Ligao, officially the City of Ligao (Central Bikol: Ciudad kan Ligao; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Ligao), is a 4th class component city in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 118,096 people. [3] Most of the city's economy came from agriculture sector.

Ligao
City of Ligao
Ligao City Hall
Ligao City Hall
Official seal of Ligao
Nickname(s): 
″Sunflower Capital of the Philippines″
Map of Albay with Ligao highlighted
Map of Albay with Ligao highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Ligao is located in Philippines
Ligao
Ligao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°13′N 123°31′E / 13.22°N 123.52°E / 13.22; 123.52Coordinates: 13°13′N 123°31′E / 13.22°N 123.52°E / 13.22; 123.52
CountryPhilippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceAlbay
District 3rd district
Founded1608
CityhoodFebruary 21, 2001
Barangays55 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorPatricia Gonzalez-Alsua
 • Vice MayorTeodorico A. Residilla Jr.
 • RepresentativeFernando T. Cabredo
 • City Council
Members
 • Electorate65,062 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total246.75 km2 (95.27 sq mi)
Elevation
197 m (646 ft)
Highest elevation
2,442 m (8,012 ft)
Lowest elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total118,096
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Households
22,491
Economy
 • Income class4th city income class
 • Poverty incidence27.81% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱860,273,549.47 (2020)
 • Assets₱3,041,889,066.89 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱657,255,327.94 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱2,688,314,346.80 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityAlbay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4504
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)52
Native languagesAlbay Bikol
Tagalog
Websiteligaocity.albay.gov.ph
Kawa-Kawa Hill

EtymologyEdit

Ligao was named after the word "ticau", an abundant tree which has poisonous trees used to catch fishes from rivers and creeks. It was formerly known as Cavasi.

HistoryEdit

During the 16th century, Ligao was started as a small settlement. In 1606, it was founded as a barrio of Polangui, and then to Oas in 1665. One year later, in 1666, it became an independent municipality.

CityhoodEdit

On January 2, 1997, Mayor Fernando V. Gonzalez's efforts has made possible the cityhood of Ligao. Four years later, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Republic Act 9008 on February 21, 2001, making it as the sixth city in the Bicol Region. It was ratified by majority of voters in a plebiscite on March 24 of this year.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Ligao City is politically subdivided into 55 barangays. There are 11 urban and 44 rural barangays, of which 3 are coastal barangays.

  • Abella
  • Allang
  • Amtic
  • Bacong
  • Bagumbayan (Poblacion)
  • Balanac
  • Baligang
  • Barayong
  • Basag
  • Batang
  • Bay
  • Binanowan
  • Binatagan (Poblacion)
  • Bobonsuran
  • Bonga
  • Busac
  • Busay
  • Cabarian
  • Calzada (Poblacion)
  • Catburawan
  • Cavasi (Poblacion)
  • Culliat
  • Dunao (Poblacion)
  • Francia
  • Guilid (Poblacion)
  • Herrera(Poblacion)
  • Layon
  • Macalidong
  • Mahaba
  • Malama
  • Maonon
  • Nasisi
  • Nabonton
  • Oma-Oma
  • Palapas
  • Pandan
  • Paulba
  • Paulog
  • Pinamaniquian
  • Pinit
  • Ranao-Ranao
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz (Poblacion)
  • Tagpo (Poblacion)
  • Tambo
  • Tandarora
  • Tastas
  • Tinago (Poblacion)
  • Tinampo
  • Tiongson
  • Tomolin (Poblacion)
  • Tuburan (Poblacion)
  • Tula-Tula Grande
  • Tula-Tula Pequeño
  • Tupas

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Ligao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
27
(81)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 138
(5.4)
83
(3.3)
74
(2.9)
50
(2.0)
108
(4.3)
165
(6.5)
202
(8.0)
165
(6.5)
190
(7.5)
186
(7.3)
188
(7.4)
183
(7.2)
1,732
(68.3)
Average rainy days 16.8 11.9 13.5 13.8 20.5 25.2 27.4 26.2 26.1 24.7 20.7 18.5 245.3
Source: Meteoblue [5]

The area of Ligao belongs to a combination of Types II and IV climate, and these are characterized by rainy season from July to December and dry season from January to June.

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Ligao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 17,687—    
1918 21,467+1.30%
1939 27,927+1.26%
1948 37,331+3.28%
1960 53,376+3.02%
1970 56,765+0.62%
1975 61,548+1.64%
1980 69,860+2.56%
1990 72,560+0.38%
1995 80,861+2.05%
2000 90,603+2.47%
2007 101,179+1.53%
2010 104,914+1.33%
2015 111,399+1.15%
2020 118,096+1.15%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

EconomyEdit


EducationEdit

Ligao City is home to several public and private schools.

Elementary Schools[16][17][18]

Amtic ES Cabarian ES Malama ES Tambo ES
Abella ES Catburawan ES Maonon ES Tandarura ES
Allang ES Cristina R. Princesa Memorial ES Nabonton ES Tastas ES
Bacong ES Culliat ES Nabonton ES (Buga Extension) Tinago ES
Bagacay ES (Malama ES Extension) Don Teotimo ES Oma-Oma ES Tinampo ES
Balanac ES Francia ES Palapas ES Tiongson ES
Baligang ES Greenfield ES (LWCES(B) Extension) Pandan ES Tupas ES
Barayong ES Herrera ES Paulba ES
Basag ES Layon ES Paulog ES
Batang ES Ligao Central ES Pinamaniquian ES
Batang ES (Tobgon Extension) Ligao West Central Elem School (Binatagan) Pinit ES
Binanowan ES Ligao West Central Elem School (Poblacion) Quiasa ES (Macalidong ES Extension)
Bonga ES Macael ES (Pandan ES Extension) San Vicente ES
Busac ES Macalidong ES Sta. Cruz ES
Busay ES Mahaba ES Tambac ES

High Schools:[19]

  • Bacong National HS
  • Barayong National HS
  • Bicol Regional Science HS
  • Cabarian National HS
  • Deogracias P. Princesa Memorial High School
  • Ligao City National Technical Vocational HS
  • Ligao National High School
  • Moonon NHS(Cabarian HS Extension)
  • Oma-oma National HS
  • Palapas National HS
  • Paulba National HS

Private Schools:[20]

  • Aletheia Christian Academy of Ligao Inc.
  • Arise and Shine Christian School of Ligao, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Development Center for Children Inc.
  • Fishermen of Christ Learning Center-Ligao
  • Holy Trinity Foundation Learning School
  • Kinder Home Learning Center
  • Ligao Adventist Elementary School Inc.
  • Ma. Cecilia Montessori School
  • Mayon Institute of Science and Technology
  • Nazarene Kindergarten School
  • One Asia Kids Academy
  • Our Children Montessori Foundation Inc.
  • St. Mary's Academy of Ligao
  • Vanderpol Christian Academy,Inc.

Tertiary Level[21]

  • Ligao Community College (LiComCo)
  • Infotech Development System Colleges
  • RENET Technological College and the Computer Arts Technology
  • Computer Arts and Technological College (CAT College) [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ City of Ligao | (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 Census of Population (2020). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Ligao City, Albay : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Albay". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "East District". depedligaocity.net. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  17. ^ "South District". depedligaocity.net. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  18. ^ "West District". depedligaocity.net. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  19. ^ "Secondary Schools". depedligaocity.net. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  20. ^ "Private Schools". depedligaocity.net. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  21. ^ "City Profile | Ligao BaLinkBayan". Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  22. ^ "Ligao Campus – CAT COLLEGE, INC". Retrieved 2021-04-03.

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