Bataraza History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Bataraza is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.

Bataraza Palawan
Bataraza, Palawan (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Bataraza Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern Part of Palawan Province; 250 Kilometers from Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Brooke’s Point (north), Balabac (south)
Area –> 726.20 km2 (280.39 sq mi)
Population –> 75,468 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal plain with rolling hills and Mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Minerals like nickel, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Molbog, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 22
Revenue (2016) –> 174,584,940.17
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar
Mayor –> Abraham Ibba
Vice Mayor –> Kennedy A. Jaafar

History of Bataraza

On January 1, 1964, Bataraza was created by virtue of Republic Act 3425. It was formerly a territory of Brooke’s Point municipality.

Economy of Bataraza

Bataraza is mainly an agricultural and mining town. Rice, coconut, fish and nickel are the main products. The provincial government has a project to make the town the southern center for agricultural production and processing with the establishment of a food terminal at barangay Bonobono.

Bataraza-based Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation operates one of the largest nickel mines in the country.

Tourist Spots in Bataraza

Lalatuan Falls
Kapangyan Falls
Gangub Cave
Tabod Cave
Capayas Island
Isla Puting Buhangin
Pirates Island
Tagbila Sand Bar
Ursula Island Bird Sanctuary

Festivals

Pineapple Festival

Map of Bataraza Municipality ins southern Palawan

See also: Profile of Mayor Abraham Ibba, Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez

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