Dinagat, Dinagat Islands

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Dinagat
Municipality
Nickname(s): "The Mother Municipality of Dinagat Islands"
Motto: Pangga Dinagat!
Map of Dinagat Islands with Dinagat highlighted
Map of Dinagat Islands with Dinagat highlighted
Dinagat is located in Philippines
Dinagat
Dinagat
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°57′N 125°37′E / 9.950°N 125.617°E / 9.950; 125.617Coordinates: 09°57′N 125°37′E / 9.950°N 125.617°E / 9.950; 125.617
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Dinagat Islands
District Lone district of Dinagat Islands
Established 1830
Barangays 12
Government[1]
 • Mayor Craig Ecleo
Area[2][3]
 • Total 139.94 km2 (54.03 sq mi)
 • Land 32.87 km2 (12.69 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 10,632
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8412
IDD:area code +63 (0)86
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 168503000
Electorate 6,549 voters as of 2016

Dinagat is a municipality on Dinagat Island in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 10,632 people.[4]

History[edit]

Barangays San Jose, Matingbe, Jacques, Aurelio, Mahayahay, San Juan, Don Ruben Ecleo, Justiniana Edera, Sta. Cruz, Cuarenta, Wilson and Luna was separated from the original territory of Dinagat to form the new municipality of San Jose on November 15, 1989 under Republic Act No. 6769.[5]

The town became a part of the province of Dinagat Islands in December 2006, when the province was created from Surigao del Norte by Republic Act No. 9355. However, in February 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the necessary requirements for provincial land area and population were not met. The town reverted to Surigao del Norte.[6] On October 24, 2012, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[7]

Barangays[edit]

Dinagat is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.

  • Bagumbayan
  • Cab-ilan
  • Cabayawan
  • Cayetano
  • Escolta (Pob.)
  • Gomez
  • Justiniana Edera
  • Magsaysay
  • Mauswagon (Pob.)
  • New Mabuhay
  • Wadas
  • White Beach (Pob.)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dinagat
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 3,050 —    
1918 8,382 +6.97%
1939 9,533 +0.61%
1948 11,105 +1.71%
1960 10,095 −0.79%
1970 6,714 −3.99%
1975 22,284 +27.20%
1980 36,726 +10.50%
1990 8,659 −13.46%
1995 8,609 −0.11%
2000 9,883 +3.00%
2007 11,961 +2.67%
2010 12,786 +2.46%
2015 10,632 −3.45%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][8][9][10]


Former mayor Gwendolyn Ecleo of Dinagat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Socio Economic Fact Book". Socio Economic Fact Book. Dinagat Islands Provincial Planning and Development Office. 
  4. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 6769" (PDF). House of Representatives of the Philippines. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 28, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Tetch Torres (2010-02-11). "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "IRA Shares for LGUs Jump by 37.5% in 2013". Office of the President of the Philippines. January 9, 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-08-31. 
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Province of Dinagat Islands". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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