Doña Remedios Trinidad

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Doña Remedios Trinidad
Municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Nicknames: 
  • D.R.T.
  • Remedios
  • Bulacan's Last Frontier
Map of Bulacan with Doña Remedios Trinidad highlighted
Map of Bulacan with Doña Remedios Trinidad highlighted
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
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
District3rd District
Founded1977
Named forRemedios Trinidad Romualdez
Barangays8 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRonaldo T. Flores
 • Vice MayorLarry Cruz
 • Electorate20,412 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total932.96 km2 (360.22 sq mi)
Elevation
184 m (604 ft)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total22,663
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3009
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)44
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Poverty ratePositive decrease 24.6%
• Revenue (2017)Increase PHP 206.99 million (14%) [4]
• Expenses (2017)Increase PHP 113.81 million (11%)
• Total Assets (2017)Increase PHP 610.18 million (28%)
ElectricityManila Electric Company
• Consumption0.79 million kWh (2003)
Native languagesTagalog
Websitewww.drt.gov.ph

Doña Remedios Trinidad, officially the Municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Doña Remedios Trinidad), is a 1st class 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 natural environment and as 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.[5] The municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad was named in honor of Doña Remedios T. Romualdez, mother of then First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, who was a Bulakeña from the town of 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 embraces three major conservation areas: the Angat Watershed Forest Reserve, Biak-na-Bato National Park, and Doña Remedios–General Tinio Watershed Forest Reserve, comprising 327.3 km² of alienable and disposable public land.

Barangays[edit]

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


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 4,759—    
1990 8,614+6.11%
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][6][7][8]

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.

Economy[edit]

Municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad is a mainly agricultural town. Agricultural products, such as pineapples, are the main source of income of the town and its residents.

Pineapple plantation in Brgy. Talbak

On December 12, 2007, the Province of 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.[9]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Bulacan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ ""Commission on Audit 2017 Report-Bulacan"". Quezon City, Philippines: Commission on Audit. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. ^ Presidential Decree No. 1196, creating the Municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad.
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Bulacan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ ABS-CBN, Bulacan govt, MWSS ink deal on bulk water supply project[permanent dead link]

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