Rapu-Rapu, Albay

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Rapu-Rapu
Municipality
Official seal of Rapu-Rapu
Seal
Map of Albay with Rapu-Rapu highlighted
Location within Albay province
Rapu-Rapu is located in Philippines
Rapu-Rapu
Rapu-Rapu
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°11′N 124°08′E / 13.18°N 124.13°E / 13.18; 124.13Coordinates: 13°11′N 124°08′E / 13.18°N 124.13°E / 13.18; 124.13
Country Philippines
Region Bicol Region (Region V)
Province Albay
District 2nd district
Founded 1902
Barangays 34 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Ronald Galicia (NP)
Area[2]
 • Total 155.3 km2 (60.0 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 36,920
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 19,243
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4517
IDD:area code +63 (0)52
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 050515000
Website www.rapu-rapu.gov.ph

Rapu-Rapu, officially the Municipality of Rapu-Rapu (Central Bikol: Banwaan kan Rapu-Rapu; Filipino: Bayan ng Rapu-Rapu), is a municipality in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region (Region V) of the Philippines. The population was 36,920 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 19,243 registered voters.[4]

The municipality comprises three islands: Rapu-rapu Island, Batan Island, and Guinanayan Island.

History[edit]

Rapu-Rapu and Batan Islands were historically part of Prieto Diaz in Sorsogon. In 1891, the islands were placed under the jurisdiction of the old Municipality of Bacon (now Bacon district of Sorsogon City) due to their proximity to Bacon than to Prieto Diaz. Rapu-Rapu was made into an independent municipality in 1901.[5]

Geography[edit]

Rapu-Rapu is located at 13°11′N 124°08′E / 13.18°N 124.13°E / 13.18; 124.13.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 155.3 square kilometres (60.0 sq mi)[2] constituting 6.03% of the 2,575.77-square-kilometre- (994.51 sq mi) total area of Albay.

Rapu-Rapu is 374 km (232 mi) southeast of Manila and 36 km (22 mi) east of Legazpi City, the provincial capital. The small island of Rapu-Rapu and Batan lie to the east of Luzon and together with the islands of San Miguel and Cagraray, form the northern rim of Albay Gulf. These islands represents a low monoclinal continuation of the eastern structural arch into the waters of Lagonoy Gulf. Most of the land surface of Rapu-Rapu has exposed basement-complex rocks in its interior consisting mainly of serpentines. Rapu-Rapu have deposits of coal and copper.[6]

Climate[edit]

Rapu-Rapu has a tropical climate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Rapu-Rapu. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. According to Köppen and Geiger, the climate is classified as Af. The average annual temperature in Rapu-Rapu is 27.1 °C (80.8 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,848 mm (112.1 in). The driest month is April with 132 mm (5.2 in). Most precipitation falls in December, with an average of 476 mm (18.7 in). The warmest month of the year is June with an average temperature of 28.3 °C (82.9 °F). In February, the average temperature is 25.7 °C (78.3 °F). It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year. The difference in precipitation between the driest month and the wettest month is 344 mm. The average temperatures vary during the year by 2.6 °C.[7]

Typhoons are an especially frequent and destructive menace in the Bicol region. The months of September, October and November experience the more destructive of these violent tropical storms. Forty percent of the storms carrying high-velocity winds in the Philippine pass through Southeastern Luzon where Rapu-Rapu is located.[6]

Climate data for Rapu-Rapu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.1
(84.4)
29.4
(84.9)
30.4
(86.7)
31.4
(88.5)
32.3
(90.1)
32.5
(90.5)
32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
32.0
(89.6)
31.3
(88.3)
30.4
(86.7)
29.5
(85.1)
31.03
(87.85)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
22.6
(72.7)
23.3
(73.9)
24.0
(75.2)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
24.1
(75.4)
23.7
(74.7)
23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
23.31
(73.95)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 303
(11.93)
197
(7.76)
163
(6.42)
132
(5.2)
141
(5.55)
152
(5.98)
175
(6.89)
154
(6.06)
198
(7.8)
325
(12.8)
432
(17.01)
476
(18.74)
2,848
(112.14)
Source: [7]

Barangays[edit]

Rapu-Rapu is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.[8]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[9]
050515003 Bagaobawan 2.1% 769 722 1.21%
050515004 Batan 3.0% 1,093 927 3.19%
050515005 Bilbao 3.4% 1,265 1,172 1.46%
050515006 Binosawan 2.0% 747 968 −4.81%
050515007 Bogtong 2.9% 1,072 1,040 0.58%
050515008 Buenavista 2.2% 820 791 0.69%
050515009 Buhatan 2.8% 1,016 941 1.47%
050515010 Calanaga 2.5% 927 708 5.27%
050515011 Caracaran 3.8% 1,387 1,538 −1.95%
050515012 Carogcog 1.1% 421 349 3.64%
050515013 Dap-Dap 2.8% 1,024 890 2.71%
050515014 Gaba 2.3% 836 973 −2.85%
050515015 Galicia 5.5% 2,020 2,117 −0.89%
050515016 Guadalupe 0.9% 346 323 1.32%
050515017 Hamorawon 3.0% 1,118 1,100 0.31%
050515018 Lagundi 1.9% 696 708 −0.32%
050515019 Liguan 2.6% 958 918 0.82%
050515020 Linao 1.3% 484 499 −0.58%
050515021 Malobago 2.4% 869 868 0.02%
050515022 Mananao 3.2% 1,178 1,129 0.81%
050515023 Mancao 3.1% 1,146 1,226 −1.28%
050515024 Manila 2.3% 840 740 2.44%
050515025 Masaga 1.4% 517 501 0.60%
050515026 Morocborocan 2.5% 929 987 −1.15%
050515027 Nagcalsot 2.4% 899 864 0.76%
050515028 Pagcolbon 0.7% 244 442 −10.70%
050515029 Poblacion 15.8% 5,840 5,495 1.17%
050515030 Sagrada 2.0% 723 629 2.69%
050515031 San Ramon 6.0% 2,230 1,976 2.33%
050515032 Santa Barbara 0.5% 198 159 4.27%
050515033 Tinocawan 2.0% 753 699 1.43%
050515034 Tinopan 1.9% 713 652 1.72%
050515035 Viga 1.5% 543 544 −0.04%
050515036 Villahermosa 6.2% 2,299 2,280 0.16%
Total 36,920 35,875 0.55%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Rapu‑Rapu
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,232 —    
1995 28,797 +1.76%
2000 29,176 +0.28%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 32,646 +1.56%
2010 35,875 +3.49%
2015 36,920 +0.55%

In the 2015 census, Rapu-Rapu had a population of 36,920.[3] The population density was 240 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 19,243 registered voters.[4]

Government[edit]

The following are the elected officials of Rapu-Rapu for the term 2013-2016[12][better source needed]

Local executive officials and members of the city council
Mayor Ronald Galicia (NP)
Vice mayor Nora Onate (NP)
Councilors
Florante Dela Cruz (NP)
Retchell Bajaro (NP)
Larry Batas (NP)
Jun Jun Berjuega (LP)
Napoleon Bello (LP)
Arturo Ebrada (NP)
Zenaida Guianan (LP)
Gad Galicia (NP)

Education[edit]

Rapu-Rapu has 36 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools directly supervised by Department of Education-Division of Albay.[13]

Primary schools
  • Acal Elementary School
  • Bagaobawan Elementary School
  • Batan Elementary School
  • Bilbao Elementary School
  • Binosawan Elementary School
  • Bogtong Elementary School
  • Buenavista Elementary School
  • Buhatan Elementary School
  • Calanaga Elementary School
  • Caracaran Elementary School
  • Carogcog Elementary School
  • Dapdap Elementary School
  • Gaba Elementary School
  • Galicia Elementary School
  • Guinanayan Elementary School
  • Hamorawon Elementary School
  • Lagundi Elementary School
  • Liguan Elementary School
  • Linao Elementary School
  • Malobago Elementary School
  • Mananao Elementary School
  • Mancao Elementary School
  • Manila Elementary School
  • Masaga Elementary School
  • Minso Elementary School
  • Morocborocan Elementary School
  • Nagcalsot Elementary School
  • Nstr. Sra De Guadalupe Elementary School
  • Pagcolbon Elementary School
  • Rapu-Rapu Elementary School
  • Sagrada Elementary School
  • San Ramon Elementary School
  • Tinocawan Elementary School
  • Tinopan Elementary School
  • Viga Elementary School
  • Villahermosa Elementary School
Secondary schools
  • Batan National High School
  • Bilbao National High School
  • Bogtong National High School
  • Mancao National High School
  • Rapu-Rapu National High School
  • Tinopan National High School
  • Villahermosa National High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Albay". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Region V (Bicol Region)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Quick Facts on Rapu-Rapu". NSOBicol.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b The Philippine Island World: A Physical, Cultural, and Regional Geography, p. 411, at Google Books
  7. ^ a b "Climate: Rapu-Rapu - Temperature, Climate graph, Climate table - Climate-Data.org". Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Municipal: Rapu-Rapu, Albay". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Region V (Bicol Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Province of Albay". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Region V (Bicol Region)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Rapu-Rapu, Albay, Philippines - Universal Stewardship". Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Checklist". Department of Education - Division of Albay. DepEd Albay ICT Team. 2011. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2016.