Busuanga History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Busuanga is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.

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

Profile of Busuanga Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Western part of Busuanga Island in northern Palawan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Coron (east)
Area –> 392.90 km2 (151.70 sq mi)
Population –> 22,046 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Hilly with narrow coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 16
Revenue (2016) –> 108,531,967.51
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Franz Josef Alvarez
Mayor –> Elizabeth Cervantes
Vice Mayor –> Elvin D. Edonga

History of Busuanga

The aboriginal people of Busuanga were the Cuyonons. Oral tradition tells the story of a certain Datu Macanas who ruled over the area prior to the coming the spaniards.

In 1950, Busuanga was created out of several towns belonging to Coron municipality. Barangay Salvacion was made the town center.

Economy of Busuanga

Farming and fishing are the main economic activities of the people in Busuanga. Several shops that cater to the needs of the population are located in the town center.

In the past few years, tourism became the fastest growing industry in Busuanga.

Tourist Spots in Busuanga

Calauit Island with its Safari Park

Ocam Ocam Beach
Concepcion Falls

Festivals

Tarahomonan Festival

Map of Busuanga Municipality in Northern Palawan

See also: Profile of Mayor Elizabeth Cervantes , Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez

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