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MUNICIPALITY OF JORDAN (GUIMARAS)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   bounded Buenavista to the north and San Lorenzo to the east and Sibunag to the south.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Feeder Airport (Mclain, Buenavista) – private planes only, no regular trip
    Nearest seaport:  
Jordan Wharf (Brgy. Rizal), Jordan Port San Jose / Ro-Ro Wharf (Brgy. Hoskyn), MacArthur’s Wharf (Sto. Rosario, Buenavista)
    Major road networks: 

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Two pronounced weather: May to October- Wet Season, November to April- Dry Season

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Shirven Hotel, Pine Haven Hotel, Zemkamks CHalet, Baras Beach Resort, Cabaling Beach Resort

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
  
Ave Maria Islet, MArine Reserved Area, Sea Turtle Temporary Feeding and Caring Station, Tatlong Pulo Beach, Macopo Falls, Sad-sad Falls, caves

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
January - Bulantihan Festival, Layagan Festival, April 16-20 - Manggahan sa Guimaras Festival, May 22- Guimaras Foundation Day, Ang Pagtaltal sa Balaan-Bukid (1975)- every Good Firday

ETHNIC GROUPS:   Aetas

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  
Hiligaynon, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Landline:
Globelines, TELOF, PLDT
    Internet:
Smart, Globe, DSL
    Celullar:
Smart, Globe, Sun
    Others:
Post-office
    Radio:
Community based radio station-Community Public Address System (ComPAS), 103.3.FM,


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Jordan Food Terminal Market
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Land Bank of the Philippines, Rural bank of Jordan (Iloilo) Inc.

UNIVERSITIES:

HOSPITALS:

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:   3
    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
DTI

LINKS:  
http://www.guimaras.gov.ph/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan,_Guimaras

 

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