Agoncillo, Batangas

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Agoncillo
Municipality of Agoncillo
Street in Agoncillo
Street in Agoncillo
Official seal of Agoncillo
Map of Batangas with Agoncillo highlighted
Map of Batangas with Agoncillo highlighted
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Agoncillo is located in Philippines
Agoncillo
Agoncillo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°56′00″N 120°55′43″E / 13.933358°N 120.928481°E / 13.933358; 120.928481Coordinates: 13°56′00″N 120°55′43″E / 13.933358°N 120.928481°E / 13.933358; 120.928481
CountryPhilippines
RegionCalabarzon
ProvinceBatangas
District 3rd district
FoundedApril 7, 1949[1]
Named forFelipe Agoncillo
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCinderella V. Reyes
 • Vice MayorDaniel D. Reyes
 • RepresentativeMa. Theresa V. Collantes
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate27,062 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total49.96 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Highest elevation
613 m (2,011 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [4]
 • Total39,101
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Households
8,580
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence12.50% (2018)[5]
 • Revenue₱140,415,397.17 (2020)
 • Assets₱293,255,482.42 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱116,452,312.52 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱51,223,355.74 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBatangas 1 Electric Cooperative (BATELEC 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4211
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesTagalog

Agoncillo, officially the Municipality of Agoncillo (Tagalog: Bayan ng Agoncillo), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 39,101 people. [4]

Etymology[edit]

The town got its name after Felipe Agoncillo, a native of Taal, Batangas.

History[edit]

Agoncillo was originally a part of Lemery. In 1945, an executive committee was formed by the first appointed Mayor Jacinto Mendoza Sr. to prepare a resolution, requesting the Secretary of the Interior, Malacañan Palace, through the provincial board to detach and separate 11 barrios and be created a municipality.

Through Executive Order 140 issued by President Elpidio Quirino, the Municipality of Pansipit was created.[6] But the Municipal Council of Lemery passed a resolution requesting for the revocation and suspension of the said creation. Thus, another executive order was endorsed for the conduct of a plebiscite to ascertain the true sentiments of the residents regarding the issue of separation.[7]

Finally, on April 17, 1949, Executive Order No. 212 was issued by President Quirino, lifting the suspension and thereby, authorizing the immediate organization of the Municipality under the name of Agoncillo,[8] in honor of Don Felipe Agoncillo, a native of Taal and one of the first Filipino representatives to the Spanish Cortes.

Geography[edit]

Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Taal Volcano in January 2020 with the ash-blanketed town of Agoncillo.

Agoncillo is located 118 kilometres (73 mi) south of Manila, a two-hour drive via the scenic route of Tagaytay Ridge and Diokno Highway. It is 32 kilometres (20 mi) away from Batangas City, the provincial capital. It is bounded in the east by approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) lakeshore of Taal Lake, south by San Nicolas and Taal, north by Laurel, and is separated by the Pansipit River on the west by Lemery.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 49.96 square kilometers (19.29 sq mi)[3] constituting 1.60% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometer- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Agoncillo is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[9]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[4] 2010[10]
041001001 Adia 2.3% 897 847 0.54%
041001002 Bagong Sikat 2.5% 963 981 −0.17%
041001004 Balangon 4.1% 1,605 1,417 1.18%
041001006 Bangin 4.7% 1,822 1,790 0.17%
041001023 Banyaga 7.8% 3,051 2,791 0.84%
041001007 Barigon 4.2% 1,629 1,477 0.93%
041001005 Bilibinwang 6.9% 2,695 2,464 0.85%
041001008 Coral na Munti 9.7% 3,803 3,465 0.88%
041001009 Guitna 1.5% 583 503 1.40%
041001010 Mabini 3.0% 1,185 1,052 1.13%
041001012 Pamiga 4.1% 1,599 1,504 0.58%
041001013 Panhulan 2.5% 996 1,054 −0.53%
041001014 Pansipit 4.2% 1,632 1,778 −0.81%
041001015 Poblacion 4.8% 1,873 1,793 0.41%
041001016 Pook 6.9% 2,697 2,500 0.72%
041001017 San Jacinto 1.9% 753 657 1.30%
041001018 San Teodoro 1.5% 575 509 1.16%
041001019 Santa Cruz 2.9% 1,153 1,066 0.74%
041001020 Santo Tomas 1.9% 728 788 −0.74%
041001021 Subic Ibaba 10.2% 3,987 4,029 −0.10%
041001022 Subic Ilaya 9.8% 3,833 3,329 1.34%
Total 39,101 35,794 0.84%

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Agoncillo, Batangas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
30
(86)
31
(88)
33
(91)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
14
(0.6)
32
(1.3)
101
(4.0)
142
(5.6)
208
(8.2)
187
(7.4)
175
(6.9)
131
(5.2)
68
(2.7)
39
(1.5)
1,121
(44.3)
Average rainy days 5.2 5.0 7.4 11.5 19.8 23.5 27.0 25.9 25.2 23.2 15.5 8.3 197.5
Source: Meteoblue[11] (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Agoncillo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 9,719—    
1970 12,169+2.27%
1975 14,076+2.96%
1980 16,143+2.78%
1990 20,227+2.28%
1995 23,358+2.73%
2000 26,584+2.81%
2007 33,990+3.45%
2010 35,794+1.90%
2015 38,059+1.18%
2020 39,101+0.53%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[12][10][13][14]

In the 2020 census, Agoncillo had a population of 39,101. [4] The population density was 780 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,000/sq mi).

Economy[edit]


Government[edit]

The current set of local government officials were elected in 2022 and their term will expire in 2025. The municipal mayor is Atty. Cinderella Reyes, while the vice mayor is Daniel Reyes, the mayor's husband and predecessor. The municipal council is composed of Sarah Reyes, Joel Landicho, Jerwyn Landicho, Kidlat Caringal, Embet Catena, Joel Paras De Chavez, Viong Cacao, and Gido Lacap.[22]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Order No. 212, s. 1949 | GOVPH".
  2. ^ Municipality of Agoncillo | (DILG)
  3. ^ a b "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2020). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. December 15, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  6. ^ Executive Order No. 140 (May 12, 1948), Organizing Certain Barrios of the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas, Into an Independent Municipality Under the Name of Pansipit, retrieved November 25, 2016
  7. ^ Executive Order No. 148 (July 2, 1948), Suspending the Provisions of Executive Order No. 140, Dated May 12, 1948, Organizing Certain Barrios of the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas, Into an Independent Municipality Under the Name of Pansipit, retrieved November 25, 2016
  8. ^ Executive Order No. 212 (April 7, 1949), Lifting the Suspension of the Provisions of Executive Order No. 140, Dated May 12, 1948, Organizing Certain Barrios of the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas, into an Independent Municipality and Authorizing the Immediate Organization Thereof Under the Name of Agoncillo, retrieved November 25, 2016
  9. ^ "Municipal: Agoncillo, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "Agoncillo: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  12. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  13. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  14. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  19. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  20. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  21. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. December 15, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  22. ^ "Halalan 2022 AGONCILLO, BATANGAS Election Results". ABS-CBN News. 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.

External links[edit]

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