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Manito, Albay, Philippines

  • Manito has a total of 15 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Manito as of (2010) = 11,899
  • Manito is in the "2nd" Voting District of Albay.
  • Population of Manito (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 21,652
  • Land Area of Manito (as of 2007, in hectares) = 10,740
  • Manito is a 4th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Manito is in the Albay province and within Region V - in the southern tip of the island of luzon also called the Bicol Region.


Geography of Manito, Albay, Philippines

Geography of Manito

Location of Manito, Albay, Philippines

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History of Manito, Albay, Philippines


MANITO is located on the eastern part of Albay, elevated as plateau facing Legazpi City: on the west of the Albav Gulf and surrounded by mountains on the east and south.

The poblacion Is just a stone's throw away from the seashore. It is hounded between two rivers, the Camanitohan and buvo divers that serve as Irrigation for small ricefield and sources of the residents.

Contrary to the people of this small town believe, the first settlers in the area came from Bacon, Cagraray Island or Casiguran which are geographically situated near Manito In prehistoric time, the Bicolanos from the above mentioned places had shown evidence of civilization. Recently artifacts unearthed from this place both by Filipino and foreign anthropologist show that Bicol Is Indeed Inhabited first by Bicolanos, not traders from foreign lands.

In 1840, a few settlers the Visayas can and settled in the place near the coast of Manito, because of fear from Moro marauders. They officially established the place and named It Manito, because it was abounding In clinging vine called "nito” Which belongs to rattan family and is used as raw material for making baskets. When nito vines are artistically made into baskets, the finished products are very beautiful because of the natural dark brown color similar to the color of coffee. The prefix "Ma” means plenty Manito means "plenty of nito".

Later, natives form the neighboring towns of Albay, Bacon, and Rapu-rapu who a fled from the Moro raiders found a safer place near the seashore and near the thick west Of Manito. In the post this town was surrounded by thick forest that gave natural fiction — o haven of safety and comport — to the Visayan settlers. Although they were braved and courageous they lacked arms and ammunitions to fight the Moros.

In the early years at settlement the center of this place that soon became the poblacion had only a fear scattered houses surrounded' to pour in, the forests were awed. The cleared areas were planted with abaca and other crops. Due to the abundance of food and money which the people earned through the sale of their forest and agricultural products Manito became a progressive settlement. But today it is left Mind by neighboring towns. This is probable due to its poor natural location and lack of industry. Forests are mostly denuded due to concession granting permission In the awn of trees in 1980s, while replanting of trees was neglected. Perhaps if nito vines had been planted together with other forest trees, the income atone fir this industry might be one of the major source of the residents these days.

The patron saint of this town is St. Rafael the Archangel whose feast day is celebrated every 24 dap of October.

In 1882 the municipality of Manito emerged in the limelight by virtue of PD k.20364 establishing Manito as reservation area for Geothermal Exploration and development On June 1904, the BACMAN geothermal Project has started its full operation and on October 80,1998, His Excellency President Joseph Estrada Inaugurated the additional 1.5 megawatt power/multi-crop drying plant located at Pawa, Manito in support of his food security program.

People of Manito, Albay, Philippines

Total Population of Manito as 2010 census: 22,819

Elected Government Officials of Manito, Albay, 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 Manito for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Arly "ARLY" Cansilao Guiriba (NP)
  2. Carlito "LITO" Jadie Belludo (NP)
  3. Loida "JOY" Joy Osida Benitez (PDP)
  4. Marjun "JUN" Daria Dagsil (IND)
  5. Rene "NONG" Aycardo Espedido (LP)
  6. Rogelio "ELYO" Agripa Aringo (NP)
  7. Tomas Jr. "TOM" Uno Ardales (NP)
  8. Gregorio "GREG" Abellano Bayna (PDP)

Elected officials of Manito for the term of 2010-2013

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Manito, Albay, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Manito, Albay, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Manito, Albay, Philippines

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Schools in Manito, Albay, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Sports and Recreation in Manito, Albay, Philippines

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Arts and Culture in Manito, Albay, Philippines

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Economy of Manito, Albay, Philippines

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Jobs in Manito, Albay

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Natural Resources of Manito, Albay, 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.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

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.


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

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 Manito, Albay, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Manito, Albay, Philippines

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  • Fiesta date of Manito is celebrated every 24th day of October.
    • The patron saint of this town is St. Rafael the Archangel.

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  • In 1982, the municipality of Manito came into the limelight when then President Marcos issued P.D. 2036-A establishing a large part in Manito (a portion of Bacon Sorsogon) as reservation area for a Geothermal Project (subject to private rights, of course)

Almost 1/4 of the area comprising almost five Barangays (boroughs) covering 6.5 kilometers across is owned by the late Cesario Fabricante (a prominent Bicolano lawyer) and Maria Garchitorena (a daughter of the first governor of Camarines Sur & colleague of Gen. Aguinaldo - Don Andreson) and passed it on intact to their heirs Sr. Blesila (a nun, Daughters of Charity), Cesar Augusto and Tiberio Cesar. It is a beautiful pristine place free of pollution from locomotives. It is the home of the Philippine National Oil Corporation and the National Power Corp of the Philippines where the former operates its steam fields and the later its power plant generation.

The area was depopulated by then president Marcos to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground of the local branch of the NPA. Its history goes back to prehistoric times when it showed evidence of civilization and artifacts uncovered showed it inhabited by Bicolanos. Settlers from visayas came in in 1840 fleeing from Moro marauders. The rattan family called locally as "Nito" is used as raw material for making baskets and furniture, thus the name Manito. "The prefix "Ma" means plenty and "nito" make for "Manito" which means plenty of nito.

In the early years the poblacion only had a few scattered homes surrounded by forest. The more than 5 square kilometers owned by the Fabricante Estate is the only one preserved from the ravages of deforestation and abuse. When PNOC built the roads crossing the estate, it had preserved the environmental integrity of the land where few automobiles other than those authorized gain access to its facility which includes a large administrative building near its pipelines and steam plants. From user: IP-Address: on 00:26, 12 December 2009

The oldest man or woman in Manito, Albay, Philippines

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Families of Manito, Albay, Philippines

List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in Manito.
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Why Z-Wiki Manito, Albay, Philippines?

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