Mayoyao, Ifugao

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Municipality of Mayoyao
Official seal of Mayoyao
Map of Ifugao with Mayoyao highlighted
Map of Ifugao with Mayoyao highlighted
Mayoyao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°58′N 121°13′E / 16.97°N 121.22°E / 16.97; 121.22Coordinates: 16°58′N 121°13′E / 16.97°N 121.22°E / 16.97; 121.22
Country Philippines
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
DistrictLone District
Barangays27 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJimmy B. Padchanan Jr.
 • Vice MayorRudy N. Chilagan Jr.
 • CongressmanSolomon R. Chungalao
 • Electorate8,008 voters (2019)
 • Total238.05 km2 (91.91 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,331
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence29.58% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)79,599,407.61 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)74
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesIfugao language
Tuwali language

Mayoyao, officially the Municipality of Mayoyao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,331 people.[3]


Mayoyao is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Aduyongan
  • Alimit
  • Ayangan
  • Balangbang
  • Banao
  • Banhal
  • Bongan
  • Buninan
  • Chaya
  • Chumang
  • Guinihon
  • Inwaloy
  • Langayan
  • Liwo
  • Maga
  • Magulon
  • Mapawoy
  • Mayoyao Proper
  • Mongol
  • Nalbu
  • Nattum
  • Palaad
  • Poblacion
  • Talboc
  • Tulaed
  • Bato-Alatbang
  • Epeng


Battle of Mayoyao Ridge[edit]

Battle of Mayoyao Ridge
Part of World War II
DateJuly 26, 1945, to August 9, 1945
Mayoyao, Mt. Province (now Ifugao)
Result Filipino and American victory

Commanders and leaders
United States Donald Blackburn Empire of Japan Tomoyuki Yamashita
Empire of Japan General Toguzuma
68,000 Filipino troops
200 American bomber pilots
85,000 Japanese troops
Casualties and losses
4,600 killed
7,200 wounded
51,000 killed
3,000 wounded

From July 26, to August 9, 1945, Filipino soldiers under the command of Donald Blackburn, supported by airstrikes by Army Air Forces, captured the Japanese stronghold of Mayoyao, Ifugao in Northern Luzon.[5]:305–320 This included the Filipino troops of the 1st, 2nd, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, 1st Constabulary Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary, 11th and 14th Infantry Regiment of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines - Northern Luzon or USAFIP-NL and the American bomber pilots of the United States Army Air Forces was fought against the Japanese Imperial forces during the Battle of Mayoyao Ridge until the end of World War II.

Historical marker[edit]

The memorial or historical marker, located at Mount Nagchajan in Mayoyao, Ifugao, marks the site of the “Battle of Mayoyao Ridge”. The battle was fought between the Japanese Imperial forces and the combined Filipino and American soldiers, towards the end of World War II. The result was key to the eventual surrender of General Yamashita at Kiangan, Ifugao.


Population census of Mayoyao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 10,226—    
1939 9,184−0.51%
1948 8,093−1.40%
1960 15,028+5.29%
1970 20,189+2.99%
1975 24,422+3.89%
1980 24,022−0.33%
1990 23,942−0.03%
1995 14,733−8.70%
2000 14,191−0.80%
2007 16,722+2.29%
2010 16,413−0.68%
2015 17,331+1.04%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Mayoyao was 17,331 people,[3] with a density of 73 inhabitants per square kilometre or 190 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Ifugao". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Harkins, P., 1956, Blackburn's Headhunters, London: Cassell & Co. LTD
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Ifugao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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