Iloilo Provincial Government website

Banate

Municipal Seal of Banate
Mayor: 
Carlos O. Cabangal
Vice Mayor: 
Joje Undar
District: 
3
Zipcode: 
5010
Telephone: 
+63 33 362 0002
Website: 

banate.gov.ph

Email Address: 
lgubanate@yahoo.com
Description: 

Banate is a beautiful coastal town in the northern part of the province of Iloilo with an obscure historical background, Having no records of history prior to 1865 when Andres Maningo became its first teniente del barrio (barrio captain), Banate was only a barrio of Barotac Nuevo, and was believed to have been founded by fishermen in the early days of the Spanish regime. Ricardo Ykalina who kept the town’s historical data during his incumbency as municipal treasurer, stated that Banate was not even considered a barrio at that early date.Historians referred to the place as “Visita” because it was visited every now and then by prominent Barotac Nuevo residents for its beautiful, sandy and wide-stretched beaches.