Vinzons History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Vinzons is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Camarines Norte Province in Region 5 or Bicol Region, Philippines.
Profile of Vinzons Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern Part of Camarines Norte (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Talisay and San Vicente (south), Labo and Paracale (west)
Area –> 141.43 sq. km2 (54.61 sq mi)
Population –> 43,485 (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 –> 19
Revenue (2016) –> 104,637,254.13
Legislative District –> Second
Government Officials
Congressman –> Marisol Conejos-Panotes
Mayor –> Eleanor Segundo
Vice Mayor –> Joaquin Emmanuel G. Pimentel
Municipal Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members):
Alexis Bardon
Raul Elep
Biboy Valeros
Edwin Pajarillo
Augorio Guinto
Ex Officio (Liga ng mga Barangay): Jose T. Segundo

History of Vinzons

The town of Vinzons was formerly called Tacboan but later, it was changed to Indan. It got its present name to honor one of its greatest sons, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons who was a former governor and former delegate to the 1935 constitutional convention. He organized a guerilla resistance movement against the Japanese during World War II but he was captured and executed.

Vinzons was established by the Franciscan priests in 1581. Fr. Losar was the first Parish Priest who built a church in honor of St. Peter.

Economy of Vinzons

Vinzons is primarily a farming and fishing town. Rice, coconut and fish are the main products.

Tourism is fast becoming an alternative source of income. The beaches of calaguas Island is one of the best in the Philippines but it is still less known than beaches like Boracay or Cagbalete.

Tourist Spots in Vinzons

Calaguas Island with its stunning beaches

St. Peter the Apostle Church

Vinzons Camarines Norte
Another View of Calaguas Island in Vinzons, Camarines Norte (Credit: Facebook Page

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

Festivals in Vinzons

Tacboan Festival

Map of Vinzons Municipality in Camarines Norte

See also: Profile of Mayor Eleanor Segundo , Governor Edgardo Tallado

Vinzons Camarines Norte
Another View of Calaguas Island in Vinzons, Camarines Norte (Credit: Facebook Page

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