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Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Among the smallest provinces, its capital is Jordan. The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros. To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Western Visayas one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Panay Gulf is an extension of the Sulu Sea, reaching between the islands of Panay and Negros. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Guimaras
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Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
Capital: Jordan
Founded: May 11, 1992
Population:
2000 census—141,450 (7th smallest)
Density—234 per km² (33rd highest)
Area: 604.7 km² (5th smallest)
Languages: Ilonggo (Hiligaynon)
Governor: Joaquin Carlos Rahma A. Nava (2004-2007)
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Guimaras was a sub-province of Iloilo until it was made an independent province on May 11, 1992. Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Western Visayas one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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People and Culture

The people of Guimaras is considered as Ilonggo or Hiligaynon as it was once a sub-provice of Iloilo. Hiligaynon is the major dialect spoken although the people can understand and speak Tagalog and English. Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...


Economy

The province is basically agricultural with palay, coconut, mango, vegetables, livestock, poultry and fishing as major products. Its major industries are tourism, fruit processing, coconut processing, handicrafts making, mining, quarrying and lime production.


Guimaras is well-known for its agricultural crops, particularly mangoes, where some 50,000 of these trees are planted. The Guimaras Island is famous for producing the sweetest mangoes in the world. Guimaras mangos are reportedly served at the White House. Guimaras' largest event of the year is the Mango Festival. The variety of mangoes produced are also best for making dried mangoes. Species Ref: Mangifera species as of 2002-08-04 The mango (Mangifera spp. ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. ...


Geography

Political

Guimaras is subdivided into 5 municipalities. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...


Municipalities

Buenavista is a 4th class municipality in the province of Guimaras, Philippines. ...

Physical

Located southwest of Panay, Guimaras is separated physically from Iloilo by a narrow channel, which takes about ten minutes to cross by pumpboat from the Ortiz landing on Iloilo to Jordan. There are two other ways to get there, the Parola warf in Iloilo to the municipality of Buenavista. The Parola warf is used exclusively when ever the the water is rough. There also is a roll on roll off (RORO) ferry that travels around five times a day and is used by the Iloilo bicycle clubs on Sunday to travel to Guimaras. Geologists opine that the island formed one landmass with Panay in the past. Guimaras was formerly known as Himal-us. Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Iloilo 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. ... Buenavista is a 4th class municipality in the province of Guimaras, Philippines. ...


History

Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñalosa, a Spanish leader, established the Spanish settlement in Guimaras for the purpose of the Christianization of the natives of the island. He and his subordinates organized the pueblicitos or villages of Nayup, with San Pedro Apostol as the patron saint, and Igang, with Sta. Ana as the patroness.


Evangelization of Guimaras occurred around the same time the friars were making inroads in Panay. The Augustinians established the visitas of Nayup and Igang dependent on Oton, Iloilo. Gov. Gen. Dasmariñas 20 June 1551 report to the king noted that the friars of Oton made regular visits to the island. Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... Events Russia, Reforming Synod of the metropolite Macaire, Orthodoxy: introduction of a calendar of the saints and an ecclesiastical law code ( Stoglav ) Major outbreak of the sweating sickness in England. ...


In 1742, the island fell under the jurisdiction of Dumangas - now known as Iloilo, until 1751 when the Augustinian Order was replaced by the Jesuits, after which the Dominican order took over Guimaras. The Jesuits, who had established a school in Iloilo and had missions in Molo and Arevalo, charge of the island. By 1755, it was organized into a regular parish. When the population increased considerably, the island was given its municipal status with a seat of government at Tilad (now known as Buenavista). In 1908, during the American period, the Guimarasnons were given the oppurtunity to elect their municipal president. Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 31 - The future King George III of the United Kingdom succeeds his father as Prince of Wales. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Order of Preachers (Ordo Praedicatorum), more commonly known as the Dominican Order, is a Catholic religious order. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Douglas McArthur, a fresh graduate from West Point as a Second Lieutenant at the age of 23, came to Iloilo as the head of the company of Corps of Engineers. They constructed roads and the Sto. Rosario Wharf, presently named McArthur's Wharf, which are still in use today. MacArthur landing at Leyte Beach in 1944. ... Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...


Guimaras first gained its status as a sub-province of Iloilo by virtue of R.A. 4667, which was enacted by Congress on 18 June 1966. It was proclaimed as a regular and full-fledged province on 22 May 1992 after a plebiscite was conducted to ratify the approval of its conversion pursuant to Section 462 of R.A. 7160. Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shortly after Guimaras acquired its provincial status, President Fidel V. Ramos appointed Emily Relucio-Lopez as its first Governor. Fidel V. Ramos Fidel Valdez Ramos (born March 18, 1928), military hero of the 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled the authoritarian regime of Ferdinand Marcos, became the 12th President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30, 1992. ...


The province of Guimaras was originally composed up of 3 municipalities. In 1995, by virtue of Republic Act No. 7896 and Republic Act No. 7897, the municipalities of Sibunag and San Lorenzo were created in the province of Guimaras. The two new municipalities officially acquired their municipal status after the May 8, 1995 plebiscite held simultaneously with the local election. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mayor Ernesto L. Gedalanga was the first appointed mayor of Sibunag and Mayor Arsenio Zambarrano was also appointed mayor of San Lorenzo. The temporary seat of government of the Municipality of Sibunag is at Brgy. Sabang while the temporary seat of Government of the Municipality of San Lorenzo is at Brgy. M. Chavez.


External links

  • Provincial Government of Guimaras

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About Guimaras Province, Philippines (546 words)
Guimaras, considered one of the exotic islands in the Philippines; believed to have been once part of the Panay group of islands.
Once a sub-province of Iloilo, Guimaras was proclaimed as a regular and full-pledged province on May 22, 1992.
Guimaras is blessed with natural and historical attractions.
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