Ifugao Province


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Total Population 
as of August 2015
202, 802
Population Density
as of August 2015
77.5
Population Growth Rate
2010 - 2015
1.14 %
Consumer Price Index(2012-100)
November 2019
118.9
Inflation Rate(2012-100)
November 2019
1.5
PPP(2012-100)
November 2019
0.84
Poverty Incidence Among Families
2015
26.1
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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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14 January 2020

Ifugao CPI at 118.4 in October 2019

Survey of Retail Prices of Commodities conducted by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has generated a Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 118.4 for Ifugao as of October 2019, using 2012 as the base year. This indicates that the average cost of a basket of goods and services commonly purchased by a typical Filipino household in the different municipalities of Ifugao increased during the reference month. This is 0.70 index points higher than September 2019 with CPI = 117.5 and 2.2 index points higher a... Read more

29 November 2019

Ifugao CPI at 117.5 in September 2019

Survey of Retail Prices of Commodities conducted by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has generated a Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 117.5 for Ifugao as of September 2019, using 2012 as the base year. This indicates that the average cost of a basket of goods and services commonly purchased by a typical Filipino household in the different municipalities of Ifugao decreased during the reference month. This is -0.20 index points lower than August 2019 with CPI = 117.7 and 3.9 index points higher a... Read more

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January 2020 Quickstat Ifugao
PDF icon Ifugao-Quickstat-January-2020.pdf Tuesday, January 14, 2020
December 2019 Quickstat Ifugao
PDF icon Ifugao-Quickstat-December-2019.pdf Friday, December 27, 2019
September 2019 Quickstat Ifugao
PDF icon Ifugao_Quickstat_ September-2019.pdf Thursday, September 26, 2019
Ifugao 3rd qtr 2017
PDF icon Ifugao Quickstat_3rd Qtr-2017.pdf Wednesday, October 11, 2017