Marabut, Samar

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Map of Samar with Marabut highlighted
Map of Samar with Marabut highlighted
Marabut is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°13′E / 11.117°N 125.217°E / 11.117; 125.217Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°13′E / 11.117°N 125.217°E / 11.117; 125.217
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Samar
Congr. district 2nd district of Samar
Established July 22, 1949
Barangays 24
 • Mayor Percival A. Ortillo Jr.
 • Total 143.55 km2 (55.42 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,115
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6721
Dialing code 55

Marabut is a fifth class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 15,115 people.[3] Its coast stretches more than twenty kilometers along the San Pedro Bay and Leyte Gulf.


Marabut is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2] In 1957, the sitio of Pinana-an was converted into barrio Pinalangga.[4]

  • Amambucale
  • Caluwayan
  • Canyoyo
  • Ferreras
  • Legaspi
  • Logero
  • Osmeña
  • Pinalanga
  • Pinamitinan
  • Catato (Pob.)
  • San Roque (formerly sitio Cabugao[5])
  • Santo Niño (Pob.)
  • Tagalag
  • Tinabanan
  • Amantillo (Pob.)
  • Binukyahan
  • Lipata (Pob.)
  • Mabuhay
  • Malobago
  • Odoc
  • Panan-awan
  • Roño
  • Santa Rita
  • Veloso


During the early Spanish Era, the municipality of Marabut was a mere sitio of Basey, which evolved into a barrio. In 1949, Ysidro M. Ferreras who was then the Mayor of Basey submitted to President Elpidio Quirino a proposal to convert Barrio Sto. Niño into a separate municipality. Thus on July 22, 1949, Executive Order No. 247 was signed creating the Municipality of Marabut, named in honor of Congressman Serafin Marabut who was a native of Basey. Ysidro Ferreras was elected as the first municipal mayor.


Population census of Marabut
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,543 —    
1995 10,355 −0.34%
2000 12,335 +3.82%
2007 13,745 +1.50%
2010 15,115 +3.52%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Samar (Western Samar)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 May 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 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Converting the Sitio of Pinana-an in the Municipality of Marabut, Province of Samar, into a Regular Barrio". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of San Roque in the Municipality of Marabut, Province of Samar". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Province of Western Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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