Cawayan Masbate Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Cawayan is a 2nd class coastal municipality of Masbate Province in the Bicol Region, Philippines.

Municipal Hall in Cawayan Masbate
Municipal Hall in Cawayan, Masbate (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Cawayan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Masbate Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Uson and Dimasalang (north), Placer (east), Milagros (northwest)
Area –> 260.19 km2 (100.46 sq mi)
Population –> 67,033 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 148,346,891.97
Barangays –> 37
Terrain –> Hilly with coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Masbateno, Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 3rd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Wilton “Tonton” Kho
Mayor –> Edgar Condor
Vice Mayor –> Ester C. Binsol

History of Cawayan

The town of Cawayan is named after the local term for the bamboo grass that abounds in the area. It was formerly a territory of Milagros before it became a separate municipality on August 27, 1949 by virtue of an Executive Order No. 662 issued by President Elpidio Quirino.

Economy of Cawayan

Cawayan is an agricultural town where rice, coconut and fish are the major products. The town has a thriving cattle ranching and crab meat industries.

Tourist Spots in Cawayan

Tagauayan Island
Guinlobngan Island

Guinlobngan Island
Cawayan, Masbate

Photo by Fernando Presno

Posted by Why Masbate, Philippines? on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bitlig Beach
Mount Begia with Stations of the Cross
Naro and Peña Islets
Recodo Bay Marine Sanctuary
Barangay Divisoria Open Market
Saint Isidore Parish Church

Festivals in Cawayan

Kahamugaway Festival

Map of Cawayan Municipality in Masbate Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Edgar Condor, Governor Antonio Kho

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