Placer, Surigao del Norte
|Municipality of Placer|
Map of Surigao del Norte with Placer highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Surigao del Norte|
|Barangays||20 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Michael Jose Patiño|
|• Electorate||19,350 voters (2016)|
|• Total||61.29 km2 (23.66 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)86|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
World War II
After the Japanese obtained the surrender of American and Filipino troops on Mindanao in May and June 1942, Placer, along with much of Mindanao, remained free of Japanese occupation. In late September 1943 Japanese troops landed and occupied Placer. Their goals seemed to be to fill drums with oil from a storage tank there for their use and to search for lumber. About 300 to 400 Japanese troops were in town. Some began moving south toward Claver. On October 10 guerrillas under American leadership attacked with 135 men from both the north and south to dislodge the Japanese from Placer. This attack failed, leaving the town in Japanese hands.
Placer is politically subdivided into 20 barangays. In 1956, the sitios of Sta. Cruz, Anislagan, Alangalang, Soyoc, and Pananay-an were converted into barrios, while barrio Macalaya was divided into Upper and Lower Macalaya.
- Bad-as [contains the intersection of the Pan-Philippine Highway (or National Highway) & the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road]
- Central (Población)
- Ellaperal (Nonok)
- Ipil (Poblacion)
- Magsaysay (Población)
- San Isidro
- Santa Cruz
|Population census of Placer|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Province: Surigao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
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- Virginia Hansen Holmes, Guerrilla Daughter (Kent, Ohio: Kent State U. Press, 2009), pp. 108-9.
- "An Act Converting into Barrios Certain Sitios in the Province of Surigao, and Dividing the Barrio of Macalaya into Two Barrios, Municipality of Placer, in the Same Province". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
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