Municipality of Baclayon
Baclayon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 18,015 people. Baclayon is situated in the eastern part of Bohol. Before the arrival of the Spaniards there was already a settlement in Baclayon, Bohol with a population estimated as 10,000 inhabitants. The Spaniards referred to it as a pueblo (town). It covers the area of the present day towns of Baclayon. Alburquerque, Tagbilaran, Corella, Sikatuna, and Balilihan. Bear in mind that it was not yet organized along the concept of a town according to Spanish or American procedures.
This municipality was originally called Bacayan because travellers used to detour (bacay) around a rocky cliff along the shore about half kilometer from the municipal building in order to avoid going over the top of the cliff.
The town was founded in 1595 by two Jesuit priests, Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr. Gabriel Sanchez who also built a stone church which is now considered as the oldest stone church in the country. In 1879, Baclayon had a population of 11,142.
|At a glance..|
|No. of Household||:2,987|
|Land Area||:3,402 ha.|
|No. of Barangays||:17|
|Distance from Capital||:7 km.|
|Barangay||Land Area||Population||No. of Households|
Municipal Officials (2007-2010)
|Mayor||Hon. Alvin Uy|
|Vice Mayor:||Hon. Marilyn Uy|
|Councilors:||1. Balangkig, Romulo A.|
|2. Cabahug, Jodel Theodore C.|
|3. Bolofer, Felix C.|
|4. Narido, Vidal Sr. N.|
|5. Cañete, Erico Joseph T.|
|6. Gatal, Carmen G.|
|7. Realista, Victoriano Jr. G|
|8. Cuajao, Derwin T.|
Events and Festivities
Town Fiesta : 8th of December
Patron Saint : Immaculate Conception
- Baclayon Church & Museum
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