Ifugao Province

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Province of Ifugao

The total population of Ifugao as of May 2010 was 191,078 and a growth rate of 1.31 from 1990 to 2010. As of 2010, Ifugao's total land area is 2,506.3 square kilometers. A total of 27,083 hectares are classified as alienable and disposable, and 224,695 hectares are forest land.

The province of Ifugao derives it name from the word "Pugo" which means hills in the native language. Despite the influence of Christianity, age-old traditions are alive and are still practiced. For instance, during harvest time, Ifugaos still celebrate with a "caniao" where sacrificial animals such as chickens, pigs and even carabaos are butchered. Ifugao culture is some 3,000 years old.

During their brief occupation of the province, the Spaniards established "pueblos" (towns) headed by the "Alcalde Municipal" and barangays (barrios) headed by the "Cabeza de Barangay". The Spaniards largely confined their activities within Kiangan, Ifugao. Spanish rule ended with the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution.

In 1905, Ifugao was made a sub-province of the Old Mountain Province. The sub-province of was administered by a Lt. Governor Hon. Luis Pawid of Kiangan became the first Deputy Governor during the American regime. Captain Pedro Bulan was the last official to assume the office of Deputy Governor.

Ifugao became the center of warfare during the last stages of the World War II. It was in Mt. Napulawan in Ifugao where Gen. Yamashita, the "Tiger of Malaya" put up his last stand against the Filipino and American forces. He initially surrendered to Capt. Grisham of the US Army based in Kiangan before he was flown to Camp John Hay, Baguio City where he formally surrendered.

At the start of World War II, there were five (5) minicipalities namely: Burnay (later changed to Lagawe by virtue of Republic Act 3380), Kiangan, Banaue, Hungduan and Mayoyao. Them municipalities of Potia, now Alfonso Lista, and Lamut were created after the war. Asipulo was created in 1992 and is the youngest municipality of the province.

Ifugao gained provincial status on June 18, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act 4695 with the municipality of Lagawe as the capital town. Currently, in addition to the capital, the other municipalities are as follows: Asipulo, Aguinaldo, Alfonso Lista, Banaue, Hingyon, Hungduan, Kiangan, Lamut, Mayoyao and Tinoc.


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19 April 2022

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Ifugao needs the following office personnel for the Conduct of 2022 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS). 1. Statistical Specialist II (SS II) 2. Information System Analyst I (ISA I) Read more about Call for Applicants for Contract of Service Workers (COSWs) Positions in the 2022 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS)

30 March 2022

The number of registered live births in Ifugao reached 3,617 in 2021. There were more registered male live births with 1,862 than females with 1,755. The sex ratio was 106 which means that there were 106 male live births for every 100 female live births. (See figure 1) Read more about Special Release: Women and Men of the Province of Ifugao 2021

01 March 2022

In January 2022, the Inflation Rate of Ifugao increased at 4.6 percent from 3.8 percent in December 2021. In the based year 2018=100, there was an increase of 13.7 index points in the average retail price by a fixed basket of goods and services commonly purchased by the households. The average headline Inflation Rate (IR) in Ifugao accelarated to 4.6 percent as of January 2022 from 3.8 percent in December 2021. This was realized because of the slight movement of prices of goods and services commonly purchased by the households in the province for the past months. Read more about January 2022 Ifugao Price Situation (Base Year=2018)

27 January 2022

The total number of constructions from approved building permits issued by the Local Building Officials (LBOs) for the year 2020 accounted at 62 with an increase of 16.1 percent compared to the issued building permits from the previous year Read more about Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits, Ifugao 202-2019

24 November 2021

The population of Ifugao as of 01 May 2020 is 207,498 based on the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020 CPH). This accounts for about 11.54 percent of the Cordillera Administrative Region population in 2020. Read more about Highlights of the Ifugao Population 2020 CPH

Latest Publications

Title File Release Date
PDF icon Ifugao_Quickstat_April_2022.pdf 28 April 2022
PDF icon Ifugao_Quickstat_March_2022.pdf 10 March 2022
PDF icon Ifugao_Quickstat_February_2022.pdf 21 March 2022
Ifugao Quickstat January 2022
PDF icon Ifugao_Quickstat_January_2022.pdf 18 January 2022
Ifugao Quickstat November 2021
PDF icon Ifugao-Quickstat-November-2021-Issue.pdf 10 December 2021