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|Distance from Manila: 255 KM|
|It is located on the south eastern part of the province, at the east coast of Bondoc Peninsula facing the province of Camarines Sur. It comprised of 54 barangays. It is regarded as one of transportation capitals of Quezon Province.|
So far as can be gathered from the memories of those descendants from the settlers of this municipality, it was far before the year 1820 when the Visayans and the Moros, were then wandering over the sea of the new so called "RAGAY Gulf", on the arm of the Visayan sea, in search of the then noted underwater products, such as sea shells, tropang (balatan) and corrals, that history maybe established on the facts of Guinayangan. On those time of the Galleon Trade people were already bartering sea products with foreign materials, and those Visayans from Masbate discovered that sea products in this area were abundant where they mostly depend their livelihood, particularly on their search for mother pearls than on demand by other countries and even other settlers of the Philippines in the different parts of the islands. Incidentally, those Visayans were cousins to each other, and from their daily activities, a Triumvirate was formed, composed of Simeon Molinos, Francisco Tupas Vicente Matta. Every products they secured from the gulf or any place within the vicinity, were brought to their Visayan Island where they were sold bartered. Being natives of Borongan, Samar, who migrated to Masbate and Burias islands, their activities become known on other parts of the country and even the Moros envied their trade and commerce and piracy begun. The moros often intercepted and made piracy on the sea, that the triumvirate were forced to establish defense of their products. In the course of the fight, the triumvirate were even driven to the source of the new Cabibihan River and there built an "agropacion" ( a little village). The offensive Moros continued the agression, and on the second fight, the triumvirate abandoned their first village and fled to Catino, on the bank of Cabibi at the mouth of the Ragay Gulf. They settled there for about five years. In the year 1826, another group of moros came to drive them off the place, but this time, the triumvirate had already established a strategic defense. Simeon Molines went to another side of Ragay Gulf, the other on the so called "Kinatakutan" River, while the rest defended the Cape Catino, each place being guarded by natives. So that each of the triumvirate, during the gap of five years, become friendly with the natives and considered them their rulers on each area of operations. Simeon Molines being the maker of GAYANG (the point of spears) which were used to defend them from the Moros, settled on the western side of Ragay Gulf, so that everytime, the gulf is guarded on each side, but retreats were always made at "Kinatakutan" River (east of the gulf), where the Moros were afraid to enter. During the last defense from the Moros, the triumvirate became successful on the use of Gayang, and at times, somebody talked of the spears used by Simeon Molines himself, they asked on dialect: "Mang Simeon, saan ka naggayang ng sibat na ito", then he answered: "Dito ko ito GINAYANGAN". From then on the word GINAYANGAN became famous throughout the place.
Being already peaceful from the aggressive moros, the triumvirate brought their families in the place settled by Simeon Molines, which was the eastern side of Ragay Gulf (where Poblacion is now located), and started living together in the pursuit of livelihood. In the year 1832 delegations were made with the Gobernadorcillo and immediately thereafter, on the Sumulong River, the Gobernadorcillo orally proclaimed and ofiicially declared this place as a town "GUINAYANGAN", covering the area from Sumulong River on the North; Guinahalinan river on the South; the Bundoc ng Kadig on the West and the center of Bundoc Peninsula on the West, where Raghay Gulf being on the center of the established town. The exact area then were not made known, it being the policy of the Spanish Government to just give the boundaries.
As the population grows migrants came, thereby various group and dialects were introduced in this town, but the Moro were the only group who wanted the place destroyed yet by the joint efforts of the natives, the triumvirate and the migrants, the town finally became peaceful after this period, and thereafter religious sects became apparent. The Roman Catholic introduced by the Spaniards flourished in the minds of the people, although minor religious were also introduced. During the pioneering period, however, various reforms were made on their search for progress. Under the Spanish government, few barrios were recognized. It was only on the latter part of the 1900 that wide recognition of the barrios were made. During the first and second World War, Guinayangan stand to the satisfaction of the neighbonng town.