Baroy, Lanao del Norte

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Municipality of Baroy
Seaside in Baroy
Seaside in Baroy
Official seal of Baroy
Map of Lanao del Norte with Baroy highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Baroy highlighted
Baroy is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°02′N 123°47′E / 8.03°N 123.78°E / 8.03; 123.78Coordinates: 8°02′N 123°47′E / 8.03°N 123.78°E / 8.03; 123.78
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceLanao del Norte
District1st District
FoundedJune 10, 1949
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRosa D. Olafsson
 • Vice MayorOscar C. Tagalog
 • CongressmanMohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo
 • Electorate18,225 voters (2019)
 • Total72.35 km2 (27.93 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total22,600
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Climate typetropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)68,879,754.90 (2016)
Native languagesMaranao

Baroy, officially the Municipality of Baroy, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,600 people.[3]


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.

  • Andil
  • Bagong Dawis
  • Baroy Daku
  • Bato
  • Cabasagan
  • Dalama
  • Libertad
  • Limwag
  • Lindongan
  • Maliwanag
  • Manan-ao
  • Pange
  • Pindolonan
  • Poblacion
  • Princesa
  • Rawan Point
  • Riverside
  • Sagadan (Sagadan Lower)
  • Salong
  • Tinubdan
  • Sagadan Upper
  • San Juan
  • Village


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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 11,925—    
1970 11,076−0.73%
1975 12,995+3.26%
1980 14,078+1.61%
1990 18,897+2.99%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 21,353+2.32%
2000 20,392−0.98%
2007 21,430+0.69%
2010 20,948−0.82%
2015 22,600+1.46%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


The economy of Baroy is derived mainly from small establishments and agriculture.

1st Valley Bank, a rural bank with a number of branches in Mindanao, have their headquarters in Baroy. A branch of MLhuillier is also situated in the town.


  • 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.

Health facilities[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Lanao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  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. ^ 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 Lanao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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