Taft, Eastern Samar

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Taft
Municipality of Taft
St. James the Greater Parish Church
St. James the Greater Parish Church
Motto(s): 
Diri natumba, naluros nala
Map of Eastern Samar with Taft highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Taft highlighted
Taft is located in Philippines
Taft
Taft
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°54′N 125°25′E / 11.9°N 125.42°E / 11.9; 125.42Coordinates: 11°54′N 125°25′E / 11.9°N 125.42°E / 11.9; 125.42
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
DistrictLone District
Named forWilliam Howard Taft
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMarian June E. Libanan
 • Electorate12,784 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total231.27 km2 (89.29 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total18,915
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6816
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)55
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)80,128,753.59 (2016)
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog
Websitetaft-esamar.gov.ph

Taft, officially the Municipality of Taft, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,915 people.[3]

It is bounded on the north by the town of Can-avid and on the south-southeast by the town of Sulat.

Barangays[edit]

Taft is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Batiawan
  • Beto
  • Binaloan
  • Bongdo
  • Dacul
  • Danao
  • Del Remedios
  • Gayam
  • Lomatud (Burak)
  • Mabuhay
  • Malinao
  • Mantang
  • Nato
  • Pangabutan
  • Poblacion Barangay 1
  • Poblacion Barangay 2
  • Poblacion Barangay 3
  • Poblacion Barangay 4
  • Poblacion Barangay 5
  • Poblacion Barangay 6 (Bliss)
  • Polangi
  • San Luis
  • San Pablo
  • San Rafael

History[edit]

Taft is one of the ancient pueblos in Samar situated in the eastern coast which was called Tubabao or Tubabaw in early times. This town was originally named after the river called Malinaw, but since the river causes heavy floods during rainy season, people began calling the place Tubig, which means water in Waray-Waray.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Taft
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,031—    
1918 3,866+1.64%
1939 5,743+1.90%
1948 7,078+2.35%
1960 10,463+3.31%
1970 11,296+0.77%
1975 12,554+2.14%
1980 14,545+2.99%
1990 13,449−0.78%
1995 16,613+4.04%
2000 16,435−0.23%
2007 16,362−0.06%
2010 17,183+1.80%
2015 18,915+1.85%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

The population of Taft, Eastern Samar, in the 2015 census was 18,915 people,[3] with a density of 82 inhabitants per square kilometre or 210 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Kobak, Cantius (2002). Historical Sketches of the Pueblos of Samar and Leyte: 1580-1900. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Unpublished. p. 724 - 760.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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