Quick Facts

GEOGRAPHY

Guimaras is composed of five (5) municipalities and ninety eight (98) barangays with Jordan as the capital town. Hiligaynon is the native dialect.

Anchored on agriculture for its economy, Guimarasnon derived their livelihood from the bounties of the land and its surrounding seas. Farm or agri-tourism destination is being set by the Guimaras for its definitive tourism image in Western Visayas by diversifying its agriculture and introducing tourim related activities supplementing or enhancing agricultural areas.

LOCATION

Southeast of Panay and Northwest of Negros Islands in Western Visayas, Philippines. The island is separated from Panay by the 1.5 nautical miles long Iloilo Strait and acts as a natural breakwater for Iloilo. The 6 nautical mile Guimaras Strait likewise separates the province from Negros.

TOPOGRAPHY

Generally gently slopping to rolling with land elevation ranging from 0-300 m above sea level

LAND AREA

60,457 hectares (604.57 sq.km)

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

The Province of Guimaras is divided into these municipalities

Municipality Population Land area No.of Barangay Voting Population
Buenavista 43,817 128 Sq. Km

36

21,998

Nueva Valencia 35,026 137 Sq. Km

22

16,838

Jordan 32,524 126 Sq. Km

14

14,611

San Lorenzo 22,319 93 Sq. Km

12

11,092

Sibunag 17,552 120 Sq. Km

14

8,446

TOTAL 151,238 604.57 Sq. Km

98

72,985

POPULATION PROFILE

Municipality

Population (NSO, 2007)

Land Area (sq. km)

No. of Barangay

Buenavista

43,817

128

36

Nueva Valencia

35,026

137

22

Jordan

32,524

126

14

San Lorenzo

22,319

93

12

Sibunag

17,552

120

14

TOTAL

151,238

604.57

98

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

  • Urban – 18,100
  • Rural – 123,350
  • Ave. Annual Growth Rate (NSO, 1990 & 1995) 2.43 %
  • Population Density – 234/sq. km

GUIMARAS IN FIGURES

Business-related Indicators/Reference Period

Guimaras

Buenavista

Jordan

Nueva Valencia

San Lorenzo

Sibunag

Land Area (sq km)

604.57

128.26

126.11

137.12

93.04

120.04

Percentage to Province’s Land Area  (%)

21.22

20.86

22.68

15.39

19.86

Number of Barangays

98

36

14

22

12

14

HUMAN RESOURCES

Total Population (as of August, 2007 Census)

151,238

43,817

32,524

35,026

22,319

17,552

Percentage to Province’s Population (%), 2007

28.97

21.51

23.16

14.76

11.61

Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 2000-2007

0.93

0.68

1.71

0.30

1.40

0.80

Population Density (person/sq km), 2007

250

342

258

255

240

146

Household Population (May 1, 2000 Census)

141,218

41,662

28,607

34,234

20,156

16,559

Number of Households ( May 1, 2000 Census)

27,465

8,373

5,397

6,728

3,809

3,158

Projected Population, 2009**

154,064

44,412

33,643

35,233

22,945

17,831

Labor Force Participation Rate

69.90

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Employment Rate (%), 2003

90.80

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—-

—-

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Unemployment Rate (%), 2003

9.20

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—-

—-

—-

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Visible Underemployment Rate (%), April 2003

21.90

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ENERGY

Number of Households Energized, 2008

19,708

6,923

4,496

4,018

2,316

1,955

Number of Barangays Energized, 2008

95

36

14

20

12

13

TOURISM

Historical Attractions

6

5

0

1

0

0

Resorts

25

9

3

7

1

5

Natural and other Attractions

14

4

4

6

0

0

Religious Attractions

5

1

3

0

1

0

Agri-Tourism Attractions

8

1

1

2

2

2

Numbers of Caves

10

2

7

1

0

0

Visitors Arrivals, 2009

212,938

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Domestic

205,568

—-

Foreign

7,370

—-

Tourist Receipts (PhP in millions), 2009

188

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BUSINESS SUPPORT FACILITIES

Number of Banking Institutions

6

1

3

1

1

Telephone Loads, 2007

752

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—-

Telephone Density, 2007

0.5

Total Number of Motor Vehicle Registered, 2007

2,585

Total Number of Motor Vehicles for hire, 2007

523

INVESTMENTS

Total Number of Firms Registered, 2008

238

Investment Generated (PhP in millions), 2008

70,774

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EDUCATION

Net Enrolment Ratio (Public) %, 2008-2009

Elementary

70,01

Secondary

46,12

Number of Enrollees (Public Elementary), SY 2008-09

21,659

5,606

4,991

5,399

3,243

2,420

Number of Enrollees (Public Secondary), SY 2008-09

11,909

3,722

2,658

3,115

1,335

1,209

Number of Public Elementary Schools, SY 2008

97

28

16

25

15

13

Number of Public Secondary Schools, SY 2008

17

5

2

5

3

2

HEALTH

Infant Mortality Rate (per 1000 liverbirths), 2008

5.36

Maternal Mortality Rate (per 1000 liverbirths), 2008

0

Crude Birth Rate (per 1000 liverbirths), 2008

20.63

Crude Death rate (per 1000 liverbirths), 2008

3.59

No. of Health Centers

5

1

1

1

1

1

No. of Hospitals

3

1 extension

1

1

-

-

Hospital-Bed Capacity (Actual)

100

10

75

15

-

-

AGRICULTURE

Inventory of Hog (no. of head), 2008

95,350

Inventory of Cattle (no. of head), 2008

15,831

Inventory of Chicken (no. of head), 2008

689,761

Fish production (in metric ton), 2008

7,860.79

Palay Production (in metric ton), 2008

50,979

Mango Production (in metric ton), 2008

7,536.74

Cashew Production (in metric ton), 2008

555

Corn Production (in metric ton), 2008

1,106

Calamansi Production (in metric ton), 2008

4,077.65

Coconut production (in metric ton), 2008

21,787.25

PEACE AND ORDER

Total  Crime Volume, 2008

194

Crime Solution Efficiency Rate, 2008

97.42

Fire Incidence, 2008

18

6

7

1

4

Fire Damages to Property (PhP), 2008

1,257,100

85,000

875,100

2,000

295,000

OTHER RELEVANT INDICATORS

Number of Households with Access to Safe water, 2008

30,507

9,950

6,480

7,204

3,627

3,246

Number of Households with Sanitary Toilets, 2008

28,722

9,765

6,156

6,003

3,296

3,502

LGU Income Classification

4th

3rd

3rd

4th

4th

4th

LGU Total Income (PhP in millions), 2008

250.965

80.305

55.662

52.705

33.492

34.634

Total Number of Registered Voters

90,425

26,896

17,441

21,615

13,225

11,218

Total Number who actually voted

69,499

21,552

3,145

16,284

10,141

8,407

MAJOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Palay, coconut, mango, cashew. vegetable, citrus, camote, com, cassava, legumes, livestock, poultry and fihery products.

MAJOR INDUSTRY

Mining and quarrying, lime production, fruit processing, handicraft making and tourism

ACCESSIBILITY

ILOILO City is the gateway to Guimaras. Guimaras can be reached by air and boat from Manila and other origin, via Iloilo City and by Pumpboat in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. The island province is 20-30 minutes by motorboat or ferry from Parola, Ortiz Wharf, Muelle Loney or lapuz in Iloilo City.

MAJOR POINTS OF ENTRY

  • Jordan Wharf (Rizal)
  • Jordan Port (Hoskyn)
  • Mc Arthurs Wharf (Sto. Rosario, Bueavista)
  • Suclaran Wharf
  • M. Chavez Wharf

TRANSPORT WITHIN THE PROVINCE

All the five(5) municipalities and most baranagys within the province are accessible by land transport. However, three island barangays can only be reached via pumpboats.

  • No. of PUJs – 960
  • No. of Tricycles/ Motorcycles – 4,496
  • No. of Trucks – 314
  • No. of Private vehicle – 5,757
  • No. of Cars – 157(Source: LTO, as of 2003)

COMMUNICATION

Globelines, TELOF, and PLDT Phones are available in some barangays of Buenavista and Jordan, Nueva Valencia. Several Government Offices have Landline Phones and some with fax machines.

  • Cellular Phones Available
  • 5 Post Offices
  • 2 Telecom Sub- Ofifces
  • Several private communication systems such as GLOBE, SMART and SUN Cellular (Selected Areas only)

INCOME CLASSIFICATION

( BLGF, July 1, 1996) : 4th Class

  • Dry Season – November to April
  • Wet Season – May to October
  • Ave. No. of Rainy Days/ Month – 16
  • Ave. Monthly Rainfall – 2,310.95mm
  • Ave. Monthly Temperature – 27.3C
  • Ave. Max Monthly Temperature – 29.9C
  • Ave. Monthly Relative Humidity – 8.14%

LAND USE CLASSIFICATION
(DENR 6, 1996)

  • Certified Alienable and Disposal – 56,768 has.
  • Agricultural – 56,127 has.
  • Fishpond – 641 has.
  • Classified public Timberland
    • Upland – 3,024 has.
    • Mangrove – 625 has.
  • Unclassified Public Timberland – 40 has.
    • Forest Cover – 1%
    • Vegetation Compositon -
    • Mangrrove, Open & Cultivated land & Cropland

PROVINCIAL INCOME

(PTO, 2000) – Php 186, 483, 017.87

ROAD NETWORK

  • (DPWH and PEO 2003) – 547.48 KM.
  • Paved ( 21.16%) – 115.831 km.
  • Unpaved (78.84%) – 431.649 km.

BANKING SERVICES

  • Land Bank of the Philippines
  • Rural Bank of San Enrique