Daet History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Daet is a 1st class coastal municipality and the capital of Camarines Norte Province in Region 5 or Bicol Region, Philippines.

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

Profile of Daet Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern Part of Camarines Norte (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Talisay (north), Mercedes (east), Basud (south), San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Vicente (west)
Area –> 46.00 km2 (17.76 sq mi)
Population –> 104,799 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 25
Revenue (2016) –> 247,899,439.82
Legislative District –> Second
Government Officials
Congressman –> Marisol Conejos-Panotes
Mayor –> Benito Ochoa
Vice Mayor –> Rosa Mia L. King

History of Daet

The name Daet is believed to be an ancient Bicolano term which means “to make friend” or “to be reconciled”.

Daet was the scene of violent protests against the Marcos dictatorship. On June 14, 1982, forces of the state opened fire on the rallyists who were mostly farmers demanding an increase in copra prices and to denounce abuses of the Marcos Regime.

Economy of Daet

Daet is the commercial and financial center of Camarines Norte Province. Many department stores, supermarket, banks and other businesses are located here.

Although urbanization is fast catching up in Daet, agriculture still plays an important role in the local economy. Rice, coconut, poultry, egg, hogs, and vegetables are the main products.

Tourist Spots in Daet

Bagasbas Beach

Town Plaza
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

Jose Rizal Monument
Daet Heritage Center

Festivals in Daet

Pinyasan or Pineapple Festival

Map of Daet Municipality in Camarines Norte

See also: Profile of Mayor Benito Ochoa, Governor Edgardo Tallado

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