Peñarrubia, Abra

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Peñarrubia
Municipality
Official seal of Peñarrubia
Seal
Map of Abra showing the location of Peñarrubia
Map of Abra with Peñarrubia highlighted
Peñarrubia is located in Philippines
Peñarrubia
Peñarrubia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°34′N 120°39′E / 17.56°N 120.65°E / 17.56; 120.65Coordinates: 17°34′N 120°39′E / 17.56°N 120.65°E / 17.56; 120.65
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Abra
District Lone District of Abra
Founded 1917
Barangays 9 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Geraldine M. Balbuena
 • Electorate 4,655 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 38.29 km2 (14.78 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 6,640
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2804
PSGC 140117000
IDD:area code +63 (0)74
Income class 6th municipal income class

Peñarrubia, officially the Municipality of Peñarrubia (Ilocano: Ili ti Peñarrubia, Filipino: Bayan ng Peñarrubia), is a municipality in the province of Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines. The population was 6,640 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 4,655 registered voters.[4]

Geography[edit]

Peñarrubia is located at 17°34′N 120°39′E / 17.56°N 120.65°E / 17.56; 120.65.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 38.29 square kilometres (14.78 sq mi)[2] constituting 0.92% of the 4,165.25-square-kilometre- (1,608.21 sq mi) total area of Abra.

Barangays[edit]

Peñarrubia is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
140117001 Dumayco 18.2% 1,210 1,102 1.80%
140117002 Lusuac 14.5% 962 1,053 −1.71%
140117005 Malamsit (Pau-Malamsit) 9.3% 618 640 −0.66%
140117003 Namarabar 9.5% 628 548 2.63%
140117004 Patiao 9.9% 656 608 1.46%
140117006 Poblacion 15.0% 995 994 0.02%
140117007 Riang (Tiang) 11.3% 753 810 −1.38%
140117008 Santa Rosa 5.8% 384 382 0.10%
140117009 Tattawa 6.5% 434 407 1.23%
Total 6,640 6,544 0.28%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Peñarrubia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1918 3,456 —    
1939 2,295 −1.93%
1948 2,262 −0.16%
1960 3,117 +2.71%
1970 3,955 +2.41%
1975 3,737 −1.13%
1980 4,096 +1.85%
1990 4,893 +1.79%
1995 5,048 +0.59%
2000 5,515 +1.91%
2007 6,443 +2.17%
2010 6,544 +0.57%
2015 6,640 +0.28%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


In the 2015 census, Peñarrubia had a population of 6,640.[3] The population density was 170 inhabitants per square kilometre (440/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 4,655 registered voters.[4]

Government[edit]

Antonio Amasi Domes-ag was OIC Mayor of the town in 1989-1992, then elected as mayor in 1992-1995, and again for the term 1995-1998. He was replaced by his wife Lovelyn Domes-ag in 1998-2001 and 2001-2004. The election of 2004 became controversial in the whole nation when both husband and wife ran for mayoralty candidate. Antonio Domes-ag was proclaimed as the winner. In the May 2007 election, incumbent Vice Mayor Geraldine Mamsaang-Balbuena won in a matter of one vote against Antonio A. Domes-ag.

The present municipal mayor is still Geraldine Mamsaang-Balbuena.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Abra". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Peñarrubia, Abra". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Abra". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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