Lobo, Batangas

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Lobo
Municipality
Lobo,Batangasjf9902 07.JPG
Official seal of Lobo
Seal
Nickname(s): Atis Capital of the Philippines[1]
Map of Batangas showing the location of Lobo
Location within Batangas province
Lobo is located in Philippines
Lobo
Lobo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.65°N 121.25°E / 13.65; 121.25Coordinates: 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.65°N 121.25°E / 13.65; 121.25
Country Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 2nd District
Barangays 26 (see Barangays)
Government[2]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jurly Manalo
Area[3]
 • Total 175.03 km2 (67.58 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 41,504
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[5] 24,929
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4229
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 041015000
Website www.lobo.gov.ph

Lobo, officially the Municipality of Lobo (Filipino: Bayan ng Lobo), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 41,504 at the 2015 census.[4] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 24,929 registered voters.[5]

History[edit]

The name "Lobo" may have come from:

  1. the Tagalog term for "wolf", lobo
  2. the River Lobo, which flows through Lobo itself, or
  3. the name of a group of early inhabitants, known as Lolobos.[citation needed]

The town was proclaimed as the "Atis Capital of the Philippines" through Resolution 2011-61 in September 2011.[1]

Geography[edit]

Lobo is located at 13°39′N 121°15′E / 13.65°N 121.25°E / 13.65; 121.25. The town is located near the southern tip of Batangas province, about 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Manila.

Lobo has white sand beaches whose ocean floor slopes gradually for nearly 200 metres (660 ft) before a drop-off.[citation needed] It also has protected mangrove forests and fish sanctuaries.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 175.03 square kilometres (67.58 sq mi)[3] constituting 5.61% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Lobo is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[6]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[7]
041015001 Apar 2.8% 1,176 959 3.96%
041015002 Balatbat 5.8% 2,400 2,137 2.23%
041015003 Balibago 8.3% 3,454 2,967 2.94%
041015004 Banalo 6.1% 2,515 2,195 2.63%
041015005 Biga 4.9% 2,030 1,782 2.51%
041015006 Bignay 1.2% 501 432 2.86%
041015007 Calo 2.2% 918 913 0.10%
041015008 Calumpit 2.0% 819 734 2.11%
041015009 Fabrica 5.0% 2,056 1,742 3.21%
041015010 Jaybanga 4.5% 1,873 1,652 2.42%
041015011 Lagadlarin 5.0% 2,086 1,853 2.28%
041015012 Mabilog na Bundok 4.2% 1,740 1,675 0.73%
041015013 Malabrigo 4.2% 1,744 1,546 2.32%
041015014 Malalim na Sanog 0.7% 306 205 7.93%
041015015 Malapad na Parang 3.5% 1,461 1,455 0.08%
041015016 Masaguitsit 3.3% 1,377 1,234 2.11%
041015017 Nagtalongtong 5.0% 2,066 1,994 0.68%
041015018 Nagtoctoc 1.5% 617 591 0.82%
041015019 Olo‑olo 3.4% 1,406 1,377 0.40%
041015020 Pinaghawanan 1.2% 488 419 2.95%
041015021 San Miguel 1.9% 802 732 1.75%
041015022 San Nicolas 2.3% 939 763 4.03%
041015023 Sawang 5.2% 2,138 1,831 3.00%
041015024 Soloc 5.4% 2,223 1,801 4.09%
041015025 Tayuman 4.0% 1,652 1,409 3.08%
041015026 Poblacion 6.5% 2,717 2,672 0.32%
Total 41,504 37,070 2.17%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Lobo
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 5,781 —    
1918 6,999 +1.28%
1939 8,964 +1.19%
1948 11,711 +3.01%
1960 15,197 +2.19%
1970 19,376 +2.46%
1975 22,092 +2.67%
1980 24,333 +1.95%
1990 26,881 +1.00%
1995 31,849 +3.23%
2000 33,909 +1.35%
2007 37,798 +1.51%
2010 37,070 −0.71%
2015 41,504 +2.17%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Lobo had a population of 41,504.[4] The population density was 240 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 24,929 registered voters.[5]

Government[edit]

Municipal hall

Jurly Manalo and Renato Perez are the current mayor and vice mayor, respectively.[2]

The Municipal Councilors are:

  • Dean Albert Araja
  • Jan Michael Anyayahan
  • Dok Tuklaw Dueñas
  • Danny Diona
  • Nilo Camo
  • Ridian Dueñas
  • Fred Umali
  • Michael Cueto

Fish sanctuary[edit]

Lobo seashore

In 2005, the Lobo municipal government declared the Submarine Garden a fish sanctuary.

When the villagers, fishermen and local fisheries officials discovered that the sanctuary attracted more and more fishes, the entire 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) shoreline and 300 metres (980 ft) fronting the shores have been declared a protected area.

Fronting Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro province and nearby Verde Island, the view is dotted by small boats and passenger ships dragging tails of foam.[clarification needed]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Government boosts atis production in Lobo". The Philippine Star. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  6. ^ "Municipal: Lobo, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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