Abra de Ilog

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Municipality of Abra de Ilog
Location of Abra de Ilog in the province of Occidental Mindoro
Basic data
Region : MIMARO
Province : Occidental Mindoro
Barangays : 9
District: 1. District of Occidental Mindoro
PSGC : 175101000
Income class : 4. Income bracket
Households : 4590
May 1, 2000 census
Population : 31,306
August 1, 2015 census
Population density : 58.7 inhabitants per km²
Area : 533.70  km²
Coordinates : 13 ° 27 '  N , 120 ° 44'  E Coordinates: 13 ° 27 '  N , 120 ° 44'  E
Postal code : 5108
Mayor : Eric A. Constantino
Geographical location in the Philippines
Abra de Ilog (Philippines)
Abra de Ilog
Abra de Ilog

Abra de Ilog is a municipality in the Province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines . The community is located on the Isla Verde Strait , which is considered a biodiversity hot spot in the Philippines and worldwide.


Abra de Ilog used to be a small settlement founded by Spanish missionaries in the early 17th century.

In 1902, during the US colonial rule, Abra de Ilog officially became an independent municipality. First municipal president was Rosaleo Miciano. With the passage of the Republic Act. No. 1280, a law to reduce the number of parishes in Occidental Mindoro from 15 to eight, Abra de Ilog was attached to the parish of Mamburao on January 4, 1905 .

Five years later in 1910 Abra de Ilog became independent again. On June 13, 1915 American US by the government under the governor general of the Philippines was Francis Burton Harrison of Republic Act no. 505 adopted providing for the creation of the "new province of Occidental Mindoro" ( New Province of Occidental Mindoro included). This new province consisted of the municipalities of Abra de Ilog, Looc , Lubang , Mamburao , Paluan , Sablayan , San José and Santa Cruz .

Today, in the remote areas of the township, clashes sometimes occur between the Philippine Army and the communist New People's Army .


Abra De Ilog is politically divided into nine barangays .

  • Armado
  • Balao
  • Cabacáo
  • Lumangbayan
  • Población
  • San Vicente
  • Tibag
  • Udalo (Camurong)
  • Wawà

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