Bato, Leyte

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Bato
Municipality of Bato
Official seal of Bato
Seal
Map of Leyte with Bato highlighted
Map of Leyte with Bato highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Bato is located in Philippines
Bato
Bato
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°19′41″N 124°47′31″E / 10.328°N 124.792°E / 10.328; 124.792Coordinates: 10°19′41″N 124°47′31″E / 10.328°N 124.792°E / 10.328; 124.792
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas
ProvinceLeyte
District 5th district
Barangays32 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNathaniel B. Gertos
 • Vice MayorBryan Nile "Tata Nile" A. Gertos
 • RepresentativeCarl Nicolas C. Cari
 • Councilors
List
 • Electorate23,979 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total72.45 km2 (27.97 sq mi)
Elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Highest elevation
1,133 m (3,717 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total38,356
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 • Households
8,517
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence38.60% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱104,866,896.98 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityLeyte 4 Electric Cooperative (LEYECO 4)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6525
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)5
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.bato-leyte.gov.ph

Bato, officially the Municipality of Bato (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Bato; Waray: Bungtod han Bato; Tagalog: Bayan ng Bato), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 38,356 people. [3]

It borders with the municipality of Matalom in the south, Hilongos in the north, and Bontoc to the east. Bato, together with Hilongos, is also a center of commerce, trade and education in southwestern part of Leyte.

Barangays[edit]

Bato is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[2]

  • Alegria
  • Alejos
  • Amagos
  • Anahawan
  • Bago
  • Bagong Bayan District (Poblacion)
  • Buli
  • Cebuana
  • Daan Lungsod
  • Dawahon
  • Himamaa
  • Dolho
  • Domagocdoc
  • Guerrero District (Poblacion)
  • Imelda
  • Iniguihan District (Poblacion)
  • Kalanggaman District (Poblacion)
  • Katipunan
  • Liberty
  • Mabini
  • Marcelo
  • Naga
  • Osmeña
  • Plaridel
  • Ponong
  • Revilla
  • San Agustin
  • Santo Niño
  • Tabunok
  • Tagaytay
  • Tinago District (Poblacion)
  • Tugas

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bato, Leyte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78
(3.1)
57
(2.2)
84
(3.3)
79
(3.1)
118
(4.6)
181
(7.1)
178
(7.0)
169
(6.7)
172
(6.8)
180
(7.1)
174
(6.9)
128
(5.0)
1,598
(62.9)
Average rainy days 16.7 13.8 17.3 18.5 23.2 26.5 27.1 26.0 26.4 27.5 24.6 21.0 268.6
Source: Meteoblue [5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bato
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,472—    
1918 7,937+2.51%
1939 14,706+2.98%
1948 16,406+1.22%
1960 18,915+1.19%
1970 20,533+0.82%
1975 22,241+1.62%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 24,529+1.98%
1990 28,197+1.40%
1995 29,810+1.05%
2000 32,974+2.19%
2007 33,930+0.39%
2010 35,610+1.77%
2015 38,356+1.42%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Bato, Leyte, was 38,356 people, [3] with a density of 530 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,400 inhabitants per square mile.

Economy[edit]


Transportation[edit]

Shipping companies operating in Bato:

  • Medallion Transport: day & night trips Bato to Cebu City and vice versa
  • Medallion Transport: day & night trips Bato to Ubay, Bohol and versa
  • Southern Pacific Shipping: night trips Bato to Cebu City and vice versa
  • Other shipping line transport including to Barangay Dawahon

Transit Bus Companies:

  • Super 5
  • CUL Transport
  • Mega Bus
  • DLTB
  • Ultrabus
  • Philtranco

Education[edit]

Tertiary Education:

  • Bato Institute of Science and Technology, Inc.

Secondary Education:

(PUBLIC)

  • Bato School of Fisheries
  • Bato National High School
  • Dawahon National High School
  • Anahawan National High School
  • Buli National High School

(PRIVATE)

  • Bato Institute Of Science and Technology Inc. (High School Department)
  • Bato Academy

Elementary Education:

(PUBLIC)

EAST DISTRICT

  • Anahawan Central School (Barangay Anahawan)
  • Alejos Elementary School
  • Tagaytay Elementary School
  • Naga Elementary School
  • Mabini Elementary School
  • Bago Elementary School
  • Himama-a Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Katipunan Elementary School
  • Revilla Primary School
  • Cebuana Primary School
  • Plaridel Elementary School
  • Osmena Elementary School
  • Buli Elementary School
  • Talisayan Primary School
  • Imelda Elementary School

WEST DISTRICT

  • Bato Central School (Brgys. Tinago and Kalanggaman)
  • Dolho Elementary School
  • Dawahon Elementary School
  • Ponong Elementary School
  • Tabunok Elementary School
  • Tugas Elementary School
  • Alegria Elementary School
  • Amagos Elementary School
  • Marcelo Elementary School
  • Domagocdoc Primary School

(PRIVATE)

  • Saint Teresa's School of Bato, Inc.
  • Bato Institute of Science and Technology, Inc. (Elementary Department)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Bato | (DILG)
  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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Bato: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  10. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.

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