Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon

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Prieto Diaz
Municipality
Map of Sorsogon with Prieto Diaz highlighted
Map of Sorsogon with Prieto Diaz highlighted
Prieto Diaz is located in Philippines
Prieto Diaz
Prieto Diaz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°02′N 124°11′E / 13.033°N 124.183°E / 13.033; 124.183Coordinates: 13°02′N 124°11′E / 13.033°N 124.183°E / 13.033; 124.183
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Sorsogon
Legislative district 2nd district of Sorsogon
Barangays 23
Government[1]
 • Mayor Benito L. Doma (LP)
Area[2]
 • Total 49.07 km2 (18.95 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,478
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4711
Dialing code 56

Prieto Diaz is a fifth class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,478 people.[3]

History[edit]

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 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, 1984.[4]

Geography[edit]

Prieto Diaz is 387 km(241m) southeast of Manila, 50 km(31m) east-southeast of Legazpi City the regional center and 20kms(12.4m) north-northeast 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.

Climate[edit]

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 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.[5]

Typhoons are an especially frequent and destructive menace in the Bicol region. The months of September, October and November experience the more destructive of these violent tropical storms. Forty percent of the storms carrying high-velocity winds in the Philippine pass through Southeastern Luzon where Prieto Diaz is located.[6]

Climate data for Prieto Diaz
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
29.4
(84.9)
30.3
(86.5)
31.4
(88.5)
32.3
(90.1)
32.4
(90.3)
32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
32.0
(89.6)
31.2
(88.2)
30.4
(86.7)
29.5
(85.1)
31
(87.79)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72)
22.6
(72.7)
23.3
(73.9)
24.0
(75.2)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
24.1
(75.4)
23.8
(74.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.3
(73.9)
23.1
(73.6)
23.34
(74.01)
Rainfall mm (inches) 349
(13.74)
238
(9.37)
186
(7.32)
119
(4.69)
123
(4.84)
146
(5.75)
179
(7.05)
132
(5.2)
200
(7.87)
331
(13.03)
448
(17.64)
514
(20.24)
2,965
(116.74)
Source: [5]

Local Government[edit]

The following are the elected officials of Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon for the term 2013-2016[7]

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

Political Subdivision[edit]

Prieto Diaz is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[2] In 1954, sitio Carayat was converted into a barrio.[8]

Barangays Class Population[9] Barangay head
Brillante (Pob.) Rural 624 Florante D. Detecio
Bulawan Rural 827 Manuel S. Barcela, Sr.
Calao Rural 1,786 Rey E. Llona
Carayat Rural 810 Melvin E. Demdam
Diamante Rural 1,581 Edwin D. Emaas
Gogon Rural 1,585 Anilo Domalaon
Lupi Rural 726 Alexander D. Detablan
Maningcay De Oro Urban 1,234 Glenda D. Eva
Manlabong Urban 793 Bienvenido D. Ayo
Perlas Rural 405 Criselda A. Domanais
Quidolog Rural 842 Pablo D. Destura
Rizal Rural 863 Elvira E. Oandasan
San Antonio Rural 481 Melchor D. Bayoca
San Fernando Rural 1,482 Luis Lee E. Espena, Jr.
San Isidro Rural 1,212 Joseph L. Domagtoy
San Juan Rural 687 Filander D. Dumasig
San Rafael Rural 655 Ruben E. Esplana
San Ramon Rural 452 Jose C. Estipona, Jr.
Santa Lourdes Rural 959 Mario A. Domdom
Santo Domingo Rural 285 Leonardo D. Golena
Talisayan Rural 781 Ma. Melissa B. Diolata
Tupaz Rural 409 Ramil A. Dematera
Ulag Rural 989 Rogelio D. Ebuenga, Sr.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Prieto Diaz
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,324 —    
1995 18,106 +3.18%
2000 18,925 +0.95%
2007 19,762 +0.60%
2010 20,478 +1.30%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][10]

Education[edit]

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

List of Primary Schools[11]

  • 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 Schools[12]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Sorsogon". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 February 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 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.coa.gov.ph/phocadownloadpap/userupload/annual_audit_report/LGUs/2012/Region-V/Municipalities/Sorsogon/PrietoDiaz_Sorsogon_ES2012.pdf
  5. ^ a b http://en.climate-data.org/location/20625/
  6. ^ http://books.google.com.ph/books?id=6Pn0Pfh1Cl0C&pg=PA411&lpg=PA411&dq=topography+rapu+rapu+albay&source=bl&ots=kFrksoJJg3&sig=cPOLnSo2249xyGeXczzDVKONrj0&hl=fil&sa=X&ei=3VD_U6K9OYOjigK-x4CIAg&ved=0CG0Q6AEwDg#v=onepage&q=topography%20rapu%20rapu%20albay&f=false
  7. ^ http://www.zamboanga.com/z/index.php?title=Prieto_Diaz,_Sorsogon,_Philippines
  8. ^ "An Act to Convert the Sitio of Carayat, in the Municipality of Prieto Diaz, Province of Sorsogon, into a Barrio". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  9. ^ http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/municipality.asp?muncode=056214000&regcode=05&provcode=62
  10. ^ "Province of Sorsogon". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.philippinecompanies.com/townlist/prieto-diaz/sorsogon/public-elementary-school
  12. ^ http://www.docstoc.com/docs/102629929/Public-Secondary-Schools

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