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.
- POLITICAL ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
- Iriga City Elective Officials
- Iriga City Appointive Officials
- List of Newly Elected Barangay Officials (2018-To Present)
- SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE
- Location & Physical Subdivision
- Climate & Rainfall
- 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.
- Daraga River – from Buhi-Lalo spring, it passes Del Rosario and ends at La Anunciacion. Its outlet is the Barit River.
- 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.
- Waras River – This River passes through Sta. Maria, Sta. Teresita, San Andres, Perpetual Help, San Agustin, and San Jose up to Nabua, Camarines Sur.
- Agos River – Agos River is along the boundary of Sto. Niño, La Medalla and San Antonio and also Polangui, Albay.
- Salog River – This River passes San Pedro, Niño Jesus, Sagrada, San Ramon and its outlet is the municipality of Ocampo, Camarines Sur.
- Aniog River – Continuation of Salog River which passes Antipolo and its outlet is the Municipality of Sangay, Camarines Sur.
- Major Industry- (Agriculture, includes Production)
- Vegetables, etc.
- Fishing (inland)
- Minor Industry
- Service includes transport and service shops
- Manufacturing (small scale/cottage industry level)
- Furniture and wood products
- Cement products
- Coconut by-products
- Metal craft
- Midrib craft
- Bamboo craft
- Candy making
- Weaving, etc.
- Source of Livelihood
- Employment local/abroad
- Labor, etc.
- Professional practitioners
- Number of Health Facilities
- Sta. Maria Josefa Foundation Hospital
- Our Lady of Mediatrix Hospital
- Lourdes Hospital
- Number of Health Manpower
- Land Use
- Built-Up Area
- Parks & Open Spaces
- Agricultural Area
- Major Industry- (Agriculture, includes Production)
- Raw/Indigenous Materials
- Agricultural Crops by Volume of Harvest
- Banking Services
- BDO Unibank, Inc.
- Landbank of the Philippines
- Philippine National Bank
- Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
- Producer’s Savings Bank Corporation
- Philippine Business Bank, Inc.
- City Savings Bank
- Camalig Bank, Inc.
- First Consolidated Bank, Iriga
- Development Bank of the Philippines
- China Banking Corporation
- East West Rural Bank
- BPI Direct Banko, Inc.
- Card SME Bank, Inc.
- BPI Family Savings Bank
- BDO (Puregold)
- Natural Tourist Spots
- Historical Spots
- Calvario Hill
- Alatco Terminal (now PHILTRANCO Service Enterprise Inc.)
- Man-made Tourist Spots
- Emerald Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
- Agta Aboriginal Settlement
- Inorogan Shrine
- Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Church
- Rizal Park and Friendship Garden
- City Tinagba Park
- Accommodation Facilities
- AM Station
- FM Training Station
- FM Commercial Station
- Social Welfare
- Social Services : undertaken by the following Institution/Office
- Servants of Jesus
- Office of the City Social Welfare and Development
- Fatima Social Action Center for Human Dev’t.
- Team Mission Philippines, Inc.
- Bagong Silang Child Center
- Source of power – San Miguel Energy Corporation (SMEC) and Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)
- Administered by – CASURECO (Camarines Sur Electric Coop.) III, I.C.
- Area Coverage – 36 barangays of Iriga City plus the majority of H.H. in 6 neighboring Municipality of Iriga City
- Administrative Machinery
- Government Offices/Agencies
- Number of Associations
- Roads by Type of Administration
- Roads by Type of Structure
- Number of Bridges: 23 (16 rural areas, 7 urban and semi-urban)
- Number of Public Buildings: 30+ numerous Public School Buildings (Elementary/High School in 36 barangays of the City
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
Major Rivers in Iriga City:
DISTANCE (in kms.)
Distance of every barangay in Iriga City to Point Zero (Old City Hall)
|BARANGAY||DISTANCE (in kms.)|
|La Medalla (Chapel)||6.11|
|Sagrada (Jeep Stop)||22.50|
|San Agustin (School)||4.37|
|San Antonio (Jeep Stop)||5.81|
|San Isidro (School)||3.82|
|San Juan (Chapel)||1.10|
|San Nicolas (School)||1.95|
|San Roque (Chapel)||0.30|
|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. Maria (Cawayan)||12.00|
|Sto. Domingo (School)||2.68|
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|
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|
|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|
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.
|a. Hospital (3 private)
||No. of Beds
|b. Birthing Center||9|
|c. Medical/Dental/Optical Clinics||70|
|d. City/ Barangay Health Unit/Station||37|
|f. Veterinary Clinic||3|
|g. Health Facilities/Laboratories||7|
|d. Barangay Health Worker||36|
|e. Rural Sanitary Inspector||3|
|g. Medical Technologist||16||1|
|Classification||Area (in Hectare)||Percentage|
|A. Alienable and Disposable Area|
|B. Timber / Forest Land||1,099.80||6.32|
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS
|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|
|a. Coconut||d. Corn|
|b. Banana||e. Vegetables, etc.|
|c. Palay||f. Fishing (inland)|
|1. Bamboo||6. Coco-materials|
|2. Agas||7. Kinggiw (vine)|
|3. Buri Palm||8. Karagumoy|
|4. Abaca||9. Others|
|5. Forest materials|
AGRICULTURAL CROPS BY VOLUME OF HARVEST
Iriga City, 2016
|AGRICULTURAL LAND||VOLUME OF HARVEST/ANNUM
(in Metric Ton)
Source: DA Annual Report
AGRICULTURAL LAND USE BY CROP
Iriga City, 2018
|AGRICULTURAL LAND||AREA (in Has.)||PERCENTAGE|
Source: DA Annual Report
Scenic, Tourist and Historical Spots in the City
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|Café Felicidad, Iriga Plaza Hotel||San Francisco||299-9999|
|Desny Grill||San Nicolas||456-1512|
|Bigg’s Diner||San Roque||299-1111|
|MCM Restaurant||San Roque||299-2324|
|Mang Inasal||San Francisco||456-6064|
|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|
|a. Train||e. Trucks|
|b. Buses||f. Motorcycles|
|c. Jeepneys||g. Pedicabs, etc.|
|d. Trimobile||h. Filcabs|
|Cable T.V. Stations||4|
Private Messengerial/Money Transfer:
Pante Bldg. San Roque, Iriga City
Tel. No. 299-22-95
MRS. MARILYN T. GERAY
|LBC Express Incorporated
San Roque, Iriga City
Tel. No. 456-1255
MR. LUIS P. OSEA
Dr. Ortega St. San Roque, Iriga City
Tel. No. 655-24-13
MRS. GISELLE D. SERDAN
|M LHUILLIER 1
Alfelor St. San Miguel, Iriga City
Tel. No. 456-10-30
MR. LOUIE LLENO
|M LHUILLIER 2
Tan Bldg. San Roque, Iriga City
Tel. No. 655-23-79
MRS. EDEN T. LLENO
IRIGA CITY WATER DISTRICT
AVAILABILITY OF SPRING SOURCES FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN AREAS
|NAME OF SPRING||LOCATION||DISCHARGE
|BOTAWAN||San Roque||36||Source of ICWD|
|CABAYAG||San Jose||5||Utilized as Spring Resort|
|MASUSO||San Isidro||70||Source of ICWD|
|GUILID||San Nicolas||30||Future Source of ICWD|
|BUGITIS||San Juan||36||Future Source of ICWD|
|MALUBAGO||San Francisco||15||Future Source of ICWD|
|TUNGALON||Sto. Domingo||17||Utilized for bathing clothes washing|
|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
|NAME OF SPRING||LOCATION||DISCHARGE
|MAINIT||San Rafael||1||Non-functional Level-I with Elevated Concrete Tank & Pipelines|
|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|
Source: Iriga City Water Sources Assessment Report, MGB Hydro-geologist
|Number of recreation/sports facilities||74|
|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%|
EXISTING SISTER CITY OF THE CITY OF IRIGA:
|City of Seaside, San Marcos City, California, U.S.A||Sister City of Iriga|
|Shizuoka City, Prefecture Japan||Proposed|
|Island Garden City of Samal, Prov. Of Davao||Sister City of Iriga|
|Puerto Princesa City||-do-|
|Trece Martirez City||-do-|