Posted by: Jing Lasaleta | November 11, 2008

Municipal Profile

I. General Features

Pavia is one of the smallest among the 42 municipalities of Iloilo with an area of 2,703 hectares composed of 18 barangays. It is classified as a third class municipality with an income of P61.822 Million in the Year 2007.

The municipality occupies the central portion of Iloilo. Its borders are defined by the municipalities of Oton, San Miguel, Sta. Barbara, Leganes and Iloilo City. Pavia is within the Second Congressional District of Iloilo. Pavia is also part of Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council.

It is 9.6 kilometers north of Iloilo City accessible thru the Iloilo-Capiz central road. Pavia is ___ kilometers south of the new Iloilo Airport of International standard.

The topography of the town is totally flat plains with no coastal area. It is traversed by Aganan and Tigum rivers slicing the municipality into three {3} parts. The two rivers merge forming the Salog River which passes Iloilo City.

II. Demography

The municipality for the year 2008 has a total projected population of 44,320 based on the year 2000 NSO Census of Population.

III. Economic Resources

Rice is still the main agricultural crop of the municipality with 2,629.19 hectares in two (2) croppings planted in 2007 with a production of 10397.18 metric tons.

Other major crops for the year 2007 are :



Fruit vegetables

Leafy vegetables


Livestock and poultry population for the same year are :





Poultry (including fowls)

Pavia is the Regional Agro-Industrial Center of Western Visayas as one of the components of the Panay- Guimaras – Negros – Agro-Industrial Area Development Project {PAGNAI-ADP}.

As of 2008, there are already forty (40) manufacturing establishments operating in the area, producing various products such as beverages, poultry feeds, milled rice, farm implements, noodles, industrial and medical gases, foam and baked foods.

Other establishments include the following:

Bank and Lending Companies – 7

Restaurants/Eateries – 29

Sari-Sari Stores – 215

Bakeshops – 3

Barbers and Beauty Shops – 4

Funeral Parlor – 1

Drugstores – 5

Cable Services – 2

Internet Services – 1

Couriers/Forwarders – 3

Rice Mill – 10

One of the main attractions of the municipality is its century old red-brick church of Byzantine style built by the Spanish Agustinian Fathers. Another is the famous Carabao-Carroza Festival held annually every May 3.

IV. Social Services

The municipality has various educational and health facilities as follows:

A. Educational Institution

1. University (extension campus ) – 1

2. High School – 1

3. Elementary – 11

4. Kinder & Nursery – 17

B. Health and Day Care FacilitIes

1. Health Center – 1

2. Health Stations – 14

3. Day Care Centers – 19

4. Medical & Dental Clinics – 3

5. Medical Laboratories – 2

V. Infrastructures and Utilities

A. Roads and Bridges

The municipality has a total road network of 33.188 kilometers and component bridges of 394 lineal meters broken-down as follows:

Classification     Roads        Bridges

National                  8.175 km.     220 m.

Provincial             16.197 km.        44 m.

Municipal               4.245 km.         –

Barangay              12.450 km.      135 m.

B. Communication and Utilities

Power is supplied by Iloilo Electric Cooperative I while telephone services are extended by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, ISLACOM and Bayan Tel and all mobile phone service providers.

Irrigation water is supplied by Aganan River Irrigation System and Sta. Barbara Irrigation System.

Potable water is supplied by Metro Iloilo Water District covering fourteen {14} barangays. Two (2) barangays operate its own Barangay Waterworks System. Other sources of potable water are deep wells and shallow wells.

Postal services is handled by the Philippine Postal Corporation. No telegram services is available in the municipality. Fax message services as well as internet access are available thru various service providers.


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