Lubang, Occidental Mindoro

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Lubang
Municipality of Lubang
Cabra Island Lighthouse
Cabra Island Lighthouse
Official seal of Lubang
Seal
Map of Occidental Mindoro with Lubang highlighted
Map of Occidental Mindoro with Lubang highlighted
Lubang is located in Philippines
Lubang
Lubang
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°48′N 120°09′E / 13.8°N 120.15°E / 13.8; 120.15Coordinates: 13°48′N 120°09′E / 13.8°N 120.15°E / 13.8; 120.15
Country Philippines
RegionMimaropa (Region IV-B)
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
DistrictLone District
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRoberto Sanchez
 • Electorate11,563 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total113.10 km2 (43.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total18,803
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5109
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)75.4 million  (2016)
Native languagesTagalog

Lubang, officially the Municipality of Lubang, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,803 people.[3]

The municipality encompasses the north-western half of Lubang Island, as well as Cabra Island. The municipality of Lubang is part of the Lubang Island Group, which constitutes 7 islands that are geographically distinct from any landmasses, making the island group biologically unique - and endangered at the same time. The islands are under consideration to be set as a UNESCO tentative site due to its geographic importance, biological diversity, and intact rainforests.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Lubang is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Lubang
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,740—    
1918 6,930+2.56%
1939 8,702+1.09%
1948 10,282+1.87%
1960 11,647+1.04%
1970 14,335+2.10%
1975 15,292+1.30%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 15,293+0.00%
1990 18,800+2.09%
1995 23,819+4.53%
2000 22,896−0.84%
2007 28,267+2.95%
2010 23,068−7.13%
2015 18,803−3.82%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

Local government[edit]

The Municipality of Lubang like most, if not all of the municipalities in the Philippines elects a Municipal Mayor who deals with the executive affairs of the municipality, a Municipal Vice Mayor who oversees the Municipal Council, and members of the Municipal Council. Currently, the Mayor of Lubang is Roberto "Bobby" Sanchez and the Vice Mayor is Charles Z. Villas.

The municipality also has 10 municipal councilors, 8 of which are elected along with the Mayor and Vice Mayor while the other two are from the Federation of Sangguniang Kabataan officers and the Association of Barangay Chairmen of the municipality. Currently, the following are the councilors of the municipality:

  1. Anzaldo, Erwin (LP)
  2. Daulat, Wilbert (LP)
  3. Guimba, Eugenio (UNA)
  4. Alegre, Dante (LP)
  5. Tangi, Ferdie (LP)
  6. Tiatson, Michael Ron (IND)
  7. Moreno, Alma (LP)
  8. Agas, Orly (LP)
  9. (Association of Barangay Chairmen President)

The municipality, as part of the Province of Occidental Mindoro, also elects provincial government officials. Currently, the provincial government is led by Governor Mario Gene J. Mendiola and by Vice Governor Peter Alfaro.

In the House of Representatives of the Philippines, it is part of the Lone District of Occidental Mindoro currently represented by Congresswoman Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Occidental Mindoro". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227765006_Taxonomy_of_wild_pigs_Sus_of_the_Philippines
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Occidental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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