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Location within Batangas province
|Region||Calabarzon (Region IV-A)|
|Barangays||21 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Daniel De Leos Reyes|
|• Total||49.96 km2 (19.29 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||23,435|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)43|
|Income class||4th class|
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. In the 2016 election, it had 23,435 registered voters.
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.
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. 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.
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, in honor of Don Felipe Agoncillo, a native of Taal and one of the first Filipino representatives to the Spanish Cortes.
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) constituting 1.60% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.
|041001008||Coral na Munti||10.0%||3,803||3,465||+1.79%|
|Population census of Agoncillo|
In the 2015 census, Agoncillo had a population of 38,059. The population density was 760 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,000/sq mi).
In the 2016 election, it had 23,435 registered voters.
|This section needs to be updated. (November 2016)|
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.
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