Busuanga, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Busuanga is a municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. The territory of Busuanga covers the western one-third of Busuanga Island, which is part of the Calamian Group of Islands lying between Mindoro and mainland Palawan. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 16,287 people in 3,047 households.

The Busuanga town proper, Salvacion, is approximately 50 kilometers from the town proper of its neighboring municipality of Coron. Travel time is approximately two and a half to three hours by land.

Brief History
Busuanga was formerly a barrio of Coron. It became a separate municipality on November 16, 1950 by virtue of Republic Act No. 560.

Busuanga is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.

  • Bogtong
  • Buluang
  • Cheey
  • Concepcion
  • Maglalambay
  • New Busuanga (Pob.)
  • Old Busuanga
  • Panlaytan
  • Quezon
  • Sagrada
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Rafael
  • Santo Niño
  • Burabod
  • Halsey

General Information
Area (sq. kms.):392
Population (2000): 16,287
No. of Barangays:15
Income Class:
District: First
Zip Code:5317
Area Code: 048

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busuanga,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=811&Itemid=56