Friday, March 25, 2016

Pulupandan



Pulupandan is a 3rd class municipality of Negros Occ, with a population of 27,735 people according to the 2015 census.  With an area of 23 sqm, it is the smallest town in terms of area in Negros Occ.


The municipal hall of Pulupandan.  On the foreground is the fountain where we can see the statur of Mameng Imutan, who modeled the common Pulupandanon woman depicting Pulupandan as a fishing town.  She was the wife of then Vice Mayor Imutan who made Pulupandan his place of residency after serving years as manager of Compania Maritima.  Mameng is Lea Salonga's grandmother.

The thick walls used to fence one of the biggest ancestral houses in Pulupandan.
Sports events are held along the shoreline shown here.  That boat on the left ferries passengers to Guimaras Island regularly.  Pulupandan is the nearest point in Negros Island to Guimaras Island.

There are sightings of Irrawaddy dolphins in the area.
                                           


Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

       

Pulupandan has also its own war memorial when the American soldiers landed in 1945.

Now, it is a popular place among birdwatchers.


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