Mallig, Isabela

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Mallig Town Proper
Mallig Town Proper
Official seal of Mallig
Map of Isabela showing the location of Mallig
Map of Isabela showing the location of Mallig
Mallig is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°12′N 121°37′E / 17.200°N 121.617°E / 17.200; 121.617Coordinates: 17°12′N 121°37′E / 17.200°N 121.617°E / 17.200; 121.617
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Isabela
District 2nd District of Isabela
Barangays 18
 • Mayor Pedro A. Flores Sr.
 • Total 133.40 km2 (51.51 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 28,345
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3323
Dialing code 78
Income class 4th class; rural

Mallig is a fourth class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,345 people.[3]


Mallig envisons of becoming a progressive community with productive, sustainable economy and a God-Loving Malligueños.[4]


The Local Government Unit of Mallig shall provide the delivery of basic services - social and economic with utmost dedication through high technologies, well sustained economy and competent, responsibly and professional public servants.[4]


The municipality of Mallig was named after the Mallig river that traverses it. It was created by virtue of RA 678 authored by the late 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 mid-section, barrios of Ilagan; and in the south, barrios of Gamu - all in the province of Isabela.

In 1929, the late 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 are, 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.[4]

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[5]


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. Other than that 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.


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.


Mallig is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • San Pedro (Barucbuc Sur)
  • Bimonton
  • Casili
  • Centro I
  • Holy Friday
  • Jacinto Baniqued (Centro II pob)
  • Maligaya
  • Manano
  • Olango
  • Rang-ayan
  • San Jose Norte I
  • San Jose Sur
  • Siempre Viva Norte
  • Trinidad
  • Victoria
  • San Jose Norte II
  • San Ramon
  • Siempre Viva Sur


Population census of Mallig
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,060 —    
1995 23,344 +1.07%
2000 25,918 +2.27%
2007 27,245 +0.69%
2010 28,345 +1.45%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ISABELA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mallig, History". Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Mallig in the Province of Isabela". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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