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Lagonoy, officially the Municipality of Lagonoy, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 55,465 people.[3]

Lagonoy
Municipality of Lagonoy
Lagonoy Beach.jpg
Nickname(s): 
The True Heart of Partido
Motto(s): 
Dagos Ang Pagasenso
Map of Camarines Sur with Lagonoy highlighted
Map of Camarines Sur with Lagonoy highlighted
Lagonoy is located in Philippines
Lagonoy
Lagonoy
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°44′N 123°31′E / 13.73°N 123.52°E / 13.73; 123.52Coordinates: 13°44′N 123°31′E / 13.73°N 123.52°E / 13.73; 123.52
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
District4th district
Founded1763
Barangays38 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDelfin "JB" F. Pilapil III
 • Vice MayorBen Saboco
 • Electorate37,537 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total377.90 km2 (145.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total55,465
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4425
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)54
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)143.8 million  (2016)
Poverty incidence37.56 (2012)[4]
Native languagesCentral Bikol
Tagalog

EtymologyEdit

There are two version as how Lagonoy got its name. Year 1734 when the first Spaniards in this place found a small forested area near a creek where "hagonoy", a medicinal plant grew abundantly. Because the Spaniards could hardly pronounce the word "hagonoy" with the "j" sound, with "ha" of the first syllable, they deliberately decided to change "ha" to "la". Since then, the place was known as "Lagonoy". Some of the residents also believed that the name was taken from the word "lango" meaning drunk. During fiestas and other forms or merry making, men used to drink too much "tuba" (native wine) that they become drunk or "lango" (Bikol for drunk) so that the place was called by the neighboring towns as "Lagonoy".[5]

HistoryEdit

In 1734, Partido towns of Caramoan, Lagonoy, Goa and Tigaon belonged to Albay. It was only in 1846 did Lagonoy belong to Camarines Sur. In a long research by Norman Owen, a feud between Lagonoy Parish and Franciscan Mission of Goa and Tigaon existed. In 1580, the administration by the Franciscans of Lagonoy Parish began until 1636, which was passed to the “mitre” of the bishop of Nueva Caceres. In 1580 to 1850, Lagonoy gulf had been very famous because of the constant moro raids in the Partido area and all coastal towns of Albay and Catanduanes. On the other hand, Lagonoy had other problems about the Remontados of Mt Isarog. F. Mallari, in his book- “Ibalon under siege and storm” said they were fallen Christians and confirmed by Fray Manuel Crespo, who spent many years inducing them to return to the town and live peacefully. Fray Matias de Valdesoto also noted in his visits to the sitios of Goa and Lagonoy that the natives planted corn, rice, root crops & tobacco.

 
Kinahulogan Falls at Lagonoy, Camarines Sur.

BarangaysEdit

Lagonoy is politically subdivided into 38 barangays.

  • Agosais
  • Agpo-Camagong-Tabog
  • Amoguis
  • Bocogan
  • Balaton
  • Binanuahan
  • Burabod
  • Cabotonan
  • Dahat
  • Del Carmen
  • Ginorangan (Genorangan)
  • Gimagtocon
  • Gubat
  • Guibahoy
  • Himanag
  • Kinahologan
  • Loho
  • Manamoc
  • Mangogon
  • Mapid
  • Olas
  • Omalo
  • Panagan
  • Panicuan
  • Pinamihagan
  • San Francisco (Poblacion)
  • San Isidro
  • San Isidro Sur (Poblacion)
  • San Isidro Norte (Poblacion)
  • San Rafael
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque
  • San Sebastian
  • San Vicente (Poblacion)
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria (Poblacion)
  • Saripongpong (Poblacion)
  • Sipaco
 
Kagiskan River at Lagonoy Camarines Sur.

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 9,725—    
1918 12,681+1.79%
1939 18,852+1.91%
1948 22,604+2.04%
1960 31,525+2.81%
1970 29,178−0.77%
1975 33,297+2.68%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 34,717+0.84%
1990 38,163+0.95%
1995 40,126+0.94%
2000 42,636+1.31%
2007 46,093+1.08%
2010 51,814+4.35%
2015 55,465+1.30%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, was 55,465 people,[3] with a density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre or 390 inhabitants per square mile.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Lagonoy, Camarines Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
30
(86)
32
(90)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
34
(93)
32
(90)
30
(86)
30
(86)
33
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
28
(82)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(83)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 82.88
(3.26)
137.93
(5.43)
63.69
(2.51)
78.31
(3.08)
229.42
(9.03)
288.31
(11.35)
280.99
(11.06)
112.39
(4.42)
210.87
(8.30)
599.07
(23.59)
194.80
(7.67)
454.3
(17.89)
2,732.96
(107.59)
Average rainy days 24 28 18 20 24 29 31 27 27 30 29 31 318
Source: World Weather Online[9]

EconomyEdit

Lagonoy is the chief supplier of "tiger grass" to the prominent "walis tambo makers" of North Luzon and some parts of Central Luzon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Camarines Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Cultural Inventory of the 4th District of Camarines Sur (Project in Social Science 4 classes, A/Y 2001- 2002
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Lagonoy, Camarines Sur: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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