Pagudpud

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Pagudpud
Municipality of Pagudpud
From top to bottom right: Welcome arch passing through Pan-Philippine Highway, Dos Hermanos islands, Bantay Abot cave, Patapat Viaduct overlooking Pasaleng Bay, and Blue Lagoon
From top to bottom right: Welcome arch passing through Pan-Philippine Highway, Dos Hermanos islands, Bantay Abot cave, Patapat Viaduct overlooking Pasaleng Bay, and Blue Lagoon
Official seal of Pagudpud
Map of Ilocos Norte with Pagudpud highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Pagudpud highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Pagudpud is located in Philippines
Pagudpud
Pagudpud
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°33′30″N 120°47′05″E / 18.55833°N 120.78472°E / 18.55833; 120.78472Coordinates: 18°33′30″N 120°47′05″E / 18.55833°N 120.78472°E / 18.55833; 120.78472
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos Region
ProvinceIlocos Norte
District 1st district
FoundedFebruary 14, 1954
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRafael Ralph L. Benemerito II
 • Vice MayorMatilde H. Sales
 • RepresentativeRia Christina G. Fariñas
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate16,668 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total194.90 km2 (75.25 sq mi)
Elevation
92 m (302 ft)
Highest elevation
1,295 m (4,249 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total25,098
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Households
5,427
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence9.48% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱135,416,657.97 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityIlocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2919
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)77
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesIlocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.pagudpud.gov.ph

Pagudpud, officially the Municipality of Pagudpud (Ilocano: Ili ti Pagudpud; Filipino: Bayan ng Pagudpud), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 25,098 people. [3]

It is the northernmost settlement on Luzon Island and a popular tourist destination because of its resorts and beaches. In addition to tourism, people also make their living through farming, fishing and subsistence retailing. Recently, many windmills erected in Barangay Caparispisan.

Pagudpud was made a municipality on 14 February 1954 [5] through the leadership of Constante Benemerito. It was Rafael "Totoy" Benemerito, son of Constante, who spearheaded the establishment of the first municipal hall, municipal health center, public plaza, and public market. It had previously been a part of the neighboring town of Bangui.

Geography[edit]

Pagudpud lies 74 kilometres (46 mi) north of Laoag City, the provincial capital, and 561 kilometres (349 mi) north of Manila. Maira-ira Beach is the northernmost tip of Luzon Island, located at 18°33′34″N 120°47′15″E / 18.55944°N 120.78750°E / 18.55944; 120.78750 on the Luzon Strait.

The town's topography includes mountains, hills, valleys and flat coastal land.

Barangays[edit]

Pagudpud is politically divided in 16 barangays:

Urban

Names of Barangay BarangayNo.
Uno 1 1
Poblacion 2 2

Rural

Names of Barangay BarangayNo.
Saud 12
Caparispisan 16
Subec 6
Aggasi
Saguigui
Baduang 7
Burayoc 3
Dampig
Tarrag
Ligaya 14
Caunayan 5
Balaoi
Pancian
Pasaleng 4

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
33
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 6.2
(0.24)
11.7
(0.46)
10.1
(0.40)
14
(0.6)
192.7
(7.59)
258.9
(10.19)
470.9
(18.54)
475.9
(18.74)
405.7
(15.97)
92.5
(3.64)
44.8
(1.76)
2
(0.1)
1,985.4
(78.23)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 2 12 15 20 20 17 10 6 3 112
Source: World Weather Online[6]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Pagudpud
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 8,702—    
1970 11,283+2.63%
1975 12,388+1.89%
1980 13,675+2.00%
1990 16,558+1.93%
1995 17,168+0.68%
2000 19,315+2.56%
2007 20,385+0.75%
2010 21,877+2.60%
2015 23,770+1.59%
2020 25,098+1.07%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Pagudpud was 25,098 people, [3] with a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile.

Religion[edit]

Roman Catholicism is the major religion in Pagudpud. Yet, there's also increasing numbers of members of other Christian Denominations such as Jehovah's Witnesses (with two congregations) and Iglesia ni Cristo. Islam, brought by Muslim immigrants, is also practiced in Pagudpud.

Economy[edit]


Local government[edit]

These are the current officials of Pagudpud:[17]

  • Mayor: Rafael Ralph Benemerito II
  • Vice Mayor: Matilde Sales
  • Councilors:
    • Ferdinand R. Garvida
    • Efren B. Cimatu
    • Emilen G. Sales
    • Rajan L. Benemerito
    • Reynald Garvida
    • Joseph Caliw Caliw
    • Dane Sales
    • Wilfredo Ubasa

Government seal[edit]

Pagudpud Ilocos Norte.png

Blue, Red, Yellow, and White, reflection of the colors of the Philippines 1954, the year Pagudpud was founded

Coconut Tree and Ricefield, represents as farming as one of the economic resources of the town, with coconut, palay and vegetables as its major products

Waterfall, represents Mabogobog falls, which is the source of a Mini Hydro Power Plant.

Mountain, Tree and Logs, represents the forestry resources of the town

Fish and Shrimps, represents its marine resoureces

Shell with Pearl, symbolizes the tourism potential of the town which is famous for its white beaches

North Star, stands for the location of the town of Pagudpud, which is in the northern tip of the Province.

Transportation[edit]

By land, Pagudpud is approximately a 90-minute bus ride from Laoag City. Several bus lines serve the Manila-Laoag route, namely Partas, Florida, Farinas, and Maria de Leon among others. Some bus lines serve also the Pan-Philippine highway, the Asian Highway ends here for Taiwan the 27th Nation, dropping by in Pagudpud, namely Chona Patrick, GMW, St. Joseph, Gabriel, and the Pan-Philippine highway route buses of Maria de Leon and Florida.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Pagudpud | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ https://pagudpudiln.gov.ph/municipal-profile/
  6. ^ "Pagudpud, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.

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