Maydolong, Eastern Samar

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Map of Eastern Samar showing the location of Maydolong
Map of Eastern Samar showing the location of Maydolong
Maydolong is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°30′N 125°30′E / 11.500°N 125.500°E / 11.500; 125.500Coordinates: 11°30′N 125°30′E / 11.500°N 125.500°E / 11.500; 125.500
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Established May 1, 1951
Barangays 20
 • Mayor Henry M. Afable
 • Vice-Mayor Daniel E. Baldono
 • Total 399.63 km2 (154.30 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 13,614
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6802
Dialing code 055

Maydolong is a fourth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,614 people.[3] With a size of 399.63 km² it is the third largest municipality of Eastern Samar,[2] and is subdivided into 20 barangays. Maydolong proper consists of seven barangays.


There are two stories about the naming of Maydolong. Officially accepted by the Sangguniang Bayan is the story of a fisherman who used to travel to the village of Matnog. Because they needed to rest from their travel along the east coast of Samar, these fisherman used to say "Matnog it Dolong" which means "the bow must point to Matnog" in the local dialect. This saying got shortened to Maydolong, which eventually became the name of the village.[4]


Maydolong was created from the barrios of Maydolong, Balogo, Maybocog, Omawas, Tagaslian, Kampakirit, Suribao, Mayburak, Kanmanungdong, Malobago, Tabi, Maytigbao, and Kanluterio, May 1, 1951. These barrios used to belong to the provincial capital Borongan, Eastern Samar.[5]


Maydolong is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[2]

  • Camada
  • Campakerit (Botay)
  • Canloterio
  • Del Pilar
  • Guindalitan
  • Lapgap
  • Malobago
  • Maybocog
  • Maytigbao
  • Omawas
  • Patag
  • Barangay Poblacion 1
  • Barangay Poblacion 2
  • Barangay Poblacion 3
  • Barangay Poblacion 4
  • Barangay Poblacion 5
  • Barangay Poblacion 6
  • Barangay Poblacion 7
  • San Gabriel
  • Tagaslian


Population census of Maydolong
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,656 —    
1995 12,201 +2.57%
2000 11,741 −0.82%
2007 12,766 +1.16%
2010 13,614 +2.37%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "The History of Maydolong". Municipality of Maydolong. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  5. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Maydolong, province of Samar". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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