Iloilo Provincial Government website

Calinog

Municipal Seal of Calinog
Mayor: 
Alex A. Centena
Vice Mayor: 
Rene A. Hurtada
District: 
3
Zipcode: 
5040
Telephone: 
+63 33 347 1866
+63 33 330 0547
Email Address: 
lgucalinog@yahoo.com
Description: 

Calinog, which according to legend Datu Marikudo chose to settle, is strategically located in the central part of the Island of Panay. Calinog was already a developing community when the Spaniards came between the 16th and the 17th Century. In the early 18th Century, Calinog was established as a permanent settlement following the system of town planning as prescribed by the Law of the Indies: a town plaza surrounded by the church, Municipal Tribunal, school and public market. This remains as the main town-planning feature of the poblacion until the present. The Spanish Colonial Government then declared Calinog as “Pueblo” or town in 1763.