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Barangays of Plaridel, in the Misamis Occidental Province within Region X in the Republic of The Philippines
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Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions.
The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims.

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Misamis Occidental Province, Philippines

  • Plaridel has a total of 33 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Plaridel as of (2010) = 20,067
  • Population of Plaridel (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 33,073
  • Land Area of Plaridel (as of 2007, in hectares) = 8,000
  • Plaridel is a 3rd class municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Plaridel is in the Misamis Occidental province and within Region_X in the island of mindanao.

Geography of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Plaridel is a coastal municipality.

Location of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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History of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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“LANGANAN”, the local term for “delay” . A river so named because of its circuitous, winding route that traverses many kilometers. This river then was the highway by which people traveled on to reach the different settlements located along the riverbanks. Tales have it that the first Spaniard who arrived in one of the riverbank settlements asked what the name of the place was. Thinking that the Spaniard was asking for the name of the river, the settlers answered, “LANGANAN”.

The Spaniard found it hard to pronounce and instead uttered “LANGARAN” . This became the name of the place which now is the Municipality of Plaridel. Original settlers of LANGARAN were the Subanens. Farming, fishing and hunting were their means of livelihood. With their slash and burn (Kaingin) way of farming, they opened tracts of land for agricultural purposes. These tracts were later on bartered for axe heads and salt with the migrants.

Owing to the migration of settlers and the Subanens”innate shyness, the Subanens who are known for their love of nature and isolation, moved inward into the hinterlands. These people now live in the foot-hill as well as in Mount Malindang itself. No known fixed date could be pinpointed as to the start of the wave of migration into LANGARAN. But proofs such as ceramic wares, jars, glass beads and other relics proved that the Chinese traded with the people even before the Spaniards came.

The relics were unintentionally excavated when irrigation canals were dug along a place believed to be a burial ground (Orayao) . Unmindful of their historic-cultural values, the relics were further destroyed by the diggers, thus destroying a precious legacy to the now generation. Oral history has it that the first settlers migrated from the neighboring island of Siquijor sometime in 1870. Alicio Kais , together with other settlers, was credited as the one who opened and started the first settlement. The Boholanos then followed suit as businessmen/traders with their “manggad” of salted fish (ginamos), dried fish (bulad) and mats (banig) which they traded / bartered with agricultural products. These traders travelled from Bohol using the “PARAW” , a native boat.

During the onslaught of “amihan” (northeasterly winds) during the months of October to February, this light but sturdy vessels were docked at a tributary of the Langaran, some meters away from the river delta. This place still bears the name to these days, Purok Paraw of Northern Poblacion. Later on, this “paraw” was replaced with bigger and sturdier “batil”, a native sail boat. Some traders decided to establish a settlement in what is now known as Barangay Sta. Cruz, so named after a popular religious icon in Bohol. Subsequent migrations followed with the settlers coming from Siquijor, Bohol and Leyte, particularly Maasin .

Early inhabitants narrated that a Spanish Priest forded Lobog River, there, he constructed a wooden bridge of strong materials across the Lobog River and settled in Langaran. Then, he constructed a church, convent and a presidential building. This was the start of a Spanish settlement located at what is now the Poblacion. Ruins proved that a fort was existent in Langaran during the Spanish period.

This fort was destroyed including a kiosk situated at the town plaza either by intention or by the ravages of time. Preservation was an unheard of thing then. The only remnant is a portion of a wall situated at the Catholic Church ground. A survey of the lay-out of roads in the Poblacion will also point out to the formal lay-out common to all Spanish settlements with the church and the plaza as a focal point.

The Plaridel Catholic Parish already celebrated its centennial in 1985 . During the later part of the Spanish period and into the American period, the parish became a “visita” of the Parish of Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Due to the migrants’diligence, more tracts of land, aside from those acquired through barter, were cleared and converted into ricelands which now covers more than 1,000 hectares. To be able to provide water to the ricelands and with the ingenuity and leadership of Nazareno Gamutan , an almost illiterate Boholano, the settlers constructed irrigation canals passing through the hills and rock formations from the Langaran River to the Riceland. November 1, 1876 is mentioned as the date of construction. It was quite an engineering feat considering that the construction was quite sans the aid of sophisticated machinery. Up to the present, the said irrigation system is considered as one of the best in the whole Philippines and was the subject of various studies by irrigation experts. The group of settlers who constructed it, is now considered as the first ever cooperative in the country.

The American period saw Langaran as a centre for education. A reminder of this fact is the Gabaldon Building, a barracks-style school building situated at Plaridel Central School, one of the remaining few which is still intact throughout the Philippines. One Mr. Haynes , an American teacher even married a local lass. It was one of the biggest towns of the former province of Misamis. The seat of government of the municipality or settlement known as “Langaran” was in the sitio of Daisug , known as the Municipality of Lopez Jaena .

The town named Langaran was changed into “Plaridel” in the year 1907 , when the late Santos Palma was elected municipal President. From that period the town Langaran disintegrated bringing along a big portion of its territorial area which later on formed into a separate municipality now known as the Municipality of Sapang Dalaga and the district of Concepcion. Later on, the sitio of Daisug became a town now known as the Municipality of Lopez Jaena. During the administration of the late President Carlos P. Garcia , Sitio Solinog now known as Calamba was created into a separate municipality.

People of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Total Population of Plaridel as of 2015 Census: 38,900
  • Total Population of Plaridel as of May 1, 2010 Census: 35,251

Local Government Unit LGU of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".

Elected officials of Plaridel for the term of 2016-2019
  • Mayor of Plaridel: Diego Ty
  • Vice-Mayor of Plaridel: Jim Tan
  • Councilors of Plaridel:
  1. Marilou Yap
  2. Allan Laput
  3. Judel Ty
  4. Prince Kien Bandiala
  5. Algelyn Paradiang
  6. Charlito Tan
  7. Rene Baje
  8. Teddy Tatad

Elected officials of Plaridel for the term of 2013-2016
  • Vice-Mayor of Plaridel: TAN, JIM (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY
  • Councilors of Plaridel:

Elected officials of Plaridel for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes, etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Plaridel, you can list that property for free.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to ( or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

Schools in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to ( or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.

The name of your school in Plaridel can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Plaridel you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Plaridel, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Natural Resources of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Plaridel.

Your Story about Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.

If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

The oldest man or woman in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Plaridel? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Plaridel. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Plaridel Photo Gallery

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