Pio Duran is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Albay Province in the Bicol Region, Philippines.
Profile of Pio Duran Municipality (Geography)
Location –> 471 kilometers southeast of Manila and 64.6 Kilometers west of Legaspi City via Ligao City (See map below)
Neighboring City / Towns –> Ligao City (northwest), on the east by Guinobatan and Jovellar (east), and Oas (northwest)
* Pio Duran is bounded on the south by Ticao Pass.
Area –> 133.70 km2 (51.62 sq mi)
Population –> 46,693 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Hilly with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 3rd
Congressman –> Fernando “Didi” Cabredo
Mayor –> Alan Arandia
Vice Mayor –> Marvin Thomas N. Quiroz
Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members):
Karen Joy Moya
Mary June Malgapo
Bon Edward Barnido
Pedro Jr. De Luna
The municipality of Pio Duran was named after Pio Duran, a brilliant Bicolano lawyer who was born in nearby Guinobatan town. It was created out of several barrios of Guinobatan, Jovellar and Ligao City by virtue of Republic Act 3817 which was approved by President Diosdado Macapagal on June 22, 1963.
In 1970, the town had a population of 26,443 which grew to 46,693 in 2015.
Pio Duran is an agricultural and trading municipality. Coconut, rice and fish are the main products.
Bunawi Hills and Namaluto Falls at Barangay Panganiran
Beaches at Brgy. Buenavista, Cagbatano, Malidong and Marigondon
Map of Pio Duran Municipality in Albay Province