Gumaca, Quezon (History, Gov. Officials, Barangays, Population)

Gumaca, Quezon

The Municipality of Gumaca (Filipino: Bayan ng Gumaca) is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 63,778.

Formerly known as Bumaka (to fight), the present town of Gumaca was a settlement founded at the southern bank of Palanas River in the 14th century by a group of settlers from Borneo and Malay Peninsula.
The earliest known ruler was Lakan Bugtali. His sovereignty extended over the regions bordering Gusuan, now called Lamon Bay, from Gamao point to the North, to the island across the bay or now known as Alabat Islands, to the southwest passing the northeastern part of the present town of Calauag, the source of Talolong, which traverses the town of Lopez, and Pandanan Rivers and on the northwest as far as the upper Kalilayan River. Thus when the first Spaniards arrived in this settlement in 1574 led by Fr. Diego Oropesa, they found a group of barangays with their own culture and government.
From 1574 to 1670 the town of Gumaca was ruled by Spanish Friars. Then from 1671 to 1893 the town was ruled by Spanish and Filipino Gobernadorcillos. From 1893 to 1900 the town executives came to be known as Capitan Municipal and from 1901 the head of the town was elected by the people and came to be known as Presidente Municipal. Later in 1936 this title was change to Municipal Mayors.
It must be noted that the brief history of Gumaca had no mention of any law, decree or Republic Act which created the Municipality and there was no mother municipality where Gumaca came from. As for its daughter towns, Lopez is the most notable among them, being one of the largest and the most progressive in that part of the province.

Local Government officials
Mayor: Hon. Engr. Joy Job A. Cabangon
Vice Mayor: Hon. Carmela Josefa R. Lavidez
Hon. Raquel M. Mendoza (SB Member)
Hon. Aida P. Dysanco (SB Member)
Hon. Armando A. Atienza (SB Member)
Hon. Rodolfo J. Bañal (SB Member)
Hon. Danilo B. Hernandez (SB Member)
Hon. Ruvilon Juancho T. Mercurio (SB Member)
Hon. Noel F. Capisonda (SB Member)
Hon. Mary Alyn C. Arcaya (SB Member)
Hon. Abner Marilla (ABC President)
Hon. Rose Angelar C. Martinez (SK Federation President)

Gumaca is politically subdivided into 59 barangays.
Adia Bitaog
Bagong Buhay (Pob.)
Batong Dalig
Casasahan Ibaba
Casasahan Ilaya
Gitnang Barrio
Inagbuhan Ilaya
Marcelo H. Del Pilar
Mataas Na Bundok
Maunlad (Pob.)
Peñafrancia (Pob.)
Pipisik (Pob.)
Rizal (Pob.)
San Agustin
San Diego (Pob.)
San Diego (Bukid)
San Isidro Kanluran
San Isidro Silangan
San Juan De Jesus
San Vicente
Tabing Dagat (Pob.)
Villa Arcaya
Villa Botas
Villa Fuerte
Villa Mendoza
Villa Nava
Villa Padua
Villa Perez
Villa M. Principe
Villa Tañada
Villa Victoria

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  2. Hon. Raquel Mendoza is in a relationship with the father of my daughter.

    If you are a public servant and has the plan on serving people, then why you prefer to engage yourself to someone who is still with someone? Do you think it is fair? where is the reputation here? people might know her well..

    • yes we knew her we’ll and with this petty cry from an “unwanted wife” is something irreversible. she is big, as well as her heart.. she is confident to show her passion and care.. she is different and unique.. maybe that’s why we voted for her and we’ll love her forever and be remembered as CRYSTALA… we know her.. and you? do you know her? i think not.. why did you not choose “HUSBAND” as the legal term? maybe because you as the mother of his daughter is unwanted and will be forever be just a mirror of the mishap between you and him. ohh get a life.. GO CRYSTALA!!

    • my god, totoo ba un?

    • totoo bayon?

  3. kap. manlangit says:

    gud morning sa mga taga gumaca iam brgy captain in ligao city, may napadpad na taga gumaca na bata dito sa amin, name Michael angelo Dela Pena from pitogo gumaca daw siya

  4. kap. manlangit says:

    baka may nakkakakilala sa inyo jan sa gumaca , ang father niya ay si raul Dela Pena at mother niya ay si Mariel De guzman Dela Pena,,,

  5. Clydie Sybingco says:

    may hinahanap po akong nagngangalang Lolita Astrera-Bergonia. kung sino man po ang nakakakilala sa kanya o kaya po sa mga kamag-anak nya kung pwede po sana ay ipaalam nyo saakin. pwede nyo po akong ie-mail sa 27 years na kasi po syang hindi nakikita ng kaibigan ko. sana po matulungan nyo ko maraming salamat 🙂

  6. hennessy says:

    hello, is there a nice hotel to stay in your place? baka kasi abutan kami ng gabi sa daan manggaling pa po kasi kami ng Tacloban salamat po.

  7. Try this place. You will love it. It’s your perfect stop over if you’re going to Tacloban.


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