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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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29 news items

Philippine Star

Philippine Star
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:32:22 -0700

MANILA, Philippines - Two men gunned down a 56-year-old provincial radio broadcaster at his home in Barangay Tagdon, Barcelona, Sorsogon Tuesday night, the police said. Radio dzMS blocktimer Teodoro “Tio Todoy” Escanilla didn't stand a chance ...


Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:41:15 -0700

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Two unidentified gunmen on Wednesday night (August 19) shot dead radio DZMS anchor Teodoro Escanilla, also known as “Tio Dodoy”, at his home in Barangay Tagdon, Barcelona, Sorsogon. Investigators said it ...

Abante Online

Abante Online
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:00:52 -0800

Patay ang isang 84-anyos na lolo matapos na pagtatagain ito ng magkapatid na kanyang pamangkin ng magkapikunan habang nag-iinuman kamakalawa ng gabi sa Barcelona, Sorsogon. Agarang nasawi sanhi ng tinamong mga taga sa iba't ibang bahagi ...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:55:37 -0700

A day later, radio reporter for dzMS Teodoro “Tio Dodoy” Escanilla suffered a similar fate in his house in Barcelona, Sorsogon. Escanilla was the Anakpawis provincial chairman and spokesperson of human rights group Karapatan in Sorsogon. On August 27 ...

Philippine Star

Philippine Star
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 09:00:21 -0700

Teodoro Escanilla, 59, a radio anchor for station dzMS, chairman of Anakpawis and spokesman of the human rights group Karapatan in Sorsogon, was gunned down in his home in Barangay Tagdon, Barcelona, Sorsogon last Aug. 19. Gregorio Ybanez, 65, a ...
The Manila Times
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:48:45 -0700

THE Liberal Party (LP) is the second-oldest political party in the Philippines and the oldest continually-active political party in the Philippines. The party has been led by respected liberal thinkers and pro -development politicians. The undersigned ...

Coconuts Manila

Coconuts Manila
Mon, 04 May 2015 03:18:45 -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 ...


Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:21:48 -0700

19, unidentified gunmen also shot and killed broadcaster Teodoro Escanilla in the town of Barcelona, Sorsogon province. The day before, gunmen shot and killed Gregorio Ybanez, president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club. Presidential ...

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