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My Hometown Palapag Northern Samar
My Hometown Palapag Northern Samar
Published: 2012/04/13
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GUINPANDAYAN Blue Lagoon, PALAPAG     - Beautiful Northern Samar
GUINPANDAYAN Blue Lagoon, PALAPAG - Beautiful Northern Samar
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: WARAY LIVES
The Best waray waray chacha instrumental the best Band of Northern Samar
The Best waray waray chacha instrumental the best Band of Northern Samar
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
THE NORTHERN SAMAR - The Secret Paradise
THE NORTHERN SAMAR - The Secret Paradise
Published: 2012/09/20
Channel: WARAY LIVES
brgy tinampo to brgy aquino palapag northern samar
brgy tinampo to brgy aquino palapag northern samar
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
Palapag, Northern Samar - A Family Road Trip
Palapag, Northern Samar - A Family Road Trip
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Gio Tan
Waray waray chacha medley Live2017🔴 @Natawo Palapag Northern Samar
Waray waray chacha medley Live2017🔴 @Natawo Palapag Northern Samar
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: S.A.I.S Palapagnon
Pigsote Palapag Northern samar
Pigsote Palapag Northern samar
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
SINILARAN FIESTA 2017 PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR
SINILARAN FIESTA 2017 PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
,,hadlok - palapag northern samar adventure 2 - rock Frmtn
,,hadlok - palapag northern samar adventure 2 - rock Frmtn
Published: 2013/03/09
Channel: randy amor Tambiling
Fiesta celebration Brgy Natawo Palapag Northern Samar
Fiesta celebration Brgy Natawo Palapag Northern Samar
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: S.A.I.S Palapagnon
Miss Palapag Northern Samar  - Miss Philippines 2017
Miss Palapag Northern Samar - Miss Philippines 2017
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: WARAY LIVES
Kalipayan sa Dannevans Palapag Northern Samar. ..
Kalipayan sa Dannevans Palapag Northern Samar. ..
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Siony Espinosa
MISS NORTHERN SAMAR
MISS NORTHERN SAMAR
Published: 2015/06/20
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PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR 2
PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR 2
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: S.A.I.S Palapagnon
Mayor of palapag curacha Dance Hon. Mayor Agno
Mayor of palapag curacha Dance Hon. Mayor Agno
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
Beautiful Northern Samar (RAKITDAKIT, PALAPAG)
Beautiful Northern Samar (RAKITDAKIT, PALAPAG)
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: WARAY LIVES
#Best Band in Northern Samar -  Palapag
#Best Band in Northern Samar - Palapag
Published: 2016/01/24
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Northern Samar Best Band  -from Palapag
Northern Samar Best Band -from Palapag
Published: 2012/09/16
Channel: WARAY LIVES
BRGY SINILARAN PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR 2017 FIESTA JUNE 9
BRGY SINILARAN PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR 2017 FIESTA JUNE 9
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: S.A.I.S Palapagnon
Waray waray cha cha 2017 Live at sinalaran Palapag Northern Samar
Waray waray cha cha 2017 Live at sinalaran Palapag Northern Samar
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
TOWN FIESTA 2015 - Palapag Northern Samar
TOWN FIESTA 2015 - Palapag Northern Samar
Published: 2016/01/03
Channel: edd verano
Parade during Fiesta2007 @Pangpang, Palapag N. Samar
Parade during Fiesta2007 @Pangpang, Palapag N. Samar
Published: 2009/02/16
Channel: shydraw13
The Beautiful Northern Samar (Cabatuan, Palapag)
The Beautiful Northern Samar (Cabatuan, Palapag)
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: WARAY LIVES
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2017 Coronation
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2017 Coronation
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: edd verano
Palapag northern samar (brgy natawo fiesta 2017)
Palapag northern samar (brgy natawo fiesta 2017)
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
Summer Vacation at Rakit Dakit, Palapag, Northern Samar PH
Summer Vacation at Rakit Dakit, Palapag, Northern Samar PH
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Infan-TECH JB
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish      (Palapag, Northern Samar)
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish (Palapag, Northern Samar)
Published: 2016/01/09
Channel: edd verano
LAPINIGNON vs CATUBIGNON in PALAPAG FIESTA
LAPINIGNON vs CATUBIGNON in PALAPAG FIESTA
Published: 2012/10/12
Channel: WARAY LIVES
GUGMA CHA CHA  MEDLEY Palapag town fiesta 2017
GUGMA CHA CHA MEDLEY Palapag town fiesta 2017
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: edd verano
REVIVAL AT SINALARAN, PALAPAG, NORTHERN SAMAR
REVIVAL AT SINALARAN, PALAPAG, NORTHERN SAMAR
Published: 2011/05/24
Channel: Jet Batalla
PALAPAG N. SAMAR fiesta "Guest Balikbayans 2013"
PALAPAG N. SAMAR fiesta "Guest Balikbayans 2013"
Published: 2013/10/03
Channel: WARAY LIVES
PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR
PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: edd verano
BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN SAMAR (Talolora, Palapag)
BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN SAMAR (Talolora, Palapag)
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: WARAY LIVES
Sunrise at Talolora, Palapag, Northern Samar
Sunrise at Talolora, Palapag, Northern Samar
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Jet Batalla
PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR town fiesta parade 2013, part 1.
PALAPAG NORTHERN SAMAR town fiesta parade 2013, part 1.
Published: 2014/01/27
Channel: EMM Verano
#BEST BAND IN  SAMAR medley 2017
#BEST BAND IN SAMAR medley 2017
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: WARAY LIVES
The GRAND MARCH - Norther Samar
The GRAND MARCH - Norther Samar
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: WARAY LIVES
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2012 (vesper)
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2012 (vesper)
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: edd verano
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2013
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2013
Published: 2016/08/07
Channel: edd verano
palapag northern  samar nipa part 3
palapag northern samar nipa part 3
Published: 2009/09/23
Channel: MrQuestionproduction
My vacation at..Talolora beach PALAPAG N.SAMAR
My vacation at..Talolora beach PALAPAG N.SAMAR
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: Mc Dels
Happy Fiesta Palapag N. Samar #Parade
Happy Fiesta Palapag N. Samar #Parade
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Chen Gorembalem
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2011 (memories)
PALAPAG TOWN FIESTA 2011 (memories)
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: edd verano
LAOANG going to PALAPAG
LAOANG going to PALAPAG
Published: 2015/07/25
Channel: edd verano
The Beautiful Waterfalls of Caganibong, Palapag, Northern Samar
The Beautiful Waterfalls of Caganibong, Palapag, Northern Samar
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: John Eichmann
Talolora Beach 2017 Palapag northern samar
Talolora Beach 2017 Palapag northern samar
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Sais Palapagnon
KURATSA CONGRESSMAN
KURATSA CONGRESSMAN
Published: 2016/01/03
Channel: edd verano
Brgy. Cabatuan " fiesta night "
Brgy. Cabatuan " fiesta night "
Published: 2013/10/06
Channel: WARAY LIVES
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Palapag
Municipality
Municipality of Palapag
Clockwise from top: Poblacion, Pinsker's hawk-eagle, Palihon Island, crab, ruins of 17th-century Catholic church, Talolora
Clockwise from top: Poblacion, Pinsker's hawk-eagle, Palihon Island, crab, ruins of 17th-century Catholic church, Talolora
Official seal of Palapag
Seal
Map of Northern Samar with Palapag highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Palapag highlighted
Palapag is located in Philippines
Palapag
Palapag
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°32′49″N 125°06′58″E / 12.547°N 125.116°E / 12.547; 125.116Coordinates: 12°32′49″N 125°06′58″E / 12.547°N 125.116°E / 12.547; 125.116
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Northern Samar
District 2nd District
Barangays 32 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Manuel Aoyang
 • Vice Mayor Marlo Agno
 • Electorate 21,083 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 179.60 km2 (69.34 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 34,286
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Palapagnon
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6421
PSGC 084814000
IDD:area code +63 (0)55
Climate type tropical rainforest climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 4,587,038.54 (2016)
Website www.palapag-nsamar.gov.ph

Palapag, officially the Municipality of Palapag, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 34,286 people.[3]

It is located in the northernmost part of Samar Island.

Etymology[edit]

The name Palapag, according to locals is derived from the word “Palpag” (in the Waray-Waray language it means ‘pounding a post using a wooden stick’ or pulping the bark of a bakhao). The first group of Spaniards who came to Palapag, as they didn’t know the name of the place, they asked in Spanish language to a group of people pulping the bark of a bakhao tree about the name of the place. They thought that they were asked what they were doing, so they answered in vernacular language “nagpapalpag”, which means pulping the bark of a tree. From that time on, the place was called Palpag by the Spaniards.

Geography[edit]

Palapag is bounded on the north by the vast Pacific Ocean, on the east by the municipality of Mapanas, on the west by the municipality of Laoang and on the south by the municipality of Catubig. The town center is located in the north-eastern part of the municipality. Its physical features are characterized by mountainous part on the east and a relatively plain on the north-western side of the municipality. Palapag has a total land area of 17,960 hectares (44,400 acres).

Climate/weather[edit]

The climate falls under Type 2, no distinct dry season with a very pronounced rainy season, maximum rain period generally occur in December and January. It has an average annual rainfall of 3,000 to 4,000 millimetres (120 to 160 in) per year with an average annual temperature of 26.9 °C (80.4 °F). The warmest month mean temperature is 28 °C (82 °F).

This climate type in Palapag plays an important rule to its agricultural economy. Although the agricultural land area is wide enough for the farmers, mostly the cultivation is being limited by the excessive rainfall and the regular sweeping of the typhoon on Samar Islands.

Barangays[edit]

Palapag is subdivided into 32 barangays.

History[edit]

Pre-Hispanic[edit]

In the southernmost part of Samar lies the town of what is now Guiuan. From there the first wave of settlers of what is now Palapag came consisted of ten families and settled first on what is now Mapno, a coastal Barangay. The leader of these settlers named Tinadyao founded the town. The place where the town located was called by the natives as "patag" which means plain. Later on, another wave of settlers came also from Eastern Samar joined the first settlers. The leader of this second wave of settlers was Macatalo Macapongo.[4]

Spanish Era[edit]

Arrival of the Jesuit Missionaries[edit]

On the year 1585, during the reign of Spanish Governor-General Don Santiago De Vera, the Spaniards established Palapag as pueblo and named it Palpag. Later on, it was renamed as Palapag, the present name of the town.

The responsibility of bringing the Gospel on the Island of Samar was tasked to Fathers Francisco Otaco, Bartolome Martes and Brother Domingo Alonso on October 15, 1596. They first established their mission residence in Tinago (Tarangnan) on the western coast of Samar. At that time, Tinago was one of the most ancient and most populated villages upon the arrival of the Jesuits. On 1598, a fine church was built in Tinago and six other smaller ones were constructed near the mission residence.

When the people of Palapag heard and learned about the wonderful things that happened in Tinago and on the entire western coast of Samar, they started to appeal with the missionaries to establish a mission residence in their villages. Because of this appeal, the Jesuits sent a small group of missionaries to Palapag.[5]

Palapag Royal Port[edit]

A Spanish galleon.

The Royal Port of Palapag and the Manila Galleons

The people of Palapag or Ibabao and the missionaries played an all-important role in sheltering and securing the richly laden Manila galleons returning from Acapulco, Mexico.

The first trans-Pacific voyage of galleon occurred on 1565. For some two hundred and fifty years, the treasure laden vessels sailed almost annually in the Pacific Ocean contended with the disease, scurvy, beriberi, hunger, sea storms, and Dutch and English piracy. It was vital both economically and spiritually to the Spanish outpost. The galleon shipped spices to Mexico from Manila and upon returning from America, the vessels were loaded with wealth doubled when it left Manila.

Throughout the period of galleon trade, Palapag Port harbored these richly laden ships from Moro and Dutch pursuits. Sometimes these vessels sought refuge from unfavorable winds or seas or merely drop their anchor for water, food or fuel then continue their voyage though the San Bernardino Strait.

These ports were located off the coast of Palapag. The first one was on the outskirts called Cajayagan and the other one the so-called inner ports which were more secure than the first was called Calomotan. From there, the galleon continued their voyage passing the villages of Catarman and Bobon and made a stopover in the island of Biri, where they either watched the tide or unload the parcel of their cargo then proceeded to the Strait of San Bernardino.[6]

Provincial and Municipal Government[edit]

By 17th Century, Spanish colonist numbered only a few thousand throughout the Philippines had little incentives to settle and carve out the land in the provinces. On the Island of Samar, the land and people were distributed among the Spanish colonists under the encomienda system.[7] A Spanish who was trusted with encomienda was called encomendero. He was tasked to collect tributes, recruit abled-bodied males for public services or polo and ensure the physical and spiritual well-being of the inhabitants. But because of abuses, the system was abolished.

In order to enhance their administration on the colony, the Spaniards did not abolish the old barangays and merged it into towns called pueblos and the groups of pueblos were called alcadia or districts headed by alcalde mayor.[8]

When the Jesuits were expelled in Samar in 1768, there were sixteen pueblos had already established but only fifteen pueblos had Jesuit parish priest resident and were already divided into three residences, the east, north and the west coasts. The center of the north-east coasts referred to as Ibabao, was Palapag, while for the west coast was Catbalogan and at the same time the capital of Samar Island.[9] Being the capital, it was there where the provincial government personnel numbering no more than three or four Spaniards including the governor. His prime duty was to collect revenues, pay the accounts and balance the books. He had executives, judicial and legislative functions.

As of 1830, a royal order was issued substituting civilian governor by a military governor. He assumed office on 1830 as the first military governor of Samar and the number of government personnel was increased. For administrative purposes, he suggested the division of Samar into three administrative districts, the west, north and the east coasts. It was approved on 1867 in Manila and in the Council of Administration in Madrid, however it was not realized. By 1890, the Franciscans divided Samar into three vicariates, the west, north and east coasts.

On the municipal level, the pueblo was headed by a Gobernadorcillo elected annually. He was both the judicial and executive officer, the general supervisor and ensure of public order, the main collector of tributes and in charge of the repair and maintenance of public buildings and roads. In order to perform his task efficiently he had to work closely with the priest for support and visto bueno of documents. His subordinates were called cabeza de baranagay who was in charge of collecting tributes and other taxes of each family. Aside from them, there were also three superintendents and assistants of fields, livestock, police and lieutenants (tenientes) and police for every visita and barrio. With the increased of pueblo officials the role of the priest was reduced.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Palapag
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 9,609 —    
1918 10,920 +0.86%
1939 19,745 +2.86%
1948 17,021 −1.64%
1960 16,055 −0.49%
1970 19,438 +1.93%
1975 21,266 +1.82%
1980 23,115 +1.68%
1990 20,114 −1.38%
1995 24,947 +4.12%
2000 30,520 +4.42%
2007 31,398 +0.39%
2010 33,453 +2.33%
2015 34,286 +0.47%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][11][12][13]

Transportation[edit]

The municipality is not directly connected by land to other regions of the Philippine archipelago; it still relies on the wharfs provided by the Barangay’s near coastal areas (Brgy. Sumoroy and Brgy. Pangpang) through motorized boats on going to and from the town. It has a small port in Brgy. Mapno but currently idle, no facilities yet provided for the port users.

Education[edit]

Elementary:

  • Palapag Central Elementary School
  • Cabatuan Elementary School

Secondary:

  • Sumoroy Agro-Industrial School
  • Capacujan National High School
  • Cabatuan National High School
  • Pangpang National High School
  • Jangtud National High School

Tertiary:

  • Eastern Visayas Central Colleges (EVCC)
  • Colegio de Nuestra Seniora de la Assuncion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Northern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Historical Data Papers of Palapag (from Philippine National Library), p. 1.
  5. ^ Vilches, Maria Luz (1979). Reading in Leyte-Samar History. DWU. pp. 32–34. 
  6. ^ Vilchez, Op. Cit., pp. 34–36. 
  7. ^ Vilchez, Op. Cit.,. p. 43. 
  8. ^ Philippine History and Government. Manila: IBON Foundations, Inc. 1999. pp. 64–66. 
  9. ^ Cruikshank, Robert Bruce (1975). A History of Samar Island, 1768 - 1898 (Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, University of Wisconsin, USA, 1975). pp. 18–19. 
  10. ^ Ibid. pp. 18–19. 
  11. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Province of Northern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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