Baroy, Lanao del Norte
|Municipality of Baroy|
Seaside in Baroy
Map of Lanao del Norte with Baroy highlighted
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|Province||Lanao del Norte|
|Founded||June 10, 1949|
|Barangays||23 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Rosa D. Olafsson|
|• Vice Mayor||Oscar C. Tagalog|
|• Congressman||Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo|
|• Electorate||18,225 voters (2019)|
|• Total||72.35 km2 (27.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)63|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||68,879,754.90 (2016)|
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.
Baroy is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.
- 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. When Tubod was separated from Kolambugan (Republic Act No. 58, October 17, 1946), the barrios of Baroy, Sagadan, and Princesa were brought along with it. It became a regular municipality on June 10, 1949, by virtue of Executive Order No. 222 during the term of President Elpidio L. Quirino. The act stated that the municipality of Baroy would be separated from Tubod, and that parts of Kolambugan would be annexed to the two towns.
On January 13, 1960, the town of Salvador was separated from the town through Executive Order No. 370.
Baroy celebrates Lechon Festival every 10th day of June.
|Population census of Baroy|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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 Tourism Plaza - includes the Santo Niño Parish Church, Municipal hall, Rizal park, tennis and basketball court.
- Horizon Resort Splash away Waterpark, the most visited main attraction of the town
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.
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