Pinabacdao, Samar

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Pinabacdao Municipality
Shoreline of Pinabacdao
Shoreline of Pinabacdao
Official seal of Pinabacdao Municipality
Motto: "Small Town, Big Dreams"
Map of Samar with Pinabacdao highlighted
Map of Samar with Pinabacdao highlighted
Pinabacdao Municipality is located in Philippines
Pinabacdao Municipality
Pinabacdao Municipality
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°37′N 124°59′E / 11.617°N 124.983°E / 11.617; 124.983Coordinates: 11°37′N 124°59′E / 11.617°N 124.983°E / 11.617; 124.983
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Samar
Congr. district 2nd district of Samar
Established 1749
Reestablished July 16, 1946
Barangays 24
 • Mayor Mario L. Quijano, M.D.
 • Total 183.06 km2 (70.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 16,208
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Pinabakdawanon
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6716
Dialing code 55
Mayaw-Mayaw Festival of Pinabacdao
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish interior

Pinabacdao (formerly known as Pinabagdao) is a fourth class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 16,208.[3]

It is considered as the center of rice production in the province of Samar, and known for its "Mayao-Mayao Festival" which is celebrated annually. Barangay Botoc is the seat of government, and the economic, cultural, educational, trade and industry center. It lies at the southwest central coast of Samar Island and crossed along by the Pan-Philippine Highway (Daang Maharlika/National Road).


The Municipality of Pinabacdao is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Bangon (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 2 (Poblacion)
  • Botoc (Poblacion- Municipal Building))
  • Bugho
  • Calampong
  • Canlobo
  • Catigawan
  • Dolores (Poblacion)
  • Lale
  • Lawaan
  • Laygayon
  • Layo
  • Loctob
  • Madalunot
  • Magdawat
  • Poblacion Mambog (Municipal Center)
  • Manaing
  • Nabong (Poblacion)
  • Obayan (Poblacion)
  • Pahug
  • Parasanon (Poblacion)
  • Pelaon
  • San Isidro


Pinabacdao was established in 1749 but became a barrio in 1902 as part of the Municipality of Calbiga. It was then reestablished by Executive Order No. 02 series of 1946 issued by President Manuel A. Roxas, and separated from Calbiga as a reestablished municipality on July 16, 1946.


Population census of Pinabacdao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,361 —    
1995 11,590 +2.12%
2000 13,167 +2.77%
2007 14,492 +1.33%
2010 16,208 +4.16%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


Primary schools:

  • Bugho Primary School (BPS)
  • Canlobo Primary School (CanPS)
  • Catigawan Primary School (CPS)
  • Dolores Primary School (DPS)
  • Loctob Primary School (LPS)
  • Magdawat Primary School (MPS)

Elementary schools:

  • Botoc Elementary School (BES)
  • Calampong Elementary School (CES)
  • Lale Elementary School (LES)
  • Laygayon Elementary School (LayES)
  • Madalunot Elementary School (MaES)
  • Mambog Elementary School (MES)
  • Nabong Elementary School (NES)
  • Obayan Elementary School (OES)
  • Pahug Elementary School (PES)
  • Parasanon Elementary School (ParES)
  • Pinabacdao Central Elementary School (PCES)

High schools:

  • Quintin Quijano Sr. Agricultural School (QQSAS) (formerly West Coast Agricultural High School-WCAHS)
  • Pinabacdao National High School (PNHS)- Main Campus
  • Pinabacdao National High School-Parasanon Campus (PNHS-PC)

Training Center/college/university:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Samar (Western Samar)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 May 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 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Western Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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