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Municipality of Vinzons
Downtown area
Downtown area
Map of Camarines Norte with Vinzons highlighted
Map of Camarines Norte with Vinzons highlighted
Vinzons is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°11′N 122°54′E / 14.18°N 122.9°E / 14.18; 122.9Coordinates: 14°11′N 122°54′E / 14.18°N 122.9°E / 14.18; 122.9
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Norte
District2nd district
Named forWenceslao Q. Vinzons
Barangays19 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEleonor Ferrer
 • Vice MayorLigaya Heraldo
 • Electorate23,182 voters (2016)
 • Total141.43 km2 (54.61 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total43,485
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)54
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)104,637,254.13 (2016)
Native languagesCentral Bikol

Vinzons, officially the Municipality of Vinzons, is an eco-heritage town and a 3rd class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 43,485 people.[3]

The Calaguas Islands is under the jurisdiction of Vinzons.

The very first recorded name of Vinzons was Tacboan and was later changed to Indan at which time the Mayor was Pedro Barbin.[4] The town was then renamed "Vinzons" in honor of Wenceslao Q. Vinzons, then Governor of the province.[4] He was the youngest delegate to the Philippine Constitutional Convention of 1935, and a guerrilla leader martyred by the Japanese during World War II.


Vinzons is politically subdivided into 19 barangays, listed here with their current Barangay Captains.

  • Aguit-It - Pedro Alan De Panes
  • Banocboc - Jumer Avellano
  • Cagbalogo - Melchor Canaria
  • Calangcawan Norte - Roberto Cada
  • Calangcawan Sur - Ma. Theresa Oco
  • Guinacutan - Henry Racelis
  • Mangcayo - Erwie Ramos
  • Mangcawayan - Boboy Era
  • Manlucugan - Dario Nano
  • Matango - Ramon A. Magana
  • Napilihan - Remberto Rogacion
  • Pinagtigasan - Gabriel Cereno III
  • Barangay I (Poblacion)- Gracia Villafranca Moneda
  • Barangay II (Poblacion) - Jonah Valeros
  • Barangay III (Poblacion) - Neil A. Obusan
  • Sabang - Jose T. Segundo "ABC President"
  • Santo Domingo - Manuel Obusan
  • Singi - Efren Villafranca
  • Sula - Corazon Saenz


The town was established in 1581 by the Franciscan priests without a patron saint and without a church. In 1611, Fr. Juan de Losar, OFM built a church named after Saint Peter. Fr. Losar was the first Parish Priest of the church. In 1624, the whole town of Tacboan was relocated and it was called Indan where a new church was built with the same Patron Saint, St. Peter the Apostle.

Vinzons has contributed priests and nuns to the Catholic Church more than any other town in the province. The town has also had more provincial elective officials than in any other town in the province. There was a time when all three candidates for governor hailed from Vinzons as when Dominador Asis, Fernando V. Pajarillo, and Wenceslao G. Vinzons, Jr. ran for governor in the elections of 1964. Before that, majority of the provincial governors came from Vinzons: Carlos Balce (1928-1931) Wenceslao Q. Vinzons (1937-1940), Carlos Ascutia (1944-1946), Regino Z. Guinto (1946-1947), Cayetano Vinzons (1958), Dominador Asis (1959-1963), Wenceslao G. Vinzons, Jr. (1964-1968), Fernando V. Pajarillo,(who died while in office).

Only one mayor, Jose Tacalan "Buding" Segundo, has accomplished to finish the three (3) terms. He was the only municipal mayor in this town who is from a rural barangay, which is Barangay Sabang. Another prominent mayor who served for two terms is Cesar Asis Cereno, who pushed for massive agricultural development in the countryside, particularly seaweeds production, which improved the living conditions of constituents in most fishing villages and island barangays. Agnes Mago Diezmo Ang (2010-2016) is the first lady mayor in the municipality.


Calaguas Island
Population census of Vinzons
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 6,665—    
1918 9,072+2.08%
1939 11,249+1.03%
1948 14,455+2.83%
1960 18,196+1.94%
1970 22,804+2.28%
1975 24,361+1.33%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 26,158+1.43%
1990 31,774+1.96%
1995 33,182+0.82%
2000 37,893+2.89%
2007 39,653+0.63%
2010 41,915+2.04%
2015 43,485+0.70%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Vinzons, Camarines Norte, was 43,485 people,[3] with a density of 310 inhabitants per square kilometre or 800 inhabitants per square mile.



  • St. Peter the Apostle Church - Fire destroyed the St. Peter the Apostle Church on 26 December 2012 at around 0130 hours which started from the old convent. The 400-year-old church was one of the oldest churches in Bicol and erected during the Spanish Colony in 1600.[8]
  • St. Paul The Apostle Quasi Parish in Sabang
  • Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage Parish in Calaguas
  • Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Mangcauayan
  • Sto. Domingo in Sto. Domingo
  • St. Augustine in Matango

Local government[edit]

Municipal officials:

  • Municipal Mayor: Dr. Eleanor Ferrer Segundo.
  • Vice Mayor: Ligaya Heraldo
  • Councilors:
    • Alexis Bardon
    • Raul Elep
    • Biboy Valeros
    • Edwin Pajarillo
    • Augorio Guinto
    • Joaquin Emmanuel G. Pimentel
  • Ex Officio (Liga ng mga Barangay): Jose T. Segundo


Public secondary schools:

  • Vinzons Pilot High School (Main Campus)
  • DQ Liwag National High School
  • Matango National High School
  • Sabang National High School
  • E Quintela High School
  • Sarah Jane Ferrer High School

Public elementary schools:

  • Vinzons Pilot Elementary School (Main Campus)
  • Mangcayo Elementary School
  • Calangacawan Norte Elementary School
  • Calangacawan Sur Elementary School
  • P.Barbin Elementary School
  • Guinacutan Elementary School
  • Banocboc Elementary School
  • Juanita Balon Elementary School
  • Santo Domingo Elementary School
  • M. Guinto Elementary School
  • Pinagtigasan Elementary School
  • Magcawayan Elementary School
  • Aguit-it Elementary School
  • Sula Elementary School
  • Sabang Elementary School
  • Matango Elementary School

Private elementary schools:

  • St Peter Kiddie School
  • Vinzons Christian School

Private Senior High School and Higher Educational Institution:

  • St. Francis Caracciolo Culinary Academy - Sto. Domingo

Sectarian Seminary:

  • Adorno Fathers Seminary

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Camarines Norte". 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. ^ a b World News , Vinzons, Camarines Norte, November 19, 2013
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Province of Camarines Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Fire destroys 400-year-old church in Bicol". GMA News. GMA Network Inc. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.

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