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Candaba, officially the Municipality of Candaba, (Kapampangan: Balen ning Candaba; formerly Candawe), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 111,586 people.
|Municipality of Candaba|
|Etymology: Vizal Sto. Cristo Candaba|
Map of Pampanga with Candaba highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Barangays||33 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Rene Maglanque|
|• Electorate||62,718 voters (2016)|
|• Total||176.40 km2 (68.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)45|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||196 million (2016)|
Candaba represents the lowest point in Central Luzon Region of Luzon Island. The neighboring municipality of San Miguel (San Miguel de Mayumo) in Bulacan province used to be part of Candaba until San Miguel became a municipality itself.
Candaba's municipal boundaries are: Municipality of Arayat, Pampanga, and Municipality of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, to the north; Municipality of San Miguel, Bulacan, and Municipality of San Ildefonso, Bulacan, to the east; Municipality of Baliuag, Bulacan, to the south; Municipality of San Luis, Pampanga, and Municipality of Santa Ana, Pampanga, to the west.
Candaba is also divided to 3 regions, the Tagalog Region comprising the southern part of Candaba which was a boundary between it and Baliuag and San Ildefonso, next is the Poblacion Region to the west which boundaries with Sta Ana, and next is the Kapampangan Region to the east which boundaries San Miguel.
Candaba is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.
- Bahay Pare
- Buas (Poblacion)
- Cuayang Bugtong
- Dulong Ilog
- Paralaya (Poblacion)
- Pescadores (Poblacion)
- Pulong Gubat
- Pulong Palazan
- San Agustin (Poblacion)
- Santo Rosario
- Vizal San Pablo
- Vizal Santo Cristo
- Vizal Santo Niño
Like rest of the area in Central Luzon, there are two seasons in the area, the wet season and dry season. The wet season occurs during the months of May to October, and the dry season the rest of the year.
|Climate data for Candaba, Pampanga, Philippines|
|Average high °C (°F)||29
|Average low °C (°F)||20
|Average precipitation cm (inches)||1.7
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Candaba, Pampanga, was 111,586 people, with a density of 630 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,600 inhabitants per square mile.
Roman Catholic 60%, Members Church of God International 3.5%, Iglesia ni Cristo 3%, Evangelicals 32%, others (includes Islam, Buddhism and other religions) 1.5%. The Saint Andrew church serves as one of the Roman Catholic parish churches inside the municipality.
The most popular religious site in Candaba is in the barangay "Pulong Gubat". It pulls many pilgrims who believe that Nuestra Señor dela Pacencia will cure their illness or grant their wishes.
Mayor of Candaba is Baylon Danilo, and vice mayor is Michael V. Sagum, replacing Rene Maglanque and Babes Evangelista respectively after the 2016 mayoral elections.
The Candaba Swamp (Pinac, Pinak) absorbs most of the flood waters that flow from the western slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. During the rainy season, the Pampanga River overflows and the swamp is submerged. But it is relatively dry during the dry Season, hence making the land suitable for a variety agricultural production.
Candaba is noted for its production watermelon, that are sold worldwide. The swamps are communal fishing grounds encompassing some 430 km2 of highly arable farmlands. Candaba swamps are very fertile due to its sustained deposits of humus and decaying plant residues. Migrant wild ducks and various wildlife bird from Siberia, New Zealand, Mongolia and other parts of Asia use Candaba as their yearly sanctuary.
- Drainage System
Candaba-San Miguel road is known for being flooded when a typhoon hits Candaba. The drainage system or rip-rap, which is a part of Mayor Jerry Pelayo's road cementing project, was built on both sides of every cemented roads made so the rainwater from other parts of Pampanga will just flow on it and not on the road.
Candabas telecommunication facilities and telephone services are provided by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), PSE.DGTL, Datelcom, Evangelista Telephone Company and the Pampanga Telecom Company.
Water and power utilitiesEdit
Candaba will soon have modern waterworks, following the start of a 24 million Peso water supply development project of the Candaba Water District (CWD) with the financial and technical assistance of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). Other means to get drinking water are water wells.
- Electric power
|35405001||Bahay Pare||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405002||Bambang||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405003||Barangca||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405004||Barit||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405005||Buas (Poblacion)||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405008||Cuayang Bugtong||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405009||Dalayap||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405010||Dulong Ilog||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405011||Gulap||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405012||Lanang||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405013||Lourdes||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405014||Magumbali||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405015||Mandasig||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405016||Mandili||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405017||Mangga||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405018||Mapaniqui||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405020||Paligui||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405021||Pangclara||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405022||Pansinao||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405023||Paralaya (Poblacion)||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405024||Pasig||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405025||Pescadores (Poblacion)||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405026||Pulong Gubat||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405027||Pulong Palazan||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405028||Salapungan||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405029||San Agustin (Poblacion)||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405031||Santo Rosario||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405032||Tagulod||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405033||Talang||Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative||PELCO 1|
|35405034||Tenejero||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405035||Vizal San Pablo||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405036||Vizal Santo Cristo||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
|35405037||Vizal Santo Niño||Manila Electric Company||MERALCO|
On January 2008, a Philippine record of 17,000 birds (in the 24-hour count) visited the 32,000-hectare Candaba Swamp, sanctuary for migratory birds. Michael Lu, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), stated that 80 species of migratory birds were sighted at the 100-hectare fishpond of Mayor Jerry Pelayo in Barangay Doña Simang and in Barangay Paralaya. The rare birds spotted were: the Shrenck’s bittern, great bittern, gadwall, coot, Philippine mallard or ducks, and Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). Robert S. Kennedy’s book A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines lists endemic and migratory birds which visit the Philippines. Pelayo organized the Ibon-Ebon Festival (“birds and eggs”) on February 1–2. The WBCP recorded three rare species in Candaba swamp: the purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Chinese pond heron (Ardeola bacchus) and the black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).
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