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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.

As we envision Cagwait to be the tourist haven of the province of Surigao del Sur, we encourage you to be one with us in our journey towards the fulfillment of such vision.

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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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  • Tawagan
  • Tubo-tubo
  • Unidad

Press Releases

  • LGU Cagwait conducts training on BDRT

    The Local Government Unit of Cagwait conducted a training on Disaster Management Rescue and Relief Operation Training to all BDRT (Barangay Disaster Response Team) last March 13-16, 2013, which was facilitated by the Philippine National Red Cross, Philippine National Police, and the Local Government Unit of Cagwait. The training aims to train Barangay Response Team [...]

  • IPs in MaCaBaTa meet to discuss land conflict

    Called as “The Encounter”, around 200 IP leaders and community members of the municipalities of Marihatag, Cagwait, Bayabas and Tago (MaCaBaTa) gathered recently in Tubo-tubo Barangay Gymnasium and heeded the clamor of IP communities to be enlightened on the conflicting laws affecting land, indigenous peoples, and their rights. Engr. Charlene Binghoy, National commission on Indigenous [...]

  • CSOs gather for Budget Tracking Training

    The Municipality of Cagwait, and the Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI) has engaged into a partnership dubbed as PARTNER LG which stands for Participatory, Accountable, Responsive, Transparent, Nurturing Effective, Efficient Rule of Law-Governance. This is a process to include Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the budget cycle and enhance local planning. Series of activities were [...]

  • LGU Cagwait awards well-performing BBIs

    Aside from its Galing-Pook-awarded Cagwait’s Best Program, the Municipality of Cagwait has been extending support to Barangay Based Institutions (BBIs) through an incentive program dubbed as the Annual Search for the Outstanding BBIs. The Search was conducted along with the Cagwait’s Best evaluation last December 2012 by a team of evaluators composed by the Municipal [...]

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