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Madalag Town: The Land of Sweet Lanzones

Madalag, Aklan is a town full of promises. In its simplicity, Madalag projects an aura of quiet charm and beautiful scenery from its rolling hills and evergreen mountains.

by Jhaypee Guia on June 27, 2012


Madalag, Aklan is a town full of promises. In its simplicity, Madalag projects an aura of quiet charm and beautiful scenery from its rolling hills and evergreen mountains.


  • Old Spanish Church in beautifully landscaped park and plaza
  • The historic Mt. Tumaewag
  • The Monkey Bridge at Barangay Panipiason
  • The Manimpa Falls at Barangay Paningayan
  • The white and pinkish boulders of Barangay Maria Cristina's Timbaban River


Madalag basically has an agricultural economy. Some 7,717.0251 hectares of the municipal land is devoted to agriculture. Farming and home industries are the main source of livelihood among the people. Rice is grown in almost all of the twenty-five barangays. Corn is also planted in some upland areas. Other crops are the pineapple, camote, and ube. The municipality also produces fruit trees like lanzones, rambutan, and marang, and commercial crops such as coconut and abaca.

The hilly and mountainous areas produce high valued forest products such as narra, acacia, and mahogany and minor products like buri, rattan, bamboo, nipa sap, and firewood.

Source of Livelihood

Rice milling, bag making, furniture making, processing of minor forest products like sinamay weaving, rope making, and other fiber craft.


Geographically, Madalag is situated at the central part of the province, bounded on the east by Balete, on the west by Antique, on the north by Malinao and Banga, and on the south by Libacao. It is 190 kilometers away from the regional capital, Ilo-ilo City, and approximately 33 kilometers from the capital of Aklan, Kalibo.


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Aklan is famous for Boracay, a resort island one kilometer north off the tip of Panay. It is known for its white sandy beaches and is considered as one of the most prominent destinations in the Philippines. Because of this, there is frequent air travel to the province's airports in Kalibo and Caticlan. The Kalibo International Airport is about ten minutes from the main plaza.

From Manila Airport, travel to Kalibo or Caticlan Airport will take more or less 45 minutes.

The following are the airports in Aklan:

  • Kalibo International Airport
  • Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (Caticlan-Boracay Airport)

Public transportation around the province and the city is by tricycle, taxi, multicab, and jeepney.

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