Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (History, Local Gov’t Officials, Barangays)

Calapan City is a 3rd class component city. Regarding urbanization City Of Calapan is classified as partly urban. City Of Calapan occupies an area of 250.06 km². By the end of 2007 City Of Calapan was the home of 116,976 residents. Thus by average 467.79 people are living on one km².


Calapan City is an agricultural city (the first and only city on the island), it is one of the biggest producers of rice, mangoes, lanzones, rambutan, calamansi and banana.


Brief History 

Calapan was founded on a swampy area at the mouth of a tidal river. Its name have been derived from word kalap or “firewood.” The name was first recorded in 1679. Calapan’s parish was founded by Recollect Fr. Diego dela Madre de Dios. It started as a small village of Baco, steadily developed and soon became the capitol in 1837. Calapan’s jurisdiction then extended to Abra de Ilog, Baco, Subaan (now San Teodorio) and Minolo. Moro raids were frequent and the largest and most devastating occurred on October 23, 1753 when Moros in 17 boats burned the town, destroyed crops and captured 191 people to sell as slaves. After this, the poblacion along the seashore was abandoned and the people settled inland at the site of Lumangbayan near the headwaters of the Calapan River and close to the Sapul foothills to the east. When the original poblacion was secured, the people eventually abandoned it and returned to the poblacion. Big fires occurred in 1853, January 1, 1866 and the biggest on August 12, 1887 when the whole town was burned. Calapan was made into a chartered city on February 1, 1988 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8475 and ratified by a plebiscite held on March 21.


Local Officials 

Mayor: Paulino Salvador Cueto Leachon
Vice Mayor: Antonio Santos Perez Jr.
C. Voltaire Siapco Brucal
Eric Chua Apasan
Gilberto Upao Repizo
Aselo Mendoza Agua
Edilberto Carena Ilano Jr.
Jojie Escobio Malapitan
Adelina Rosario Luna Ignacio
Roy Basco Raquepo
Federico Mendoza Cabailo Sr.
Jose Castillo Leynes


Calapan City is politically subdivided into 62 barangays.
  • Balingayan
  • Balite
  • Baruyan
  • Batino
  • Bayanan I
  • Bayanan II
  • Biga
  • Bondoc
  • Bucayao
  • Buhuan
  • Bulusan
  • Sta. Rita
  • Calero
  • Camansihan
  • Camilmil
  • Canubing I
  • Canubing II
  • Comunal
  • Guinobatan
  • Gulod
  • Gutad
  • Ibaba East
  • Ibaba West
  • Ilaya
  • Lalud
  • Lazareto
  • Libis
  • Lumangbayan
  • Mahal Na Pangalan
  • Maidlang
  • Malad
  • Malamig
  • Managpi
  • Masipit
  • Nag-Iba I
  • Navotas
  • Pachoca
  • Palhi
  • Panggalaan
  • Parang
  • Patas
  • Personas
  • Puting Tubig
  • San Raphael (formerly Salong)
  • San Antonio
  • San Vicente Central
  • San Vicente East
  • San Vicente North
  • San Vicente South
  • San Vicente West
  • Sta. Cruz
  • Sta. Isabel
  • Sto. Niño (formerly Nacoco)
  • Sapul
  • Silonay
  • Sta. Maria Village
  • Suqui
  • Tawagan
  • Tawiran
  • Tibag
  • Wawa
  • Nag-Iba II

Source: title=Calapan_City,_Oriental_Mindoro,_Philippines


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