Pio V. Corpuz, Masbate

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Pio V. Corpuz
Balangingi Island Beach, Pio V. Corpus
Balangingi Island Beach, Pio V. Corpus
Map of Masbate with Pio V. Corpuz highlighted
Map of Masbate with Pio V. Corpuz highlighted
Pio V. Corpuz is located in Philippines
Pio V. Corpuz
Pio V. Corpuz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°54′N 124°02′E / 11.900°N 124.033°E / 11.900; 124.033Coordinates: 11°54′N 124°02′E / 11.900°N 124.033°E / 11.900; 124.033
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 3rd district
Founded 1951
Barangays 18
 • Mayor Menel Betonio
 • Total 89.33 km2 (34.49 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,292
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5406
Dialing code 56

Pio V. Corpuz is a fourth class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,292 people.[3]

Pio V. Corpuz was formerly known as Limbuhan. In 1951, the barrios of Limbuhan, Guindawahan, Palho, Casabangan, Salvacion, Alegria, Tanke, Bundukan, 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.[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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,847 —    
1995 20,649 +1.73%
2000 21,519 +0.89%
2007 22,102 +0.37%
2010 23,292 +1.93%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 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 20 January 2013. 
  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. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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