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Anini-y, officially the Municipality of Anini-y, (Kinaray-a: Banwa kang Anini-y; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Anini-y; Tagalog: Bayan ng Anini-y), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 21,201 people.[3]

Anini-y
Municipality of Anini-y
Anini-y Church
Anini-y Church
Official seal of Anini-y
Seal
Anthem: Anini-y, Banwang Pinili (Unofficial)
Map of Antique with Anini-y highlighted
Map of Antique with Anini-y highlighted
Anini-y is located in Philippines
Anini-y
Anini-y
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°25′57″N 121°55′31″E / 10.432475°N 121.925286°E / 10.432475; 121.925286Coordinates: 10°25′57″N 121°55′31″E / 10.432475°N 121.925286°E / 10.432475; 121.925286
Country Philippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAntique
DistrictLone district
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMaxfil B. Pollicar
 • Vice MayorGlenn E. Hernaez
 • CongressmanLorna Regina "Loren" B. Legarda
 • GovernorRhodora J. Cadiao
 • Vice GovernorEdgar D. Denosta
Area
[2]
 • Total66.17 km2 (25.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total21,201
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5717
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)36
Climate typetropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)71,695,165.31 (2016)
Native languagesKinaray-a, Hiligaynon, Ati
Major religionsRoman Catholic, Iglesia Filipina Independiente
Catholic dioceseDiocese of San Jose de Buenavista
Patron saintSt. Joseph the Worker
Parish of Anini-ySt. John of Nepomuk
Parish of CasaySt. Theresa of Avila
Municipal FestivalUrukay Festival
Websiteelgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/aniniy-antique/

During the Spanish Era, Anini-y was already an independent town with a Baroque church located on the heart of its town proper. Sometime during the American Period, Anini-y was integrated to the Municipality of Tobias Fornier (formerly Dao). Somewhere in the year 1940's, the town of Anini-y became independent from the Municipality of Tobias Fornier and Mayor Obaga became the first mayor. The current mayor of the town is Maxfil Belleza Pollicar and Glenn Hernaez as the vice mayor. Anini-y is also a kingdom with many rivers as local legend told.

GeographyEdit

Anini-y is located at 10°25′57″N 121°55′31″E / 10.432475°N 121.925286°E / 10.432475; 121.925286. It is the southernmost municipality of the province and is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the provincial capital, San Jose de Buenavista.


According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 66.17 square kilometres (25.55 sq mi)[2] constituting 2.42% of the 2,729.17-square-kilometre- (1,053.74 sq mi) total area of Antique.

BarangaysEdit

Anini-y is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[4]

The barrio of San Ramón was formerly the sitio of Igdacoton in the barrio of Magdalena.[5]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
060601001 Bayo Grande 3.2% 670 655 0.43%
060601002 Bayo Pequeño 2.8% 600 574 0.85%
060601004 Butuan 6.4% 1,352 1,347 0.07%
060601005 Casay, Anini-y 5.3% 1,134 1,176 −0.69%
060601006 Casay Viejo 2.0% 421 374 2.28%
060601007 Iba 5.3% 1,119 1,081 0.66%
060601008 Igbarabatuan 1.7% 371 344 1.45%
060601009 Igpalge 2.9% 612 632 −0.61%
060601010 Igtumarom 2.0% 423 417 0.27%
060601011 Lisub A 3.8% 801 868 −1.52%
060601012 Lisub B 5.6% 1,184 896 5.45%
060601013 Mabuyong 6.5% 1,385 1,361 0.33%
060601014 Magdalena 10.2% 2,168 2,127 0.36%
060601015 Nasuli C 3.0% 645 533 3.70%
060601016 Nato 4.7% 999 963 0.70%
060601017 Poblacion 3.7% 789 754 0.87%
060601018 Sagua 5.4% 1,150 1,124 0.44%
060601019 Salvacion 3.5% 750 736 0.36%
060601020 San Francisco (Dapdap) 6.5% 1,378 1,363 0.21%
060601021 San Ramon 1.7% 368 337 1.69%
060601022 San Roque 6.0% 1,277 1,137 2.24%
060601023 Tagaytay 1.2% 264 257 0.51%
060601024 Talisayan 6.3% 1,341 1,293 0.70%
Total 21,201 20,349 0.78%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,541—    
1960 8,792+1.17%
1970 11,590+2.80%
1975 11,740+0.26%
1980 13,480+2.80%
1990 16,851+2.26%
1995 18,657+1.93%
2000 19,623+1.09%
2007 20,097+0.33%
2010 20,349+0.45%
2015 21,201+0.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Anini-y had a population of 21,201.[3] The population density was 320 inhabitants per square kilometre (830/sq mi).


AttractionsEdit

  • Cresta de Gallo — a mountain
  • Aliwliw - the highest mountain in Anini-y
  • Iboc River and Nasuli River - two longest rivers in Anini-y
  • Nogas Island — according to local legend, this Island was formed when the two lovers Anini and Nogas had broken their promises with the fairy God Mother. While riding on a boat near the town, their boat where capsized by big waves summoned by the fairy God Mother. After which, at the spot where Nogas and Anini were last seen, a white sand island full of mangroves appeared just near beside the Anini-y town.
  • Siraan Hot Spring and Health Resort — People who reside near Siraan hot spring usually take their time relaxing in a bath tub sized pool early in the morning to feel the warmness and the cool breeze of the ocean as the resort is located just along the seashore.
  • San Juan Nepomuceno Parish Church or Anini-y Church — built during the Spanish era in the 19th century. The church is made of coral reefs carved into thick blocks to form an adobe and were glued using thousands of egg whites/yolks. Early locals/settlers of the town were the prime workers and carpenters of the church. Some stories tell that people of the town were forced to contribute anything such as goods and food for the Spanish priest as well as raising chicken to lay more eggs so that it will be used for building of the church.
  • Bantigue Marine Sanctuary — a marine reef and sanctuary situated on the western coast of Barangay San Francisco (Dapdap). This site is the future of local tourism of the barrio.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Antique". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Municipal: Anini-y". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 1661; An Act Converting the Sitio of Igdacoton in the Barrio of Magdalena, Municipality of Anini-y, Province of Antique, into a Barrio to be Known as the Barrio of San Ramon". The Corpus Juris. 20 June 1957. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Antique". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.