Agoncillo, Batangas

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Agoncillo
Municipality
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Official seal of Agoncillo
Seal
Map of Batangas showing the location of Agoncillo
Location within Batangas province
Agoncillo is located in Philippines
Agoncillo
Agoncillo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°56′N 120°56′E / 13.93°N 120.93°E / 13.93; 120.93Coordinates: 13°56′N 120°56′E / 13.93°N 120.93°E / 13.93; 120.93
Country Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Barangays 21 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Daniel De Leos Reyes
Area[2]
 • Total 49.96 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 38,059
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 23,435
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4211
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Income class 4th class
PSGC 041001000

Agoncillo, officially the Municipality of Agoncillo (Filipino: Bayan ng Agoncillo), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 38,059 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 23,435 registered voters.[4]

Agoncillo is located 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Manila, a two-hour drive via the scenic route of Tagaytay Ridge and R. Diokno Highway. It is 32 kilometres (20 mi) away from Batangas City, the provincial capital. It is bounded in the east by approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) lakeshore of Taal Lake, south by San Nicolas, north by Laurel, and is separated by the Pansipit River on the west by Lemery.

History[edit]

Agoncillo was originally a part of Lemery. In 1945, an executive committee was formed by the first appointed Mayor Jacinto Mendoza Sr. to prepare a resolution, requesting the Secretary of the Interior, Malacañan Palace, through the provincial board to detach and separate 11 barrios and be created a municipality.

Through Executive Order 140 issued by President President Elpidio Quirino, the Municipality of Pansipit was created.[5] But the Municipal Council of Lemery passed a resolution requesting for the revocation and suspension of the said creation. Thus, another executive order was endorsed for the conduct of a plebiscite to ascertain the true sentiments of the residents regarding the issue of separation.[6]

Finally, on April 17, 1949, Executive Order No. 212 was issued by President Quirino, lifting the suspension and thereby, authorizing the immediate organization of the Municipality under the name of Agoncillo,[7] in honor of Don Felipe Agoncillo, a native of Taal and one of the first Filipino representatives to the Spanish Cortes.

Geography[edit]

Agoncillo is located at 13°56'N, 120°56'E.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 49.96 square kilometres (19.29 sq mi)[2] constituting 1.60% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Agoncillo is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[8]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[9]
041001001 Adia 2.4% 897 847 +1.10%
041001002 Bagong Sikat 2.5% 963 981 −0.35%
041001004 Balangon 4.2% 1,605 1,417 +2.40%
041001006 Bangin 4.8% 1,822 1,790 +0.34%
041001023 Banyaga 8.0% 3,051 2,791 +1.71%
041001007 Barigon 4.3% 1,629 1,477 +1.88%
041001005 Bilibinwang 7.1% 2,695 2,464 +1.72%
041001008 Coral na Munti 10.0% 3,803 3,465 +1.79%
041001009 Guitna 1.5% 583 503 +2.85%
041001010 Mabini 3.1% 1,185 1,052 +2.29%
041001012 Pamiga 4.2% 1,599 1,504 +1.17%
041001013 Panhulan 2.6% 996 1,054 −1.07%
041001014 Pansipit 4.3% 1,632 1,778 −1.62%
041001015 Poblacion 4.9% 1,873 1,793 +0.83%
041001016 Pook 7.1% 2,697 2,500 +1.45%
041001017 San Jacinto 2.0% 753 657 +2.63%
041001018 San Teodoro 1.5% 575 509 +2.35%
041001019 Santa Cruz 3.0% 1,153 1,066 +1.51%
041001020 Santo Tomas 1.9% 728 788 −1.50%
041001021 Subic Ibaba 10.5% 3,987 4,029 −0.20%
041001022 Subic Ilaya 10.1% 3,833 3,329 +2.72%
Total 38,059 35,794 +1.18%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Agoncillo
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 20,227 —    
1995 23,358 +2.73%
2000 26,584 +2.81%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 33,990 +3.45%
2010 35,794 +1.90%
2015 38,059 +1.18%
Source: PSA[3][9][10]

In the 2015 census, Agoncillo had a population of 38,059.[3] The population density was 760 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,000/sq mi).

In the 2016 election, it had 23,435 registered voters.[4]

Government[edit]

The current set of local government officials were elected in 2013 and their term will expire in 2016. The municipal mayor is Daniel D. Reyes, and Domingo C. Encarnacion is the vice mayor and presiding officer of the Sangguniang Bayan which is composed of May Lacap-Martinez, Leonarda A. Enriquez, Constantino V. Hernandez, Edgar C. Carignal, Rosemelyn R. Fajardo-Roque, Alberto Reyes, Aaron R. B. Mendoza, and Nolasco C. Balba.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". 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. ^ "Executive Order No. 140; Organizing Certain Barrios of the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas, Into an Independent Municipality Under the Name of Pansipit". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Malacañang, Manila, Philippines. 12 May 1948. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Executive Order No. 148; Suspending the Provisions of Executive Order No. 140, Dated May 12, 1948, Organizing Certain Barrios of the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas, Into an Independent Municipality Under the Name of Pansipit". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Malacañan, Manila, Philippines. 2 July 1948. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Executive Order No. 212; Lifting the Suspension of the Provisions of Executive Order No. 140, Dated May 12, 1948, Organizing Certain Barrios of the Municipality of Lemery, Province of Batangas, into an Independent Municipality and Authorizing the Immediate Organization Thereof Under the Name of Agoncillo". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. 7 April 1949. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Municipal: Agoncillo, Batangas". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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