Rizal, Kalinga

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Municipality of Rizal
Map of Kalinga with Rizal highlighted
Map of Kalinga with Rizal highlighted
Rizal is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°30′N 121°36′E / 17.5°N 121.6°E / 17.5; 121.6Coordinates: 17°30′N 121°36′E / 17.5°N 121.6°E / 17.5; 121.6
Country Philippines
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
DistrictLone District
Barangays14 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorKarl Bugao P. Baac
 • Vice MayorSamuel C. Valdez
 • CongressmanAllen Jesse C. Mangaoang
 • Electorate10,890 voters (2016)
 • Total231.00 km2 (89.19 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,038
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)74
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)78.7 million  (2016)
Native languagesKalinga language
Butchered remains of a Rhinoceros philippinensis found in Rizal, Kalinga. An evidence of early hominins in the Philippines about 709,000 years ago.

Rizal (formerly known as Liwan), officially the Municipality of Rizal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Kalinga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,038 people.[3]

The town is famous for its Pleistocene sites which possesses rhino bones, tools, deer bones, turtle remains, and stegodon bones; the butchered rhino bones were confirmed by international scientific journals as proof of ancient hominids in the Philippines dating back to 709,000 years ago, the oldest hominid evidence in the entire Philippine archipelago. The discovery was confirmed in 2018, and has been a game-changer in Philippine prehistory.[4]


Rizal is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Babalag East (Poblacion)
  • Babalag West (Poblacion)
  • Bagbag
  • Calaocan
  • Kinama
  • Liwan East
  • Liwan West
  • Macutay
  • Romualdez
  • San Francisco
  • San Pascual
  • San Pedro
  • San Quintin
  • Santor


Population census of Rizal
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 8,034—    
1975 11,715+7.86%
1980 11,637−0.13%
1990 10,885−0.67%
1995 12,173+2.12%
2000 13,652+2.49%
2007 14,614+0.94%
2010 15,942+3.22%
2015 17,038+1.27%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Rizal, Kalinga, was 17,038 people,[3] with a density of 74 inhabitants per square kilometre or 190 inhabitants per square mile.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Kalinga". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Inquirer, Philippine Daily (May 4, 2018). "Earliest humans arrived in PH 700,000 years ago" (Vol. 33, No. 145). France's National Museum of History. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Kalinga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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