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Bacarra
Municipality of Bacarra
Municipal Hall Bacarra Ilocos Norte.JPG
Official seal of Bacarra
Seal
Map of Ilocos Norte with Bacarra highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Bacarra highlighted
Bacarra is located in Philippines
Bacarra
Bacarra
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°15′11″N 120°36′33″E / 18.25319°N 120.60919°E / 18.25319; 120.60919Coordinates: 18°15′11″N 120°36′33″E / 18.25319°N 120.60919°E / 18.25319; 120.60919
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
District1st District
Founded1778
Barangays43 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNicomedes C. dela Cruz Jr.
 • Electorate18,955 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total65.32 km2 (25.22 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total32,215
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2916
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)77
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)98,222,753.87 (2016)
Native languagesIlocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.bacarra.gov.ph

Bacarra, officially the Municipality of Bacarra, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,215 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bacarra is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Pasuquin, on the east by Vintar; on the south by Laoag City; and on the west by China Sea. It is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of Laoag City and 494 kilometres (307 mi) north of Manila. Bacarra is one of the municipalities with the smallest land area in the province.

Barangays[edit]

Bacarra is politically subdivided into 43 barangays.[2]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
012802001 22-Bani 2.6% 853 948 −1.99%
012802002 40-Buyon 5.0% 1,596 1,524 0.88%
012802003 34-Cabaruan 4.4% 1,413 1,437 −0.32%
012802004 33-Cabulalaan 2.3% 733 748 −0.38%
012802005 26-Cabusligan 3.2% 1,038 1,036 0.04%
012802006 30-Cadaratan 3.7% 1,192 1,156 0.59%
012802007 31-Calioet-Libong 2.6% 823 753 1.71%
012802008 37A-Casilian 3.1% 992 901 1.85%
012802009 32-Corocor 2.5% 814 741 1.81%
012802010 27-Duripes 3.1% 1,010 989 0.40%
012802011 37-Ganagan 2.2% 699 734 −0.93%
012802012 21-Libtong 4.9% 1,587 1,547 0.49%
012802013 24-Macupit 1.9% 625 635 −0.30%
012802014 19-Nambaran 3.0% 982 965 0.33%
012802015 36-Natba 1.6% 530 501 1.08%
012802016 23-Paninaan 1.4% 440 401 1.78%
012802017 39-Pasiocan 3.6% 1,162 1,162 0.00%
012802018 29-Pasngal 2.4% 760 685 2.00%
012802019 35-Pipias 3.3% 1,049 983 1.24%
012802020 20-Pulangi 3.4% 1,082 1,076 0.11%
012802021 27A-Pungto 1.8% 571 551 0.68%
012802022 08-San Agustin 1 1.7% 546 475 2.69%
012802023 09-San Agustin 2 0.9% 274 270 0.28%
012802024 02-San Andres 1 2.4% 782 730 1.32%
012802025 03-San Andres 2 2.2% 694 817 −3.06%
012802026 13-San Gabriel 1 0.8% 269 254 1.10%
012802027 14-San Gabriel 2 1.2% 390 426 −1.67%
012802028 06-San Pedro 1 1.2% 385 379 0.30%
012802029 07-San Pedro 2 1.9% 597 403 7.77%
012802030 15-San Roque 1 1.6% 524 496 1.05%
012802031 16-San Roque 2 1.1% 352 392 −2.03%
012802032 04-San Simon 1 1.9% 626 626 0.00%
012802033 05-San Simon 2 1.0% 333 384 −2.68%
012802034 10-San Vicente 2.0% 649 621 0.84%
012802035 38-Sangil 3.2% 1,031 985 0.87%
012802036 11-Santa Filomena 1 0.8% 264 306 −2.77%
012802037 12-Santa Filomena 2 1.1% 342 326 0.92%
012802038 01-Santa Rita 3.4% 1,104 1,099 0.09%
012802039 17-Santo Cristo 1 1.3% 409 436 −1.21%
012802040 18-Santo Cristo 2 1.3% 420 458 −1.64%
012802041 19A-Tambidao 2.4% 775 762 0.32%
012802042 26-Teppang 2.0% 643 707 −1.79%
012802043 25-Tubburan 2.7% 855 823 0.73%
Total 32,215 31,648 0.34%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bacarra
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 14,616—    
1939 14,478−0.05%
1948 14,806+0.25%
1960 15,851+0.57%
1970 18,570+1.59%
1975 20,736+2.24%
1980 22,118+1.30%
1990 26,940+1.99%
1995 27,827+0.61%
2000 29,668+1.38%
2007 31,485+0.82%
2010 31,648+0.19%
2015 32,215+0.34%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Bacarra was 32,215 people,[3] with a density of 490 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,300 inhabitants per square mile.

The Leaning Belfry of St. Andrew Church

Local government[edit]

Municipal Officials[edit]

Term of Office: June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2019.[7] [8]

Name of Municipal Official Position
Nicomedes C. dela Cruz Jr. Mayor
Jose A. Pilar Jr. Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer
10th Sangguniang Bayan
Ma. Jadel Jansseña M. Velasco, R.N. S.B. Member
Jonathan Blas P. Ramit, D.P.A. S.B. Member
Henedina B. Afaga S.B. Member
John B. Velasco S.B. Member
Dondee D. Visaya S.B. Member
Mario M. Lazo S.B. Member
Richard M. Arquillo S.B. Member
Winston C. Corpuz S.B. Member
George G. Padre LIGA President & ex-officio member
Rolan R. Diniega SK President & ex-officio member

List of former town executives[edit]

1898–Present[9]

Name of Town Executive Year
Don Andres Lazo 1898-1903; 1903-1904; 1912–1916
Don Agustin Albano 1904-1905
Don Antonio Albano 1906-1907
Don Luis Albano 1908-1909
Don Enrique Albano 1910-1912
Don Macario Castro 1916-1919
Don Justo Dacuycuy 1919-1922
Don Rafael Albano 1922-1925
Don Benito Domingo 1925-1928
Don Candido Albano 1928-1931
Don Isabelo Ramones 1931-1934
Don Torcuato Ver 1935-1938
Don Leon Acierto 1939-1940
Don Juan Sales 1941-1944
Don Jacobo Ramiro 1945-1946
Don Justo A. Pilar 1946-1948; 1954-1955
Atty. Felix A. Rivera 1948-1951; 1960-1963
Don Andres M. Madamba 1952-1955
Don Antonio Guillermo 1952; 1956-1959
Don Sabas Sagisi 1964-1965
Don Aurelio Madariaga 1965-1967
Leonardo A. Velasco 01/01/1968-06/30/1986
Don Lorenzo Acoba 06/16/1986-03/01/1987
Atty. Jose C. Pilar Sr. 02/02/1988-06/30/1992
Pacifico C. Velasco 10/14/1987-11/30/1987(OIC); 07/01/1992-06-30/2001
Philip C. Velasco 03/02/1987-10/13/1987(OIC);12/01/1987-02/02/1988(OIC);
07/01/2001-05/20/2007
Nicomedes C. dela Cruz Jr. 05/21/2007-06/30/2007(Acting)
07/01/2007–Present

Government seal[edit]

The Bacarra Seal

Shield, derived from the Provincial Seal of Ilocos Norte.

Blue, symbolizes the incessant of peace for love, justice equality and tranquility, the purity of heart and open mind of the people of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte towards progress. It also depicts the fervent hopes and prayers of the people to reach their goals in their pursuit for economic recovery through productivity and self-reliance.

Yellow, represents the burning desire and initiative of the people to attain reconciliation through the power of love and prayer.

Brown, represents the basic race which the people take pride in the cultivation of the soil through their own sweat and blood.

Leaning Tower, depicts the strength and sturdiness of the people to withstand the challenges of life in the passage of time. It also expresses the dignity of labor.

Carabao and Plow, symbolize the basic factors of production which are of paramount importance in attaining the fondest dreams of the people to become active, viable, self-reliant and productive.

Tobacco and Garlic, represent the two major agricultural cash crops of the people thereby attaining self-reliant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Ilocos Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.comelec.gov.ph
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-05-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://www.bacarra.gov.ph/?p=91

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