Buenavista, Quezon

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Official seal of Buenavista
Map of Quezon showing the location of Buenavista
Map of Quezon showing the location of Buenavista
Buenavista is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°44′22″N 122°28′3″E / 13.73944°N 122.46750°E / 13.73944; 122.46750Coordinates: 13°44′22″N 122°28′3″E / 13.73944°N 122.46750°E / 13.73944; 122.46750
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 3rd district of Quezon
Formed August 26, 1950
Barangays 37
 • Mayor Maria Remedios Uri-Rivera
 • Total 161.35 km2 (62.30 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 29,053
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4320
Dialing code 42
Income class 4th class; partially urban

Buenavista is a third-class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 29,053 people.[3] It used to be called Piris.


Buenavista is politically subdivided into 37 barangays.[2]

  • Bagong Silang
  • Batabat Norte
  • Batabat Sur
  • Buenavista
  • Bukal
  • Bulo
  • Cabong
  • Cadlit
  • Catulin
  • Cawa
  • De La Paz
  • Del Rosario
  • Hagonghong
  • Ibabang Wasay
  • Ilayang Wasay
  • Lilukin
  • Mabini
  • Mabutag
  • Magallanes
  • Maligaya (Esperanza)
  • Manlana
  • Masaya
  • Poblacion
  • Rizal
  • Sabang Pinamasagan
  • Sabang Piris
  • San Diego
  • San Isidro Ibaba
  • San Isidro Ilaya
  • San Pablo
  • San Pedro (Villa Rodrigo)
  • San Vicente
  • Siain
  • Villa Aurora
  • Villa Batabat
  • Villa Magsaysay
  • Villa Veronica


Population census of Buenavista
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 20,060 —    
1995 21,376 +1.20%
2000 22,840 +1.43%
2007 24,798 +1.14%
2010 29,053 +5.93%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Piris was its former name. It was a mere hamlet of the municipality of Guinanyagan, province of Quezon and remained as such for quite a number of years until it finally became a municipality. Buenavista is now its official name which means beautiful view. Its original name was Piri as engraved in the oldest church bell which was donated by one Don Jose Casal in the year 1866. It used to be located in the Sitio of Pinagbayanan situated in the western side of the Piris River which is about one a half kilometers away from the present town site. This place became the choice of the founders who were a mixture of Bicolanos and Visayans to enable them to easily escape the Moro raids that were prevalent during the olden times. When the raids finally subsided, the barrio of Piris was transferred to its present location. The word Piri was changed to Piris and later re-changed to Piris.[citation needed]

Buenavista has a land area of 16,113 hectares and is situated on the Bondoc Peninsula. At present It is a fifth class municipality. Its population is 21,355 as per latest official census and it has 37 barangays. Its climate is classified as type 3 which means the rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. The main dialect is Filipino, although the Bicolanos, Visayan and Ilocano dialect are being commonly used in the barangays.


The municipality of Buenavista is located on the eastern part of Quezon Province. It is bounded on the Northern part of Guinayangan, Quezon, on the south by the town of San Narciso, on the western part by Lopez and Catanauan and on the east by Ragay Gulf towards Bicol Region. The municipality is about 226 km Southeast of Metro Manila and about 114 km. Southeast of provincial Capital, the city of Lucena. It is accessible by land via Lopez and Catanauan or in water transportation via Guinayangan from Lucena City.


Buenavista is primarily upland municipality characterized by ragged terrain, generally hilly or mountainous with high plains, valleys and swamps. It lies on different slopes from 0-15% and above. There are three (3) types of soil that covers the municipality. These are Faraon Clay, Catanauan Clay loam and Bolinao Clay loam. This is the most extensive upland soil of the province mostly found in Bondoc Peninsula. Faraon Clay loam covers about 13,133.75 hectares which is 85% of the total land area of the municipality, 10%is said to be catanauan Clay loam and 5% of the total land area in Bolinao Clay loam. The greater portion of the soil types is used for grazing. The low lying hills are planted to coconut and seasonal crops like corn, root crops, and fruit bearing trees.

Catanauan Clay loam is found in the valley is used mostly on paddy rice field, while Bolinao Clay loam is devoted to coconut, bananas and other crops and some part has a mineral deposit like in Brgy. Bulo and Cadlit. Cabong

Cabong is a barangay of the Philippine municipality Buenavista in the province Quezon in Calabarzon which is part of the Luzon group of islands.

Cabong is one of the barangays which are in the outlying area of Municipality Buenavista.

The municipality Buenavista with a population of about 24,798 and its 37 barangays belong to the partly urban areas in the Philippines. While some of the barangays developed modern urban structures, some others, especially those which are seated in the outlying areas, remained rural. By the end of 2007 Cabong had 686 residents.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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