Republic of the Philippines
Municipality of Laoang

Region VIII - Northern Samar


The Municipality of Laoang, Northern Samar was awarded on July 24 by Kalahi-CIDDS AusAid for BEST PRACTICE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS out of vying 9 regions of the Philippines. The sub-projects nominated by DSWD RPMO VIII were Cahayagan 2-CL School Building and Sangcol Day Care Center. Highlighted is the Public-Private Partnership with Miriam College of Quezon City on sustainable environment and integrated early childhood care development. Awarding done at La Breza Hotel, Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City. Plaque award signed by DSWD Secretary and NPD of Kalahi-CIDDS CORAZON 'DINKY' JULIANO SOLIMAN. Region 8 DSWD RPMO represented by KC AusAid Bert Dave Carillo and Laoang MCT-AC Jesus 'dongdong' S. Acebuche. Participating regions were IV-A, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII and CARAGA

Laoang, Northern Samar

Laoang, Northern Samar

Laoang is a second income class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 58,037 people. It is the economic, educational, socio-cultural and government center of the 2nd congressional district of the province.


The municipality lies on the eastern side of the province. Bordering Pambujan in the west, Palapag facing east and the municipality of Catubig as its southern neighbor while the Philippine Sea stretches in the north.

Laoang is geographically divided into three distinct areas. The first is the lowlands of the mainland of Samar Island along the mouth of the Catubig River. The second is Laoang Island itself where the poblacion is situated, and the third is the Batag Island which forms as a natural barrier from the waters of the Pacific Ocean.