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It is our ardent desire to bring you the latest of what’s happening in Cagwait, especially the things that concern local governance and development through this easy-access online information system.

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Cagwait at a glance

Vision & Mission


An attractive, diverse and sustainable environment as a Tourist haven and consolidation center of the province with healthy, empowered and peaceful inhabitants living in a competitive and progressive community and a governance that is effective and transparent.


Ensure efficient and effective delivery of basic services that will enhance unity and cooperation with God-fearing and empowered people in the promotion of tourism and other development undertakings.


Young sailors from Leyte, who escaped from enslaving hands of Spaniards, sailed southward in 1840 in a boat called “veloz” and noticed they were passing  into a bay resembling a human mouth, which in vernacular, it is called “mao rag wait.” The bay looked like an open mouth and the peninsula resembling the esophagus. The settlers later on called the place “Cagwait.”

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Press Releases

  • Cagwait Bags 1st Place In SDS Fire Olympics

    Strong men of Search and Emergency Response Team of Surigao del Sur (SERTSS)-Cagwait emerged as winner in the Fire Olympics 2014 held at Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU) Main campus in celebration of the 54th Araw ng Surigao del Sur last June 19, 2014. The competition has three level of challenges that range from [...]

  • DRRMO Organizes SERTSS-Cagwait

    The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office with the assistance of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI) organized the Search and Emergency Response Team-Surigao del Sur (SERTSS)-Cagwait. The team includes volunteers from DepEd and the municipal employees who are willing to serve the people of Cagwait [...]

  • Cagwait Celebrates 19th National Crime Prevention Week Celebration

    Recognizing the significant role of different sectors in crime prevention, the Municipality of Cagwait joined in the celebration of the National Crime Prevention Week per Presidential Proclamation No. 461 (s. 1994) last September 1-7, 2013 with the theme “Malasakit Mo ay Kailangan Upang Krimen ay Maiwasan”. The highlight of the one week celebration are the [...]

  • SB Accredits and Selects CSO Representatives To Local Special Bodies

    With the assistance of the Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI), the Sangguniang Bayan of Cagwait accredited and selected representatives to Local Special Bodies on August 1, 2013 from a list of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) that complied with the accreditation requirements per guidelines issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The [...]

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