Tagudin, officially the Municipality of Tagudin (Ilocano: Ili ti Tagudin; Tagalog: Bayan ng Tagudin), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 41,538 people. [3]

Tagudin
Municipality of Tagudin
Tagudin Town Hall
Tagudin Town Hall
Flag of Tagudin
Official seal of Tagudin
Official logo of Tagudin
Map of Ilocos Sur with Tagudin highlighted
Map of Ilocos Sur with Tagudin highlighted
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Tagudin is located in Philippines
Tagudin
Tagudin
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°56′10″N 120°26′47″E / 16.9361°N 120.4464°E / 16.9361; 120.4464Coordinates: 16°56′10″N 120°26′47″E / 16.9361°N 120.4464°E / 16.9361; 120.4464
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos Region
ProvinceIlocos Sur
District 2nd district
Barangays43 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRoque S. Verzosa Jr.
 • Vice MayorBernardo F. Tovera Jr.
 • RepresentativeKristine Singson-Meehan
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate25,809 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total151.19 km2 (58.37 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Highest elevation
351 m (1,152 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total41,538
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
 • Households
8,492
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence6.40% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱169,697,396.72 (2020)
 • Assets₱863,878,668.86 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱216,477,445.07 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱171,325,569.80 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityIlocos Sur Electric Cooperative (ISECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2714
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)77
Native languagesIlocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.tagudin.gov.ph

EtymologyEdit

The name of the municipality was derived from a native cotton drying rack called "tagudan." A Spaniard who came to the place asking its name wrote it as its name when told by a resident, who thought that he was asking the name of the traditional apparatus she's using.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

 
Central plaza of Tagudin

According to William Scott, "Chinese and Japanese ships bartered gold in Tagudin in Juan de Salcedo's day."[5]

  • Records of Saint Augustine's Parish record that Spanish Conquistadors headed by Juan de Salcedo, together with the Augustinian missionaries started to move northward of Manila in 1571.
  • On 5 January 1586 they founded the first towns of Laoag, Bulatao, Kaog and Tagudin.[6]
  • In 1818 Tagudin became a part of Ilocos Sur and thus the southern gateway to the province.
  • The first two sundials were constructed in Tagudin in 1841 and 1845, respectively, by Father Juan Sorolla.
  • The decisive Battle of Bessang Pass started in this municipality, at Bitalag.
  • On 18 August 1908, Tagudin replaced Alilem as the capital of the sub-province of Amburayan,[7] which included Lepanto (that became a sub-province now included in the province of Benguet), Angkaki (now Quirino), Suyo, and Alilem (now with Ilocos Sur), and Sudipen, Santol, and San Gabriel (formerly with Ilocos Sur but became part of La Union).[6][8]
  • Tagudin was made the site of the Base Hospital of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines-Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL) in 1945 during World War II.
  • Tagudin was the site of the military general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 1st and 12th Infantry Division and the USAFIP-NL 121st Infantry Regiments. They were stationed in the town and was active during World War II (1942 to 1945) and Post-War Era (1945 to 1946).

GeographyEdit

Tagudin is 316 kilometres (196 mi) from Metro Manila and 91 kilometres (57 mi) from Vigan City, the provincial capital.

BarangaysEdit

Tagudin is politically subdivided into 43 barangays.[9]

  • Ag-aguman
  • Ambalayat
  • Baracbac
  • Bario-an
  • Baritao
  • Becques
  • Bimmanga
  • Bio
  • Bitalag
  • Borono
  • Bucao East
  • Bucao West
  • Cabaroan
  • Cabugbugan
  • Cabulanglangan
  • Dacutan
  • Dardarat
  • Del Pilar
  • Farola
  • Gabur
  • Garitan
  • Jardin
  • Lacong
  • Lantag
  • Las-ud
  • Libtong
  • Lubnac
  • Magsaysay
  • Malacañang
  • Pacac
  • Pallogan
  • Pula
  • Pudoc East
  • Pudoc West
  • Quirino
  • Ranget
  • Rizal
  • Salvacion
  • San Miguel
  • Sawat
  • Tallaoen
  • Tampugo
  • Tarangotong

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Tagudin, Ilocos Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
25
(77)
26
(79)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27
(1.1)
31
(1.2)
40
(1.6)
71
(2.8)
207
(8.1)
237
(9.3)
286
(11.3)
261
(10.3)
261
(10.3)
254
(10.0)
88
(3.5)
46
(1.8)
1,809
(71.3)
Average rainy days 9.4 9.3 12.7 17.0 25.4 26.8 27.4 26.1 25.0 21.0 15.5 10.6 226.2
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally) [10]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Tagudin
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 8,503—    
1918 11,237+1.88%
1939 13,115+0.74%
1948 15,637+1.97%
1960 18,191+1.27%
1970 19,575+0.74%
1975 22,887+3.18%
1980 23,432+0.47%
1990 29,295+2.26%
1995 30,697+0.88%
2000 34,427+2.49%
2007 35,791+0.54%
2010 38,122+2.32%
2015 39,277+0.57%
2020 41,538+1.11%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[11][12][13][14]

In the 2020 census, Tagudin had a population of 41,538. [3] The population density was 270 inhabitants per square kilometre (700/sq mi).

EconomyEdit


GovernmentEdit

Tagudin, belonging to the second congressional district of the province of Ilocos Sur, 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)[22]
Position Name
Congressman Kristine Singson-Meehan
Mayor Roque S. Verzosa Jr.
Vice-Mayor Bernardo F. Tovera Jr.
Councilors Arvin P. Andaya
Fatima L. Pagaduan
Jonathan B. Andaya
Rosalinda Q. Mina
Eugene L. Fernandez
Nelson V. Cuaresma
Manuel Pedro Q. Bunoan
Onofre Emerito L. Bayuga

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Tagudin | (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. ^ Scott, William (1974). The Discovery of the Igorots. Quezon City: New Day Publishers. p. 58. ISBN 9711000873.
  6. ^ a b "History of Tagudin". The Official Web Portal of the Municipality of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Brief History". Alilem, Ilocos Sur (Weebly website). Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Act No. 1876". PhilippineLaw.info. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Province: Ilocos Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Tagudin: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  11. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  12. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Province of Ilocos Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  22. ^ "2019 National and Local Elections" (PDF). Commission on Elections. Retrieved March 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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