Balud, officially the Municipality of Balud, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 40,155 people. [3]

Balud
Municipality of Balud
Silhouette of Jintotolo Island
Silhouette of Jintotolo Island
Official seal of Balud
Map of Masbate with Balud highlighted
Map of Masbate with Balud highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Balud is located in Philippines
Balud
Balud
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 123°11′37″E / 12.03686°N 123.19351°E / 12.03686; 123.19351Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 123°11′37″E / 12.03686°N 123.19351°E / 12.03686; 123.19351
CountryPhilippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District 2nd district
Barangays32 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRodolfo Estrella Jr.
 • Vice MayorFelimon C. Abelita III
 • RepresentativeElisa T. Kho
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate28,042 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total231.00 km2 (89.19 sq mi)
Elevation
24 m (79 ft)
Highest elevation
356 m (1,168 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total40,155
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Households
9,039
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence
31.72
% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱ 167.7 million (2020)
 • Assets₱ 355 million (2020)
 • Expenditure₱ 136 million (2020)
 • Liabilities₱ 130.4 million (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMasbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5412
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Native languagesMasbateño
Hiligaynon
Capiznon
Tagalog

The name Balud came from the name of the Pink-bellied imperial pigeon (Ducula poliocephala).

HistoryEdit

Balud was created as a municipality through Executive Order No. 244 signed by President Elpidio Quirino on July 18, 1949.[5]

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Balud is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[6]

  • Baybay (Lumocab)
  • Bongcanaway
  • Mabuhay (Bongcanaway III)
  • Calumpang
  • Cantil
  • Casamongan
  • Dao
  • Danao
  • Guinbanwahan
  • Ilaya
  • Jangan
  • Jintotolo
  • Mapili
  • Mapitogo
  • Pajo
  • Palani
  • Panguiranan
  • Panubigan
  • Poblacion (Balud)
  • Pulanduta
  • Quinayangan Diotay
  • Quinayangan Tonga
  • Salvacion
  • Sampad
  • San Andres (Quinayangan Dacu)
  • San Antonio
  • Sapatos
  • Talisay
  • Tonga
  • Ubo
  • Victory
  • Villa Alvarez

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Balud, 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[7]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Balud
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 14,708—    
1970 21,448+3.84%
1975 24,219+2.47%
1980 24,549+0.27%
1990 26,121+0.62%
1995 27,933+1.26%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2000 30,068+1.59%
2007 31,484+0.64%
2010 35,841+4.83%
2015 38,124+1.18%
2020 40,155+1.03%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[8][9][10][11]

In the 2020 census, the population of Balud, Masbate, was 40,155 people, [3] with a density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Balud | (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 Census of Population (2020). "Region V (Bicol Region)". 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. ^ "Executive Order No. 244, s. 1949". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 31 January 2023. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Balud: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  8. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  9. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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