Angat, Bulacan

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Angat
Municipality
Angat Municipal Hall
Angat Municipal Hall
Official seal of Angat
Seal
Nickname(s): The True Heart of Bulacan
Map of Bulacan showing the location of Angat
Map of Bulacan showing the location of Angat
Angat is located in Philippines
Angat
Angat
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°55′N 121°03′E / 14.92°N 121.05°E / 14.92; 121.05Coordinates: 14°55′N 121°03′E / 14.92°N 121.05°E / 14.92; 121.05
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bulacan
District 3rd District
Founded 1683
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Leonardo R. De Leon (LP)
 • Vice Mayor Gilberto C. Santos (LP)
Area[2]
 • Total 74.00 km2 (28.57 sq mi)
Highest elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 59,237
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Poverty rate Positive decrease 7.2%
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3012
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Income class [4] 1st class; partially urban
• Revenue (2017) Increase PHP 170.73 million
• Expenses (2017) Increase PHP 118.83 million
• Total Assets (2017) Increase PHP 275.90 million
Electricity Manila Electric Company
• Consumption 18.44 million kWh (2003)
Website www.angat.bulacan.ph

Angat (Tagalog: [aŋgat]) is a first class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 59,237 people.[3]

Early history[edit]

The Town of Angat got its name after the Tagalog word Angat (A-ngat), meaning 'elevated' or 'a high piece of land'.

Angat was originally a part of the Old Pueblo de Quingua now Municipality of (Plaridel) - Plaridel, Bulacan. This fact was due most probably to the situation of the Rio de Quingua Angat River, which directly connects the town of Quingua, a community then located in the center of vast lands, covering plains and mountains alike.

Augustinian missionaries built a small visita (chapel) under the Parochial ministry of Paroquia de Santiago Matamoro de Quingua. In 1683 the visita of Angat made a Town Church and the whole Angat where established as a new Pueblo.

Today, still stands and legible, is the inscription at the façade of her church with a Roman Numeral "MDCCXII" translated to "1727" a year indicating the date of the erection the Angat Church's present building.

Geography[edit]

The towns of San Rafael, Bulacan and Bustos, Bulacan bound the town of Angat on the North. On the East by the vast Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges - Sierra Madre (Philippines), to its South by the towns of Norzagaray, Bulacan and Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

The municipality of Angat has hilly and mountainous landscape that nestles Angat River - (Bulacan River) which snakes around eleven provinces in the Central Luzon Region. Angat River's main basin of water resource is from Sierra Madre Mountain Range (the longest mountain range in the Philippines) in Luzon island. During increment climate condition like continuous rainy days for days the water inundates to different river tributaries in its adjoining municipalities, as well as provinces through different rivers. To the southeast are 2 rivers: Sta. Maria River of Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Bunsuran River of Pandi, Bulacan. Balagtas River of Balagtas, Bulacan, and Bocaue River of Bocaue, Bulacan.

Angat's mountainous and hilly area has abundance of trees that are source of timber and wood materials, and unfortunately become an area of illegal logging. The mountainous areas, and lands close to the river shore, some of which are privately owned is rich in mineral deposit of silica. The vast area around Angat River is very high source of rocks and pebbles used for construction and garden landscaping.

Most areas have a very relaxing atmosphere of greenery seen in mountain heights and river shore lines where some fresh water fishes also multiplies.

Climate[edit]

The prevailing climatic conditions in the municipality is categorized into two (2) types: Wet season (Rainy Season or Monsoon Season) and Dry Season (Summer Season).

Climate data for Angat, Bulacan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
34
(93)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 1.7
(0.7)
0.7
(0.3)
0.5
(0.2)
2.4
(0.9)
15.3
(6)
35.5
(14)
50.4
(19.8)
51.6
(20.3)
37.4
(14.7)
22.5
(8.8)
16.3
(6.4)
6.8
(2.7)
240.8
(94.8)
Source: http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=984300&refer=&units=metric

Barangays[edit]

Angat is subdivided into 16 barangays:


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
031401001 Banaban 3.6% 2,140 1,539 6.48%
031401002 Baybay 1.4% 855 836 0.43%
031401003 Binagbag 8.7% 5,182 4,641 2.12%
031401005 Donacion 4.4% 2,603 2,502 0.76%
031401006 Encanto 7.9% 4,665 4,289 1.61%
031401007 Laog 2.1% 1,225 1,053 2.92%
031401008 Marungko 7.3% 4,344 4,263 0.36%
031401009 Niugan 7.8% 4,607 4,362 1.05%
031401010 Paltok 2.4% 1,447 1,369 1.06%
031401013 Pulong Yantok 8.3% 4,940 3,990 4.15%
031401014 San Roque (Poblacion) 8.7% 5,168 4,642 2.06%
031401015 Santa Cruz (Poblacion) 9.5% 5,641 5,663 −0.07%
031401016 Santa Lucia 4.2% 2,475 2,663 −1.38%
031401017 Santo Cristo (Poblacion) 8.4% 4,999 4,859 0.54%
031401018 Sulucan 9.7% 5,723 5,557 0.56%
031401019 Taboc 5.4% 3,223 3,104 0.72%
Total 59,237 55,332 1.31%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Angat
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 6,961—    
1918 9,019+1.74%
1939 11,060+0.98%
1948 12,776+1.62%
1960 15,051+1.37%
1970 19,798+2.78%
1975 23,344+3.36%
1980 24,844+1.25%
1990 34,494+3.34%
1995 39,037+2.35%
2000 46,033+3.60%
2007 53,117+1.99%
2010 55,332+1.50%
2015 59,237+1.31%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Angat, Bulacan, was 59,237 people,[3] with a density of 800 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,100 inhabitants per square mile.

Religion[edit]

Sta. Monica de Angat Church

The people of Angat are mostly devout Catholics. Their patron saint is Saint Monica. It displays baroque architecture, with its interior replicating the Sistine Chapel, recently remodeled but preserving its old architecture. In 1983, the Parish of the town celebrated its Tricentennial Foundation. Today, Angat has already Three Catholic Parishes within the town — the Saint Paul the Apostle Parish in Brgy. Niugan, the Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish in Brgy. Binagbag, and the Sta. Monica Parish in Poblacion.

Other religious groups include the Members Church of God International popularly known as Ang Dating Daan, Iglesia ni Cristo, and Jehovah's Witness, Methodists, Aglipayans, Adventists, Baptists, Mormons. There also some Evangelical, Pentecostal, Charismatic churches, ministries, fellowships and religious groups. Islam (Muslims) could also be found.

Local government[edit]

  • Mayor: Leonardo R. De Leon
  • Vice Mayor: Gilberto C. Santos

Councilors of Angat:

Councilor Partylist No. of Votes
Arvin Lopez Agustin LP (LIBERAL PARTY) 17,2741
Arvin "Bino" Villarama Cruz (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 16,1752
Pauleen Christsolite Suarez (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 15,8863
Malanio "Bong" Andres Jr. (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 13,2164
Erwin Santos (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12,9465
Editha Gabriel De Guzman (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12,8946
Allen "Patay" Paredez Cruz (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 12,8747
Tristan "TanTan" Trinidad Cruz (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 12,5748

Education[edit]

Colegio de Sta Monica de Angat[edit]

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The Angateños consider education as very important. It was the dream of many that there would be a Catholic school in Angat. This dream was realized in 1983 through the initiative and leadership of the founding members of the first Board of Trustees of Sta. Monica Catholic School, Inc.: Bishop Cirilio R. Almario, Jr., Rev. Fr. Macario R. Manahan, Councilor Manuel C. De Guzman, Mrs. Angelita A. Cruz, Mr. Francisco C. Robles.

Through a memorandum of agreement between the Ministry of Social Services and Development and the Parents' Committee, the Day Care Center became Sta. Monica Catholic Learning Center. In 1985, the school was renamed Sta. Monica Catholic School and given the permit to open and conduct Grade VI. The first batch of Grade VI graduates received their diplomas in March 1986.

On March 27, 1987, the high school department was formally opened. A year later, the school's name was changed to Colegio de Sta. Monica de Angat to reflect the town's Hispanic heritage. In the same year, the St. Joseph Building was inaugurated. The first batch graduated in March 1990. Today, the school's population and physical structure continues to grow.[8]

Other school[edit]

[9]

Private Pre Elem/Elementary School
School Location
Angat Ecumenical Kindergarten School Santa Cruz
Colegio De Sta. Monica De Angat Poblacion
Kalinangan Integrated School Sulucan
Lourdes School Of Bulacan Marungko
Wisdom Jade Academy Niugan
Public Pre Elem/Elementary School
School Location
Atiliano S. De Guzman Elementary School Taboc
Banaban Elementary School Banaban
Baybay Elementary School Baybay
Benito C. Cruz Elementary School Santa Lucia
Col. Vicente Salvador Elementary School Laog
Don Pablo Amisola Memorial School Niugan
Dr. A. Villarama Memorial School Marungko
F.F. Illescas Memorial School Binagbag
M.L. Adriano Memorial Elementary School Encanto
Matias A. Fernando Memorial School San Roque
Osias M. Esteban Elementary School Pulong Yantok
Paltoc Elementary School Paltoc
Sulucan Elementary School Sulucan
Teodoso R. Manuel Elementary School Donacion
Private Secondary School
School Location
Colegio De Sta. Monica De Angat Poblacion
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial School Santo Cristo
Kalinangan Integrated School Sulucan
Lourdes School of Bulacan Marungko
Public Secondary School
School Location
Angat National High School Taboc
Angel M. del Rosario Memorial High School Pulong Yantok
Binagbag National High School Binagbag
Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial High School Santa Cruz
Technical/Vocational Schools
School Location
Bulacan Polytechnic College Santa Cruz
Tertiary Schools
School Location
Lourdes College of Bulacan Marungko

Culture and tourism[edit]

Town festivities and events[edit]

As a predominantly Roman Catholic Christian community, every barangay has their own unique way of celebrating fiestas in honor of their respective patron saint. In the town proper where the old beautiful church of Angat is located, the locals celebrate their fiesta every 4th of May in honor of its patron St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: BULACAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ ""Commission on Audit 2017 Report-Angat"". Quezon City, Philippines: Commission on Audit. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  7. ^ "Province of Bulacan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Reference 6
  9. ^ "Schools & Utility Services". Municipality of Angat. 

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