Albuera, Leyte

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Albuera
Municipality
Map of Leyte with Albuera highlighted
Map of Leyte with Albuera highlighted
Albuera is located in Philippines
Albuera
Albuera
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°42′E / 10.92°N 124.7°E / 10.92; 124.7Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°42′E / 10.92°N 124.7°E / 10.92; 124.7
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
District 4th district of Leyte
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Rosa Meneses
 • Vice Mayor Sixto dela Victoria
Area[2]
 • Total 303.35 km2 (117.12 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 46,332
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6542
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Income class 3rd municipal income class
PSGC 083703000
Electorate 24,622 voters (2016)
Website www.albuera-leyte.gov.ph

Albuera is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 46,332 people.[3]

History[edit]

Mayor shot dead inside prison[edit]

On November 4, 2016, 1st-term Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., who was linked to illegal drugs through his son and alleged drug lord Rolan "Kerwin" Espinosa, was shot dead inside his prison cell at the Baybay City Sub Provincial Jail.[4] Espinosa was replaced by his vice mayor Rosa Meneses while councilor Sixto dela Victoria filled in as vice mayor.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Albuera is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2][6]

  • Antipolo
  • Balugo
  • Benolho
  • Cambalading
  • Damula-an
  • Doña Maria (Kangkuirina)
  • Mahayag
  • Mahayahay
  • Poblacion
  • Salvacion
  • San Pedro
  • Seguinon
  • Sherwood
  • Tabgas
  • Talisayan
  • Tinag-an

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Albuera
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 4,635 —    
1918 8,542 +4.16%
1939 13,696 +2.27%
1948 20,950 +4.84%
1960 18,501 −1.03%
1970 22,205 +1.84%
1975 25,368 +2.71%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1980 27,585 +1.69%
1990 32,395 +1.62%
1995 33,939 +0.88%
2000 34,335 +0.25%
2007 39,199 +1.84%
2010 40,553 +1.24%
2015 46,332 +2.57%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Albuera, Leyte, was 46,332 people,[3] with a density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre or 390 inhabitants per square mile.

Education[edit]

Albuera has 5 secondary schools

  • Albuera Private High School
  • Balugo National High School
  • Damula-an National High School
  • Doctor Geronimo B. Zaldivar Memorial School of Fisheries
  • Seguinon National High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37882562
  5. ^ http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/07/16/incoming-albuera-vice mayor-denies-drug-links
  6. ^ http://nap.psa.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/municipality.asp?muncode=083703000&regcode=08&provcode=37
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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