- Manabo, Abra
Manabo — Municipality —
Abra showing the location of Manabo. Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Philippines Region Cordillera Administrative Region Province Abra District Lone District of Abra Founded Barangays 11 Government – Mayor Masayo C. Domasing Area – Total 91 km2 (35.1 sq mi) Population (2007) – Total 10,538 – Density 115.8/km2 (299.9/sq mi) Time zone PST (UTC+8) ZIP code Income class 5th class municipality
Manabo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Abra, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 10,538 people in 1,871 households.
Manabo is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.
Barangay Pop. (2007) Ayyeng (Pob.) 1,532 Catacdegan Nuevo 576 Catacdegan Viejo 471 Luzong 1,095 San Jose Norte 564 San Jose Sur 565 San Juan Norte 525 San Juan Sur 721 San Ramon East 2,115 San Ramon West 1,973 Santo Tomas 401
Origin of the Municipality's Name
Upon hearing that a gobernadorcillo (the Spanish-era equivalent of a governor) is coming through the river from Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, the natives in present-day Manabo welcomed him with a landing pad made of bamboo and a feast of meat, fruit and wine. On his departure later, the natives were so enthusiastic in seeing him off that they overloaded the bamboo landing pad and collapsed, in which everyone shouted, "Manabo! Manabo!" The Spanish gobernadorcillo, amused with the event, named the place Manabo.
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