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Barangays of Banate, in the Iloilo Province within Region 6-Western Visayas in the Republic of the Philippines

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Iloilo Province, Philippines

  • Banate has a total of 18 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Banate as of (2010) = 18,116
  • Banate is in the "4th" Voting Congressional District of Iloilo.
  • Population of Banate (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 28,714
  • Land Area of Banate (as of 2007, in hectares) = 10,289
  • Banate is a 4th class Municipality and Rural.
  • Banate is in the Iloilo province and within Region_VI in the Western Visayas Area in the eastern side of the island of panay

Geography of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

Banate Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 10,289

Location of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

History of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

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Banate during the Pre-conquest Period

Template:Multiple image The settlement in Banate is of ancient origin. It was among the ancient organized territories of the Confederation of Madja-as in Panay (also called by the ancient Bornean migrants as the island of "Madya-as"),<ref>Cf, Sebastian Sta. Cruz Serag, The Remnants of the Great Ilonggo Nation, Sampaloc, Manila: Rex Book Store, 1997, p. 21.</ref> which the Spaniards found, when they came to the Island.<ref name=""></ref> It was known to the Spanish missionaries during the earliest dates of the colonization as Bobog. The Spanish Augustinian historian Fray Gaspar de San Agustin mentions it in an account about Dumangas and other coastal towns of the Island, where during the ancient time, there was a Principality and trade center that had the most illustrious nobilities in the whole island of Panay.<ref name="Padre San Agustín 1615 pp. 374-375">"También fundó convento el Padre Fray Martin de Rada en Araut- que ahora se llama el convento de Dumangas- con la advocación de nuestro Padre San Agustín...Está fundado este pueblo casi a los fines del río de Halaur, que naciendo en unos altos montes en el centro de esta isla (Panay)...Es el pueblo muy hermoso, ameno y muy lleno de palmares de cocos. Antiguamente era el emporio y corte de la más lucida nobleza de toda aquella isla...Hay en dicho pueblo algunos buenos cristianos...Las visitas que tiene son ocho: tres en el monte, dos en el río y tres en el mar...Las que están al mar son: Santa Ana de Anilao, San Juan Evangelista de Bobog, y otra visita más en el monte, entitulada Santa Rosa de Hapitan." Gaspar de San Agustin, O.S.A., Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas (1565–1615), Manuel Merino, O.S.A., ed., Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas: Madrid 1975, pp. 374-375.</ref> Bobog (Banate), Araut, Anilao, and Hapitan were among the ancient coastal civilizations in Panay.

There are theories saying that the settlers from the powerful ancient thalassocratic Malay empire based on the island of Sumatra, modern day Indonesia (which influenced much of Southeast Asia)<ref name="end">Template:Cite book</ref> arrived in Banate at around 600 A.D., during the second wave of migration from the Sulawesi Island of the southern archipelago of Southeast Asia. First, the most northern part of Iloilo, Estancia, was settled. Some migrants moved to Batad, Balasan and Carles. Then, Ajuy was settled, and from there communities spread to inhabit the present Conception and San Dionesio area. In time, communities of Ajuy spread upland to populate the hamlet of Sara. The families of Sara spread to Lemery. Other families inhabit the coast of Bobog (Banate-Viejo), and traversed the mountain now San Rafael. Some families founded near the River Jalaud. Others moved further South and settled in Irong-irong and finally stopped at Ogtong. These independent coastal settlements were engaged in fishing, and settled near rivers.<ref name=""/>

Banate during the Spanish Regime

Fr. Murillo Velarde's 1734 Map of the Philippines showing Banate as one of the ancient towns on the island of Panay.

At the beginning of the Christianisation of Panay, Bobog was a visita<ref>Cf. Sub-section "The Residencia and The Visita" of the History of the Philippines (1521–1898).</ref> of the Augustinian parish and monastery of Dumangas. Gaspar de San Agustin mentioned the existence of the town in his book Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas (1565–1615).<ref name="Padre San Agustín 1615 pp. 374-375"/> Another Augustinian historian Fray Juan Fernandez, in his Monografias de los pueblos de la isla de Panay, affirms that Banate was known in the ancient times as Bobog or Bog-og, which is synonymous to catia, that is to say- glass. The Augustinian friar says that the modern name Banate might have been derived from some flora that abundantly thrive in the town. One possibility is the Butacea, named by Carl Linnaeus as Murraya exotica. If the spelling and the pronunciation are corrupted, and instead of Banate what is written or pronounced is Bangate, it would therefore be the leguminous papilionácea called in botany as Abrus praecatorius.<ref name="autogenerated2006">Cf. Fr. Juan Fernandez, O.S.A, Monografias de los pueblos de la isla de Panay in Monographs of the Towns of Panay, Jose Espinosa, Jr., trans., Iloilo City: University of San Augustine, 2006, pp. ---.</ref>

To the inhabitants, the town's modern name is commonly attributed to the presence of many Bangate trees in the area. According to a local legend, when the Spaniards arrived, all the inhabitants of Banate fled away for safety. An old man, however, failed to escape because he was of advanced age and was already so weak. It was raining then. So, the old man took shelter under the Bangate tree where a Spanish officer found him later on. The white man asked the native; 'Come se llama esto pueblo?", The old man, uncertain what to say, merely said "Bangate" thinking that the Spaniard was asking him about the name of the tree. Unable to understand clearly what the old man mumbled, the Spaniard thought the native had said "Banate". While such legend sounds too absurd to be true, it is the only explanation often given by people when asked why their town is called Banate. Indeed, Bangate trees still abound within the territorial limits of the municipality until now.

Bobog, in the early part of its history as a Christian settlement and a Visita of Dumangas, was placed under the advocation of St. John the Evangelist.<ref>Gaspar de San Agustin, O.S.A., Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas (1565–1615), Manuel Merino, O.S.A., ed., Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas: Madrid 1975, pp. 374-375.</ref> In the early part of the 1700s, it was called "Banate Viejo" by the Spaniards. A map of the Philippines, made by the Jesuit priest Fr. Murillo Velarde and published in Manila in 1734, shows Banate Viejo among the ancient towns of the island.<ref>The ancient towns and their visitas explicitly illustrated in the map are: Arevalo, Iloilo (extends to Pavia Santa Barbara , Cabatuan and Maasin), Molo, Jaro ( stretching to current Lapaz and Leganes), Guimbal, Tigbaun, Oton, Dumangas, Anilao, Banate, Barotac (Nuevo), Ajuy Dulano, Laglag, Pase, Alimodian. Cf.</ref> The appelative "Viejo", which the Spaniards attached to the early hispanized name of the town, indicates the ancient origin of Banate.

Fr. Juan Fernandez says that Banate was formally established as a municipality in 1763. By then, it acquired as its Visita the settlement of Sinaba-an.<ref>The logical location of "Sinabaan" would be what is now Barotac Viejo. The fact that this town had a history of being attached to Banate, also during the American period, as well as its proximity to Banate support to this theory. Besides, Fr. Murillo Velarde's 1734 Map shows the name "Banate Viejo" extending also over areas where the present Barotac Viejo is located. Another possibility could be San Rafael or San Enrique. However, in Banate's history, there seems to be no reference to this old town's close interaction during the previous centuries with the other two new towns in Iloilo.</ref> Fr. Alejandro Arias was appointed as the priest for the town on October 31, 1763.<ref name="Juan Fernandez 2006, pp. 64">Cf. Fr. Juan Fernandez, O.S.A, Monografias de los pueblos de la isla de Panay in Monographs of the Towns of Panay, Iloilo City: University of San Augustine, 2006, pp. 64 and 158.</ref>

Being a coastal village with a rich fishing ground, Banate is naturally inclined to flourish. However, it was also a natural target to invaders. During the Spanish Regime, many people would leave the town because of the frequent incursions and pillage of the Moros from Mindanao, one of which happened in 1764. Fr. Arias, the town's priest was escaping this raid, when he was captured by Moro pirates in that year at the Port of Tayabas. Later, the invaders executed him.<ref name="Juan Fernandez 2006, pp. 64"/>

Consequently after the Muslim pillage, Banate was re-annexed to Dumangas. It later became a Visita<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> of Barotac Nuevo until 1843, when it was declared again as an independent parish, with St. John the Baptist as its titular patron.<ref name="autogenerated2006"/> Seven years later, Governor General Antonio Blanco, without doubt forgetting the earlier decree, declared Banate as an independent parish on 15 April 1850, at the same time as that of Anilao.<ref name="autogenerated2006"/> Another interpretation for this decree might be that: in creating the new Parish of Anilao, Blanco re-affirmed the status of Banate as a Parish. It is possible that considering the destruction of the town on several occasions in the past, carving out a territory from Banate in creating a new parish might be misinterpreted as reducing the town again as a Visita.

There is no extant document or act of legislation recording the date of the formal recognition and establishment of Banate as a municipality. A possible explanation could probably be attributed to the fact that Banate was among the ancient towns in the island of Panay. It was in 1837, however, that the town officially had its first Gobernadorcillo in the person of Felix Baviera. Included within the territorial jurisdiction of the town of Banate during this time were Barotac Viejo and Anilao. The original site of the Poblacion of Banate was in what is now known as Bularan. The small Church there, around which the town grew, was then situated near the shore. Nearby towards the North was the town cemetery. For the market place, nipa and bamboo shacks were constructed near the area where the first Church used to be. During the later part of the 19th century the present Roman Catholic stone Church was constructed in the adjacent barangay which subsequently became the Poblacion or the capital of the town.

The present Church of the parish was built in 1870 by Fr. Eustaqiuo Torés.<ref>Fr. Eustaqiuo Torés took the Augustinian habit in Valladolid in 1861 and professed his simple vows in 1862. He went to the Philippines in 1868 while still a deacon. He exercised his ministry in Iloilo in the curates of Banate and Baotac Nuevo in 1870 and 1882 respectively. Fr. Torés constructed in these towns the Churches of stone bases and of wood. He died in Barotac Nuevo on May 4, 1888. Cf. Elviro J. Perez, Catalogo Bio-Bibliografico de los religiosos Agustinianos de la Provincia del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus de las Islas Filipinas, Manila: Colegio de Sto. Tomas, 1901, p. 535.</ref> It was made of stone and wood during the Spanish time. His successor, Fr. Manuel Santos,<ref>Fr. Manuel Santos was born in Burgos in 1853 and professed his vows in the college of Valladolid in 1870. He was parish associate in Sta. Barbara in 1878 and became parish priest of Banate in 1882. He was constructing the parish rectory of Banate from 1883 until his death on June 29, 1889. Cf. Elviro J. Perez, Catalogo Bio-Bibliografico de los religiosos Agustinianos de la Provincia del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus de las Islas Filipinas, Manila: Colegio de Sto. Tomas, 1901, p. 595-596..</ref> built the convent made of wood in 1883.<ref>Galente, Pedro G., O.S.A., Angels in Stone: Augustinian Churches in the Philippines, Manila: San Augustine Museum, 1996, p----</ref><ref>After the World War II, significant renovations and repairs of the Church were made possible through the efforts of several parish priests, like Rt. Rev. Mons. Panfilo T. Brazil, H.P., J.C.D., and Rev. Fr. Quirino Palma, Jr., who succeeded to complete the roof project in 1996. The Bell tower on the right was constructed by Fr. Celda in 1975; and the bigger one on the left, by Rev. Fr. (Col.) Nicasio Lisondra (former Chief of the Philippine Army Chaplains, who became acting parish priest of Banate from 2000–2002) and by the current pastor, Fr. Winifredo H. Losaria, who also led the Banatenhons in building the present parish rectory.</ref>

On 28 October 1898, during the Revolution for Philippine Independence, Banate (which remained loyal to Spain) was reduced to ashes by the rebels under the ill-mannered Juan Maraingan -<ref>Cf. R. Morales Maza, The Augustinians in Panay, Iloilo City: University of San Augustine, 1987, p. 332.</ref> a leader of one of the bandit groups or "aggraviados" (boyongs, pulahanes, and tulisanes), who took advantage of the unsettled times to come down and attack the Spanish forces and unprotected towns and villages. The revolutionaries welcomed cooperation with these groups, but would later make a clear distinction between the two movements. The relationship between the Principalía-led revolutionaries and the agraviados was marked by distrust and conflict. In the eyes of revolutionaries like Martin Delgado, Ananias Diocno, and Leandro Fullon, the agraviados were outcasts, religious fanatics.<ref></ref>

The Parish Priests played important roles in the life of towns of the Philippines during the Spanish Regime. Having its own parish priest added prestige to the status of a municipality during that period. Banate had its first priest in 1763. Below is the list of Spanish Augustinian Friars who served the town during the colonial era:

  • P. Alejandro Arias (1763)
  • P. Bartolome Villa (1843)
  • P. Nicolas Calvo (1854)
  • P. Julian Alonso (1859)
  • P. Eustaqiuo Torés (1870) - responsible for building the stone edifice.
  • P. Manuel Santos (1882) - built a wooden convent.
  • P. Lazaro Ramirez (1890)
  • P. Agapito Lopez (1893)
  • P. Bernardo Arquero(1893) - his name is cast on the largest bell of Banate which is unfortunately, broken.

Banate during the American Regime

Ludovico Arroyo Bañas, (standing in the middle) with his staff at the Office of the Telecommunications Bureau, Region IV, in Iloilo City, c. late 1950s.

When the Americans seized control of Panay at the later part of 1899, Banate was among the first settlements they bombarded and chose as landing spot for their forces. On October 27, 1899, General Diocno informed General Delgado of the docking at Iloilo of the USS Concord. On board were 3,000 troops and 200 horses. On November 2, two American gunboats bombarded the town of Banate. On the 5th, American forces began their advance outside the frontlines toward San Miguel. Landings were made in Banate on November 25, in Capiz and Calivo in December, and in San Jose de Buenavista in January 1900. Unable to resist the American advance, the Filipino revolutionaries retreated to the mountains of Panay. Delgado retreated to the mountains of Lambunao, Diocno to the hills of Aclan, and Fullon to the vicinity of Mt. Madia-as. By July 1, 1900, the Panay defenders had opted to shift to guerrilla tactics.<ref>Folio 886/11, Francisco Jalandoni describes formation of the guerrilla bands in Iloilo Province, July 1, 1900, Selected Documents, Philippine Revolutionary Records (PRR), National Library.</ref><ref name="">Also Cf. Jose Manuel Velmonte, Ethnicity and the Revolution in Panay in Kasarinlan, Volume 14 No. 1. The author is an Associate Researcher at the UP-Center for Integrative and Development Studies. The above-cited reference is also available online at:</ref>

By the beginning of 1901, the disenchanted revolutionaries had run out of men, ammunition, and food. In February, Delgado surrendered to the Americans. On March 1, Fullon followed suit, and on March 21, Diocno signed the Paz de Aclan. Colonel Salas continued the fight until October.<ref name=""/>

When the Revolution broke out in 1898, Ciriaco Fuentes, more popularly known as Capitan Takong, was the Gobernadorcillo. He seems to have become also the first local President shortly after the town became part of the United States territory in 1900, upon the arrival and takeover of the American soldiers under the command of Commander Brunnel, who established the American Regime in Banate. During this period, Barotac Viejo and Anilao were reduced as districts under Banate. On 1 January 1918, Barotac Viejo was separated through the Executive Order No. 84 of the American Governor General. On that occasion, the majority of the town Officials of Banate were Barotacnons. As a consequence, there came about a succession of appointed Presidents in Banate, until the time of the next election.<ref>This section was transferred from what was before the introductory part for the section about the Presidents of Banate during the American Regime.</ref> During the term of Benjamin Buyco as President of the town (1936–1939), Anilao was separated from Banate. Afterwards, Benjamin Buyco also became the first Mayor of Anilao.

During the American Regime, a Banatenhon - Ludovico Arroyo Bañas - was chosen as one of the ten personnel of the American government telegraph service in the Philippines to compose the first and only group of Filipino pensionados who, in 1919, underwent advanced training in wireless telegraphy (radio), at the US Naval Radio School in Cavite. The training of the ten Filipinos was made possible through a special arrangement between the U. S. Naval Authorities in the Philippines and the Insular Government. To select the trainees, a special examination was conducted among the 398 students of the Post-Telegraph School.<ref>Cf. Federico A. Oquindo and Rafael R. Oquindo, History of the Philippine Telecommunications Industry. N. B. Federico A. Oquindo was a senior executive assistant and head of the Public Information Office of the National Telecommunications Commission, prior to his retirement from Philippine Gevernment Service in 1998. (Also cf.</ref> Later, Bañas (who is one of the prominent figures in the history of Philippine Telecommunications) became the Regional Superintendent of the Bureau of Telecommunications (BUTEL) in Region IV (Panay, Negros, Romblon, and Palawan), at the time of his retirement, on 16 February 1966.<ref>Cf. Federico A. Oquindo and Rafael R. Oquindo, History of the Philippine Telecommunications Industry. (Also cf.</ref>

People of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

  • Population of BANATE, ILOILO as of 2020 census: 33,376
  • Population of Banate (as of 2015) census = 32,532
  • Population of Banate (as of May 1, 2010) census = 29,543
  • Banate Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 28,714
  • Banate Registered Voters (2009) = 18,116

Local Government Unit LGU of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

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  • Elected Officials of Banate for the term of 2019-2022
  • Mayor of Banate: CABANGAL, JR., CARLOS OMES NP 12,137
  • Vice-Mayor of Banate: UNDAR, JOJE BASADRE NP 11,538
  • Councilors of Banate:
  1. GONZALES, PETER PAUL TUPAS IND 11,713 13-May-2019
  2. BAGSIT, NOEL OMES NP 9,479 13-May-2019
  4. CABANGAL, CEZAR ANSUS NP 8,546 13-May-2019
  5. BACOS, LEORAVI PALEC NP 7,757 13-May-2019
  6. ACEJO, MARY ANN BEJO IND 7,651 13-May-2019
  7. IRAN, FILEMON JR. MANAGUELOD NP 7,506 13-May-2019

  • Elected Officials of Banate for the term of 2016-2019
  • Mayor of Banate: Insik Cabangal
  • Vice-Mayor of Banate: Joje Undar
  • Councilors of Banate:
  1. Noel Bagsit
  2. Totong Cezar Cabangal
  3. Norlene Cabangal
  4. Vimvim Bacos
  5. Jun Iran
  6. Ryan Villaruel
  7. Nonoy Alex Cabangal
  8. Arnulfo Babe

  7. IRAN, JUN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4983 5.74%

Barangay Elected Officials of Banate, Iloilo for the term of 2010-2013

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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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

Your Story about Banate, Iloilo, 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 Banate, Iloilo, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Banate? 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 Banate. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Featured News of The Philippines

Updated: June 4, 2023

Batangas guv: Crucial projects priority amid limited funds.
BATANGAS CITY – Projects that are in need of more funding must be included in the annual investment plan (AIP) or risk not getting their needed allocation, Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas warned provincial officials. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency on Sunday, Mandanas said he called for a council meeting on Friday to tackle comprehensively supplemental budget requests to ensure that limited funds get allocated for crucial projects. “The proposed projects must be included in the AIP. This is very important because once approved, it will be the basis of budget allocation,” he said.


Taal displays increased degassing activity, says Phivolcs
TALISAY, BATANGAS – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has monitored an increased degassing activity from Taal volcano since Saturday night in the form of visible upwelling of volcanic fluids. In an advisory on Sunday, Phivolcs said the “fluids in the main crater lake produced voluminous steam-rich plumes that rose to 3,000 meters above Taal Volcano Island (TVI).” As a result, volcanic smog or “vog” was visibly seen over the caldera of Taal, which was reported by the residents of the municipalities encircling the lake, including Balete, Laurel, and Agoncillo. Acid rain is also expected over areas where the plume disperses, which is also expected to damage crops and affect metal roofs of houses and buildings.


Banate, Iloilo, 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>>>

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