Rapu-Rapu, Albay

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Rapu-Rapu
Municipality
Official seal of Rapu-Rapu
Seal
Map of Albay with Rapu-Rapu highlighted
Map of Albay with Rapu-Rapu highlighted
Rapu-Rapu is located in Philippines
Rapu-Rapu
Rapu-Rapu
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°11′N 124°08′E / 13.183°N 124.133°E / 13.183; 124.133Coordinates: 13°11′N 124°08′E / 13.183°N 124.133°E / 13.183; 124.133
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Albay
District 2nd district
Founded 1902
Barangays 34
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ronald Galicia (NP)
Area[2]
 • Total 155.30 km2 (59.96 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 35,875
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 4517
Dialing code 52

Rapu-Rapu is a third class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,875 people.[3] The municipality comprises three islands: Rapu-rapu Island, Batan Island, and Guinanayan Island.

History[edit]

The Municipality of Rapu-Rapu became an independent island municipality in the year 1902 thru Republic Act 5185. The town was a former barrio of the old Municipality of Bacon now Bacon district of Sorsogon City. Rapu-Rapu became part of Albay in 1894.[4]

Geography[edit]

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.[5]

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 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.[6]

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.[5]

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]

Local Government[edit]

The following are the elected officials of Rapu-Rapu, Albay for the term 2013-2016[8]

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)

Political Subdivisions[edit]

Rapu-rapu is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.[2]

Barangays Class Population[9] Barangay head
Bagaobawan Rural 722 Syramae T. Batas
Batan Rural 927 Michael B. Galicia
Bilbao Rural 1,172 Jose Rommel B. Villalba
Binosawan Rural 968 Enida E. Bendal
Bogtong Rural 1,040 John B. Dizon
Buenavista Rural 791 Allan I. Guinto
Buhatan Rural 941 Romeo A. Bradecina
Calanaga Rural 708 Eusebio B. Belarmino
Caracaran Rural 1,538 Danilo B. Vergara
Carogcog Rural 349 Emilio D. Entico, Jr.
Dap-Dap Rural 890 Irvin G. Santillan
Gaba Rural 973 David B. Boncay
Galicia Rural 2,117 Abner A. Berdin
Guadalupe Rural 323 Mario A. Balbin
Hamorawon Rural 1,100 Abelardo A. Bilaro
Lagundi Rural 708 Rogelio B. Bonon
Liguan Rural 918 Lydia B. Collantes
Linao Rural 499 Randy A. valenzuela
Malobago Rural 868 Carmelita P. Asuncion
Mananao Rural 1,129 Zaldy B. Buen
Mancao Rural 1,226 Rolando B. Barbacena
Manila Rural 740 Teotimo B. Buendia, Jr.
Masaga Rural 501 Juan M. Aguilar
Morocborocan Rural 987 Wenifredo B. Bonanza
Nagcalsot Rural 864 Natividad B. Bergonio
Pagcolbon Rural 442 Wilson A. Eschalas
Poblacion Urban 5,495 Erasmo G. Dela Cruz
Sagrada Rural 629 Oliver G. Raynado
San Ramon Rural 1,976 Blesilda B. Bertumen
Santa Barbara Rural 159 Conrado D. Balbin
Tinocawan Rural 699 Pablo A. Micaller
Tinopan Rural 652 Haydee D. Springael
Viga Rural 544 Marcellano B. Dorado
Villahermosa Rural 2,280 Noel B. Bibat

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Rapu-Rapu
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,232 —    
1995 28,797 +1.76%
2000 29,176 +0.28%
2007 32,646 +1.56%
2010 35,875 +3.49%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][10]

Education[edit]

Rapu-Rapu has 36 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools directly supervised by Department of Education-Division of Albay. [11]

Primary Schools in Rapu-Rapu

  • 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 in Rapu-Rapu

  • 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. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Albay". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.coa.gov.ph/phocadownloadpap/userupload/annual_audit_report/LGUs/2012/Region-V/Municipalities/Albay/RapuRapu_Albay_ES2012.pdf
  5. ^ a b The Philippine Island World: A Physical, Cultural, and Regional Geography, p. 411, at Google Books
  6. ^ http://en.climate-data.org/location/20273/
  7. ^ http://en.climate-data.org/location/20273/
  8. ^ http://www.zamboanga.com/z/index.php?title=Rapu-Rapu,_Albay,_Philippines
  9. ^ http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/municipality.asp?muncode=042103000&regcode=04&provcode=21
  10. ^ "Province of Albay". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.depedalbay.com.ph/checklist.html

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