Paoay, officially the Municipality of Paoay (Ilocano: Ili ti Paoay; Filipino: Bayan ng Paoay), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 25,001 people. [3]

Paoay
Municipality of Paoay
Paoay Church
Paoay Church
Official seal of Paoay
Map of Ilocos Norte with Paoay highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Paoay highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Paoay is located in Philippines
Paoay
Paoay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°03′45″N 120°31′13″E / 18.0625°N 120.5203°E / 18.0625; 120.5203Coordinates: 18°03′45″N 120°31′13″E / 18.0625°N 120.5203°E / 18.0625; 120.5203
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos Region
ProvinceIlocos Norte
District 2nd district
Barangays31 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJessie E. Galano
 • Vice MayorRomulo L. Acdal
 • RepresentativeEugenio Angelo M. Barba
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate17,543 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total76.24 km2 (29.44 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Highest elevation
87 m (285 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total25,001
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
 • Households
6,233
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence
4.51
% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱ 130.8 million (2020)
 • Assets₱ 587.8 million (2020)
 • Expenditure₱ 94.23 million (2020)
 • Liabilities₱ 212.7 million (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityIlocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2902
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)77
Native languagesIlocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.paoay.gov.ph

The town is home to the Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Paoay is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.[5] These barangays are headed by elected officials: Barangay Captain, Barangay Council, whose members are called Barangay Councilors. All are elected every three years.

  • Bacsil
  • Cabagoan
  • Cabangaran
  • Callaguip
  • Cayubog
  • Dolores
  • Laoa
  • Masintoc
  • Monte
  • Mumulaan
  • Nagbacalan
  • Nalasin
  • Nanguyudan
  • Oaig-Upay-Abulao
  • Pambaran
  • Pannaratan (Poblacion)
  • Paratong
  • Pasil
  • Salbang (Poblacion)
  • San Agustin
  • San Blas (Poblacion)
  • San Juan
  • San Pedro
  • San Roque (Poblacion)
  • Sangladan Pob. (Nalbuan)
  • Santa Rita (Poblacion)
  • Sideg
  • Suba
  • Sungadan
  • Surgui
  • Veronica

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Paoay, 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)
3
(0.1)
1,986.4
(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 Paoay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 12,743—    
1918 16,639+1.79%
1939 11,867−1.60%
1948 11,257−0.58%
1960 13,189+1.33%
1970 15,218+1.44%
1975 15,994+1.00%
1980 17,016+1.25%
1990 20,680+1.97%
1995 21,253+0.51%
2000 21,745+0.49%
2007 23,117+0.85%
2010 23,956+1.31%
2015 24,866+0.71%
2020 25,001+0.11%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Paoay was 25,001 people, [3] with a density of 330 inhabitants per square kilometre or 850 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


GovernmentEdit

Paoay, belonging to the second 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 Eugenio Angelo M. Barba
Mayor Jessie E. Galano
Vice-Mayor Romulo L. Acdal
Councilors Mark Angelo D. Domingo
Leah R. Buduan
Galen U. Pobre
Carmencita B. Sadorra
Rosemarie D. Castillo
Edgar C. Padayao
Amador S. Sadumiano
Efren V. Valdez

Paoay LakeEdit

Another prominent feature of the municipality is Paoay Lake. Legend has it that it was the site of a prosperous barangay called San Juan de Sahagún (Saint John of Sahagún) that sank following an earthquake.[19]

On the shores of the lake lies a mansion once used by the Marcoses called Malacañang of the North; it is now a museum. Adjacent to the mansion is the Paoay Golf Course.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Paoay | (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. ^ "Province: Ilocos Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Paoay, 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)
  19. ^ Hargrove, Thomas R. (1991). "The Mysteries of Taal: A Philippine volcano and lake, her sea life and lost towns", p.135. Bookmark, Manila. ISBN 971-569-046-7.

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