Maripipi, Biliran

Maripipi. A coastal island located in the northernmost part of Biliran Province. Southern west of the Visayan Sea and in the Northern part lies the Samar sea.It has a total land area of 2,836.65 hectares, with a total circumference of 24 kilometers. A 5th class municipality.


  • Total population of 9,750 head counts and 1,687 households.
  • It is composed of 15 barangays, which comprises 70 purok/zones.


  • Almost all of the total populace can speak waray and other dialects such as cebuano, tagalog etc.
  • Of the total population, 99% are Roman Catholics
  • 1% belongs to other religious sects.


  • Has virgin forest
  • It is a good fishing ground with clear and clean beaches.
  • Generally no pollution at present.

The principal sources of income of the constituents are:

  1. Fishing
  2. Farming
  3. Copra buy and sell and small scale industries
  4. The fluctuating price of copra wherein most people depend on, and the increasing price of basic commodities greatly affect the economic situation of the community.

100% of the circumferential road is cemented

The RORO Port
Regular trip from the island to Naval, Biliran is available from Monday to Saturday


  • Has 10 elementary schools and 2 high schools, the MNVS and the VNHS.
  • Now vocational courses such as Furniture and Cabinet making, Food trades and Ceramics are being offered back to regular students.


  • Maripipi island is generally peaceful.
  • Maripipians celebrate the town fiesta every 28th & 29th of September in honor of St. Michael.



Maripipi has 15 barangays.

  • Agutay
  • Banlas
  • Bato
  • Binalayan West
  • Binalayan East
  • Burabod
  • Calbani
  • Canduhao
  • Casibang
  • Danao
  • Ol-og
  • Binongto-an (Poblacion Norte)
  • Ermita (Poblacion Sur)
  • Trabugan
  • Viga

Barangays 15
• Mayor Uldarico P. Macorol
• Total 27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)
• Total 7,159
• Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6543
IDD : area code  +63 (0)53
Income class 5th Class
Dialect: Waray

Local Officials

Mayor Elding Macorol

Vice Mayor Getulio Castro


  • Macorol, Kisam
  • Mulles, Felisa
  • Albelda, Arnolda Rutchel
  • Macorol, Mervin
  • Asugas, Juan Jr.
  • Atiga, Nitoy
  • Bacolod, Noe
  • Salonoy, Felizardo Jr.