Carmen, Davao del Norte

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Map of Davao del Norte with Carmen highlighted
Map of Davao del Norte with Carmen highlighted
Carmen is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°21′38″N 125°42′23″E / 7.36056°N 125.70639°E / 7.36056; 125.70639Coordinates: 7°21′38″N 125°42′23″E / 7.36056°N 125.70639°E / 7.36056; 125.70639
Country Philippines
Region Davao (Region XI)
Province Davao del Norte
District 2nd district of Davao del Norte
Established May 6, 1970
Barangays 20
 • Mayor Marcelino A. Perandos (KB)
 • Vice Mayor Alberto L. Sarin (KB)
 • Total 166.00 km2 (64.09 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 74,679
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8101
IDD:area code +63 (0)84
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 112303000
Electorate 39,383 voters as of 2016

Carmen is a 1st class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 74,679 people.[3] It is about 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Davao City, and about 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Tagum City, the capital of Davao del Norte, has a total land area of 16,600 hectares (41,000 acres).

Once part of the undivided Province of Davao. The Barangay Ising now known as Carmen was apportion to the component barangays of the Municipality of Panabo, the so-called Barangay Ising which was rooted from the famous Ising river. The renowned Barangay Ising spin to other entitlement and become integral and set of government of the Municipality of Carmen in the Province of Davao del Norte and subsequently apart these days to the City of Panabo. It was on by virtue of Republic Act 4745 enacted by the defunct Philippine Congress created the new municipality in June 18, 1968. Carmen, was named in memory of Doña Carmen Veloso, then wife of Congressman Ismael Veloso who was found his ancestors’ roots Carmen Cebu. Carmen has vast rice fields while its coastal areas provide fishermen a major source of livelihood such as mud crab fattening and fishing. Carmen is also a part of Davao Metropolitan Area.


Municipality of Carmen is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.

  • Alejal
  • Anibongan
  • Asuncion (Cuatro-Cuatro)
  • Cebulano
  • Guadalupe
  • Ising (poblacion)
  • La Paz
  • Mabaus
  • Mabuhay
  • Magsaysay
  • Mangalcal
  • Minda
  • New Camiling
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • Santo Nino
  • Taba
  • Tibulao
  • Tubod
  • Tuganay


When the Philippines was shaken by World War II, Filipinos buckled down and joined military units that resisted the Japanese invaders. In Carmen, locals fought the war and drove away the Japanese army then stationed in Barangay Ising. The Battle of Ising is being remembered with a 30 feet (9.1 m) high monument built on the same spot the battle took place, which was just a few meters away from the Japanese garrison. The Veterans Memorial Shrine, just along the national highway, has a brief history and some of the names of those who participated, and has become a tourist attraction in Carmen.


Population census of Carmen
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1970 20,385 —    
1975 23,163 +2.60%
1980 30,719 +5.81%
1990 49,507 +4.89%
1995 56,260 +2.42%
2000 55,144 −0.43%
2007 61,656 +1.55%
2010 69,199 +4.29%
2015 74,679 +1.46%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

Local government[edit]

Elected officials of Carmen for the term of 2013-2016:

  • Mayor:Marcelino A. Perandos (KB)
  • Vice Mayor:Alberto L. Sarin (KB)
  • Councilors:
    • Hon.Jesus Jandog Atanoza
    • Lynneo Ochoco Soriano
    • Hon.Mario Viñas Solis
    • Hon.Rolando Marañan Estremos
    • Hon.Nenita Bosquit Bugais
    • Hon.Roselyn Ylanan Buen
    • Hon.Danilo Fueconcillo De Ramos
    • Hon.Yolanda Cruz Bulseco
    • Hon.Restituto Salaysay
    • Hon.Marvin Baiño Lupio


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Davao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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