Abra de Ilog

Abra de Ilog, officially the Municipality of Abra de Ilog (Tagalog: Bayan ng Abra de Ilog), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 35,176 people. [3]

Abra de Ilog
Municipality of Abra de Ilog
Port of Abra de Ilog
Flag of Abra de Ilog
Official seal of Abra de Ilog
Nickname(s): 
The Iraya Heartland
Map of Occidental Mindoro with Abra de Ilog highlighted
Map of Occidental Mindoro with Abra de Ilog highlighted
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Abra de Ilog is located in Philippines
Abra de Ilog
Abra de Ilog
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°26′41″N 120°43′34″E / 13.444767°N 120.726033°E / 13.444767; 120.726033Coordinates: 13°26′41″N 120°43′34″E / 13.444767°N 120.726033°E / 13.444767; 120.726033
CountryPhilippines
RegionMimaropa
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
District Lone district
Founded1902
Barangays10 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEric A. Constantino
 • Vice MayorOrlando R. Quito
 • RepresentativeJosephine R. Sato
 • Electorate18,897 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total533.70 km2 (206.06 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Highest elevation
1,771 m (5,810 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total35,176
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Households
7,185
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence34.76% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱204,493,470.17 (2020)
 • Assets₱499,651,654.56 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱191,099,902.65 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱77,061,376.19 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityOccidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (OMECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5108
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesIraya
Tagalog

It is classified as partially urban.

BarangaysEdit

Abra de Ilog is politically subdivided into 10 barangays. The newest barangay, Santa Maria was created in 2014 from Wawa.

  • Balao (San Felife)
  • Cabacao (Santissima Trinidad)
  • Lumangbayan (Kabayan)
  • Poblacion
  • San Vicente
  • Tibag (Saint Amber)
  • Udalo (Camurong)
  • Wawa (San Benito)
  • Armado (San Julian)

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
32
(1.3)
41
(1.6)
54
(2.1)
257
(10.1)
410
(16.1)
466
(18.3)
422
(16.6)
429
(16.9)
300
(11.8)
137
(5.4)
92
(3.6)
2,688
(105.7)
Average rainy days 10.8 8.0 9.8 11.7 23.1 27.5 29.2 28.7 28.7 25.5 18.2 12.8 234
Source: Meteoblue [5]

HistoryEdit

Abra de Ilog was formerly a small settlement founded by Spanish religious missionaries sometime in the early part of the 17th century. According to folk history, its former name was Abre de Ilog. The name was derived from the Spanish verb abrir (to open) and the Tagalog noun ilog (river). Later on, the name evolved into its present name: Abra de Ilog, a Chabacano-like terminology which can be loosely translated as bucana ng ilog, or "opening of the river." This can be attributed to the numerous rivers and creeks that traverses strategic areas of the municipality.

In 1902, during the American Occupation the town was officially organized. Abra de Ilog's first "municipal president" was Rosaleo Miciano. But with the passage of Republic Act No. 1280 (An Act Reducing the Fifteen (15) Municipalities of Occidental Mindoro into Eight (8) Municipalities) on January 4, 1905, Abra de Ilog was made a barrio of the Municipality of Mamburao.

Five years later, in 1910, Abra de Ilog regained its status as a municipality. On June 13, 1915, the government under US Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison approved Rep. Act 505 creating the "New Province of Occidental Mindoro". This new province comprised the municipalities of Abra de Ilog, Looc, Lubang, Mamburao (now the capital of Occidental Mindoro), Paluan, Sablayan, San José and Santa Cruz.

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Abra de Ilog
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 872—    
1918 2,117+6.09%
1939 3,986+3.06%
1948 4,504+1.37%
1960 5,346+1.44%
1970 7,356+3.24%
1975 10,810+8.03%
1980 12,917+3.62%
1990 13,609+0.52%
1995 15,253+2.16%
2000 22,212+8.39%
2007 25,152+1.73%
2010 29,225+5.61%
2015 31,306+1.32%
2020 35,176+2.32%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

EconomyEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Abra de Ilog | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "MIMAROPA". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Abra de Ilog: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Province of Occidental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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