Sibalom, Antique

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Sibalom
Municipality
Sugarcane farm in Sibalom
Sugarcane farm in Sibalom
Map of Antique with Sibalom highlighted
Location within Antique province
Sibalom is located in Philippines
Sibalom
Sibalom
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°47′N 122°01′E / 10.78°N 122.02°E / 10.78; 122.02Coordinates: 10°47′N 122°01′E / 10.78°N 122.02°E / 10.78; 122.02
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Antique
District Lone district
Barangays 76 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Joel P. Occena
Area[2]
 • Total 201.3 km2 (77.7 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 60,306
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 32,546
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5713
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Income class 2nd class
PSGC 060616000
Website elgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/sibalom-antique/

Sibalom, officially the Municipality of Sibalom (Karay-a: Banwa kang Sibalom; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Sibalom; Filipino: Bayan ng Sibalom), is a municipality in the province of Antique in the Western Visayas (Region VI) of the Philippines. The population was 60,306 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 32,546 registered voters.[4]

Sibalom is home to the University of Antique.

Geography[edit]

Sibalom is located at 10°47′N 122°01′E / 10.78°N 122.02°E / 10.78; 122.02.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 201.3 square kilometres (77.7 sq mi)[2] constituting 7.38% of the 2,729.17-square-kilometre- (1,053.74 sq mi) total area of Antique.

Barangays[edit]

Sibalom is politically subdivided into 76 barangays.[5] From 1953 to 1955, Barangay Catmon was known as Barangay Pajarito.[6][7]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[8]
060616002 Alangan 1.4% 834 712 +3.06%
060616004 Bari 1.7% 1,009 878 +2.68%
060616005 Biga-a 0.5% 329 291 +2.36%
060616006 Bongbongan I 1.3% 760 653 +2.93%
060616007 Bongbongan II 0.9% 524 515 +0.33%
060616008 Bongsod 1.0% 601 555 +1.53%
060616009 Bontol 1.4% 849 764 +2.03%
060616010 Bugnay 0.4% 253 227 +2.09%
060616011 Bulalacao 0.8% 475 453 +0.91%
060616012 Cabanbanan 0.5% 278 267 +0.77%
060616013 Cabariuan 1.2% 714 643 +2.01%
060616014 Cabladan 1.5% 875 866 +0.20%
060616015 Cadoldolan 1.1% 651 580 +2.22%
060616016 Calo-oy 0.4% 228 221 +0.60%
060616017 Calog 0.7% 400 391 +0.43%
060616018 Catmon 1.8% 1,069 1,044 +0.45%
060616019 Catungan I 1.0% 614 558 +1.84%
060616020 Catungan II 0.7% 420 331 +4.64%
060616021 Catungan III 1.0% 589 487 +3.69%
060616022 Catungan IV 1.9% 1,128 1,088 +0.69%
060616051 Cubay-Napultan 1.8% 1,101 1,036 +1.17%
060616023 Cubay-Sermon 1.6% 949 999 −0.97%
060616061 District I (Poblacion) 2.6% 1,542 1,412 +1.69%
060616062 District II (Poblacion) 2.3% 1,398 1,353 +0.62%
060616063 District III (Poblacion) 6.2% 3,740 3,398 +1.84%
060616064 District IV (Poblacion) 3.8% 2,266 2,050 +1.93%
060616024 Egaña 5.5% 3,333 3,121 +1.26%
060616025 Esperanza I 0.7% 425 296 +7.13%
060616026 Esperanza II 0.8% 460 451 +0.38%
060616027 Esperanza III 0.7% 425 366 +2.89%
060616028 Igcococ 1.1% 673 621 +1.54%
060616030 Igdagmay 0.6% 360 326 +1.91%
060616029 Igdalaquit 1.8% 1,076 983 +1.74%
060616031 Iglanot 1.6% 974 860 +2.40%
060616032 Igpanolong 0.7% 450 418 +1.41%
060616033 Igparas 0.6% 347 351 −0.22%
060616034 Igsuming 1.1% 659 634 +0.74%
060616035 Ilabas 2.1% 1,293 1,138 +2.46%
060616036 Imparayan 1.0% 579 573 +0.20%
060616037 Inabasan 1.0% 616 571 +1.45%
060616038 Indag-an 0.6% 359 597 −9.23%
060616039 Initan 0.9% 515 504 +0.41%
060616040 Insarayan 0.9% 556 452 +4.02%
060616041 Lacaron 3.3% 2,009 1,839 +1.70%
060616042 Lagdo 0.8% 491 459 +1.29%
060616043 Lambayagan 0.8% 487 479 +0.32%
060616044 Luna 0.5% 328 283 +2.85%
060616045 Luyang 0.7% 410 404 +0.28%
060616046 Maasin 0.7% 435 441 −0.26%
060616047 Mabini 1.1% 673 633 +1.17%
060616048 Millamena 0.6% 340 326 +0.80%
060616049 Mojon 0.5% 328 327 +0.06%
060616050 Nagdayao 2.0% 1,198 1,175 +0.37%
060616053 Nazareth 1.3% 787 767 +0.49%
060616054 Odiong 1.4% 838 715 +3.07%
060616055 Olaga 0.8% 472 401 +3.15%
060616056 Pangpang 1.1% 665 650 +0.44%
060616057 Panlagangan 0.8% 472 398 +3.30%
060616058 Pantao 0.4% 245 229 +1.29%
060616059 Pasong 1.1% 686 604 +2.45%
060616060 Pis-Anan 3.9% 2,355 2,174 +1.53%
060616065 Rombang 0.8% 502 500 +0.08%
060616066 Salvacion 1.1% 639 662 −0.67%
060616067 San Juan 2.2% 1,318 1,159 +2.48%
060616068 Sido 1.4% 849 729 +2.94%
060616069 Solong 1.7% 1,007 983 +0.46%
060616070 Tabongtabong 0.6% 389 368 +1.06%
060616071 Tig-Ohot 0.9% 516 524 −0.29%
060616073 Tigbalua I 1.2% 717 682 +0.96%
060616079 Tigbalua II 0.4% 264 197 +5.73%
060616074 Tordesillas 0.7% 418 412 +0.28%
060616075 Tulatula 1.3% 771 677 +2.51%
060616003 Valentin Grasparil (Bad-as) 0.8% 483 442 +1.70%
060616076 Villafont 1.2% 696 581 +3.50%
060616077 Villahermosa 1.0% 633 624 +0.27%
060616078 Villar 2.0% 1,189 1,180 +0.14%
Total 60,306 56,058 +1.40%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sibalom
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 42,647 —    
1995 46,143 +1.49%
2000 49,971 +1.72%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 53,934 +1.06%
2010 56,058 +1.42%
2015 60,306 +1.40%
Source: PSA[3][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Sibalom had a population of 60,306.[3] The population density was 300 inhabitants per square kilometre (780/sq mi).

In the 2016 election, it had 32,546 registered voters.[4]

Sibalom Natural Park[edit]

Main article: Sibalom Natural Park

Sibalom Natural Park, one of the last patches of lowland forest on Panay Island and the first protected area in the island, harbors many unique species of plants and animals, some of which are on the brink of extinction. About 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) of forest in Sibalom from Mount Porras extending to Mount Igmatindog, covering Sibalom river and its main tributaries Mao-it river and Tipulu-an river, was declared a natural park on April 23, 2000. Of this forest, 672 hectares (1,660 acres) are undisturbed by any human activity while about 4,223 hectares (10,440 acres) constitutes the 50-year-old reforestation site. One highlight is the Rafflesia speciosa, discovered in Mount Porras and surrounding Barangays in 2002.[10] Dubbed the biggest bloom in the world, its discovery put Sibalom in the map of tourist stopovers in the Philippines.[citation needed] Sibalom also has century-old industries and structures, as well as boulders of gemstones and treacherous mountain trails.

Tourism[edit]

Sibalom's tourism industry dawned after the proclamation of the Sibalom Natural Park.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Antique". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Region VI (WESTERN VISAYAS)". 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. ^ "Municipal: Sibalom, Antique". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "An Act to Change the Name of the Barrio of Catmon, Municipality of Sibalom, Province of Antique, to Pajarito". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  7. ^ "An Act to Change the Name of the Barrio of Pajarito, Municipality of Sibalom, Province of Antique, to Catmon". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  8. ^ a b "Region VI (WESTERN VISAYAS)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Region VI (WESTERN VISAYAS)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Barcelona, J.F.; Pelser, P.B.; Balete, D.S.; Co, L.L. (30 October 2009). "Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation status of Philippine Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae)". Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants. 54 (1): 77–93. doi:10.3767/000651909X474122. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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