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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..
Population (2007) :18,015
No. of Household :2,987
Land Area :3,402 ha.
No. of Barangays :17
Distance from Capital :7 km.
Congressional District :1st
Income Classification :5th
Barangay Land Area Population No. of Households
Buenaventura 424 82
Cambanac 310 79
Dasitam 742 134
Guiwanon 995 162
Landican 531 107
Laya 829 157
Libertad 769 155
Montana 1239 246
Pamilacan 1358 242
Payahan 635 111
Poblacion 1993 360
San Isidro 557 107
San Roque 1226 222
San Vicente 1081 209
Santa Cruz 1032 198
Taguihon 1186 252
Tanday 739 155

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. CaƱete, 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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