Maslog History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Maslog is a 5th class inland municipality of Eastern Samar Province in the Eastern Visayas Region, Philippines.

Maslog Municipal Hall
Maslog Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Maslog Municipality (Geography)
Location –> 103.7 Kilometers north of Borongan City, the capital of Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Jipapad and Arteche (North), Dolores (east), San Jose de Buan in Samar Province (West)
Area –> 249.8 km2 (96.4 sq mi)
Population –> 5,407 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Vegetables, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Waray, Tagalog, English
Barangays: 12 (Bulawan, Carayacay, Libertad, Malobago, Maputi, Barangay 1 (Pob.), Barangay 2 (Pob.), San Miguel, San Roque, Tangbo, Taytay, and Tugas)
Legislative District –> Lone
Revenue (2016) –> 62,054,080.79

Government Officials
Mayor –> Heraclio C. Santiago
Vice Mayor –> Septemio Bok C. Santiago
Congressman –> Maria Fe Abunda

Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan Members):
Zacarias C. Santiago
Elden A. Campomanes
Leonardo R. Lazarra
Mary Ann C. Lazarra
Isidro L. Abestruz
Carlito G. Quiba
Avelino P. Opada
Lucilo N. Valles

History

In 1918, there were only 408 registered residents in Maslog. The population increased to 1,131 in 1948 and 4,009 in 2000.

Economy

Maslog is primarily an agricultural town. Rice and coconut are the main products. Some farmers plant vegetables and root crops. Others raise hogs and free-range chicken. In the town center, a few shops cater to domestic needs.

Tourist Spot

Dolores River
St. Isidore The Farmer Parish Church

Festivals

Maslog Town Fiesta

Map of Maslog Municipality in Eastern Samar

See also: Profile of Mayor Heraclio C. Santiago , Governor Ben Evardone

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