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 / 7.3606°N 125.7064°E / 7.3606; 125.7064Coordinates: 7°21′38″N 125°42′23″E / 7.3606°N 125.7064°E / 7.3606; 125.7064
Country Philippines
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Norte
District2nd District
FoundedMay 6, 1970
Barangays20 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMarcelino A. Perandos
 • Vice MayorAlberto L. Sarin
 • Electorate39,383 voters (2016)
 • Total166.00 km2 (64.09 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total74,679
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)84
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)173 million  (2016)
Native languagesDavawenyo
Ata Manobo
Kalagan language

Carmen, officially the Municipality of 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
YearPop.±% 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. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  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. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Davao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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