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Map of Quezon showing the location of Mulanay
Map of Quezon showing the location of Mulanay
Mulanay is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°31′N 122°25′E / 13.517°N 122.417°E / 13.517; 122.417Coordinates: 13°31′N 122°25′E / 13.517°N 122.417°E / 13.517; 122.417
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 3rd district of Quezon
Barangays 28
 • Mayor Joselito A. Ojeda
 • Total 420.00 km2 (162.16 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 53,123
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4312
IDD:area code +63 (0)42
Income class 1st class; partially urban

Mulanay is a first class suburban municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 53,123 people.[3]

This place is situated on the Bondoc Peninsula; its geographical coordinates are 13° 31′ 20″ North, 122° 24′ 15″ East, and its original name was Malunay. Mulanay is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east from Lucena City.[citation needed]

The town proper, with her plain landscape, is a coastal town facing the Tayabas Bay.


Mulanay is politically subdivided into 28 barangays.[2]

  • Ajos
  • Amuguis
  • Anonang
  • Bagong Silang
  • Bagupaye
  • Barangay Poblacion 1
  • Barangay Poblacion 2
  • Barangay Poblacion 3
  • Barangay Poblacion 4
  • Bolo
  • Buenavista
  • Burgos
  • Butanyog
  • Canuyep
  • F. Nanadiego
  • Ibabang Cambuga
  • Ibabang Yuni
  • Ilayang Cambuga (Mabini)
  • Ilayang Yuni
  • Latangan
  • Magsaysay
  • Matataja
  • Pakiing
  • Patabog
  • Sagongon
  • San Isidro
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Rosa


A 10th-century burial site was discovered in the Kamhantik forest which signified an early settlement around the mountain.[4][5]

Some legends would relate Mulanay to have derived its name from the Tagalog word Malunay, which means "Plenty of Lunay". Lunay is the vernacular term for Pili wax, which was abundant in the area.

In 1600, Franciscan missionaries evangelized the area for the Roman Catholic Church. However, its civil foundation as a municipality effected only in 1745 thru the approval of the King of Spain as contained in his royal decree. This town at that time, encompasses the municipal territories of San Narciso, San Francisco, Catanauan and which if measured will be as big as the province of Bataan. The original town of Mulanay was composed of only six barangays.

The first town head of Mulanay during the Spanish regime was Alcalde Mayor Bustaquio Manlangit, while the first town mayor during the American occupation was Mayor Atanacio Ojeda. At present, Mulanay is composed of a total 28 barangays, four of which comprised the town proper.


Population census of Mulanay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 2,149 —    
1918 3,404 +3.11%
1939 3,957 +0.72%
1948 5,149 +2.97%
1960 9,859 +5.56%
1970 23,481 +9.05%
1975 28,011 +3.60%
1980 31,701 +2.50%
1990 38,659 +2.00%
1995 43,617 +2.29%
2000 45,903 +1.10%
2007 48,538 +0.77%
2010 50,826 +1.69%
2015 53,123 +0.85%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

Local government[edit]

Town Hall and ML Quezon Monument

Elected officials 2013–2016:[1]

  • Mayor: Joselito Aguirre Ojeda
  • Vice Mayor: Fernandito T. Baronia
  • Councilors:
    • Kristine A. Aguirre-Adao
    • Isidro M. Fuerte
    • Edgardo R. Sebuc
    • Elizabeth E. Acar
    • Jay E. Castilleja
    • Jose P. Pineda Jr.
    • Bonifacio M. Belen
    • Alexander Derrick B. Morales


Amuguis Falls
Amuguis Falls are located in Barangay Amuguis, Mulanay. With its own distinct and unique characteristics, waterfalls are undeveloped tourist destination. They are surrounded by forest trees and big rock formation where local folks usually go for picnics and gathering.
Malaking Bato
The century-old legendary boulder along the coast of Barangay Sta. Rosa which had been famous as a unique picnic spot among the residents and visitors alike.
Buenavista Protected Landscape
A protected area situated in Barangay Buenavista that preserves a major watershed forest.
Kamhantik Archeological Site
A thousand-year-old limestone-curved burial site of ancient people declared as a certified historical site by the National Museum of the Philippines. It is located within the Buenavista Protected Landscape.


  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population". 2015 Census of Population and Housing. Philippine Statistics Office. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
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  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Quezon". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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