Samal is a 4th class coastal municipality of Bataan Province in Region III or Central Luzon, Philippines.
Profile of Samal Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central Part of Bataan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Orani (north), Abucay (south)
Area –> 56.30 km2 (21.74 sq mi)
Population –> 35,298 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilocano, English
Barangays –> 14
Revenue (2016) –> 107,342,894.41
Legislative District –> 1st
Congressman –> Geraldine Roman
Mayor –> Aida Macalinao
Vice Mayor –> Felix A. Espino, Jr.
History of Samal
Samal was founded in 1699.
Economy of Samal
Although farming and fishing are still the two main economic activities in the municipality of Samal, industrialization of the town is being realized. It is now the home of a large feed mill and shrimp hatchery owned and operated by Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods. Garments and Handicraft items especially home decors made of Capiz shells are also important manufactured products.
Tourist Spots in Samal
Jose Rizal Park
St. Catherine of Siena Parish Church
* This is how the church looks like in 1911.
Photo courtesy of Congressman Geraldine Roman
Festivals in Samal
Feast of St. Catherine of Siena
Map of Samal Municipality in Bataan