The municipality is located eight (8) kilometers from Lucena City, the Provincial Capital of Quezon. Its geographical coordinates are 14ᵒ0’0”N latitude and 121ᵒ45’0”E latitude.
It is bounded on the northeast by the City of Tayabas, northwest by Atimonan, southeast by Padre Burgos and southwest by the City of Lucena. Pagbilao has a total land area of 17,760 hectares as per Bureau of Lands Records.
The municipality of Pagbilao is composed of 27 barangays which are further subdivided into PUROKS in the six (6) urban/Poblacion barangays and SITIOS in the 21 rural barangays. Shown in Table No. 1 is the land area by barangay and the corresponding Punong Barangays.
LAND AREA PER BARANGAY (in hectares)
|BARANGAY||LAND AREA (has)||PUNONG BARANGAY|
|1.||Barangay Castillo||12.23448||PB Romulo B. Palmero|
|2.||Barangay Daungan||9.78560||PB Maria Assumpta Zafra-Ariate|
|3.||Barangay Del Carmen||109.48987||PB Florenio S. Ramos|
|4.||Barangay Parang||15.08899||PB Virgilio G. Buencamino|
|5.||Barangay Sta. Catalina||7.26241||PB Jorge T. Glorioso|
|6.||Barangay Tambak||7.74010||PB Reynaldo P. Queaño|
|7.||Barangay Alupaye||415.54715||PB Marilyn M. Manalo|
|8.||Barangay Añato||415.15910||PB Ramil M. Cabile|
|9.||Barangay Antipolo||334.51140||PB Edelito Y. Jabola|
|10.||Barangay Bantigue||580.06550||PB Apolinar R. Pornela|
|11.||Barangay Bigo||477.81625||PB Nerissa M. Jamilano|
|12.||Barangay Binahaan||1127.11680||PB Nicanor R. Porta|
|13.||Barangay Bukal||150.74660||PB Privado A. Carlos|
|14.||Barangay Iba. Bagumbungan||632.70810||PB Miguel A. Cabile|
|15.||Barangay Ila. Bagumbungan||891.78530||PB Iluminada C. Pornela|
|16.||Barangay Ikirin||699.61280||PB Miguel E. Oriola|
|17.||Barangay Mapagong||559.83210||PB Lorna R. Lusterio|
|18.||Barangay Kan. Malicboy||1588.36860||PB Maximina D. Macatangay|
|19.||Barangay Sil. Malicboy||2122.58960||PB Renato L. Colico|
|20.||Barangay Mayhay||292.05943||PB Calixto G. Glorioso|
|21.||Barangay Iba. Palsabangon||1390.95110||PB Rodelo M. Merle|
|22.||Barangay Ila. Palsabangon||1892.77500||PB Alexander I. Dequina|
|23.||Barangay Pinagbayanan||502.51590||PB Renan A. Salles|
|24.||Barangay Iba. Polo||1381.10590||PB Arnel R. Amandy|
|25.||Barangay Ila. Polo||1007.35680||PB Roosvelt M. Pedreña|
|26.||Barangay Talipan||609.59750||PB Catalino T. Glorioso|
|27.||Barangay Tukalan||396.58620||PB Benito S. Orian|
Source: Office of the Municipal Assesor
Natural and Physical Characteristics
Pagbilao is located generally on a hill side with a slope of 0-3%. The poblacion is surrounded by agricultural crops like coconuts and rice paddies while a small percentage that of within the boundary of Mauban, has 8-15% slope.
The highest elevation is found in the area of Silangang Malicboy and the lowest is Barangay Bantigue. The area is within the range of Sierra Madre Mountain with nine (9) barangays along the Pagbilao Bay area and two (2) barangays along the Tambak River.
It can be noted that there is seemingly four clusters which can best identify the area-the poblacion barangays, the barangays along the Pagbilao Bay area, barangays along the Maharlika Highway, and the forested barangays.
There are mountainous portions in the municipality that are situated at Barangays Binahaan, Silangang Malicboy, Kanlurang Malicboy, part of Ilayang Palsabangon and Ilayang Bagumbungan and in the island barangays of Ilaya and Ibabang Polo.
Generally, there is no fault line within the area of Pagbilao. There is bountiful source of ground water due to forest areas in the municipality aside from major rivers like the Palsabangon , Tambak, and the Binahaan rivers.
Per records of the Bureau of Soils, Pagbilao has nine (9) types of soil, namely: Hydrosol, Guadalupe Clay Loam, Bolinao Clay Loam, Macolod Clay Loam, Bantay Clay, Buguey Loamy Sand, Ibaan Silty Clay Loam, Bruingan Sandy Clay Loam, and Sevilla Clay.
SOIL TYPES AND LOCATION
|1.||Alupaye||Guadalupe Clay Loam & Buquey Loam|
|2.||Antipolo||Macolod Clay Loam|
|3.||Añato||Macolod Clay Loam|
|4.||Bantigue||Buquey Loamy Sand|
|5.||Iba. Bagumbungan||Macolod Clay Loam & Bolinao Clay Loam|
|6.||Ila. Bagumbungan||Bolinao Clay Loam|
|7.||Bigo||Macolod Clay Loam & Ibaan Silty Clay Loam|
|8.||Binahaan||Bantay Clay & Quinga Sandy Clay Loam|
|9.||Bukal||Macolod Clay Loam|
|10.||Ikirin||Macolod Clay Loam|
|11.||Mapagong||Macolod Clay Loam & Hydrosol|
|12.||Kan. Malicboy||Quinga Sandy Clay Loam & Hydrosol|
|13.||Sil. Malicboy||Bantay Clay|
|14.||Mayhay||Macolod Caly Loam|
|15.||Iba. Palsabangon||Quinga Candy Loamy & Hydrosol|
|16.||Ila. Palsabangon||Bolinao Clay Loam|
|17.||Pinagbayanan||Macolod Clay Loam & Hydrosol|
|18.||Ibabang Polo||Sevilla Clay|
|19.||Ilayang Polo||Sevilla Clay|
|20.||Talipan||Guadalupe Clay Loam & Macolod Clay Loam|
|20.||Tukalan||Macolod Clay Loam|
Source : Bureau of Soils, 1994
SOIL TYPES AREA IN HECTARES
|SOIL TYPES||AREA IN HECTARES|
|Bolinao Clay Loam||4000|
|Macolod Clay Loam||3600|
|Quinga Sandy Clay Loam||1600|
|Guadalupe Clay Loam||1000|
|Buquey Loamy Sand||350|
|Ibaan Silty Clay Loam||150|
Source : Bureau of Soils, 1994
Limestone and industrial lime reserves are estimated at 256,438.000 M.T. and which can be found in Barangays Ilayang Bagumbungan, Silangan Malicboy, Kanlurang Malicboy and Ilayang Polo. It has an aggregate area of 27.0514 hectares.
Only a portion of Ilayang Bagumbungan is permitted for exploration for limestone manufacturing, eventually opening job opportunities for the unemployed sector of the population and the development of the surrounding area.
The main source of potable water of the people is the Quezon Metropolitan Water District (QMWD with water schedule on rotation from 10 am to 10 pm. Other sources are rain water, open well, natural springs scattered around the area, piped water and other watershed area in the municipality.
The municipality has a total of 1,433.9350 hectares of forest area located at Barangays Malicboy, Binahaan, Ilayang Palsabangon, Ilayang Bagumbungan, Ilaya and Ibabang Polo.
The forest area within Silangang Malicboy is part of the Quezon National Forest Park classified as a virgin dipterocarp forest.
A portion of the forest area within barangays Binahaan and Ilayang Palsabangon had been subjected to timber licensing agreement but has been suspended since 1978. However it has been observed that some portions are being utilized by Kaingeros.
The municipality of Pagbilao has two (2) types of climate – dry and wet seasons with a very pronounced maximum rainfall from November to January. This is due to its nearness to the eastern coast and are not sheltered from the northeast monsoon, trade winds and storm.
Pagbilao Municipal Hall
Rizal St., Brgy. Sta. Catalina,
Telephone No.: (042) 797-0937
Email: email@example.com [click here]
Philippine National Police
Tel. No.: (042) 797-2854
Bureau of Fire Protection
Tel No.: (042) 797-0932
Tel No.: (042) 797-3092
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