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Region VI, Western Visayas

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Grace Esguerra

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Region VI, Western Visayas

Submitted by: Annie Joy Chen and Grace Esguerra
It's more fun in the
Geographical Location
"Home of Pina Fiber and Rambutan Center for Asia"
Region 6, Western Visayas
“Where the mountains meet the sea”
Seafood Capital of the Philippines
Mango Country
Food Basket and
Rice Granary of Western Visayas
Negros Occidental
Submitted to: Mr. Christopher De Jesus
Oldest province in the Philippines organized in 1213 by setlers from Borneo
Aklan was created on April 25, 1956 under Republic Act No. 1414
Aklan province’s claim to fame is Boracay
"The Queen of Philippine Fabrics"-biggest producer of Piña Cloth,
Festivals, It's more fun in Westen Visayas
Total land area : 20,223.2 sq. kms.
Provinces: 6
Municipalities: 117
Cities: 16
Barangays: 4,050
Agricultural land area: 66,917 ha.
Temporary Crop Land: 497,446 ha.
Idle Land: 6,889 ha.
Permanent Crop land: 128,140 ha.
Meadows/Pasture: 4,491 ha.
Forest Land: 3,003 ha.
Other Land: 24,302 ha.
Total Population : 7,102,438
Growth rate: 1.35%
Cultural Groups: Panay-Hiligaynons (Ilonggos, Aklanons, Capiceños, Antiqueños and Negrenses).
Climate: short dry season and is relatively wet the rest of the year
Natural Resources: mineral and non-mineral resources
Industries: farming, sugar, rice and corn milling, fishing, mining and trading
Urban Centers: Bacolod, Bago, Cadiz, La Carlota, San Carlos and Silay in Negros Occidental;Iloilo City in Iloilo; Roxas City in Capiz; San Jose in Antique and Kalibo in Aklan.

Birthplace of former president Manuel Roxas
Biggest Bell in Southeast asia
Aswang Festival
Cleanest and Greenest Component City in Western Visayas Award
world’s sweetest mangoes.
popular destination for extreme mountain biking
countless cave formations
youngest and smallest province on region VI
Philppines major sugar producer
Fourth biggest island in the Philippine archipelago
Spaniards called the land “Negros” after the black natives whom they saw when they first came the the island in April 1565
Wins best performing province in western visayas( 2013)
Has the most cities among Philippine provinces
It was created by the virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1 as part of the Integrated Organizational Plan of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

On 23 May 2005, Executive Order 429 ordered Palawan and Puerto Princesa City transferred from Region IV-B to Region VI. But on 19 August 2005, Administrative Order 129 ordered the transfer held in abeyance, Palawan is still part of Region IV-B.

Antique derived from the word “Hamtic” after “hantic-hantic” meaning large ants that are abundant in the place
Capiz derived its name from the Visayan word “Kapid” meaning twins, which were born in the area.
Guimaras derived from Himal-us but was changed to Guimaras after the folktale of the ill-fated lovers named Princess Guima and the slave Aras, who defied tradition for their romance.
Negros Occidental used to be called “Buglas” but the Spaniards changed it to Negros due to the predominant presence of Negritoes.
“Iloilo City” was derived from “irong-irong”, a reference to the native word “irong” which means “nose”.
Aklan derived its name from a river called Akean. When the Spaniards came, they asked the region’s name from a man fishing in the river, and the man thought they were asking him for the name of the river.
Historic land of the Binirayan Festival
Profiled like a seahorse
“Gemstone Country”
Only province with mostly Kinaray-a speakers.
Production of native textiles such as patadyong (a tube cotton fabric of plaid design) and piña that are highly-valued because of its fineness of weaving.
“Queen City of the South” for being the Philippine’s second city, after Manila.
“Province of Festivals“
The famous Dinagyang Festival is held every 4th week of January
Leading rice producer in the country
Gateway to the region VI
Ilonggosare known for their charm and sweetness that comes from the musical tonation of their dialect, Hiligaynon.
Province Capital Land Area Sq. Km. Population
Antique San Jose de Buenavista 2,729.2 546,031
Capiz Roxas City 2,549.6 719,685
Guimaras Jordan 604.6 162,943
Iloilo Iloilo City 5,079.2 2,230,195
Negros Occidental Bacolod 7,965.2 2,907,852
Aklan Kalibo 1,821.4 535,725

16 Cities
Bacolod City ,Himalayan City,Iloilo City ,Kabankalan City,Bago City, La Carlota City Roxas City, Sagay CityCadiz City, Passi City, San Carlos City ,Silay City,Escalante City Sipalay City Talisay City Victorias City


Major Industries

Crops- Palay, corn, banana,coconut,sugar
Food Processing
Aqua Culture
Climate: Dry and rainy
Dry season: Nov. to April
Rainy season: May to October
Hot months: March, April, May & June
Cold months: Jan., Feb., & December.
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