Siruma, Camarines Sur

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Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Siruma
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Siruma
Siruma is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°00′N 123°15′E / 14.000°N 123.250°E / 14.000; 123.250Coordinates: 14°00′N 123°15′E / 14.000°N 123.250°E / 14.000; 123.250
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 3rd district
Barangays 22
 • Mayor Sandy Ondis
 • Total 141.27 km2 (54.54 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 17,050
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4427
Dialing code 54
Income class 4th class; partially urban

Siruma is a fourth class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 17,050 people.[3]


Siruma belonged to several towns before it became an independent town of its own. Years back, the municipality of Siruma was under the jurisdiction of Quipayo, considered to be one of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres. Now, Quipayo is a barangay of Calabanga town.

On October 19, 1846, a decree was implemented by Governor General Narciso Claveria which restructured the territorial domain of the province. It was during this time that Siruma was ceded to Camarines Norte.

It was said that the town's name was derived from the name of an island called "Matandang Siruma". The word "siruma" comes from the local vernacular sirum which is a "small, red ant". A myth was told that a certain capitan encountered a swarm of small red ants during his overnight stay in one of the places in Siruma, thus, calling the place as "masirum".


Siruma is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Bagong Sirang
  • Bahao
  • Boboan
  • Butawanan
  • Cabugao
  • Fundado
  • Homestead
  • La Purisima
  • Mabuhay
  • Malaconini
  • Matandang Siruma
  • Nalayahan
  • Pinitan
  • Poblacion
  • Pamintan-Bantilan
  • Salvacion
  • San Andres
  • San Ramon (Daldagon)
  • Sulpa
  • Tandoc
  • Tongo-Bantigue
  • Vito


Population census of Siruma
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,103 —    
1995 13,870 +1.07%
2000 16,339 +3.57%
2007 17,035 +0.58%
2010 17,050 +0.03%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 9 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 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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