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Baclayon

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.


Demographics

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 AreaPopulationNo. of Households
Buenaventura42482
Cambanac31079
Dasitam742134
Guiwanon995162
Landican531107
Laya829157
Libertad769155
Montana1239246
Pamilacan1358242
Payahan635111
Poblacion1993360
San Isidro557107
San Roque1226222
San Vicente1081209
Santa Cruz1032198
Taguihon1186252
Tanday739155

Municipal Officials (2007-2010)

MayorHon. 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


Attractions

- Baclayon Church & Museum

To view the Map of Bohol, click here.

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