Bayabas, Surigao del Sur

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Highway showing a bridge on the main road of Bayabas
Highway showing a bridge on the main road of Bayabas
Map of Surigao del Sur with Bayabas highlighted
Map of Surigao del Sur with Bayabas highlighted
Bayabas is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°58′N 126°16′E / 8.967°N 126.267°E / 8.967; 126.267Coordinates: 08°58′N 126°16′E / 8.967°N 126.267°E / 8.967; 126.267
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Surigao del Sur
District 1st district of Surigao del Sur
Barangays 7
 • Mayor Maria Clarita Garcia-Limbaro
 • Total 117.84 km2 (45.50 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 8,164
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8303
IDD:area code +63 (0)86
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 166802000
Electorate 5,880 voters as of 2016

Bayabas is a fifth class municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 8,164 people.[3]

Bayabas is located between Tago and Cagwait. The Tago River separates the municipalities of Tago and Bayabas. Bayabas is consist of seven barangays mostly located in the coastlines. Though Bayabas is a small municipality, it is also abundant in natural resources especially seafoods. The town envisions to become the leading aquaculture producer in Surigao del Sur.

World War II[edit]

During 1943 and 1944 much of the east coast of Mindanao was occupied by the Japanese. Bayabas was not occupied, although at times Japanese navy ships anchored in the harbor off the coast of the town. As the Japanese occupied an increasing number of area coastal towns, refugees trickled into town. The prewar rector of San Nicolas School, in Surigao City, was one of a number of priests who sought refuge in Bayabas. Food supplies soon failed to reach town from the outside, since Japanese troops disrupted distribution.[4]


Bayabas is politically subdivided into 7 barangays.[2]

  • Amag
  • Balete (Pob.)
  • Cabugo
  • Cagbaoto
  • La Paz
  • Magobawok (Pob.)
  • Panaosawon


Population census of Bayabas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1970 4,810 —    
1975 4,859 +0.20%
1980 5,881 +3.89%
1990 6,259 +0.62%
1995 6,423 +0.49%
2000 7,706 +3.98%
2007 7,439 −0.49%
2010 7,779 +1.64%
2015 8,164 +0.92%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


  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: SURIGAO DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Virginia Hansen Holmes, Guerrilla Daughter (Kent, Ohio: Kent State U. Press, 2009), pp. 141-1, 166, 205.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Surigao del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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