Libjo, Dinagat Islands

Libjo, officially the Municipality of Libjo, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,760 people.[3]

Municipality of Libjo
Map of Dinagat Islands with Libjo highlighted
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°11′45″N 125°31′58″E
Country Philippines
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceDinagat Islands
DistrictLone District
FoundedFebruary 29, 1960
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorLamberto T. Llamera Jr.
  Vice MayorZoltan Arnel S. Edera
  CongressmanAlan 1 B. Ecleo
  Electorate12,130 voters (2019)
  Total180.57 km2 (69.72 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
  Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
  Income class5th municipal income class
  Poverty incidence43.56% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)84,225,121.68 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63(0)86
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesSurigaonon

It is formerly known as Albor.


The town became a part of the province of Dinagat Islands in December 2006, when the province was created from Surigao del Norte by Republic Act No. 9355. However, in February 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the necessary requirements for provincial land area and population were not met. The town reverted to Surigao del Norte.[5] On October 24, 2012, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[6]


Libjo is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Albor (Poblacion)
  • Arellano (Madrid)
  • Bayanihan
  • Doña Helen
  • Garcia
  • General Aguinaldo (Bolod-bolod)
  • Kanihaan
  • Llamera
  • Magsaysay
  • Osmeña
  • Plaridel
  • Quezon
  • Rosita
  • San Antonio (Poblacion)
  • San Jose
  • Santo Niño


Population census of Libjo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 6,959    
1975 5,801−3.58%
1980 10,290+12.14%
1990 14,170+3.25%
1995 14,928+0.98%
2000 16,610+2.32%
2007 18,116+1.20%
2010 17,567−1.11%
2015 17,760+0.21%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

See also


  1. "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. Tetch Torres (2010-02-11). "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  6. "IRA Shares for LGUs Jump by 37.5% in 2013". Office of the President of the Philippines. January 9, 2013. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014.
  7. Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. "Province of Dinagat Islands". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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