Catanauan

 

Catanauan

Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 3rd District
No. of Barangays: 46
Land Area: 26,684.34 has. 
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 65,832
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 35,217

Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)

Position
Mayor
Vice-Mayor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
LNB President
Local Official
Atty Almira A. Orfanel
Juan T. Casal
John B. De Imus
Rolando R. Custodio
Antonio Paterno A. Avila
Michael C. Palermo
Joy O. Natividad
Benjamin H. Montano
Consuelo P. Frondoza
Antonio A. Cordero
Eufrocina M. De la Cruz
Political Party
United Nationalist Alliance
National Unity Party
United Nationalist Alliance
National Unity Party
National Unity Party
National Unity Party
United Nationalist Alliance
United Nationalist Alliance
National Unity Party
United Nationalist Alliance
 
Term
1st
1st
3rd
3rd 
3rd 
1st 
1st
1st
1st
1st
3rd 

 


About:

Historical Background:
Its first inhabitants were aetas, commonly called balugas. Descendants of this ethnic group could still be found in Barangay San Jose Anyao, Anusan and Canculajao. In the late 18th & 19th  centuries there were frequent moro raids. These occurrences prompted the people to construct two small stone ports or watch towers mounted with artilleries. The first tower was called Sta Maria Tower and located near the present wharf and the other which was called Castillo Watch Tower stood at the intersection of Rizal and Boncan streets. These two towers were facing each other (magkatanawan) hence, the name Catanauan was so derived. The recognized foundation  of the Municipality was January 20, 1686.

Geographic Location:
Catanauan is one of the twelve towns of Bondoc Peninula or 3rd District of Quezon. It is directly facing the island of Marinduque. It is bounded on the north by municipality of Lopez, northeast by Buenavista; on the east by San Narsiso; on the east and southeast by Mulanay; on the south and southeast by Tayabas Bay; and on the west and northwest by General Luna. It is approximately located at 122º19’30” longitude and 13º35’30” latitude with approximate mean declination of 1º32’ east at annual magnetic changes of 2’ westerly. The Municipality is approximately 264.205 km from Metro Manila; 128 kilometers from the provincial capital, Lucena City via Gumaca route and 114 kilometers via Unisan route. The landscape of Catanauan is described hilly, rolling mountains with isolated flat lands. The existing rivers and creeks serve as potential for effective drainage more specially the Catanauan River. Catanauan has a slope ranging from 0-3% and above the most elevated portion is at Barangay San Jose Anyao, which has a slope of 60% and above.

Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Fishery, Commerce and Services 

Tourist Destinations: Catanauan Beaches, Catanauan Cove, Tierra Blanca, Eyn’s Resort

Special Events/Festivals: Boling-boling Festival (3 days before Ash Wednesday), Catanauan Town Fiesta (December 8)

Contact Information:
Address: Municipal Hall, Catanauan, Quezon
Phone: (042) 315-8145
Fax: (042) 315-8198
Website: http://www.catanauanquezon.com


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