Poonbato is a barangay of the philippine municipality Botolan in the province Zambales
in Central Luzon
which is part of the Luzon group
Poonbato is one of the barangays which are in the outlying area of Municipality Botolan.
The municipality Botolan with a population of about 51,675 and its 31 barangays belong to the partly urban areas in the Philippines. While some of the barangays developed modern urban structures, some others, especially those which are seated in the outlying areas, remained rural. By the end of 2007 Poonbato had 721 residents.
Other barangays of Botolan are:
Bancal, Bangan, Batonlapoc, Belbel, Beneg, Binuclutan, Burgos, Cabatuan, Capayawan, Carael, Danacbunga, Maguisguis, Malomboy, Mambog, Moraza, Nacolcol, Owaog-Nibloc, Paco (Pob.), Palis, Panan, Parel, Paudpod, Porac, San Isidro, San Juan, San Miguel, Santiago, Tampo (Pob.), Taugtog, Villar