Naga, Cebu

Naga, officially the City of Naga (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Naga; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Naga), is a 5th class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 115,750 people. [4]

Naga
City of Naga
Naga Cebu.JPG
Official seal of Naga
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The Industrial Hub of Southern Cebu[1]
Anthem: Mahal Kong Naga (My Beloved Naga)
Map of Cebu with Naga highlighted
Map of Cebu with Naga highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Naga is located in Philippines
Naga
Naga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°13′N 123°45′E / 10.22°N 123.75°E / 10.22; 123.75Coordinates: 10°13′N 123°45′E / 10.22°N 123.75°E / 10.22; 123.75
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceCebu
District 1st district
Founded1785
CityhoodSeptember 2, 2007
Barangays28 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorKristine Vanessa T. Chiong
 • Vice MayorVirgilio M. Chiong
 • RepresentativeEduardo R. Gullas
 • City Council
Members
 • Electorate74,948 voters (2019)
Area
[3]
 • Total101.97 km2 (39.37 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Highest elevation
819 m (2,687 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [4]
 • Total115,750
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Households
26,011
Economy
 • Income class5th city income class
 • Poverty incidence21.12% (2015)[5]
 • Revenue₱463,120,652.25 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityVisayan Electric Company (VECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6037
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.cityofnagacebu.gov.ph

Naga City is bordered to the north by the town of Minglanilla, to the west is the city of Toledo, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of San Fernando.

It lies within the Cebu metropolitan area.

It is one of the two Philippine cities named Naga, the other being Naga in Camarines Sur. As such, the city is often confused by visitors coming primarily from Luzon and other parts of the country not near to Central Visayas with the city in Camarines Sur.

HistoryEdit

Naga was previously named by the first settlers as "Narra" due to the abundance of trees called "narra". The name eventually became to what is now known as "Naga". Naga became a municipality on June 12, 1829.

CityhoodEdit

Cityhood was ratified in a plebiscite on 2 September 2007.

The Supreme Court declared the cityhood law of Naga and 15 other cities unconstitutional after a petition filed by the League of the Cities of the Philippines in its ruling on November 18, 2008. On December 22, 2009, the cityhood law of Naga and 15 other municipalities regain its status as cities again after the Supreme Court reversed its ruling on November 18, 2008. On August 23, 2010, the Supreme Court reinstated its ruling on November 18, 2008 causing Naga and 15 cities to become regular municipalities. Finally, on February 15, 2011, Naga becomes a city again including the 15 municipalities declaring that the conversion to cityhood met all legal requirements.

After six years of legal battle, in its board resolution, the League of the Cities of the Philippines acknowledged and recognized the cityhood of Naga and 15 other cities.

BarangaysEdit

Naga comprises 28 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[6]
0772234001 Alpaco 3.0% 3,486 2,921 3.42%
0772234002 Bairan 1.9% 2,173 1,772 3.96%
0772234003 Balirong 4.1% 4,760 3,918 3.78%
0772234004 Cabungahan 1.1% 1,306 1,176 2.02%
0772234005 Cantao‑an 5.1% 5,889 5,133 2.65%
0772234006 Central Poblacion 0.8% 896 933 −0.77%
0772234007 Cogon 3.7% 4,267 3,583 3.38%
0772234008 Colon 3.9% 4,467 4,227 1.06%
0772234009 East Poblacion 0.5% 636 544 3.02%
0772234011 Inayagan 7.2% 8,342 7,832 1.21%
0772234010 Inoburan 5.2% 6,054 5,104 3.30%
0772234012 Jaguimit 2.0% 2,344 2,071 2.39%
0772234013 Lanas 2.5% 2,890 2,374 3.82%
0772234014 Langtad 5.4% 6,220 6,900 −1.96%
0772234015 Lutac 4.0% 4,603 3,879 3.31%
0772234016 Mainit 2.4% 2,770 2,695 0.52%
0772234017 Mayana 1.1% 1,299 1,295 0.06%
0772234018 Naalad 2.5% 2,937 2,700 1.61%
0772234019 North Poblacion 2.6% 3,019 2,866 1.00%
0772234020 Pangdan 4.1% 4,730 4,643 0.35%
0772234021 Patag 1.2% 1,419 1,167 3.79%
0772234022 South Poblacion 4.9% 5,673 4,459 4.69%
0772234023 Tagjaguimit 2.0% 2,317 2,302 0.12%
0772234024 Tangke 4.5% 5,263 4,652 2.38%
0772234025 Tinaan 6.2% 7,157 4,129 11.04%
0772234027 Tuyan 9.8% 11,337 10,705 1.10%
0772234028 Uling 5.3% 6,187 4,470 6.38%
0772234029 West Poblacion 2.9% 3,309 3,121 1.12%
Total 115,750 101,571 2.52%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Naga City, Cebu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 70
(2.8)
49
(1.9)
62
(2.4)
78
(3.1)
138
(5.4)
201
(7.9)
192
(7.6)
185
(7.3)
192
(7.6)
205
(8.1)
156
(6.1)
111
(4.4)
1,639
(64.6)
Average rainy days 13.4 10.6 13.1 14.5 24.2 27.9 28.4 27.7 27.1 27.4 22.5 15.9 252.7
Source: Meteoblue [7]

DemographicsEdit

 
Bonifacio Park and City Hall
Population census of Naga
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 16,884—    
1918 21,166+1.52%
1939 25,850+0.96%
1948 24,911−0.41%
1960 32,475+2.23%
1970 35,043+0.76%
1975 38,242+1.77%
1980 45,831+3.69%
1990 60,425+2.80%
1995 69,010+2.52%
2000 80,189+3.27%
2007 95,163+2.39%
2010 101,571+2.40%
2015 115,750+2.52%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][6][8][9]

EconomyEdit

Among the industries in Naga are the Apo Cement Corporation, the largest factory in the country, producing 4,000 metric tons (3,900 long tons) per day; FSP Group; the 290-megawatt KEPCO Philippines Corporation power plant; MRC Allied Industries; Kyocera Kinseki Philippines, Inc.; Pryce Gases, Inc.; Rikio Southeast Asia; and the 147-megawatt coal-fired Salcon Power Corporation plant.[1]

Sports venuesEdit

In December 2015, the Naga City government inaugurated the Teodoro Mendiola Sports Field and Oval, located along North Poblacion. Its inauguration was in time for its usage as the main venue for the 2016 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) games in February. The ₱68 million project comprises a track and field oval, swimming pool (Olympic-sized), and basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts.[16]

2017 the first time a host became back-in-back in the venue for the CVIRAA again.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Philippine Global 2012.
  2. ^ City of Naga | (DILG)
  3. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Naga City: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Cebu". 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. ^ Sun.Star 2015.
  17. ^ Sun.Star 2017.

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