Abra de Ilog

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Abra de Ilog
Municipality
Port of Abra de Ilog
Official seal of Abra de Ilog
Seal
Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Abra de Ilog
Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Abra de Ilog
Abra de Ilog is located in Philippines
Abra de Ilog
Abra de Ilog
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°27′N 120°44′E / 13.450°N 120.733°E / 13.450; 120.733Coordinates: 13°27′N 120°44′E / 13.450°N 120.733°E / 13.450; 120.733
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Occidental Mindoro
District Lone District of Occidental Mindoro
Founded 1902
Barangays 10
Government[1]
 • Mayor Eric A. Constantino
Area[2]
 • Total 533.70 km2 (206.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 31,306
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5108
Dialing code 43
Income class 2nd class municipality

Abra de Ilog is a second class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. As of the 2015 census, it has a population of 31,306 people,.[3] It was classified as partially urban.

Barangays[edit]

Abra de Ilog is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[2] The newest barangay, Santa Maria was created in 2014 from Wawa.[3]

Barangay Urban/Rural Population (2015)[3]
Armado rural 2,136
Balao rural 3,347
Cabacao rural 5,730
Lumangbayan rural 3,527
Poblacion urban 2,720
Santa Maria rural 1,877
San Vicente rural 2,855
Tibag rural 2,074
Udalo (Camurong) rural 3,944
Wawa rural 3,096

History[edit]

Abra de Ilog was formerly a small settlement founded by Spanish religious missionaries sometime in the early part of the 17th century. According to folk history, its former name was Abre de Ilog. The name was derived from the Spanish verb abrir (to open) and the Tagalog noun ilog (river). Later on, the name evolved into its present name: Abra de Ilog, a Chabacano-like terminology which can be loosely translated as bucana ng ilog, or "opening of the river." This can be attributed to the numerous rivers and creeks that traverses strategic areas of the municipality.

In 1902, during the American Occupation the town was officially organized. Abra de Ilog's first "municipal president" was Rosaleo Miciano. But with the passage of Republic Act No. 1280 (An Act Reducing the Fifteen (15) Municipalities of Occidental Mindoro into Eight (8) Municipalities) on January 4, 1905, Abra de Ilog was made a barrio of the Municipality of Mamburao.

Five years later, in 1910, Abra de Ilog regained its status as a municipality. On June 13, 1915, the government under US Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison approved Rep. Act 505 creating the "New Province of Occidental Mindoro". This new province comprised the municipalities of Abra de Ilog, Looc, Lubang, Mamburao (now the capital of Occidental Mindoro), Paluan, Sablayan, San José and Santa Cruz.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Abra de Ilog
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,609 —    
1995 15,253 +2.16%
2000 22,212 +8.39%
2007 25,152 +1.73%
2010 29,225 +5.61%
2015 31,306 +1.32%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3]

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 "Province: OCCIDENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of August 1, 2015 (Region IV-B)". Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 

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