Ilog
Municipality of Ilog
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Ilog is located in Philippines
Ilog
Ilog
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°02′N 122°46′E / 10.03°N 122.77°E / 10.03; 122.77
CountryPhilippines
RegionNegros Island Region
ProvinceNegros Occidental
District 6th district
FoundedMay 16, 1584
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJohn Paul K. Alvarez
 • Vice MayorGenaro Rafael K. Alvarez III
 • RepresentativeMercedes K. Alvarez
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate34,787 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total281.70 km2 (108.76 sq mi)
Elevation
191 m (627 ft)
Highest elevation
1,438 m (4,718 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[3]
 • Total59,855
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Households
14,097
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence
28.22
% (2021)[4]
 • Revenue₱ 267.6 million (2020)
 • Assets₱ 617.7 million (2020)
 • Expenditure₱ 230.5 million (2020)
 • Liabilities₱ 257 million (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityNegros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6109
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)34
Native languagesHiligaynon
Tagalog

Ilog, officially the Municipality of Ilog, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 59,855 people.[3]

Ilog is 96 kilometres (60 mi) from Bacolod.

Etymology

The name Ilog (or Ylog, Tagalog for "river") was recommended by a Tagalog guide of the Spaniards because the place was entirely surrounded by the longest river on the whole Negros Island, the Hilabangan River.

History

Founded by the Augustinian friars Gerónimo Marín and Francisco Bustos on May 16, 1584, it was the first capital of the historical military district/province of Negros in the late 18th century. The first inhabitants of Ilog are mostly migrants from Panay island.

Geography

Barangays

Ilog is politically subdivided into 15 barangays. Each barangay consists of puroks and some have sitios.

Tourism

The Kisi-Kisi Festival is celebrated every 25 March. “Kisi-kisi” is a Hiligaynon term for the fast movement of crustaceans such as fish, prawns, crabs and shrimps that is abundant in the municipality. The main attraction of the festival is the Kisi-Kisi streetdancing parade competition among barangays that pays tribute to its rich marine resources. The town fiesta also honors the Señor Santo Niño as their patron saint, that is why, before the dance parade a re-enactment of Sinulog is staged to show how their village was saved from the Moro pirates. Another exciting event to look forward to during the opening day of the Kisi-Kisi Festival is the "eat-all-you-can oysters" (referred by tourists as Ilog Talaba Festival) which is open to all visitors. Freshly steamed oysters are served on a long bamboo table for those who would like to savor the seafood. Kisi-Kisi was started by Councilor Mark G. Vargas to help promote Ilog's tourism.

In 2018, Ilog celebrated the annual Kisi-Kisi fiesta from March 20 to 25 showcasing giant oysters including crustacean seafood like fish, crabs, shrimps, and prawns.[5]

On March 23, 2024, the 18th edition of the Talaba Festival featured the famous eat-all-you-can steamed 3,000 kilograms of oysters placed on a half-kilometer-long bamboo table and served free to visitors and residents.[6][7] Bong Go and Phillip Salvador upon invitation of Mercedes Alvarez and Mayor John Paul Alvarez, also joined the residents in the annual fiesta.[8]

Climate

Climate data for Ilog, Negros Occidental
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(87)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38
(1.5)
29
(1.1)
55
(2.2)
65
(2.6)
141
(5.6)
210
(8.3)
212
(8.3)
176
(6.9)
180
(7.1)
180
(7.1)
130
(5.1)
70
(2.8)
1,486
(58.6)
Average rainy days 9.0 7.2 11.1 13.5 25.6 28.4 28.9 27.3 26.9 27.7 21.8 13.8 241.2
Source: Meteoblue[9]

Demographics

Population census of Ilog
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,626—    
1918 14,023+1.87%
1939 20,957+1.93%
1948 21,645+0.36%
1960 24,455+1.02%
1970 30,573+2.26%
1975 34,977+2.74%
1980 38,956+2.18%
1990 46,599+1.81%
1995 43,905−1.11%
2000 46,525+1.25%
2007 53,460+1.93%
2010 54,423+0.65%
2015 57,389+1.02%
2020 59,855+0.83%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[10][11][12][13]

Hiligaynon is the major language of the city, with differences in tone and accent from the Hiligaynon used in Metro Bacolod. Filipino and English are widely taught. Majority of the people are adherents of the Roman Catholic Church and the Philippine Independent Church.

Economy

Poverty incidence of Ilog

10
20
30
40
2006
27.00
2009
39.05
2012
24.20
2015
19.18
2018
16.89
2021
28.22

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

References

  1. ^ Municipality of Ilog | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2 April 2024. Retrieved 28 April 2024.
  5. ^ Canet, Carla (Mar 26, 2018). "Ilog celebrates Kisi-Kisi Festival". SunStar Cebu. Retrieved March 21, 2024.
  6. ^ Titong, Raymund (March 19, 2024). "Talaba Festival: Negros Occidental town gets ready for half-kilometer oyster feast". Rappler. Retrieved March 21, 2024.
  7. ^ Titong, Raymund (March 24, 2024). "Negros Occidental oyster festival attracts hundreds of visitors". Rappler. Retrieved March 25, 2024.
  8. ^ "Promoting local development and cultural heritage, Bong Go visits Ilog town in Negros Occidental for its Kisi-Kisi and Talaba Festivals". Sonshine Media Network International. March 25, 2024. Retrieved March 25, 2024.
  9. ^ "Ilog: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  10. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  11. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)" (PDF). Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  12. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. National Statistics Office.((cite encyclopedia)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  15. ^ "Estimation of Local Poverty in the Philippines" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 29 November 2005.
  16. ^ "2003 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 23 March 2009.
  17. ^ "City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates; 2006 and 2009" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 3 August 2012.
  18. ^ "2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 31 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Municipal and City Level Small Area Poverty Estimates; 2009, 2012 and 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 10 July 2019.
  20. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  21. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2 April 2024. Retrieved 28 April 2024.