Dolores, Eastern Samar

Dolores (IPA: [ˌdoˈlorɛs]), officially the Municipality of Dolores (Waray: Bungto han Dolores; Tagalog: Bayan ng Dolores), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 44,626 people. [3]

Dolores
Municipality of Dolores
Flag of Dolores
Motto(s): 
Sirak Dolores!
Map of Eastern Samar with Dolores highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Dolores highlighted
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Dolores is located in Philippines
Dolores
Dolores
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°03′N 125°29′E / 12.05°N 125.48°E / 12.05; 125.48Coordinates: 12°03′N 125°29′E / 12.05°N 125.48°E / 12.05; 125.48
CountryPhilippines
RegionEastern Visayas
ProvinceEastern Samar
District Lone district
Barangays46 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorShonny Niño R. Carpeso
 • Vice MayorRonald A. Ong
 • RepresentativeMaria Fe R. Abunda
 • Councilors
List
 • Electorate8,365 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total308.58 km2 (119.14 sq mi)
Elevation
8.0 m (26.2 ft)
Highest elevation
102 m (335 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total44,626
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Households
9,416
Demonym(s)Doloresnon
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence55.34% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱199,355,311.74 (2020)
 • Assets₱588,781,750.53 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱173,246,780.38 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱283,546,911.74 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityEastern Samar Electric Cooperative (ESAMELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6817
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)55
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog

Dolores is a coastal town bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. It has many beaches and small islands. Most of the populace speak and understand English.

HistoryEdit

In 1948, the barrios of Can-avid, Carolina, Barok, Cansangaya, Mabuhay, Camantang, Canilay, Pandol and Balagon, formerly part of this town, were separated into the municipality of Can-avid, Eastern Samar, by virtue of Republic Act No. 264.[5]

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Dolores is politically subdivided into 46 barangays.[6]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Dolores, Eastern Samar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 97
(3.8)
64
(2.5)
69
(2.7)
58
(2.3)
98
(3.9)
161
(6.3)
167
(6.6)
140
(5.5)
158
(6.2)
171
(6.7)
169
(6.7)
154
(6.1)
1,506
(59.3)
Average rainy days 17.1 13.4 14.8 15.2 21.1 25.2 26.8 25.4 25.5 26.5 23.0 20.3 254.3
Source: Meteoblue [7]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Dolores
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,830—    
1918 6,047+1.51%
1939 13,122+3.76%
1948 13,124+0.00%
1960 16,055+1.69%
1970 22,730+3.53%
1975 21,119−1.46%
1980 26,949+4.99%
1990 30,570+1.27%
1995 34,272+2.16%
2000 32,812−0.93%
2007 34,522+0.70%
2010 37,912+3.47%
2015 42,866+2.37%
2020 44,626+0.79%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[8][9][10][11]

The population of Dolores in the 2020 census was 44,626 people, [3] with a density of 140 inhabitants per square kilometre or 360 inhabitants per square mile.

LanguageEdit

The languages spoken are Waray-Waray, and Cebuano, locals are also literate in both English and Filipino.

ReligionEdit

Most of the people are predominantly Roman Catholic, and some belonging to other Christian denominations as well as minority religious sects.

EconomyEdit

Major sources of livelihood in Dolores include farming and fishing, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VIII.[19]

TransportationEdit

Pedicabs and tricycles are the means of transportation within the town, while multi-cabs, jeepneys, and vans are the means of transportation to neighboring and distant towns within the province. Several bus companies are also operating from the town going to Manila or Tacloban City and vice versa.

Dolores has an airfield where the abandoned Picardo Airport is located. The airport has an unusable short runway.

EducationEdit

Dolores has 32 public elementary schools, 4 public high schools with 1 Tech-Voc (Technical and Vocational) high school, and 1 private college.

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Dolores Central Elementary School
  • Aroganga Elementary School
  • Magongbong Elementary School
  • Buenavista Elementary School
  • Cabago-an Elementary School
  • Caglao-an Elementary School
  • Cagtabon Elementary School
  • Dampigan Elementary School
  • Dapdap Central Elementary School
  • Del Pilar Elementary School
  • Denigpian Elementary School
  • Gap-ang Elementary School
  • Japitan Elementary School
  • Jicontol Elementary School
  • Hilabaan Elementary School
  • Hinolaso Elementary School
  • Libertad Elementary School
  • Magasaysay Elementary School
  • Malabago Elementary School
  • Osmeña Elementary School
  • Rizal Elementary School
  • San Isidro (Malabag) Elementary School
  • San Pascual Elementary School
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • San Vicente Elementary School
  • Santa Cruz Elementary School
  • Santo Niño Elementary School
  • Tanauan Elementary School
  • Villahermosa Elementary School
  • Bonghon Elementary School
  • Malaintos Elementary School
  • Tikling Elementary School

Secondary schoolsEdit

  • Dolores National High School
  • Hilabaan National High School
  • Hinolaso National High School
  • Caglao-an National High School
  • Dapdap National Technical and Vocational High School

Colleges/UniversitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Dolores | (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 VIII (Eastern 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. ^ "An act to create the municipality of Can-avid in the province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  6. ^ "Philippine Statistics Authority | Republic of the Philippines". nap.psa.gov.ph. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  7. ^ "Dolores, Eastern Samar : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  8. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  9. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". 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.
  19. ^ "FAST FACTS: Dolores, Eastern Samar". Rappler. Retrieved 2018-04-20.

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