Municipality of Bani, dubbed as the "Golden
West" - a metamorphosis from the Wild,
Wild West, an epithet given to the municipality
in the 60s and early 70s, is the westernmost
town of the 45 municipalities of Pangasinan,
a province of about 2.2 million peace-loving
and God-fearing people of the Republic of
Like other municipalities, Bani is headed
by a Municipal Mayor, who is elected by the
people. The Mayor is the local chief executive
of the town. Other officials are the Municipal
Vice Mayor, who heads the legislative branch
of the municipal government and 10 members
of the Sangguniang Bayan.
The municipality is composed of 27 barangays,
each headed by an elected Punong Barangay.
The barangay has its own legislative body
called a Barangay Council, which is usually
composed of eight elected council members.
town of Bani is the westernmost town in the
island of Luzon, and all the islands of the
Philippines except the Province of Palawan.
It lies between two (2) big bodies of water:
Tambac Bay on the northeast and South China
Sea on the west, and is bounded by five towns:
Bolinao on the north, Anda on the northeast,
Alaminos on the east, Mabini on the
southeast and Agno on the south. The distances
from Bani to these border towns are: Bolinao,
26 kms.; Anda, 20 kms.; Alaminos, 14 kms.;
Mabini, 16 kms.; and Agno, 14 kms.
The Municipality of Bani has a total land
192,436,075.0000 square meters
subdivided into 27 barangays.