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Albuera, officially the Municipality of Albuera, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 46,332 people.[3]

Albuera
Municipality of Albuera
Motto(s): 
Heart of Leyte
Map of Leyte with Albuera highlighted
Map of Leyte with Albuera highlighted
Albuera is located in Philippines
Albuera
Albuera
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°42′E / 10.92°N 124.7°E / 10.92; 124.7Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°42′E / 10.92°N 124.7°E / 10.92; 124.7
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
District4th district of Leyte
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSixto B. dela Victoria
 • Vice MayorTita P. Alajas
 • CongressmanLucy Torres-Gomez
 • Electorate24,622 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total303.35 km2 (117.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total46,332
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6542
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)128 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.albuera-leyte.gov.ph

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HistoryEdit

Mayor shot dead inside prisonEdit

On November 4, 2016, 1st-term Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., who was linked to illegal drugs through his son and alleged drug lord Rolan "Kerwin" Espinosa, was shot dead inside his prison cell at the Baybay City Sub Provincial Jail.[4] Espinosa was replaced by his vice mayor Rosa Meneses while councilor Sixto dela Victoria filled in as vice mayor.[5]

BarangaysEdit

Albuera is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2][6]

  • Antipolo
  • Balugo
  • Benolho
  • Cambalading
  • Damula-an
  • Doña Maria (Kangkuirina)
  • Mahayag
  • Mahayahay
  • Poblacion
  • Salvacion
  • San Pedro
  • Seguinon
  • Sherwood
  • Tabgas
  • Talisayan
  • Tinag-an

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,635—    
1918 8,542+4.16%
1939 13,696+2.27%
1948 20,950+4.84%
1960 18,501−1.03%
1970 22,205+1.84%
1975 25,368+2.71%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 27,585+1.69%
1990 32,395+1.62%
1995 33,939+0.88%
2000 34,335+0.25%
2007 39,199+1.84%
2010 40,553+1.24%
2015 46,332+2.57%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Albuera, Leyte, was 46,332 people,[3] with a density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre or 390 inhabitants per square mile.

EducationEdit

Albuera has 5 secondary schools

  • Albuera Private High School
  • Balugo National High School
  • Damula-an National High School
  • Doctor Geronimo B. Zaldivar Memorial School of Fisheries
  • Seguinon National High School

Technical Vocational Training and Assessment Center

  • SDMF Skills Development for Maintenance and Fabrication and Technical Services, Inc.

(053) 562-9731, Address: Katipunan, Brgy. San Pedro, Albuera, Leyte

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37882562
  5. ^ http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/07/16/incoming-albuera-vice mayor-denies-drug-links
  6. ^ http://nap.psa.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/municipality.asp?muncode=083703000&regcode=08&provcode=37
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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