"Orani City" Orani by mlt_t
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I copied this story of Orani from old Bataan website so I revised and add a little more for your convenient.
One day, a Spaniard while walking and surveying the thick forest was passed by a native who was cutting a big tree. The Spaniard asked the native about the name of the tree and the reply was "narra". The Spaniard mistook the reply as "no ira" which meant "unselfish". The Spaniard then rearranged the letters from these words till it finally came out as "Orani", which thenceforth became the official name of the town.
Sto Del Rosario Parish Church, the historical church of Orani town was became an independent missionary center in 1714. The Dominican friars built the church and became their quarters in Bataan since then. The place grew into a little prosperous town until it was nearly brought down the ground during the earthquake of September 16, 1852. Important studies show that the church and the old municipal government building were also destroyed. They were rebuilt till 1891 when Orani again resumed its slow march for growth. This growth was checked again by the great fire of March 16, 1938, which almost burned three-fourths of the whole town, including schools, the church and the town hall. Reconstruction began, but before they could finish, World War II broke out and once again the town suffered tremendous destruction. After the war, the people of Orani are once again building their town. And recently, the new Orani Municipal building was being constructed last 2006 until 2007 in more modern and bigger facilities for town people.
Now, Orani is a progressive municipality. Rising from the ashes during the 1930s, it now hosts a lot of establishments and facilities for tourism and trade and industry. The every second Sunday of October the most-awaited event in Orani is the feast day of Sto Rosario, (the patron saint of the town). People from different towns flock and places come to Orani to hear mass and buy "puto seko", “araro” or fresh "suman" from animated vendors that crowd near the church area or around the town plaza. It was a 1 week event and celebration for our Lady of Sto. Del Rosario feast day. The town mayor and the feast committee people held every day and night program for town folks to be watched.
Fast and facts:
The municipality of Orani is located 115 kilometers northwest of Manila and is bounded on the north by Hermosa, on the south by Samal, on the west by Dinalupihan and on the east by Manila Bay.
It has a total land area of 5,926.00 hectares covering 29 barangays. About 1,231 hectares are used for agriculture, 1,943.86 hectares are forestland, 971.93 hectares are forest reservation and 1,295.91 hectares are reserved for the National Park.
Palay, coffee, vegetables, peanut, citrus trees and fruit trees are the major produce. Cut flowers like aster, chrysanthemum and gerbera are locally cultivated while bamboo and jungle vines can be gathered from Orani's rich forestlands. Aquamarine resources like milkfish, tilapia, prawn, crabs, mussels and oysters are caught in Orani's rich fishing grounds and fishponds.
Mayor: Benjamin Serrano Jr.
Vice Mayor: Anthony Bernales
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