Santol, La Union

Santol, officially the Municipality of Santol (Ilocano: Ili ti Santol; Filipino: Bayan ng Santol), is a 4th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 14,166 people. [3]

Santol
Municipality of Santol
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Official seal of Santol
Motto(s): 
Isem Metru Santol
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Map of La Union with Santol highlighted
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Santol is located in Philippines
Santol
Santol
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°46′N 120°27′E / 16.77°N 120.45°E / 16.77; 120.45Coordinates: 16°46′N 120°27′E / 16.77°N 120.45°E / 16.77; 120.45
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos Region
ProvinceLa Union
District 1st district
Barangays11 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMagno A. Wailan
 • Vice MayorMonico A. Oriente Jr.
 • RepresentativePablo C. Ortega
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate9,310 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total93.70 km2 (36.18 sq mi)
Elevation
226 m (741 ft)
Highest elevation
798 m (2,618 ft)
Lowest elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total14,166
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
 • Households
2,780
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence12.57% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱84,291,909.86 (2020)
 • Assets₱490,139,078.70 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱119,981,077.99 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱24,105,864.99 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityLa Union Electric Cooperative (LUELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2505
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)72
Native languagesKankanaey
Ilocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.santol.gov.ph

Santol is situated in the north-eastern part of the Province of La Union. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Sudipen, on the north-east by the upland Municipality of Sugpon in Ilocos Sur, on the south by the Municipality of San Gabriel, and on the west by the Municipality of Balaoan. The town center of Santol is 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the City of San Fernando, the provincial capital and regional administrative center; 310 kilometres (190 mi) north of Manila and 113 kilometres (70 mi) of the country's summer capital Baguio via the Naguilian Road.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Santol is politically subdivided into 11 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.

  • Corrooy
  • Lettac Norte
  • Lettac Sur
  • Mangaan
  • Paagan
  • Poblacion
  • Puguil
  • Ramot
  • Sapdaan
  • Sasaba
  • Tubaday

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Santol, La Union
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
21
(70)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42
(1.7)
48
(1.9)
74
(2.9)
110
(4.3)
269
(10.6)
275
(10.8)
362
(14.3)
325
(12.8)
330
(13.0)
306
(12.0)
126
(5.0)
61
(2.4)
2,328
(91.7)
Average rainy days 11.2 12.0 17.1 21.2 27.1 26.8 28.1 27.0 26.0 24.5 17.7 12.4 251.1
Source: Meteoblue [6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Santol
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 3,536—    
1939 4,901+1.57%
1948 5,060+0.36%
1960 6,125+1.60%
1970 7,316+1.79%
1975 7,686+0.99%
1980 7,836+0.39%
1990 9,544+1.99%
1995 10,209+1.27%
2000 11,202+2.01%
2007 11,712+0.62%
2010 12,007+0.91%
2015 12,476+0.73%
2020 14,166+2.53%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Santol, La Union, was 14,166 people, [3] with a density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre or 390 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


GovernmentEdit

Santol, belonging to the first congressional district of the province of La Union, 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 Pablo C. Ortega
Mayor Magno A. Wailan
Vice-Mayor Monico O. Oriente Jr.
Councilors Jojo O. Ominga
Claudio O. Galos Jr.
Edith R. Millares
William O. Agtarap
Olympio O. Millares
Loreto A. Wailan
Roxanne M. Dangle
Tirso A. Ledda

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Santol | (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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Province: La Union". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Santol: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  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 La Union". 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 6, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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