Dinalupihan History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Dinalupihan is a 1st class landlocked municipality of Bataan Province in Region III or Central Luzon, Philippines.

Dinalupihan Municipal Hall
Dinalupihan Municipal Hall (Credit: wiki commons)

Profile of Dinalupihan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern Part of Bataan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Floridablanca in Pampanga (northwest), Hermosa (south), Olongapo City in Zambales (southwest)
Area –> 92.52 km2 (35.72 sq mi)
Population –> 118,209 (2020 Census)
Revenue (2020) –> 393.7 million
Barangays –> 47
Terrain –> Mountainous with lowland
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilocano, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Geraldine Roman
Mayor –> German M. Santos Jr.
Predecessor –> Maria Angela Garcia
Vice Mayor –> Fernando P. Manalili
Predecessor –> Dr. Renato M. Matawaran

History of Dinalupihan

Dinalupihan was created as a parish in 1856 under the patronage of San Juan Bautista. In 1865, it was elevated as a municipality.

Fomer Mayors
Ramon Estanislao (1901)
Raymundo Payumo (1992)
Paulino Socco (1903-1908)
Vicente Mijares (1908-1912) – First elected mayor
Tomas SobreviƱas (1913-1922)
Mateo V. Pinili (1923-1930)
Teodoro David (1931-1937)
Emilio V. Reyes (1938-1942)
Apolonio R. Diaz (1942-1944)
Francisco Turla (1944-1945)
Jose Payumo Sr. (1945-1947)
Ramon Estanislao (1948-1951)
Federico Muli (1952-1962)
Quintin Santa Maria (1963-1964)
Jose C. Payumo, Jr. (1964-1986)
Lucila PeƱaflor Payumo (1986-1995)
Jose Alejandre “Jojo” Payumo (1995-2004)
Joel Jaime Payumo (2004-2013)
Maria Angela Garcia (2013-2022)

Economy of Dinalupihan

The economy of Dinalupihan is one of the most dynamic in the province. It serves as a gateway to Bataan and Zambales from Metro Manila and Central Luzon and it is fast becoming an urban area. Many commercial buildings as well as subdivisions are being established. Yet Agriculture still plays an important role in the local economy with rice and corn as the most important crops.

Tourist Spots in Dinalupihan

Roosevelt National Park
World War II Last Stand Memorial
St. John The Baptist Parish Church

Posted by Geraldine Roman on Sunday, February 7, 2021

The photo above shows the church in 1911.

Festivals in Dinalupihan

Tubig (Water) Festival

Map of Dinalupihan Municipality in Bataan

See also: Profile of Mayor Maria Angela Garcia, Governor Albert Garcia

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