About Naga

In early times, the place now known as NAGA was abundant with trees locally called “Narra”.  The first settlers named the place as “Narra” (derived from the Narra trees) and named it in later years to what it is now – NAGA.

Considered as one of the oldest settlements in the Province of Cebu, Naga became a municipality on June 12, 1829 and has gone through a series of reclassification simultaneous with its healthy economic development as it grows.

The tranquil farming and fishing villages of the natives were raised to a fuss when the Spaniards arrived and explored the coal mining in upland barangays.  Coal then became the first export product of the town, as the Spaniards mined and sent them to Spain.  Second to coal was cement product.

The mining industry undeniably triggered the successful industrial development of Naga.  As the years progressed, quite a number of manufacturing companies and other industries flourished in the place and eventually makes Naga as one of the industrialized locality in Cebu at present.

Naga has recently gained its new status from 1st class municipality into a component city in the First District of Cebu by virtue of R.A. 9194 which was ratified through a plebiscite on September 02, 2007 under the sponsorship of Congressman Eduardo R. Gullas, now respected as the “Father of the City of Naga, Cebu.”

Status:3rd Class City
Main Product:Agricultural, Industrial, Agro-Industrial, Mining
Distance from Cebu City:21 kms south of  Cebu
Main Source of IncomeIRA, RPT, Business and License Fees
No. of Barangays:28

Physical Profile

Land Area:10, 217 has
Climate:3rd type

General Land Use (based on 1996-2006 CLUP)

Agricultural Area:1,687.50 has
Special Economic Area:764.90 has
Timber Land:4,470.00 has
Planned Unit for Development:611.00 has
Industrial:424.80 has
Reclamation:1,000.00 has
Built-up:1,265.06 has
Agro-industrial:56.48 has
Tourism:8.00 has
Mangroves:6.00 has
Total:10,298.24 has

Demography Profile (as of 2015 census)

Total Population:115,750

Population Density

No. of Households:23,150
Pop. Growth Rate (Intercensal):2.52%

Urban Land Use

Residential Area:601.6135 has
Mangroves:6.0000 has
Commercial:101.3600 has
Industrial I:9.0000 has
Industrial II:7.4000 has
Industrial III:408.4000 has
Institutional:15.1300 has
Parks/Open Space:15.1040 has
Agricultural:3.5595 has
Reclamation:1,000.0000  has
Timber Land:532.5400 has
Total:2,700.1000 has

Socio-Cultural Profile

Language Spoken:English, Tagalog, Cebuano
Religion:R. Catholic (dominant), Seventh Day Adventist, Iglesia ni Kristo, Protestant
Annual Feast Day:Every 10th of October
Patron Saint:St. Francis of Assisi

Power Source

Provider:Visayan Electric
No. of Barangays energized:28


Road Network

National Road:9.00 kms.
Provincial Road:28.50 kms.
City Road:5.22 kms.
Barangay Road:72.75 kms.

Health Facilities

Lying-in Clinic:1
General Hospital:1
City Health:1
Diagnostic Center:2 (Public)
Health Station:28, 2 (Private)


  • Buses
  • Tricycles
  • Passenger Vans


Private:NPC/Salcon Power, APO Cement Corp.

Sources of Water

  • Spring (natural)
  • Deep/Shallow wells
  • Spring box
  • Local Utility Provider

Means of Communication

  • Postal Services
  • Mobile Phones
  • Telephones (landline)
  • VHF Radio
ALPACO  Hon. Rogelio C. Ababa
BAIRAN  Hon. Reynaldo B. Espinosa
BALIRONG  Hon. Andresito Canonigo
CABUNGAHAN  Hon. Elmer Pañoso
CANTAO-AN  Hon. Cristina R. Ababa
COGON  Hon. Elmer P. Paran
COLON  Hon. Jeffrey James A. Sayaang
EAST POBLACION  Hon. Scott Juvenal A. Chiong
INAYAGAN  Hon. Edilberto H. Fat
INOBURAN  Hon. Redgie A. Cabizares
JAGUIMIT  Hon. Laura Alinsonorin
LANAS  Hon. Rey A. Arnoza
LANGTAD  Hon. Fortunato L. Abangan
LUTAC  Hon. Juanita T. Gesman
MAINIT  Hon. Evelyn Lescano
MAYANA  Hon. Rolando C. Oros
NAALAD  Hon. Sandra L. Cañalita
NORTH POBLACION  Hon. Ray A. Manabat
PANGDAN  Hon. Aurelio B. Alinsonorin
PATAG  Hon. Martin R. Omambac
SOUTH POBLACION  Hon. Nathaniel B. Montebon
TAGJAGUIMIT  Hon. Victoria L. Requinto
TANGKE  Hon. Niel A. Bartolabac
TINA-AN  Hon. Teodoro C. Cantal, Jr.
TUYAN  Hon. Darwin S. Villareal
ULING  Hon. Carmelita B. Dakay
WEST POBLACION  Hon. Jose G. Herediano

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