New Bataan is a first class municipality at the Compostela Valley province of the Philippines. The municipality was founded on June 18, 1968 through Republic Act No. 4756. It has a total land area of 688.6 km2 (55,315 has.) and situated north and west of Davao Oriental province; south of Municipality of Compostela[disambiguation needed] and west of Municipality of Maragusan.
New Bataan is surrounded with mountain ranges that keeps the place away from coming typhoons. The municipality is composed of more than 50% of forest that has been the sources of living for some people live in there. The barangays of New Bataan that most likely covered with forest are Andap, Tandawan, Camanlangan, Manurigao etc. Manurigao is the most remote among the barangay because of the absence of a better road and transportation.
The municipality is also watered by various rivers. One of its is the Mayo river that flows from the mountain of Andap that goes and combines with the Agusan River. The Batoto river is also one of the biggest, it flows from the eastern part of the area.
OFFICIAL NAME : Municipality of New Bataan
DATE CREATED : June 18, 1968
ENABLING LAW : Republic Act 4756
INCOME CLASS : 1st Class Municipality (as of 2005)
ANNUAL LOCAL INCOME : P5,761,257.97(2005)
INTERNAL REVENUE ALLOTMENT: P52,636,316(2005)
DIS. FROM THE MUN. OF COMPOSTELA: 16 km.
DIS. FROM CAPITAL TOWN (NABUNTURAN): 40 km.
DIS. FROM TAGUM CITY: 75 km.
TOTAL LAND AREA : 55,315 has.
TOTAL NO. OF BARANGAYS : 16
TOTAL NO. OF PUROKS : 204
TOTAL NO. OF HOUSEHOLD : 9,050
TOTAL NO. OF POPULATION : 43,940
TOTAL NO. OF MALE POPULATION: 22,579
TOTAL NO. OF FEMALE POPULATION: 21,361
ARAW CELEBRATION: Every 18 June
FOUNDER’S DAY/FESTIVAL: Every 10 August
FESTIVAL NAME : Sal’lupongan
TOWN FIESTA CELEBRATION: Every 13 June
PATRON SAINT : San Antonio de Padua
OFFICIAL PARISH NAME : San Antonio de Padua Parish
New Bataan is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.
Local Government Unit LGU of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, Philippines
Elected officials of New Bataan for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor: Lorenzo Lucero Balbin Jr.
- Vice-Mayor: Margarito Trasporto Rafols
- Rogelio Tolentino Corpuz
- Agapito Rada Dohinog
- Clarita Lucas Picardal
- Jesus Tanusay Gabunan
- Larie Basilisco Pagalan
- Justino Dales Vargas
- Armando Cabayao Calicdan
- Johnny Palwa Brua Jr.