Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

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Municipality of Balingoan
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: 9°00′N 124°51′E / 9°N 124.85°E / 9; 124.85Coordinates: 9°00′N 124°51′E / 9°N 124.85°E / 9; 124.85
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Oriental
District1st District
FoundedMarch 1, 1952
Barangays9 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAaron Paul S. Unabia
 • Vice MayorBella Veja D. Ongcachuy-Dilla
 • CongressmanChristian S. Unabia
 • Electorate7,837 voters (2016)
 • Total57.80 km2 (22.32 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total11,051
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)88
Climate typetropical climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)50.6 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Subanon language

Balingoan, officially the Municipality of Balingoan, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,051 people.[3]


Balingoan is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Baukbauk (Poblacion)
  • Dahilig
  • Kabangasan
  • Kabulakan
  • Kauswagan
  • Lapinig (Poblacion)
  • 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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 6,136—    
1970 5,821−0.53%
1975 5,838+0.06%
1980 6,596+2.47%
1990 6,689+0.14%
YearPop.±% p.a.
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][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Balingoan, Misamis Oriental, was 11,051 people,[3] with a density of 190 inhabitants per square kilometre or 490 inhabitants per square mile.


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


Feast day: May 29. Patron Saint: San 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 as well as from Butuan.


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


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

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