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Distance from the City Proper 78.80 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

There are many tales about the origin of Mangusu. It derived its name from the local dialect “susu”, which is a kind of sea shell.

One story tells about a group of people who usually go to the sea shores to pick up some sea shells for their viand. Most chavacanos were the first settlers here. One day, a group of Chavacano passed by and there were some foreigners there during that time. The foreigner asked them “what is the name of this place?” They just answered “mansusu” in Chavacano dialect. They thought that the foreigners were asking them if where they were going. So they named the place as Mangusu.

Description It is bounded on the south by Tigbalabag, on the west by Sibulao and on the north by Vitali.
Barangay Fiesta Last Saturday of May
Total Population (2007 Census) 3,391
Number of Households 664
Punong Barangay Ismael H. Malik
Barangay Kagawad

Gina V. Agsoy
Daniel C. Encarnacion
Nasser S. Abdul
Ruben T. Cruz
Nicanor A. Dabucon, Jr.
Danny T. Pagsuguiron
Nonong S. Basa