OFFICIAL SEAL OF CAPALONGA, CAMARINES NORTE


The Official Seal of this municipality bears the words “BAYAN NG CAPALONGA, CAMARINES NORTE” inscribed in a circle with 22 stars on top representing its 22 Barangays over sun rays behind mountains that means Capalonga, Camarines Norte has a rolling terrain and mountainous land, below are rice fields over the two of the most important agricultural economy of the municipality, fishing and coconut industry, and is surrounded by the colors white on top, blue on the left, and red on the right, representing the national flag of the Philippines, and at the center lies the image of the miraculous “BLACK NAZARENE” which make Capalonga famous in the four corners of the Philippines.

Demographical Profile

The population of the Municipality of Capalonga can be characterized as relatively low, placed at 32,215 and 7,169 households. Most of the population are predominantly original residents of the municipality. It manifests limited out-migration and can be related to the somewhat isolation of the municipality before due to difficult accessibility.

In terms of population distribution by barangays, there are four most populated barangays namely; Poblacion – 3,366; Catioan – 3,237; Calabaca – 2,872 and Alayao – 2,837 while barangays Villa Belen – 619; San Antonio – 591; San Isidro – 219 and Lukbanan – 605 have the least population. These can be attributed to inaccessibility and socio-economic considerations.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE LGU




"Geographical Profile"


The Municipality of Capalonga, Camarines Norte is located on the northwestern part of Camarines Norte Province in the Bicol Region or more specifically lies between 122º and 123º longitude and between 14º and 15º latitude. It is bounded on the north by Lamon Bay of the Pacific Ocean; on the south by the Municipality of Labo; on the west by the Municipality of Sta. Elena and on the east by the Municipality of Jose Panganiban.

Capalonga is about 78 kms. north of Daet, the capital town of Camarines Norte Province and about 331 kms. southeast of Manila. It is classified as a coastal municipality of the province since nine (9) of its barangays are situated along the Pacific coast and marshes/rivers of five (5) more barangays are inundated/can be reached by sea water dur ing high tides. The physical characteristics of the general terrain of Capalonga are hilly and mountainous except for its fertile hinder lands and plains along coastal areas.




Coastal Barangays Land Area (sq. km.) Roadside/Interior Barangays Land Area (sq. km.)
1.Alayao - 13.76 15.Itok - 14.92
2.Binawangan - 15.52 16.Lukbanan - 22.84
3.Calabaca - 6.80 17.Magsaysay - 19.0223
4.Camagsaan - 10.84 18.Old Camp - 13.52
5.Catioan - 3.04 19.San Antonio - 13.16
6.Catabaguangan - 9.12 20.Tanauan - 55.67
7.Del Pilar - 10.3096 21.Villa Aurora - 18.24
8.Mabini - 13.2146 22.Villa Belen - 7.1530
9.Mactang - 7.00 -
10.Mataque - 18.12 -
11.Población - 1.0705 -
12.San Isidro - 6.40 -
13.San Roque - 7.38 -
14.Ubang - 4.50 -

"Land Area"


Capalonga has a total land area of 291.60 sq. kms. It represents about 12.57% of the total land area of Camarines Norte Province. This municipal land area is distributed among twenty two (22) Barangays.

The urbanized barangays of Poblacion and Catioan has the smallest land areas with 1.07 sq. kms. and 3.04 sq. kms., respectively. On the other hand, the hinter barangays of Tanauan and Lukbanan has the largest land areas with 55.67 sq. kms. and 22.84 sq. kms., respectively. In consideration of this total municipal land area is the disputed boundary between the Municipality of Capalonga and the Municipality of Labo which until now is still unsettled.

Capalonga

Socio-Economic Status

Capalonga is a 3rdclass municipality with the total annual income of P6,161,000.00 during CY 2018 and remains basically an agricultural municipality. The backbone of its economy is primarily dependent on agricultural products and activities. The adherence to the mandates of Republic Act 7160 or Local Government Code of 1991 as well as Republic Act 8435 or Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act vests responsibility to the LGU in ensuring food security as well as economic stability.

For this, the municipality set aside about 134.71 sq. km. or 46.20% of the total land area of 291.60 sq. kms. to be devoted to agricultural crop production exclusive of the remaining 38.63% unutilized agricultural lands utilized for rice, corn and other crops such as vegetables, root crops, fruits and legumes, and 43.33% of which are devoted to coconut plantations. The Municipal Waters along the coastal barangays are a rich source for the abundant sea products of the locality. Inland fishponds of around 150 has. could be found in barangays Alayao, Binawangan, Calabaca, Camagsaan, Catabaguangan and Del Pilar.

EXISTING ROAD NETWORK

Type National(km.) Provincial(km.) Municipal(km.) Barangay(km.) Total(km.)
Concrete 15 3.34 13.84 0 32.18
Asphalt 0.25 7.57 3.98 0 11.8
Gravel 3.75 0.07 1.71 0 5.53
Earth Dirt 1.8 0.1 2.5 22.90 27.3
Total 31.82 11.82 47.3 22.90 113.84
Municipality/Name of Municipal Road Concrete(km.) Asphalt(km.) Gravel(km.) Earth(km.) Total Length(km.)
Capalonga - - - - -
Binawangan - - 0.500 2.397 2.897
Calabaca 0.248 - - 2.500 3.748
Camagsaan 0.442 - - 1.772 2.214
Catioan - - 0.300 - 0.300
Del Pilar 0.200 - - 2.500 2.700
Lukbanan 0.200 - - 7.000 7.200
Mabini 0.215 - - - 0.215
Mabini St. - - - 1.000 1.000
Mactang 0.349 - 1.328 - 1.677
San Isidro - - - 1.000 1.000
San Roque - - - 6.000 6.000
Villa Aurora - - - 6.000 6.000
Villa Belen - - - 1.600 1.600
Sub Total 0.800 - 1.300 34.200 36.300
Municipality/Name of Street Concrete(km.) Asphalt(km.) Gravel(km.) Earth(km.) Total Length(km.)
Capalonga - - - - -
Dalampasigan St. 0.291 - 0.156 - 0.477
Gonzales St. 0.298 - - - 0.298
Costudio St. 0.139 - - - 0.139
Magsaysay St. 0.324 - - - 0.324
Claro M. Recto St. 0.390 - - - 0.390
Quezon St. 0.215 - - - 0.215
Mabini St. 0.327 - - - 0.327
Panganiban St. 0.259 - - - 0.259
J. P. Rizal St. 0.257 - - - 0.257
Vinzons Avenue 1.007 - - - 1.007
Lopez-Jaena St. 0.574 - - - 0.574
Veterans Avenue 0.193 - 0.430 - 0.623
Bagong Bayan St. 0.248 - 0.041 - 0.289
Masagana St. 0.479 - - - 0.479
Bagong Lipunan St. 0.030 - - - 0.030
Imelda Avenue 0.323 - - - 0.323
CARP Road - - 0.293 - 0.293
Lapak St. 0.289 - - - 0.289
Mayor Buenerhes Sasot St. 0.150 - 0.102 - 0.252
Mabini St. Extension - - 0.228 - 0.228
Panganiban St. Extension - - 0.121 - 0.121
J. P. Rizal St. Extension 0.107 - 0.119 - 0.226
Sub Total 3.494 0.069 0.712 0.871 5.146

LAND USE


Build-up Areas 1.2000 sq. km. or 0.41%
Agricultural Areas 188.8088 sq. km. or 64.75%
Forest Areas 101.1400 sq. km. or 34.68%
Road Networks 0.0012 sq. km. or 0.01%
Inland Water Bodies 0.4500 sq. km. or 0.15%
Municipal Water 42.9000 sq. km.

EXISTING URBAN LAND USE


Primary Urban Areas (Residential/Commercial) 1.6787 sq. km.
Institutional Areas 0.0500 sq. km.
Parks and Recreation Areas 0.0020 sq. km.
Agricultural Development Areas 17.1680 sq. km.
Special Use Area (Sanitary Landfill) 0.0400 sq. km.