Glowstar.gifHelp us animation.gifGlowstar.gif

Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

From Portal to The Philippines
Jump to: navigation, search
Palawan News: Sunday, February 7, 2016 -- City Council expects more concrete plan from CTMO to lessen traffic problems after dry-run : The City Council of Puerto Princesa is hoping that the City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) will layout a more concrete plan on how to reduce traffic problems at New Market area after .... Full Story»

Barangays of Bataraza in the Palawan province of the Philippines
Bono-bonoBulalacaoBuliluyanCulandanumIgang-igangInogbongIwahigMalihudMalitubMarangas (Pob.)OcayanPuringRio TubaSandovalSapaSarongSumbilingTabudTagnatoTagolangoTaratakTarusan
We ask the Barangay Chairman, to please Help update his/her barangay webpage. Anybody can help update the barangay pages in three ways: (1) by registering as a user, (2) by sending the contribution via email to, (3) by sending the story or pictures via Facebook.

Glowstar.gifAdopt this webpage. Help your community get more exposure to TOURISTS and INVESTORS. Help us improve this webpage.Glowstar.gif

List of Municipalities of Palawan Province within Region IV-B in the Republic of The Philippines
Aborlan | Agutaya | Araceli | Balabac | Bataraza | Brooke's Point | Busuanga | Cagayancillo | Coron | Culion | Cuyo | Dumaran | El Nido | Kalayaan | Linapacan | Magsaysay | Narra | Quezon | Rizal | Roxas | San Vicente | Sofronio Española | Taytay
Cities in the Province of Palawan: Puerto Princesa City (Capital)

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Regions | Philippine Provinces | Philippine Cities | Municipalities | Barangays | High School Reunions

Bataraza, Palawan Photo Gallery
Bataraza, Palawan Realty
Philippine News Headlines

Sign this petition to guarantee a minimum of one senator per Region to represent its provinces, cities/municipalities and barangays.
Senators by region.png
Seal of Bataraza
Please upload Picture
Map locator of Bataraza within the Island of Palawan
Interactive Google Satellite Map of Palawan Province, Philippines
Palawan philippines map locator.png
Map locator of Palawan
Give the gift of Smile.gif
In as few as 45 minutes a child or anyone can be saved from a lifetime of pain, shame and isolation. You can give them a chance to go to school, make friends and have a bright future. For as little as 100 pesos you can help provide a surgery for a child suffering from a cleft palate or cleft lip(harelip).

One act of random kindness at a time.

Visit our website: B.O.S.S.
Municipality Hall of Bataraza
Please upload Picture

Palawan Province, Philippines


Geography of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Bataraza Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 72,620

Bataraza’s topography is hilly with rugged mountains; mostly covered by forest. Mount Mantalingahan, the highest peak in Palawan is located in the Northwest corner of the municipality. The total land area of Bataraza is 72,622 hectares.

Location of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Among the bigger cities and muni­ci­pa­li­ties in the neigh­bor­hood of Bataraza there are Brooke"s Point 26 km east-north-east, Quezon 78 km north-east, Balabac 97 km south-west as well as 57 km north-east of Bataraza the municipality Sofronio Española.

It is located on the southernmost tip of mainland Palawan, approximately 236 km. from Puerto Princesa City and 5-6 hours by land. The Municipality of Bataraza is situated some 775 kilometers Southwest of Manila. It stretches approximately 80 in Northeasterly to Southwesterly direction between roughly 8.3 and 8.75 degrees latitude north of the equator.

Bataraza lies basking under the tropic sun amidst the South Sulu Sea. It stretches from the south of Malis River rounded at Cape Buliluyan and further extended up to Wangley River, in the southwestern part of the mainland. It is bounded in the east by the Sulu Sea, in the west by a great mountain range extending from Mount Mantalingahan (the highest peak in the province) to Mount Malitub, which serves as the divider between Bataraza and Rizal, and in the southwest by the South China Sea.

Composing this Municipality are 22 barangays dispersed in an average distant of eight (8) kilometres apart within the length and breadth of the municipality. The northern barangays situated along the coastline include Inogbong, Marangas, Bono-bono, Malihud, Bulalacao and Tarusan, while the interior barangays are composed of Iwahig, Culandanum, Sandoval, Sumbiling, Ocayan, and Malitub.

Located along the central coastline are the barangays of Igangigang, Sarong, Rio Tuba, Taratak and Sapa. Along the southern coastline are barangays Tagnato, Puring, Buliluyan, Tabud and Tagolango.

History of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

A sultan named Haron Narrazid left Sulu and settled in Bono-bono, Palawan together with his family. He was known as the great negotiator and one of the signatories of the 1878 treaty pledging peace and loyalty of the sultanate of Sulu to Spain. The Spanish government entrusted Narrazid to govern the Muslim population of Balabac, Palawan and the neighboring southern islands.

It was in Bono-bono where the Sultan established the first settlement. Several settlements were put up from Abo-abo, the first barangay of Brooke’s Point (now Sofronio Española) from the north, to the west coast up to Alfonso Hill (Quezon). Sultan Narrazid brought along with him from Sulu his favorite two sons, Datu Bataraza and Datu Jolkiple who were at their late teens when they settled in Bonobono. When Sultan Narrazid died, his eldest son, Datu Bataraza took over to govern the Muslim people. He was appointed Deputy Governor during the American period and given the title Superior Datu of the Muslim population.

Datu Bataraza set the boundary of his territory from Barangay Salogon, Brooke’s Point down south. Datu Jolkiple succeeded his brother Datu Bataraza when his elder brother died. On January 1, 1964, by virtue of Republic Act No. 3425 authored by then Congressman Gaudencio Abordo it mandated the division of Brooke’s Point into two distinct municipalities.

The northern portion remains the Municipality of Brooke’s Point and the southern part was named the Municipality of Bataraza, in honor of the late Datu Bataraza Narrazid. The first mayor of Bataraza was Datu Sapiodin, the eldest son of Datu Bataraza. For several years, the Narrazids have been governing Bataraza. It wa

article copied verbatim from

People of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

  • Bataraza Population (as of May 1, 2010 Census) = 63,644
  • Bataraza Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 53,430
  • Bataraza Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 30,330

The people of Bataraza are composed of three groups – the Palawanos, the Muslims and the Christians.

The Palawanos have a unique culture, customs and traditions. They are considered the ‘natives’ of Bataraza. Some of the Palawanos up to this time of modern age still retain their traditional ways of living and dressing. They lead a very simple life. They usually live in temporary huts made of temporary materials. Most often they move from one place to another as they look for a better area. The Muslims in Bataraza are of different tribes in Mindanao. They consist of the Jama-mapun, Tausog, Pangutaran, Molbog and Samals.

The Christian settlers in Bataraza have influenced much their native brothers in many aspects – in the field of agriculture, industry, education, politics, and business and even in religious matters. The dominant ethnic groups who settled in Bataraza are the Ilocanos and the Visayans.

The total population of Bataraza as of 2000 is 41,458 with a population growth rate of 2.71. Among the 22 barangays of Bataraza, Rio Tuba registered the largest population at 7,663 persons followed by Marangas (Poblacion) and Culandanum with a population of 5,286 and 7,888 persons respectively. Malitub had the smallest population at 377 persons. In terms of growth rate, Tagnato was the fastest growing barangay in the municipality with an average growth rate of 6.11, while Malitub was the slowest at 0.34 percent. Source verbatim:

Elected Government Officials of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Elected officials of Bataraza for the term of 2013-2016
  • Vice-Mayor of Bataraza: JAAFAR, KEN (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
  • Councilors of Bataraza:

Elected officials of Bataraza for the term of 2010-2013

Barangays Elected Officials of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Businesses in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Sports News of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Every community has its sports hero. Who is the sports hero of Bataraza? Are there any basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, or any type of sports area or arena in Bataraza? Go ahead and list any upcoming sports events in Bataraza.

  • PSL bets break 3 records in Tokyo Championship
  • Monday, February 8, 2016 9:36 pm
TOKYO: Five more gold medals highlighted by three record-breaking feats marked the second day of the Philippine Swimming League’s campaign in the 2016 Tokyo Winter Swimming Championship on Monday at the St. Mary’s International School swimming pool here.
Eight-year-old Marc Bryan Dula stood tallest from among the winners as he swam to two new records in the boys’ 8-year old category, smashing the previous best when he was not even born ................................ Full Story»

News and Events

  • More investors bullish on Philippine prospects – StanChart
  • Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Investors are bullish on the country’s economic prospects over the next five years, according to a survey conducted by Standard Chartered Bank.
Based on the survey conducted by the bank among 160 of its top financial institution and corporate clients, more than 80 percent of the respondents expect the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow above five percent over the next five years ........ Full Story»

  • More PH products get zero duty treatment from Japan
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:26 am
Starting this year, the Philippines will be enjoying zero duties for more products that are being exported to Japan.
This development is seen to further expand and deepen the economic partnership between the Philippines and Japan, according to the Department of Trade and Industry ........ Full Story»

Real Estate for Sale or lease in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Nativeremedies anim focus.gif

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Bataraza, you can list that property for free.
  • Click to VIEW, EDIT or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here in Z-Wiki

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data here yourself or email the information to

Schools in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

The name of your school in Bataraza can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Bataraza you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Bataraza, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Natural Resources of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

  • Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Bataraza in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Bataraza. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Bataraza landmarks here.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Bataraza.

Your Story about Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.

If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

The oldest man or woman in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Bataraza. is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Bataraza. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

Bataraza, Palawan Photo Gallery

  • Do this so your photo upload will be properly categorized for Bataraza.
  • Copy and paste the code below in "GREEN" to the body or "Summary" of the image file that you are uploading.

{{zadheader pictures}}
[[Category:Bataraza, Palawan Photo Gallery]]
[[Category:Palawan, Philippines Photo Gallery]]
*[[Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines]]


Most of the contents in this site are from registered user collaborations. Information has also been taken from the Department of Tourism, Comelec, National Statistical Coordination Board, DILG: Department of the Interior and Local Government, (LGU) government sites, online news, and other content sites about the specific community. This page does not serve as the official website of the community but rather compliments and helps the community to promote tourism and attract investors.

This is an interactive and collaborative webpage, meant to help promote this community and showcase it to the world via the internet.

This wiki page follows a format. The editor of this wiki page reserves the right to change formats, edit, or delete entries that may be considered as offensive, vulgar or not for the betterment of this wiki page.

Personal tools

Philippine Provinces
Philippine Cities