Daet, Camarines Norte
Daet, also known as the "Gateway to Bicolandia". A 1st class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines
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. It is the capital municipality of Camarines Norte. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 94,184 or 18.33% of Camarines Norte's population. The current mayor of Daet is Tito Sarte Sarion. The first monument in honor of first Malayan hero Dr. Jose Rizal can also be found here in Daet.

The municipality is a popular surfing spot among surfers worldwide. Aside from that, it is home to a virgin group of islands, the Calaguas.


In 1948, the town of Mercedes
Mercedes, Camarines Norte
Mercedes is a 4th class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 41,713 people in 7,932 households.-History:...

, Camarines Norte
Camarines Norte
Camarines Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. Its capital is Daet and the province borders Quezon to the west and Camarines Sur to the south.-Demographics:...

, was created from the barri.os of Babatnon, Lanot, Lalawigan, Pinagdamhan, Hamoraon, Culasi, Tarum, Pambuhan, Masalong-salong, Hinipaan, Matoogtoog, Cayucyucan, Mambongalon, Manguisoc, Gaboc, Cariñgo Island, Quinapaquian Island, Apwao Island, Mercedes, Tanayagan, Tagontong and Catandonganon, which all belonged to this town, by virtue of Republic Act No. 341, approved on July 26, 1948.


Daet is politically subdivided into 25 barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...

  • Alawihao
  • Awitan
  • Bagasbas
  • Barangay I (Ilaod)
  • Brgy II (Pasig)
  • Brgy III (Iraya)
  • Brgy IV (Mantagbac)
  • Brgy V (Pandan)
  • Brgy VI
  • Brgy VII
  • Brgy VIII (Salcedo)
  • Bibirao
  • Borabod
  • Calasgasan
  • Camambugan
  • Cobangbang
  • Dogongan
  • Gahonon
  • Gubat (3 Districts - Moreno, Gubat, and Mandulongan)
  • Lag-on
  • Magang
  • Mambalite
  • Pamorangon
  • Mancruz
  • San Isidro

Surfing and Beaches

Daet is a famous surfing and kiteboarding spot, as it has a long stretch of beach in Bagasbas.Because of the attention it has gotten from the local surfing community, the Philippine Department of Tourism
Department of Tourism (Philippines)
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 turned it into a local accredited surfing spot. http://www.galapinoy.com/2007/06/05/a-trip-to-daet-and-the-calaguas-islands-in-camarines-norte/

Aside from being a spot for surfing and kiteboarding, the Calaguas group of islands to its north has garnered attention from local and foreign tourists alike. The islands can be considered virgin since no resorts have been created there yet.


The Pineapple Festival (or "Pinyasan" as it is called by the locals) is considered to be the most colorful festival in Camarines Norte. The festival started in 1992, and is about the province's prime agricultural product, which is the "Queen of Formosa" pineapple. Noted for its sweetness and flavor, this kind of pineapple is produced only in Camarines Norte, thereby making it a specialty in the province. The festival goes on for about 10 days, and several events are held in the municipality. The festival aims to promote the culture of Daet and its citizens. The Pineapple Festival is held every 15–24 June annually initiated by Mayor Tito Sarte Sarion

The Bantayog Festival celebrates the founding of Camarines Norte. As of 2009, it has been 89 years since the province has become independent, since March 3, 1919, when Ambos Camarines (At that time Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur were one province) was split int two. This festival promotes the province as one which has unnoticed potential in the fields of tourism and commerce, and also the rich culture and hospitality of the people of Camarines Norte. The Bantayog Festival is held every March or April annually. It was launched on April 2005, the BANTAYOG FESTIVAL was named by John Carlo M. Peraz, former staff of the Tourism Office of the province.

Notable Daetenos

Fortunato "Atoy" Co, Former PBA Player, Actor Politician

Ricky Lee, Scriptwriter

Michelle Reyes-Dabu, Beauty Queen

Joross Gamboa, Actor

Bing Pimentel, Actress, Model

Dennis Cabuso, TV Actor, Politician

Liwayway Vinzons-Chato, Former BIR Commissioner, Politician

Sid Lucero, Actor


Historical Landmarks
  • 1st Rizal Monument
  • Provincial Capitol
  • Old Daet Municipal Building
  • Most Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Daet Elevated Town Plaza
  • Daet Municipal Building

  • Central Plaza Mall
  • Trendy People (Managed by R.R.T. Pagal)
  • City Square
  • Centro Department Store
  • Novo
  • 101 Department Store

Fastfoods & Restaurants
  • Catherine's
  • Jollibee
  • Chowking
  • Greenwich
  • Graceland
  • Shakey's
  • Mang Inasal (newly open)
  • Bigg's Diner (not Operational)
  • Kingfisher Restaurant
  • Golden Palace Restaurant
  • Kusina ni Angel
  • Tippy Toppy
  • Renzo Cassava Cake
  • K Sarap
  • Brick Yard
  • Garden View Bar and Restaurant
  • Central Plaza Restaurant
  • Iñigo Cafe
  • Pasillio Siete
  • Green Cow
  • Leo's Cuisine
  • Alvinos
  • Hotpot
  • 3B Bucket, Barrel & Booze
  • The Caramel
  • Siennalos
  • Biñan Kitchenette
  • Mr. Donut
  • Food Choices
  • Bagasbas Lighthouse Bar & Restaurant ( Catherine's )
  • Stroll Cafe & Restaurant
  • Bamboo Grill and Restobar

  • Saint John The Baptist Parish
  • Saint Joseph, Husband Of Mary Parish
  • Our Lady Of Peñafrancia Parish
  • Divine Mercy Parish-Shrine

Other Industries

(White Clay)The municipality is rich in mineral resources such as diatomaceous earth (DE) or commonly called white clay. This is one of the income generating industries of the municipality. This non-metallic mineral has a total approximate reserve of 1,289,600 metric tons.

The municipality has a viable source of sand and gravel. It is being extracted by mining concessionaires.

Land transportation is the primary means of transporting people, goods and services from the barangay to the town proper of Daet.

The municipal proper is being linked to its different barangays by the municipality’s major roads, namely the Maharlika Highway. It has a total length of 25.50 kilometers stretching from the boundary of the municipality of Daet to the Camarines Norte - Camarines Sur boundary. The Mangcamagong provincial road has a total length of 9.46 kilometers, stretching from the municipal boundary of Basud and Mercedes to the junction of Maharlika highway.

The different barangays of the municipality is being served by levels I, II and III water supply. To cope with the consumption demand especially during summer, the CNWD has constructed an elevated water tank with a capacity of 200 cubic meters and implementing the “Tubig ng Buhay, Hatid sa Barangay” program.

Other barangays are being served by shallow wells, deep wells or dug wells.

Daet has been served by electric power, formerly by the defunct Hidalgo Electric Enterprise, now by the National Power Corporation through the Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative (CANORECO). After the establishment of this cooperative, there was a great improvement in terms of power supply condition in the municipality.

Daet has a telecommunication system that is being run by one personnel of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC). There are three satellites of Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular. There is postal office and has a staff of one mail carriers serving all barangays in the municipality. These personnel cannot adequately serve the entire from the lack of personnel; another problem is the difficulty in the delivery of mails in the remote and far-flung barangays.

Schools and colleges

  • Chung Hua High School (Private)
  • Daet Elementary School (Public)
  • Camarines Norte State College - Abaño Laboratory Elementary and High School (Semi-Private)
  • Camarines Norte National High School (Public)
  • Moreno Integrated School (Public)
  • Camarines Norte State College
    Camarines Norte State College
    The Camarines Norte State College is a public college in the Philippines. It is mandated to provide higher technological and professional instruction and training in the fields of economics, agriculture, health, engineering, education, management, finance, accounting, forest research and...

     (State College - SUC)
  • Mabini Colleges (Private)
  • La Consolacion College of Daet (Private)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation
    Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation
    Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation is an ever-expanding educational institution located in Daet, Camarines Norte in the Philippines.It has the goal of furthering the development of capabilities for the Filipino youth and community....

  • AMA Computer College
  • Microsytem College Foundation
  • Peña de Francia College
  • Awitan National High School
  • Databyte Computer College
  • Vineyard Asia Technological College


  • Bagasbas Lighthouse Hotel Resort
  • Dolor Hotel
  • Daet Hotel
  • Sampaguita Tourists Inn
  • Wiltan Hotel
  • Canimog Hotel
  • Mines Hotel
  • Hebris Hotel
  • Pinoy Hotel
  • Irish Travel lodge
  • Travellers Hotel
  • Bagasbas Surfers Dine-Inn
  • Karilagan Hotel
  • Regine Joy Apartelle
  • Habibi Apartelle
  • Villa Mila Garden Hotel
  • Diamond Lodge
  • 73 Tourist Inn


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