Labo Camarines Norte History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Labo is a 1st class inland municipality of Camarines Norte Province in Region 5 of Bicol Region, Philippines.

Labo Municipal Hall
Labo Municipal Hall (Credit: Youtube)

Profile of Labo Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Camarines Norte (See map below)
Distance from Manila –> 307 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Capalonga, Jose Panganiban and Paracale (east), Vinzons and San Vicente (east), Tagkawayan in Quezon Province (south), Santa Elena (west)
Area –> 589.36 km2 (227.55 sq mi) – the largest in Camarines Norte
Population –> 101,082 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Coconut, Vegetables, Pineapple, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Bicolano, English
Barangays –> 52
Revenue (2016) –> 243,935,573.89
Legislative District –> First
Government Officials
Congressman –> Josefina B. Tallado
Mayor –> Joseph Ascutia
Vice Mayor –> Dindo V. Pardo

History of Labo

The municipality of Labo was previously called Busug-on but when the Spaniards came, the name Labo became more popular for unknown reason. Most people believe the term Labo came from the Tagalog word “Malabo” referring to the murky river.

In 1997, the local government adopted a resolution declaring September 8, 1800 as the creation of the municipality of Labo.

Economy of Labo

Labo is primarily an agricultural town where rice, corn and coconut are the main products.

Panoramic View of Labo downtown
Panoramic View of Labo downtown (Credit: Facebook Page Video)

Tourist Spots in Labo

Saltahan Falls in Barangay Awitan
Palanas Falls in Barangay Pag-asa
Maligaya Falls in Barangay Submakin
Binuang Falls in Barangay Daguit
Malatap Falls in Barangay Malatap
Burok-Busok Falls in Barangay Bagong Silang II
Turayog Falls in Barangay Fundado
Mt. Labo
Mt. Bagacay
Mt. Cadig Cave
Mambuaya Cave
Pintong Gubat
Busig-on River
Labo River
Matogdon River
Abasig River
Sinag-Tala River
Labo People’s Park
Kukod Kabayo Rest Area
Tan-awan / Bilad na Bato
Parish of Saint John The Apostle & Evangelist
Gen. Vicente R. Lukban Landmark
Battle of Tigbinan Monument
Hagdan Bato
Labo Museum
Veteran’s Monument
Centennial Monument
Basilio Bautista Monument

Festivals in Labo

Busig-on Festival
Feast of Saint John the Apostle
Marian Festival
Map of Labo Municipality in Camarines Norte

See also: Profile of Mayor Joseph Ascutia, Governor Edgardo Tallado

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