Malinao, Albay

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Map of Albay with Malinao highlighted
Map of Albay with Malinao highlighted
Malinao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°24′N 123°42′E / 13.400°N 123.700°E / 13.400; 123.700Coordinates: 13°24′N 123°42′E / 13.400°N 123.700°E / 13.400; 123.700
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Albay
District 1st district
Barangays 29
 • Mayor Alicia B. Morales
 • Total 107.50 km2 (41.51 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 42,770
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 4512
Dialing code 52

Malinao is a third class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,770 people.[3]


The town occupies a narrow stretch of plains hemmed in by Lagonoy Gulf in the east and Mount Malinao on the west. In all, the municipality covers an area of 10,750 hectares (26,600 acres) that are dominated by the mountain ranges of Malinao, with a peak altitude of 1,584 metres (5,197 ft) above sea level.

The town is 587 kilometres (365 mi) south-east of Manila, 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Albay Provincial Capitol, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of Tabaco City, the primary trade center in the first district of Albay Province with an international port. There are twenty-nine (29) barangays.

Land use[edit]

Public Land: 72.60 hectares
Built-Up/Residential: 985.76 hectares

Agricultural: 5750.34 hectares
Irrigable - 2250 has.
Irrigated - 1873 has.

Forest: 1569.30 hectares
Timberland - 21.00 has.
2nd growth - 615.00 has.
Watershed - 870.00 has.
Mangrove/swap - 63.30 has.

Grassland/Shrub/Pasture: 15.00 hectares
Idle/Vacant Lot: 49.00 hectares
Nipas: 2308.00 hectares


Malinao is politically subdivided into 29 barangays. Of these, 12 are upland barangays, 13 lowland barangays, and 4 are coastal barangays. Twenty-five barangays are rural areas and the remaining four are urban.

1 Awang Henry Cervantes Shiela Marie S. Marudo
2 Bagatangki Edwin Coderes Rosaly C. Coralde
3 Bagumbayan Victorino Aperin Mariejoy A. Cano
4 Balading Ofelia C. Bigata Henrietta C. Bio
5 Balza Nelson G. Rico Stuart C. Brutas
6 Bariw Justo C. Cornelio Jessica C. Carillo
7 Baybay Melvin Cestina Marilou C. Cepres
8 Bulang Caridad Coprada Nimfa C. Coprada
9 Burabod Arthur Avila Jeffrey C. Avila
10 Cabunturan Alex Malagueño Gerard B. Malagueño
11 Comun Rayel Bataller Janice L. Bataller
12 Diaro Narcelita Apin Aaron C. Cascabel
13 Estancia Susan B. Nabor Mariedel Nabor
14 Jonop Jose Cierva Joachim Casia
15 Labnig Rodolfo Bucay Audrey Nichol O. Cargullo
16 Libod Rassel Baldorado Fernando P. Callada Jr.
17 Malolos Nardito C. Carpina Mian C. Capitin
18 Matalipni Bernardo C. Cañeza Melvin P. Callo
19 Ogob Cesario Broncano Jr. Neil B. Basmayor
20 Pawa Djoanna Luyun Niña Ritter
21 Payahan Edwin Chavenia Jhane C. Cestina
22 Poblacion Agnes B. Nuñez Aila Marie C. Almazora
23 Quinarabasahan Jason B. Cornel Sandy B. Cuentas
24 Sta. Elena Geronimo Ceperez Jervis M. Ceperez
25 Soa Salvador C. Caneo, Sr. Lourdes C. Caneo
26 Sugcad MIlagros Igdanes Edronel Albaniel
27 Tagoytoy Jerry Caño Maricris B. Regalado
28 Tanawan Isidro C. Ceriola Krisel C. Ceriola
29 Tuliw Angelina CArullo John Dominic Cantillo-Salando


The municipality of Malinao was founded in 1600, or 79 years after Magellan landed in Cebu and planted the first Christian Cross.

Between 1600 and 1616, Malinao was then part of the Diocese of Cagsawa (now Daraga). It became an independent bisita or sitio attached to Sawangan (now Legazpi City) until 1619, when separate religious administration was exercised with Rev. Francisco de Sta. Ana, OFM, as first pastor.

Local folklore speaks of a plant once rich in this town called "ALINAO." The prefix "MA," which denotes abundance of something in local dialect, was affixed by the natives in referring to the place abundant with Alinao, thus Ma-alinao and later corrupted to Malinao.

It was, however, in 1916 when, according to legendary account, Malinao got its name. A siege by Moros on town resulted in the abduction of seven women. Miraculously, the boat sank within the jurisdictional waters of Malinao and on that same spot in the sea across the island of natunawan because of the women's fervent prayer in canticles and "tarahades" or clear thoughts for the Blessed Virgin to sink the boat. From these "clear thoughts" of the seven women translated in Bicol dialect as "malinao na isip." The name of Malinao was given to the Municipality. It has since then the tradition among the residents particularly the women, to sing the canticles or tarahades in times of crisis or calamities or when they want to drive away epidemics and misfortunes.


Population census of Malinao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 31,349 —    
1995 33,872 +1.46%
2000 36,231 +1.45%
2007 39,516 +1.20%
2010 42,770 +2.92%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

The total population was 33,872 in 1995, and increased by 2359 individuals or 6.94% for five (5) years as of 2000. In the 2010 census, the population has climbed to 42,770.

Of these, less than ten (10) per cent or 3,301 reside in the urban barangays of Bagumbayan, Pawa, Payahan and Poblacion. The rest of the constituents meanwhile stay on the rural barangays, namely: Awang, Bagatangki, Balading, Balza, Bariw, Baybay, Bulang, Burabod, Cabunturan, Comun, Diaro, Estancia, Jonop, Labnig, Libod, Malolos, matalipni, Ogob, Quinarabasahan, Sta. Elena, Soa, Sugcad, Tagoytoy, Tanawan and Tuliw. The densest areas are Estancia, Labnig and Balading while Awang and Bagatangki are the least populated in the rural areas.

Majority of its population engages in agriculture and other agri-related enterprise.


The major agricultural products are:

  • Palay
    • Irrigated - 3709.44 has. - 11,754.00 MT
    • Rainfed - 635.35 has. - 1,992.90 MT
  • Abaca - 1260 has. - 252.00 MT
  • Coconut - 186 has. - 54.87 MT

Other crops:

  • Camote - 4.85 has. - 48.50 MT
  • Cassava - 3.77 has. - 45.50 MT
  • Gabi - 1.50 has. - 4.50 MT
  • Vegetable (Leafy) - 5.193 has. - 9.049 MT
  • Fruit Vegetable - 21.869 has. - 93.95 MT
  • Fruits - 36.29 has. - 229.4 MT
  • Sugarcane - 10 has. - 0.84 MT


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Albay". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 January 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 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Albay". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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