Agoncillo, Batangas

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Agoncillo
Municipality of Agoncillo
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Official seal of Agoncillo
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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
Country Philippines
RegionCalabarzon (Region IV-A)
ProvinceBatangas
District3rd District
FoundedApril 7, 1949 [1]
Named forFelipe Agoncillo
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDaniel D. Reyes
 • Vice MayorDanilo T. Anuran
 • CongressmanMa. Theresa V. Collantes
 • Electorate25,756 voters (2019)
Area
[3]
 • Total49.96 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[4]
 • Total38,059
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Households
7,806
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence11.78% (2015)[5]
 • Revenue (₱)93,524,546.43 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4211
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
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 2015 census, it has a population of 38,059 people.[4]

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.

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

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]

Agoncillo is located 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Manila, a two-hour drive via the scenic route of Tagaytay Ridge and R. 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, 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 kilometres (19.29 sq mi)[3] constituting 1.60% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Agoncillo is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[9]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[10]
041001001 Adia 2.4% 897 847 1.10%
041001002 Bagong Sikat 2.5% 963 981 −0.35%
041001004 Balangon 4.2% 1,605 1,417 2.40%
041001006 Bangin 4.8% 1,822 1,790 0.34%
041001023 Banyaga 8.0% 3,051 2,791 1.71%
041001007 Barigon 4.3% 1,629 1,477 1.88%
041001005 Bilibinwang 7.1% 2,695 2,464 1.72%
041001008 Coral na Munti 10.0% 3,803 3,465 1.79%
041001009 Guitna 1.5% 583 503 2.85%
041001010 Mabini 3.1% 1,185 1,052 2.29%
041001012 Pamiga 4.2% 1,599 1,504 1.17%
041001013 Panhulan 2.6% 996 1,054 −1.07%
041001014 Pansipit 4.3% 1,632 1,778 −1.62%
041001015 Poblacion 4.9% 1,873 1,793 0.83%
041001016 Pook 7.1% 2,697 2,500 1.45%
041001017 San Jacinto 2.0% 753 657 2.63%
041001018 San Teodoro 1.5% 575 509 2.35%
041001019 Santa Cruz 3.0% 1,153 1,066 1.51%
041001020 Santo Tomas 1.9% 728 788 −1.50%
041001021 Subic Ibaba 10.5% 3,987 4,029 −0.20%
041001022 Subic Ilaya 10.1% 3,833 3,329 2.72%
Total 38,059 35,794 1.18%

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%
YearPop.±% p.a.
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%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][10][12][13]

In the 2015 census, Agoncillo had a population of 38,059.[4] The population density was 760 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,000/sq mi).

Government[edit]

The current set of local government officials were elected in 2013 and their term will expire in 2016. The municipal mayor is Daniel D. Reyes, which is composed of May Lacap-Martinez, Leonarda A. Enriquez, Constantino V. Hernandez, Edgar C. Carignal, Rosemelyn R. Fajardo-Roque, Alberto Reyes, Aaron R. B. Mendoza, and Nolasco C. Balba.[14]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1949/04/07/executive-order-no-212-s-1949/
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Executive Order No. 140; Organizing Certain Barrios of the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas, Into an Independent Municipality Under the Name of Pansipit". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Malacañang, Manila, Philippines. 12 May 1948. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Executive Order No. 148; 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". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Malacañan, Manila, Philippines. 2 July 1948. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Executive Order No. 212; 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". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. 7 April 1949. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Municipal: Agoncillo, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  10. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Agoncillo: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.

External links[edit]

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