- Dolores, Abra
Dolores — Municipality —
Abra showing the location of Dolores. Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Philippines Region Cordillera Administrative Region Province Abra District Lone District of Abra Founded Barangays 15 Government – Mayor Robert Victor G. Seares, Jr. Area – Total 48.53 km2 (18.7 sq mi) Population (2007) – Total 10,787 – Density 222.3/km2 (575.7/sq mi) Time zone PST (UTC+8) ZIP code Income class 5th class municipality
Dolores is a 5th class municipality in the province of Abra, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 10,787 people in 2,106 households.
The place was formerly called Bucao. The place was named after the first Tingguian (Itneg) chieftain who settled in the place long before Spanish colonization. It was formerly part of the Municipality of Tayum. In 1882, upon the recommendation of the parish priest of Tayum, Fr. Pio Mercado, and the Teniente Bazar of Bucao, Don Ignacio Eduarte, Bucao was created as a separate pueblo. In 1885, Bucao was renamed Dolores, in honor to its patron saint, the Nuestra Señora delos Dolores (Our Lady Of Sorrows). The first gobernadorcillo of the town was Don Rosalio Eduarte.
Dolores is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.
Barangay Pop. (2007) Bayaan 447 Cabaroan 428 Calumbaya 457 Cardona 561 Isit 802 Kimmalaba 883 Libtec 561 Lub-lubba 266 Mudiit 1,362 Namit-ingan 411 Pacac 663 Poblacion 2,071 Salucag 404 Talogtog 1,083 Taping 388 Municipalities
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