Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan

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Doña Remedios Trinidad
Municipality
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Map of Bulacan showing the location of Doña Remedios Trinidad
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Doña Remedios Trinidad is located in Philippines
Doña Remedios Trinidad
Doña Remedios Trinidad
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°00′N 121°05′E / 15°N 121.08°E / 15; 121.08Coordinates: 15°00′N 121°05′E / 15°N 121.08°E / 15; 121.08
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Bulacan
District 3rd District
Founded 1977
Barangays 8
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ronaldo T. Flores
Area[2]
 • Total 932.96 km2 (360.22 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 22,663
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
 • Poverty rate Decrease 24.6%
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3009
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Income class 1st class partially urban
Electricity Manila Electric Company
• Consumption 0.79 million kWh (2003)
Website www.drt.gov.ph

Doña Remedios Trinidad is a first class partially urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,663 people.[3]

It is known as "Bulacan's Last Frontier" because of its untouched natural beauty and it is the least travelled town in the province.

History[edit]

On September 13, 1977, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos issued Presidential Decree No. 1196 creating the municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad.[4] The municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad was named in honor of the late mother (Remedios T. Romualdez) of then First Lady, Imelda Romualdez Marcos, who was a Bulakeña from Baliuag.

The municipality covers seven barangays, originally part of Angat, Norzagaray, and San Miguel. These are Pulong Sampaloc and Camachile of Angat; Bayabas and Kabayunan of Norzagaray; Talbac, Camachin and Kalawakan of San Miguel.

Geography[edit]

Doña Remedios Trinidad is the largest municipality in Bulacan, occupying almost 1/3 of the total land area of the province. It lies on the southern edge of the Sierra Madre mountain range, and partially embracing two major portions of the Angat Watershed reservation: the Bulacan forest reserve and the Biak-na-Bato National Park, comprising 327.3 km² of alienable and disposable public land.

Barangays[edit]

Doña Remedios Trinidad is politically subdivided into the following 8 barangays:[2]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
031424001 Bayabas 6.9% 1,575 1,302 3.69%
031424002 Kabayunan 7.7% 1,745 1,570 2.03%
031424003 Camachin 4.6% 1,043 1,170 −2.16%
031424004 Camachile 18.4% 4,166 3,433 3.75%
031424005 Kalawakan 30.5% 6,909 5,632 3.97%
031424006 Pulong Sampalok 12.6% 2,859 2,666 1.34%
031424007 Talbak 7.7% 1,746 1,528 2.57%
031424008 Sapang Bulak 11.6% 2,620 2,577 0.32%
Total 22,663 19,878 2.53%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Doña Remedios Trinidad
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 8,614 —    
1995 11,194 +5.03%
2000 13,636 +4.32%
2007 19,086 +4.75%
2010 19,878 +1.49%
2015 22,663 +2.53%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5]

In the 2015 census, the population of Doña Remedios Trinidad was 22,663 people,[3] with a density of 24 inhabitants per square kilometre or 62 inhabitants per square mile.

Doña Remedios Trinidad is the least populated of all the municipalities and cities of Bulacan.

Bulacan P11-billion bulk water supply project[edit]

On December 12, 2007, Bulacan and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) signed an agreement for the development of an P11-billion bulk water supply project. Ayala-owned Manila Water Co. Inc. will implement the project. MWSS and Manila Water will provide a financial package of an infrastructure grant, a P10-million development assistance and a P10-million royalty fee to the towns of Norzagaray and Doña Remedios Trinidad, which will host the water supply project.[6]

Education[edit]

One of the main secondary school in DRT is the Doña Remedios Trinidad High School located in Brgy. Pulong Sampaloc. Most of the students in this school came from the four barangays of DRT (Pulong Sampaloc, Camachile, Sapang Bulak, and Bayabas) and some students from the adjacent barangay of Banaban in Angat. The San Ildefonso-based Bulacan Agricultural State College opened a branch campus as Bulacan Agricultural State College-DRT located in Barangay Sapang Bulak.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BULACAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Region III (CENTRAL LUZON)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Presidential Decree No. 1196, creating the Municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad.
  5. ^ a b "Region III (CENTRAL LUZON)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ ABS-CBN, Bulacan govt, MWSS ink deal on bulk water supply project

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