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Banwaan sa Barcelona
Bayan ng Barcelona
Official seal of Barcelona
Map of Sorsogon with Barcelona highlighted
Map of Sorsogon with Barcelona highlighted
Barcelona is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°52′N 124°08′E / 12.867°N 124.133°E / 12.867; 124.133Coordinates: 12°52′N 124°08′E / 12.867°N 124.133°E / 12.867; 124.133
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Sorsogon
Legislative district 2nd district of Sorsogon
Barangays 25
 • Mayor Manuel L. Fortes Jr.
 • Total 61.18 km2 (23.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,340
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4712
Dialing code 56

Barcelona is a fifth class municipality in Sorsogon Province, Philippines, bounded by Gubat in the north, Bulusan in the south, Casiguran in the west and Pacific Ocean in the east. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 20,340 people.[3]

The site of Barcelona was originally part of Gubat and Bulusan. The town's name was known as Danlog, taken from the name of a swift flowing river. The change of name to Barcelona was recommended by a Spanish official that saw some similiarties with Barcelona, Spain. On April 16, 1886, it became a pueblo civil. Until 1868, it was part of the parish of St. James the Great of Bulusan. After 1868, it took St. Joseph as its patron saint and celebrates their town fiesta on May 19. [4]

Historically it was governed by Mayors Rustico Estopace and Salvador Estuye.

Based on the election result last May 14, 2007, Mayor Salvador Nee Estuye was elected together with Vice mayor Isabel Esmeria.

Barcelona is also known for its abundant supply of coconut, abaca and root crops such as sweet potato & cassava. It is also the main source of Pili nut, a popular delicious unique nut which you can certainly enjoy as dessert or main dish. It is also called the Little Switzerland of Asia because of its landscape.


Barcelona is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.[2] In 1957, the name of barrio Paghabulan was changed to Peña Francia.[5]

  • Alegria
  • Bagacay
  • Bangate
  • Bugtong
  • Cagang
  • Fabrica
  • Jibong
  • Lago
  • Layog
  • Luneta
  • Macabari
  • Mapapac
  • Olandia
  • Paghaluban
  • Poblacion Central
  • Poblacion Norte
  • Poblacion Sur
  • Putiao
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Ramon (Tan-awan)
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Lourdes
  • Tagdon


Population census of Barcelona
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 16,251 —    
1995 18,405 +2.36%
2000 19,041 +0.73%
2007 19,428 +0.28%
2010 20,340 +1.68%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Sorsogon". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Page 407 (Cristina D. Jose, Facts about Sorogon [mimeographed]), Philippines: A History of the Bikol Region, Jaime T. Malanyaon, 1991
  5. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Paghaluban, Municipality of Barcelona, Province of Sorsogon, to Peña Francia". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Province of Sorsogon". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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Pilipino Star Ngayon
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:18:45 -0700

... malalaki o katamtamang negosyo na makatutulong sa mga mamamayan sa komunidad. “Ito ang tunay na people empowerment” sabi nga ni Mayor Manuel Fortes of Barcelona, Sorsogon, na tagapagsalita rin ng League of Municipalities of the Philippines.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 03:29:26 -0700

Four men in their 60s died from heart attacks while watching the much-anticipated Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on Sun, May 3. ABS-CBNnews.com reported on the first three cases. In the town of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Jesus Datur, 62, suffered ...
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:52:30 -0700

MANILA - Contrary to the claim of Vice President Jejomar Binay, the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) said yesterday it has enjoyed increases in Internal Revenue Allotment worth P389.860 billion for all local governments this year.
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:32:02 -0800

Corporal Zaldy Bengua, who belonged to the Philippine Army's 9th Infantry Battalion, was shot dead by one of three suspected members of New People's Army (NPA) in Barangay (village) San Antonio, Barcelona, Sorsogon around 7:45 a.m. Sunday, said ...
GMA News
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:30 -0700

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:26:15 -0700

LMP spokesman Mayor Manuel Fortes of Barcelona, Sorsogon, said the league will make representations with the national government to download directly to LGUs some of the funds under the GPBP to empower the local governments in the implementation ...
GMA News
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:37:44 -0700

For five years, Geraldine has been taking care of her pet monkey, Muymuy. Everything was fine, until Muymuy suddenly grabbed and wounded three year-old Gerald. Such accidents proved that no matter how domesticated some wild animals are, no one can ...
Vox Bikol
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:00:00 -0800

He said that he sent a nine-man squad of soldiers together with some PNP officers to check on a report that an abandoned white maritime vessel was reportedly aground the coastal waters of Brgy Poblacion Norte in Barcelona, Sorsogon early in the morning ...

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