Prieto Diaz, officially the Municipality of Prieto Diaz, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 22,644 people. [3]

Prieto Diaz
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Municipality of Prieto Diaz
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Map of Sorsogon with Prieto Diaz highlighted
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Prieto Diaz is located in Philippines
Prieto Diaz
Prieto Diaz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°02′27″N 124°11′35″E / 13.0408°N 124.1931°E / 13.0408; 124.1931Coordinates: 13°02′27″N 124°11′35″E / 13.0408°N 124.1931°E / 13.0408; 124.1931
CountryPhilippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceSorsogon
District 2nd district
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorBenito L. Doma
 • Vice MayorRomeo D. Domasian
 • RepresentativeVacant
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate15,553 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total49.07 km2 (18.95 sq mi)
Elevation
9.0 m (29.5 ft)
Highest elevation
136 m (446 ft)
Lowest elevation
−1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total22,644
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Households
5,346
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence33.99% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱125,119,292.05 (2020)
 • Assets₱229,975,738.91 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱105,981,270.98 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱21,882,027.03 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricitySorsogon 2 Electric Cooperative (SORECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4711
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Native languagesSorsogon Ayta
Sorsogon
Central Bikol
Tagalog

HistoryEdit

The town of Prieto-Diaz was once a Visita of the old Municipality of Bacon (now Bacon District of Sorsogon City). The town was given its present name from the surnames of the two Bicolano martyrs, Father Gabriel Prieto (1853–1897) and Father Severino Diaz (1862–1897) when it became independent from the Municipality of Bacon on October 12, 1903, by virtue of Act 940 of the Philippine Commission. Prieto-Diaz was the only town organized after Sorsogon became a Province on October 17, 1894.[5]

GeographyEdit

Prieto-Diaz is 387 km (241 mi) southeast of Manila, 150 km(31m) east-southeast of Legazpi City, the regional center and 20 km (12.4 mi) north-north-east of Sorsogon City, the provincial capital. North of Prieto-Diaz across the Albay Gulf is Rapu-Rapu, Albay, on the west is Bacon District of Sorsogon City and on the south is Gubat, Sorsogon while Pacific Ocean is on the east. It is also the easternmost point on the Island of Luzon.

BarangaysEdit

Prieto-Diaz is politically subdivided into 23 barangays. In 1954, sitio Carayat was converted into a barrio.[6]

  • Brillante (Poblacion)
  • Bulawan
  • Calao
  • Carayat
  • Diamante
  • Gogon
  • Lupi
  • Manlabong
  • Maningcay De Oro
  • Perlas
  • Quidolog
  • Rizal
  • San Antonio
  • San Fernando
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • San Rafael
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Lourdes
  • Santo Domingo
  • Talisayan
  • Tupaz
  • Ulag

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 65
(2.6)
44
(1.7)
42
(1.7)
39
(1.5)
87
(3.4)
150
(5.9)
184
(7.2)
153
(6.0)
163
(6.4)
154
(6.1)
127
(5.0)
100
(3.9)
1,308
(51.4)
Average rainy days 13.9 9.2 11.0 12.5 19.6 24.3 26.5 25.0 25.5 24.4 19.4 15.1 226.4
Source: Meteoblue[7]

Prieto-Diaz has a tropical climate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Prieto-Diaz. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. According to Köppen and Geiger, climate in Prieto-Diaz is classified as Af. The average annual temperature in Prieto-Diaz is 27.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2965 mm. The driest month is April with 119 mm. Most precipitation falls in December, with an average of 514 mm. The warmest month of the year is June with an average temperature of 28.2 °C. In January, the average temperature is 25.6 °C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year. The difference in precipitation between the driest month and the wettest month is 395 mm. The average temperatures vary during the year by 2.6 °C.[8]

Typhoons are especially frequent and are destructive menaces in the Bicol region. The months of September, October and November experience more destruction from the violent tropical storms. Forty percent of the storms carrying high-velocity winds in the Philippine passes through southeastern part of Luzon where Prieto Diaz is located.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Prieto Diaz
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 4,867—    
1939 7,480+2.07%
1948 8,169+0.98%
1960 10,407+2.04%
1970 13,625+2.73%
1975 14,006+0.55%
1980 15,603+2.18%
1990 15,324−0.18%
1995 18,106+3.18%
2000 18,925+0.95%
2007 19,762+0.60%
2010 20,478+1.30%
2015 22,442+1.76%
2020 22,644+0.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[10][11][12][13]

Sorsogon Ayta LanguageEdit

In 2010, UNESCO released its 3rd world volume of Endangered Languages in the World, where 3 critically endangered languages were in the Philippines. One of these languages in the Southern Ayta (Sorsogon Ayta) language which has an estimated speaker of 150 people in the year 2000. The language was classified as Critically Endangered, meaning the youngest speakers are grandparents and older, and they speak the language partially and infrequently and hardly pass the language to their children and grandchildren anymore. If the remaining 150 people do not pass their native language to the next generation of Sorsogon Ayta people, their indigenous language will be extinct within a period of 1 to 2 decades.

The Sorsogon Ayta people live only on the municipality of Prieto-Diaz, Sorsogon. They are one of the original Negrito settlers in the entire Philippines. They belong to the Aeta people classification but have distinct language and belief systems unique to their own culture and heritage.

EconomyEdit


GovernmentEdit

The following are the elected officials of Prieto-Diaz, Sorsogon for the term 2013-2016[21]

Local executive officials and members of the city council
Mayor Benito Doma (LP)
Vice Mayor Edwin Destajo (LP)
Councilors
  • Alice Emano (UNA)
  • Manuel Destajo (LP)
  • Avon Domalaon (LP)
  • Glenn Emata (LP)
  • Nenita Emano (NP)
  • Joel Dogelio (LP)
  • Vicente Bayoca (LP)
  • Erna Bayoca (UNA)

EducationEdit

Prieto-Diaz have 19 elementary schools[22] and 3 secondary schools[23] directly supervised by Department of Education - Division of Sorsogon.

List of primary schoolsEdit

  • Bulawan Elementary School
  • Calao Elementary School
  • Carayat Elementary School
  • Gogon Elementary School
  • Lupi Elementary School
  • Manlabong Elementary School
  • Nenita E. Oandasan Memorial School
  • Prieto-Diaz Central School
  • Quidolog Elementary School
  • San Antonio Elementary School
  • San Fernando Elementary School
  • San Isidro Elementary School
  • San Juan Elementary School
  • San Rafael Elementary School
  • San Ramon Elementary School
  • Santa Lourdes Elementary School
  • Santo Domingo Primary School
  • Talisayan Elementary School
  • Ulag Elementary School

List of secondary schoolsEdit

  • Calao National High School
  • Manlabong National High School
  • Prieto-Diaz National High School

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Prieto Diaz | (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 Census of Population (2020). "Region V (Bicol 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. ^ "Prieto Diaz: Audit 2012. Executive Summary" (PDF). www.coa.gov.ph. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  6. ^ "An Act to Convert the Sitio of Carayat, in the Municipality of Prieto Diaz, Province of Sorsogon, into a Barrio". LawPH.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  7. ^ "Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Archived from the original on 29 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Prieto Diaz climate: Average Temperature, weather by month, Prieto Diaz water temperature - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Archived from the original on 2021-12-25. Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  9. ^ The Philippine Island World: A Physical, Cultural, and Regional Geography, p. 411, at Google Books
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  14. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
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  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  21. ^ "Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon, Philippines - Philippines". www.zamboanga.com. Archived from the original on 2021-03-04. Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  22. ^ "Philippine Company Listings - Philippine Business Directory - Page 1". Philippine Companies. Archived from the original on 2021-10-20. Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  23. ^ "Public Secondary Schools". www.docstoc.com. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2021-12-25.

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