Samal Bataan History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Samal is a 4th class coastal municipality of Bataan Province in Region III or Central Luzon, Philippines.

Samal Municipal Hall
Samal Municipal Hall (Credit: Ramon FVelasquez via wiki commons)

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
Government Officials
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

Pilis Falls
Jose Rizal Park
St. Catherine of Siena Parish Church
* This is how the church looks like in 1911.

Posted by Geraldine Roman on Sunday, February 7, 2021

Photo courtesy of Congressman Geraldine Roman

Festivals in Samal

Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

Map of Samal Municipality in Bataan

See also: Profile of Mayor Aida Macalinao , Governor Albert Garcia

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