San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte

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San Lorenzo Ruiz
Municipality of San Lorenzo Ruiz
Map of Camarines Norte with San Lorenzo Ruiz highlighted
Map of Camarines Norte with San Lorenzo Ruiz highlighted
San Lorenzo Ruiz is located in Philippines
San Lorenzo Ruiz
San Lorenzo Ruiz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°06′54″N 122°52′06″E / 14.115°N 122.86833°E / 14.115; 122.86833Coordinates: 14°06′54″N 122°52′06″E / 14.115°N 122.86833°E / 14.115; 122.86833
Country  Philippines
Region Bicol Region (Region V)
Province Camarines Norte
District 2nd district
Named for San Lorenzo Ruiz
Barangays 12 (see Barangays)
 • Mayor Nelson P. Delos Santos
 • Total 119.37 km2 (46.09 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[2]
 • Total 14,063
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 4610
IDD:area code +63 (0)54

San Lorenzo Ruiz is a fifth class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 14,063 people.[2]

Formerly called Imelda, it was renamed on February 10, 1989 in honor of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church, canonized on October 18, 1987.


San Lorenzo Ruiz is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.

  • Daculang Bolo
  • Dagotdotan
  • Langga
  • Laniton
  • Maisog
  • Mampurog
  • Manlimonsito
  • Matacong (Poblacion)
  • Salvacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Ramon


Population census of
San Lorenzo Ruiz
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 8,859—    
1990 9,286+0.47%
1995 10,811+2.89%
2000 11,678+1.67%
2007 12,299+0.72%
2010 12,592+0.86%
2015 14,063+2.13%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][3][4][5]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Lorenzo Ruiz was 14,063 people,[2] with a density of 120 inhabitants per square kilometre or 310 inhabitants per square mile.

Tourist Attractions[edit]


  • Nacali Falls - barangay Maisog
  • Nakawa Falls - barangay Maisog
  • Angelina Falls - San Isidro
  • Nabangko Falls - barangay San Isidro
  • Ibatan Falls - barangay San Isidro

Matacong Zipline

It's the longest zipline in the whole Bicol region located in barangay Matacong.[7] The zipline is 750 meters long and is managed by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Lorenzo Ruiz. San Lorenzo Ruiz is aiming to become an Eco-Adventure town and the zipline is the start of their plans to add more facilities in the area to increase adventure sports like rappelling, water tubing, trekking, all terrain vehicle ride and many more.[8]

Canyoning and River Trekking

The mampurog river have several meters of canyons and deep part of river that is suitable for canyoning activities. Canyoning is frequently done in remote and rugged settings and often requires navigational, route-finding and other wilderness travel skills.[9]

On April 9, 2017 five explorers from Camarines Norte was given a permit by Nelson P. Delos Santos (Municipal Mayor) and Mr. Manuel Racho (Municipal Tourism Officer) to explore the Nacali Falls river and mampurog river as part of their dream to create a comprehensive list of waterfalls and different natural attractions in the province. One member of the team, Mr. Benjie S. Ilagan is a resident of Brgy. Mampurog and has visited Nacali Falls for more than five times. The other members of the team are as follows: Mr. Kimber Kaye S. Reyes as the team leader and navigator; Mr. Chris A. Camus the scribe; Mr. Gilbert Parale the timer and Mr. Jossiah Nathaniel M. Parena, aspiring to become a mountaineer and the youngest member of the group.[10] A preliminary exploration was conducted prior to the actual exploration for the preparation and planning of the team. The team was surprised to see several meters of canyons and deep part of river that is suitable for canyoning Activities. The waterfalls can also be used for rappelling activities. The team also saw different waterfalls created by the big boulders present in the river.[11] After six hours of river trekking and canyoning from the Nacali Falls river junction, the team found out that due to the limited time of the exploration, Mampurog river was not reached. Thus, the team recommends to the municipal Mayor and the tourism officer to allow them to explore the place in the future.[12]


The recent discovery of a R. manillana haven in Mt. Guinatungan, a lesser-known mountain in Camarines Norte, Philippines, not only provided additional locality of distribution, but also resulted to better understanding of the taxonomic complexity of the Rafflesia species.[13] While available literatures cite Rafflesia as critically endangered, it seems otherwise in Camarines Norte. A recent Rafflesia expedition showed significant populations of this species. This situation calls for a multi-agency approach in management and actions integrating research and development that are focused on the conservation and protection not only of the species but more importantly its host and habitat.[14]

Mr. George De Mesa Cordovilla, one of the participants in the “Tukad Bicol, Tukad Labo” Bantayog Festival climb organized by the Oryol Outdoor Group Inc. on April 15, 2016 was able to take a snapshot of the rafflesia flower. Mr. Cordovilla is from Albay and is known as the expert climber of Mayon.[15]


  1. ^ "Province: CAMARINES NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Province of Camarines Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Waterfall". Wikipedia. 2017-10-01.
  7. ^ "Travel Guide to Camarines Norte: Where to Go and Where to Stay". Travel With Maria. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  9. ^ "Canyoning". Wikipedia. 2017-09-15.
  10. ^ Kimber Kaye Reyes (2017-10-02). "San Lorenzo Ruiz Exploration Report".
  11. ^ Kimber Kaye Reyes (2017-10-02). "San Lorenzo Ruiz Exploration Report".
  12. ^ Kimber Kaye Reyes (2017-10-02). "San Lorenzo Ruiz Exploration Report".
  13. ^ "Mt. Guinatungan, Camarines Norte, Philippines: Unknown haven of Rafflesia manillana Teschem. (Rafflesiaceae)". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  14. ^ "Rusty Abanto - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  15. ^ "Mayon Volcano Surprise Steam Eruption". Schadow1 Expeditions. Retrieved 2017-10-02.

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