Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija

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Gabaldon
Municipality
Municipality of Gabaldon
Welcome Arch
Welcome Arch
Official seal of Gabaldon
Seal
Map of Nueva Ecija with Gabaldon highlighted
Map of Nueva Ecija with Gabaldon highlighted
Gabaldon is located in Philippines
Gabaldon
Gabaldon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°32′N 121°19′E / 15.53°N 121.32°E / 15.53; 121.32Coordinates: 15°32′N 121°19′E / 15.53°N 121.32°E / 15.53; 121.32
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Nueva Ecija
District 3rd District
Barangays 16 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rolando S. Bue
 • Electorate 19,939 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 242.88 km2 (93.78 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 35,383
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3131
PSGC 034907000
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Climate type tropical monsoon climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Website gabaldon.gov.ph

Gabaldon, officially the Municipality of Gabaldon, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 35,383 people.[3]

It is formerly known as Sabani and Bitulok. Tagalogs and Ilocanos predominate this town.

The town is tucked between the Sierra Madre Mountains. It lies 171 kilometres (106 mi) north-east of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is bounded by Bongabon on the north, Laur on the west, General Tinio on the south, and Dingalan by the east.

Barangays[edit]

Gabaldon is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.

  • Bagong Sikat
  • Bagting
  • Bantug
  • Bitulok (North Pob.)
  • Bugnan
  • Calabasa
  • Camachile
  • Cuyapa
  • Ligaya
  • Macasandal
  • Malinao
  • Pantoc
  • Pinamalisan
  • South Poblacion
  • Sawmill
  • Tagumpay

History[edit]

Gabaldon was the site of the Sabani estate, the largest hacienda in Nueva Ecija during the second half of the 19th century, with 3,000 heads of cattle and occupying more than 6,000 hectares.[4] The entire area was then part of the township of Laur. In 1950, the barrios of Bitulok, Bantug, Bitulok Saw Mill, Cuyapa, Macasandal, Pantok, Calumpang, Malinao, Tagumpay, Bugnan, Bagong Sicat, Ligaya, Calabasa, Bateria and Pintong Bagting, then belonging to the town of Laur, were separated to constitute the new town of Bitulok.[5] The name was later changed from Bitulok to Sabani.[6] Finally, through Republic Act 1318, approved June 16, 1955, its name was changed from Sabani to Gabaldon.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Gabaldon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1960 9,907 —    
1970 13,865 +3.41%
1975 15,673 +2.49%
1980 17,169 +1.84%
1990 21,744 +2.39%
1995 25,750 +3.22%
2000 28,324 +2.06%
2007 29,619 +0.62%
2010 32,246 +3.14%
2015 35,383 +1.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ McCoy and de Jesus, Philippine social history: global trade and local transformations, p. 67
  5. ^ "An Act to Create the Municipality of Bitulok in the Province of Nueva Ecija". LawPH.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  6. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Bitulok in the Province of Nueva Ecija to That of Sabani". LawPH.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  7. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Sabani, Province of Nueva Ecija, to Gabaldon". LawPH.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Province of Nueva Ecija". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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