Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

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Map of Misamis Oriental with Tagoloan highlighted
Map of Misamis Oriental with Tagoloan highlighted
Tagoloan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°32′N 124°45′E / 8.533°N 124.750°E / 8.533; 124.750Coordinates: 08°32′N 124°45′E / 8.533°N 124.750°E / 8.533; 124.750
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Misamis Oriental
District 2nd district of Misamis Oriental
Barangays 10
 • Mayor Paulino Y. Emano
 • Total 117.73 km2 (45.46 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 63,850
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9001
Dialing code 88
Income class 1st

Tagoloan (Tagol-wan) [orignated from the words "tago" which means "hide" and "lo-an" which means "to negotiate"] is a first income-class municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Tagoloan is located to the east of Cagayan de Oro City and located south-east of the Macajalar Bay. It is a residential and industrial municipality, and has 5 high schools, 3 colleges, and 2 hospitals. Tagoloan has a population of 63,850 people and 29,677 registered voters in 2010.[2][3]


Tagoloan is about 19 kilometres (12 mi) from the provincial capital of Cagayan de Oro City.

Tagoloan total land area of 7,938 hectares represents 2.24 percent of Misamis Oriental’s total area of 354,770 hectares. Among the barangays, Sta Ana is the largest, comprising 37 percent of the municipality’s land area. Barangays Rosario, which includes contested areas between Municipality of Tagoloan and Municipality of Malitbog, Bukidnon and Sta Cruz, occupy relatively bigger areas (11.2%) than the other nine barangays.

The land area of Tagoloan is suitable for six major uses, which include protection forest, plantation forest, rice, tree and vine, pasture and cultivated crops. About 2,405 hectares or 30 percent of Tagoloan’s total area are suitable for forest uses. Rice land is suitable for 2,199 hectares or about 28 percent, while the cultivation of annual crops are suited for 2,024 hectares or about 25 percent. Tagoloan River that is located beside Barangay Poblacion is the 13th largest river system in the Philippines.


Tagoloan is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[2]

Barangay Area
Baluarte 289 9,306
Casinglot 680 8,588
Gracia 83 1,847
Mohon 282 3,648
Natumolan 622 7,674
Poblacion 341 10,258
Rosario 1,728 871
Santa Ana 2,934 6,283
Santa Cruz 890 11,490
Sugbongcogon 87 3,885
Total 7,938 63,850

Note: Barangay Rosario includes contested areas between Municipalities of Tagoloan and Malitbog, Bukidnon, equal to 658.5 hectares (1,627 acres).


The altar of the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Parish
Population census of Tagoloan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 33,919 —    
1995 40,929 +3.58%
2000 46,649 +2.84%
2007 56,499 +2.68%
2010 63,850 +4.55%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Majority or about 80% of the people in Tagoloan are Roman Catholic. The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, also known as the Tagoloan Church, is situated beside St. Mary's Academy of Tagoloan and fronting Tagoloan Plaza. The current parish priest is Rev. Fr. Enerio Tacastacas and his assistant vicar is Rev. Fr. Vincente Cervantes. The image commemorates the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Its feast is on February 2.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: MISAMIS ORIENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "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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