Boliney, Abra

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Boliney
Municipality
Official seal of Boliney
Seal
Map of Abra showing the location of Boliney
Map of Abra with Boliney highlighted
Boliney is located in Philippines
Boliney
Boliney
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°23′N 120°49′E / 17.38°N 120.82°E / 17.38; 120.82Coordinates: 17°23′N 120°49′E / 17.38°N 120.82°E / 17.38; 120.82
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Abra
District Lone District of Abra
Barangays 8 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Benido L. Balao-as Sr.
 • Electorate 2,790 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 216.92 km2 (83.75 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 3,573
 • Density 16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2815
PSGC 140102000
Area code(s) +63 (0)74
Income class 5th municipal income class

Boliney, officially the Municipality of Boliney (Ilocano: Ili ti Boliney, Filipino: Bayan ng Boliney), is a municipality in the province of Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines. The population was 3,573 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 2,790 registered voters.[4]

Boliney is bounded to the north by Sallapadan, Bucloc, and Daguioman, to the east by Tubo and the provinces of Kalinga and Mountain Province, and to the west by of Luba and Manabo.

Geography[edit]

Boliney is located at 17°23′N 120°49′E / 17.38°N 120.82°E / 17.38; 120.82.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 216.92 square kilometres (83.75 sq mi)[2] constituting 5.21% of the 4,165.25-square-kilometre- (1,608.21 sq mi) total area of Abra.

Barangays[edit]

Boliney is politically subdivided into 8 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
140102001 Amti 9.4% 337 411 −3.71%
140102002 Bao-yan 14.0% 502 577 −2.62%
140102003 Danac East 11.9% 424 518 −3.74%
140102008 Danac West 15.2% 544 618 −2.40%
140102004 Dao-angan 9.1% 326 399 −3.77%
140102005 Dumagas 12.2% 435 387 2.25%
140102006 Kilong-Olao 6.3% 226 234 −0.66%
140102007 Poblacion (Boliney) 21.8% 779 919 −3.10%
Total 3,573 4,063 −2.42%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Boliney
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1918 945 —    
1939 1,497 +2.21%
1948 1,579 +0.59%
1960 2,326 +3.28%
1970 3,175 +3.16%
1975 2,902 −1.79%
1980 3,060 +1.07%
1990 3,773 +2.12%
1995 3,156 −3.29%
2000 3,340 +1.22%
2007 3,349 +0.04%
2010 4,063 +7.29%
2015 3,573 −2.42%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


In the 2015 census, Boliney had a population of 3,573.[3] The population density was 16 inhabitants per square kilometre (41/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 2,790 registered voters.[4]

The municipality's population consists of the Cordillera sub-tribes, namely Masadiit of the Tingguian Tribes, Belwang of the Igorot and Balatoc of the Kalinga tribe. Descendants of the other Tinguian sub-tribes are also represented in Boliney such as Binongan, Banao, Maeng, Ammotan (now called Muyadan of Manabo).

Economy[edit]

The main source of livelihood of the people of Boliney comes from their rice terraces. But most of their rice lands were either seriously damaged or totally lost due to the landslides, mud piles, and by the killer quakes in 1990 and 1992. They get most of their rice now from Bangued, while other mountain municipalities supplied some of the rice needs of some nearby lowland municipalities.

Rehabilitation have been on the communal facilities such as roads, trails, irrigation systems, footbridges and rice fields by the Masadiit Farmers Cooperative Inc. (MFCI) with the fund amounting to ₱2,903 million from the Presidential Management Staff and by the Inter NGO Disaster Relief Services (INDRS) with the fund amounting C$292,516.00, ₱7 million from Oxfam.

Transportation[edit]

Boliney is situated 62 kilometres (39 mi) from the capital town of Bangued, and can be reached by road which was completed in 1974. Prior to this, it was accessible only by hiking a 24-kilometre (15 mi) long mountain trail.

After 1974, the road was extended by about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) before reaching Danac, the farthest barangay. The present-day road is now as far as the Poblacion; however, the rest of the road has been abandoned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Abra". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Boliney, Abra". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Abra". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.