Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

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Balingoan
Municipality
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
Balingoan
Balingoan
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
Government[1]
 • Mayor Pedro Panulaya
Area[2]
 • Total 57.80 km2 (22.32 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 11,051
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9011
IDD:area code +63 (0)88
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 104303000
Electorate 7,837 voters as of 2016
Website www.balingoanmisor.gov.ph

Balingoan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,051 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Balingoan is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

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

History[edit]

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".

Demographics[edit]

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%
2015 11,051 +1.58%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]

Economy[edit]

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

Culture[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

There are 9 Public Elementary Schools situated in Barangays San Alonzo, Bauk-bauk, Lapinig, Mantangale, Mapua, Kauswagan, Kabulakan, Dahilig and Kabangasan.

References[edit]

  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 "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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