The City of Iriga once popularly known as the “Conscience of Bicol” and now “the City of Springs” is about 478 kms. South of Manila, 35 kms. from Naga City and 65 kms. north of Legaspi City. It has a total land area of 17,400 has. or 174 sq.kms.. As of 2015, the city has a total population of 111,757 and an average growth rate of 1.72% per annum. This population is distributed over 23,754 households in 36 barangays of the city, with an average household size of 5.

The City’s economic base is agriculture with farming as the main source of livelihood. Although a young city, it is fast and steadily metamorphosing into a primary growth center in this part of the region serving not only Irigueños but also those in the Rinconada area and the neighboring municipalities of Albay. Iriga is the educational mecca in this area due to the presence of two (2) universities, two (2) colleges and eight (8) technical vocational education schools, thirteen (13) privately owned secondary and seventeen (17) elementary schools, plus the forty (40) Public Elementary and thirteen (13) secondary schools. It has two (2) government and, three (3) privately owned hospitals and 89 medical/dental/optical clinics.

Natural tourist spots include Mt. Asog (Mt. Iriga) with an elevation of 4,823 feet above sea level, Iliyan Hills at San Nicolas, Tubigan and Sabang Falls at Sta. Maria, San Pedro and Sagrada Falls. Historical spots include Calvario Hill at San Francisco, Alatco Terminal (now PHILTRANCO Terminal) at San Nicolas and Kinuartelan at Perpetual Help, Man-made tourists spots include Emerald Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at San Francisco, Agta Aboriginal Settlements at Iliyan Hills, Sitio Mamoco at Perpetual Help, St. Anthony Parish Church, and Inorogan Shrine located atop a hill in Sto. Domingo. Tinagba Festival, an ancient bull-cart caravan festivity observed yearly by the people on every February 11th the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes, highlighted by offering of the previous days harvest as a form of thanksgiving to Almighty God and is participated and visited by all people region-wide. There are seven (7) hotels, six (6) tourist inns, four (4) apartelles and 75 recreational facilities in the City. It has also twenty-four (24) restaurants and 123 eateries and carenderias.

The City is accessible only by land transportation such as the PNR train, tourist buses, jeepneys, automobiles and other land transport which pass the Philippine-Japanese Friendship Highway. Communication facilities include the Iriga Telephone Company and five (5) other telephone companies/mobile service providers, three (3) telegraph services, one (1) local aired TV Station , two (2) commercial radio stations (RPN-DZKI Channel and MBC DWIR-Radio Natin), two (2) training radio station, four (4) Cable service providers, four (4) postal and other private messengerial services. Newspapers of various local and national circulations are likewise available in the city. Power is being administered by the CASURECO III (Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative III) with NAPOCOR through the Barit Hydro Electric Power Plant as the main source and Luzon and Tiwi Geothermal Plant as partial power sources. At present, a total of 23,505 households are served in the 36 barangays in the city. Sources of potable water supply include Iriga City Water District (ICWD), Barit BWP-RWSS and Sagrada Water Works System with 18,201 households.

  1. POLITICAL ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
    1. Iriga City Elective Officials
    2. Hon. Madelaine Yorobe Alfelor City Mayor
      Hon. Jose S.G. Villanueva City Vice-Mayor
      Sangguniang Panlungsod Members
      Hon. Santos A. Audal, Jr. City Councilor
      Hon. Sofronio S.B. Magistrado City Councilor
      Hon. Rufino L. Villagomez City Councilor
      Hon. Fatima B. Tino City Councilor
      Hon. Fernando S. Beriña City Councilor
      Hon. Dante C. Oliva City Councilor
      Hon. Jessie S. Abonite City Councilor
      Hon. Jose Ll. Grimaldo City Councilor
      Hon. Rudito P. Espiritu City Councilor
      Hon. Manvir B. Ignao City Councilor
      Hon. Ariel B. Luceña Liga ng mga Brgy.President

    3. Iriga City Appointive Officials
    4. Mr. Ruben S. De los Santos City Administrator & OIC, City Agriculturist
      Mrs. Mrs. Yolanda De lima Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian
      Mr. Jean A. Bongon City Treasurer
      Mrs. Teresita I. Talaguit OIC, City Accountant
      Mrs. Fanny H. Turiano OIC, City Budget Officer
      Mr. Benjamin D. Gonzales City Planning & Dev’t. Coordinator
      Engr. Elvin V. Mabansay OIC, City Engineer
      Arch. Romano R. Alvaro City Architect
      Mrs. Nancy R. Occiano City Civil Registrar
      Atty. Ferdinand I. Diño City Legal Officer
      Mrs. Maridel C. Verrosa OIC, City Social Welfare & Dev’t. Officer
      Dr. Laure Leon R. Nagrampa City Veterinarian & OIC, Market Superintendent
      Engr. Jonas T. Florece City Assessor
      Mr. Gemm Ambrosio M. Layosa OIC, City General Services Officer
      Dr. Ronald G. Pereña OIC, City Health Officer
      Mrs. Flora A. Salvadora OIC, City Librarian
      Dr. Nenet B. Beriña Human Resource Mgt. Officer
      Mr. Peter B. Lagyap OIC, City Tourism & Cultural Affairs Officer
      Mr. Nestor M. Awa OIC, PESO Manager
      Mrs. Cyril L. Borromeo OIC, City Sports Coordinator
      Mr. Jeric Añonuevo OIC, Public Information Officer
      Engr. Felix C. Azur, Jr. Zoning Administrator
      Engr. Joel G. Paz OIC, Iriga City Housing & Homesite Section
      Ms. Rosa Jeanie O. Bolivar OIC, City Nutrition Officer
      Mr. Wayne S. Olaso OIC, ICIPBAC & Chief Executive Officer, Iriga City Central Terminal
      Engr. Cynthia D. Audal OIC, ICTLDC & Negosyo Center Manager

    5. List of Newly Elected Barangay Officials (2018-To Present)
    6. BARANGAY PUNONG BARANGAY
      Antipolo Salvador S. Oliva
      Cristo Rey Jose A. Pelazo
      Del Rosario Felix V. Montañez, Jr.
      Francia Jose O. Bagayaua
      La Anunciacion Ronaldo T. Serrano
      La Medalla Domingo C. Tabarangao
      La Purisima Jaime P. Embestro
      La Trinidad Domingo M. Villamer
      Niño Jesus Elmer N. Casabuena
      Perpetual Help Eduardo V. Dimaiwat
      Sagrada Elias Ll. Grimaldo
      Salvacion Michael Angelo M. Lagatic
      San Agustin Salvador P. Catimbang
      San Andres Arnold E. Embestro
      San Antonio Renato C. Monedero
      San Francisco Marc Jhames R. Temeña
      San Isidro Garry A. Meriño
      San Jose Darcy DV. Go
      San Juan Elfren R. Turiano
      San Miguel Ma. Prinsibini O. Monsalve
      San Nicolas Ariel B. Luceña
      San Pedro Joey P. Cleofe
      San Rafael Rudy M. Catimbang
      San Ramon Pedro M. Belleza, Jr.
      San Roque Michael Emmanuel T. Alfelor
      Santiago Luz I. Padayao
      San Vicente Norte Vicente C. Ramirez
      San Vicente Sur Dionisio D. Nacario
      Sta. Cruz Norte Rosario A. Padillo
      Sta. Cruz Sur Avelina L. Cerillo
      Sta. Elena Rodolfo R. Pungtan
      Sta. Isabel Lilia R. Gil
      Sta. Maria Jovie B. Sirios
      Sta. Teresita Dandreb N. Abonite
      Sto. Domingo Wilfredo S. Salvadora
      Sto. Niño Antonio C. Serrano

  2. SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE
  3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION
    Name of City : IRIGA CITY
    Land Area : 174 sq. km. or 17,400 has.
    Classification : 4th Class City as of Nov. 23, 2005
    Province : Camarines Sur
    Area (in Sq.Kms./Has.) : 174 Sq. Kms/ 17,400 Has.
    Population : 111,757 (2015 POPCEN Survey)
    Registered Voters : 58, 229 (as of May 2018)
    No. of Established Precincts : 391
    Total No. of Clustered Precinct : 188
    Legal Basis of Creation/Date of Approval
    1683 :
    Sept. 3, 1968 :
     
    Founded as a Municipality
    Organized and inaugurated as the 3rd City of the Bicol Region through R.A. 5261.
    Major Dialects : Iriga & Rinconada Dialect, Bicol-Naga Dialect

    1. History
    2. Barely half a century after Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines on March 16, 1521, Iriga, now a city, was only a visita of Nabua, Provincia de Ambos Camarines. Because of the disastrous floods that occur during rainy seasons in suburban Poblacion of Nabua, Father Felix de Huertas, the then parish priest, advised the farmers to move to I-raga (donde hay tierra or where there is land) where they can plant their crops without fear of being flooded. The flood victims of Nabua who moved earlier and followed the suggestions of their parish priest were the fortunate beneficiaries of the harvest of their agricultural plantation coming from the rich and fertile soils of I-raga, more so, those who planted at the foot of Sumagang Mountain (Mountain of the Rising Sun, now Mt. Iriga) said to be nature’s given symbol of the Irigueños lofty ideals and noble visions.

      As population spread out and evangelization progressed, the settlement at the foot of Sumagang Mountain developed in size and wealth, slowly pushing the aborigines (Agta) up to the thickness of the forest. And in 1578 the I-raga settlement was established as “visita” of Nabua under Fray Pablo de Jesus and Fray Bartolome Ruiz, both Franciscans. Three decades later or on January 4, 1641, Mount Asog (named after a negrito chieftain who ruled the aborigines) or Mt. Iriga, erupted. That eruption brought much fear to the settlers but with their strong faith and belief a miracle happened and as witnessed by local folks, the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mother and her son Lord Jesus or “Nuestra Señora de Angustia” at sitio Inorogan saved the people from terrible earthquake and flood. The eruption formed the cavernous gully on the side of Buhi leading to the steep gorge which was the crater of the “volcano”.

      Iriga, according to Fray Felix Huertas in his lengthily-titled Estado Geografico, Topografico, Estadisticdo, Historico-Reliogoso de la Santa Apostolica Provincia de S. Gregorio Magno published in 1865, came from the native word iraga, which means “poseedores de mucho terreno,” or “possessors of much land.” From a mere “doctrina,” a religious administrative word which roughly means a “mission post” in 1583.

      In 1683, this progressive visita of I-raga was converted into Pueblo de la Provincia de Ambos Camarines with a population of 8,908 which several decades later the name I-raga was changed to Iriga by the dipthongal Spanish authorities and advocated St. Anthony of Padua as Patron Saint and June 13 as the annual fiesta.

      From the middle of the 19th century until the first two decades of the 20th century, Iriga was a major abaca-producing town in the Bicol region, largely because of the rich volcanic soil surrounding Mt. Iriga which it spewed in its last eruption about six hundred years before the coming of the Spaniards in Bikol.

      According to William Freer, the American Superintendent of Schools in Camarines Sur, “The sides of the mountain nourish rich plantations of abaca owned by several Spaniards, and shelter several hundreds of the Philippine aborigines, the Negritos, who are now employed on the plantations. Because of the production of abaca the town of Iriga ranks third in importance in Camarines, being outclassed only by Nueva Caceres and Daet.”

      During the incumbency of Don Martin Mendoza as Capitan Municipal, in the memorias de la Provincia de Ambos Camarines, showed that the “Pueblo de Iriga” was composed of “barrios y visitas distinguida la poblacion centro del casco en 5 barrios que son San Roque, San Francisco de Asis, San Juan Bautista, Sto. Domingo de Guzman y San Miguel Arcangel con 6 visitas fuera del casco denominados San Nicolas de Tolentino, San Agustin, San Antonio Abad, Sto. Niño, Santiago de Galicia y la visita de los monteses” with a population of 13,813. There were only four roads mentioned, they were coming from Nabua going to Baao, to Buhi and to Polangui, Albay, now the diversion road passing Salvacion, Masoli, Bato, then to the south road going to Polangui, Albay and there was only one way going to Nueva Caceres (Naga) via Bicol River by boat.

      In 1913, the Manila Railroad (MRR) Company Station and the public market were established in their respective present site which readily contributed to the rapid growth of Iriga making it the center of trade and commerce in Rinconada area. It was also at this time that Mondays and Thursdays were declared as market days in Iriga.

      The Municipality of Iriga continued to prosper through the years. The original “barrios y visitas” have developed sitios which later on, these sitios have metamorphosed into distinct and separate barrios.

      After the Second World War, San Ramon, San Rafael, Cristo Rey, Sta. Isabel, San Vicente Norte, San Andres, Sta. Teresita, Perpetual Help, Sagrada, Niño Jesus, San Pedro and Antipolo, former sitios of barrio San Agustin, San Isidro and San Nicolas were created as barrios. And, the barrios of La Anunciacion and Sta. Elena were sitios of Sto. Domingo and Santiago, Del Rosario (Banao) of Santiago and Sto. Niño and La Purisima of San Francisco & part of Sto. Domingo, Sta. Cruz Sur of San Francisco. Francia and San Jose from San Miguel and San Vicente Sur, Salvacion, La Trinidad and La Medalla from the large barrio of San Antonio.

      Some of these barrios were already created during the incumbency of Mayor Jose C. Villanueva in 1960. And the latest and the 36th barrio ever created was Sta. Maria which comprises the sitios of Tubigan, Katungdulan, Bagacay, Sampaga, Rao and Cawayan of barrio Sta. Teresita by virtue of Republic Act 6228.

      AS A CITY

      Through the unflinching support and willful cooperation of the town’s people, Mayor Jose C. Villanueva at the helm of stewardship successfully gained the conversion of Iriga into the signing of R.A 5261 otherwise known as the Charter of Iriga City on July 8, 1968 by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, considered to be the turning point of Iriga. The City, however, was formally organized and inaugurated as the third city of Bicol on September 3, 1968 by Presidential Proclamation and officiated by the President of the Philippines.

      Since then, Iriga City has developed tremendously making it not only as the center of trade and commerce in Rinconada area but the whole Bicol Region as well, as it is strategically located in between the cities of Naga and Legaspi.

      In 2004, Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen, the daughter of the late Camarines Sur congressman, Ciriaco R. Alfelor and granddaughter of Camarines Sur Governor Felix O. Alfelor, became Iriga’s first woman city mayor, and only the third city mayor after his uncle, Emmanuel R. Alfelor was similarly elected in 1994 and served the city for 3 consecutive term (1994-2004).

      In her last term in 2013, Mayor Gazmen, has already made her mark as a no-nonsense city executive when she transferred the operations of the city government to its new home in barangay Sta. Cruz Sur. The new city hall will no doubt be Mayor Gazmen’s lasting legacy and monument to the city of her own birth, the city she wants to call “city of crystal-clear springs,” and where they spring eternal, like hope.

      Her administration promoted good governance and started it off by launching Iriga as a Character City on September 4, 2004 to lead and encourage others to become better persons. Strengthening the system and structure of governance became her priority. Enhancement programs like the Public Service Excellence, Ethics and Accountability Program (PSEEAP) granted by The Asia Foundation and the British Embassy, the City Development Strategy (CDS), Transparent Accountable Governance (TAG) and the Public Governance System (PGS) were adopted and institutionalized. Her overall development program for Iriga has been largely centered on the bigger context of achieving its vision of becoming an Agro-Ecotourism Center in the Philippines by 2015. Part of her approach is communicating her programs to her constituents which is meant to raise awareness and educate the people about the city’s development perspective, and mobilize community participation and involvement in the various government programs. Her advocacy on good governance and responsible citizenship provided the much needed impetus guiding the city in its present status as a primary growth center in the Bicol Region. These were the same reasons that gained her and the city numerous prestigious awards and citations given by national and international entities. Grant funds for development projects and capability building totaling ₱300 Million were also awarded to the city during her term.

      In 2013, Ronald Felix Y. Alfelor, an Electrical Engineer by profession, became the next Mayor of the City. He is the younger brother of former Mayor Madelaine Alfelor Gazmen. Considered one of the youngest member-mayor of the League of Cities of the Philippines at the age of 33, he advocated and made a covenant to build a city with a strong and responsive good local governance that promotes responsible citizenship by: ensuring the people’s security in their life, liberty and property; enhancing the participation of the citizens in local governance; providing public services to citizens to ensure a healthy, safe, and desirable environment, as well as a literate, skilled and entrepreneurial citizenry to achieve a sustainable and conducive economic and social growth so that all Irigueños will realize their dreams and aspirations.

      He proclaimed his mission to l strive to deliver excellent public service at least cost, by adopting the principles of “doing things right the first time and walking the extra mile” to ensure increased performance efficiency and development outcomes.

      Last May 2016 election, Mayor Madelaine Yorobe Alfelor was re-elected as the City Mayor.

    3. Location & Physical Subdivision
    4. The City of Iriga is geographically located in the central part of Bicol Peninsula which form the southeastern part of the island of Luzon. It is also centrally located between the cities of Naga and Legaspi. It is about 491 kms. from Manila and located between 14000’ and 13013’ north latitude and 125030’ and 123000’ east longitude . It is bounded on the north, by the municipalities of Ocampo and Sangay; on the east by the municipality of Buhi; on the west, by the municipalities of Bato, Nabua and Baao, Camarines Sur; and on the south, by the municipality of Polangui, Albay.

    5. Topography
    6. Iriga City’s topography encompasses the peak of Mt. Iriga, a strato volcano which varies from an elevation of 10 meters to 1,149 meters above mean sea level at its lowest point.

      For geographical function, functional and other purposes, the city is divided into three (3) major areas. The urban, semi-urban and rural areas. From the southwestern side of the city, the urban area, which comprises nine (9) barangays in the city proper, is visualized in the foreground of the verdant Mt. Iriga founded on a flat to rolling terrain with elevation ranging from 10 to 30 meters above mean sea level dotted with isolated small hills rising to an elevation from 50 to 60 meters. The semi-urban area consist of five (5) barangays surrounding the urban area with an elevation ranging from 20 to 60 meters above mean sea level extending from Francia in the southwest to Santiago in the east.

      Comprising the rural area are twenty-two (22) barangays, fourteen (14) of which are along the foot of Mt. Iriga while the other eight (8) are situated east and southwest of the urban area.

      Several rivers and creeks can be found in the city. On the northwest is Waras River extending to the Iriga-Nabua and Iriga-Baao boundaries on the south is Agos River serving as the city’s boundary with Albay while Salog and Daraga River traverses the city proper from east to west. The four (4) rivers converge in the vicinity of Nabua and Bato towards the Bicol River.

      Considered a unique feature of the city is the presence of irregular contours on all area, even in the lowland areas. Hills can be found in the midst of vast plains and irrigated ricefields. These areas are fertile as its lowest portion resulting in the hypothesis that these hills were formed out of the eruption of Mt. Iriga, which was characterized with violent fury, spouting rocks and lava. As time passed, hills such as Ilian, Botawan, Masoso, Balaigang, Calvario. Boguitis and others had grown fertile & vegetated. By its topographical profile, Iriga City is a unique combination of mountain, hills and flatlands.

    7. Soil
    8. Based on the analysis of the Bureau of Soils, Camarines Sur, the soil classification of Iriga City area are as follows: 1.) Macolod Sandy Loam 2.) Pili Loam 3.) Macolod-Pili Complex and 4.) Undifferentiated Mountain Soil. The Macolod Sandy Loam occupies the biggest area representing 57.64% of the total land area of the city, covering the entire area of the Fourteen (14) mountain barangays and portion of the seven (7) rural and semi-urban barangays along the foot slope of Mt. Iriga. The Macolod – Pili Complex represent about 34.73% of the City’s total land area, covering nine (9) urban barangays. Pili loam occupies 3.99% of the city’s area and covers portion of five (5) poblacion and one (1) semi-urban barangays, while the Undifferentiated Mountain Soil occupies 3.64% and covered the entire area of Mt.Iriga.

      The different soil classification in the city were further sub-classified and mapped, based on the different parent rock materials found in their landforms, into Geomorphic Mapping Units (GMU’s). The GMU’s in Iriga City is sub-divided into the following LMU’s: 09, 17, 28, 29,81,82,86,157, and 177.

    9. Climate & Rainfall
    10. Type of Rainfall and Climate

      Iriga City’s climate is tropical. It generally belongs to type II climate that is characterized by no pronounced dry and wet season. Rainfall occurs throughout the year. However, a low rainfall rate is observed during the months of January to May and lowest during March. This month is considered relatively dry. Higher rates of rainfall occur from June to December as brought about by the onset of the northeast monsoon and the cyclonic storms that occur during the months of November to December.

      Rainfall Distribution Annually

      Using the 10-day mean and 75% probability Analysis, it was observed that the months of January to May is usually dry to moist with a lowest mean annual rainfall of 6.5 mm. The months of June to December are relatively wet with peak rainfall during the month of July in low-lying areas and November in highly elevated areas.

      Temperature Ranges

      Analysis of data based on 10 years record shows that May is the hottest month at 33.60 C and the coldest is January at 20.8 C. Temperature has an inverse relationship with rainfall and relative humidity. Results of the analysis also show that humidity is highest in September at 86% and lowest in May at 76%.

    11. Hydrology
    12. Major Rivers in Iriga City:

      1. Barit River – from Sta. Justina, Buhi, Camarines Sur, it passess Santiago, Sta. Elena and ended at La Anunciacion. Bayangin Falls is located in this river along barangay Santiago, this city. This river is a favorite place for excursionists.
      2. Daraga River – from Buhi-Lalo spring, it passes Del Rosario and ends at La Anunciacion. Its outlet is the Barit River.
      3. Balos River – This river is a continuation of Barit and daraga River. From La Anunciacion, it passes Sto. Niño, San Vicente Sur, La Purisima, San Francisco, Sta. Cruz Sur, and Francia. Its outlet is Nabua Camarines Sur.
      4. Waras River – This River passes through Sta. Maria, Sta. Teresita, San Andres, Perpetual Help, San Agustin, and San Jose up to Nabua, Camarines Sur.
      5. Agos River – Agos River is along the boundary of Sto. Niño, La Medalla and San Antonio and also Polangui, Albay.
      6. Salog River – This River passes San Pedro, Niño Jesus, Sagrada, San Ramon and its outlet is the municipality of Ocampo, Camarines Sur.
      7. Aniog River – Continuation of Salog River which passes Antipolo and its outlet is the Municipality of Sangay, Camarines Sur.

      DISTANCE (in kms.)
      Distance of every barangay in Iriga City to Point Zero (Old City Hall)

      Iriga City

      BARANGAY DISTANCE (in kms.)
      Antipolo 27.00
      Cristo Rey 14.684
      Del Rosario 7.85.
      Francia (Chapel) 2.00
      La Anunciacion 5.331
      La Medalla (Chapel) 6.11
      La Purisima 3.234
      La Trinidad 4.27
      Niño Jesus 18.90
      Perpetual Help 7.147
      Sagrada (Jeep Stop) 22.50
      Salvacion (Chapel) 4.83
      San Agustin (School) 4.37
      San Andres 11.50
      San Antonio (Jeep Stop) 5.81
      San Francisco 0.65
      San Isidro (School) 3.82
      San Jose 2.19
      San Juan (Chapel) 1.10
      San Miguel 0.216
      San Nicolas (School) 1.95
      San Pedro 17.10
      San Rafael 12.648
      San Ramon 23.40
      San Roque (Chapel) 0.30
      Santiago 5.58
      San Vicente Norte 13.94
      San Vicente Sur 2.268
      Sta. Cruz Norte 15.148
      Sta. Cruz Sur 2.268
      Sta. Elena (Chapel) 3.80
      Sta. Isabel 16.648
      Sta. Maria (Cawayan) 12.00
      Sta. Teresita 8.438
      Sto. Domingo (School) 2.68
      Sto. Niño 5.20

    13. Economic
      1. Industry
        1. Major Industry- (Agriculture, includes Production)
          1. Coconut
          2. Banana
          3. Palay
          4. Corn
          5. Vegetables, etc.
          6. Fishing (inland)
        2. Minor Industry
          1. Service includes transport and service shops
          2. Manufacturing (small scale/cottage industry level)
            1. Furniture and wood products
            2. Cement products
            3. Coconut by-products
            4. Metal craft
            5. Midrib craft
            6. Bamboo craft
            7. Candy making
            8. Weaving, etc.
        3. Source of Livelihood
          1. Farming
          2. Business
          3. Employment local/abroad
          4. Labor, etc.
          5. Professional practitioners

        Average Household Income

        Per month P 7,205.17
        Per Annum P 86,462.04

        Average Household Expenditure

        Per month P 5,240.30
        Per Annum P 62,883.60

      LABOR FORCE
      Employment

      The City has a total labor force of 33,124, of which 21,702 or 65.52% are male while 11,421 or 34.48% are female.

      Of the total labor force of 33,124, 85.52% or 28,329 are employed, of which 18,900 or 66.72% thereof are male, while 9,428 or 33.28% are female.

      Distribution of Labor Force by Major Occupational Group

      Professional, Technical & Related Workers 16.63
      Administrative, Executive & Managerial Workers 3.46
      Clerical & Related Workers 7.09
      Sales Workers 13.65
      Service Workers 13.05
      Agricultural, Animal Husbandry, Forestry Workers, Fisherman & hunters 21.87
      Craftsmen, Production Process & Related Workers in Transport, Equipment Operators & Laborers 21.07
      Members of the Armed Forces 0.86
      Workers not Classified by Occupation 2.32
      TOTAL 100.00%

      With respect to projected job growth, the top five industries are: retail trade, government, health care and social assistance, professional and technical services, and food and lodging. Combined, it is projected that these industries will add ample jobs to the City economy by 2015.

    14. Health
      1. Number of Health Facilities
      2. a. Hospital (3 private)

        1. Sta. Maria Josefa Foundation Hospital
        2. Our Lady of Mediatrix Hospital
        3. Lourdes Hospital
        No. of Beds

        1. 79
        2. 50
        3. 25
        Number
        b. Birthing Center 9
        c. Medical/Dental/Optical Clinics 70
        d. City/ Barangay Health Unit/Station 37
        e. Drugstores/Pharmacy 15
        f. Veterinary Clinic 3
        g. Health Facilities/Laboratories 7
      3. Number of Health Manpower
      4. Private Goverment
        a. Doctors 176 4
        b. Nurses 222 25
        c. Midwives 40 50
        d. Barangay Health Worker 36
        e. Rural Sanitary Inspector 3
        f. Pharmacist 24 1
        g. Medical Technologist 16 1
        h. Dentist 13 2
        i. Optometrist 6
        j. Nutritionist 6 1

    15. Land Use
    16. Classification Area (in Hectare) Percentage
      A. Alienable and Disposable Area
      1. Built-Up Area
        1. Commercial
        2. Residential
        3. Institutional
        4. Industrial
        5. Parks & Open Spaces
      2. Agricultural Area
        1. 9.696
        2. 2,603.386
        3. 47.602
        4. 8.112
        5. 5.904
      1. 13,625.50
        1. 0.06
        2. 14.96
        3. 0.27
        4. 0.05
        5. 0.03
      1. 78.31
      B. Timber / Forest Land 1,099.80 6.32
      TOTAL 17,400.00 100.00%

    17. Education
    18. NUMBER OF SCHOOLS
      SY 2016-2017

      SCHOOLS NUMBER ENROLLMENT
      Universities 2 3,583
      Colleges 2 170
      Technical Vocational School 8 2,271
      Public Secondary Schools 13 8,466
      Private Secondary Schools 13 5,619
      Public Elementary Schools 40 14,531
      Private Elementary Schools 17 3,114
      Private Pre-schools 11 558
      Public Pre-schools 40 1,689

    19. Agriculture
      1. Major Industry- (Agriculture, includes Production)
      2. a. Coconut d. Corn
        b. Banana e. Vegetables, etc.
        c. Palay f. Fishing (inland)
      3. Raw/Indigenous Materials
      4. 1. Bamboo 6. Coco-materials
        2. Agas 7. Kinggiw (vine)
        3. Buri Palm 8. Karagumoy
        4. Abaca 9. Others
        5. Forest materials
      5. Agricultural Crops by Volume of Harvest
      6. AGRICULTURAL CROPS BY VOLUME OF HARVEST
        Iriga City, 2016

        AGRICULTURAL LAND VOLUME OF HARVEST/ANNUM
        (in Metric Ton)
        PERCENTAGE
        Palay

        • Irrigated
        • Unirrigated
        26,991.30

        • 26,173.90
        • 817.4
        59.19

        •  
        •  
        Corn 8,966.80 19.66
        Coconut (Copra) 4,917.534 10.78
        Rootcrops 750.00 1.64
        Vegetables 1,052.30 2.31
        Fruit trees 2,575.00 5.65
        Banana 350.00 0.77
        TOTAL 40,685.40 100.00%

        Source: DA Annual Report

        AGRICULTURAL LAND USE BY CROP
        Iriga City, 2018

        AGRICULTURAL LAND AREA (in Has.) PERCENTAGE
        Coconut Land 6,117.68 46.13
        Rice Land

        • Irrigated
        • Unirrigated
        3,282.95

        • 2,888.45
        • 399.50
        54.74

        • 21.74
        • 3.01
        Corn land 2,533.00 19.10
        Banana 397.00 2.99
        Fruit trees 350.00 2.64
        Vegetables 325.00 2.45
        Rootcrops 257.00 1.94
        TOTAL 13,262.63 100.00%

        Source: DA Annual Report

    20. Banking Services

    21. Banks

      1. BDO Unibank, Inc.
      2. Landbank of the Philippines
      3. Philippine National Bank
      4. Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
      5. Producer’s Savings Bank Corporation
      6. Philippine Business Bank, Inc.
      7. City Savings Bank
      8. Camalig Bank, Inc.
      9. First Consolidated Bank, Iriga
      10. Development Bank of the Philippines
      11. China Banking Corporation
      12. East West Rural Bank
      13. BPI Direct Banko, Inc.
      14. Card SME Bank, Inc.
      15. BPI Family Savings Bank
      16. BDO (Puregold)

    22. Tourism

    23. Scenic, Tourist and Historical Spots in the City

      1. Natural Tourist Spots
      2. 1. Mt. Iriga or Mt. Asog 13. Bucal Spring
        2. Iliyan Hill 14. Antipolo Spring
        3. Sabang and Tubigan Falls 15. Luhod-Luhod Spring
        4. Botawan Spring 16. San Andres Spring
        5. Boguitis Spring 17. Ragaw-raw Spring
        6. Guilid Spring 18. Marabay Spring
        7. Balaigang Spring 19. Sagrada Spring
        8. Masoso Spring 21. Agos Spring
        9. Ki Asog Spring 21. Agos Spring
        10. Kapong-Olan Spring 22. Igatol Spring
        11. Kanapsan Spring 23. Banao Spring
        12. Tongalon Spring
      3. Historical Spots
        1. Calvario Hill
        2. Alatco Terminal (now PHILTRANCO Service Enterprise Inc.)
        3. Kinuartelan
      4. Man-made Tourist Spots
        1. Emerald Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
        2. Agta Aboriginal Settlement
        3. Inorogan Shrine
        4. Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Church
        5. Rizal Park and Friendship Garden
        6. City Tinagba Park
      5. Resorts
      6. NAME ADDRESS OWNER CONTACT NO.
        Masosu Spring Resort San Isidro Mrs. Celita C. Robles 299-2785
        Bersabaren Resort San Isidro Mrs. Emelita Orcine 299-1315
        Fountain Spring Resort San Isidro Mr. Conrado Cucio
        Crystal Spring Resort San Isidro Mrs. Anabel Cuba
        Coronel Spring Resort San Isidro Mr. Nemesio Coronel
        Villa Virginia Resort San Isidro Mr. Ricardo Azur Arroyo
        Cabayag Resort San Jose Dr. Beverly Belmonte
        Ybalon Resort San Juan Mrs. Liberty I. Goring-kerr
        Salog Resort San Vicente Sur Mrs. Lalaine B. Filio
        Balang Maristela Resort San Francisco Mr. Arnold M. Balang
        Cascade Spring Resort San Nicolas Mrs. Leonida C. Periou 495-5429
        Enchanted Oasis Spring Pool & Bar San Francisco Jane Dolly Ona
        Villa Yolanda Resort San Isidro Reginaldo Orcine
        Villa Mary Ann Function Hall
        Gilkrissa Garden Resort & Function Hall San Nicolas
      7. Accommodation Facilities
      8. Hotel/Lodging House Location
        Iriga Plaza Hotel San Francisco, I.C.
        Parkview Hotel San Roque, I.C.
        Bayanihan Hotel San Roque, I.C.
        Asog County Hotel San Nicolas, I.C.
        Lemar’s Hotel San Roque, I.C.
        Lemar’s Hotel II San Roque, I.C.
        City Lodge San Francisco, I.C.
        Highway Lodge San Miguel, I.C.
        Traveler’s Inn San Miguel I.C.
        Masosu Hotel San Isidro, I.C.
        Zams Apartelle San Nicolas, I.C.
      9. Restaurant
      10. NAME ADDRESS CONTACT NO.
        Café Felicidad, Iriga Plaza Hotel San Francisco 299-9999
        Shakeys San Francisco 277-7777
        Chowking San Francisco 456-2888
        Desny Grill San Nicolas 456-1512
        Jollibee San Roque 299-8888
        Bigg’s Diner San Roque 299-1111
        MCM Restaurant San Roque 299-2324
        Mang Inasal San Francisco 456-6064
        Graceland San Francisco 456-2020
        Mayee’s Chinese Restaurant San Roque 299-1542
        Atlantic Bakery San Miguel 655-2557
        D’Nadal Bakeshop San Roque 299-2584
        Bayanihan Restaurant San Roque 299-2556
        Bersabaren Garden San Isidro 299-1315
        Marioli’s Garden & Resto Grill San Francisco 698-3117

    24. Transportation
    25. a. Train e. Trucks
      b. Buses f. Motorcycles
      c. Jeepneys g. Pedicabs, etc.
      d. Trimobile h. Filcabs

    26. Communication
    27. Telegraph 3
      Telephone 6
      Cellular Signal 6
      Radio Stations

      1. AM Station
      2. FM Training Station
      3. FM Commercial Station
       

      1. 1
      2. 2
      3. 1
      Postal Services 3
      Cable T.V. Stations 4

    28. Social Welfare
      1. Social Services : undertaken by the following Institution/Office
        1. Servants of Jesus
        2. Office of the City Social Welfare and Development
        3. Fatima Social Action Center for Human Dev’t.
        4. Team Mission Philippines, Inc.
        5. Bagong Silang Child Center

        Private Messengerial/Money Transfer:

        JRS Express
        Pante Bldg. San Roque, Iriga City
        Tel. No. 299-22-95
        MRS. MARILYN T. GERAY
        Branch Manager
        LBC Express Incorporated
        San Roque, Iriga City
        Tel. No. 456-1255
        MR. LUIS P. OSEA
        Branch Manager
        CEBUANA LHUILLIER
        Dr. Ortega St. San Roque, Iriga City
        Tel. No. 655-24-13
        MRS. GISELLE D. SERDAN
        Branch Manager
        M LHUILLIER 1
        Alfelor St. San Miguel, Iriga City
        Tel. No. 456-10-30
        MR. LOUIE LLENO
        Branch Manager
        M LHUILLIER 2
        Tan Bldg. San Roque, Iriga City
        Tel. No. 655-23-79
        MRS. EDEN T. LLENO
        Branch Manager

    29. Power
      1. Source of power – San Miguel Energy Corporation (SMEC) and Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)
      2. Administered by – CASURECO (Camarines Sur Electric Coop.) III, I.C.
      3. Area Coverage – 36 barangays of Iriga City plus the majority of H.H. in 6 neighboring Municipality of Iriga City

    30. Water
    31. IRIGA CITY WATER DISTRICT
      AVAILABILITY OF SPRING SOURCES FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN AREAS
      Iriga City

      NAME OF SPRING LOCATION DISCHARGE
      (lps)
      REMARKS
      BOTAWAN San Roque 36 Source of ICWD
      CABAYAG San Jose 5 Utilized as Spring Resort
      MASUSO San Isidro 70 Source of ICWD
      BALAIGANG San Nicolas 13 Undeveloped
      GUILID San Nicolas 30 Future Source of ICWD
      BUGITIS San Juan 36 Future Source of ICWD
      MALUBAGO San Francisco 15 Future Source of ICWD
      ASOG San Juan 17 Undeveloped
      TUNGALON Sto. Domingo 17 Utilized for bathing clothes washing
      TAN-AG Sto. Domingo 30 Undeveloped
      BUKAL Santiago 20 Future source of BRWSSS

      Source: Iriga City Water Sources Assessment Report, MGB Hydro-geologist

      AVAILABILITY OF SPRING SOURCES FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS
      Iriga City

      NAME OF SPRING LOCATION DISCHARGE
      (lps)
      REMARKS
      BURABOD Del Rosario 2 Undeveloped
      MAINIT San Rafael 1 Non-functional Level-I with Elevated Concrete Tank & Pipelines
      TAOB Sta. Isabel 0.20 Undeveloped
      BUCAL-BUCAL 1 Antipolo 2 Undeveloped
      BUCAL-BUCAL 2 Antipolo 70 With intake box level-III serving Sagrada & San Ramon ( Needs Rehab)
      TULOTULO Sagrada 0.10 Level II (serving upper portion of Sagrada)
      UPPER SAGRADA Sagrada 0.20 Needs development
      With Intake Box (needs development)
      MANGUMIAN San Pedro 0.16 Level II (Needs development)
      RAGAWRAW San Pedro 15 With intake box (Level II)
      NIÑO JESUS Sta. Maria 0.20
      IGATOL San Andres 0.15

      Source: Iriga City Water Sources Assessment Report, MGB Hydro-geologist

    32. Recreation
    33. Number of recreation/sports facilities 74

    34. Others
      1. Administrative Machinery
        1. Government Offices/Agencies
        2. Local Offices 20
          National Offices 35
        3. Number of Associations
        4. Civic 128
          Religious 54
          Business 53
          Political 5
          Gov’t. Assisted 31
          Schools 65
          Semi-Gov’t 4
          Government 2
          Welfare Institution 4
          Labor 4
          Sports 10
          Cooperatives 39
          Fraternities 23
          Youths 15
          Transport 5
          Foundation 1
          Professional 6
          TOTAL 419
      2. INFRASTRUCTURE
        1. Roads by Type of Administration
        2. National Primary Road 7.66 kms. 2.10%
          National Secondary Roads 6.445 kms. 1.76%
          Provincial Road 39.553 kms. 10.78%
          City Road 99.652 kms. 27.16%
          Barangay Road 213.586 kms. 58.06%
          TOTAL 366.896 kms. 100%
        3. Roads by Type of Structure
        4. Concrete 127.97 kms.
          Asphalt 9.96 kms.
          Gravel 228.95 kms.
          TOTAL 366.88 kms.
        5. Number of Bridges: 23 (16 rural areas, 7 urban and semi-urban)
        6. Number of Public Buildings: 30+ numerous Public School Buildings (Elementary/High School in 36 barangays of the City

      EXISTING SISTER CITY OF THE CITY OF IRIGA:

      Foreign:
      City of Seaside, San Marcos City, California, U.S.A Sister City of Iriga
      Shizuoka City, Prefecture Japan Proposed
      National:
      Island Garden City of Samal, Prov. Of Davao Sister City of Iriga
      Tagaytay City -do-
      Cadiz City -do-
      Puerto Princesa City -do-
      Cotabato City -do-
      Bacolod City -do-
      Iloilo City -do-
      Dagupan City -do-
      Palayan City -do-
      Iligan City -do-
      Tarlac City -do-
      Urdaneta City -do-
      Caloocan City -do-
      Trece Martirez City -do-
      Tagbilaran City -do-
      Tacloban City -do-
      Butuan City -do-
      Parañaque City -do-