-minute ride by plane from Cebu City to Iloilo City
18-hour ride by ship from Manila to Iloilo City
12-hour ride by ship from Cebu City to Iloilo City

Physical Resource Profile

  •  Total land area                            – 15,680.00 hectares
  • Total urban land area –   2,055.16 hectares
  • Total rural land area – 13,624.84 hectares

Land Use:

  • Commercial – 17.95 hectares
  • Residential – 345.81 hectares
  • Agriculture – 4,712.10 hectares
  • Forest – 3,764.62 hectares
  • Institutional – 1,340.22 hectares
  • Industrial – 43.02 hectares
  • Rivers and Creeks – 326.64 hectares
  • Parks & Playgrounds – 17.93 hectares
  • Roads/Utilities – 184.90.00 hectares
  • Cemetery                         – 11.63 hectares
  • Open Space                         – 4,915.18 hectares

Location

Miagao lies between 10° 36’44” N latitude and 122°06’39” N and 122°17’30” E longitude.  Miagao is one of the seven towns comprising the First District of Iloilo Province. It is situated 40 kilometers Southwest of Iloilo City and 58 kilometers from San Jose, the capital town of Antique. Overlooking the island of Negros towards Sulu Sea, Miagao is bounded by the towns of Igbaras to the Northeast, by Guimbal to the East, by San Joaquin to the West and by Sibalom, Antique to the Northwest.

Land Area and Waters

The municipality has a land area of 15,680 hectares or 156.80 square kilometers. The urban area composed of 22 barangays has an area of 2055.16 hectares or 20.5516 square kilometers while the remaining 97 barangays have a total area of 13,624.84 hectares or 136.2484 square kilometers.  The municipal waters serving as fishing ground for both migratory and endemic fish has an area of 48 square kilometers. Miagao’s coastline stretches for 16 kilometers, spanning 22 barangays.  The inland bodies of water are composed of three main rivers, namely: Tumagboc, Oyungan and Bacauan. The other smaller rivers are Naulid, Oya-oy and Narat-an. They all flow to the Panay Gulf. The Oyungan River has colored stones.

Topography

Miagao is partly coastal and partly mountainous town. In general, its terrain is rolling with mountain ranges serving as border between Miagao and part of the Province of Antique and other neighboring towns of Iloilo.  The  poblacion is situated in a hill overlooking the sea and public institutions are located in a plateau. The low and high mountains lying close to the river, plus the narrow coastal plains stretching 16 kilometers are varied topographical  features of Miagao

Climate

Miagao has two pronounced seasons: dry from November  to April and wet during  the rest of the year. The maximum temperature stands at 32.2° C and the minimum is 22.9° C. There are two prevailing winds in the locality, the southwest monsoon called “habagat” and the northeast monsoon called “amihan”.

Soil

The soil of the municipality consists of five major types: Alimodian clay loam, Sta. Rita clay, Umingan fine sandy loam, Alimodian soil undifferentiated and beach sand.

Natural Resources

Miagao is rich in natural resources. It has vast forest reserves at Tabiac and Tulahong forestry areas. It has metallic and non-metallic reserves as indicated by the grains of sand found on the beach lines. It has abundant source of ceramic clay used for potteries and mixtures of sand and lime structure called the Miagao Stone used as building material like the one used in building the Miagao Church.  It is also blessed with natural scenic attractions like the Sinuhutan Cave, Danao Lake, Bugsukan Falls, Rice Terraces, etc.

Slope

The municipality has five slope classifications ranging from 0°-30° slopes above sea level. The area marked A has a slope of   0°-3°; B 3° -7°; C 8°-13°; D 30°. The highest slopes are found in the mountain ranges that run from north to west  of the municipality and the lowest slopes on the shoreline.

Geography

  • Location: First Congressional District of Iloilo
  • Total Land Area: 157,220.4 sq.km. (15,722.04 has.)
  • Land Classification:
    • Agriculture: 52.3%
    • Built-up/mixed use: 21.3%
    • Forest Land: 20.3%
    • Open Grassland: 6.1%
  • Climate: Type I, characterized by two pronounced seasons — Wet and Dry — influenced by the Northeast Monsoon from November to March and by the Southwest Monsoon from June to November
  • Water Tributaries: Six(6) Rivers and Ten(10) Creeks
  • Mountains: Mount Tulahong, Mount Anoy and Mount Dalije Topography: Sixteen (16) kilometers of shoreline but generally mountainous with five (5) slope classifications ranging from 0°-30° above sea level

Political Subdivision

Comprised of 119 barangays, with 8 barangays located in the poblacion and 22 coastal barangays

Demography

    • Population –  67,565 (PSA 2015)

    –  64,545 (PSA 2010)
    –  71, 574(Barangay Survey 2015)

    • Annual Population Growth Rate –  23
    • Urban Population –  20,862 (PSA 2010)
    • Rural Population –  43,683 (PSA 2010)
    • Urban Population Density – 10.15 persons/hectare
    • Rural Population Density –  20  persons/hectare
    • Number of Households – 13,068 (NSO 2010)
    • Total Number of Houses – 12,414
    • Average Family Size – 5

SOCIAL SECTOR

Health

Public Health Facilities and Services

  • UPV Infirmary (with Dental Services and Medical Laboratory)
  • UPV Ambulance
  • Main Health Center
  • 24 Hours First Aid Clinic
  • Dental Clinic
  • DOTS Laboratory
  • Birthing Center
  • MDRRMO Rescue Vehicle
  • Municipal Ambulance
  • 24/7 MDRRM Emergency Rescue
  • Barangay Health Stations: 18
  • PhilHealth sponsored program under the National government – 13,073 families
NO. OF HEALTH WORKERS No.
Municipal Health Officer 1
Rural Health Physicians 2
Contractual Doctors 2
Municipal Dentist 1
Rural Health Nurses 2
Rural Health Midwives

Rural Health Midwife  (Job-hire)

13

1

Rural Sanitation Inspectors 3
Medical Technologist 1
Dental Aide 1
Barangay Health Aide 1
Barangay Health Workers 265

Private Health Facilities and Services

No. of Private Clinics        – 13
No. of Lying-in Clinics       – 1
No. of Dental Clinics         – 7
No. of Medical Laboratory     – 2
No. of Pharmacies             – 11
No. Eye Clinics               – 2

Top Leading Causes of Morbidity For CY 2015

CAUSES NO. OF CASES
Acute Upper Respiratory  Infection 769
Pneumonia,Organism unspecified 197
Other Disorder of Urinary System 246
Injury 144
Dogbite 416
Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection 226
Viral Infection 155
Hypertensive Heart Disease 117
Respiratory Tuberculosis,not confirmed bacteriologically or historically 199
Other acute resp. infection of multiple organ(ATP,RTI) 514
Infectious gastroenteritis and unspecified organ 104

Top Leading Causes of Mortality For CY 2015

CAUSES NO. OF CASES
Pneumonia 117
Hypertensive Cardio Vascular Disease 71
Cancer (all forms) 40
Myocardial Infarction 20
Diabetes Mellitus 22
Sudden Cardiac Death 33
Pulmonary Tuberculosis 9
Renal Disease 9
Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 6
Sepsis 5

Environmental Sanitation

Number of Households with Sanitary Toilet and Potable Water

INDICATORS 2013 % 2014 % 2015 %
No. of Households 13,438 13,505 13,914
No. of Households with Potable water 9,386 70 12,854 95 4,218 30
No. of Households with sanitary toilet 12,520 93 12,559 93 12,931 93
No. of Households without toilet 670 5 673 5 702 5

Education

Degree-Granting Institutions:

  • University of the Philippines Visayas
  • Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) Miagao Campus

High School:

  • Public (National High Schools) – 8
  1. Miagao National High School
  2. Palaca-Damilisan National High School
  3. Kirayan National High School
  4. Alejandro Firmeza Memorial National High School
  5. San Rafael National High School
  6. Bacolod National High School
  7. San Jose National High School
  8. Don Arsenio Napud Memorial National High School
  • Private – 3
  1. Saint Louise de Marillac School of Miagao
  2. Kaunlaran Learning Center Foundation, Inc.
  3. Doane Christian Fellowship Academy

Grade School/Elementary:

  • Private – 3
  • Public (complete) – 31
    • District of Miagao East – 15              
    •  District of Miagao West – 16

Pre- Elementary:

  • Private             –           5
  • Public              –           22
  • Day Care Centers –     67
  • Number of college students             – 2,537
  • Number of high school students – 4,782
  • Number of elementary pupils – 9,073
  • Out of School Youth

Elementary       –   818
High School      –    188
College              – 1,968
TOTAL                  2,974

Social Welfare Services

  • Number of senior citizens       –  3,416
  • Senior Citizens Social Pension beneficiaries –     750
  • Number of Persons With Disabilities       –     239
  • Number of Day Care Workers       –       67
  • Supervised Neighborhood Play       –       42
  • Number of Pre-Schoolers       –  1,570
  • Number of Conditional Cash Transfer
  • Beneficiaries                                             –  1,964

Protective Services

CRIME CLEARANCE EFFICIENCY (CCE) AND CRIME SOLUTION EFFICIENCY
CY 2014 VS CY 2015

 

Sports and Recreation Centers

  • Municipal and Barangay Multi-Purpose Pavements
  • Miagao Central School Track Oval and Garinasium
  • Cultural Hall
  • Billiard Halls
  • Video Rental Establishments
  • Video Game Establishments
  • Internet Cafes
  • Videoke Bars
  • Municipal Plaza and Basketball Court
  • UPV Covered Court
  • UPV Tennis Court
  • UPV Football Field
  • SKMF Covered Court
  • Garinasiums in various elementary schools

Economic Sector

Agriculture

  • Crop Production CY 2015
    COMMODITY AREA (has.) PRODUCTION (MT)
    Rice 6,273.60 23,484.02
    Corn 163.50 167.745
    Mongo 66.00 26.30
    Peanut 87.00 62.80
    Ampalaya 6.04 30.775
    Eggplant 28.25 131.25
    Tomato 5.50 27.50
    Pole Sitao 13.00 59.15
    Okra 2.00 0.75
    Sweet and Hot Pepper 3.00 9.00
    Squash 15.00 148.25
    Watermelon 25.00 100.00
    Bulb Onions 60.50 544.50
    Garlic 6.00 4.00
    Cassava/Camote 50.050 256.75
    TOTAL 6,804.39 25,052.79

     

    Number of Livestock and Poultry CY 2015

      Species Population
    Carabao 2,625
    Cattle 3,307
    Swine 3,162
    Goat 2,783
    Duck 3,420
    Native Chicken 76,072

     

    Fishery

    Number of Coastal Barangays : 22

    Number  of Fisherfolks:

                        Fishfarmers                         :  2, 514
                        Municipal Fishermen        :   2,360
                        Commercial Fishworkers  :      154
     

    Fish Processors                    :      137

                       Fish Trader/Vendors           :      559
    Fishing Season
                   Peak Season (inclusive mos): December  to May
                   Lean Season(Inclusive mos) : June to October
    Total Number of Residents Dependent on Fishing
                  Directly Dependent (full-time)       : 2, 514
                  Indirectly Dependent(part-time)    : 2,987

     

    Fisheries Production
    Aquaculture Production 15. 25  mt
    Municipal Fisheries Production 671.00mt
    Commercial Fisheries Production 600. 00 mt
    Total Fisheries Production                                       1,286. 25 mt

Tourism

PLACES OF INTEREST

  • Taytay Boni– one of the very few intact Spanish-period bridges in Panay Island
  • Miagao Roman Catholic Church- included in the UNESCO World Heritage List; A National Shrine by virtue of PD 260 series of 1993.
  • Kuta Watchtower – antique solid structure at Bgy. Baybay Norte that used to house the sentinel who kept watch of Miagao’s shorelines for incoming invaders
  • Bat Sanctuary Barangay Baybay Sur
  • UPV Campus
  • Loomweaving at Barangay Indag-an
  • Pottery Making at Barangay Cagbang
  • Danao sa Miagao/Tinagong Dagat – A mysterious lake located at the peak of a hill at Barangay Ongyod
  • Sinuhutan Cave – A magnificent cave located in Barangay Onop; site of various excursions, campings, and pilgrimages
  • Bugsukan Falls – Waterfalls with fresh and clear running water in Bgy. Dalije
  • Ruben Cave in Barangay Onop
  • Virgin Forests in Barangay Onop
  • Rocky Mountains in Barangay Onop
  • Haven of Ferns in Barangay Onop
  • Hidden Castle (Rock Formation) in Barangay Onop
  • Miagao Rice Terraces in Barangay Cabalaunan
  • Erequican Falls in Barangay Olango
  • Gui-ob ni Tidoy in Barangay Onop
  • Damilisan Baluarte in Barangay Damilisan
  • Bato Labog in Barangay Olango
  • Marine Sanctuary in Barangay Lanutan
  • Buslugan falls and Parigusan Diwata in Barangay Tigmarabo
  • Banogon Falls in Barangay Dalije
  • Budbud/Saltmaking at Barangay Guibongan
  • Britanico Bridge at Zulueta Avenue, Barangay Bolho
  • Raflesia at Barangay Ongyod to Onop
  • Miagao Wild berries at Barangays Ongyod and Onop
  • Beaches (16 kilometers stretch)- Calampitao to Narat-an

 

Tourist Facilities

 

Outlet  for Souvenir Items and  Miagao Delicacies:   Miagao Pasalubong Center

Resorts:

  • Mang Kulas Beach Resort
  • Sea Breeze Beach Resort
  • Marina Beach Resort
  • Noble Beach Resort
  • Esoy Beach Resort
  • Lorenzville
  • Private-owned Beach Resorts

 

Hostels & Lodging Houses:

  • Nite Plaza
  • Monteclaro Building
  • Royal Angels Dormtelle
  • Marina
  • Mykes Place
  • Villa Luisa Apartment
  • JRBB Hall Guest Rooms

Restaurants/Eateries/Snackhouses:

  • 7-11
  • I-Mart
  • Miagao Bistro
  • Sir JCs Pizza
  • Honeybin
  • Heritage
  • Manolette’s
  • Hanyan Haus
  • Eking’s Batchoyan
  • Eateries and Snackhouses at Public Market

 

  • Doming’s Talabahan
  • Jack and Cel Restaurant
  • Bambuko
  • Bentoy’s Place
  • Marina
  • Elaida’s Fastfood
  • Neodama’s Restaurant
  • La Marin
  • UPV Canteen
  • Lanz Pizza
  • Sari-sari Breadstore

Traditional Industries:

  • Loom-weaving
  • Salt-making
  • Bamboo craft
  • Pottery-making
  • Fruit candy-making
  • Fish preservation
  • Miagao delicacies

Public Utilities / Telecoms / Infrastructure

Roads:

  • National Road – Calampitao to Narat-an  – 15 kilometers
  • Crossing Maninila to Caitib – 6 kilometers
  • Provincial Road –  5 kilometers
  • Municipal Road –    10 kilometers
  • Barangay Road –    6 kilometers

 

Bridges:

  • National (concrete) – 5 (steel) – 1
  • Provincial (bailey) – 5
  • Municipal (Hanging footbridge) – 6

 

Water Utilities:

  • Miagao Water District

Number of Consumers      – 900

Capacity/number of cubic meters supplied per month: 13,000 cu.m.

Covering 22 barangays

 

  • UPV Water System

Number of Connections – 153 serving the whole UPV Campus and 2 barangays,

Barangay Malagyan (Relocation Site)  and Mat-y

Average number of cubic meters supplied/day  –  600-650 cu.m

Capacity to supply –   800 cu.m/day

Transportation:

  • Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJ) – 99
  • Tricycles – 936
  • Taxi-15
  • RORO Buses
  • Antique-bound buses and air-con vans
  • Private-owned vehicles/vans

Communication Facilities:

Telephone:

  • PLDT (SITELCO)
  • Globe
  • Private-owned cellular phones and fax machines

Radio/Television/Satellite TV Providers:

  • Dream
  • Cignal
  • G-SAT
  • AM/FM Radio
  • National Television Networks

Internet Providers

  • DSL
  • Globe
  • PLDT

Courier/Cargo Forwarder/Mail and Parcel Services/Remittance Centers:

  • Miagao Post Office – 2 branches: JRBB Building & UPV
  • 2GO
  • LBC
  • JRS
  • Western Union
  • ML Kwarta Padala
  • Palawan Pawnshop
  • RORO
  • RD Pawnshop
  • MLhuiller
  • G-Cash Centers (Globe)
  • Prime Asia

Radio Transceiver Network:

  • Provincial/Municipal Radio Network
  • Private Amateur Radio Operators
  • PNP Radio Network
  • Liga ng mga Barangay Radio Network

Ticket Outlets:

  • Cebu Pacific Air
  • Air Philippines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Zest Air
  • RORO Ticketing Outlet
  • Negros Navigation, Inc.
  • Superferry
  • Aboitiz Transport Services, Inc.
  • 2 Go

Banks:

  • Commercial
    • Philippine National Bank (with ATM)
    • Land Bank of the Philippines (with ATM)
  • Rural
    • Rural Bank of Miagao (with ATM)

 

Microfinance

  • Card Bank (with ATM)
  • Taytay sa Kauswagan
  • San Jose Multi-purpose Cooperative

Funeral Homes:

  • Gasapo- Moleta Funeral Homes
  • Natalaray Funeral Homes

Cemeteries:

  • Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Miagao Municipal Cemetery
  • Zion Memorial Park
  • Igbugo Cemetery
  • Cubay Cemetery
  • San Jose Cemete

Fiscal Management

Income Classification: First  Class Municipality

 

CY 2014 and 2015 Annual Income

  2014 2015
A.     Local Sources    
Tax Revenue 9,407,108.81 7,436,523.19
Non-Tax Revenue 3,913,085.63 4,362,303.50
B.      External Sources
Internal Revenue Allotment 103,721,583.00 118,346,784.00
IRA Adjustment 514,676.00 514,676.00
C.      Operation of Economic Enterprise 7,165,014.83 7,387,603.45
D.     Special Education Fund 10,415,834.89 4,665,304.91
TOTAL 135,137,303.16 142,713,195.05

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