Placer, Masbate

Placer, officially the Municipality of Placer, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 55,826 people. [3]

Placer
Municipality of Placer
Map of Masbate with Placer highlighted
Map of Masbate with Placer highlighted
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Placer is located in Philippines
Placer
Placer
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°52′N 123°55′E / 11.87°N 123.92°E / 11.87; 123.92Coordinates: 11°52′N 123°55′E / 11.87°N 123.92°E / 11.87; 123.92
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District3rd district
Founded1948
Barangays35 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEusebio Dumoran Jr.
 • Vice MayorAlito D. Quilongquilong
 • RepresentativeWilton T. Kho
 • Electorate35,994 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total193.03 km2 (74.53 sq mi)
Elevation
8.0 m (26.2 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total55,826
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
 • Households
11,934
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence47.22% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱129,181,999.42 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMasbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5408
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesCebuano
Masbateño
Tagalog
Websitewww.placer.gov.ph

By virtue of Republic Act No. 292, passed on June 16, 1948, the barrio of Placer was constituted as its own municipality, separate from Cataingan. At the time of its creation, Placer included the entire present-day municipality of Esperanza, which was then a barrio of Placer (its largest barrio).[5] It is one of the only two municipalities in Masbate which is dominantly Cebuano-speaking, the other being the adjacent municipality of Esperanza; Esperanza separated from Placer in 1959.[6]

BarangaysEdit

Placer is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.[2]

  • Aguada
  • Ban-Ao
  • Burabod
  • Cabangcalan
  • Calumpang
  • Camayabsan
  • Daanlungsod
  • Dangpanan
  • Daraga
  • Guin-Awayan
  • Guinhan-Ayan
  • Katipunan
  • Libas
  • Locso-An
  • Luna
  • Mahayag
  • Mahayahay
  • Manlut-Od
  • Matagantang
  • Naboctot
  • Nagarao
  • Nainday
  • Naocondiot
  • Pasiagon
  • Pili
  • Poblacion
  • Puro
  • Quibrada
  • San Marcos
  • Santa Cruz
  • Taboc
  • Tan-Awan
  • Taverna
  • Tubod
  • Villa

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Placer, Masbate
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39
(1.5)
34
(1.3)
42
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
73
(2.9)
109
(4.3)
118
(4.6)
108
(4.3)
129
(5.1)
136
(5.4)
112
(4.4)
89
(3.5)
1,025
(40.4)
Average rainy days 12.6 9.7 12.0 13.0 20.5 25.3 26.2 24.8 25.2 25.9 21.9 17.9 235
Source: Meteoblue [7]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Placer
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,112—    
1960 21,235+4.13%
1970 30,174+3.57%
1975 29,639−0.36%
1980 35,710+3.80%
1990 38,568+0.77%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 40,394+0.87%
2000 44,418+2.06%
2007 48,469+1.21%
2010 55,438+5.01%
2015 55,826+0.13%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

In the 2015 census, the population of Placer, Masbate, was 55,826 people, [3] with a density of 290 inhabitants per square kilometre or 750 inhabitants per square mile.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Placer | (DILG)
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". 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. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Placer in the province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1959/05/07/executive-order-no-337-s-1959/
  7. ^ "Placer: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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