San Jose (Antique) Tourist Spots, History, Festivals

San Jose de Buenavista is a 1st class coastal municipality and the capital of Antique Province in Western Visayas Region, Philippines.

San Jose de Buenavista Municipal Hall
San Jose de Buenavista Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Philippine Information Agency)

Profile of San Jose de Buenavista Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southwestern part of Panay Island in Western Visayas Region(See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Belison (north), Sibalom (east), Hamtic (south)
Area –> 48.56 km2 (18.75 sq mi)
Population –> 62,534 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 175,660,406.94
Barangays –> 28
Terrain –> Coastal plain with some hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Kinaray-a, Ati, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Loren Legarda
Mayor –> Elmer Untalan
Vice Mayor –> Delfin Justin R. Encarnacion

History of San Jose de Buenavista

The town of San Jose de Buenavista was formally created as a unified municipality in 1904 with Martin Iglesias as the first presidente municipal.

Economy of San Jose de Buenavista

San Jose de Buenavista is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products. As the capital of the province however, some commercial and financial establishments operate to serve mostly government officials and employees as well as visitors from other towns.

Tourist Spots in San Jose de Buenavista

Old Provincial Capitol
New Provincial Capitol with its Evelio B. Javier Memorabilia
Evelio Javier Freedom Park
Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral
San Pedro Old Church

Festivals in San Jose de Buenavista

Binirayan estuival
Tiringbanay Festival

Map of San Jose de Buenavista Municipality in Antique Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Elmer Untalan, Governor Rhodora Cadiao

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