Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

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Balingoan pier with Camiguin in the background
Balingoan pier with Camiguin in the background
Map of Misamis Oriental with Balingoan highlighted
Map of Misamis Oriental with Balingoan highlighted
Balingoan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°00′N 124°51′E / 9.000°N 124.850°E / 9.000; 124.850Coordinates: 09°00′N 124°51′E / 9.000°N 124.850°E / 9.000; 124.850
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Misamis Oriental
District 1st district of Misamis Oriental
Founded March 1, 1952
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Pedro Panulaya
 • Total 57.80 km2 (22.32 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 10,175
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9011
Dialing code 88
Income class 5th

Balingoan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 10,175 people.[3]


Balingoan is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Baukbauk (Pob.)
  • Dahilig
  • Kabangasan
  • Kabulakan
  • Kauswagan
  • Lapinig (Pob.)
  • Mantangale
  • Mapua
  • San Alonzo


Formerly part of Talisayan, it gained independence on March 1, 1952. According to the local legend,it derived its name from the word "baling ni juan" (John's Fishing Net), which later on became simply as "Balingoan".


Population census of Balingoan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 6,689 —    
1995 7,548 +2.29%
2000 8,197 +1.78%
2007 9,021 +1.33%
2010 10,175 +4.48%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Produce: Copra, fish, sea shells, fruits, vegetables, animal meat, and dairy products.


Feast day: May 29. Patron Saint: Saint Alonzo de Rodriguez


Port of Balingoan is the main port for travellers going to the provincial island of Camiguin. From Cagayan de Oro to Balingoan is about 86 kilometres (53 mi) and would take around 1.5 hours bus ride.


There are 7 Public Elementary Schools situated in Barangays San Alonzo, Bauk-bauk, Lapinig, Mantangale, Mapua, Kauswagan and Kabangasan.

Currently, there is a National High School located at Mantangale, and is called Mantangale National High School. Pre-school facilities both Public and Privately operated exists.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: MISAMIS ORIENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

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