Labo,  Camarines Norte

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Labo is a first class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 92,041 people.

 

 

Local Chief Executive

   

Municipal Mayor - JOSEPH ASCUTIA
Office - Office of the Mayor, Labo, Cam. Norte
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Geography

The town of Labo is geographically located relatively at the center of the province of Camarines Norte. It is approximately 335 kilometers south of Manila and 15 kilometers away from Daet, the capital town of the province. It is situated at the coordinates between 14°01'06" and 14°11" North latitudes and 122°21'00" and 122°52'20" East longitudes. On the North, it is bounded by the municipalities of Paracale, Jose Panganiban, and Capalonga, on the South, by the province of Quezon, adjoining province of Camarines Sur, on the East by the municipalities of Vinzons and San Vicente, and on the West by the municipality of Sta. Elena. The Maharlika highway links this municipality to provinces and cities of the Bicol Region and the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) region.

Its aggregate land area of 648.84 km² occupies more than 25% of the total land area of the province. Its 52 component barangays represent 18.44% of the total barangays of the province. There are ten (10) classified as urban barangays namely Bagacay, Cabusay, Fundado, Anahaw, Bagong Silang I, Dalas, Gumamela, Kalamunding, Malasugui, Pinya, San Francisco, Talobatib and Tulay na Lupa, and the remaining forty two are considered as rural.

The surface of the municipality is generally rugged, rolling hills and mountainous terrain with relative small rollings and flat terrain. Mt. Cadig (736 m above sea level), Mt. Labo(943 m above sea level), Mt. Bagacay (786 m above sea level) and Mt. Nalisbitan (265 m above sea level) form the Southern Cordillera. Boundaries of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Quezon provinces converge on Mt. Labo, which is the highest peak in the province. Mt. Bagacay serves as a boundary between municipalities of Paracale and Labo and it as well guards the municipality from strong north winds especially during typhoons. Mt. Labo, Mt. Bagacay, and Mt. Cadig are the three major known dormant volcanoes in the municipality. The northwest portion of the municipality is greatly affected by 2 major fault and earthquake lines accruing in the province, while other trends affect north-northwest along Mt. Cadig passing through the barangays of Guisican and Bayabas. Like its neighbors, Panganiban and Paracale, there is a vast deposit of gold ore in the mountains of Labo, Camarines Norte. It is believed that Mt. Bagacay hides the treasures of Gen. Yamashita and is the target of both local and foreign treasure hunters and bounty seekers.

 

Barangays

Labo is politically subdivided into 52 barangays.

  • Anameam

  • Awitan

  • Baay 

  • Bagacay

  • Bagong Silang I

  • Bagong Silang II

  • Bakiad

  • Bautista 

  • Bayabas

  • Bayan-bayan

  • Benit 

  • Anahaw

  • Gumamela 

  • San Francisco 

  • Kalamunding

  • Bulhao

  • Cabatuhan

  • Cabusay

  • Calabasa

  • Canapawan

  • Daguit

  • Dalas

  • Dumagmang

  • Exciban

  • Fundado 

  • Guinacutan

  • Guisican

  • Iberica

  • Lugui

  • Mabilo I

  • Mabilo II

  • Macogon 

  • Mahawan-hawan 

  • Malangcao-Basud

  • Malasugui

  • Malatap

  • Malaya

  • Malibago

  • Maot 

  • Masalong 

  • Matanlang

  • Napaod 

  • Pag-Asa 

  • Pangpang 

  • Pinya 

  • San Antonio 

  • Santa Cruz

  • Bagong Silang III

  • Submakin

  • Talobatib

  • Tigbinan 

  • Tulay Na Lupa

 

Population

1995 - 77,414

2000 - 81,388

2007 - 88,087

2010 - 92,041

 

Economy

Waterfalls

  • Saltahan Falls - barangay Awitan

  • Palanas Falls - barangay Pag-asa

  • Maligaya Falls - barangay Submakin

  • Binuan Falls - barangay Daguit

  • Malatap Falls - barangay Malatap

  • Burok-Busok Falls - barangay Bagong Silang II

  • Turayog Falls - barangay Fundado

Caves

  • Mt. Cadig Cave - Located at Mt. Cadig, barangay Bayabas. Along the highway it is 52 km drive from the town proper. From Maharlika highway it can be hiked via barangay Bayabas or barangay Guisican. Hills, trees and rocky slopes hide this cave from view. The cave is composed of several dark compartments of stalactites and stalagmites. This cave is getting attention to become town's priority tourist attraction.

  • Mambuaya Cave - barangay Fundado

  • Pintong Gubat

Rivers

  • Busig-on River
  • Labo River
  • Matogdon River
  • Abasig River - barangay Baay

Resorts

  • Donya Eusebia Resort and Restaurant
  • Ina's Resort
  • Sinagtala Resort
  • Nature's Resort
  • Recreation and hiking
  • Saltahan Falls - barangay Awitan
  • Labo People's Park
  • Kukod Kabayo Rest Area
  • Tan-awan / Bilad na Bato - barangay Fundado

Festivals and cultural entertainment

  • Busig-on Festival
  • May Festival
  • Agro-Industrial Fair
  • Search for "Miss Labo"
  • Search for "Mr. Labo"
  • Miss Gay Beauty Pageant
  • Annual Marian Exhibit and procession - held every 8th of September as part of Mary´s birthday celebration and the founding anniversary of Labo, an exposition of priceless arts composed of antiques, vintages and new images of Maria the mother of Jesus. The local artisans, camameros and florists of Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur joined together in cooperation with the local government of Labo and the Diocese of Daet for the preparation of this event, from the exhibition ended with Marian procession.

Historical landmarks

  • Gen. Vicente R. Lukban Landmark
  • Battle of Tigbinan
  • Hagdan Bato
  • Labo Museum
  • Veteran's Monument
  • Centennial Monument
  • Basilio Bautista

Churches

  • Parish of Saint John The Apostle & Evangelist
  • Parish of Saint Cajetan in Tulay na Lupa
  • Parish of Saint Didacus of Alcala in Bagong Silang
  • Quasi-Parish of the Holy Family in Talobatib
  • Holy Trinity College Seminary in Bautista

Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labo,_Camarines_Norte 

  Source: wikipedia.org

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