Wao, Lanao del Sur

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Wao
Municipality of Wao
Map of Lanao del Sur with Wao highlighted
Map of Lanao del Sur with Wao highlighted
Wao is located in Philippines
Wao
Wao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°41′N 124°41′E / 7.68°N 124.68°E / 7.68; 124.68Coordinates: 7°41′N 124°41′E / 7.68°N 124.68°E / 7.68; 124.68
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceLanao del Sur
District1st District
Barangays26
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorBobby Balicao
 • Electorate34,734 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total485.24 km2 (187.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total45,862
 • Density95/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9716
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Climate typetropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)153.9 million  (2016)
Native languagesHiligaynon, Maranao, Iranun
Websitewww.wao-lds.gov.ph

Wao (Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Wao; Maranao/Iranun: Inged a Wao), officially the Municipality of Wao, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 45,862 people.[3]

Wao is also surrounded by Amai Manabilang in the north and west, Bukidnon in the east, and Cotabato in the south.

Barangays[edit]

Wao is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Amoyong
  • Balatin
  • Banga
  • Buntongun
  • Bo-ot
  • Cebuano Group
  • Christian Village
  • Eastern Wao (Poblacion)
  • Extension (Poblacion)
  • Gata
  • Kabatangan
  • Kadingilan
  • Katutungan
  • Kilikili East
  • Kilikili West
  • Malaigang
  • Manila Group (Poblacion)
  • Milaya
  • Mimbuaya
  • Muslim Village
  • Pagalongan
  • Panang
  • Park Area
  • Pilintangan
  • Serran Village
  • Western Wao (Poblacion)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Wao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 13,848—    
1970 16,577+1.81%
1975 17,267+0.82%
1980 15,962−1.56%
1990 22,932+3.69%
1995 27,503+3.46%
2000 35,517+5.63%
2007 42,186+2.40%
2010 40,479−1.49%
2015 45,862+2.41%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wao, Lanao de Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(79)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(69)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 159
(6.3)
143
(5.6)
166
(6.5)
183
(7.2)
357
(14.1)
414
(16.3)
333
(13.1)
309
(12.2)
289
(11.4)
285
(11.2)
253
(10.0)
166
(6.5)
3,057
(120.4)
Average rainy days 18.4 17.2 20.6 23.4 29.3 29.2 29.9 29.4 27.7 28.7 25.5 19.9 299.2
Source: Meteoblue [6]

History[edit]

The LASEDECO resettle program of then-President Ramon Magsaysay made possible the foundation of Wao as a municipality in Lanao del Sur province in January 19, 1954. The first settlers in the area were sixty (60) families of various ethnicity from the then-undivided Cotabato province. Only one person (Elvino B. Balicao, Sr) among the 1st batch of settlers became one of the Municipal Mayors of Wao. Mr Balicao, along with members of the 1st batch of 60 settlers that included the late couple Aludio & Sofia Emborgo, were welcomed by the native Muslim inhabitants of Wao led by Sultan Mamaco Saripada (the municipality's first appointed and elected mayor), Datu Tao Pagul and Datu Maki Saripada. They were treated to a sit-down meal in the house of Sultan Mamaco Saripada.[7]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Lanao del Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Bacolod-Kalawi, Lanao del Sur : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  7. ^ Tales of Sofia Emborgo's early life in Wao by Evelyn E. Mills (aka Bebing of Wao)
  8. ^ "Sister Cities". The Local Government of Quezon City. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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