Merced is a barangay of the philippine municipality Banate in the province Iloilo
in Western Visayas
which is part of the Visayas group
of islands. The municipality Banate with a population of about 28,714 and its 18 barangays belongs to the rural areas in the Philippines. Merced had 2,073 residents by the end of 2007.
Merced belongs to the barangays of Municipality Banate which are in the outlying area.
Other barangays of Banate are:
Alacaygan, Bariga, Belen, Bobon, Bularan, Carmelo, De La Paz, Dugwakan, Fuentes*, Juanico, Libertad, Magdalo, Managopaya, Poblacion, San Salvador, Talokgangan, Zona Sur