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Kalibo,
Aklan Province, Philippines

  • Kalibo has a total of 16 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Kalibo as of (2010) = 39,810
  • Kalibo is in the "lone" Voting District of Aklan.
  • Population of Kalibo (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 69,700
  • Land Area of Kalibo (as of 2007, in hectares) = 5,075
  • Kalibo is a 1st class Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Kalibo is in the Aklan province and within Region VI - in the island of panay within the Western Visayas Area.
Kalibo, classified as a first class municipality per BLGF Memorandum Circular No. 97-3(4) dated May 9, 1997 is the capital town and center of economic, social, political, religious activities and institution building of the Province of Aklan. It is composed of 16 barangays, two of which are island barangays.
The place is popular for its Ati-atihan Festival, the “Mardi Gras” of the Philippines. It is also associated with piña cloth industry and the most intricately and beautifully woven abaca slippers, handbags and shoes.
source: Kalibo LGU

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Geography of Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

  • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares): 5,075

Location of Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

History of Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

In the middle of Spanish rule, Aklan together with other towns, were fused to comprise the province of Capiz. 3 On May 31, 1837, Capiz was declared to be a political-military province.4 In 1956, Aklan was itself proclaimed by the Republic of the Philippines by virtue of Republic Act No. 1414,) signed by President Ramon Magsaysay on April 25, 1956.5 Seven months later, on November 8, 1956, the province was officially inaugurated6 and the municipality of Kalibo was made its capital.

From the time of arrival of the Spaniards to Aklan in 15698 to the early 1600s, the names Aklan and Calivo were used interchangeably to refer to the town. Aside from these, however, several other names and/or spellings, such as Calibo, Daclan, Adan, and Calibog have been used.

The Origin of the Name: From Akean to Aklan to Calivo

According to Roman A. de la Cruz, the town (Kalibo) was originally called Akean by the inhabitants, the same as the name of the river in the place. The word akean itself connotes the warbling of running waters.

In the middle of Spanish rule, Aklan together with other towns, were fused to comprise the province of Capiz. 3 On May 31, 1837, Capiz was declared to be a political-military province.4 In 1956, Aklan was itself proclaimed by the Republic of the Philippines by virtue of Republic Act No. 1414,) signed by President Ramon Magsaysay on April 25, 1956.5 Seven months later, on November 8, 1956, the province was officially inaugurated6 and the municipality of Kalibo was made its capital.

From the time of arrival of the Spaniards to Aklan in 15698 to the early 1600s, the names Aklan and Calivo were used interchangeably to refer to the town. Aside from these, however, several other names and/or spellings, such as Calibo, Daclan, Adan, and Calibog have been used.

The Origin of the Name: From Akean to Aklan to Calivo

According to Roman A. de la Cruz, the town (Kalibo) was originally called Akean by the inhabitants, the same as the name of the river in the place. The word akean itself connotes the warbling of running waters.

It is traceable to the word "akae", meaning, to boil. "Akae-akae" means to bubble or to boil or make the sound of bubbling or boiling. It could be the same sound of current murmuring in the shallows of a river during dry summer, when the rains and floods are far away off.10

Dominador Ilio is of the same opinion, saying:

The Aklanon word for bubbling or boiling is "akae". "Akean" is the contraction of akaean which mean where there is bubbling or boiling.

How the town got its present name calls on a number of stories quite similar to each other. In Fr. Gaspar de San Agustin's book Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas, he noted that Father Juan de Alba baptized one thousand natives of Kalibo in 1569: '…y por este se llama el pueblo12 Calivo, que significa mil… (… and that is why the place is called Calivo, which means one thousand13…) The Spanish missionaries wrote "Akean" as "Aclan"14 and changed it later to "Calivo" because the name Aclan is of the river.15 This is, to some degree, in agreement with Fr. Juan Fernandez who said that, there were at first one thousand inhabitants in this town so that it was called "Calibo" which mean "one thousand" and this name has prevailed up to the present.16

In 1569, when Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Juan Salcedo were in Pan-ay,17 the Aclanons and Ibahainons sought their help on the attacks made by "wild natives" and residents of the neighboring island of Mindoro who plundered, looted, and ravished the inhabitants.,18 With the help of some 500 Aclanons, Legazpi and Salcedo pacified Aclan and Ibajay. After that, they went after the aggressors up to Mamburao (in Mindoro). After a blood compact with Salcedo, the chief, of the place (Mindoro) promised never to molest Aclan and Ibajay again.19 It was during this time when Salcedo was winning over the enemies of Aklan and Ibajay that Fr. Alba was triumphantly defeating the prestige of the babailanes among their followers who worshipped the goddesses Macabantug and Macabusog.20 This was when Fr. Alba converted and baptized the 1,000 souls from whence the name Calivo has risen.21

Despite Calivo having had an initial baptism of 1,000 souls, however, it was not until 1581 when actual missionary work began. It can be remembered that Salcedo came to Aclan in 1569 after the inhabitants sought the Spaniard's help against wild attacks.22 After this, the Spaniards immediately proceeded to the island of Lucon (Luzon), capturing Manila from the Chinese pirates and thereafter making it the capital of the whole Philippine Islands on June 24, 1571.23 Fr. Alba, the priest who made the conversion of the thousand Calivonhons, meanwhile, did not stay in Calivo because he was then assigned in Dumangas.24 Calivo was made a parish only in April 22, 1581.

Aclan, The Encomienda.

Between the years 1569 and 1581, despite the relocation of the center of their power to Lucon in 1571, the Spaniards did not make a disappearance in this part of the island. During the years 1571 and 1572 the government allotted 143 encomienda to the officers and men in the Philippines.25 By 1571, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, first Governor and captain-General of the Philippines, competed a listing of the villages in the Philippines and started to assign them to his officers and soldiers as encomiendas.26 Aclan was one of those lands first assigned by legazpi.

Source: www.kalibo.gov.ph

People of Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

  • Registered Voters (2010): 46,375
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 69,700

Elected Government Officials of Kalibo, Aklan, 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  Kalibo for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Mark "MARK" Vega Quimpo (IND)
  2. Daisy "DAISY" Sucro Briones (IND)
  3. Augusto "GUS CONANAN TOLENTINO" Conanan Tolentino (IND)
  4. Ariel "ARIEL" Oñas Fernandez (IND)
  5. Rodillo "DEL" Lachica Policarpio (IND)
  6. Gregorio Jr. "GREG" Yes Malapad (LDP)
  7. Mark Ace "MAC-MAC" Lachica Bautista (LDP)
  8. Arnaldo "NALDING" Macavinta Tejada (IND)

Barangay Elected Officials of Kalibo, Aklan Province

Businesses in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

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Schools in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

  • Elementary Schools in Kalibo, Aklan
    1. Aklan College
    2. Aklan Learning Center Elementary
    3. Andagaw Elementary School
    4. Angas Elem School
    5. Bakhaw Norte Elementary School
    6. Caano Elementary School
    7. Christ the King (Kalibo)
    8. Estancia Elementary School
    9. Gen. F. Castillo MS
    10. Infant Jesus School
    11. Kalibo I Elementary School
    12. Kalibo II Elementary School
    13. Kalibo Institute
    14. Kalibo Pilot Elementary School
    15. Kalibo Sun Yat Sen School
    16. Linabuan Norte Elementary School
    17. Nalook Elementary School
    18. New Buswang Elementary School
    19. Northwestern Visayan Colleges
    20. Old Buswang-Bakhaw Sur Elementary School
    21. Starglow Grades School
    22. Tigayon Elementary School
    23. Tinigaw Elementary School
    24. Wadeford school
  • High Schools in Kalibo, Aklan
    1. Aklan Academy High School
    2. Aklan Catholic College
    3. Aklan catholic College
    4. Aklan College
    5. Aklan Polytechnic Institute
    6. Dela Cruz Institute of Business and Industries
    7. Infant Jesus School
    8. Northwestern Visayan Colleges
    9. Panay Technological College
    10. Regional Science High School for Region VI(Science Development National High School)
    11. St. Gabriel College
    12. Wadeford School
  • Colleges in Kalibo, Aklan
    1. Aklan Catholic College
    2. Aklan College
    3. Aklan Polytechnic Institute
    4. Aklan Technical And Fashion School
    5. AMA - Computer Learning Center
    6. Chesleyus Central University
    7. Garcia College of Technology
    8. Joselito Alba Vocational And Technical School
    9. Northwestern Visayan Colleges
    10. Panay Technological College
    11. Roxas Memorial College of Arts and Trades
    12. Saint Gabriel College School of Nursing
    13. University Of St.John De Baptist
    14. Verde-Grande Culinary School

Economy of Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

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Jobs in Kalibo, Aklan

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Natural Resources of Kalibo, Aklan, 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.

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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.

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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.

Contact:

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

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 Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

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  • Museo IT Akean
    • The renovated and elegantly designed Museo it Akean serves as the repository of the province’s cultural heritage. Exhibited here are artifacts that attest to the rich history of Aklan and the masterpieces of Aklanon artists.
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  • 19 Martyrs Shrine
    • A tribute to Aklanon revolutionaries of Katipunan who gave their lives to the altar of patriotism. The 19 steps adorning the monument contain the mortal remains of the 19 Martyrs of Aklan and atop is the effigy of Gen. Francisco Del Castillo, the leader of Katipunan in Aklan.
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  • Kalibo Cathedral
    • Originally built in 1581 and stands as the oldest edifice of worship in the province. It was renovated in 1993 through the spiritual and monetary help of the Aklanons. The church’s renovation designs are one of the last works of the renowned national artist Leandro V. Locsin.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

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Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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