Balete, Aklan

Balete, officially the Municipality of Balete (Aklanon: Banwa it Balete; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Balete; Tagalog: Bayan ng Balete), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 30,090 people. [3]

Balete
Municipality of Balete
Church of Balete
Church of Balete
Flag of Balete
Official seal of Balete
Map of Aklan with Balete highlighted
Map of Aklan with Balete highlighted
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Balete is located in Philippines
Balete
Balete
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°33′19″N 122°22′45″E / 11.5553°N 122.3792°E / 11.5553; 122.3792Coordinates: 11°33′19″N 122°22′45″E / 11.5553°N 122.3792°E / 11.5553; 122.3792
CountryPhilippines
RegionWestern Visayas
ProvinceAklan
District 1st district
Barangays10 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDexter M. Calizo
 • Vice MayorPatrick F. Lachica
 • RepresentativeCarlito S. Marquez
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate18,111 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total118.93 km2 (45.92 sq mi)
Elevation
144 m (472 ft)
Highest elevation
1,568 m (5,144 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total30,090
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
 • Households
6,974
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence17.26% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱123,727,597.39 (2020)
 • Assets₱346,723,531.91 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱103,880,167.38 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱67,343,928.32 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityAklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5614
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)36
Native languagesAklan
Hiligaynon
Capiznon
Tagalog

GeographyEdit

 
Alternate flag of Balete

Balete is 21 kilometres (13 mi) from Kalibo, the provincial capital.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 118.93 square kilometres (45.92 sq mi)[5] constituting 6.53% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Balete, Aklan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47
(1.9)
33
(1.3)
39
(1.5)
48
(1.9)
98
(3.9)
150
(5.9)
169
(6.7)
147
(5.8)
163
(6.4)
172
(6.8)
118
(4.6)
80
(3.1)
1,264
(49.8)
Average rainy days 11.4 8.2 9.3 9.7 19.1 25.6 27.4 25.5 25.5 25.2 18.5 14.5 219.9
Source: Meteoblue[6] (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.)

BarangaysEdit

Balete is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[7] Fulgencio was formerly known as Morthon.[8]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[3] 2010[9]
060402001 Aranas 17.5% 5,256 5,083 0.32%
060402002 Arcangel 11.6% 3,486 3,454 0.09%
060402004 Calizo 12.8% 3,863 3,773 0.23%
060402005 Cortes 10.9% 3,278 2,872 1.28%
060402006 Feliciano 9.6% 2,883 2,788 0.32%
060402007 Fulgencio 11.9% 3,568 3,230 0.96%
060402008 Guanko 4.4% 1,321 1,322 −0.01%
060402009 Morales 10.6% 3,184 2,619 1.89%
060402010 Oquendo 4.1% 1,234 1,226 0.06%
060402011 Poblacion 2.8% 847 830 0.19%
Total 30,090 27,197 0.97%

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Balete
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,529—    
1939 9,508+1.52%
1948 10,835+1.46%
1960 12,677+1.32%
1970 14,310+1.22%
1975 15,827+2.04%
1980 17,300+1.80%
1990 19,842+1.38%
1995 19,972+0.12%
2000 23,616+3.66%
2007 26,360+1.53%
2010 27,197+1.14%
2015 28,920+1.18%
2020 30,090+0.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[10][9][11][12]

In the 2020 census, Balete had a population of 30,090. [3] The population density was 250 inhabitants per square kilometre (650/sq mi).

EconomyEdit


LandmarksEdit

  • Agtawagon Hill - located at the south-eastern portion of Barangay Morales, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away from the town center. During the Philippine Revolution, the hill was the last line of defense of the Filipino patriots during the Spanish-Filipino conflict.[citation needed] The same hill had served as camp for Filipino guerrillas during Japanese occupation during the Second World War.[citation needed] Foxholes had been built on the summit of the hill overlooking potential enemy movement.

EducationEdit

SecondaryEdit

Private sector schools:

  • Balete Academy, Barangay Polacion

Public High schools:

CollegesEdit

  • Balete Community College[20]

Notable personalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Balete | (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 c d Census of Population (2020). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Province: Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Balete: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Municipal: Balete, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  8. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Barrio of Morthon in the Municipality of Balete, Province of Capiz, to Barrio Fulgencio". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  11. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  12. ^ "Province of Aklan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Universities and colleges in Balete, Aklan". www.finduniversity.ph.

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