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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Hometown: Alimodian, Town of Concerned and Cooperative People

Location of Alimodian in the map of Iloilo province
View of Alimodian Parish Church from the plaza

Created in 1754, the Municipality of Alimodian sprawls amidst the verdant hills of southwest central Iloilo that prides its productive, peace-loving, concerned, and cooperative people. It is about 25 kilometers from Iloilo City and is bounded by the Municipality of Maasin and Cabatuan to the north, San Miguel in the east, Leon in the south and San Remegio, in the province of Antique.

Occupying an irregular area of 15,100 hectares or 7,258 sq. kilometers, it lies on the southeastern plains of Panay. For those who can visualize the language of geography, it is situated at 122o to 122o28' North Latitude and 10o46' to 40o'56' East Latitude.

The town belongs to the 4th Class Municipality, composed of 51 barangays which are divided into eight (8) administrative districts. It has a total land area of 14,482 hectares, a population of 37,285 based on the 2007 Household Profiling done by the LGU, and an annual income for 2007 of P45,918,572.17.

A. Agricultural Based Resources

Crop Area Planted
1. Rice Irrigated – 300 hectares
2. Rice Rain fed - 1400 hectares
3. Corn – 700 hectares
4. Vegetables/Fruits -150 hectares
5. Fruit Trees – 30 hectares
6. Root Crops – 35 hectares
7. Mango – 45 hectares
8. Legumes – 250 hectares
9. Bamboo – 80 hectares
10. High Value Crops – 75 hectares
11. Coconut – 120 hectares

B. Financial Institutions
1. Kooperatiba sang Alimodian
2. Rural Bank of Alimodian, Inc.

C. Socio-Economic Support Services
1. 95 kilometers of National, Municipal and Barangay Roads
2. Domestic Water supplied by ILECO I in the Poblacion and adjacent barangays by the Alimodian Water District
3. Electric Power supplied in the Poblacion and fifty (50) 100% barangays energized.
4. Communication Facilities operated by the Philippine National Police, PLDT, and cellular phone lines, and Icom Handheld Transceiver
5. Educational Facilities
a. Alimodian National Comprehensive High School
b. Gines National High School
c. Adriano Cabardo National High School
d. ANCHS-Bancal Extension
e. Eight (8) and Twenty (20) Elementary Schools with Eight (8) Kinder classes
f. Eight (8) Preparatory and Kinder Schools (3 Private)
g. 47 Day Care Centers
6. Health and Social Services Facilities
a. ALEOSAN District Hospital
b. I Municipal Health Center
c. 8 Health Stations
d. 47 Day Care Centers
e. Community Based Rehabilitation Services for Disable Person (CBRS)

D. Cooperatives in the Municipality of Alimodian
1. Kooperatiba Sang Alimodian
2. Alimodian Veterans Multi-Purpose Cooperative
3. Baguingin-Lanot Multi-Purpose Cooperative
4. Buhay Multi-Purpose Cooperative
5. Binalud Multi-Purpose Cooperative
6. Ban-ag Multi-Purpose Cooperative
7. Bancal Multi-Purpose Cooperative
8. Bagsakan Multi-Purpose Cooperative
9. Bagumbayan – Ilajas Multi-Purpose Cooperative
10. Bulod Multi-Purpose Cooperative
11. Coline-Dalag Multi-Purpose Cooperative
12. Coline Kaisahan Multi-Purpose Cooperative
13. Kooperatiba Kang Pianda-an
14. Sinamay Multi-Purpose Cooperative
15. Manguining Multi-Purpose Cooperative
16. Manduyog Multi-Purpose Cooperative
17. Mambawi Multi-Purpose Cooperative
18. Ubodan Multi-Purpose Cooperative
19. Ulay Hinablan Multi-Purpose Cooperative
20. ANCHS Teachers & Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative
21. Pilucca Multi-Purpose Cooperative
22. Dao-Sikat Multi-Purpose Cooperative
23. ALGEMCO (Alimodian Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative)
24. Sulong Multi-Purpose Cooperative
25. Alimodian Bamboo Craft Multi-Purpose Cooperative
26. St. Thomas Van Owners and Drivers Multi-Purpose Cooperative
27. Rosario Hills Home Owners Multi-Purpose Cooperative
28. Alimodian Dairy Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative

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