The Municipality of Bingawan

Bingawan is situated at the heart of Panay Island. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Tapaz, Province of Capiz; on the northeast by the Municipality of Dumalag, also of Capiz; on the northwest by the Municipality of Passi; and the southeast by the Municipality of Calinog, its mother municipality.

Bingawan was created into a municipality on June 21, 1969, by Republic Act No. 5511. Before its transformation into a municipality, it was one of the barangays of Calinog.

As to its political jurisdiction, the town is under the third congressional district of Iloilo. Bingawan, a predominantly agricultural town, is economically dependent on farming. Sugarcane plantations are the second largest. The rest is also planted with corn, banana, root crops, coconut, coffee, mulberry, peanuts, pineapples, mangos, vegetables, and fruit trees.

The most common occupation of the household heads is farming and farm labor. Most of the residents display a willing attitude toward community participation by involving themselves in various community activities.

Source: The League of Municipalities (Iloilo Chapter) | “A Testimonial Program” | Pototan, Iloilo | January 8, 1998

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