Panukulan

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Panukulan, Quezon
Municipality
Municipality of Panukulan
Bayan ng Panukulan
Official seal of Panukulan, Quezon
Seal
Map of Quezon showing the location of Panukulan
Map of Quezon showing the location of Panukulan
Panukulan, Quezon is located in Philippines
Panukulan, Quezon
Panukulan, Quezon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°56′N 121°49′E / 14.933°N 121.817°E / 14.933; 121.817Coordinates: 14°56′N 121°49′E / 14.933°N 121.817°E / 14.933; 121.817
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 1st district of Quezon
Founded June 21, 1959
Barangays 12
Government[1]
 • Mayor Amado P. Peñamora
Area[2]
 • Total 282.96 km2 (109.25 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 13,546
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Panukulanin
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4337
IDD:area code +63 (0)42
Income class 4th class

Panukulan is a fourth class municipality located in Polillo Island in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 13,546 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

The establishment of the municipality of Panukulan begun with the separation of Barangays Panukulan, Calasumanga, Libo and Lipata from its former unit the municipality of Polilio, for incorporation into the new municipality of Panukulan by virtue of the passage of Republic Act No. 2452 on June 21, 1959.

The Municipality is located at the northern tip of Polillo Island which is 26 nautical miles from Infanta Quezon. It is geographically situated at 121 48.50 longitude and 14 56 latitude. It is bounded in the North by the Philippine Sea (Pacific Ocean), on the East by the Municipality of Burdeos, Quezon, on the South by Polillo, Quezon, and on the west by Polillo Strait. Infanta, Quezon is its nearest commercial center. Its travel time by motor boat going to Infanta and vice- versa is about 1.5 hours to 2 hours, depending on the weather condition. Only single regular trip is available, which leave Municipal Port at 7:30 AM and return from Infanta at 2:00 PM. All its barangay are accessible through banca or motorboat. Only Barangay Balungay up to the boundary of Barangay Pag-itan can be reached through land transportation. However, there are also Tricycle Operator at Barangay Libo to Kinalagti, Barangay Libo to Pandan and Barangay Calasumanga is now also connected with the municipality of Polillo through Tricycle.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Panukulan is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[2]

  • Balungay
  • Bato
  • Bonbon
  • Calasumanga
  • Kinalagti
  • Libo
  • Lipata
  • Matangkap
  • Milawid
  • Pagitan
  • Pandan
  • San Juan (Pob.)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Panukulan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 9,815 —    
1995 10,351 +1.00%
2000 11,311 +1.92%
2007 11,968 +0.78%
2010 12,511 +1.63%
2015 13,546 +1.52%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3]

Government Officials[edit]

Elected Officials of Panukulan:[5]

Members of the Panukulan Municipal Council (2016–present)
Position Name
Mayor Amado P. Peñamora
Vice Mayor Alfred Rigor S. Mitra
Councilors
Janice U. Peñamante
Rebecca T. Salgo
Arlene M. Postor
Emman Q. Peñamante
Joe Abel L. Erracho
Noeme V. Peñamante
Aida G. Daet
Leonilo P. Nolledo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population". 2015 Census of Population and Housing. Philippine Statistics Office. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Panukulan". DILG. 
  5. ^ "Elected Officials of Panukulan". DILG. 

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