Minalabac

Minalabac, officially the Municipality of Minalabac (Central Bicolano: Banwaan kan Minalabac; Tagalog: Bayan ng Minalabac), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 52,390 people. [3]

Minalabac
Municipality of Minalabac
White pebble beach in Bagolatao
White pebble beach in Bagolatao
Official seal of Minalabac
Seal
Map of Camarines Sur with Minalabac highlighted
Map of Camarines Sur with Minalabac highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Minalabac is located in Philippines
Minalabac
Minalabac
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°34′N 123°11′E / 13.57°N 123.18°E / 13.57; 123.18Coordinates: 13°34′N 123°11′E / 13.57°N 123.18°E / 13.57; 123.18
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceCamarines Sur
District2nd district
Barangays25 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorChristopher "Jojo" R. Lizardo
 • Vice MayorPedro M. Benamira
 • RepresentativeLuis Raymund F. Villafuerte Jr.
 • Electorate30,894 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total126.10 km2 (48.69 sq mi)
Elevation
7.0 m (23.0 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total52,390
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Households
10,263
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence45.38% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱111,635,906.11 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityCamarines Sur 2 Electric Cooperative (CASURECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4414
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)54
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesCentral Bikol
Tagalog

It is known for the so-called "Tumatarok ni San Felipe-Santiago" dance festival where young boys aged 10 to 12 years old performed the dance ritual.

BarangaysEdit

Minalabac is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Antipolo
  • Bagolatao
  • Bagongbong
  • Baliuag Nuevo
  • Baliuag Viejo…
  • Catanusan
  • Del Carmen-Del Rosario (Poblacion)
  • Del Socorro
  • Hamoraon
  • Hobo
  • Irayang Solong
  • Magadap
  • Malitbog
  • Manapao
  • Mataoroc
  • Sagrada (Sagrada Familia)
  • Salingogon
  • San Antonio
  • San Felipe-Santiago (Poblacion)
  • San Francisco (Poblacion)
  • San Jose
  • San Juan-San Lorenzo (Poblacion)
  • Taban
  • Tariric
  • Timbang

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Minalabac
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,993—    
1918 4,094+0.17%
1939 9,620+4.15%
1948 11,984+2.47%
1960 19,654+4.21%
1970 23,373+1.75%
1975 27,089+3.00%
1980 30,336+2.29%
1990 35,922+1.70%
1995 37,574+0.85%
2000 41,734+2.28%
2007 43,957+0.72%
2010 48,162+3.38%
2015 52,390+1.62%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Minalabac was 52,390 people, [3] with a density of 420 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,100 inhabitants per square mile.

Tumatarok FestivalEdit

Considered as one of the most colorful and interesting fiestas in the Bikol region, the Tumatarok Festival is celebrated every 11 May which is done in honor of their two patron saints, Sts. Philip and James. Main highlights of the festive occasion include the evening tide fluvial procession where colorful floating pagodas crowd along the banks of the Bikol River ; the religious dancing of little boys who are called here as the Tumatarok ni San Felipe-San Tiago or the Rice Planters of Sts. Philip and James. These little boys, ages 8 to 11, sing the traditional Bikol hymn to the two saints. Likewise, after the celebration of the mass the next morning, the ten tumatarok once again performed another ritual, this time a sacred dance, in the sanctuary of the Church. It was said that their dance was a prayer to God, thanking Him for blessing upon the coming rice planting season which then and even now is the main source of income to many Minalabacueños.

The dance component of Bicol religious ritual was retained in colonial times. On the feast of San Felipe and Santiago in May, in Minalabac, Camarines Sur, men carry the saint's images and estandartes of bamboo towers, while the children in costumes that change annually, dance the tuatarok (literally, "rice planters"), clicking their castanets and singing verses of praise to the twin patron saints and imploring their help for the officials and members of the community. Among the secular dances, the engano, a graceful sway, and the waltz step are of Spanish origin. Boys and girls dance Albay's inkoy-inkoy to three-part music, sagurang being its oldest Bicol version. The jota Bicolana is lively as the Spanish jotas

The town is not just famous for the dance festival but is likewise considered as the refuge of many distinguished political figures with their families during the outbreak of the World War II.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Minalabac, Camarines Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(91)
32
(90)
35
(95)
37
(99)
38
(100)
36
(97)
35
(95)
33
(91)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
34
(94)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 36.66
(1.44)
58.6
(2.31)
37.91
(1.49)
76.31
(3.00)
98.34
(3.87)
151.99
(5.98)
288.39
(11.35)
291.41
(11.47)
186.77
(7.35)
363.21
(14.30)
97.5
(3.84)
292.1
(11.50)
1,979.19
(77.9)
Average rainy days 18 23 16 17 25 28 31 26 27 29 24 29 293
Source: World Weather Online[8]

ParishesEdit

Name of Parish Parish Priest
Saints Philip and James Parish (Mother Parish)
Rev. Fr. Nestor Parma
Our Lady of Salvation Parish (Coastal Barangays and Del Socorro)
Rev. Fr. Virgilio Fabi
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Barangay Antipolo)
Rev. Fr. Jonel Sibulo
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal (Mataoroc)
Rev. Fr. Rey Daet, SOLT
Other Sector Head
Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC)-Barangay Hobo
Rev. Min. Blanco Magtangol
Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry
Rev. Evangelist Wilde E. Almeda

BALIUAG VIEJO Miraculous Saints - Saint Anthony De Padua

TourismEdit

Two main summer beach destinations include the pebble beach in Bagolatao and sand beach in Hamoraon. The growing number of resorts offers amenities such as cottages, videoke, rest house, etc.

Local governmentEdit

 
Municipal Hall

Elected public officials (2020-2022):

  • Mayor: Christopher R. Lizardo
  • Vice Mayor: Pedro M. Benamira
  • Members of Sangguniang Bayan (Legislative Body):
    • Miguel S. Bersabe
    • Renato A. Barcinas
    • Noe G. Lavandero
    • Louieley S. Barrameda
    • Alejo Francis R. Sayson
    • Pedro S. Balid
    • Alex L. Nacor
    • Arcel B. Bas
    • Edumundo S. Fabay (Association of Barangay Captain President - ABC)
    • Wenefredo D. Aspilla Jr. (Sangguniang Kabataan president - SK)

Barangay captainsEdit

Name of Barangay Barangay Captain August as of 2010 Newly Elected Barangay Captain October 2010 2013 Sanggunian Kabataan Chairman October 2010 2013
Antipolo
Jose Lavandero
Balid, Rogelio
Labrador, Renan
Bagolatao (Coastal)
Amado Malvarosa
Lillo, Salvador
Pascua, Gerald
Bagongbong
Romeo Ramos
Nevales, Alan
Azor, Jake
Baliuag Nuevo
Rogelio Nale
Nale, Rogelio
Notorio, Mark Senson
Baliuag Viejo
Marietta Alcala Abucar
Mayette A. Abucar
Arsenia Palmes
Catanusan
Flor Besa
Besa, Flor
Plantado. Dionelyn
Del Carmen-Del Rosario(Poblacion)
Alejo Francis Sayson (ABC President)
Sayson, Alejo Francis
Almazan, Michelle Ann
Del Socorro
Enrique Dubas Jr.
Dubas, Enrique Jr.
Dubas, Daniel
Hamoraon (Coastal)
Lauro Margallo
Margallo, Lauro Jr.
-
Hobo
Mateo Vergara
Agravante, Ayna Perua
Bidania, Katrina
Irayang Solong
Nancy Bustinera
Valenzuela, Jessie
Balderama, Joerwin
Magadap
Severino Alpe
Bello Susan
Serrano, Sheryl
Malitbog
Emanuel Botardo
Renta, Pablito
Gacer, Shella
Manapao
Gaspar Valenzuela
Valenzuela, Gaspar
Lanuzo, Stephen Jr.
Mataoroc
Ambrosio Decibar
Decibar, Ambrioso
Rabusa, Malex
Sagrada Familia
Cesar Frongozo
Frongoso, Cesar
Villegas, Jason
Salingogon (Coastal)
Ciriaco Antonio Almediere
Batalla, Jesus
Clarin, Hannah
San Antonio (Coastal)
Isidro Betito
Betito, Alvin
Bercasio, Mark Kenneth
San Felipe-Santiago(Poblacion)
Hector Daluro
Pangan, Juan Jr.
Delos Santos, Wilheim
San Francisco(Poblacion)
William Bislumbre
Bislumbre, William
Tocloy, Edson
San Jose
Mila Fabio
Fabio, Mila
Arcilla, Clara Lea
San Juan-San Lorenzo (Poblacion)
25 Don Patrick Salamat
Belches, Eugenio
Tocloy, Mark Anthony
Taban
Reynalda Trinio
Laynesa, Cresencia
Trinio, Jerome
Tariric
Vicente Ricafort
Castillo, Nilo
Clarianes, Ryan
Timbang
Jaunito Morales
Teves, Reynaldo
Teves, Levey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Minalabac | (DILG)
  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 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Minalabac, Camarines Sur: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 29 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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