Municipality of Maripipi

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BRIEF PROFILE:

A coastal island located in the northernmost part of Biliran Province. Southern west of the Visayan Sea and in the Northern part lies the Samar sea.It has a total land area of 2,836.65 hectares, with a total circumference of 24 kilometers. A 5th class municipality.

POPULATION AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE

  • Total population of 9,750 head counts and 1,687 households.
  • It is composed of 15 barangays, which comprises 70 purok/zones.

DIALECTS/RELIGION

  • Almost all of the total populace can speak waray and other dialects such as cebuano, tagalog etc.
  • Of the total population, 99% are Roman Catholics
  • 1% belongs to other religious sects.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Has virgin forest
  • It is a good fishing ground with clear and clean beaches.
  • Generally no pollution at present.

The principal sources of income of the constituents are:

  1. Fishing
  2. Farming
  3. Copra buy and sell and small scale industries
  4. The fluctuating price of copra wherein most people depend on, and the increasing price of basic commodities greatly affect the economic situation of the community.

INFRASTRUCTURE
100% of the circumferential road is cemented

The RORO Port
Regular trip from the island to Naval, Biliran is available from Monday to Saturday

EDUCATION

  • Has 10 elementary schools and 2 high schools, the MNVS and the VNHS.
  • Now vocational courses such as Furniture and Cabinet making, Food trades and Ceramics are being offered back to regular students.

PEACE AND ORDER

  • Maripipi island is generally peaceful.
  • Maripipians celebrate the town fiesta every 28th & 29th of September in honor of St. Michael.

TOURISM

  • Maripipi is one of the tourist spots of the Province.
  • Foreigners, balikbayans, visiting the island don’t miss to go on swimming at Candol Beach, Sambawan islets and Viga Spring.

LOCAL OFFICIALS

Hon. Uldarico P. Macorol
Mayor
Hon. Getulio A. Casio
Vice-Mayor

SB Members:
Hon. Nulkisam S. Macorol
Hon. Felisa S. Mulles
Hon. Arnolda Rutchel M. Albelda
Hon. Mervin L. Macorol
Hon. Juan D. Asugas, Jr.
Hon. Julianito M. Atiga
Hon. Noe M. Bacolod
Hon. Felizardo A. Salonoy, Jr.

Hon. Macario G. Montuerto, Jr.
ABC President
Mrs. Vigildes C. Conde
SB Secretary

Department Heads
Mr. Anthony S. Cairo
Municipal Treasurer
Mrs. Vigildes C. Conde
Municipal Accountant – Designate
Mr. Alfredo M. Agang
Municipal Assessor
Mrs. Ma. Luisa I. Pulvera
Municipal Budget Officer
Engr. Mar C. Martinez
Municipal Planning Dev’t. Coordinator – Designate
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Municipal Health Officer
Mr. Anthony S. Cairo
Municipal Civil Registrar – Designate
Mrs. Ma. Luisa I. Pulvera
Municipal Social Welfare Officer
Mrs. Genny Lind S. Canonoy
Municipal Agricutural Officer – Designate
Engr. Mar C. Martinez
Municipal Engineer
Engr. Richie S. Peñaflor
MLGOO
PInsp Marlon S. Acuin
PNP Chief
Hon. Annabelle S. Donasco – Balledo
Presiding Judge
Ms. Ilene C. Victorioso
Internal Revenue Collector
Mr. Deogracias S. Salas, Jr.
Municipal Election Officer
Mrs. Elen P. Canonoy
Principal I – MNVS
Mr. Nestor S. Capul
Head Teacher – VNHS
Mr. Inocencio P. Malinog
District Supervisor – DepEd Maripipi

Contact: Ms. Marielle Sandra T. Gaviola
Municipal Tourism Officer/MDRRMO – Designate

0977 217 2517