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Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas. Its capital is Kalibo and is located at the northwest portion of Panay, bordering Antique to the southwest, Iloilo to the south, and Capiz to the east. Aklan faces the Sibuyan Sea and the province of Romblon to the north. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Kalibo is the capital of the province of Aklan, in the northwest of Panay Island, Philippines. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Antique P is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon. ... Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Aklan
Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
Capital: Kalibo
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—451,314 (24th smallest)
Density—248 per km² (29th highest)
Area: 1,817.9 km² (18th smallest)
Languages: Aklanon, Malaynon, Ati, Ilonggo, Kinaray-a
Governor: Carlito S. Marquez (2004-2007)
Image:Ph locator map aklan.png

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Image File history File links Provincial seal of Aklan, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Kalibo is the capital of the province of Aklan, in the northwest of Panay Island, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Aklanon refers to the people of Aklan province in the Philippines, their language and culture. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Malaynon. ... The Ati are an indigenous tribe of Negritos on the island of Panay in the Philippines. ... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Hiraya or Kinaray-a, is the mother language of the Western Visayas and it is spoken mainly in Iloilo, Antique and Capiz. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Aklan. ...

History

Aklan, originally known as "Minuro it Akean", is considered as the oldest province in the country and is believed to have been established as early as 1213 by settlers from Borneo ruled by Datu Dinagandan. May 30 - Battle of Damme; English fleet under William Longsword destroyes a French fleet off the Belgian port in the first major victory for the fledgling Royal Navy. ... Borneo is the third largest island in the world. ...


Towards the end of the 14th century, Datu Dinagandan moved the capital from the present Batan. This was after it was captured by Chinese adventurers under Kalantiaw, allowing him to grab the throne. In 1433, Kalantiaw's grandson and successor, Kalantiaw III, formulated a set of laws that is known today as the Code of Kalantiaw. the historian, William Henry Scott, considered these laws as fake.[1][2] In 1437, the short-lived dynasty of Kalantiaw ended when Kalantiaw III was slain in a duel with Datu Manduyog, the legitimate successor of Datu Dinagandan. When Manduyog became the new ruler, he moved the capital to Bakan (now known as Banga). This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Events Births June 23 - Francis II, Duke of Brittany Kettil Karlsson Vasa, later Regent of Sweden. ... Kalantiao is a spelling variation of Kalantiaw, the name of the fictitious ancient Filipino ruler and part of a historical hoax perpetrated by Jose E. Marco in 1913. ... The Code of Kalantiaw was a legal code said to be written in 1433 by Datu Kalantiaw, a chief on the island of Negros in the Philippines. ... William Henry Scott (September 1, 1840 - January 11, 1937) was the 7th President of Ohio University. ... // Events foundation of All Souls College, University of Oxford. ... Banga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ...


Several datus succeeded Manduyog until Miguel Lopez de Legaspi landed in Batan in 1565. Datu Kabanyag was the current ruler at the time and had his capital in Libacao. Miguel López de Legaspi (1510 - August 20, 1572) was a Spanish Conquistador whose conquest of the Philippine Islands was for the glory of Spain and Christianity. ... // Events March 1 - the city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. ... Libacao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ...


From the time of the Spanish colonial administration until Pilipino was instituted as the Philippine national language, Aklan was spelled "Acean", and its chief town Kalibo was spelled "Calivo". Filipino is the national language, and one of the official languages, of the Philippines as designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Aklan finally became an separate province through Republic Act 1414 signed by President Magsaysay on April 25, 1956, separating Aklan from Capiz. The province was inaugurated on November 8, 1956. Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay (August 31, 1907 – March 17, 1957) was the third President of the Third Republic of the Philippines from December 30, 1953 until his death. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (116th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Administrative divisions

Aklan is subdivided into 17 municipalities and one independent zone in Boracay. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Boracay is a tropical island located approximately 315km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2km off the northwest tip of the island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. ...


Municipalities

Altavas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Balete is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Banga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Batan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Buruanga is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Ibajay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Kalibo is the capital of the province of Aklan, in the northwest of Panay Island, Philippines. ... Lezo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Libacao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Madalag is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Also one of the seven main principals of bushido, Makato is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Malay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Malinao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Nabas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... New Washington is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Numancia is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Tangalan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ...

Geography

Philippine Spotted Deer
Philippine Spotted Deer

Aklan occupies the northern third of the island of Panay and is bordered by the provinces of Iloilo from the south, Capiz from the east, and Antique from the southwest. It also faces the Sibuyan Sea from the north. The province includes the island of Boracay which is located at its northwestern tip. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 694 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1722 × 1488 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 694 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1722 × 1488 pixel, file size: 1. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... For the province in the Philippines, see Antique (province) and for the band, see Antique (duo). ... The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon. ... Boracay is a tropical island located approximately 315km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2km off the northwest tip of the island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. ...


The province boasts high geographic diversity, ranging from white sandy beaches, mangroves, and mountainous lanscapes. It also boasts the river Akean, which appears unique due to its "boiling or frothing" appearance. Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal. ... Akean, (in the local language of the Panay Island in the Philippines) where the term aklan was named after and is derived from the word akae, to boil or to froth. ...


Fauna

Several endemic species in the Philippines are located in the province. Examples include endangered animals such the Philippine Spotted Deer (Cervus alfredi), the Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons), and the Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides panini). Conservation efforts are currently done by the Aklan State University and the DENR with varying success. The critically endangered Siberian Tiger, a rare subspecies of tiger. ... Binomial name Cervus alfredi Sclater, 1870 The Philippine Spotted Deer (Cervus alfredi) is a species of deer that is native to the forests of the Philippines. ... Binomial name Sus cebifrons Linnaeus, 1758 The Visayan warty pig, Sus cebifrons is a critically endangered species of pig. ... Binomial name Penelopides panini Boddaert, 1783 The Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides panini) is a hornbill found in the rainforests in the islands of Panay, Negros, Masbate and Guimaras, Philippines. ... The Aklan State University (ASU) is an educational institution in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. ... The Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino:Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Kayamanan) abbreviated as DENR is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for controlling and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the countrys natural resources. ...


Economy

A view of the Grotto in Boracay at Dusk
A view of the Grotto in Boracay at Dusk

Aklan is famous for Boracay, a resort island one kilometer north from the tip of Panay. It is known for its white sandy beaches and is considered as one of the more prominent destinations in the country. Because of this, there is frequent air travel to the province's airports in Kalibo and Caticlan. Image File history File linksMetadata Boracay_Blue_Calm. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Boracay_Blue_Calm. ... Boracay is a tropical island located approximately 315km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2km off the northwest tip of the island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... The Beach in Calella, Spain. ... Kalibo Airport (IATA: KLO, ICAO: RPVK) is the airport serving the general area of Kalibo, the capital of Aklan province in the Philippines. ... Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (IATA: MPH, ICAO: RPVE), also known as Caticlan Airport, is an airport serving the general area of the town of Malay, located in the province of Aklan in the Philippines. ...


Farming is the basic livelihood in the interior while fishing is the basic livelihood in the coasts. Poorer inhabitants also migrate seasonly to other provinces and islands, particularly Negros, to work mostly in plantations. Some of these migrants include minors. Map of the Philippines showing the location of Negros. ... Child labourers coming out of a dye factory, Dhaka, Bangladesh Child labor (or child labour) is the employment of children under an age determined by law or custom. ...


Despite its vibrant tourism industry and substantial agriculture, the province is still considered as one of the poorer provinces in the country with more than 30% of the population living below the national poverty line.[3]


Demographics

Ethnic groups

The main inhabitants of the province are the Aklanon, who fall under the Visayan ethnic group. Other inhabitants include the Negrito, locally known as the Ati, and the Sulod, a lesser known tribal group located at the hinterlands of Panay. Other Visayans are also present such as the Karay-a, the Hiligaynon, and the Capiznon. The Akeanon or Aklanon people is a sub-ethnic group of the Bisaya, which is the largest ethnic group in the Philippines. ... This article is about the Bisaya peoples of the Philippines. ... The Negritos include the Ati, the Aeta and at least 4 other tribes of the Philippines, the Semang of the Malay peninsula, and 12 Andamanese tribes of the Andaman Islands. ... The Ati are an indigenous tribe of Negritos on the island of Panay in the Philippines. ... This article is about the Bisaya peoples of the Philippines. ... The Karay-as, or Southwestern Visayans, or, Hamtikanon, form the seventeenth largest Filipino ethnic group. ... The Hiligaynon people, or HIligaynons, are the indigenous inhabitants of the large coastal plain if East Panay island. ... Capiznon is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ...


Languages

The most prominent languages in the province are the Aklan languages, which includes Aklanon and Malaynon. Aklanon is spoken by a majority of the people, while Malaynon is spoken in Malay. Other languages include the language of the Ati; Hiligaynon, the regional language; Kinaray-a; and Capiznon. Aklan is a language branch of the province of Aklan in the Philippines that is compsed of Aklanon and Malaynon languages http://www. ... Aklanon refers to the people of Aklan province in the Philippines, their language and culture. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Malaynon. ... Malay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... The Ati are an indigenous tribe of Negritos on the island of Panay in the Philippines. ... Hiligaynon is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Kinaray-a is an Austronesian language spoken mainly in the Antique Province in the Philippines. ... Capiznon is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ...


Religion

A representation of the Santo Niño in Cebu
A representation of the Santo Niño in Cebu

Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion of the people and Christian festivals such as Christmas and Lent are regarded with high importance. Meanwhile, Chiristian icons such as the Santo Niño are regarded as cultural symbols of the people. A prominent example of the importance given by Aklanons to their faith is Jaime Cardinal Sin. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Cebu Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Cebu City Founded: April 7, 1521 and April 27, 1565 Population: 2000 census—3,356,137 (largest) Density—660 per km² (6th highest) Area: 5,088. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. ... In Western Christianity, Lent is the forty-day period (or season) lasting from Ash Wednesday to Easter[1] or Holy Saturday. ... An image of the Santo Niño de Cebu can be commonly found in many Filipino homes. ... Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines (1974-2005) Jaime Cardinal Sin, also Jaime Lachica Sin (August 31, 1928–June 21, 2005) (Chinese name: 辛海梅; 辛海棉), was an archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. ...


Animism, however, is still practised by the Ati. Animism is a belief system that does not accept the separation of body and soul, of spirit from matter. ... The Ati are an indigenous tribe of Negritos on the island of Panay in the Philippines. ...


Culture

Despite the prevalence of Christianity, native beliefs about the aswang and the babaylan are still prevalent among the people. Kulam, or Philippine witchcraft is still feared by many. Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a ghoul in Filipino folklore. ... The Babaylan is a term identifying an indigenous Filipina (mostly female) healer, shaman, and community leader. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Witchcraft, in various historical, anthropological, religious and mythological contexts, is the use of certain kinds of alleged supernatural or magical powers. ...


Festivals

A known icon of the province is the annual Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, which is usually held during the third week of January. The festival is a feast dedicated to the Santo Niño or the Child Jesus, and is said to commemorate the arrival of the Spaniards, as well as the arrival of the Roman Catholic religion. Revelers paint their faces with black soot and wear bright-colored tribal costumes to symbolize the Ati, who were the first ones to meet the Spaniards during their arrival in the province. The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held in honor of the Santo Niño held annualy in January concluding on third Sunday, in the town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. ... Jacopo Bellinis Madonna and Child Blessing depicts the infant Jesus in the act of blessing the viewer The Child Jesus is a religious symbol based on the activities of Jesus as an infant up to the age of twelve that recurs throughout history, starting from around the third or... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Ati are an indigenous tribe of Negritos on the island of Panay in the Philippines. ...


Literature

Aklanons are known for their literature, which includes the epic of Kalantiao. Currenlty, certain Aklanons such as Melchor F. Cichon have tried to further enrich the literature of the province. Kalantiao is a spelling variation of Kalantiaw, the name of the fictitious ancient Filipino ruler and part of a historical hoax perpetrated by Jose E. Marco in 1913. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Educational institutuions

  • Aklan Academy
  • Aklan Catholic College
  • Aklan National College of Fisheries
  • Aklan Polytechnic Institute
  • Aklan Science Development High School (RSHS for Region VI)
  • Aklan State University
  • Garcia College of Technology
  • Irao Institute
  • Kalibo Elementary School
  • Kalibo Pilot Elementary School
  • Northwestern Visayan Colleges
  • Roxas Memorial College of Arts and Trades
  • Saint Gabriel School of Nursing
  • STI College Kalibo
  • STO. Niño Seminary
  • Western Aklan Polytechnic College

Regional Science High School (RSHS) are a series of public secondary science schools in the Philippines, established during the 1994-1995 school year. ... The Aklan State University (ASU) is an educational institution in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. ...

References

  1. ^ [Paul] (2003-01-30). The Fraudulent Code of Kalantiáw. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  2. ^ Augusto V. de Viana (2006-17-06). http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2006/sept/17/yehey/top_stories/20060917top3.html. The Sunday Times. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  3. ^ Philippine Poverty Statistics National Statistical Coordination Board (Philippines). Accessed March 7, 2007

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Aklan is the oldest province in the Philippines, organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo, as the Minuro it Akean to include what is now Capiz.
Aklan encompasses the northwestern portion of Panay Island and nearby Boracay Island, both situated within the Visayas island group and having an estimated land area of 181, 789 hectares.
Cadastrally located between 12°N, 11°19' S and between 121°50' W, 122°35' E, the province is bordered by the Sulu Sea on the northwest, the Sibuyan Sea on the northeast and the east, by the province of Antique on the west, and by the province of Capiz on the south.
WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Description (419 words)
Aklan is the oldest province in the Philippines, organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo, as the Minuro it Akean to include what is now Capiz.
Aklan encompasses the northwestern portion of Panay Island and nearby Boracay Island, both situated within the Visayas island group and having an estimated land area of 181, 789 hectares.
Cadastrally located between 12°N, 11°19' S and between 121°50' W, 122°35' E, the province is bordered by the Sulu Sea on the northwest, the Sibuyan Sea on the northeast and the east, by the province of Antique on the west, and by the province of Capiz on the south.
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