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
Flag of Paoay
Official seal of Paoay
Map of Ilocos Norte with Paoay highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Paoay highlighted
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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; 120.5203
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
4.80
% (2021)[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

The town is home to the Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paoay is 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Laoag and 473 kilometres (294 mi) from Manila.

Geography edit

Barangays edit

Paoay is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.[5] Each barangay consists of puroks and some have sitios.

  • 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 Poblacion (Nalbuan)
  • Santa Rita (Poblacion)
  • Sideg
  • Suba
  • Sungadan
  • Surgui
  • Veronica

Climate edit

Climate data for Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °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)
Mean daily minimum °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]

Demographics edit

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.

Economy edit

Poverty Incidence of Paoay

2.5
5
7.5
10
12.5
15
2006
12.20
2009
14.89
2012
6.80
2015
8.44
2018
4.51
2021
4.80

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Government edit

Local government edit

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 officials edit

Members of the Municipal Council
(2022–2025)[19]
Position Name
Congressman Eugenio Angelo M. Barba
Mayor Shiella A. Galano
Vice-Mayor Ferdinand Ignacio
Councilors Carmencita B. Sadorra
Juncee Clemente
Dante Langaman
Alfonso Diaz
Edwin Abrojena
Efren V. Valdez
Sheryl Padayao
Noel Quemado

Paoay Lake edit

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.[20]

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.

Gallery edit

Notable Person edit

References edit

  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. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2 April 2024. Retrieved 28 April 2024.
  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. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)" (PDF). Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. National Statistics Office. 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. National Statistics Office.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  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 December 28, 2020.
  12. ^ "Estimation of Local Poverty in the Philippines" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 29 November 2005.
  13. ^ "2003 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 23 March 2009.
  14. ^ "City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates; 2006 and 2009" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 3 August 2012.
  15. ^ "2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 31 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Municipal and City Level Small Area Poverty Estimates; 2009, 2012 and 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 10 July 2019.
  17. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  18. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2 April 2024. Retrieved 28 April 2024.
  19. ^ "2022 National and Local Elections". Halalan 2022. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  20. ^ 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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