Bacuag, Surigao del Norte

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Municipality of Bacuag
Map of Surigao del Norte with Bacuag highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with Bacuag highlighted
Bacuag is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°36′N 125°38′E / 9.6°N 125.63°E / 9.6; 125.63Coordinates: 9°36′N 125°38′E / 9.6°N 125.63°E / 9.6; 125.63
Country Philippines
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
District2nd District
Barangays9 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSheila Mae Orquina Cebedo
 • Electorate10,619 voters (2016)
 • Total95.85 km2 (37.01 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total14,486
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)86
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)57.8 million  (2016)
Native languagesSurigaonon
Agusan language

Bacuag, officially the Municipality of Bacuag, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 14,486 people.[3]


The town of Bacuag is situated along the north-eastern coast of Mindanao, along the eastern part of the province of Surigao del Norte. It is bounded on the north-western portion by the town of Placer and on the north-eastern portion by Hinatuan Passage. On the south-western side, it is bounded by the town of Gigaquit. On the western side, it is bounded by the town of Tubod and Alegria. Bacuag is 44 kilometres (27 mi) from the provincial capital Surigao City.

Along the south-western and north-eastern portions of the municipality are 44% mountainous areas covering portions of Barangays Cambuayon, Pongtud, Dugsangon and Sto. Rosario. The arability and crop suitability of these areas are limited and allowable urban development is of low density. These are best suited for pasture and forestal purposes. A large portion of plain area covers the east and north-eastern part covering portions of Poblacion, Campo, Cabugao, Pautao and parts of Dugsangon and Payapag. Approximately 26% of these 8,256 hectares is suited for intensive agriculture and high density urban development. The remaining 30% is also suited for intensive agriculture but with soil conservation and erosion control measures. Allowable urban development ranges from high to medium density.

Certain areas in the municipality are considered flooding hazard covering 13% of the total municipal area. These are located along and near river and sea banks, located in some portions of Barangays Cabugao, Campo, Payapag, Pongtud, Cambuayon and Poblacion with flood occurrences ranging from slight to moderate.


Bacuag is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Cabugao
  • Cambuayon
  • Campo
  • Dugsangon
  • Pautao
  • Payapag
  • Poblacion
  • Pungtod
  • Santo Rosario


Population census of Bacuag
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,938—    
1939 6,366+2.17%
1948 7,062+1.16%
1960 8,579+1.63%
1970 9,021+0.50%
1975 10,318+2.73%
1980 12,135+3.30%
1990 11,055−0.93%
1995 12,309+2.03%
2000 12,206−0.18%
2007 13,066+0.94%
2010 13,211+0.40%
2015 14,486+1.77%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


Since Bacuag is a coastal town, fishing is the primary economic source among local residents.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Surigao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Surigao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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