Calbayog City History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Calbayog is a 1st class city of Samar Province in Eastern Visayas Philippines.

Calbayog City Hall
Calbayog City Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Calbayog City (Geography)
Location –> Northern Part of Western Samar (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> San Isidro, Bobon, Lope de Vega all in Northern Samar (north), Mondragon and Silvino Lobos in Northern Samar (east), Gandara and Santa Margarita (south)
Area –> 880.74 km2 (340.06 sq mi)
Population –> 183,851 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 157
Revenue (2016) –> 1,024,080,886.53
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Waray, Tagalog, English
Government Officials
Congressman –> Edgar Mary Sarmiento
Mayor –> Diego P. Rivera
Vice Mayor –> Christopher Corsiga

History of Calbayog

Calbayog was created as a city on October 16, 1948.

On 1 May 2011, Mayor Reynaldo Uy was murdered by unknown gunmen.
On March 8, 2021, Mayor Ronaldo Aquino was killed on his way to his son’s birthday party. His two bodyguards were also killed.[

Economy, Business and Investment

The city of Calbayog is the commercial and financial center of Samar Island.

Tourist Spots in Calbayog

Guinogo-an Cave
Bangon-Bugtong Falls
Bagacay Beach
Tarangban Falls

Nijaga Park
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

Festival in Calbayog

Sarakiki-Hadang Festival

Map of Calbayog City

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

See also: Biography of Governor Reynolds Michael Tan

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