|Municipality of Palauig|
Map of Zambales with Palauig highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|District||2nd district of Zambales|
|Barangays||19 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Billy M. Aceron|
|• Vice Mayor||Generoso F. Amog|
|• Electorate||23,107 voters (2016)|
|• Total||310.00 km2 (119.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)47|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||117,624,050.91 (2016)|
At present, Palauig is headed by Mayor Billy M. Aceron , with the Municipal Council called Sangguniang Bayan with 8 members, particularly 7 regular Councilors and the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Bel Ponce Altares.
- East Poblacion
- San Juan
- Santo Niño
- Santo Tomas
- San Vicente
- West Poblacion
|Population census of Palauig|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Palauig was 34,947 people, with a density of 110 inhabitants per square kilometre or 280 inhabitants per square mile.
Most of the local populations in the town proper, known locally as 'Poblacion' speak Sambal followed by Ilocano and Tagalog. But most of the present generation are speaking and more fluent in using the Filipino (Tagalog) the country's national language. The barangays of Alwa, Bato, Salaza, San Vicente and Pangolingan were known to be a majority Ilocano speakers. While Liozon is known to be a sambal speaking Barangay. Except for the rest were still sambal is the majority dialect with a minority of Tagalog and Ilocano.
Palauig is home to the mountain climbing resort of Mount Tapulao. Because of cold climate on its summit similar to Baguio City, it has become an attraction to many local and foreign mountaineering groups and tourists. The Municipal Tourism Authority of the Palauig Municipal Government also promotes the Magalawa Island Resort and Famous Beach Resorts along the coastal Barangay of Locloc.
Due to the municipal government's aggressive tourism campaign, local and foreign tourist arrivals in the municipality is on the rise and bringing Palauig as another Tourist destination in Zambales Province.
Special Administrative Zone
- Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal)
- Palauig Point (Parola)(Lighthouse)
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