|Municipality of Gamu|
Santa Rosa de Lima Church
Gateway to Mallig Plains
Mother Town of the 2nd District
Oldest Town of Mallig Plains
Map of Isabela with Gamu highlighted
|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|District||2nd District of Isabela|
|Barangays||16 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Nestor Malasig Uy|
|• Vice Mayor||Nestor Lacerna|
|• Electorate||17,338 voters (2016)|
|• Total||129.40 km2 (49.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)78|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||92 million (2016)|
|Poverty incidence||16.19 (2012)|
The municipality is the site of the 5th Infantry Division of Philippine Army as its infantry unit in Northern Luzon. The Infantry is located in Barangay Upi.
The town itself is famous for its baroque church, which has pointed towers at its facade.
Gamu is located in the central part of the province of Isabela. It is approximately 10 kilometers away from the provincial capitol of Isabela and about 387 kilometers from the country's capital, Manila.
It is bounded on the north by the city of Ilagan, or the north-west by the municipality of Quirino, on the south by the municipality of Reina Mercedes and on the south-west by the municipality of Burgos, and on the Southeast by the municipality of Naguilian.
Gamu has a total land area of 129.40 square kilometers with 16 barangays, 3 of which are classified as urban barangays, District I, II and III, and the rests are considered rural barangays.
(as of August 1, 2015)
|Barcolan||940||Rural||Ireneo S. Calumpit|
|Buenavista||999||Rural||Ferdinand A. Jacob|
|Dammao||623||Rural||Rosalinda S. Dabo|
|District I (Poblacion)||969||Urban||Manuel M. Lampero|
|District II (Poblacion)||1,984||Urban||Alfredo P. Burkley|
|District III (Poblacion)||2,704||Urban||Jesus V. Villareal|
|Furao||2,522||Rural||Timoteo M. Galanza|
|Guibang||2,802||Rural||Manuel A. Calega|
|Lenzon||1,001||Rural||Roderick P. Lora|
|Linglingay||1,345||Rural||Roger G. Lumilan|
|Mabini||4,608||Rural||Glimerson L. Laverinto|
|Pintor||1,366||Rural||Norberto T. Labayog|
|RIzal||366||Rural||Roy B. Amigo|
|Songsong||1,514||Rural||Marcelino C. Tumacder|
|Union||1,065||Rural||Renato A. Agcaoili|
|Upi||5,096||Rural||George E. Gatering|
|Climate data for Gamu, Isabela|
|Average high °C (°F)||29
|Average low °C (°F)||19
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||31.2
|Average rainy days||10||6||5||5||13||12||15||15||15||17||16||15||144|
|Source: World Weather Online|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Gamu, Isabela, was 29,904 people, with a density of 230 inhabitants per square kilometre or 600 inhabitants per square mile.
The town celebrated the Kuliglig Festival on August 23, 2013 following an executive order issued by the municipal government to officially proclaim it as the official festivity of the town.
The town of Gamu is notable for having the most number of Roman Catholic churches in the entire province of Isabela. These churches are often visited by pilgrims and frequented by travellers all over the country to pay homage to each of the respective Roman Catholic icons to whom each of the churches were dedicated and named after.
- The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang was elevated into a National Shrine in 1986 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) through the initiative of the late Most Rev. Miguel Purugganan, then Bishop of the Diocese of Ilagan. It is where the Marian image of the Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang is enshrined.
- The Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel is located along the National Highway in Barangay Upi. It is where the episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilagan is located since 2013, when it was transferred from Saint Ferdinand Cathedral in Ilagan City, Isabela.
- The Poor Clare Monastery in Barangay Guibang is a church and monastery that was built and dedicated to Saint Clare of Assisi. It was established in 1991 by the Poor Clare nuns from Cabuyao in the province of Laguna through the assistance of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilagan and help from civic-minded benefactors.
- The Saint Rose of Lima Church is a Baroque-style 18th century structure dedicated to the town's patron saint, Saint Rose of Lima. It is notably the oldest church in the town and one of the only remaining churches of its kind in the province of Isabela.
- Nestor M. Uy
- Vice Mayor
- Nestor Lacerna
- Municipal Councilors
- Noel Laverinto Abaya
- Estela Burkley
- Dante Martinez
- Narciso Jr. Ordo Vercida
- Jesus Ramirez Lora
- Joey Paulo Dela Cruz
- Jose Dimagiba Lora
- Flordeliza Caro
- Gil Daggao Molano
—Commission on Elections
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