Dilasag, Aurora

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Motto: The Last Paradise of the North
Map of Aurora showing the location of Dilasag
Map of Aurora showing the location of Dilasag
Dilasag is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°24′N 122°13′E / 16.400°N 122.217°E / 16.400; 122.217Coordinates: 16°24′N 122°13′E / 16.400°N 122.217°E / 16.400; 122.217
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Aurora
District Lone District
Founded 1959
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Victorio B. Briones
 • Total 306.25 km2 (118.24 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,683
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3205
Dialing code 42
Income class 3rd class
Website www.dilasag-aurora.gov.ph

Dilasag is a third class municipality in the province of Aurora, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 15,683.[3]


Dilasag is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Diagyan
  • Dicabasan
  • Dilaguidi
  • Dimaseset
  • Diniog
  • Lawang
  • Maligaya (Pob.)
  • Manggitahan
  • Masagana (Pob.)
  • Ura
  • Esperanza


The name "Dilasag" was divided into two syllables. The prefix "Di" in the Native Language means "abundance", added to the word "lasag" which means "meat". The coined word "Dilasag", however, does not only mean abundance of meat in the place but also refers to extreme bounty or over sufficient supply of forest products, marine or other aquatic products and minerals, including the Yamashita treasure believed to be buried along its coastal areas.

In the early 1924, a group of settlers from the Province of Tarlac arrived to Casiguran, which is now the adjacent Town of Dilasag. Finding the natives unfriendly to them, these new settlers ventured to move along the coastline going north and settled finally to what is now called Dilasag. The place is considered habitable, because the Native Dumagats in the place were friendly. Later, many more families came making the place a community. This community was soon recognized by the Local Chief Executive of Casiguran, formerly a Municipality of the Province of Quezon. It was declared a Sitio of barangay Culat and eventually a Barrio of Casiguran in consideration of its rapid progress and development. In 1959, Congressman Enverga introduced House Bill No. 2863 in the House of Representatives, resulting to the approval of Republic Act No. 2452 on June 21, 1959, making Dilasag a Municipal District, which was separated from Casiguran.


Population census of Dilasag
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,195 —    
1995 12,825 +2.58%
2000 14,676 +2.93%
2007 14,833 +0.15%
2010 15,683 +2.05%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Tourist spots[edit]

The town of Dilasag offers a wide range of tourism and adventurous activities through its countless natural wonders. Coastal areas serve as a haven for white sand beaches and fresh sea foods. With its mountainous terrain, Dilasag is also rich in natural resources and provides an ideal venue for trekking and mountain-climbing.

  • Canawer Beach
  • Parang Hills
  • Diniog Beach
  • Mangrove Forest Park
  • Singep Falls

The municipality is also home to the Amro River Protected Landscape.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: AURORA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  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 2012-10-24. 

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