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Location, Land Use, Political Subdivisions:

The municipality of Guinayangan is one of the thirty nine municipalities comprising Quezon Province.

It is located on the southeastern part of the province, at the east coast of Bondoc Peninsula facing the province of Camarines Sur.

It is bounded on the east by Ragay Gulf, on the west by the municipality of Lopez, on the north by the municipality of Calauag and partly by a navigable river of Viñas and on the south by the municipality of Buenavista.  It is about 132 km. from the provincial capital, Lucena City and about 255 km. from Metro Manila.

It is comprised of fifty four barangays and has a total land area of 22,800 hectares.


Climatic and Geographical Characteristics:

The municipality is generally hilly and mountainous and some barangays are located in the coastal areas.

The Climate in the area falls under Type IV Category (as classified by CORONAS)  were rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the whole year.

The computed mean annual precipitation based on isohyetal map is 2,600mm. The maximum precipitation occurs in October at an average of 450 millimeters while minimum precipitation occurs in April with an average of 78 millimeters. Dry months are recorded in the months of February to August and wet months are recorded in the months of September to January.

The temperature in the area ranges from 21 ºC to 33 ºC.  the warmest months are from March to May while the coolest period is from December to January.

The climate  affects the living condition of the populace especially during heavy downpour, where floods and soil erosions on some part of the municipality occur during this season.


Social Profile:

Based on the latest Census of population conducted by the National Statistic Office (NSO) in May 2010, the municipality  is inhabited by a total of  41,669, of which 21,035 are males and 20,634 are females.  It has a ratio of almost 1:1 which means that the labor force in the area can come from both gender. 

The 2007 Census of Population revealed that the municipality has a total of 39,074 inhabitants compared to 41,669 as recorded for the year 2010 or an average annual population growth rate of 2.17% for that period.  This is higher than the 1.13% annual growth rate registered between the 2000-2010 period.  The May 2010 Census showed that there are 8,961 households in the municipality or an average of almost 5 members per household.  Projected population for CY 2013 is computed at 43,329.  The inhabitants of the area are generally Tagalogs, Batangueños, Caviteños and Bicolanos.  Tagalog is the predominant dialect.

Basic literacy rate was relatively high at 97 percent as of 2000. In absolute terms, 97 percent of those aging 10 years and above where able to read, write and compute.  The urban literacy rate was higher at 98 percent while the rural literacy rate was recorded at 97 percent.

Over-all health facilities and performance indicators revealed an improving health condition in the municipality, albeit moderately.  Except for infant mortality rate where an erratic case was noted, other indicators such as crude death rate, maternal mortality and neonatal deaths had been gradually reduced.  In like manner, health personnel complements such as doctors, nurses and midwives appear to be adequate if taken together.

Just like in any other towns in the country, Roman Catholics account for majority of the population which in Guinayangan is recorded at 93% of the populace.  The rest belong to other churches such as Iglesia ni Cristo, the Protestant Churches and Islam.

Based on the latest labor and employment figure, the total labor force was posted at 20,585 with 94 percent employment rate.  Of the 20,354 employed, 51 percent were absorbed by the agricultural sector while the remaining 49 percent were working for the non-agricultural sector.


Power and Electricity:

Electric power for Guinayangan is distributed by Quezon Electric Cooperative (QUEZELCO I).  As of the latest available data, Quezelco I effective coverage in the municipality is 100 percent of the total number of barangays but only about 5,840 households are energized which is 65.17 percent of the total households in the municipality.


Communication Facilities:

The KABALIKAT CIVICOM is responsible for transmitting, receiving and providing radio communication services to the public.  It has a transmitter station at the Poblacion which relays the inter-provincial telegraph system.   A telegraph station with a radio and HF/CW facility serves the municipality.  Supplementing these are VHF/UHF radio communication equipments located at the municipal building for emergency purposes and connecting barangay communications.  Guinayangan receives regular television broadcasting from Gulf Side Video Network (GVN).

The municipality has one postal office located at the municipal public market site.  It is managed by the Philippine Postal Corporation.  The location of the postal office at barangay Calimpak makes it accessible to both northern and southern sections of the town.

Telephone services are extended by SANTELCOR.  Its main office is situated at the Poblacion area. The system provides the subscribers with domestic long distance and overseas telephone calls as well as internet services.  Two 60m high GLOBE GSM Tower were erected to provide mobile phone services. One is located at the town proper and one is located at Barangay Sta. Cruz which serve as relay station of other GLOBE GSM Towers in the nearby municipalities of Tagkawayan, Calauag and Lopez.  A 45m high SMART Tower is also erected at Barangay Calimpak just a few meters from the municipal cemetery.  A 45m high SUN CELLULAR Tower also exist in the municipality.  Its tower is located in brgy. Himbubulo Este. Sometime in late 1990's the presence of Telepono sa Barangay Project of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) exists in the 10 most highly populated Barangays in the municipality that include among others the rural Barangays of Aloneros, Gapas, Sintones, Arbismen, and Capuluan Tulon.  Telepono sa Barangay Project is not operational now.


Economic Profile:

Guinayangan is primarily an agricultural municipality with 68 percent of its total land area devoted to agricultural production.  Fish production is another major economic activity of the municipality’s 15 coastal barangays.

The major crop grown is coconut with 79 percent of the total agricultural land uses devoted to coconut production.  Other crops grown in the municipality are corn, rice, banana, citrus, rootcrops, vegetables and coffee.  Majority of the farmers are also raising livestock and poultry for family consumption and also as a source of additional income for their families.  Other existing animal productions are basically for home consumption.

There are only a few types of economic support facilities and institutions or tertiary level sectors in Guinayangan.  These are the wholesale and retail subsector, transportation, communication and storage, financial institutions and business services, and community, social and personal services subsector.

There are only few financial institutions in the municipality. The only savings and loan services available in the locality are the ones provided by the Quezon Capital Rural Bank (QCRB - Guinayangan Branch) and by the Rural Bank of Atimonan, Inc. (Guinayangan Branch).


Name of Barangay


Area (in hectares) Population (2010)
   1.  A. Mabini




   2.  Aloneros III 51.30 1,706
   3.  Arbismen IX 524.40 936
   4.  Bagong Silang I 524.40 541
   5.  Balinarin IV 364.80 341
   6.  Bukal Maligaya III 285.00 262
   7.  Cabibihan II 305.20 203
   8.  Cabong Norte IX 421.80 785
   9.  Cabong Sur IX 615.60 316
 10.  Calimpak VI 798.00 4,839
 11.  Capuluan Central IX 615.00 1,568
 12.  Capuluan Tulon IX 342.00 1,000
 13.  Dancalan Caimawan VIII 649.00 1,091
 14.  Dancalan Central II 239.40 650
 15.  Danlagan Batis III 269.40 316
 16.  Danlagan Cabayao II 102.60 176
 17.  Danlagan Central VIII 239.40 592
 18.  Danlagan Reserva II 165.30 506
 19.  Del Rosario I 290.70 200
 20.  Dungawan Central VII 615.60 713
 21.  Dungawan Paalyunan V 900.00 845
 22.  Dungawan Pantay V 285.00 295
 23.  Ermita IV 273.60 202
 24.  Gapas III 809.40 663
 25.  Himbubulo Este VI 250.80 510
 26.  Himbubulo Weste V 467.40 489
 27.  Hinbaan IV 353.40 572
 28.  Ligpit Bantayan VIII 877.80 1,250
 29.  Lubigan VIII 239.40 444
 30.  Magallanes VII 581.40 517
 31.  Magsaysay V 290.70 299
 32.  Manggagawa VI 102.60 3,050
 33.  Manggalang V 285.00 354
 34.  Manlayo VI 91.20 1,920
 35.  Poblacion VI 68.40 2,017
 36.  Salacan IV 228.00 952
 37.  San Antonio III 330.60 607
 38.  San Isidro IX 957.60 843
 39.  San Jose I 883.50 142
 40.  San Lorenzo VII 524.40 321
 41.  San Luis I I 541.40 373
 42.  San Luis II I 798.00 980
 43.  San Miguel II 114.00 216
 44.  San Pedro I V 235.60 446
 45.  San Pedro II I 1,299.60 289
 46.  San Roque IV 233.70 482
 47.  Sta. Cruz IV 108.30 784
 48.  Sta. Maria VII 148.00 465
 49.  Sta. Teresita VII 513.00 389
 50.  Sintones VIII 501.60 790
 51.  Sisi VI 262.20 1,467
 52.  Tikay III 216.60 308
 53.  Triumpo II 330.60 487
 54.  Villa HIwasayan VIII 102.60 440



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