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Barangays of Kalayaan in the Palawan province of The Philippines
Pag-Asa (Pob.)
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Kalayaan is one of twenty-three (23) municipalities (along with one city) comprising the province of Palawan in the Mimaropa Region. The town is politically subdivided into one (1) barangays, and is a part of the 1st Congressional District of Palawan.

The municipality of Kalayaan is a sub-archipelago consisting of a cluster of seven (7) islets and one (1) reef lying off the western peripheral of Palawan in the vastness of the South China Sea.

Kalayaan is part of the disputed Spratly Islands, a group of more than 150 islets, atolls, cays and reefs in the South China Sea between the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and China.

Although largely uninhabited, the discovery of oil and natural gas in and around the vicinity in 1968, estimated to be the fourth largest reserve bed in the world, propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries.

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List of Municipalities of Palawan Province within Region IV-B in the Republic of The Philippines
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Kalayaan is composed of only one barangay, Pag-Asa with less than 500 people at any given time. This island has a 1.3 km airstrip that is used both by the military and civilians. It has a regulated civilian population of about 350, most of whom are fishermen. This civilian population is the result of Philippine government initial efforts to put civilians in the Kalayaan. Once a month, a Philippine Navy Ship goes to this island to drop supplies of goods. This island has a water-filtering plant, power generators, weather stations and a communication tower which is built by the Philippine-based SMART Telecommunications.

The municipal government of Kalayaan is making new projects to promote tourism for the island. Also, they had been successful in convincing many Filipino businessmen to invest in Kalayaan.


Geography of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

Kalayaan Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 29,000

Location of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

The municipality of Kalayaan is a sub-archipelago consisting of a cluster of seven (7) islets and one (1) reef lying off the western peripheral of Palawan in the vastness of the South China Sea.

Kalayaan is part of the disputed Spratly Islands, a group of more than 150 islets, atolls, cays and reefs in the South China Sea between the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and China.

Although largely uninhabited, the discovery of oil and natural gas in and around the vicinity in 1968, estimated to be the fourth largest reserve bed in the world, propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries.

History of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

In 1947, Tomas Cloma, a Filipino adventurer and a fishing magnate, discovered several uninhabited and unoccupied group of islands/islets lying some 380 miles west of the southern end of Palawan in the vastness of the China Sea. On May 11, 1956, together with 40 men, he and his brother Filemon announced his claim over the Kalayaan Island group to the international community and took formal possession of the islands, naming it Freedomland.

The government formally claimed it on June 11, 1978 when Pres. Ferdinand Marcos issued Presidential Decree 1596 incorporating the five disputed islands of the Kalayaan Group (Spratly Islands) to Palawan (but under the custody of the Department of National Defense) as the town of Kalayaan to facilitate its development and strengthen the Philippine claim. It was demilitarized on January 18, 1988 and the first appointed Mayor was Alejandro Rodriguez who was subsequently replaced by his appointed Vice-Mayor Gaudencio R. Avencena.

People of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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Elected Government Officials of Kalayaan, 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 Kalayaan for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Kalayaan: NO COMELEC RECORD AS OF 8/23/13
  • Vice-Mayor of Kalayaan: NO COMELEC RECORD AS OF 8/23/13
  • Councilors of Kalayaan: NO COMELEC RECORD AS OF 8/23/13

Elected officials of Kalayaan for the term of 2010-2013

Barangays Elected Officials of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

Businesses in Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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Sports News of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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  • Index hits fresh 14-month high
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - With market confidence boosted by expectations of an improved gross domestic product (GDP) outcome in the second quarter, the benchmark stock index rose anew to its highest in 14 months.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index went up 0.79 percent or 55.17 points to 7,082.75 yesterday, its best finish since ending at 7,228.57 on May 29, 2013. The broader All Shares index climbed 0.62 percent or 25.91 points to 4,197.63 ........................ Full Story»

  • Economy seen growing at faster pace in Q2
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The country likely expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter with gross domestic product seen returning to the seven-percent growth pace, driven by gains in manufacturing.
Gil Beltran, Finance Undersecretary and the country’s chief economist, said the rise in manufacturing growth to 13 percent from April to June “foreshadows a possible return to seven percent real growth in the second quarter.” ........................ Full Story»

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

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

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Schools in Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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Economy of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Kalayaan, 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 Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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Your Story about Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines

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Kalayaan, 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.
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