Giporlos, Eastern Samar

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Giporlos
Municipality
Map of Northern Samar with Giporlos highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Giporlos highlighted
Giporlos is located in Philippines
Giporlos
Giporlos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°27′E / 11.117°N 125.450°E / 11.117; 125.450Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°27′E / 11.117°N 125.450°E / 11.117; 125.450
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 18
Government[1]
 • Mayor Mark S. Biong
Area[2]
 • Total 97.51 km2 (37.65 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 12,040
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6811
Dialing code 55

Giporlos is a fifth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 12,040 people.[3]

Formerly Giporlos was a barangay part of Municipality of Balangiga.

Legend[edit]

Giporlos comes from the word "Hi-Podolos". "Gi" (pronounce as "Hi") is referring to person (man/woman). "Podlos" means "slipped". Legend says that there is a shore called "Rawis" in Giporlos where one woman was collecting sea shells. Suddenly, one Japanese soldier saw her and tried to raped her. But the woman ("Hi") fought back until her hands slipped ("Podlos") under the hands of moro soldier and she ran away. From that time on, the place was called "Hipodlos" and eventually became Giporlos.[citation needed]

Barangays[edit]

Giporlos is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • Biga
  • Coticot
  • Gigoso
  • Huknan
  • Parina
  • Paya
  • President Roxas
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Cruz (Cansingkol)
  • San Isidro (Malabag)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Giporlos
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,001 —    
1995 10,050 −1.68%
2000 10,218 +0.36%
2007 11,286 +1.38%
2010 12,040 +2.38%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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