Magsaysay, Palawan

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Official seal of Magsaysay
Map of Palawan with Magsaysay highlighted
Map of Palawan with Magsaysay highlighted
Magsaysay is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°52′N 121°03′E / 10.867°N 121.050°E / 10.867; 121.050Coordinates: 10°52′N 121°03′E / 10.867°N 121.050°E / 10.867; 121.050
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
Congr. district 1st district
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Rommel L. Dela Torre
 • Total 49.48 km2 (19.10 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 11,965
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5319
Dialing code 48

Magsaysay is a fifth class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 11,965 people.[3] It is the easternmost of the three municipalities of the Cuyo Archipelago, and its territory includes the eastern half of Cuyo Island, as well as Alcoba, Canipo, Cocoro, Patunga, Paya, Putic, Siparay, Tacbubuc, and Tagauanian islands.


Magsaysay is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Alcoba
  • Balaguen
  • Canipo
  • Cocoro
  • Danawan (Poblacion)
  • Emilod
  • Igabas
  • Lacaren
  • Los Angeles
  • Lucbuan – one of the oldest barangays in Magsaysay. The Saint Michael Archangel Parish Church, where the town fiesta is celebrated, and Cuyo Airport are both located in Lucbuan.
  • Rizal


Population census of Magsaysay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,028 —    
1995 10,714 +1.25%
2000 10,885 +0.34%
2007 11,339 +0.57%
2010 11,965 +1.97%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  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 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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