Dingalan is a 3rd class municipality of Aurora Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.
Profile of Dingalan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Aurora Province; 175 kilometers northeast of Manila (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> San Luis (north), General Nakar of Quezon Province (south), Dona Trinidad of Bulacan and General Tinio of Nueva Ecija (west)
Area –> 304.55 km2 (117.59 sq mi)
Population –> 25,482 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Fish, Coconut, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Ilocano, English
Barangays –> 11
Revenue (2016) –> 98,629,539.07
Legislative District –> Lone
Congressman –> Rommel Rico Angara
Mayor –> Sherwin Taay
Vice Mayor –> Edgardo R. Galvez
History of Dingalan
The Dumagat tribal people were the first settlers of Dingalan. Previously, it was a territory of Baler, the capital of Aurora Province. Then it became a barrio of San Luis. On June 16, 1962, Dingalan was declared a regular municipality by virtue of Republic Act No. 3490 signed by President Diosdado Macapagal.
Economy of Dingalan
Dingalan is an agricultural town. Most of the residents are fishermen and farmers. Fish, coconut, and rice are the main products. Some families are engaged in the production of handicraft items and home-made food products.
Tourism is an important segment of the local economy. Many resorts lined up the long coast of Dingalan.
Tourist Spots in Dingalan
Dingalan Bay View Park
Lipit Picnic Ground along Ibona River
Matawe Rock Formation
Festivals in Dingalan
Adow ne Domaget (Dumagat Day) Festival
Saint Patrick’s Feast Day
Map of Dingalan Municipality in Aurora Province