Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya

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Villaverde
Municipality
Villaverde Municipal Hall
Villaverde Municipal Hall
Official seal of Villaverde
Seal
Map of Nueva Vizcaya showing the location of Villaverde.
Map of Nueva Vizcaya showing the location of Villaverde.
Villaverde is located in Philippines
Villaverde
Villaverde
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°35′N 121°12′E / 16.583°N 121.200°E / 16.583; 121.200Coordinates: 16°35′N 121°12′E / 16.583°N 121.200°E / 16.583; 121.200
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Nueva Vizcaya
District Lone district
Barangays 9
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ronelie D. Ubando-Valtoribio
Area[2]
 • Total 81.50 km2 (31.47 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 17,720
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3710
Dialing code 78
Income class 5th class; rural
Website www.lguvillaverde.com

The Municipality of Villaverde (also spelled as Villa Verde) is a fifth class municipality in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 17,720 people.[3]

History[edit]

When the American took over the reins of Government in the country, Ibung lost its identity as a town because of insufficient funds. Moreover, most of the people residing in the area have transferred to an adjoining towns for fear of their lives from barbarics non-Christian tribes who dwelt in the mountain fastness of the cordillera mountains in the northwest part of the town. Thus, the populated was reduced, Ibung, then, became again a mere barangay of the municipality of Solano.

On June 17, 1957, through the sponsorship of the Congressman Hon. Leonardo B. Perez, Republic Act. No. 197 was enacted providing for the creation of the town Ibung through the separation of the barrios of Ibung and Bintawan from Solano.[4] Thus, on September 1, 1957, Antonio B. Aquino was appointed as the first Municipal Mayor of the town Ibung.

Two years later, on June 21, 1959, Republic Act. No. 2515 was enacted amending Republic Act. No. 1972 changing the name of IBUNG to VILLAVERDE in honor of the Spanish Missionary, father Juan Villaverde who had initiated the first stepin creation of the town. Hon. Romualdo Ubando was appointed as the first Municipal Mayor.

Geography[edit]

About 280 kilometres (170 mi) from Manila and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the capital town of Bayombong; lies on the northern district of the province and is bounded by Lamut, Ifugao on the North; Solano on the South; Bagabag on the East, and Ambaguio on the West. Villaverde has a total land area of 81.50 square kilometers, the smallest town which accounts for 1.86% of the total land area of Nueva Vizcaya.

Barangays[edit]

Villaverde is politically subdivided into 9 barangays,[2] with Barangay Poblacion were the Municipal Hall stands and Barangay Ibung, Bintawan Norte and Bintawan Sur as the commercial and educational center of the town.

  • Bintawan Sur
  • Ibung
  • Cabuluan
  • Nagbitin
  • Ocapon
  • Pieza
  • Sawmill
  • Poblacion (Turod)
  • Bintawan Norte

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Villaverde
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,594 —    
1995 13,431 −0.23%
2000 15,392 +2.96%
2007 16,623 +1.07%
2010 17,720 +2.35%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Education[edit]

Secondary schools:

  • Bintawan National High School
  • Our Lady of Fatima School of Villaverde

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: NUEVA VIZCAYA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 December 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 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Ibung, Province of Nueva Vizcaya". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 

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