Abra de Ilog
|Municipality of Abra de Ilog|
|Location of Abra de Ilog in the province of Occidental Mindoro|
|Province :||Occidental Mindoro|
|District:||1. District of Occidental Mindoro|
|Income class :||4. Income bracket|
May 1, 2000 census
August 1, 2015 census
|Population density :||58.7 inhabitants per km²|
|Area :||533.70 km²|
|Postal code :||5108|
|Mayor :||Eric A. Constantino|
|Geographical location in the Philippines|
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 .
Abra De Ilog is politically divided into nine barangays .
- San Vicente
- Udalo (Camurong)
- Official website of the municipality of Abra de Ilog ( Memento of November 7, 2007 in the Internet Archive )