The Municipality of Culasi is located at the northern portion of the seahorse-shaped province of Antique, bounded on the north by Municipality of Sebaste, on the south by Municipality of Tibiao, on the west by Cuyo East Pass at China Sea, and on the east by Madalag, Aklan just behind Mt. Madja-as. It has 90 kilometers from San Jose de Buenavista, the capital town of Anique down south and 88 kilometers from Kalibo, the capital town of Aklan at north. It could be reached from all parts of Panay Island by land transportation, and it has direct access to Manila by sea travel.

The eastern height ranges from 200 to 2,177 meters high summit of Madja-as. It has a narrow costal plain terrain and an unbroken mountain range from Barangay Batonan Sur in the south, to Barangay Salde in the north. From the summit of Mt.Madja-as, the land gradually flattens out ending in a narrow strip along the coast. It has slope of C-8.

  • Composed of 44 Barangays
    a. 11 upland barangays
    b. 14 lowland barangays
    c. 3 island barangays
  • Total land area of 22,856 hectares
    a. Agricultural land- 2,436.476 hetares
    b. Forest Land- 14,292.03776 hectares
    c. Industrial Land 1.474 hectares
    d. Tourism Area- 507.42 hectares
    e. Grassland/Pasture Land- 4,922.5321 hectares
    f. Miscellaneous-696.06014 hectares

CLIMATE
Culasi has two distinct seasons, rainy and dry seasons. The rainy seasons occurs in the month of May to November and dry season for the rest of the year. Relatively cool temperatures characterize mountainous area like Flores and Osorio located at the Southern portion of the municipality.
The high precipitations may be caused by high mountain ranges topography of the areas.

MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES
The rolling hills of the Mt. Madja-as are in manganese, copper and coal found in the area called Tambaban, just above Magsaysay and Simbola. Other non-metallic material deposits of white clay, fine pebbles in Malalison and Batbatan Island. Limestone can also be found in Sitio Camancijan. Oil deposits are also found in Maniguin Island during PNOC’s exploration of the island in 1994-1998.

DEMOGRAPHY and GENERAL INFORMATION
     • 3rd class municipality
     • 2015 Total Population (PSA) -41,228
     • 2015 Total Population (Barangay Profile submitted MPDO) -43,849
     • Population Growth Rate -1.073%
     • No. of Households- 10,326
     • Population Density (person per sq.km.) – 32,529
     • Urban Population 5,851
     • Rural Population 37,998
     • Population in 44 Coastal Barangays – 21,580
     • Population in 3 Island Barangays- 4,436
     • Population in 11 Upland Barangays- 5,517
     • Population in 14 Lowland Barangays- 12,316
     • Estimated No. of households in coastal Barangays-5,283
     • Estimated No. of households in island Barangays-1,089
     • Estimated No. of households in upland Barangays-1,108
     • Estimated No. of households in lowland Barangays-2,846

NATURAL & PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
     • Barangays with very high landslide susceptibility-1
     • Barangays with moderate landslide susceptibility-
     • Barangays with low landslide susceptibility-2
     • Barangays with moderate to highly susceptibility to flooding-14
     • Barangays with low to moderate susceptibility to flooding-11
     • 4 Major River Systems
          Bobog River Panganta River
          Bacong River Carit-an River

HOUSING

  • 2015 Total Housing Units (Barangay Profile)- 9,87
  • Occupied Housing Units- 9,874
  • of Households with sanitary privy-135
  • of Households with water sealed- 8,656
  • of Households served with electricity- 13,475

HEALTH and SANITATION

  • RHU/birthing center- 1
  • Barangay Health Stations- 15
  • Barangay Health Center- 0
  • Barangay Health and NutritionPost- 10
  • Total Number of Health Facilities- 26
  • Rural Health Physician- 1
  • Rural Health Nurses- 3
  • Casual Nurses- 2
  • Rural Health Midwives- 6
  • Medical Technologist- 1
  • Casual Midwives- 7
  • Sanitary Inspectors- 2
  • Ambulance Drivers (Casual)- 3
  • Ambulance Boat Staff- 4
  • 2017 Crude Birth Rate- 10.50/1000 pop
  • 2017 Crude Death Rate- 5.59/1000 pop
  • 2017 Infant Mortality Rate- 10.66/1000 pop

LEADING CAUSES of MORTALITY in 2017

  • Pneumonia
  • CA(All Forms)
  • Fluids and Electrolytes Imbalance
  • MI
  • Decubitus Ulcer
  • CVD
  • CVA
  • DM
  • Gunshot Wound
  • Asphyxia

LEADING CAUSES of MORBIDITY in 2017

  • HPN
  • Pneumonia
  • ARI
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • URTI
  • Koch’s Pulmonary
  • UTI
    DM
  • Dermatitis
  • Gastritis
  • SVI
  • Hypersensitivity RXN

EDUCATION

  • Total Elementary Schools- 27

Monograde- 21

Multi-grade- 72

  • Primary Schools- 6
  • Total Ssecondary Schools- 6

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

  • Total number of Policemen- 29
  • Total number of Firefighter- 8
  • Total number of Auxiliary Police- 14
  • Patrol Car- 1
  • Fire truck with Equipment- 1

SOCIAL WELFARE

  • Total Number of Personnel- 124
  • Day Care Centers- 46
  • Senior Citizens Center- 2
  • VAWC Center- 1
  • ECD Resource Center- 2
  • ECD Resoiurce Center in Charge- 1
  • Social Workers- 2
  • Day Care Workers- 46
  • PWD personnel- 1
  • OSCA Head- 1
  • Pantawid Pamilya Staff- 1
  • KALAHI-CIDSS Staff- 1
  • Sustainable Livelihood Staff- 1

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION

The 2008 in religious affiliation reveals that majority of the Culasinos centered on three major religious groups; Roman Catholic leading with 16,595 populace, next is Aglipayan (IFI) with 15,072 members and UCCP with 6,715 members. The other religious groups were Iglesia ni Cristo, 7’th Day Adventist, Assembly of God, Jehova’s witnesses and Bible Baptist.

AGRICULTURE

Culasi is a third class municipalitywith it economy based on primarily on farming and fishing. 13% of agricultural land is devoted to crop production comprise distributed to various crops such as rice, banana, corn, coconut,legumes,vegetables and other roots crops. Rice farming is the most important economic activity in the municipality with a total of 2,329.75 hectares of which 1,936.75 is irrigated; 337.50 hectares is rain fed and 56 is upland. For irrigated areas, farmers usually practice direct seeding and have minimum of 2- cropping per year.

Rainfed and upland areas could manage 1 cropping per year that falls during the rainy months of May to November. All rice farmers practice mono cropping. Irrigated areas produces an average of rice production of 93 cavans per hectares while rain fed areas produce 78 cavans, and 72 cavans in upland areas.

Fishing is another livelihood where people depend on for their source of living. Sustenance fishermen depend on marine areas along Culasi coast and presence of 16 coastal and 3 island barangays that make Culasi self-sufficient in fish and other marine products. The island of Maniguin is ideal for seaweeds farming with an aggregated area of 50 hectares for expansion.

  • Palay crop produced per year- 19,576.50 metric tons
  • Other Crops Produced:

Corn- 462.063 M.T

Banana- 186.4467 M.T

Root Crops- 1,533.7575 M.T

Coconut- 2,728.9424 M.T

Legumes- 200 M.T

Vegetables- 690 M.T

  • Public Market
  • Livestock Production and Poultry Population

Meat- 6,065 kgs.

Swine- 327,233 kgs.

Cattle- 49,258 kgs.

Carabao- 75/pc

Goat- 211/pc

Chicken

Salde (Commercial)- 600.00

Municipal Wide – 23,675.0

Duck -5,194.0

Turkey- 522.0

  • Marine Production

Sea – 2,000 M.T

Fishponds- 1.876 M.T

Seaweed Farm-253M.T

Mangrove Plantation- 50 hectares

FISHING

Number of Fisher folks- 1,970

  • Fish farmers- 452
  • Fish processors-300
  • Fish Traders- 111

Marine Sanctuaries- 5

Key Fishery Development Areas- 100 hectares

  • INDUSTRY

Registered Travelling Rice Mill- 4

Pepsi Cola Bottlers- 1

Coca Cola Bottlers- 1

San Miguel Beer Corp. – 1

Registered Hallow Blocks Factory- 3

Welding Shop- 3

Junk Shop- 2

COMMERCE and TRADE

  • Known as the Center for Economic Activities in Northern Antique, various business establishments.
  • 723 business establishments with municipal permit accounted in year 2017 based on the records of the Municipal Treasurer’s Office
  • 6 gasoline stations situated at the different barangays namely Flying V at Barangay Naba, Sea Oil at Barangay Fe, Petron at Poblacion and Centro Norteand Shell Barangay Jalandoni serving the towns as well travelers passes the municipality.
  • Town’s public market

TOTAL NUMBER of COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS

  • Banking and Finance -35
  • Pharmacy/Drugstore- 10
  • Wholesale Trade- 48
  • Retail Trade -424
  • Service- 187
  • Public Market- 1

MUNICIPAL ROADS- 8.305 kms.

  • Concrete- 7.92 kms.
  • Gravel- 0.385 kms.

BARANGAY ROADS- 38.221 kms.

  • Concrete- 37.249 kms.
  • Gravel- 0.972 kms.

PUBLIC BUILDING

  • Municipal Building
  • PNP Station
  • Fire Station
  • Post Office
  • Rural Health Center
  • Birthing Clinic
  • DSWD Building
  • Senior Citizens Building
  • BJMP Building
  • Municipal Covered Court
  • Public Market

Bridges

  • Concrete Bridges- 13 all passable
  • Combination of Steel/wood/concrete- 1 passable
  • Bamboo/hanging- 2 passable

Seaport

  • Government Ports- 2

( Lipata Port/Culasi small vessel landing facilities)

Communication Facilities

  • Four (4) cell sites tower (Globe&Smart)
  • Radyo Natin FM Station
  • 7 Internet Cafes
  • Public calling station
  • Post office

Power

  • 13,475 households served with electricity
  • 42 out of 44 barangays served by ANTECO

Water Supply

  • Level I- 1,715 population served
  • Level II- 3,325 population served
  • Level III- 8,665 population served
  • Doubtful Sources- 154 population served

Public Land Transportation vehicle

  • Trucks- 45
  • Buses- 7
  • Jeepneys- 80
  • Automobiles- 111
  • Motorcycles- 1,017
  • Tricycles- 674
  • Pick up- 16
  • Owner Type Jeep- 12 (private)
  • Ambulance- 4
  • L-300 Van-29
  • Others- 463

Financial Profile as of December 2017

  • IRA Share- 117,169,420
  • Locally-Sourced Revenues- 11,225,000.00
  • Other Revenues- 3,121,336.00
  • Total LGU Income- 128,894.420’00
  • Miscellanous- 500,000.00

Poverty Situation in Culasi

  • Local Government Unit of Culasi is highly depender on IRA
  • Poverty Incidence in 2012 is 22.1%