Libjo, Dinagat Islands

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Libjo
Municipality
Municipality of Libjo
Libjo Sunset - panoramio.jpg
Map of Dinagat Islands with Libjo highlighted
Map of Dinagat Islands with Libjo highlighted
Libjo is located in Philippines
Libjo
Libjo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°12′N 125°34′E / 10.2°N 125.57°E / 10.2; 125.57Coordinates: 10°12′N 125°34′E / 10.2°N 125.57°E / 10.2; 125.57
Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Dinagat Islands
District Lone District
Founded February 29, 1960
Barangays 16 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Lamberto Llamera, Jr.
 • Vice Mayor Zoltan Edera
 • Electorate 10,575 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 180.57 km2 (69.72 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 17,760
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 8414
PSGC 168504000
IDD:area code +63 (0)86
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 84,225,121.68 (2016)
Website www.libjodinagatislands.gov.ph

Libjo, officially the Municipality of Libjo, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,760 people.[3]

It is formerly known as Albor.

History[edit]

Tabo Festival in Libjo.

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.[4] 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.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Libjo is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

Magsaysay, Dinagat Islands.
  • Albor (Poblacion)
  • Arellano (Madrid)
  • Bayanihan
  • Doña Helen
  • Garcia
  • General Aguinaldo (Bolod-bolod)
  • Kanihaan
  • Llamera
  • Magsaysay
  • Osmeña
  • Plaridel
  • Quezon
  • Rosita
  • San Antonio (Poblacion)
  • San Jose
  • Santo Niño

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Libjo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 6,959—    
1975 5,801−3.58%
1980 10,290+12.14%
1990 14,170+3.25%
1995 14,928+0.98%
2000 16,610+2.32%
2007 18,116+1.20%
2010 17,567−1.11%
2015 17,760+0.21%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "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 September 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  8. ^ "Province of Dinagat Islands". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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