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 acquired by 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 2001-2009
Engr. Ezel T. Villanueva Municipal Mayor 2009-2022

    And in 2004 election, the new set of elective officials who managed sincerely and religiously the Municipality up to the present are the following to wit;


Dr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr. Municipal Mayor
Hon. Ernest A. Descallar Municipal Vice Mayor
Hon. Jesus C. Enerio SB Member
Hon. Bito C. Yee SB Member
Hon. Bito C. Yee SB Member
Hon. Rodrigo T. Garcia SB Member
Hon. Nathaniel A. Neri SB Member
Hon. Editha C. Adorable SB Member
Hon. Beverly B. Samosa SB Member
Hon. Edgar V. Iman SB Member
Hon. Moises D. Leonardo SB Member
Hon. Rodolfo D. Pagalaran SB Member / ABC Pres.
Hon. Ramdy D. Famas SB Member / FSK Pres.


    The Municipality has an estimated land area of 112.54 square kilometers, more or less 5% of the total land area of Misamis Occidental. In terms of land area, Calamba is one of the smaller municipalities in the province.

Name of Barangay  Land Area (sq. km.)
1. Southwestern Poblacion
2. Solinog
3. Northern Poblacion
4. Don Bernardo A. Neri
5. Bunawan
6. Calaran
7. Magcamiguing
8. Langub
9. Bonifacio
10. Dapacan Alto
11. Dapacan Bajo
12. Mamalad
13. Mauswagon
14. Libertad
15. Sulipat
16. San Isidro
17. Singalat
18. Siloy
19. Salvador
Total 112.544290


    Climatological 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 of2,278.7mm 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.

(Based on Actual Household Survey 2004)
Male  50.61%
Female 49.39%
Total Number of Households 4,039
Average Income per Household P 3,000.00
Of the household income spent for food, and the remaining amount are for clothing, education and other miscellaneous expenses like transportation, water and light. 65%-75%
LGU's Classification 5th Class
Total Number of Barangays 19
Persons /sq. km. 161


Age Distribution
of Population



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