Pagudpud, officially the Municipality of Pagudpud (Ilocano: Ili ti Pagudpud; Filipino: Bayan ng Pagudpud), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 25,098 people. [3]

Pagudpud
Municipality of Pagudpud
From top to bottom right: Welcome arch passing through Pan-Philippine Highway, Dos Hermanos islands, Bantay Abot cave, Patapat Viaduct overlooking Pasaleng Bay, and Blue Lagoon
From top to bottom right: Welcome arch passing through Pan-Philippine Highway, Dos Hermanos islands, Bantay Abot cave, Patapat Viaduct overlooking Pasaleng Bay, and Blue Lagoon
Official seal of Pagudpud
Map of Ilocos Norte with Pagudpud highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Pagudpud highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Pagudpud is located in Philippines
Pagudpud
Pagudpud
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°33′41″N 120°47′16″E / 18.5614°N 120.7878°E / 18.5614; 120.7878Coordinates: 18°33′41″N 120°47′16″E / 18.5614°N 120.7878°E / 18.5614; 120.7878
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos Region
ProvinceIlocos Norte
District 1st district
FoundedFebruary 14, 1954
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRafael Ralph L. Benemerito II
 • Vice MayorBingbong Calvan
 • RepresentativeFerdinand Alexander Araneta Marcos III
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate16,668 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total194.90 km2 (75.25 sq mi)
Elevation
92 m (302 ft)
Highest elevation
1,295 m (4,249 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total25,098
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Households
5,427
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence5.68% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱181,983,445.42 (2020)
 • Assets₱569,695,725.56 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱219,977,353.70 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱277,308,734.34 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityIlocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2919
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)77
Native languagesIlocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.pagudpud.gov.ph

It is the northernmost settlement on Luzon Island and a popular tourist destination because of its resorts and beaches. In addition to tourism, people also make their living through farming, fishing and subsistence retailing. Recently, many windmills are erected in Barangay Caparispisan.

Pagudpud was made a municipality on 14 February 1954[5] through the leadership of Constante Benemerito. It was Rafael "Totoy" Benemerito, son of Constante, who spearheaded the establishment of the first municipal hall, municipal health center, public plaza, and public market. It had previously been a part of the neighboring town of Bangui.

GeographyEdit

Pagudpud lies 74 kilometres (46 mi) north of Laoag City, the provincial capital, and 561 kilometres (349 mi) north of Manila. Maira-ira Beach is the northernmost tip of Luzon Island, located at 18°33′34″N 120°47′15″E / 18.55944°N 120.78750°E / 18.55944; 120.78750 on the Luzon Strait.

The town's topography includes mountains, hills, valleys and flat coastal land.

BarangaysEdit

Pagudpud is politically divided in 16 barangays. These barangays are headed by elected officials: Barangay Captain, Barangay Council, whose members are called Barangay Councilors. All are elected every three years.

Urban

Names of Barangay BarangayNo.
Uno 1 1
Poblacion 2 2

Rural

Names of Barangay BarangayNo.
Saud 12
Caparispisan 16
Subec 6
Aggasi
Saguigui
Baduang 7
Burayoc 3
Dampig
Tarrag
Ligaya 14
Caunayan 5
Balaoi
Pancian
Pasaleng 4

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
33
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 6.2
(0.24)
11.7
(0.46)
10.1
(0.40)
14
(0.6)
192.7
(7.59)
258.9
(10.19)
470.9
(18.54)
475.9
(18.74)
405.7
(15.97)
92.5
(3.64)
44.8
(1.76)
2
(0.1)
1,985.4
(78.23)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 2 12 15 20 20 17 10 6 3 112
Source: World Weather Online[6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Pagudpud
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 8,702—    
1970 11,283+2.63%
1975 12,388+1.89%
1980 13,675+2.00%
1990 16,558+1.93%
1995 17,168+0.68%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2000 19,315+2.56%
2007 20,385+0.75%
2010 21,877+2.60%
2015 23,770+1.59%
2020 25,098+1.07%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Pagudpud was 25,098 people, [3] with a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile.

ReligionEdit

Roman Catholicism is the major religion in Pagudpud. Yet, there's also increasing numbers of members of other Christian Denominations such as Jehovah's Witnesses (with two congregations) and Iglesia ni Cristo. Islam, brought by Muslim immigrants, is also practiced in Pagudpud.

EconomyEdit


GovernmentEdit

Pagudpud, belonging to the first congressional district of the province of Ilocos Norte, is governed by a mayor designated as its local chief executive and by a municipal council as its legislative body in accordance with the Local Government Code. The mayor, vice mayor, and the councilors are elected directly by the people through an election which is being held every three years.

Elected officialsEdit

Members of the Municipal Council
(2019–2022)[18]
Position Name
Congressman Ferdinand Alexander Araneta Marcos III
Mayor Rafael Ralph L. Benemerito Jr.
Vice-Mayor Bingbong Calvan
Councilors Rex Constantino S. Benemerito II
Efren Cimatu Jr.
Imee B. Llanes
Nestor Asuncion
Nathaniel Edu
Mercy Carizal
Rey Garvida
Melvin Viernes

Municipal sealEdit

  • Blue, Red, Yellow, and White, reflection of the colors of the Philippines 1954, the year Pagudpud was founded
  • Coconut Tree and Ricefield, represents as farming as one of the economic resources of the town, with coconut, palay and vegetables as its major products
  • Waterfall, represents Mabogobog falls, which is the source of a Mini Hydro Power Plant.
  • Mountain, Tree and Logs, represents the forestry resources of the town
  • Fish and Shrimps, represents its marine resoureces
  • Shell with Pearl, symbolizes the tourism potential of the town which is famous for its white beaches
  • North Star, stands for the location of the town of Pagudpud, which is in the northern tip of the Province.

TransportationEdit

By land, Pagudpud is approximately a 90-minute bus ride from Laoag City. Several bus lines serve the Manila-Laoag route, namely Partas, Florida, Farinas, and Maria de Leon among others. Some bus lines serve also the Pan-Philippine highway, the Asian Highway ends here for Taiwan the 27th Nation, dropping by in Pagudpud, namely Chona Patrick, GMW, St. Joseph, Gabriel, and the Pan-Philippine highway route buses of Maria de Leon and Florida.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Pagudpud | (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 c Census of Population (2020). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Municipal Profile | Pagudpud".
  6. ^ "Pagudpud, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  18. ^ "2019 National and Local Elections" (PDF). Commission on Elections. Retrieved March 10, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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