BRIEF PROFILE

Municipality of Panay
Province of Capiz

Panay is one of the municipalities in the Province of Capiz composed of 42 barangays with a combined population of 46,114 based on 2015 Census of Population and Housing. Its economy is largely dependent on agriculture and fishery.

It is the second Spanish Settlement in the Country after Cebu and because of its colorful history, the municipality was declared by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan as the Heritage Capital of Capiz. The Sta. Monica Church that houses the biggest Catholic bell in Asia is now considered as National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum.

Agriculture is considered as the major backbone of the municipality’s economy. Per its land use, it claims 25.99 percent or 3,332.34 hectares of the total municipal land area. Rice farming is the major livelihood source of the community. According to the Municipal Agriculture Office, 1,583 farmers are cultivating 2,056.80 hectares of irrigated lands while 853 till 942.95 hectares of rain fed areas. The average annual rice production makes Panay as the rice granary of Capiz.

The fishery sector is another major backbone of the local economy. Fishery activities in Panay include inland fishery and near shore or riverine fishery. The total land area devoted to aquaculture is estimated at 6,508 hectares which is the biggest concentration of productive fishpond in the Province of Capiz. Panay is endowed with 17.8 km coastline and 1,780 square kilometers municipal waters and other bodies of water, to include rivers, creeks, and estuaries. The Pawa_buntod Beach is an ideal place for outing, boating and family excursions.

Governance in the Municipality of Panay excelled in the Regional Search for Excellence in Local Governance. In the past 4 years, Panay emerged as 2nd Best in the Region annually competing against capital towns in Region VI. It always emerged as the Regional Champion in Environmental Governance. The current development thrust of Mayor Felipe B. Barredo in anchored in the ABANTE PANAY Development Framework with five (5) major components;

Governance in the Municipality of Panay excelled in the Regional Search for Excellence in Local Governance. In the past 4 years, Panay emerged as 2nd Best in the Region annually competing against capital towns in Region VI. It always emerged as the Regional Champion in Environmental Governance. The current development thrust of Mayor Felipe B. Barredo in anchored in the ABANTE PANAY Development Framework with five (5) major components;





In the hope to bankroll the implementation of its various initiatives, the municipality is keen on mobilizing financial resources and utilizing alternative means of financing including loans and public-private sector partnership.

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