Libmanan History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Libmanan is a 1st class coastal municipality of Camarines Sur Province in Bicol Region, Philippines.

Libmanan Welcome Arch
Libmanan Welcome Arch (Credit: Youtube)

Profile of Libmanan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> 353 kilometers southeast of Manila and 34 kilometers northwest of Naga City, the commercial center of Camarines Sur (See map below)

Neighboring Towns –> Sipocot and Cabusao (north), Magarao and Canaman (east), Pamplona and Pasacao (south).
* The town is bounded by Ragay Gulf on the west.
Area –> 342.82 km2 (132.36 sq mi)
Population –> 108,716 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Lowland in the east and mountainous in the west
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Barangays: 75
Revenue (2016) –> 219,425,574.91
Legislative District –> 2nd

Government Officials
Congressman –> Luis Raymund “LRay” F. Villafuerte Jr.
Mayor –> Bernard Brioso
Vice Mayor –> Gerardo M. Atienza Jr.
Libmanan Municipal Council (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members)
Piday Rasonable
Kapdon San Buenaventura
Gerymar Atienza
Bibby Jimenez
Allan Roxas
Dr. Tonette Felizardo
Allan Cornejo
Alex Mendoza


Skyview of the town proper

History

Libmanan was first called Piglabanan. Prior to the coming of the Spaniards, the area was already inhabited by people who fought Moro pirates. Records show that the name Libmanan was first used on September 15, 1574 but the founding date of the town was on April 3, 1574.

Economy

Libmanan is primarily a rice-producing town. Coastal villages depend on fishing as the main source of livelihood. Some farmers also raise coconuts, vegetables, root crops, chicken, and hogs. Cottage industries include production of handicraft and food items. In the town center called Poblacion are many groceries, banks and shops such as repair of machineries, furniture, tailoring, and bakeries.

Tourist Spot

Morales Ruins
J. Hernandez Park
Libmanan Cave National Park
Libmanan Cathedral also known as St. James Cathedral

Mount Tancong Vaca
Engkanto Falls

Tinandayagan Falls
Poro Beach
Carabang Island
Galvaney Island
Libmanan River

Festivals

Libmanan Town Fiesta

Map of Libmanan Municipality in Camarines Sur

See also: Profile of Mayor Bernard Brioso, Governor Miguel “Migz” Villafuerte

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