Lasam, Cagayan

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Municipality of Lasam
Official seal of Lasam
Map of Cagayan with Lasam highlighted
Map of Cagayan with Lasam highlighted
Lasam is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°04′N 121°36′E / 18.07°N 121.6°E / 18.07; 121.6Coordinates: 18°04′N 121°36′E / 18.07°N 121.6°E / 18.07; 121.6
Country Philippines
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
District2nd District
FoundedJune 13, 1950
Barangays30 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMarjorie Apil Salazar
 • Electorate23,193 voters (2016)
 • Total213.70 km2 (82.51 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total39,135
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)111,922,338.93 (2016)
Native languagesIbanag

Lasam, officially the Municipality of Lasam, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,135 people.[3]

The town was once a part of the Municipality of Gattaran, that stretches the width of the province and bisected by the Cagayan River. The barangays west of the river was established as the separate town of Lasam in 1950 by Republic Act No. 507. The new municipality of Lasam became part of the Second Representative District of the Province of Cagayan, while Gattaran is in the First District.[4]


The Municipality of Lasam was named after the late Cagayan Governor Honorio Lasam.[5]


Lasam is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.

  • Aggunetan
  • Alannay
  • Battalan
  • Cabatacan East (Duldugan)
  • Cabatacan West
  • Calapangan Norte
  • Calapangan Sur
  • Callao Norte
  • Callao Sur
  • Cataliganan
  • Centro I (Poblacion)
  • Centro II (Pob)
  • Centro III (Pob)
  • Finugo Norte
  • Gabun
  • Ignacio B. Jurado (Finugu Sur)
  • Magsaysay
  • Malinta
  • Minanga Sur
  • Minanga Norte
  • Nabannagan East
  • Nabannagan West
  • New Orlins
  • Nicolas Agatep
  • Peru
  • San Pedro
  • Sicalao
  • Tagao
  • Tucalan Passing
  • Viga


Lasam was once a part of Gattaran separated from the mother town by the wide Cagayan River with no bridges connecting the communities. As the population increased, the residents of the western part of the town asked to be created as a separate municipality.[5]

The town was established on June 13, 1950 by Republic Act No. 507 and signed by President Elpidio Quirino. Barrios (barangays) of Gattaran located west of the Cagayan River were formed into the new and regular Municipality of Lasam, with the old site of the Barrio Macatabang as the seat of the government.[4]

The town was officially inaugurated as independent from Gattaran in January 1951. Ignacio Jurado was appointed as its first mayor whose major task was to build the infrastructure of the new independent town of Lasam.[5]


Population census of Lasam
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 14,677—    
1970 18,924+2.57%
1975 22,137+3.19%
1980 23,052+0.81%
1990 27,376+1.73%
1995 30,235+1.88%
2000 34,082+2.60%
2007 36,646+1.01%
2010 36,994+0.34%
2015 39,135+1.08%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Lasam, Cagayan, was 39,135 people,[3] with a density of 180 inhabitants per square kilometre or 470 inhabitants per square mile.


Lasam is primarily an agricultural community and its people derive their income mainly from farming and livestock raising.[5]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cagayan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b "An act to create the municipality of Lasam in the province of Cagayan". Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
  5. ^ a b c d "Lasam" Archived 2013-09-04 at Cagayan Province Official Website. Retrieved on 2013-09-04.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Cagayan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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