Lopez, Quezon ( Fast facts, Location, Barangays, Population, Gov. Officials, Labor and Industry)

Lopez, Quezon

Lopez is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. It is located in the southern part of the province, 220 kilometers away from Manila, 83 kilometers away from Lucena City, 25 kilometers to Camarines Norte, 3 nautical kilometers to Alabat Island and bordered by the municipalities of Catanauan and General Luna on the south, Macalelon on the southwest, Calauag on the northeast, Gumaca on the west, Buenavista and Guinayangan on the east.

It is one of the largest municipalities in the province and has a total land area of 395.1 square kilometers representing 4.53 % of the total land area of the province of Quezon. It is composed of 95 barangays, 7 of which are urban and 88 are rural.

The terrain generally ranges from 345 to 399 meters above sea level with rugged mountain areas. Coastal areas deviate from plain to hilly terrains. Rivers, streams and springs abound throughout the municipality, but the most prominent is the Talolong River.

Lopez had a labor force of 56.99% in 2000 or 44,849. About 9,474 of the employed labor force were engaged in primary industries such as farming and fishing. Its economy is basically engaged in agriculture, crops, poultry and livestock production. Around 17,778.57 has. representing 45% of the total land area planted to coconut trees, 2,300 has. are established to rice production, 628 has. to corn harvest. Growing around are natural materials for handicraft such as wild vines, buri, anahaw, tikiw, bamboo, cogon and talahib.Several cottage industries exist in the locality such as bamboo furniture, bolo, baskets, rattan, anahaw and buri fan making, buntal and tikiw. It also has rich fishing grounds in the Lopez Bay area and a number of inland fishponds. Fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs and other sea products are abundant.
Rice is also a major staple crop, the municipality is also a major banana producer in the region. Other crops grown in the municipality are citrus, root crops, vegetables and industrial crops. Majority of the farmers are also raising livestock and poultry.

History
There was a flourishing coastal settlement somewhere in the southern part of the municipality of Gumaca called Talolong. The settlement’s name was derived from the name of sturdy trees abundant in the place locally called Talolong with scientific name Drypetes bordenii and widely known as Balikbikan.

The original location of the settlement was in the marshy mouth of a sedate river, which was founded by the descendants of Datu Dumangsil and Datu Balinsusa of the Kalilayan kingdom. Due to the frequent plundering and terrorism of the pirates, the colony was transferred to the present town’s location.
The settlement of Lakan Bugtali who founded the community of Gumaca was gone. Even a trace of its remains cannot be identified neither the vintages of the encomienda of Kalilayan nor a fraction of its 16th century glories. When it became a sitio through a papal bull, the village started to manage by her own.

Municipal Officials
Mayor: Hon. Sonny Ubana
Vice Mayor: Hon. Celso Arellano Arit
Councilors:
Hon. Castor Alano
Hon. Aristotle R. Yumul
Hon. Alex V. Vergara
Hon. Cenezeo Q. Cerilla
Hon. Edmundo P. Chan
Hon. Albinio Arellano Arit, Jr.
Hon.Hector Fyke Sevilla
Hon. Miguelito Arit Quisto

Lopez is politically subdivided into 95 barangays.
Burgos (Poblacion)
Danlagan (Poblacion)
Gomez (Poblacion)
Magsaysay (Poblacion)
Rizal (Poblacion)
San Lorenzo Ruiz (Poblacion)
Talolong (Poblacion)
Bacungan
Bagacay
Banabahin Ibaba
Banabahin Ilaya
Bayabas
Bebito
Bigajo
Binahian A
Binahian B
Binahian C
Buenavista
Buyacanin
Cagacag
Calantipayan
Canda Ibaba
Canda Ilaya
Cawayan
Cawayanin
Cogorin Ibaba
Cogorin Ilaya
Concepcion
De La Paz
Del Pilar
Del Rosario
Esperanza Ibaba
Esperanza Ilaya
Guihay
Guinuangan
Guites
Hondagua
llayang Ilog A
Ilayang Ilog B
Inalusan
Jongo
Lalaguna
Lourdes
Mabanban
Mabini
Magallanes
Maguilayan
Mahayod-Hayod
Mal-ay
Mandoog
Manguisian
Matinik
Monteclaro
Pamampangin
Pansol
Peñafrancia
Pisipis
Rizal (Rural)
Roma
Rosario
Samat
San Andres
San Antonio
San Francisco A
San Francisco B
San Isidro
San Jose
San Miguel (Dao)
San Pedro
San Rafael
San Roque
Silang
Sta. Catalina
Sta. Elena
Sta. Jacobe
Sta. Lucia
Sta. Maria
Sta. Rosa
Sta. Teresa
Sto. Niño Ibaba
Sto. Niño Ilaya
Sugod
Sumilang
Tan-ag Ibaba
Tan-ag Ilaya
Tocalin
Vegaflor
Vergaña
Veronica
Villa Aurora
Villa Espina
Villageda
Villahermosa
Villamonte
Villanacaob

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Please more informations! -_-

  2. ahmm gusto q lng po malaman yung history ng brgy.guites ,, thanks po,,,

  3. Gusto q po sna malaman qng anjan pa po ba nkatira sa brgy buinavista cla cristine san antonio..palayaw nia po ay tintin or celine…tnx po pacomment nlang po f anjan pa cla…pinsan nia po ito…

  4. roy g deguzman says:

    pwede poh bang makakuha ng mapa ng mga barangay ng lopez,quezon…tnx poh

  5. Clariza Guardian says:

    Hello po..bka po may nakakakilala po kay Ricardo Matriano..taga jan po xa sa lopez..dq po sure qng san poh ung location nia…mraming slamat poh

  6. Jeadel Rosales says:

    gusto ko po malaman kung sino ung author ng mga article dito para po sa thesis ko thankyou

  7. May official website na ba nito? Lopez Quezon? Wala ako makita eh.

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