Giporlos

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Giporlos
Municipality of Giporlos
Etymology: Waray-waray podlos, 'to slip from capture'
Map of Eastern Samar with Giporlos highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Giporlos highlighted
Giporlos is located in Philippines
Giporlos
Giporlos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°27′E / 11.12°N 125.45°E / 11.12; 125.45Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°27′E / 11.12°N 125.45°E / 11.12; 125.45
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
DistrictLone District
Barangays18 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorGilbert I. Go
 • Vice MayorLicelle N. Biong
 • CongressmanMaria Fe R. Abunda
 • Electorate9,192 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total97.51 km2 (37.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total13,308
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6811
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)55
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)53.9 million  (2016)
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog
Websitewww.giporlos-esamar.gov.ph

Giporlos (IPA: [ˌhiˈporlɔs]), officially the Municipality of Giporlos, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 13,308 people. Where Marlito Joshua B. Amistoso lives [3]

Formerly Giporlos was a barangay of the municipality of Balangiga, named San Bernardino.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the municipality was taken from the Waray-waray word Hi Podlos ('the sly one'), the nickname given to a woman who was nearly kidnapped by marauding "Moros" (Muslims). A folk story in the town tells of two women who went to a coastal area called "Rawis" to gather seashells only to be confronted by Moro men. One of the women, who was quite observant to her surroundings, was able to escape with haste. The other woman, who was already being dragged by the Moros to their vinta, squirmed her way out of their clutches like an eel (Waray: podlos, 'to slip from capture'), leaving them clutching her skirt while she fled triumphantly, earning the name Hi Podlos. It is said that this name was changed to Hi Porlos to name the place or the whole area of settlement and was modified further by the Spaniards into its current spelling: Giporlos[4].

Barangays[edit]

Giporlos is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 2 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 3 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 4 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 5 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 6 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 7 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 8 (Poblacion)
  • Biga
  • Coticot
  • Gigoso
  • Huknan
  • Parina
  • Paya
  • President Roxas
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Cruz (Cansingkol)
  • San Isidro (Malabag)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Giporlos
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 10,043—    
1970 8,773−1.34%
1975 10,015+2.69%
1980 10,128+0.22%
1990 11,001+0.83%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 10,050−1.68%
2000 10,218+0.36%
2007 11,286+1.38%
2010 12,040+2.38%
2015 13,308+1.92%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

The population of Giporlos in the 2015 census was 13,308 people,[3] with a density of 140 inhabitants per square kilometre or 360 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Giporlos, Eastern Samar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 90
(3.5)
67
(2.6)
82
(3.2)
70
(2.8)
97
(3.8)
145
(5.7)
152
(6.0)
127
(5.0)
132
(5.2)
152
(6.0)
169
(6.7)
144
(5.7)
1,427
(56.2)
Average rainy days 17.0 13.5 16.0 16.5 20.6 24.3 26.0 25.4 25.2 26.4 23.0 21.1 255
Source: Meteoblue [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ https://sites.google.com/site/lgugiporlos/home/legend
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Giporlos, Eastern Samar : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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