Maayon was created a municipality thru Republic Act 1203 signed into law by the late President Ramon Magsaysay, Sr. on March 30, 1955. It was formerly an “arrabal” of the municipality of Pontevedra until that eventful day when it was created into a new and separate municipality known as the Municipality of Maayon.It is composed of thirty-two (32) barangays with a land area of 18,002 hectares. Its total population based on the census survey in the year 2,000 is 32, 700 with an annual growth rate put at 1.11%. Maayon is situated in the south-eastern portion of Capiz and is 31.6 kilometres far from Roxas City, the seat of the provincial government.
Some portion of the town is considered flat and hilly and its eastern section is mountainous. Due to the existence of the Maayon River which flows from the boundary of Iloilo in the east towards the Panay River in the west, Maayon has an abundant quarry of gravel and sand.
It is believed that the mountains of Maayon have rich deposits of valuable minerals like copper, gold rock, manganese, and limestone. Its plains are fertile lands, making the town basically rice producing, and farming as the main livelihood of the inhabitants. Every harvest, Maayon produces a great surplus of palay marketed to the neighboring towns and even to nearby towns of Iloilo.
To face the challenge and greater demands for development, the incumbent local administration strives to seek its relevance to the dynamic and progressive looking provincial leadership and to keep in stride with the development pace of the rest of Capiz town, forged a VISION – a collective vision which shall be the light of its development goals:
” We envision Maayon as a peaceful, progressively developing community with an agriculture-based economy inhabited by God-loving, healthy and educated Maayonanons adequately served of basic services with sufficient food supply.”
To come to this vision, we commit to a Sustainable and Environment-Friendly Agriculture Productivity Program, a Comprehensive Social Services Program, a Community-Based Environmental Management Program, a Demand-Driven Infrastructure Development Program, a Vision-Mission-Oriented Local Government Organizational Program, a Development-Oriented Revenue-Generation Enhancement Program and People-Empowering and Participative Local Governance.
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