Morong is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Bataan Province in Region III or Central Luzon, Philippines.
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
Congressman –> Geraldine Roman
Mayor –> Cynthia Estanislao
Vice Mayor –> Jose T. Calma Jr.
Predecessor –> Maria Chona L. Garcia (+)
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
Pawikan Conservation Center
Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church
Terra Nature Park
Festivals in Morong
Map of Morong Municipality in Bataan