Balasan History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Balasan is a 4th class coastal municipality of Iloilo province in Western Visayas Region, Philippines.

Balasan Municipal Hall
Balasan Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page

Profile of Balasan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Iloilo Province in Panay Island, Western Visayas Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Carles (north), Estancia (east), Batad (south), Pilar (West)
Area –> 54.27 km2 (20.95 sq mi)
Population –> 33,088 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 82,613,191.46
Barangays –> 23
Terrain –> Low Land with some hills and mountains in the west
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Hiligaynon, Capiznon, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 5th
Government Officials
Congressman –> Raul C. Tupas
Mayor –> Manuel Ganzon
Vice Mayor –> Filomeno V. Ganzon

History of Balasan

The town of Balasan grew out of the settlement called Badiang in the middle of the 19th century. In 1920, the towns of Carles, Estancia and Batad became independent of Balasan.

Economy of Balasan

Balasan is an agricultural town where rice and fish are the main products. At the town center called Poblacion, commercial activities such as trading and services are found. A large shopping mall owned by the Gaisano Group was recently inaugurated. Manufacturing is limited to small scale production of handicrafts and processed food, repair of furniture and machineries as well as tailoring and hollow block making.

Tourist Spots in Balasan

Saint Anne Parish Church

Festivals in Balasan

Lechon Festival

Map of Balasan Municipality in Iloilo Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Manuel Ganzon, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.

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