Mulanay, Quezon

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Map of Quezon showing the location of Mulanay
Map of Quezon showing the location of Mulanay
Mulanay is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°30′N 122°25′E / 13.500°N 122.417°E / 13.500; 122.417Coordinates: 13°30′N 122°25′E / 13.500°N 122.417°E / 13.500; 122.417
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 3rd district of Quezon
Barangays 28
 • Mayor Joselito A. Ojeda
 • Total 420.00 km2 (162.16 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 50,826
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4312
Dialing code 42
Income class 1st class; partially urban

Mulanay is a first class sub-urban municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 50,826 people.[3]

This place is situated on the Bondoc Peninsula; its geographical coordinates are 13° 31' 20" North, 122° 24' 15" East and its original name was Malunay. Mulanay is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east from Lucena City.[4]

The town proper, with her plain landscape, is a coastal town facing the Tayabas Bay.


Mulanay is politically subdivided into 28 barangays.[2]

  • Ajos
  • Amuguis
  • Anonang
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bagupaye
  • Barangay Poblacion 1
  • Barangay Poblacion 2
  • Barangay Poblacion 3
  • Barangay Poblacion 4
  • Bolo
  • Buenavista
  • Burgos
  • Butanyog
  • Canuyep
  • F. Nanadiego
  • Ibabang Cambuga
  • Ibabang Yuni
  • Ilayang Cambuga (Mabini)
  • Ilayang Yuni
  • Latangan
  • Magsaysay
  • Matataja
  • Pakiing
  • Patabog
  • Sagongon
  • San Isidro
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Rosa


A 10th-century burial site was discovered in the Kamhantik forest which signified an early settlement around the mountain.[5][6]

Some legends, would relate Mulanay to have derived its name from the Tagalog word Malunay which means "Plenty of Lunay". Lunay is the vernacular term for Pili wax which were abundant in the area.

In 1600, Franciscan missionaries evangelized the area for the Roman Catholic church. However, its civil foundation as a municipality effected only in 1745 thru the approval of the King of Spain as contained in his royal decree. This town at that time, encompasses the municipal territories of San Narciso, San Francisco, Catanauan and which if measured will be as big as the province of Bataan. The original town of Mulanay was composed of only six barangays.

The first town head of Mulanay during the Spanish regime was Alcalde Mayor Bustaquio Manlangit, while the first town mayor during the American occupation was Mayor Atanacio Ojeda. At present, Mulanay is composed of a total twenty eight barangays, four of which comprised the town proper.


Population census of Mulanay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 38,606 —    
1995 43,617 +2.31%
2000 45,903 +1.10%
2007 48,538 +0.77%
2010 50,826 +1.69%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Local government[edit]

Town Hall and Rizal Monument

Elected officials 2013-2016:[1]

  • Mayor: Joselito Aguirre Ojeda
  • Vice-Mayor: Fernandito T. Baronia
  • Councilors:
    • Kristine A. Aguirre-Adao
    • Isidro M. Fuerte
    • Edgardo R. Sebuc
    • Elizabeth E. Acar
    • Jay E. Castilleja
    • Jose P. Pineda Jr.
    • Bonifacio M. Belen
    • Alexander Derrick B. Morales


Amuguis Falls
Amuguis Falls are located in Barangay Amuguis, Mulanay. With its own distinct and unique characteristics, waterfalls are undeveloped tourist destination. They are surrounded by forest trees and big rock formation where local folks usually go for picnics and gathering.
Malaking Bato
The century old legendary boulder along the coast of Barangay Sta. Rosa which had been famous as a unique picnic spot among the residents and visitors alike.
KAMHANTIK Archeological Site
A thousand old limestone-curved burial site of ancient people declared as a certified historical site by the National Museum of the Philippines.


  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 November 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 27 November 2013. 
  4. ^,quezon_to_lucena_city
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