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Map of Albay with Malinao highlighted
|Region||Bicol (Region V)|
|• Mayor||Alicia B. Morales|
|• Total||107.50 km2 (41.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
The town occupies a narrow stretch of plains hemmed in by Lagonoy Gulf in the east and Mount Malinao on the west. In all, the municipality covers an area of 10,750 hectares (26,600 acres) that are dominated by the mountain ranges of Malinao, with a peak altitude of 1,584 metres (5,197 ft) above sea level.
The town is 587 kilometres (365 mi) south-east of Manila, 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Albay Provincial Capitol, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of Tabaco City, the primary trade center in the first district of Albay Province with an international port. There are twenty-nine (29) barangays.
Public Land: 72.60 hectares
Built-Up/Residential: 985.76 hectares
Agricultural: 5750.34 hectares
Irrigable - 2250 has.
Irrigated - 1873 has.
Forest: 1569.30 hectares
Timberland - 21.00 has.
2nd growth - 615.00 has.
Watershed - 870.00 has.
Mangrove/swap - 63.30 has.
Grassland/Shrub/Pasture: 15.00 hectares
Idle/Vacant Lot: 49.00 hectares
Nipas: 2308.00 hectares
Malinao is politically subdivided into 29 barangays. Of these, 12 are upland barangays, 13 lowland barangays, and 4 are coastal barangays. Twenty-five barangays are rural areas and the remaining four are urban.
|No.||BARANGAY||BARANGAY CAPTAIN||SK CHAIRPERSON|
|1||Awang||Henry Cervantes||Shiela Marie S. Marudo|
|2||Bagatangki||Edwin Coderes||Rosaly C. Coralde|
|3||Bagumbayan||Victorino Aperin||Mariejoy A. Cano|
|4||Balading||Ofelia C. Bigata||Henrietta C. Bio|
|5||Balza||Nelson G. Rico||Stuart C. Brutas|
|6||Bariw||Justo C. Cornelio||Jessica C. Carillo|
|7||Baybay||Melvin Cestina||Marilou C. Cepres|
|8||Bulang||Caridad Coprada||Nimfa C. Coprada|
|9||Burabod||Arthur Avila||Jeffrey C. Avila|
|10||Cabunturan||Alex Malagueño||Gerard B. Malagueño|
|11||Comun||Rayel Bataller||Janice L. Bataller|
|12||Diaro||Narcelita Apin||Aaron C. Cascabel|
|13||Estancia||Susan B. Nabor||Mariedel Nabor|
|14||Jonop||Jose Cierva||Joachim Casia|
|15||Labnig||Rodolfo Bucay||Audrey Nichol O. Cargullo|
|16||Libod||Rassel Baldorado||Fernando P. Callada Jr.|
|17||Malolos||Nardito C. Carpina||Mian C. Capitin|
|18||Matalipni||Bernardo C. Cañeza||Melvin P. Callo|
|19||Ogob||Cesario Broncano Jr.||Neil B. Basmayor|
|20||Pawa||Djoanna Luyun||Niña Ritter|
|21||Payahan||Edwin Chavenia||Jhane C. Cestina|
|22||Poblacion||Agnes B. Nuñez||Aila Marie C. Almazora|
|23||Quinarabasahan||Jason B. Cornel||Sandy B. Cuentas|
|24||Sta. Elena||Geronimo Ceperez||Jervis M. Ceperez|
|25||Soa||Salvador C. Caneo, Sr.||Lourdes C. Caneo|
|26||Sugcad||MIlagros Igdanes||Edronel Albaniel|
|27||Tagoytoy||Jerry Caño||Maricris B. Regalado|
|28||Tanawan||Isidro C. Ceriola||Krisel C. Ceriola|
|29||Tuliw||Angelina CArullo||John Dominic Cantillo-Salando|
The municipality of Malinao was founded in 1600, or 79 years after Magellan landed in Cebu and planted the first Christian Cross.
Between 1600 and 1616, Malinao was then part of the Diocese of Cagsawa (now Daraga). It became an independent bisita or sitio attached to Sawangan (now Legazpi City) until 1619, when separate religious administration was exercised with Rev. Francisco de Sta. Ana, OFM, as first pastor.
Local folklore speaks of a plant once rich in this town called "ALINAO." The prefix "MA," which denotes abundance of something in local dialect, was affixed by the natives in referring to the place abundant with Alinao, thus Ma-alinao and later corrupted to Malinao.
It was, however, in 1916 when, according to legendary account, Malinao got its name. A siege by Moros on town resulted in the abduction of seven women. Miraculously, the boat sank within the jurisdictional waters of Malinao and on that same spot in the sea across the island of natunawan because of the women's fervent prayer in canticles and "tarahades" or clear thoughts for the Blessed Virgin to sink the boat. From these "clear thoughts" of the seven women translated in Bicol dialect as "malinao na isip." The name of Malinao was given to the Municipality. It has since then the tradition among the residents particularly the women, to sing the canticles or tarahades in times of crisis or calamities or when they want to drive away epidemics and misfortunes.
|Population census of Malinao|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The total population was 33,872 in 1995, and increased by 2359 individuals or 6.94% for five (5) years as of 2000. In the 2010 census, the population has climbed to 42,770.
Of these, less than ten (10) per cent or 3,301 reside in the urban barangays of Bagumbayan, Pawa, Payahan and Poblacion. The rest of the constituents meanwhile stay on the rural barangays, namely: Awang, Bagatangki, Balading, Balza, Bariw, Baybay, Bulang, Burabod, Cabunturan, Comun, Diaro, Estancia, Jonop, Labnig, Libod, Malolos, matalipni, Ogob, Quinarabasahan, Sta. Elena, Soa, Sugcad, Tagoytoy, Tanawan and Tuliw. The densest areas are Estancia, Labnig and Balading while Awang and Bagatangki are the least populated in the rural areas.
Majority of its population engages in agriculture and other agri-related enterprise.
The major agricultural products are:
- Irrigated - 3709.44 has. - 11,754.00 MT
- Rainfed - 635.35 has. - 1,992.90 MT
- Abaca - 1260 has. - 252.00 MT
- Coconut - 186 has. - 54.87 MT
- Camote - 4.85 has. - 48.50 MT
- Cassava - 3.77 has. - 45.50 MT
- Gabi - 1.50 has. - 4.50 MT
- Vegetable (Leafy) - 5.193 has. - 9.049 MT
- Fruit Vegetable - 21.869 has. - 93.95 MT
- Fruits - 36.29 has. - 229.4 MT
- Sugarcane - 10 has. - 0.84 MT
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Province: Albay". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "Province of Albay". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
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