Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya
|Municipality of Villaverde|
Map of Nueva Vizcaya with Villaverde highlighted
|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|Barangays||9 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Ronelie D. Ubando-Valtoribio|
|• Electorate||10,545 voters (2016)|
|• Total||81.50 km2 (31.47 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)78|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
Villaverde, officially the Municipality of Villaverde, (also spelled as Villa Verde), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,507 people.
When the American took over the reins of Government in the country, Ibung lost its identity as a town because of insufficient funds. Moreover, most of the people residing in the area have transferred to an adjoining towns for fear of their lives from barbarics non-Christian tribes who dwelt in the mountain fastness of the cordillera mountains in the north-west part of the town. Thus, the populated was reduced, Ibung, then, became again a mere barangay of the municipality of Solano.
On June 17, 1957, through the sponsorship of the Congressman Leonardo B. Perez, Republic Act. No. 197 was enacted providing for the creation of the town Ibung through the separation of the barrios of Ibung and Bintawan from Solano. Thus, on September 1, 1957, Antonio B. Aquino was appointed as the first Municipal Mayor of the town Ibung.
Two years later, on June 21, 1959, Republic Act. No. 2515 was enacted amending Republic Act. No. 1972 changing the name of IBUNG to VILLAVERDE in honor of the Spanish Missionary, father Juan Villaverde who had initiated the first stepin creation of the town. Romualdo Ubando was appointed as the first Municipal Mayor.
About 280 kilometres (170 mi) from Manila and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the capital town of Bayombong; lies on the northern district of the province and is bounded by Lamut, Ifugao on the North; Solano on the South; Bagabag on the East, and Ambaguio on the West. Villaverde has a total land area of 81.50 square kilometers, the smallest town which accounts for 1.86% of the total land area of Nueva Vizcaya.
Villaverde is politically subdivided into 9 barangays, with Barangay Poblacion were the Municipal Hall stands and Barangay Ibung, Bintawan Norte and Bintawan Sur as the commercial and educational center of the town.
- Bintawan Sur
- Poblacion (Turod)
- Bintawan Norte
|Population census of Villaverde|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- Bintawan National High School
- Our Lady of Fatima School of Villaverde
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