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Luna, Apayao

Official seal of Luna
Luna is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
District Lone District
Barangays 22
 • Mayor Chemical Engr. Josephine M. Bangsil
 • Total 606.04 km2 (233.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 18,029
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 3rd class

Luna is a third class municipality in the province of Apayao, Philippines. Its former name was Macatel, changed to Luna by the town's founding father, the Ilocano explorer Antonino Barroga from Dingras, Ilocos Norte.[4] According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 18,029 people.[3]


  • Barangays 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Famous People from Luna Apayao 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Luna is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Bacsay
  • Capagaypayan
  • Dagupan
  • Lappa
  • Marag
  • Poblacion
  • Quirino
  • Salvacion
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro Norte
  • San Sebastian
  • Santa Lina
  • Tumog
  • Zumigui
  • Cagandungan
  • Calabigan
  • Cangisitan (now rename to San Jose)
  • Luyon
  • San Gregorio
  • San Isidro Sur
  • Shalom
  • Turod


Famous People from Luna Apayao

  • Maylah Haylee Ballesteros, Ll.B. - three-term provincial board member of Apayao
  • Celestino Baria - engineered family house used as Japanese garrison in WWII famous among Poblacion tourists
  • Andel Barroga - writer for Bannawag, a national Ilocano magazine[5]
  • Dr. Charlene Fontanilla Barroga - world-class cancer research scientist;[6] inventor [7]
  • Jean Barroga - Second placer, 1984 Philippine national social worker licensure examination
  • Atty. Jose Barroga - former provincial board member of Kalinga-Apayao
  • Engr. Esteban Bayani, Jr. - Third placer, 2006 Philippine national geodetic engineer licensure examination
  • Engr. Marcos Calvez - first high school senior in the nation to hit a perfect score on the Mariano Marcos State University College Freshman Admission Test
  • Jingle Luis - world's first successful patient of clubfoot surgery [8]
  • Dr. Edlyn Roc Narag - Outstanding Faculty awardee on September 23, 2008 from the Cagayan Colleges of Tuguegarao; College Math book author
  • Naida P. Raugh - philanthropist and founder of charitable organization Agkakabsat International Movement
  • Betty C. Verzola - elementary schoolteacher and multiple awardee as best municipal mayor of the Philippines and upgraded Luna to third-class municipality
  • Atty. Eubolo G. Verzola - Court of Appeals Associate Justice[9]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: APAYAO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Belarde, Sonia; Ronald Ocampo (2010-02-05). "Municipal Background of Luna, The Show Window of Apayao". d' lunanians: The Official Site of the Municipality of Luna Apayao. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  5. ^ Writer for Bannawag, a national Ilocano magazine
  6. ^ Benowitz, Steve (2009-02-17). "Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form". UC News (University of California). Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  7. ^ Hood, John; Charlene F Barroga (2009-11-19). "Methods for Identifying Compounds that Affect Expression of Cancer-Related Protein Isoforms". Patentdocs: stay tuned to the technology (Internet FAQ Archives). Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ Court of Appeals Associate Justice

External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
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