Benito Soliven

Benito Soliven, officially the Municipality of Benito Soliven, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 29,752 people. [3]

Benito Soliven
Municipality of Benito Soliven
Aerial view from San Mariano
Aerial view from San Mariano
Official seal of Benito Soliven
Map of Isabela with Benito Soliven highlighted
Map of Isabela with Benito Soliven highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Benito Soliven is located in Philippines
Benito Soliven
Benito Soliven
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°59′N 121°57′E / 16.98°N 121.95°E / 16.98; 121.95Coordinates: 16°59′N 121°57′E / 16.98°N 121.95°E / 16.98; 121.95
CountryPhilippines
RegionCagayan Valley
ProvinceIsabela
District 2nd district
Founded1967
Barangays29 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRoberto T. Lungan
 • Vice MayorJohn Paul S. Azur
 • RepresentativeEd Christopher S. Go
 • Electorate19,515 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total184.40 km2 (71.20 sq mi)
Elevation
79 m (259 ft)
Highest elevation
144 m (472 ft)
Lowest elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total29,752
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
 • Households
7,373
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence19.74% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱143,636,018.49 (2020)
 • Assets₱294,020,276.98 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱123,615,224.93 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱95,250,661.65 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityIsabela 2 Electric Cooperative (ISELCO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3331
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Native languagesIlocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.benitosoliven-isabela.gov.ph

The town is named after the late Benito Soliven, Congressman of Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, during the Commonwealth government.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Benito Soliven is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.[5] These barangays are headed by elected officials: Barangay Captain, Barangay Council, whose members are called Barangay Councilors. All are elected every three years.

  • Andabuen
  • Ara
  • Binogtungan
  • Capuseran (Capurocan)
  • Dagupan
  • Danipa
  • District II (Poblacion)
  • Gomez
  • Guilingan
  • La Salette
  • Makindol
  • Maluno Norte
  • Maluno Sur
  • Nacalma
  • New Magsaysay
  • District I (Poblacion)
  • Punit
  • San Carlos
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sevillana
  • Sinipit
  • Lucban
  • Villaluz
  • Yeban Norte
  • Yeban Sur
  • Santiago
  • Placer
  • Balliao

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Benito Soliven, Isabela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
28
(82)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
20
(68)
22
(71)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.2
(1.23)
23
(0.9)
27.7
(1.09)
28.1
(1.11)
113.5
(4.47)
141.4
(5.57)
176.4
(6.94)
236.6
(9.31)
224.9
(8.85)
247.7
(9.75)
222.9
(8.78)
178
(7.0)
1,651.4
(65)
Average rainy days 10 6 5 5 13 12 15 15 15 17 16 15 144
Source: World Weather Online[6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Benito Soliven
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 14,850—    
1975 13,475−1.93%
1980 16,710+4.40%
1990 20,236+1.93%
1995 20,685+0.41%
2000 22,192+1.52%
2007 25,151+1.74%
2010 27,337+3.08%
2015 29,624+1.54%
2020 29,752+0.08%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Benito Soliven was 29,752 people, [3] with a density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre or 410 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit

 
Aerial view of Benito Soliven, with San Mariano in the background

GovernmentEdit

Local governmentEdit

The municipality is governed by a mayor designated as its local chief executive and by a municipal council as its legislative body in accordance with the Local Government Code. The mayor, vice mayor, and the councilors are elected directly by the people through an election which is being held every three years.

Elected officialsEdit

Members of the Municipal Council
(2019–2022)[18]
Position Name
Congressman Ed Christopher S. Go
Mayor Roberto T. Lungan
Vice-Mayor John Paul S. Azur
Councilors Isidro M. Siquian II
Janily O. Camaso
Ernie John B. Abu
Mary Joseph G. Carreon
Amado G. Viernes
Labueno C. Casas Jr.
Rommel L. Rinion
Marcelo L. Domingo Jr.

Congress representationEdit

Benito Soliven, belonging to the second legislative district of the province of Isabela, currently represented by Hon. Ed Christopher S. Go.

EducationEdit

The Schools Division of Isabela governs the town's public education system.[19] The division office is a field office of the DepEd in Cagayan Valley region.[20] The office governs the public and private elementary and public and private high schools throughout the municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Benito Soliven | (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 II (Cagayan Valley)". 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: Isabela". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Benito Soliven, Isabela: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Isabela". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  18. ^ "2019 National and Local Elections" (PDF). Commission on Elections. Retrieved March 7, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "HISTORY OF DEPED-ISABELA". DepED Isabela | The official website of DepED Schools Division of Isabela. Retrieved March 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "DEPED REGIONAL OFFICE NO. 02". DepED RO2 | The official website of DepED Regional Office No. 02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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