|Municipality of Dinalupihan|
Map of Bataan with Dinalupihan highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Barangays||47 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Gila Garcia|
|• Vice Mayor||Renato Matawaran|
|• Electorate||62,848 voters (2016)|
|• Total||92.52 km2 (35.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)47|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||242.2 million (2016)|
Dinalupihan, officially the Municipality of Dinalupihan, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Dinalupihan; Kapampangan: Balen ning Dinalupihan), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 106,371 people.
"Dinalupijan" came from the festival rights of "Aeta" pygmies. To commemorate their idol "Indianalo", the goddess of hunting and bountiful harvest."Indianalo" was paired with the Sanskrit word "jann", meaning paradise. "Indianalopijann" was the name given to the land that the "Aetas" received from their goddess which translates to Indianalo's paradise. As time progresses, the name "Indianalopijann" turned into "Dinalupihan".
The name "Dinalupihan" also means "empty lands", coming from the Spanish terms din, a, and lupia. It referred to the fact that it failed to produce little revenue while it was an estate of the Archdiocese of Manila during the second half of the 18th century.
Dinalupihan borders Hermosa to the south and southeast, the province of Zambales to the northwest and the province of Pampanga to the north and northeast. Floridablanca, Pampanga, is located directly to the north, and San Fernando, Pampanga, its regional center is located to the north-northeast.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 92.52 square kilometres (35.72 sq mi)  constituting 6.74% of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan.
|030804010||Del Pilar (Poblacion)||0.3%||291||271||1.36%|
|030804011||Gen. Luna (Poblacion)||0.6%||608||585||0.74%|
|030804050||Jose C. Payumo, Jr.||3.2%||3,360||3,114||1.46%|
|030804018||Mabini Ext. (Poblacion)||0.7%||703||734||−0.82%|
|030804017||Mabini Proper (Poblacion)||0.3%||324||339||−0.86%|
|030804021||New San Jose||5.7%||6,012||6,030||−0.06%|
|030804022||Old San Jose||2.3%||2,421||2,002||3.68%|
|030804023||Padre Dandan (Poblacion)||0.1%||159||155||0.49%|
|030804034||San Isidro (Poblacion)||0.9%||983||1,047||−1.19%|
|030804035||San Pablo (Bulate)||5.6%||5,942||3,736||9.24%|
|030804040||Santa Isabel (Tabacan)||2.3%||2,412||2,190||1.86%|
|030804041||Torres Bugauen (Poblacion)||0.9%||915||862||1.14%|
|Population census of Dinalupihan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Dinalupihan had a population of 106,371. The population density was 1,100 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,800/sq mi).
Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines", the political seat of the municipal government is located at the Municipal Town Hall. In the History of the Philippines (1521–1898), the Gobernadorcillo was the Chief Executive who held office in the Presidencia. During the American rule (1898–1946) (History of the Philippines (1898-1946)), the elected Mayor and local officials, including the appointed ones hold office at the Municipal Town Hall. The legislative and executive departments perform their functions in the Sangguniang Bayan (Session Hall) and Municipal Trial Court, respectively, and are located in the Town Hall.
Sangguniang Bayan Members are: Ricardo De Ausen, Martin Tongol Jr., Danny Dela Cruz, Rolly Buniag, Amy Sandoval, Zaldy Torno, Maning Inza Cruz, Arnold Soriano, ABC Armando Buniag and SK Ernest Estanislao.
Dinalupihan's interesting points, landmarks and festivals, are:
- Battle of Bataan, Layac Junction marker
- World War II First Line of Defense Memorial (Battle of Bataan - Battle of Layac Junction, January 6, 1942)
- 38th Infantry Division (United States) marker, Layac Junction
- Roosevelt Protected Landscape, also known as Roosevelt Park, is the location shooting of Enchanted Garden
- Town Hall
- Bataan Peninsula State University, Dinalupihan campus
- Bataan Peninsula Medical Center
- 1960 Saint John Academy
- Glorrieta, open auditorium, grandstand, park and plaza
- Dinalupihan Civic Center
- Memorial, Monument of Dinalupihan heroes (Marcela Rodriguez)
- Heaven's Garden Memorial Park
- Dinalupihan Memorial Park
- Mount Malasimbo
- Tubig Festival (June 24)
- La Vercons Bakeshop
- WorkOut WorX Fitness Center
- Sweet Momc's Cake
- Boom's Cold Brew Coffee
- Net Embassy
Saint John the Baptist Parish Church
Saint John the Baptist Parish Church (in Poblacion) belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga (Dioecesis Balangensis) Suffragan of San Fernando, Pampanga Created: March 17, 1975. Canonically Erected: November 7, 1975. Comprises the whole civil province of Bataan. Titular: St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, April 28. Bishop Most Reverend Ruperto Cruz Santos, DD).
- Gary David — PBA multi-awarded player
- Chito Jaime — PBA player
- Jackie Rice — Filipina actress who won the title of Ultimate Female Survivor on the third season of Startstruck.
- Felicito Payumo — Chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority from 1998-2004.
- Anthony Morales — Executive Assistant of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority from 2015-Present.
- Tommy Peñaflor — Actor, Model, Dancer finalist of Eat Bulaga's That's My Bae.
World War II First Line of Defense Memorial (Battle of Bataan - Battle of Layac Junction, January 6, 1942)
Roosevelt Park is the location shooting of Enchanted Garden
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