Busuanga, Palawan

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Busuanga Island
Busuanga Island
Official seal of Busuanga
Map of Palawan showing the location of Busuanga
Map of Palawan showing the location of Busuanga
Busuanga is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°10′N 119°57′E / 12.167°N 119.950°E / 12.167; 119.950Coordinates: 12°10′N 119°57′E / 12.167°N 119.950°E / 12.167; 119.950
Country Philippines
Region Mimaropa (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
District 1st District of Palawan
Barangays 16
 • Mayor Samuel A. de Jesus Sr.
 • Vice Mayor Elizabeth M. Cervantes
 • Total 392.90 km2 (151.70 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 21,358
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5317
IDD:area code 48

Busuanga is a municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. The territory of Busuanga covers the western one-third of Busuanga Island, as well as Calauit Island, which both are part of the Calamian Islands, lying between Mindoro and Palawan Island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 21,358 people.[2]

The Busuanga town center, Salvacion, is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) from the poblacion of its neighboring municipality of Coron. Travel time is approximately two and a half to three hours by land.


Busuanga is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[3]

  • Bogtong
  • Buluang
  • Cheey
  • Concepcion
  • Maglalambay
  • New Busuanga
  • New Quezon
  • Old Busuanga
  • Panlaitan
  • Sagrada
  • Salvacion (town proper)
  • San Isidro
  • San Rafael
  • Santo Niño
  • Burabod*
  • Halsey*

Note: On July 15, 2002, plebiscites held in Culion and Busuanga simultaneously with the election of barangay officials and Sangguniang Kabataan representatives resulted in the ratification of the transfer of Halsey and Burabod to Culion and the creation of Barangay Carabao.


Busuanga was created from the barrios of Concepcion, Salvacion, Busuanga, New Busuanga, Buluang, Quezon, Calawit, and Cheey of the town of Coron in 1950.[4]

Quezon was reinstated as a barangay in 2000.[5]


Population census of Busuanga
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,007 —    
1995 15,843 +7.06%
2000 16,287 +0.59%
2007 19,066 +2.20%
2010 21,358 +4.22%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][6]


  1. ^ "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Burabod and Halsey are not listed by PSGC making their count as 14.
  4. ^ "An act to create the municipality of Busuanga in the province of Palawan". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ NSCB - 2001 Factsheet - 12 New Cities Created Archived April 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., July–December 2000.
  6. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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