Province of Bataan

Limay, officially the Municipality of Limay (Tagalog: Bayan ng Limay; Kapampangan: Balen ning Limay), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 68,071 people.[3]

Limay is accessible via the Bataan Provincial Expressway (Route 301), off Exit 45, San Fernando Exit. Located at the south-eastern section of Bataan Peninsula, it is 136 kilometres (85 mi) from Manila and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south from the provincial capital Balanga.


The Dominican and Franciscan friars settled in Limay by the late 1600s, using its rich limestone deposits to build churches in Orion and Balanga. The town was a barangay of Orion.

In the Philippine revolution of 1898, Limay inhabitants fought for their independence. American Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison’s Executive Order of January 1, 1917 created Limay as the last Bataan municipality.

In 1913, the Cadwallader-Gibson Lumber Company employed Limayans and Visayan immigrants.

During the World War II, Limay became the host to the first medical hospital of American and Filipino forces, run by the “Angels of Bataan”. In Lamao, Limay, Major General Edward P. King capitulated to the Japanese forces, after the last stand of the American and Filipino forces faltered along the banks of the Alangan River.


263 hectares military reservation (the DND Arsenal – Government Arsenal) — Headquarters at Camp General Antonio Luna

Mariveles Mountain Complex — mountain range stretching from Mariveles to Mount Limay (or Mount Cayapo) – 393 metres (1,289 ft) higher than Mount Samat in Pilar — and with Mount Tarak

Judy’s Park (Limay Municipal Park) — esplanade along Manila Bay with retaining walls and kiosks

Tikip and Biga Waterfalls — 30-foot (9.1 m)t falls nestled deep in the Limay mountain range
Saint Joseph’s annual running of the bulls
Peninsula Golf and Country Club — 18-hole golf course inside the Petron Bataan Refinery.
The Limay public market and slaughterhouse
Limay Sports Complex and Tennis Court
Apo Iko Fiesta Parade — October 4
Pagbubunyi Festival — May 4