Maslog, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count12
Postal code6820
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)249.80 km2 (96.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)5,407
Density (2015)22 / km2 (56 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 9' North, 125° 15' East (12.1578, 125.2471)
Estimated elevation above sea level18.7 meters (61.2 feet)

Maslog is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Eastern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 249.80 square kilometers or 96.45 square miles which constitutes 5.36% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 5,407. This represented 1.16% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.12% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 22 inhabitants per square kilometer or 56 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maslog has 12 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Barangay 18.32%45040012.50%2.27%
Barangay 229.05%1,5711,5491.42%0.27%
Bulawan5.34%28926011.15%2.03%
Carayacay16.29%8818474.01%0.75%
Libertad3.14%17015013.33%2.41%
Malobago2.09%1138139.51%6.54%
Maputi6.21%33628916.26%2.91%
San Miguel9.45%51143816.67%2.98%
San Roque6.20%33521258.02%9.10%
Tangbo4.51%24415359.48%9.29%
Taytay3.70%20016025.00%4.34%
Tugas5.68%30724226.86%4.63%
Maslog Total5,4074,78113.09%2.37%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Maslog for the fiscal year of 2016 was 62,054,080.79.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200936,001,465.80
201038,344,163.246.51%
201141,455,072.778.11%
201239,939,515.95-3.66%
201343,731,063.719.49%
201449,434,160.7613.04%
201556,371,781.3414.03%
201662,054,080.7910.08%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Maslog is 15 to 19, with 720 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 34 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1134
1 to 4536
5 to 9719
10 to 14674
15 to 19720
20 to 24588
25 to 29415
30 to 34300
35 to 39243
40 to 44262
45 to 49230
50 to 54159
55 to 59130
60 to 6496
65 to 6978
70 to 7449
75 to 7934
80 and over40
Total5,407

Historical population

The population of Maslog grew from 1,593 in 1960 to 5,407 in 2015, an increase of 3,814 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.37%, or an increase of 626 people, from the previous population of 4,781 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,593
1,9882.19%
1,886-1.05%
1,9560.73%
3,0894.68%
3,6343.09%
4,0092.13%
4,7882.48%
4,781-0.05%
5,4072.37%

Location

The municipal center of Maslog is situated at approximately 12° 9' North, 125° 15' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 18.7 meters or 61.2 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Maslog are Catbalogan, Borongan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Jipapad, Arteche, Lapinig, Oras, Gamay, and San Jose de Buan. Its distance from the national capital is 534.84 kilometers (332.33 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 58.00 kilometers (36.04 miles) to the Southwest (S43°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 63.74 kilometers (39.61 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 71.74 kilometers (44.58 miles) to the West (S82°W)
  • Tacloban, 104.50 kilometers (64.93 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 145.41 kilometers (90.36 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S29°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 162.17 kilometers (100.77 miles) to the Northwest (N56°W)

Distance from Manila: 534.84 kilometers (332.33 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 5,407, ranked 1,581 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 96.45 square kilometers, ranked 412 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 22 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,580 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.37%, ranked 731 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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