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constituting 11.21% of the 1,372.98-square-kilometre- (530.11 sq mi) total area of Bataan. Of this, about 69% consist of the pastureland, 19% of forestland, 6% agricultural lands and the remaining 6% for residential and industrial use.
Pursuant to the Local government in the Philippines", the political seat of the municipal government is located at the Municipal Hall. In the History of the Philippines (1521-1898), the Gobernadorcillo is the Chief Executive who held office in the Presidencia. During the American rule (1898-1946) (History of the Philippines (1898-1946)), the elected Mayor and local officials, including the appointed ones held office at the Municipal Hall. The legislative and executive departments perform their functions in the Sangguniang Bayan (Session Hall) and Municipal Trial Court, respectively, and are located in the second floor of the Town Hall and in the adjacent building.
The Municipal Mayor as of the 2016 national and provincial elections, serving his 1st term in office is Ace Jello "AJ" C. Concepcion.
The Sangguniang Bayan Members are:
+ Chairman and Vice Mayor: Angelito S. Rubia
Councilors: Jaja P. Castañeda, Harry F. Golocan, Tito Pancho S. Catipon, Victoriano C. Isip, Angelito M. Sunga, Emerson Reyes, Joey Carandang, Susan Murillo, and Arvin V. Zurita (Municipal ABC President).
Mariveles' attractions, events and historical landmarks include:
Freeport Area of Bataan
GN Power Mariveles Coal Power Plant
Mariveles Five Fingers: A series of coves that looks like five human fingers when viewed from the air.
Freeport Area of Bataan: Freeport Area of Bataan Admin Building - 1,700-hectare freeport in Mariveles. The 1,691-hectare industrial complex in Mariveles town enjoy business advantages that include tax incentives, natural endowments, and excellent leadership, under AFAB Chairman Emmanuel Pineda. It is the only freeport in the country with a 10.9 million cubic meter-capacity dam that delivers 14 million gallons of water every day. It is complemented by water treatment and sewerage treatment plants which employ a sustainable waste water solution.
Mariveles geothermal area in Bataan: a geothermal area situated along the West Luzon Volcanic Arc.
Lazareto de Mariveles: A Quarantine station established by the Spanish government in the 1850s to check and sanitize cargoes and passengers entering Manila. The Americans, upon their conquest of the Philippines, used the same system in their ports. The ruins of the old facility can be found inside the Mariveles Mental Hospital compound in downtown Mariveles.
Parish Church of Saint Nicholas Tolentine: The 1729 Parish Church of Saint Nicholas Tolentine (Cath.: 36,282 Titular: St. Nicholas Tolentine, Feast day, September 10, Vicariate of Saint Michael Archangel) belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga On September 9, 2005, Mariveles celebrated the 276th anniversary of Apo Kolas, the Patron Saint of Mariveles -- San Nicolas de Tolentino, who arrived in this town through the Order of Augustinian Recoletos missionaries. Thus, the parish was founded in 1729 bearing the name of the saint. Its current parish priest is Fr. Gerardo Jorge.
River port and bridge
Mariveles can be reached through jet ferry plying the Mariveles to Manila route that has an approximate travel time of 40 minutes. The Bataan Provincial Expressway, also called Roman Super-Highway, is a limited-access toll expressway that connects Bataan to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. Mariveles is off Exit 55.
Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) located at Kamaya Point, Barangay Alas-asin, offering courses in the maritime industry. Students are accepted after passing stringent academic and physical examinations.
TESDA Mariveles Bataan Branch, located at Barangay Camaya and near the Public Market, Mariveles Municipal Hall, and Freeport Area of Bataan, offering technical and vocational courses.
Softnet Information Technology Center (SITC) located at 2nd floor SFB #8, FAB, offering associate degrees in computer studies.