Libjo, Dinagat Islands

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Libjo
Municipality
Map of Dinagat Islands with Libjo highlighted
Map of Dinagat Islands with Libjo highlighted
Libjo is located in Philippines
Libjo
Libjo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°12′N 125°34′E / 10.200°N 125.567°E / 10.200; 125.567Coordinates: 10°12′N 125°34′E / 10.200°N 125.567°E / 10.200; 125.567
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Dinagat Islands
Congr. district Lone district of Dinagat Islands
Established February 29, 1960
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Maria Fe B. Llamera
Area[2]
 • Total 180.57 km2 (69.72 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 17,567
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8414
Dialing code 86

Libjo (formerly known as Albor) is a municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. Its official population count as of the 2010 Census is 17,567.[3]

History[edit]

The town became a part of the province of Dinagat Islands in December 2006, when the province was created from Surigao del Norte by Republic Act No. 9355. However, in February 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the necessary requirements for provincial land area and population were not met. The town reverted to Surigao del Norte.[4] On October 24, 2012, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Libjo is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Albor (Pob.)
  • Arellano (Madrid)
  • Bayanihan
  • Doña Helen
  • Garcia
  • General Aguinaldo (Bolod-bolod)
  • Kanihaan
  • Llamera
  • Magsaysay
  • Osmeña
  • Plaridel
  • Quezon
  • Rosita
  • San Antonio (Pob.)
  • San Jose
  • Santo Niño

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Libjo
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,170 —    
1995 14,928 +0.98%
2000 16,610 +2.32%
2007 18,116 +1.20%
2010 17,567 −1.11%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 March 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 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tetch Torres (2010-02-11). "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "IRA Shares for LGUs Jump by 37.5% in 2013". Office of the President of the Philippines. January 9, 2013. 

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