Anini-y, officially the Municipality of Anini-y, (Kinaray-a: Banwa kang Anini-y; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Anini-y; Tagalog: Bayan ng Anini-y), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 21,201 people.
|Municipality of Anini-y|
|Anthem: Anini-y, Banwang Pinili (Unofficial)|
Map of Antique with Anini-y highlighted
|Coordinates: 10°25′57″N 121°55′31″E|
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|Barangays||23 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Maxfil B. Pollicar|
|• Vice Mayor||Glenn E. Hernaez|
|• Congressman||Loren Legarda|
|• Electorate||13,513 voters (2019)|
|• Total||66.17 km2 (25.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (830/sq mi)|
|• Income class||4th municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||19.54% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||71,695,165.31 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)36|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Native languages||Kinaray-a language|
|Major religions||Roman Catholic, Iglesia Filipina Independiente|
|Local feast||Urukay Festival|
|Catholic diocese||Diocese of San Jose de Buenavista|
During the Spanish Era, Anini-y was already an independent town with a Baroque church located on the heart of its town proper. Sometime during the American Period, Anini-y was integrated to the Municipality of Tobias Fornier (formerly Dao). In the 1940s, the town of Anini-y became independent from the Municipality of Tobias Fornier and Mayor Obaga became the first mayor. The current mayor of the town is Maxfil Belleza Pollicar and Glenn Hernaez as the vice mayor. Anini-y is also a kingdom with many rivers as local legend told.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 66.17 square kilometres (25.55 sq mi) constituting 2.42% of the 2,729.17-square-kilometre- (1,053.74 sq mi) total area of Antique.
Anini-y is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.
|060601020||San Francisco (Dapdap)||6.5%||1,378||1,363||0.21%|
|Population census of Anini-y|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- Cresta de Gallo — a mountain
- Aliwliw - the highest mountain in Anini-y
- Iboc River and Nasuli River - two longest rivers in Anini-y
- Nogas Island — according to local legend, this Island was formed when the two lovers Anini and Nogas had broken their promises with the fairy God Mother. While riding on a boat near the town, their boat where capsized by big waves summoned by the fairy God Mother. After which, at the spot where Nogas and Anini were last seen, a white sand island full of mangroves appeared just near beside the Anini-y town.
- Siraan Hot Spring and Health Resort — People who reside near Siraan hot spring usually take their time relaxing in a bath tub sized pool early in the morning to feel the warmness and the cool breeze of the ocean as the resort is located just along the seashore.
- San Juan Nepomuceno Parish Church or Anini-y Church — built during the Spanish era in the 19th century. The church is made of coral reefs carved into thick blocks to form an adobe and were glued using thousands of egg whites/yolks. Early locals/settlers of the town were the prime workers and carpenters of the church. Some stories tell that people of the town were forced to contribute anything such as goods and food for the Spanish priest as well as raising chicken to lay more eggs so that it will be used for building of the church.
- Bantigue Marine Sanctuary — a marine reef and sanctuary situated on the western coast of Barangay San Francisco (Dapdap). This site is the future of local tourism of the barrio.
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