Batad (Iloilo) History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Batad is a 5th class coastal municipality of Iloilo province in Western Visayas Region, Philippines.

Batad Municipal Hall
Batad Municipal Hall (Credit: Victoria Bejar Facebook Page)

Profile of Batad Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Iloilo Province in Panay Island, Western Visayas Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Balasan and Estancia (north), San Dionisio (south), Pilar in Capiz Province (west)
Area –> 53.10 km2 (20.50 sq mi)
Population –> 21,298 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 60,639,876.52
Barangays –> 24
Terrain –> Hilly with coastal plain and mountains
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 –> Elvira Alarcon
Vice Mayor –> Ernesto R. Balida

History of Batad

Batad had a population of 2,133 as early as 1903 and increased to 7,712 in 1960. The census of 2015 showed that the town had a total number of residents of 21,298.

Economy of Batad

Batad is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the main products. At the town center called Poblacion, commercial activities such as trading and services are found. 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 Batad

Tabunan Beach

Alapasco Lake

Malaya Island
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Church

Festivals in Batad

Maisan Festival
Map of Batad Municipality in Iloilo Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Elvira Alarcon, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.

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