Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 4th District
No. of Barangays: 81
Land Area: 34,513 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 78,448
Registered Voters (COMELEC, December 2015): 38,495
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Calauag, Quezon is a well-known transport hub for motorists as the locality serves as the exit point of Southern Tagalog towards Bicol Region. It is often known as the Communications and Transport Capital of Southern Quezon due to the presence of three bus companies, one communication company, and numerous bus stops/eateries.
According to the writings of Valentin Martin in his "Ensayo de una sintesis de los trabajos realizados sos las corporaciones religiosas Españolas de Filipinas", the first record of the establishment of a settlement in Calauag dates as far as the year 1584. However, the formal founding of the town was placed in the year 1851 with the union of the settlements in Apad and Calauag.The first elected Captain of the town was Juan Sunog. In 1897 the town was placed the Revolutionary Government and Alipio Declaro became the Municipal President. In 1914 under Municipal President Marciano Roldan, the town was destroyed by fire for the first time in its history. On December 24, 1941, the town was occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army and on January 14, 1942, the town was again destroyed by fire. On April 19, 1945, the United States and Filipino forces liberated the town from Japanese occupation. The general headquarters of the Philippine Army and Constabulary under the Commonwealth regime was built and station in Calauag during and after the war from 1945 to 1946 against the Japanese.
Calauag is located on the north-eastern end of Tayabas Isthmus. The Daang Maharlika or Pan-Philippine Highway runs at the town after Lopez in Southbound and after Santa Elena at the Northbound. At the north end of Quirino Highway, it meets Daang Maharlika in Barangay Tabugon. It also meets the north end of Sumulong–Guinayangan Provincial Road which also meets Daang Maharlika in Barangay Sumulong. It is bounded to the north-west by Calauag Bay, south-west by Lopez, to the east by Guinayangan, and to the north by Basiad Bay and Tinig Bay; it is separated from Alabat Island by a 1 kilometer narrow strait.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture and Fishery
Tourist Destinations: Capaluhan Beach (Lamesang Bato), Pulong Pasig, Pangahoy Beach, Sta. Milagrosa Cave, Quezon Plaza, Calauag Central Park, The “C” Lighthouse
Special Events/Festivals: Adyo Calauag/Alimango Festival (May 20 to 25)
Address: Municipal Bldg., Calauag, Quezon
Phone: (042) 717-7122