|Municipality of Mallig|
Mallig Town Proper
Map of Isabela with Mallig highlighted
|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|District||5th District of Isabela|
|Founded||April 8, 1953|
|Barangays||18 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Jose P. Calderon|
|• Vice Mayor||Diosdado B. Felipe|
|• Electorate||17,344 voters (2016)|
|• Total||133.40 km2 (51.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)78|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||86.3 million (2016)|
|Poverty incidence||18.65 (2012)|
The municipality of Mallig was named after the Mallig river that traverses it. It was created by virtue of RA 678 authored by congressman Samuel F. Reyes. The act was approved on April 8, 1953 with the former barrio Olango as the seat of government. As separate municipality, the territorial domain of Mallig included in the north, barrios of Tumauini in the midsection, barrios of Ilagan; and in the south, barrios of Gamu - all in the province of Isabela.
In 1939, then President Manuel L. Quezon declared the westernmost part of the province as a resettlement area, historically known as the Mallig Plains Resettlement Area. From then on, the influx of settlers from the Central Plains and the Ilocos Region encouraged more other settlers to migrate westward in these Kalinga-dominated plains.
Mallig was never a ready haven and abode for the migrants at the beginning, particularly because of the hostile and repulsive culture of the natives that formerly dominated the area, and also because of the occurrence of endemic malaria. It took the settlers gradual adaptation and acclimatization before they finally convinced their relatives and other migrants to settle permanently.
Mallig was formed into a town in 1952. The territory comprising Mallig was taken from different neighboring towns:
- from Roxas: barrios of Holy Friday, San Jose (East), and San Jose (West)
- from Ilagan City: barrios of Casili, Olango Primero, Olango Segundo, San Jose Nuevo, and Manano
- from Tumauini: barrios of Barucbuc, Siempre Viva, Bimmonton, Pasurgong, Manga, and Settlement No. 1
- from Sto. Tomas: barrios of Abut and Minagbag
Mallig is bounded by the towns of Paracelis, Mt. Province on its western limits, Quezon, Isabela on its northern limits, Roxas, Isabela on its southern limits and by both Delfin Albano and Quirino, Isabela on its eastern limits. It is municipality within the Division/Province of Isabela in the region of Cagayan Valley.
Its main gateway is the Santiago-Tuguegarao road which is a part of the national highway. The Ilagan-Delfin Albano-Mallig road, a provincial road, also serves as an important point of entry to Mallig.
It is also an agricultural town mainly composed of agricultural farms such as rice fields and corn fields which makes its rural landscape.
- San Pedro (Barucbuc Sur)
- Centro I
- Holy Friday
- Jacinto Baniqued (Centro II pob)
- San Jose Norte I
- San Jose Sur
- Siempre Viva Norte
- San Jose Norte II
- San Ramon
- Siempre Viva Sur
The climate in Mallig is tropical. Mallig has significant rainfall most months, with a short dry season. This location is classified as Am by Köppen and Geiger. The temperature here averages 27.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1784 mm.
|Climate data for Mallig, Isabela|
|Average high °C (°F)||29
|Average low °C (°F)||19
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||31.2
|Average rainy days||10||6||5||5||13||12||15||15||15||17||16||15||144|
|Source: World Weather Online|
|Population census of Mallig|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Mallig, Isabela, was 30,459 people, with a density of 230 inhabitants per square kilometre or 600 inhabitants per square mile.
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