Pio V. Corpuz, Masbate

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Pio V. Corpus
Municipality of Pio V. Corpuz
Balangingi Island Beach
Balangingi Island Beach
"Garbo naton, Masbateño kita" "Arangkada Corpus"
Map of Masbate with Pio V. Corpuz highlighted
Map of Masbate with Pio V. Corpuz highlighted
Pio V. Corpus is located in Philippines
Pio V. Corpus
Pio V. Corpus
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°54′N 124°02′E / 11.9°N 124.03°E / 11.9; 124.03Coordinates: 11°54′N 124°02′E / 11.9°N 124.03°E / 11.9; 124.03
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
District3rd district
FoundedJune 11, 1951
Barangays18 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAllan T. Lepasana
 • Vice MayorRozabeth M. Tayo
 • CongressmanWilton T. Kho
 • Electorate16,161 voters (2016)
 • Total89.33 km2 (34.49 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total23,236
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Revenue (₱)69.5 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Masbateño language

Pio V. Corpuz, officially the Municipality of Pio V. Corpuz, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,236 people.[3]


Pio V. Corpus was formerly known as Limbuhan. In 1951, the barrios of Limbuhan, Guindawahan, Palho, Casabangan, Salvacion, Alegria, Tanque, Bunducan, Bugtong, and Cabangrayan were separated from the town of Cataingan and created into the town of Limbuhan.[4] The town got its current name in 1954, and was named after the former Congressman and Governor, Pio Vicente Corpus (1883–1944). Born on July 11, 1883 in Nueva Ecija, he migrated to Masbate and he would later serve in the war time Japanese sponsored Government and was unfortunately assassinated by the Japanese Intelligence due to mistrust on February 7, 1944 in Manila. Its first mayor was Daniel Señoron.[5]


Pio V. Corpuz is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2] Sitio Bugang was converted into a barrio in 1957.[6]

  • Alegria
  • Buenasuerte
  • Bugang
  • Bugtong
  • Bunducan
  • Cabangrayan
  • Calongongan
  • Casabangan
  • Guindawahan
  • Labigan
  • Lampuyang
  • Mabuhay
  • Palho
  • Poblacion
  • Salvacion
  • Tanque
  • Tubigan
  • Tubog


Population census of Pio V. Corpuz
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 16,317—    
1970 17,473+0.69%
1975 20,030+2.78%
1980 21,021+0.97%
1990 18,847−1.09%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 20,649+1.73%
2000 21,519+0.89%
2007 22,102+0.37%
2010 23,292+1.93%
2015 23,236−0.05%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Pio V. Corpuz was 23,236 people,[3] with a density of 260 inhabitants per square kilometre or 670 inhabitants per square mile.

Notable Corpusanons[edit]

Rizalina "Dayan" Seachon-Lanete, Former 3rd district Representative and Former Governor of Province of Masbate

Scott Davies "S" S. Lanete, 3rd district Representative, Chairperson on House Committee on Public Information

Fausto "Portus/Ka Boss" L. Seachon, former Municipal Mayor, and former Congressman, brother of Dayan Lanete

Joshur Judd "J" S. Lanete II, former Mayor of Placer, son of Dayan Lanete

Mac John Seachon, former Mayor of Esperanza and son of late Cong. Portus Seachon

Atty. Jesi Howard "R" S. Lanete, lawyer in Flaminiano-Arroyo-Dueñas Law Firm, one of the defense team of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Dr. Julius Lecciones, Executive Director of Philippine Children's Medical Center

PCSupt. Pedro B. Cabatingan Jr., Chief, Regional Internal Affairs Services of PNP - Region 11

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Limbuhan in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  5. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Limbuhan, Province of Masbate to Pio V. Corpus". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  6. ^ "An Act Converting the Sitio of Bugang in the Municipality of Pio V. Corpus, Province of Masbate, into a Barrio to Be Known As Barrio Bugang". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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