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Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines

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CALBAYOG CITY is situated in the western part of the island of Samar. It lies along the coastal region of the province stretching about 60 miles from the northern tip of the island and 180 miles from southern boundaries.

The city has a total land area of 90,300 hectares which is .301% of the archipelagos total land area, 4.21% of the regional land area, 6.724% of the island of Samar and 16.10% of the area of Samar province.

Barangays (157) of Calbayog City, in the Western Samar Province within Region 8 of The Philippines
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List of (24) Municipalities in the Western Samar province within Region VIII in the Republic of The Philippines
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Calbayog, Province of Samar, Philippines

  • Calbayog City has a total of 157 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Calbayog City as of (2010) = 101,749
  • Calbayog City is in the "1st" Voting Congressional District of Samar.
  • Population of Calbayog City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 163,657
  • Land Area of Calbayog City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 88,074
  • Calbayog City is a 1st class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • Calbayog City is in the Western Samar Province and within Region_VIII in the Eastern Visayas Area the western part of the island of samar.

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Geography of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

The city has a total land area of 90,300 hectares which is .301% of the archipelagos total land area, 4.21% of the regional land area, 6.724% of the island of Samar and 16.10% of the area of Samar province.

Location of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

CALBAYOG CITY is situated in the western part of the island of Samar. It lies along the coastal region of the province stretching about 60 miles from the northern tip of the island and 180 miles from southern boundaries. Calbayog is the third largest Philippine city comprising 157 barangays.

Northwest of the city is the municipality of San Isidro, Northern Samar, north is Lope de Vega, Northern Samar, to the southeast is the municipality of Sta. Margarita, Samar, to the northeast are the municipalities of Silvino Lobos and Mondragon, both of Northern Samar, to the east is the municipality of Gandara, Samar, and; the Samar Sea to the southwest

History of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

This article is from [calbayogko.tripod.com] verbatim

Calbayog: Its History and Religion
By: Patrio M. Barandino, Jr.
Calbayogs early history has been associated with the introduction and spread of Catholicism in the country. Calbayog started as one of the small settlements in the Island of Samar, an area assigned to the Jesuit missionaries. Jesuit Chroniclers, as early as the 17th century, notably Fr. Ignacio Alcina, wrote many accounts about it and its people.

Jesuit records and reports referred to the settlement initially as Ibatan and Jibatang (Hibatang). It is in the annual report of 1739 that the name Calbayog appeared in the records for the first time. How Calbayog got its name has not been documented. In the absence of concrete factual accounts, some attempted to explain the origin of the name with the legends.

Some believe that the forerunner of Calbayog was a settlement along the Hibatang River, now called Anislag. Others claim that the forerunner was another settlement, now called San Rufino, located in the hinterlands of Oquendo.

Fr. Felis de Huerta, a 19th century Franciscan writer noted in his work Estado Geografico that in earlier times, Calbayog was called Tiayban for having been founded near a river of the same name. Then it was transferred due to a flood to the shore of the Hibatang River, whose name it took. Then again the settlers transferred to the place that they permanently occupied and took the name Calbayog.

Hibatang had already been a small settlement at the beginning of the 17th century. It slowly occupied a prominent place among the several small settlements. It became a visita (a large barrio with a chapel) of Capul under the jurisdiction of the Parish priest of that town. After the expulsion of the Jesuit Missionaries from the Philippines in the 18th century, the administration of the parishes in Samar was handled over to the Franciscan Friars.

Eventually from being a visita, Calbayog became a pueblo (town). It was created a separate parish in 1785. Separated from the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the parish priest of Capul, it was later given it s own minister.

Calbayog as a town and parish during the Spanish period was composed of several villages, the most populated of which are called visitas. Calbayog became a religious center. Its parish priests cared for the spiritual needs of the people living in what are now Calbayog City, the municipalities of Sta. Margarita, Sto. Niño and Almagro. By the late 19th century a number of visitas became the poblaciones when new towns were created from Calbayog. They were Caybago (later called Oquendo), Sta. Margarita, Weyler (later called Tinambacan) and Sto. Niño.

During the American Era, Calbayog rose to political as well as religious prominence. Prominent political and religious figures in Samar and Leyte emerged from it, particularly those who studied in the Colegio-Seminario de San Vicente de Paul (now Christ the King College and St. Vincent de Paul Seminary) which was established in 1905 and La Milagrosa Academy which was established in 1911. Both schools were run by the religious.

What is noteworthy is the fact that on April 10, 1910, the Diocese of Calbayog was created by virtue of the Papal Bull of Pope Pius X. The diocese comprised the Islands of Samar and Leyte. Calbayog became the seat of the diocese. It was only much later that the other dioceses in the region were created. Republic Act No. 328, otherwise known as the Charter of the City of Calbayog was signed into law on July 15, 1948 by then President Elpidio Quirino. Calbayog as a city with its first set of city officials was inaugurated on October 16, 1948. The city comprises the territorial jurisdiction of the former Municipalities of Calbayog, Oquendo and Tinambacan.

People of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

  • Total Population of Calbayog as of 2010 census: 172,778
  • Registered Voters of Calbayog City in 2010: 103,452

Elected Government Officials of Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected officials of Calbayog City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Calbayog City: Ronaldo Porlares Aquino - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Calbayog City: BERNATE, DANILO - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Councilors of Calbayog City:
    • 1st District:
    1. UY, MONMON INDEPENDENT 5191 7.55%
    2. DEAN, BENJIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5159 7.50%
    3. PASACAS, ARTURO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5105 7.42%
    4. AQUINO, RONALD MARK (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4797 6.97%
    5. AYONG, SYLVAN JOSEF (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 4743 6.89%
    6. MESTIOLA, ROSELY (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 4323 6.28%
    7. AMIGO-TAN, JOCELYN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 4126 6.00%
    8. CLEMENS, VIRGILIO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 4074 5.92%
    • 2nd District:
    1. GELERA, ALEX (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 8827 8.46%
    2. SABENICIO, CESAR (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 8125 7.79%
    3. IRIGON, DARWIN INDEPENDENT 7423 7.11%
    4. SABI, ANN-ANN INDEPENDENT 7421 7.11%
    5. MANCOL, JULIUS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7306 7.00%
    6. SIOPONGCO, DOMINGO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7154 6.86%
    7. ROSALES, NANCY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7141 6.84%
    8. CASURAO, ROGELIO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7068 6.77%

Elected officials of Calbayog City for the term of 2010-2013

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Diocese of Calbayog

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Samar was once one island province comprising one political unit, the whole island being the third largest in the archipelago. The Island of Samar is bounded on the north by San Bernardino Strait, on the west by the Samar Sea and San Juanico Strait, on the south by Leyte Gulf, and on the east by the Pacific Ocean. Today the island comprises three administrative provinces: Eastern, Western and Northern Samar.

It was in Homonhon, an island off the Samar coast, where Magellan first landed in 1521. In the year 1596, the Catholic faith was brought to the island of Samar by the Spanish Jesuit missionaries. From the mission center in Palapag in northern Samar, the missionaries brought the faith to the people of Laoang, Catubig, Pambujan, Catarman, and Bobon. The missionaries from Catbalogan established missiones in Gandara and Paranas, while the missionaries from the island of Capul established mission stations in Calbayog.

In 1768 the Jesuits were expelled from the Philippines and the Spanish Franciscan missionaries took over the first parishes in Samar: Catbalogan, Gandara, Paranas, Palapag, Catubig, Catarman and Capul. From these settlements the Catholic faith spread to the entire island.

Leyte and Samar were once considered one province by the Spanish government placed under the jurisdiction of Cebu. In 1768 it was divided into separate provinces, with Tacloban as the capital of Leyte and Catbalogan the capital of Samar.

On April 10, 1910, Pope Pius X separated the island provinces of Samar and Leyte form the Diocese of Cebu, and erected the Diocese of Calbayog comprising both island provinces. In 1914 the Franciscans turned over the administration of the parishes of Samar to the secular clergy.

On November 28, 1937, Pope Pius XI separated Leyte from the Calbayog diocese by creating the Diocese of Palo, in Leyte. On October 22, 1960 Pope John XXIII decreed the division of Samar by creating the Diocese of Borongan, also in Samar. And again on March 11, 1975, Pope Paul VI decreed the creation of the Diocese of Catarman, also in Samar. Thus the whole island of Samar now has three dioceses: Calbayog in Western Samar, Borongan in Eastern Samar, and Catarman in Northern Samar. These three dioceses belong to the Ecclesiastical Province of Palo, Leyte, and are suffragans of this archdiocese.

From the Calbayog Diocesan Pastoral Assembly held at St. Vincent de Paul College Seminary in Calbayog City February 12-15, 1992, the following Diocese of Calbayog Pastoral Plan came into being:

  • Vision:
    • "A community of persons united in faith, hope and love, centered in Christ, living by the Word and the Sacramantes, prophetically witnessing to the Gospel values of sharing, unity, peace and justice, in solidarity with the poor, within the concrete historical situation and needs of the people of Samar, under the guidance of the Magisterium and the example of Mary, Mother of the Church."
  • Goal:
    • "By the year 2000, the Diocese of Calbayog shall have Ecclesial Communities that are renewed, transformed, animated and consumed by the Gospel values of sharing, unity, peace and justice in solidarity with the poor, imbued with the spirit of Vatican II and Plenary Council of the Philippines II, conscious and actively working toward Total Human Development, whose impact will be felt by society."
  • Thrust:
    • "Basic Ecclesial Communities that are committed to Evangelization and Total Human Development."

The objective of the plan is to implement on a diocesan level all programs and structures identified by the Diocesan Pastoral Assembly, to evaluate the implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Council every year, and to come up with objectives for a second phase, f rom 1996 to the year 2000.

There are 27 parishes in the diocese, served by 61 priests. There are 6 Catholic institutions, 9 pastoral centers, and 18 parishes with BEC programs.

Schools in Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


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Economy of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

SEAPORT - Situated some 810 meters away from the city proper is the Calbayog Port which served inter-island vessels plying Cebu and other neighboring cities and municipalities. At present the Manguino-o Port and Samar Coco Port are alternative seaport facilities that could accommodate local and foreign vessels.

AIRPORT - Calbayog airport can accommodate aircraft for general aviation. It serves commercial flight of Asian Spirit Airlines from Manila to Calbayog flights with frequency of 4 times a week.

ROADS - Linking Samar to Luzon and Mindanao is the Maharlika highway with buses plying Luzon-Mindanao route.

With a length of approximately 34 kms. concrete pavement and 52 kms. unpaved or earth road, CALBAYOG therefore, is already accessible even to remote barangays that produce farm products for agri-based industries with the presence of city roads extending to hard-to-reach area.

WATER SUPPLY - The Local Water District supplies the water needs of the city. With the present upgrading of water facilities, it will ensure a speedy supply of water 24 hours a day. Also, the installation of an additional transmission line from the source to urban center will supply additional potable water.

POWER - The power needs of the city is supplied by the Tongonan Geothermal Plant through the NPC via Samar Electric Cooperative (SAMELCO). This is supplemented by the Mini-hydro Electric Plant at Barangay Barral, Oquendo District. With another potential for mini-hydro plant in Brgy. Tinaplacan, the Bangon Falls, which is estimated to generate about four times that of Ton-ok, will augment the present electric services thereby reducing the present rate by a considerable percentage.

COMMUNICATION - Serving the City in communication requirements are three (3) telephone companies which provide both local and long distance calls. The Calbayog Telephone System with direct dialing operator satellite assisted and one untracked dialing for local needs; Smart Communication and; Islacom with cellular phone and land lines which are available for domestic and international calls.

Telegraph services are served by BAYANTEL and government owned Bureau of Telecommunications. The AM radio stations: DYCC, DYOG and DYHR and Super Radyo GMA; FM radio stations: MBC Radyo Natin FM and GMA Campus Radio. Two local TV relay stations and two cable TV stations provide entertainment; Community Channel TV6 - Fil Products, and CCBC TV 10.

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Natural Resources of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

  • Agriculture

The big land area of the city generally divided into agriculture and forest areas. Agricultural lands are subdivided into production, built-up area, protection land, mangrove forest, severe erosion area and watershed forest reserve, while; forest lands are further subdivided into open canopy, logged-over areas, built-up and protection area.

Basically an agricultural city, it has 57,654.07 hectares or 63.85% belongs to agriculture while 32,645.93 hectares or 36.15% is forest lands. Its major products are copra, abaca, rice, vegetables, corn, rootcrops, fruits, bamboo & Nipa. With the the overall total quantity (mt.) of 28,330.428.

  • Fishery and Aquatic Resources

Calbayog is one of the exporter of fish and other marine products. Fisheries contribute to the economic revenues of the city. Major species abound like mackerel, sardines, squid, prawn, crabs, shells, oysters, and many others.

Fish processing such as smoking, salting and drying are small scale industries operating in the locality. Fish which are caught everyday are exported throughout the country in huge volume.

Fisheries contributes to the economic revenues of the city. Samar Sea with a fishing ground of 1,198 sq. miles is a vast resource for agriculture and sea farming activities.

  • Forest Resources

The forest land of Calbayog has an area of 6,327.91 hectares. Happy Valley and Seven Hills are remote areas with barangays producing forest products like rattan, nito, cogon, bamboo and other wildlife. These are adequate supply of raw materials for export oriented products.

Local sources revealed that forest land have dramatically dwindled. The remotest of forest area containing untold forest has been depleted with the traditional slush-and-burn farming, poachers and illegal loggers invading the resource thereby endangering valuable species and wild life. Some have totally lost. Intensified program by concerned agencies are now in motion to save forest resource, this includes; reforestration and tree planting.

  • Livestock and Poultry

Production of livestock and poultry products is another industry that enjoys the major concern of the city through the Tri-District program, a centerpiece program of the present government. Breeding centers were opened to develop superior genetic stocks, upgrading of carabao and dispersal program were established to accelerate livestock production.

Dressed chickens are now exported throughout the region and Masbate area with an average of 2,000 heads daily. The investment of Swift Foods Inc. and the operation of Solmar Dressing Plant supplies poultry products which is now expanding its market in Central Visayas and Luzon.

Swift has invested in the city which is now operating for almost five years. The volume of production of dressed chickens are exported to the different parts of the country.

  • Mineral Resources

Nature has made Calbayog replete with mineral deposits. Marble which is an indigenous material for marble processing is found in the coastal barangays. Manganese which is chiefly used in the form of ferromanganese in steelmaking is similarly available in the same area. It was however purposely left untouched to preserve natures balance. Sand and gravel supplies the local construction needs but barely enough as some areas are banned from extraction to protect existing structures like, bridges and culverts.


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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

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The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

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  1. THE STONE-MARBLE MOUNTAIN OF MALOPALO - Tinambacan District, stood its grandeur to house the many caves underneath. Tourists and adventurers have found the caves well preserved for over a hundred years now.
  2. GUINOGO-AN CAVE - situated at the fringes of Brgy. Lungsob, Oquendo District, is 17 kms. Poblacion, 15 minutes hike from the barangay. It's cathedral door-size entrance leads one to wade the fresh, cool water into a natural tunnel stretching through uneven ceiling touching one's head, giving the adventurer an eerie trip through the dark cave lighted torches.
  3. MAPASO SPRING - Located at Brgy. Rizal II, Oquendo District. Nature gives its life in the form of fresh crustaceans (pokot) of red appearance which ordinarily resembles the tint of a scalded shrimp. As the name suggests, (Mapaso literally means hot) it is a hot spring with the consistency of a boiling water.
  4. MALAJOG BEACH - it is surrounded with towering rocks at its south and three balconied cottages. The beach gives a south sea island touch. It takes 35 min. ride from the city proper. It is one of the most visited and most beautiful beaches in Samar island. Malajog Beach located at Brgy. Malajog is also known as Look Beach.
  5. BUGTONG FALLS - It is one of the most beautiful and spectacular scenic spots that is worth visiting, located at Brgy. Tinaplacan, Tinambacan District. A hour and 15 min. ride and 45 minutes walk to the vicinity of the falls, Bugtong falls has a circular pond of about 30 meters in diameter, wide enough for diving. The water that falls from above seems to come from an endless stream which flows a swirling path around the falls resulting from the pressure of its disgorge which becomes even bigger in volume and noticeables as the time of day passes.
  6. EL RIO DE HIBATANG - The biggest navigational river reaches the hinterlands of Oquendo's left and right river. Believed to be the gateway to the mouth of Calbayog River, artifact and other archeological relics were found along the river bank.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines

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  • Banigued, Lavandia bag bronze in Asia Masters
  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Margarito Banigued placed third in the men’s 5,000m walk while former javelin champion Erlinda Lavandia also produced a bronze in hammer throw at the start of the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships in Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture in Japan last Friday.
Banigued, a middle distance runner during the Gintong Alay days, turned in a 32-minute, 38.57-second clocking in a field of 42 in the 55-years-old category to deliver the first medal for Team Philippines before Lavandia surprised the field with a third place finish in hammer throw (21.27 meters) in women’s 60-64 years-old section ............................. Full Story»

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