Floridablanca, Pampanga

Floridablanca, officially the Municipality of Floridablanca (Kapampangan: Balen ning Floridablanca; Filipino: Bayan ng Floridablanca) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 135,542 people. [3] Floridablanca is a part of the province of the Pampanga located in Central Luzon lying north of Dinalupihan, Bataan and south-southwest of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Floridablanca
Municipality of Floridablanca
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Flag of Floridablanca
Official seal of Floridablanca
Map of Pampanga with Floridablanca highlighted
Map of Pampanga with Floridablanca highlighted
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Floridablanca is located in Philippines
Floridablanca
Floridablanca
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°30′E / 14.93°N 120.5°E / 14.93; 120.5Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°30′E / 14.93°N 120.5°E / 14.93; 120.5
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Luzon
ProvincePampanga
District 2nd district
FoundedApril 30, 1867
Barangays33 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDarwin R. Manalansan
 • Vice MayorMichael L. Galang
 • RepresentativeGloria Macapagal Arroyo
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate72,707 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total175.48 km2 (67.75 sq mi)
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Highest elevation
114 m (374 ft)
Lowest elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total135,542
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Households
30,994
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence
2.92
% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱ 404.7 million (2020)
 • Assets₱ 531.6 million (2020)
 • Expenditure₱ 355.6 million (2020)
 • Liabilities₱ 183.6 million (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricitySan Fernando Electric Light and Power Company (SFELAPCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2006
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)45
Native languagesKapampangan
Mag-indi
Tagalog

HistoryEdit

 
Aerial view of Floridablanca and Del Carmen, date unknown

Floridablanca was founded in 1823 at the site of a monastery. In the 1920s, the Pampanga Sugar Mill was built at Del Carmen in the 1920s. The area was the site of military bases of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the Philippine Constabulary from 1942 to 1946. The Philippine Air Force established Basa Air Base at a former American military airfield in 1947.[5]

GeographyEdit

Floridablanca is located on the western part of Pampanga along the Zambales mountain ranges and is bounded by the municipalities of Porac on the north, Lubao on the south, Guagua on the east, and Dinalupihan, Bataan on the west. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the city of San Fernando and 106 kilometres (66 mi) from Manila. The town is at an elevation of 12 feet (3.7 m) above sea level. Floridablanca is north of Dinalupihan, Bataan via Dinalupihan-Floridablanca Access Road at the Bataan-Pampanga boundary line.

With an area of 17,548 hectares (43,360 acres), it is the third largest municipality in the province, after Porac and Candaba.

BarangaysEdit

Floridablanca is politically subdivided into 33 barangays:

  • Anon
  • Apalit
  • Basa Air Base
  • Benedicto
  • Bodega
  • Cabangcalan
  • Calantas
  • Carmencita
  • Consuelo
  • Culubasa
  • Dampe
  • Del Carmen
  • Fortuna
  • Gutad
  • Mabical
  • Maligaya
  • Mawacat
  • Nabuclod
  • Pabanlag
  • Paguiruan
  • Palmayo
  • Pandaguirig
  • Poblacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque
  • Santa Monica
  • Solib
  • Santo Rosario
  • Valdez

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Floridablanca, Pampanga
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
33
(91)
31
(88)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
19
(66)
20
(68)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
9
(0.4)
15
(0.6)
34
(1.3)
138
(5.4)
203
(8.0)
242
(9.5)
233
(9.2)
201
(7.9)
126
(5.0)
50
(2.0)
21
(0.8)
1,280
(50.4)
Average rainy days 3.7 4.1 6.5 11.2 21.2 24.9 27.7 26.5 25.5 21.8 12.6 5.6 191.3
Source: Meteoblue[6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Floridablanca
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,001—    
1918 9,486+2.05%
1939 17,521+2.96%
1948 24,825+3.95%
1960 28,655+1.20%
1970 39,830+3.34%
1975 45,419+2.67%
1980 51,648+2.60%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 66,146+2.51%
1995 76,683+2.81%
2000 85,394+2.33%
2007 103,388+2.67%
2010 110,846+2.57%
2015 125,163+2.34%
2020 135,542+1.58%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Floridablanca, Pampanga, was 135,542 people, [3] with a density of 770 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,000 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


Floridablanca is the second largest producer of rice in the province. It produces more than enough rice to meet its needs resulting in a surplus. In 1999, only 37.76% of its produce was used for its own rice requirement resulting in a surplus of 65.24% equivalent to 17,553 metric tons.

GovernmentEdit

Like other towns in the Philippines, Floridablanca is governed by a mayor and vice mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the town's departments in executing the ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council (Sangguniang Bayan) consisting of councilors from the Barangays of Barrios.

List of municipal leadersEdit

Capitan Municipal

  • 1897 – Don Gerónimo Romero Dinio
  • 1898 – Don Cecilio Alvendia
  • 1899 – Don Alejandro Ramos

Municipal Presidents

  • 1900–1902 – Don Gerónimo Romero Dinio
  • 1903–1905 – Don Alejandro Ramos
  • 1906–1908 – Don Gregorio Panlaqui
  • 1909–1911 – Don León Gutiérrez
  • 1911 – Don Arcadio Ramírez
  • 1912–1917 – Don Martin Sundiam
  • 1918–1922 – Don José O. Dinio
  • 1923–1925 – Don Isidoro Alvendia
  • 1926–1931 – Don Roberto Nuguid
  • 1932–1937 – Don Camilo Ocampo

Municipal Mayors

  • 1938–1940 – Geronimo Dinio Coronel
  • 1941 – Benigno Layug
  • 1942–1943 – Francisco Vargas
  • 1943–1944 – Fidel Pekson
  • 1944 – Leandro Garcia
  • 1945 – Benigno Layug
  • 1945 – Dr. Vicente Chincuanco
  • 1945–1946 – Mariano Macabulos
  • 1946–1947 – Arsenio T. Isip
  • 1948–1951 – Mariano Macabulos
  • 1951–1955 – Dominador Diyco Songco
  • 1956–1959 – Atty. Marcelo Dungca Mendiola
  • 1960–1967 – Dominador Diyco Songco
  • 1968–1971 – Jose Dungca Mendiola
  • 1972–1986 – Pedro Manuel Capulong
  • 1986–1992 – Tito Morales Mendiola
  • 1992–2001 – Pedro Manuel Capulong
  • 2001–2004 – Joerey Montemayor
  • 2004–2007 – Darwin Manalansan
  • 2007–2016 – Eduardo Guerrero
  • 2016–present – Darwin Manalansan

TourismEdit

Aside from Basa Air Base, the town has cultural treasures and interesting points.

Notable personalitiesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Floridablanca | (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 III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. December 15, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  5. ^ "History of Floridablanca". Municipality of Floridablanca, Province of Pampanga – Abe abe king panyulung. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Floridablanca: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved December 28, 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. December 15, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2022.

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