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Municipality of Balilihan

Balilihan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 17,131 people. This municipality is located in the interior part of Bohol. It is said to have been so called because of the grass (balili) which grew in abundance in the locality. Balilihan means “a place where plenty of grass grows.” It is said to have been organized as a municipality in 1828. It used to be a part of Baclayon and was sparsely settled.

The seat of government was in the then sitio of Bay-sa-Iring but was later transferred to the present site because of the scarcity of water in that area. In 1902, there was a move to fuse this town with Antequera but was vigorously opposed by the people. The following year, the municipality of Catigbian was annexed to Balilihan under Act No. 370 of the Philippine Commission. In 1879, it had a population of 5,998.


At a glance..
Population (2007):17,131
No. of Household:3,101
Land Area:15,022 ha.
No. of Barangays:31
Distance from Capital:22 km.
Congressional District:1st
Income Classification:5th
Barangay Land AreaPopulationNo. of Households
Baucan Norte647126
Baucan Sur815140
Boyog Norte27849
Boyog Proper21743
Boyog Sur33264
Datag Norte541105
Datag Sur39583
Del Carmen Este (Pob.)625110
Del Carmen Norte (Pob.)727134
Del Carmen Sur (Pob.)51295
Del Carmen Weste (Pob.)773155
Del Rosario25652
Haguilanan Grande782136
Hanopol Este32566
Hanopol Norte33261
Hanopol Weste27851
San Isidro51597
San Roque593109
Santo Niño46891

Municipal Officials (2007-2010)

MayorHon.Victoria M. Chatto
Vice Mayor:Hon. Dominisio L. Chatto
Councilors:1. Madanguit, Salvio Jerome
2. Chatto, Esteban
3. Lansang, Jose Bernard
4. Bali-ong, Raul
5. Giangan, Gina
6. Paña, Emmanuel
7. Torregosa, Felipe
8. Bastes, Bartolomeo

Events and Festivities

Town Fiesta : 16th of July
Patron Saint : Our Lady of Carmel

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