Balo-i, Lanao del Norte

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Map of Lanao del Norte with Balo-i highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Balo-i highlighted
Balo-i is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°07′N 124°13′E / 8.117°N 124.217°E / 8.117; 124.217Coordinates: 08°07′N 124°13′E / 8.117°N 124.217°E / 8.117; 124.217
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Lanao del Norte
District 1st district of Lanao del Norte
Founded August 1, 1948
Barangays 21
 • Mayor Hanifa P. Ali
 • Vice Mayor Mustapha M. Ali
 • Total 90.98 km2 (35.13 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 58,383
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9217
IDD:area code +63 (0)63
Income class 3rd municipal income class
PSGC 103502000
Electorate 19,519 voters as of 2016

Balo-i (also spelled Baloi, Balëy using Filipino 2014 Orthography) is a third class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 58,383 people.[3]

It is the home of the Agus IV Hydroelectric Powerplant (Located in Barangay Nangka; 18 kilometers from Iligan City) on the Agus River. The plant, located 120 metres (390 ft) below ground surface, is the first underground hydroelectric plant in Mindanao and the third in the Philippines. It is said to be sufficient to light a city more than 12 times the size of Iligan City or to run 20 cement factories. Also, Balo-i is the town where the Maria Cristina Airport, also known as Iligan Airport, is located.


The town was created from the municipal districts of Momungan, Pantar, and Balut (August 1, 1948). It is the mother town of Tagoloan (June 21, 1969) and Pantar (June 11, 1978)


Balo-i is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[2]

  • Abaga
  • Adapun-Ali (Dariat)
  • Angandog (Bulao)
  • Angayen (Balut)
  • Bangko
  • Batolacongan (Basagad)
  • Buenavista
  • Cadayonan
  • Landa (Gadongan)
  • Lumbac
  • Mamaanun
  • Maria Cristina
  • Matampay
  • Nangka
  • Pacalundo
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Sandor (Daduan)
  • Sangcad (Cormatan)
  • Sarip-Alawi (Payawan)
  • Sigayan


Population census of Balo-i
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 27,512 —    
1995 32,063 +2.91%
2000 38,534 +4.02%
2007 44,366 +1.96%
2010 50,387 +4.74%
2015 58,383 +2.84%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]


Products: rotie (a pancake that is made by a flour mixed with chicken curry flavor), dodol (a rice grind cooked with durian flavor), bakas (a tuna cooked through a smoke), sweet delecacies such as tiyateg, berowa, amik, and tamokonsi.

Crops: camote (the largest camote in the province), corn, pakal, vegetables, squash, watermelon, madang, durian, coconut, peanut, sweet potato.


  • Philippine Science High School Central Mindanao Campus
  • MSU Balo-i Community College, former MSU Balo-i Pilot High School now a college institution which offers three Bachelor of Science degrees (Agricultural Technology, Forestry Technology, and Information Technology).
  • Western Philippine College Foundation Inc., located in Brgy. Abaga, offers Bachelor of Science in Education, Criminology, as well as complete highschool and elementary education.
  • IBN Mas-Od Integrated School, located in Brgy. East Poblacion, offers integrated elementary education with Arabic education.
  • Momungan Academy, located in Brgy. Pacalundo.

Public schools


  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: LANAO DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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