Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental

Jose Abad Santos, officially the Municipality of Jose Abad Santos (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Jose Abad Santos; Tagalog: Bayan ng Jose Abad Santos), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Davao Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 73,381 people. [4]

Jose Abad Santos
Trinidad
Municipality of Jose Abad Santos
Official seal of Jose Abad Santos
Map of Davao Occidental with Jose Abad Santos highlighted
Map of Davao Occidental with Jose Abad Santos highlighted
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Jose Abad Santos is located in Philippines
Jose Abad Santos
Jose Abad Santos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°55′N 125°39′E / 5.92°N 125.65°E / 5.92; 125.65Coordinates: 5°55′N 125°39′E / 5.92°N 125.65°E / 5.92; 125.65
CountryPhilippines
RegionDavao Region
ProvinceDavao Occidental
District Lone district
FoundedAugust 1, 1948
Named forJosé Abad Santos
Barangays26 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJason John A. Joyce
 • Vice MayorJames Y. Joyce
 • RepresentativeLorna Bautista-Bandigan
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate41,351 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total600.06 km2 (231.68 sq mi)
Elevation13.3 m (43.6 ft)
Highest elevation
1,803 m (5,915 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [4]
 • Total73,381
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Households
17,990
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence47.15% (2018)[5]
 • Revenue₱292,825,055.10 (2020)
 • Assets₱576,116,716.65 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱192,239,634.04 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱189,363,506.80 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityDavao del Sur Electric Cooperative (DASURECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8014
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)82
Native languagesDavawenyo
Cebuano
Sangirese
Blaauboschkraal stone ruins
Kalagan
Tagalog
Websitewww.joseabadsantos.gov.ph

HistoryEdit

The Municipality of Jose Abad Santos was formerly a part of Malita town. Barrios Batulaki (5,181) and Caburan (6,197) seceded and established as a separate town on August 1, 1948, and was originally named "Trinidad".[6] The barrio of Caburan became its poblacion or town center. In 1954, the municipality was renamed by Republic Act no. 1206, in honor of José Abad Santos, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, who was executed by the Japanese invading forces during World War II.[7]

On January 1, 2021, Barangay Caburan experienced a nearby earthquake.[8] Two days later, Jose Abad Santos became the apex of a diarrhea outbreak.[9][10]

GeographyEdit

It is the southernmost municipality on the mainland of Mindanao island. The coastal town is the second largest municipality in Davao Occidental after Malita.

BarangaysEdit

Jose Abad Santos is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Balangonan
  • Buguis
  • Bukid
  • Butuan
  • Butulan
  • Caburan Big
  • Caburan Small (Poblacion)
  • Camalian
  • Carahayan
  • Cayaponga
  • Culaman
  • Kalbay
  • Kitayo
  • Magulibas
  • Malalan
  • Mangile
  • Marabatuan
  • Meybio
  • Molmol
  • Nuing
  • Patulang
  • Quiapo
  • San Isidro
  • Sugal
  • Tabayon
  • Tanuman

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 88
(3.5)
65
(2.6)
92
(3.6)
109
(4.3)
197
(7.8)
271
(10.7)
256
(10.1)
241
(9.5)
192
(7.6)
206
(8.1)
192
(7.6)
121
(4.8)
2,030
(80.2)
Average rainy days 14.3 12.2 15.1 18.1 26.0 27.3 26.1 25.0 23.4 26.1 25.4 20.5 259.5
Source: Meteoblue [11]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Jose Abad Santos
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948 11,343—    
1960 20,476+5.04%
1970 29,576+3.74%
1975 33,952+2.81%
1980 38,232+2.40%
1990 44,504+1.53%
1995 47,833+1.36%
2000 57,147+3.89%
2007 62,513+1.25%
2010 69,631+4.00%
2015 76,332+1.77%
2020 73,381−0.77%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[12][13][14][15]

EconomyEdit

Vast natural resources can be found, such as the wide stretch of mangroves of the municipality. Milkfish and tilapia breeding, as well as copra production, are the primary source of income for its people. The long stretch of beaches with brown, black and white sands, together with abundant marine life offshore are the primary natural attractions of Jose Abad Santos.

GovernmentEdit

Municipal officials 2013-2016:

  • Mayor: James Y. Joyce
  • Vice Mayor: Jason John A. Joyce
  • Councilors:
    • Frank William Galias
    • Maricelle Medel
    • Roger Castro
    • Louie Tayong
    • Maximo Guardados, Jr.
    • Joaquin Atay, Sr.
    • Dave Dullano
    • Jonathan Chua

TransportationEdit

The municipality can be reached by public utility vehicles plying from Davao City and Digos City via the Pan-Philippine Highway. Past the town of Sulop is the junction with Davao del Sur Provincial Highway. Turning east at the junction, head south on the provincial highway to the town of Malita. And to the said municipality, habal-habal or passenger motorcycles ply to the adjacent town Don Marcelino.

Road conditionEdit

The road condition of the town is poor. Its road network is mostly unpaved, traversing through high-sloped hilly coastal and mountain roads with the danger of falling rocks from above. Most of the river crossings have no bridges, so drivers traversing the town have to consider if their vehicle is capable of crossing a shallow river. During rainy weather, travelers have to wait for the water level to subside before the river could become accessible again. A trip to the town is considered as either adventurous or dangerous by those who intend to visit depending on their experience, though part of the road heading to Don Marcelino town to the north is paved, made with concrete cement.

ControversyEdit

On August 20, 2013, former provincial representative Marc Douglas Cagas IV complained about the DPWH's complacency about the project involving the improving of roads going to the municipality. He attributed the complacency to the pork barrel scandal that was already happening in the country's politics since several days before the said complaint due to overspending of their budget for the said project.[23]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Jose Abad Santos | (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. ^ https://www.philatlas.com/mindanao/r11/davao-occidental/jose-abad-santos.html.
  4. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  6. ^ https://archive.org/download/PhilippinesCensusofPopulationLGUs19032007/Region%2011%20Davao%20Region%20Philippines%20Census%20of%20Population%201903%20-%202007.xlsx[bare URL spreadsheet file]
  7. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Trinidad, Province of Davao, to Jose Abad Santos". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  8. ^ "Quake info: Mag. 2.4 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 60 km east of Caburan, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on 01 January 2021 - 09:18 AM (PST) / VolcanoDiscovery". volcanodiscovery.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  9. ^ "Jose Abad Santos Mayor's Facebook Message". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-02-26. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  10. ^ "1 dead, 32 hospitalized due to diarrhea in Davao Occidental town". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  11. ^ "Jose Abad Santos: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  13. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  14. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  15. ^ "Province of Davao del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  23. ^ "'Pork mess mere cover-up of Palace corruption' - Manila Standard Today". Archived from the original on 2013-07-19.

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