Baroy, Lanao del Norte
Map of Lanao del Norte with Baroy highlighted
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|Province||Lanao del Norte|
|District||1st district of Lanao del Norte|
|Founded||June 10, 1949|
|• Mayor||Rosa D. Olafsson|
|• Vice-Mayor||Oscar C. Tagalog|
|• Total||72.35 km2 (27.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Baroy is located about 69 kilometres (43 mi) south-west of Iligan City. Geographically, Baroy is bordered on the north by Panguil Bay and on the east by the Municipality of Tubod, on the south by the Municipality of Salvador, on the west by the Municipality of Lala.
Baroy has a total area of approximately 8,009.2935 hectares. The agricultural land is approximately 5,348.3994 hectares. Coco lands accounted to about 4,921.6994 hectares and the remaining 426.70 hectares are devoted to rice production. Of said rice lands, 251.2 hectares are irrigated while 175.50 hectares are rainfed area.
- Bagong Dawis
- Baroy Daku
- Rawan Point
- Sagadan (Sagadan Lower)
- Sagadan Upper
- San Juan
As early as 1918, Baroy was originally called Baloy, a plant commonly found in the community that is used for mat weaving. Later on, the said plant became extinct and the inhabitants of the locality decided to change the name to Baroy.
The municipality of Baroy was formerly a mere barrio of the municipal district of Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte. It became a regular municipality on June 10, 1949, by virtue of Executive Order No. 222 during the term of President Elpidio L. Quirino.
Baroy celebrates Lechon Festival every 10th day of June.
|Population census of Baroy|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The economy of Baroy is derived mainly from small establishments and agriculture.
- San Juan Port - it was an active port during the early times but today, it serves as a hang out place for the people of Baroy and features Seaside Cuzina Bar and Restaurant. It is very crowded during December 1 when Tangub city opens their Christmas decorations and puts up fireworks which can be seen fully in the port. Every Saturday evening if the weather permits, a live acoustic band is played.
- Limuag Falls located at the part of Limug.
- Baroy Municipal Plaza - includes the Santo Niño Parish Church, Municipal hall, Rizal park, tennis and basketball court.
Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School (which also serves the nearby towns) in Barangay Sto. Niño Village and Diosdado Yap Sr. National High School in Barangay Dalama are the only secondary schools in the town. There is also a private school which is known as Santo Niño Academy which was founded by Rev. Fr. John Patrick Meaney.
There are also few elementary schools. One is the Baroy Central Elementary School situated in Poblacion.
The town is served by the Lanao del Norte Provincial Hospital. The hospital also serves the nearby towns. The hospital is not yet developed fully.
There are also many health centers in the town. The main Health center is in poblacion near the municipal hall.
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Province: LANAO DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Official site of Baroy
- Local Governance Performance Management System
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