Lobo, Batangas

Lobo, officially the Municipality of Lobo (Tagalog: Bayan ng Lobo), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 40,736 people. [4]

Lobo
Municipality of Lobo
Downtown
Downtown
Official seal of Lobo
Etymology: Wolf
Nickname: 
Atis Capital of the Philippines[1]
Map of Batangas with Lobo highlighted
Map of Batangas with Lobo highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Lobo is located in Philippines
Lobo
Lobo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.65°N 121.25°E / 13.65; 121.25Coordinates: 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.65°N 121.25°E / 13.65; 121.25
CountryPhilippines
RegionCalabarzon
ProvinceBatangas
District 2nd district
FoundedSeptember 27, 1871
Barangays26 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLota L. Manalo
 • Vice MayorGaudioso R. Manalo
 • RepresentativeGerville Luistro
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate26,994 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total175.03 km2 (67.58 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Highest elevation
905 m (2,969 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [4]
 • Total40,736
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
 • Households
8,945
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence20.52% (2018)[5]
 • Revenue₱170,492,347.21 (2020)
 • Assets₱586,373,114.91 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱133,041,595.64 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱259,894,632.19 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBatangas 2 Electric Cooperative (BATELEC 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4229
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesTagalog
Websitehttps://ilovelobo.com

EtymologyEdit

The name "Lobo" may have come from:

  1. the Spanish and Tagalog term for "wolf", lobo
  2. the River Lobo, which flows through Lobo itself, or
  3. the name of a group of early inhabitants, known as Lolobos.[citation needed]

The town was proclaimed as the "Atis Capital of the Philippines" through Resolution 2011-61 in September 2011.[1]

GeographyEdit

Lobo is located at 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.65°N 121.25°E / 13.65; 121.25. The town is located near the southern tip of Batangas province, about 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Manila.

Lobo has white sand beaches whose ocean floor slopes gradually for nearly 200 metres (660 ft) before a drop-off.[citation needed] It also has protected mangrove forests and fish sanctuaries.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 175.03 square kilometres (67.58 sq mi)[6] constituting 5.61% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

BarangaysEdit

Lobo is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[7]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[4] 2010[8]
041015001 Apar 2.9% 1,176 959 1.97%
041015002 Balatbat 5.9% 2,400 2,137 1.12%
041015003 Balibago 8.5% 3,454 2,967 1.47%
041015004 Banalo 6.2% 2,515 2,195 1.31%
041015005 Biga 5.0% 2,030 1,782 1.26%
041015006 Bignay 1.2% 501 432 1.43%
041015007 Calo 2.3% 918 913 0.05%
041015008 Calumpit 2.0% 819 734 1.06%
041015009 Fabrica 5.0% 2,056 1,742 1.60%
041015010 Jaybanga 4.6% 1,873 1,652 1.21%
041015011 Lagadlarin 5.1% 2,086 1,853 1.14%
041015012 Mabilog na Bundok 4.3% 1,740 1,675 0.37%
041015013 Malabrigo 4.3% 1,744 1,546 1.16%
041015014 Malalim na Sanog 0.8% 306 205 3.92%
041015015 Malapad na Parang 3.6% 1,461 1,455 0.04%
041015016 Masaguitsit 3.4% 1,377 1,234 1.06%
041015017 Nagtalongtong 5.1% 2,066 1,994 0.34%
041015018 Nagtoctoc 1.5% 617 591 0.41%
041015019 Olo‑olo 3.5% 1,406 1,377 0.20%
041015020 Pinaghawanan 1.2% 488 419 1.47%
041015021 San Miguel 2.0% 802 732 0.88%
041015022 San Nicolas 2.3% 939 763 2.01%
041015023 Sawang 5.2% 2,138 1,831 1.50%
041015024 Soloc 5.5% 2,223 1,801 2.04%
041015025 Tayuman 4.1% 1,652 1,409 1.54%
041015026 Poblacion 6.7% 2,717 2,672 0.16%
Total 40,736 37,070 0.91%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Lobo, Batangas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
30
(86)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.0)
35
(1.4)
27
(1.1)
27
(1.1)
82
(3.2)
124
(4.9)
163
(6.4)
144
(5.7)
145
(5.7)
141
(5.6)
100
(3.9)
102
(4.0)
1,142
(45)
Average rainy days 12.0 8.1 8.8 9.7 17.9 22.6 26.2 24.5 24.6 22.0 16.7 14.9 208
Source: Meteoblue[9]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Lobo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,781—    
1918 6,999+1.28%
1939 8,964+1.19%
1948 11,711+3.01%
1960 15,197+2.19%
1970 19,376+2.46%
1975 22,092+2.67%
1980 24,333+1.95%
1990 26,881+1.00%
1995 31,849+3.23%
2000 33,909+1.35%
2007 37,798+1.51%
2010 37,070−0.71%
2015 41,504+2.18%
2020 40,736−0.37%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[10][8][11][12]

In the 2020 census, Lobo had a population of 40,736. [4] The population density was 230 inhabitants per square kilometre (600/sq mi).

EconomyEdit


GovernmentEdit

 
Municipal hall

Elected officialsEdit

Jurly Manalo and Renato Perez are the current mayor and vice mayor, respectively.[2]

The Municipal Councilors are:

  • Dean Albert Araja
  • Jan Michael Anyayahan
  • Dok Tuklaw Dueñas
  • Danny Diona
  • Nilo Camo
  • Ridian Dueñas
  • Fred Umali
  • Michael Cueto

Fish sanctuaryEdit

 
Lobo seashore

In 2005, the Lobo municipal government declared the Submarine Garden a fish sanctuary.

When the villagers, fishermen and local fisheries officials discovered that the sanctuary attracted more and more fishes, the entire 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) shoreline and 300 metres (980 ft) fronting the shores have been declared a protected area.

Fronting Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro province and nearby Verde Island, the view is dotted by small boats and passenger ships dragging tails of foam.[clarification needed]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Government boosts atis production in Lobo". The Philippine Star. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Municipality of Lobo | (DILG)
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2020). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". 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. ^ "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Municipal: Lobo, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  8. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Lobo: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  10. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  11. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  12. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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