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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

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People of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

  • 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

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Businesses in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

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Sports News of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

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  • Filipino lifters keep busy, vie in SEAG meet
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Their sport scratched off the Singapore Southeast Asian Games program, Olympian Hidilyn Diaz and fellow lifters Nestor Colonia and Jeffrey Garcia will try to prove their worth in the SEA Weightlifting Championships slated June 26-29 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Diaz, a two-time Olympian and silver medalist in the 2013 SEAG, will vie for regional glory in the 58 kgs division while Asian Games campaigner Colonia and Garcia will compete in the 56kg and 62kg, respectively, in the tournament being organized in place of weightlifting events in Singapore ................................. Full Story»

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  • 7 Asian banks set to enter PHL
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lenders from around the region look to the Philippines for earning opportunities now that the sector has opened to full foreign competition and well ahead of a projected integration process whose tentative steps firm up and grow more purposeful every day.
According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), quite a few have, in fact, formally submitted the intent to make their presence felt in the $270-billion economy whose local output, measured as the gross domestic product (GDP), has the potential to widen this year by as much as 8 percent ........................ Full Story»

  • World Food Programme executive board approves protracted relief and recovery operation for PH
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- The World Food Programme Executive Board unanimously approved the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200743 for the Philippines entitled, “Enhancing the Resilience of Communities and Government Systems in Regions Affected by Conflict and Disasters” during the First Regular Executive Board Session on February 10 at the WFP Headquarters in Rome.
Valued at US$73,568,078 over three years (from 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2018) for 408,000 beneficiaries, the operation is geared towards the provision of market-sensitive food assistance and gender sensitive emergency preparedness as well as planning and nutrition interventions, and complemented by capacity augmentation and policy development components from the Philippine Government ........................ Full Story»

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

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

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Schools in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

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Economy of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

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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

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

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Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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  • 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>>>

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