Carmen, Davao del Norte

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Municipality of Carmen
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 (2010)[3]
 • Total 69,199
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8101
Dialing code 84
Income class 1st

Carmen is a first class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 69,199 people.[3] Carmen, 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, the late 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.[2]

  • 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.
1990 49,507 —    
1995 56,260 +2.42%
2000 55,144 −0.43%
2007 61,656 +1.55%
2010 69,199 +4.29%
Census numbers before 1998 include parts of B. E. Dujali.
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Local government[edit]

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

  • Mayor:Hon. Marcelino A. Perandos (KB)
  • Vice-Mayor:Hon. Alberto L. Sarin (KB)
  • Councilors:
    • Hon.Jesus Jandog Atanoza
    • Hon. 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. ^ a b "Province: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  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 29 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Province of Davao (Del Norte)". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

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