Catubig, Northern Samar

Municipality of Catubig
Official seal of Catubig
Map of Northern Samar with Catubig highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Catubig highlighted
Catubig is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°24′N 125°03′E / 12.4°N 125.05°E / 12.4; 125.05Coordinates: 12°24′N 125°03′E / 12.4°N 125.05°E / 12.4; 125.05
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Northern Samar
District 2nd District
Barangays 47 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Galahad O. Vicencio
 • Vice Mayor Dionisio Dexter D. Galit
 • Congressman Jose L. Ong Jr.
 • Electorate 22,540 voters (2016)
 • Total 214.99 km2 (83.01 sq mi)
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total 33,025
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Catubignon
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code +63 (0)55
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 95.5 million  (2016)
Native languages Waray

Catubig, officially the Municipality of Catubig, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 33,025 people.[3]


Catubig was mention by historian William Henry Scott in his article "Bingi of Lawan" of the Lakanate of Lawan which one of the chieftain was Datu Iberein. The Scott article wrote in the Bingi of Lawan epic: "There lived in this place a chief called Karagrag, who was its lord and ruler. He was married to a lady of his rank called Bingi, a name which had been bestowed on her because of her chastity, as we shall see. I was not able to find out if she came from the same town; most probably she was from upstream on the Catubig River, where she was the daughter of the chief there." [4]

Another tale was mentioned that the name Catubig was also a product of a 'word compact' between Americans and Filipinos. It was stated that an American surveyors saw a cat sunbathing by rolling along the grassy edge of the brook. They then approached a young lady who was doing her laundry and asked, “What is that, cat?” The lass, hardly seeing the cat which was in higher elevation, and not knowing what the foreigners were asking about simply responded, “Tubig,” meaning the water of the brook.

During the Philippine–American War, Catubig was the scene of a battle between the warays and the Americans known as the Siege of Catubig. The Siege of Catubig was fought for four days beginning April 15, 1900.


Catubig is politically subdivided into 47 barangays.

  • Anongo
  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 2 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 3 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 4 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 5 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 6 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 7 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 8 (Poblacion)
  • Bonifacio
  • Boring
  • Cagbugna
  • Cagmanaba
  • Cagogobngan
  • Calingnan
  • Canuctan
  • Claro M. Recto (Lobedico)
  • D. Mercader (Bongog)
  • Guibwangan
  • Hinagonoyan
  • Hiparayan
  • Hitapi-an
  • Inoburan
  • Irawahan
  • Lenoyahan
  • Libon
  • Magongon
  • Magtuad
  • Manering
  • Nabulo
  • Nagoocan
  • Nahulid
  • Opong
  • Osang
  • Osmeña
  • P. Rebadulla
  • Roxas
  • Sagudsuron
  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose (Hebobollao)
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Fe
  • Sulitan
  • Tangbo
  • Tungodnon
  • Vienna Maria




  • Hanging Bridge of Catubig
  • St. Joseph Parish Church
  • Battle of Catubig Shrine


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Northern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Scott, William Henry (1985). Cracks in the parchment curtain and other essays in Philippine history. New Day Publishers. p. 93. ISBN 978-971-10-0073-8.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Northern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Catubig, Northern Samar : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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