Nasipit, Agusan del Norte

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Lungsod sa Nasipit
Municipality of Nasipit
Municipal Hall, 2014
Municipal Hall, 2014
Flag of Nasipit
Official seal of Nasipit
Nickname(s): Gateway to Agusan del Norte
Motto: "It's More Fun in Nasipit!"
Map of Agusan del Norte with Nasipit highlighted
Map of Agusan del Norte with Nasipit highlighted
Country Philippines
Region Caraga Region
Province Agusan del Norte
District 2nd District of ADN
Municipality August 1, 1929
Barangays 19
 • Mayor Enrico R. Corvera
 • Vice Mayor Dick Victor B. Carmona
 • Congressman Erlpe John M. Amante
 • Land 144.40 km2 (55.75 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 40,663
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8602
Dialing code 85
Income class 3rd Class Municipality
Languages Cebuano, Boholano, Filipino, English

Nasipit (Cebuano/Binisaya: Lungsod sa Nasipit ; Filipino: Bayan ng Nasipit) is a third class municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 national census, it has a population of 40,663 people.[4]

Whereas, the Port of Nasipit is the major seaport or base port in the province of Agusan del Norte. The Philippine Ports Authority PPA assigned PMO Nasipit as an International Base port. [5]


An international tanker ship "Amazona" docking at Nasipit harbor.

The recorded history of Nasipit can be traced back to as early as 1880s when it was declared as a pueblo by the Spanish colonizers. According to townsfolk, its name may derived to an incident where a native, immediately after being bitten by a crab, was asked the name of the place by an immigrant. Misunderstanding the question, the native answered “na-si-pit” meaning bitten by a crab. Since then, the town became known as Nasipit.

Nasipit was officially separated from the municipality of Butuan on August 1, 1929. It became a municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 181 issued by Acting Governor General Eugene Gilmore of the U.S. Army. A proposal to change its name to Aurora was initiated by former Governor Teofisto Guingona Sr. but due to the strong opposition from townsfolk, the name Nasipit was retained.

In 1949 the barrios of Carmen, Tagcatong, Cahayagan and San Agustin, formerly part of this municipality, became the town of Carmen by virtue of Republic Act No. 380 which was approved on June 15, 1949.[6]


Nasipit lies in the northwestern part of the province. It is bounded in the east and south by the municipality of Buenavista, in the west by the municipality of Carmen, and in the north by Butuan Bay.

It is 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Butuan City and is 175 kilometres (109 mi) northeast of Cagayan de Oro City. It is accessible by sea through the inter-island vessels docking in the Nasipit International Seaport, to destinations such as Manila, Cebu, Bohol, and Cagayan de Oro.


Nasipit Town Hall in 2007

Nasipit is politically subdivided into 19 barangays. Of these, 5 are urban and 14 are rural.[2] There are 9 coastal barangays namely: Cubi-Cubi, Ata-Atahon, Punta, Brgy. 1 Apagan (Pob.), Talisay (where the seaport is situated), Sta. Ana, Camagong, Amontay and Aclan

  • Aclan
  • Amontay
  • Ata-atahon
  • Camagong
  • Cubi-cubi
  • Culit
  • Jaguimitan
  • Kinabjangan
  • Barangay 1 - Apagan (Pob.)
  • Barangay 2 - Apagan (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 - Green Valley (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 - Town Proper(Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Punta
  • Santa Ana
  • Talisay
  • Triangulo


Population census of Nasipit
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 34,084 —    
1995 34,255 +0.09%
2000 35,817 +0.96%
2007 38,096 +0.85%
2010 40,663 +2.40%
Source: National Statistics Office[4]

The population statistics was based on the National Statistics Office' census of 2007 and 2010.

Barangay Population (2007) Population (2010)[4]
2,053 2,217
1,806 1,658
1,443 1,614
4,235 4,917
1,191 1,291
2,671 3,074
1,027 1,374
3,272 3,591
Barangay 1 Poblacion
1,180 1,159
Barangay 2 Poblacion
1,166 1,216
Barangay 3 Poblacion
895 969
Barangay 4 Poblacion
727 822
Barangay 5 Poblacion
1,328 1,506
Barangay 6 Poblacion
1,505 1,466
Barangay 7 Poblacion
1,645 1,636
3,729 3,613
Santa Ana
1,879 2,110
3,740 3,668
2,604 2,762


The municipality of Nasipit was identified by the Caraga Regional Development Council (Caraga RDC) through Resolution Number 44 Series of 1996, as the Regional Agri-Industrial Growth Center (RAGC) of the Caraga Region. The municipality's identification as the RAGC and its inclusion in the Agusan Norte Special Economic Zone (ANSEZ) can be attributed to the establishment of the Nasipit Agusan del Norte Industrial Estate (NANIE). Covering a total of 296.9 hectares and located within Barangays Camagong and Talisay, the proposed estate is envisaged to be an industrial nucleus or manufacturing center in the province where industrial plants, bonded warehouses, container yards and other industrial facilities will be located and made available to investors.


Facade of the Saint Michael the Archangel Parish
The old inside shot of Saint Michael Parish in Nasipit now it is repainted into yellow color.

Town's Fiesta Celebration[edit]

Nasipit celebrates its annual fiesta every 29th of September in honor to the town’s patron saint, St. Michael, the Archangel, which includes thanksgiving mass, parade and week before the day of fiesta activities.

Araw ng Nasipit[edit]

Araw ng Nasipit (Day of Nasipit), the day celebrated the anniversary of the townhood of Nasipit from 1929 after it was a barrio of Butuan.

Saint Michael the Archangel Parish Church[edit]

Located at the heart of the town, it was built by MSC[disambiguation needed] or Dutch Priests during 60’s. Nowadays, the church was renovated and makes it as good as it is. Recently the altar of the church was constructed on its new image. When, Rev. Fr. Gaby Avelino took the helm as the Parish Priest there were many developments one of this is the new look of the altar.


Nasipit poblacion

Municipality of Nasipit can be access through the Mindanao PAN Philippine highway.


Bancasi Airport of Butuan and Laguindingan Airport of Cagayan de Oro. PAL and Cebu Pacific have daily flights from Manila to Butuan and v.v. Cebu-Butuan-Cebu flights via Cebu Pacific scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and PAL.


Through the Port of Nasipit. There are several major shipping lines serving the Manila and Cebu routes namely: 2GO Travel, Carlos A. Gothong shipping lines, Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation and Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc.


Nasipit can be reached by riding jeepney, van, multicabs and buses from Butuan in 45 minutes and 4 hours to 5 hours by bus from Cagayan de Oro city. The public mode of transportation in Nasipit is by tricycle similar in Butuan City.


Elementary schools:

  • Nasipit Central Elementary School - West Central
  • Kinabjangan Central Elementary School - East Central
  • Saint Michael College of Caraga
  • Northwestern Agusan Colleges
  • Punta Elementary School
  • Talisay Elementary School
  • Camagong Elementary School
  • Aclan Elementary School
  • Ata-Atahon Elementary School
  • Jaguimitan Elementary School
  • Sta. Ana Elementary School
  • Triangulo Elementary School
  • Cubi-Cubi Elementary School
  • Amontay Elementary School
  • Culit Elementary School

High schools and colleges:

  • Saint Michael College of Caraga
  • Jaguimitan National High School
  • Culit National High School
  • Liceo de Agusan
  • Nasipit National High School (NNHS/IS)
  • Nasipit National Vocational School
  • Northwestern Agusan Colleges
  • Nasipit Institute
  • Pacifican Institute of Agusan
  • Virginia Institute of Technology
  • Nasipit Institute of Technology
  • Ata-atahon National High School


Communication system[edit]


Mobile communications:

Cable companies:


FM Stations:

Frequency Name Call Sign Owned Live Stream Website Address Covered Location
93.7 Radyo Serbisyo DXRR Ronald N. Timogan None None Brgy. 6, VHAO Building, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte Nasipit, Agusan del Norte

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: AGUSAN DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities" (PDF). 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  4. ^ 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 1 April 2014. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Act creating the municipality of Carmen in the province of Agusan". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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