Cabusao, Camarines Sur

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Municipal office
Municipal office
Official seal of Cabusao
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Cabusao
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Cabusao
Cabusao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°43′N 123°06′E / 13.72°N 123.1°E / 13.72; 123.1Coordinates: 13°43′N 123°06′E / 13.72°N 123.1°E / 13.72; 123.1
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 1st district
Barangays 9
 • Total 46.8 km2 (18.1 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 18,397
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cabusaoeños
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4406
IDD:area code +63 (0)54
Income class 5th class; partially urban

Cabusao is a fifth class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,397 people.[4]


Cabusao has varying dry and wet seasons. The dry season begins late March through May and the wet season starts early June through October. The climate and soil are suited for almost all kinds of agricultural crops. Northwest monsoon winds prevail during the months of late October to March. Southwest monsoon starts from June and ends in October.


Fishing still remains as the major industry in the Cabusao town in the first district of the province. There are attempts, however, to improve the rice production which can only be done if the farmlands can be improved despite the salty soil.

In Barangay San Pedro in this municipality, the Bicol sanitarium can be found where leprous patients are treated and taken care of.


Cabusao is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[3]

  • Barcelonita
  • Biong
  • Camagong
  • Castillo
  • New Poblacion
  • Pandan
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Lutgarda

Santa Lutgarda was formerly the Barrio Poblacion; the seat of the municipal government and the town's Catholic church. Through the effort of Mayor Teofilo Santiago, those two major symbol of local power was transferred to the neighboring Barrio Buenavista, presently Barangay New Poblacion. However, the name "Poblacion" is still an integral part of Santa Lutgarda and can be found side by side with the official name (Santa Lutgarda de Bravante).


Population census of Cabusao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,305 —    
1995 15,966 +0.80%
2000 16,201 +0.31%
2007 17,599 +1.15%
2010 18,049 +0.92%
2015 18,397 +0.36%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Cabusao was 18,397 people,[4] with a density of 390 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,000 inhabitants per square mile.


The municipality is composed of two Catholic parishes, the San Bernardino de Siena Parish and the San Pascual Baylon Parish. Every barangay hold its own barangay fiesta to honor their village patron saint. During that event, the village is lavishly decorated, especially the route of the processions.

The Roman Catholic Church and the local authorities work side by side for a glorious and memorable fiestas. Although there is a separation of church and state, as stated in the country's constitution, the Catholic Church as an institution occupies a very high position in the society. The present pastoral program is geared toward organizing and strengthening the SKK (saradit na kristiyanong komunidad) which means BEC, basic ecclesial community. Rev. Fr. Apolinar "Yonyon" Rull Napoles Jr.organized the housing projects for the victims of typhoon "Reming" ( International name Durian). There are two new villages in the place called Dusayan Village (Caritas International) and the San Rafael GK (Gawad Kalinga) Village, both located in the north-east of barangay Castillo.

Among the non-Catholic religions are the Iglesia ni Cristo, Ang Dating Daan, Jesus Miracle Crusade and very small number of mainline Protestants.

The parish of St. Bernardine of Siena was founded in 1914. The Feastday is every 20th day of May.

The following is the list of parish priests:

  1. Fr. Santiago Bufete 1914-1915
  2. Fr. Fermin Borja 1915-1917
  3. Fr. Juan Villareal 1917-1940
  4. Fr. Brigido Villar 1941-1944
  5. Fr. Mariano Surtida1944
  6. Fr. Catalino Reyes 1944-1946
  7. Fr. Jorge Prepotente 1946-1947
  8. Fr. Vicente Ramos Ojeda 1947
  9. Fr. Basilio Quimpo 1947-1949
  10. Fr. Thomas Bernales 1949-1955
  11. Fr. Vicente Ramin 1955-1959
  12. Fr. Roque Maravillas 1959-1969
  13. Fr. Bonifacio De Vera 1969-1974
  14. Fr. Manuel Ricafort 1974-1979
  15. Fr. Edgar S. Pan 1979-1982
  16. Fr. John E. Tria 1982-1985
  17. Fr. Oscar P. Paraiso 1985-1991
  18. Fr. Luis Chito S. Valenciano 1991-1992
  19. Fr. Solh B. Saez 1992-1996
  20. Fr. Antonio A. Aureus 1996-1999
  21. Fr. Michael Alnor R. Dela Rosa 1999-2005
  22. Fr. Apolinar Rull Napoles Jr. 2005 January – 2008 October
  23. Fr. Arvin G. Olivan 2008 October–June 2014
  24. Fr. Cristito M. Testa June 2014-Present


Cabusao is basically an agricultural town where most of its constituents are engaged in farming and fishing.

In 1997, agricultural workers reached to about 37.53% while 62.47% were non-agricultural workers.

Crop Production
Rice is the major agricultural crop grown in the municipality. Other crops planted in the municipality are coconut, root crops, vegetables and fruit bearing tree. The production pattern is generally two croppings a year in the area served by irrigation
Livestock Production
There are various livestock raisers in the municipality located in all barangays. Commercial raisers or cattle have their pastures and grazing grounds maintained. Poultry production is a very profitable business. There are numerous commercial raisers engaged in egg production.
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
The municipality has vast fishing grounds situated at the San Miguel Bay. Bangus fry is abundantly catch during summer and thus constitutes to the revenues of the municipality. Presently, there are a large number of motorized and non-motorized fishing bancas used commonly by the fishermen on their fishing activities. The fishing method/gear used commonly by the fishermen includes hook and line, beach seines, gill nets, scissors nets, multiple hands lines and cabiao.


The municipality has 2 Secondary Public Schools and 8 Public Elementary Schools. Sta Lutgarda High School is located at Brgy. New Poblacion and the Barcelonita Fisheries School at Brgy. Barcelonita.


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  2. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Region V (Bicol Region)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Region V (Bicol Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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