Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

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Sablayan
Municipality
Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.jpg
Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Sablayan
Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Sablayan
Sablayan is located in Philippines
Sablayan
Sablayan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°49′N 120°46′E / 12.817°N 120.767°E / 12.817; 120.767Coordinates: 12°49′N 120°46′E / 12.817°N 120.767°E / 12.817; 120.767
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Occidental Mindoro
District Lone District of Occidental Mindoro
Founded 1906
Barangays 22
Government[1]
 • Mayor Eduardo B. Gadiano
Area[2]
 • Total 2,188.80 km2 (845.10 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 76,153
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5104
Dialing code 43
Income class 1st Class; Partially Urban

Sablayan is a first class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 76,153 people.[3]

It has a total land area of 2,188.80 square kilometers,[2] making it the largest municipality in the Philippines. The Apo Reef is part of its jurisdiction.

Geography[edit]

Sablayan is located in the central part of Occidental Mindoro. It is bounded to the north by the municipality of Santa Cruz and the municipalities of Baco, Naujan, Victoria and Socorro all in Oriental Mindoro province; to the east by the municipalities of Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong and Mansalay also in Oriental Mindoro; to the south by the municipality of Calintaan; and to the west by the Mindoro Strait.

Barangays[edit]

Sablayan is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2] In 1957 the following barrios were renamed: Batasan to Claudio Salgado, Hinaya to Buhay na Bato (Batong Buhay) and Iriron to San Isidro.[4]

  • Batong Buhay
  • Buenavista (town proper)
  • Burgos
  • Claudio Salgado
  • General Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Ibud
  • Ilvita
  • Ligaya
  • Poblacion (Lumangbayan)
  • Paetan
  • Pag-Asa
  • San Agustin
  • San Francisco
  • San Nicolas
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santo Niño
  • Tagumpay
  • Victoria
  • Lagnas
  • Malisbong
  • Tuban

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sablayan
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 46,546 —    
1995 55,573 +3.38%
2000 63,685 +2.96%
2007 70,506 +1.41%
2010 76,153 +2.84%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

List of former mayors[edit]

  • Juan Daño (1907—1910)
  • Santiago Dangeros (1913–1918)
  • Policarpio Urieta (1919–1921)
  • Benigno Lontoc (1922–1924)
  • Maximo Papa (1925–1927, 1938–1940)
  • Hermogenes Daño (1928–1930)
  • Lucas Fernandez (1931–1933)
  • Primitovo Zamora (1934–1937)
  • Pedro Gonzales (1941–1947, 1972–1986)
  • Paulino Legaspi Sr. (1948–1951)
  • Loreto Urieta (1952–1959, 1964–1971)
  • Floresto Cariaga Sr. (1959-1960)
  • Leoncio Ordenes Sr. (1960-1963)
  • Godofredo B. Mintu (1986–1998, 2001–2010)
  • Andres D. Dangeros (1998–2001)
  • Eduardo B. Gadiano (2010–present)

Annual festival[edit]

Held once a year the Dugoy Festival is a celebration of the Mangyan culture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: OCCIDENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  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 1 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "An Act Changing the Names of Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Sablayan, Province of Occidental Mindoro". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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