Country  Philippines
Region Region 10 (Northern Mindanao)
Province Misamis Occidental
Congressional District 1st
LGU Type Municipality
LGU Classification 4th Class
Local Chief Executive Engr. Ezel T. Villanueva
Land Area (in square kilometers) 11,254 Hectares
Number of Barangays 19
Number of Purok  84 Puroks
Number of Households 4,298
Population (Projected) 20,26
Average Population Density 180 (persons/sq. km.)
Average Household Size 5
Average Income Per Household Php 3,000.0
Climate Fourth typ
Average Annual Rainfall 2,278.7 mm
Death Rate 5.03%
Literacy Rate 97.7%
Malnutrition Rate 23.26 %
Mortality Rate 6.21 %
Employment Rate 59.96 %
 
 
CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Calamba was originally called “Solinog”, named after a deep bankrill located at the eastern portion of the poblacion where Langaran River flows. Its name was later changed to CALAMBA by the Municipal Council of Plaridel after the Filipino patriot’s birthplace. It was formerly part of the municipal territory of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. Being the fastest growing barrio, it was separated from the Municipality of Plaridel and became independent on February 1, 1948, under Executive Order No. 85 series of 1947 by the late President of the Philippines, His Excellency Manuel A. Roxas. It was inaugurated into a municipality on February 14, 1948.

The “Subanos” were the aborigines of the municipality of Calamba, Misamis, Occidental. They had the practice of clearing certain areas one after the other. Those cleared areas were later abandoned and were easily acquiredby the new settlers coming from the Visayas and some parts of Mindanao.
 
 
POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT

    The Municipality of Calamba was created on February 1, 1948 and was inaugurated on February 14, 1948, the following was then elected:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hon. Irenio Clapano Municipal Mayor 1948-1949
Hon. Angelo Neri Municipal Mayor 1949-1953
Hon. Patricio L. Atay Municipal Mayor 1953-1957
Hon. Gustavo Neri Municipal Mayor 1957-1965
Hon. Lorenzo de Guzman Municipal Mayor 1965-1973
Hon. Pedro B. Lorejo Municipal Mayor 1973-1986
Hon. Porferio C. Branzuela, Jr. Municipal Mayor 1986-1988
Engr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr. Municipal Mayor 1989-1995
Atty. Inocencio D. Pagalaran, Jr. Municipal Mayor 1995-2001
Engr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr Municipal Mayor 2001-2013
Engr. Ezel T. Villanueva Municipal Mayor 2013-Present
 
 
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

    The municipality of Calamba is geographically located in the Northern part of the Province of Misamis Occidental, with the grid approximately 8°31’58” North latitude and 123°39’03”East longitude along the National Highway leading from  Ozamis City to Oroquieta City and to Dipolog City of Zamboanga del Norte. It is the center of the five municipalities considering that it is bounded by the Municipality of Baliangao on the North;Municipality of Concepcion on the South; Municipality of Plaridel on the North East; Municipality of Lopez Jaena on the South East and Municipality of Sapang - Dalaga on the West.


CLIMATE

Climatologically elements that have a direct impact on agriculture production are rainfall and typhoon.

    Calamba’s climate belongs to the fourth type with no pronounced dry or wet season. This type of climate is characterized as moist, with an average rainfall of2,278.7 mm throughout the year. The wettest period spreads over an eight-month period from May to December; however, the rainiest months are in the last quarter of the year from October to December when about 40% of the rainfall is recorded. While sparse rain showers are experienced during the remaining months, the driest months are February, March and April.  
 
 
LAND AREA OF THE MUNICIPALITY
 
Land Area and Percentage Distribution 
Area
(Hectares)
Percentage 
Agricultural Area 7,785.2309  69.20 %
Forest Area 84.000 0.80 %
Residential Area 331.6379 2.95 %
Commercial Area 14.4312 0.13 %
Land Area Exempt (river, creek, street,  public area) 3,029.1290 26.29 %
 
Agriculture
Major Crops
Annual Production
(MT)
Area Planted
(HA)
Coconut  13,800 6,000
Rice 723.12 152.4
Corn 382.65 369
Cassava   216.12
 
    About 69.20% of the municipality’s total land area is devoted to agricultural uses or equivalent to 7,785.2309 hectares. From this agricultural area, coco land is 6,000 hectares or 77.06% ; Riceland is 152.4 hectares or 1.96%; corn land is 369 hectares or 4.74% and 216.12 hectares use for cassava or 2.78% from the total agricultural area of the municipality. It shows that coconut is the main agricultural product or the most dominant crop in the municipality.  Agriculture is the main source of livelihood.  

    Forest lands area are located in the highly elevated barangays namely: Barangay Siloy, Singalat and Mamalad. Other forest areas are located along the riverbanks and creek banks. Forest land area covers 0.80 % of the total land area of the municipality or 84 hectares. Rattan is the major forest products.   

    Estimated land area used for residential is 2.95 % or 331.6379 hectares of the total land area of the municipality. Residential houses in the municipality mostly are made of light materials and some of it is made of concrete materials. Facilities like schools, hospital, churches, market, terminal and other facilities to make life more convenient are established.

    0.13 % or 14.4312 hectares covers the commercial land of the municipality. Barangay Don Bernardo A. Neri is the main center for the commercial activities of the municipality. Being the center of trade and commerce of the five municipalities namely Plaridel, Baliangao, Calamba, Sapang Dalaga and Concepcion, activities are found in the municipality like public market, banks, pawnshops, lending institution and others. Calamba Integrated Bus Terminal is also located at Barangay Don Bernardo A. Neri.
 
 
LAND AREA BY BARANGAY

    The land area is distributed to the 19 barangays wherein Barangay Sulipat has the highest land area then followed by Barangay Siloy.
 
Name of Barangay  Land Area (sq. km.)
Southwestern Poblacion
Solinog
Northern Poblacion
Don Bernardo A. Neri
Bunawan
Calaran
Magcamiguing
Langub
Bonifacio
Dapacan Alto
Dapacan Bajo
Mamalad
Mauswagon
Libertad
Sulipat
San Isidro
Singalat
Siloy
Salvador
1.6823660
3.3371326
1.5567510
2.50773940
5.1692408
5.6714828
3.39570440
4.1006910
6.9388408
8.3117678
7.0543558
4.8814648
7.6703468
5.0484558
11.7268938
8.0281018
7.5652678
11.3806068
5.9560808
TOTAL 112.544290
 
 
TOPOGRAPHY AND LAND FEATURES
 
    The municipality is generally characterized by upland rolling terrain with mountainous barangays on the south side.
 
BARANGAY  SLOPING PERCENTAGE

Langub

Calaran

Magcamiguing

Bunawan

Northern Poblacion

Southwestern Poblacion

Solinog

Don Bernardo A. Neri

Libertad

Dapacan Bajo

Dapacan Alto

Mauswagon

Salvador

Sulipat

San Isidro

Bonifacio

Siloy

Mamalad

Singalat 

3% - 8 %

3% - 8 %

3% - 8 %

3% - 8 %

3% - 8 %

3% - 8 %

3% - 8 %

3% - 8 %

8% - 18%

8% - 18%

8% - 18%

8% - 18%

8% - 18%

8% - 18%

8% - 18%, 18% - 30%

8% - 18%, 18% - 30%

8% - 18%, 18% - 30%

8% - 18%, 18% - 30%

8% - 30% 

 
    3% - 8% or gently sloping to undulating slope contains 2,798.21 hectares; 8% - 18% or moderately sloping to slightly rolling has the widest covering approximately 7,265.51 hectares then 18% - 30% strongly rolling/rolling slope constitutes 1,190.71 hectares.


ECONOMIC SECTOR

    Calamba is a center of trade and commerce in the northern part of the Province of Misamis Occidental.

    Based on the record from the Office of the Municipal Treasurer there are 785 business establishments in the municipality. These are pawnshops, banks, lending institutions, bakeries, drug stores, gasoline stations, department store, grocery stores, restaurants and others.  

    There are micro-industries present in the municipality, strategically located in the Poblacion, these are solar driers, rice and corn mills, machines and welding shops, vulcanizing shops, furniture wood carving tailoring, hollow block making, repair shops and etc.   
 
 
LABOR
 
Major Fields of Employment  Population Percentage
1. Farming/Self Employed 5,068 68%
2. Government/Private 1,500 20%
3. Hired Labor 886 10%
 
    Farming and self-employed is the primary occupation of the residents of the municipality with the total households of 5,058 population or 68%, followed by government/private employment with total households of 1,500 or 20% and hired labor with total households of 886 or 10%.
 
 
LIVESTOCK AND ANIMALS
 
LIVESTOCK  POPULATION
Poultry 30,167
Swine 3,389
Cattle 1,765
Carabao 1,363
Goat 956
 
    Most of the households engaged in livestock raising as an alternative livelihood in order to generate additional income for the family. There are more households who are engaged in poultry production followed by hog raising/fattening.

    The most numbered livestock is chicken with a total of 30,167 heads; followed is swine or pig with 3,389 heads; cattle with 1,765 heads; carabao with 1,363.  The last is goat with 956 heads. There are more households who engaged in poultry production. There are residents engaged in livestock raising as an alternative livelihood in order to generate additional income for the family.
 
 
RELIGIOUS CLASSIFICATION
 
Roman Catholic  55%
Philippine Independent Church 20%
UCCP/Evangelical 10%
Other Religion 15%
 
    Majority of the household are Roman Catholic with 55% of the total household. Philippine Independent Church or Aglipay rank 2nd with 22% and United Church in the Philippines (UCCP)/Evangelical with 10% and the remaining 15% is divided among other religious sector.
 
 
COMMUNICATION 
 
Franchise
Holders
Location of Firms Facilities &
Capacities 

A. LANDLINES

 

1. CRUZTELCO

 

 

 

 

 

2. DDD 

 

 

Main Office is in

Dipolog City

 

DBAN, Calamba

 

Solinog, Calamba         

 

 

Local & International Analogue/Digital/

Phone card

 

Public Calling   Office

 

 

Local & International Analogue/Digital/

Phone card

 

Public Calling

Office 

B. CELL SITES

 

   1. Smart

 

   2. Globe 

 

 

Manila

 

Manila         

 

 

Cell-Phone Relay Station

 

Internet Connection 

C. RELAY STATIONS

  
   PHILTEL

 

2. LIBERY 

 

 

Manila         

 

Manila     

 

 

Relay Station 

 

Relay Station 

 
    The most commonly used communication by residents in the municipality is cellular phones.  Calamba has two telephone companies the Cruztelco and DDD; two (2) cell phone sites the Smart and Globe cell sites; Calamba has also an internet service provider company which is the Smart WiFi. People are able to get news on their TV from stations and radio stations and in the newspapers.


TRANSPORTATION

    A. Roads

    The municipality of Calamba has a road network of more than 154 kilometers and it is classified as the National, Provincial, Municipal and Barangay Roads. 
 
Classification  Length (km.) Percentage Distribution
National Roads  16.090 10.39
Provincial Roads 48.730 31.47
Municipal Roads 16.589 10.71
Barangay Roads 73.455 47.43
Total 154.864 100.00
 
    B. Bridges

        The municipality has a total of 15 bridges
 
  Number of Bridges 
National 7
Provincial 4
Municipal 1
Barangay 3
TOTAL NUMBER OF BRIDGES 15
 
    C. Transportation Facilities  
 
Types of Vehicles  Transportation System

Buses

 

    Rural Transit                 

  • Buses that ply from Dipolog City, passing through the municipality, to Oroquieta City, Ozamis City, then to Cagayan de Oro City.
  • Buses that ply from Dipolog City, passing through the municipality, to Oroquieta City, Ozamis City, then to Pagadian City. 
Vans and Jeepney                                        
  •  From Dipolog then passes to Calamba then to Oroquieta City, to Ozamis City and vice versa.
  • From the Municipality to Rizal  Zamboanga del Norte and vice-versa.
Motorillas or Mottorcabs 
  • That will traverse in the near-by municipality.
  • It is also available with in the town proper. 

 

Motor-single or commonly called
Habal-Habal                                                                                               


  • Commonly used in the hinter barangay 
 
No. of Irrigation Structures per Type - 2 CIP/Earth Dam

Total Irrigation Farms                 - 152.4 Hectares 
 
 

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EARTHQUAKE DRILL

The Local Government Unit of Calamba along with the LDRRMC headed by Mr. Bienvenido Yap Jr. Conducted the quarterly Earthquake drill in Sacred Heart College. Earthquakes don't happens randomly at any time at any place to ensure that the school has gone through the right Earthquake procedures and knows what to do when an Earthquake hits their area. The school has to be prepared for the safety of the students and its employees.
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