Morong Bataan History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Morong is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Bataan Province in Region III or Central Luzon, Philippines.

Morong (Bataan) Municipal Hall
Morong (Bataan) Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Morong Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern Part of Bataan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns and Cities –> Olongapo City in Zambales (north), Dinalupihan (northwest), Hermosa, Orani, Abucay, and Balanga City (east), Samal (south)
Area –> 219.20 km2 (84.63 sq mi)
Population –> 29,901 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilocano, English
Barangays –> 5
Revenue (2016) –> 120,865,448.71
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Geraldine Roman
Mayor –> Cynthia Estanislao
Vice Mayor –> Jose T. Calma Jr.
Predecessor –> Maria Chona L. Garcia (+)
Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members)
Esmeraldo Sulangi Jr.
Katherine Taba-Maglaque
German Noriega
Bienvenido Vicedo Jr.
Tirso Bautista
Manuel Calma
Elisea Bernados
Ruben Pastelero – LNB President
Carl Francis Cariaso – SK Federation President
Manolito Muana – IP Representative

History of Morong

Morong was previously known as Moron. On June 10, 1955, it got its name Morong by virtue of Republic Act No. 1249.

In 1976, the construction Bataan Nuclear Power Plant started and finished in 1985 at a cost of $2 billion. However, President Corazon Aquino thumbed down its opening due to strong opposition of many sectors including local residents.

Economy of Morong

Although agriculture plays an important role in the local economy, tourism and commerce is a major source of income. Many resorts line up the coast of the town. Bataan Technology Park has been established to house manufacturing and information technology companies.

The Ayala Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines, is developing Anvaya Cove with a golf course and a retirement subdivision.

Tourist Spots in Morong

Bataan National Park
Limutan Falls
Pasukulan Falls
Pawikan Conservation Center

Morong Beaches
Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church
Terra Nature Park

Festivals in Morong

Pawikan Festival

Map of Morong Municipality in Bataan

See also: Profile of Mayor Cynthia Estanislao , Governor Albert Garcia

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