Carmen, Davao del Norte
|Municipality of Carmen|
Map of Davao del Norte with Carmen highlighted
|Region||Davao Region (Region XI)|
|Province||Davao del Norte|
|Founded||May 6, 1970|
|Barangays||20 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Marcelino A. Perandos|
|• Vice Mayor||Alberto L. Sarin|
|• Electorate||39,383 voters (2016)|
|• Total||166.00 km2 (64.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)84|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||173 million (2016)|
Once part of the undivided Province of Davao. The Barangay Ising now known as Carmen was apportion to the component barangays of the Municipality of Panabo, the so-called Barangay Ising which was rooted from the famous Ising river. The renowned Barangay Ising spin to other entitlement and become integral and set of government of the Municipality of Carmen in the Province of Davao del Norte and subsequently apart these days to the City of Panabo. It was on by virtue of Republic Act 4745 enacted by the defunct Philippine Congress created the new municipality in June 18, 1968. Carmen, was named in memory of Doña Carmen Veloso, then wife of Congressman Ismael Veloso who was found his ancestors’ roots Carmen Cebu. Carmen has vast rice fields while its coastal areas provide fishermen a major source of livelihood such as mud crab fattening and fishing. Carmen is also a part of Davao Metropolitan Area.
Municipality of Carmen is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.
- Asuncion (Cuatro-Cuatro)
- Ising (poblacion)
- La Paz
- New Camiling
- San Isidro
- Santo Nino
When the Philippines was shaken by World War II, Filipinos buckled down and joined military units that resisted the Japanese invaders. In Carmen, locals fought the war and drove away the Japanese army then stationed in Barangay Ising. The Battle of Ising is being remembered with a 30 feet (9.1 m) high monument built on the same spot the battle took place, which was just a few meters away from the Japanese garrison. The Veterans Memorial Shrine, just along the national highway, has a brief history and some of the names of those who participated, and has become a tourist attraction in Carmen.
|Population census of Carmen|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Elected officials of Carmen for the term of 2013-2016:
- Mayor:Marcelino A. Perandos (KB)
- Vice Mayor:Alberto L. Sarin (KB)
- Hon.Jesus Jandog Atanoza
- Lynneo Ochoco Soriano
- Hon.Mario Viñas Solis
- Hon.Rolando Marañan Estremos
- Hon.Nenita Bosquit Bugais
- Hon.Roselyn Ylanan Buen
- Hon.Danilo Fueconcillo De Ramos
- Hon.Yolanda Cruz Bulseco
- Hon.Restituto Salaysay
- Hon.Marvin Baiño Lupio
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