Baleno, Masbate

Baleno, officially the Municipality of Baleno, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 26,096 people. [3]

Baleno
Municipality of Baleno
Map of Masbate with Baleno highlighted
Map of Masbate with Baleno highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Baleno is located in Philippines
Baleno
Baleno
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°28′26″N 123°29′54″E / 12.4739°N 123.4982°E / 12.4739; 123.4982Coordinates: 12°28′26″N 123°29′54″E / 12.4739°N 123.4982°E / 12.4739; 123.4982
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District2nd district
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRomeo C. dela Rosa
 • Vice MayorMarites C. dela Rosa
 • RepresentativeElisa T. Kho
 • Electorate19,342 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total204.38 km2 (78.91 sq mi)
Elevation
41 m (135 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total26,096
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Households
5,341
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence42.91% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱84,043,622.24 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMasbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5413
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño
Tagalog

BarangaysEdit

Baleno is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Baao
  • Banase
  • Batuila
  • Cagara
  • Cagpandan
  • Cancahorao
  • Canjonday
  • Docol
  • Eastern Capsay
  • Gabi
  • Gangao
  • Lagta
  • Lahong Proper
  • Lahong Interior
  • Lipata
  • Madancalan
  • Magdalena
  • Manoboc
  • Ubongon Diot
  • Poblacion
  • Polot
  • Potoson
  • Sog-Ong
  • Tinapian

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Baleno, Masbate
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39
(1.5)
34
(1.3)
42
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
73
(2.9)
109
(4.3)
118
(4.6)
108
(4.3)
129
(5.1)
136
(5.4)
112
(4.4)
89
(3.5)
1,025
(40.4)
Average rainy days 12.6 9.7 12.0 13.0 20.5 25.3 26.2 24.8 25.2 25.9 21.9 17.9 235
Source: Meteoblue [5]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Baleno
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 1,955—    
1960 12,278+3.28%
1970 15,335+2.25%
1975 17,848+3.09%
1980 19,114+1.38%
1990 17,390−0.94%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 18,105+0.76%
2000 19,897+2.04%
2007 21,639+1.16%
2010 24,401+4.47%
2015 26,096+1.29%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Baleno, Masbate, was 26,096 people, [3] with a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile.

Points of ActivityEdit

The Municipality of Baleno is a median town for provincial buses coming from Metro Manila and Bicol Region to various towns beyond Baleno, including Aroroy, Balud and Mandaon. Some of the notable bus liners that bypass the town are Isarog Bus Liners and Raymond Transportation.

Barangay Poblacion in Baleno is the seat of the Municipal Government, and includes a town plaza named Plaza Valdemoro. Its parochial church is heavily devoted to the Our Lady of Pillar a notable Christian figure in the Nueva Caceres (Archdiocese of Naga). The Municipality of Baleno has one (1) Catholic school Liceo de Baleno under the roof of Diocese of Masbate and has several national-established high schools, namely Baleno National High School (Barangay Poblacion), Lagta National High School (Barangay Lagta), Lahong National High School (Barangay Lahong Proper), Magdalena National High School (Barangay Magdalena), and Amador-Bello High School (Barangay Gangao).

Aside from the prominence of Roman Catholicism in the locality and traces of sects and Christian groups such as Iglesia ni Kristo and Jehovah Witness, the municipality is the seat of the Congregation of Our Lady of Rocks Pilgrimage Church (Ina Poon Bato Simbahang Naglalakbay), considered as a Filipino Marian Catholic Church, wherein it holds to the belief of Mother Mary as the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. It is currently being handled by Santa Ma. Merly Amor as the Foundress and Matriarch of the Church, and Most. Rev. Ernesto Ignacio Maurice S. Nalzaro as the Patriarch and Protector of the Church.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Baleno | (DILG)
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Baleno: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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