Bayang, Lanao del Sur

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Map of Lanao del Sur showing the location of Bayang
Map of Lanao del Sur showing the location of Bayang
Bayang is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°47′34.8″N 124°11′31.2″E / 7.793000°N 124.192000°E / 7.793000; 124.192000Coordinates: 7°47′34.8″N 124°11′31.2″E / 7.793000°N 124.192000°E / 7.793000; 124.192000
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Lanao del Sur
Barangays 49
 • Mayor Maya Ampatua
 • Total 230.00 km2 (88.80 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,472
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9309
Dialing code 63
Income class 5th
Population census of Bayang, Lanao del Sur
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 18,928 —    
1995 20,060 +1.17%
2000 21,020 +0.94%
2007 24,185 +2.02%
2010 21,472 −3.89%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

Bayang is a 5th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 21,472 people in 2,900 households.

Battle of Bayang[edit]

In May 1902, during the Moro Rebellion (also known as the Moro–American War[3]), Bayang was the site of a clash between Moro rebels and American troops that became known as the Battle of Bayang. The American troops, three infantry batallions and a battery of artillery totaling some 1200 men, were led to Bayang by colonel Frank Baldwin to demand the extradition of the Moros responsible for the ambushing and killing of two American soldiers at the construction of a road from Iligan to Lake Lanao, two months earlier.[4]

When the sultan of Bayang refused, Baldwin's troops attacked and captured the nearby cotta (fortress; "small, castle-like structures with thick, high walls"[5]) of Binidayan on 2 May. They subsequently attempted to capture the cotta of Pandapatan, which resisted the artillery fire and was only subdued the next day after hand-to-hand combat between Moros and Americans. The number of Moro casualties is estimated at 300 to 400, including the sultan of Bayang and his brother. On the American side, ten soldiers were killed and some forty wounded.[4][5]

The cotta of Pandapatan has been preserved as a historical monument; the fallen of the Battle of Bayang are considered martyrs by Filipino Muslims.[3]


Bayang is politically subdivided into 49 barangays.

  • Bagoaingud
  • Bairan (Pob.)
  • Bandingun
  • Biabi
  • Bialaan
  • Bubong Lilod
  • Bubong Raya
  • Cadayonan
  • Cadingilan Occidental
  • Cadingilan Oriental
  • Condaraan Pob. (Condaraan Dimadap)
  • Cormatan
  • Dandamun-Rinabor
  • Gandamato
  • Ilian
  • Lalapung Central
  • Lalapung Proper (Pob.)
  • Lalapung Upper
  • Linao
  • Linuk (Pob.)
  • Liong
  • Lumbac
  • Lumbac Cadayonan
  • Maliwanag
  • Mapantao
  • Mimbalawag
  • Palao
  • Pama-an
  • Pamacotan
  • Pantar
  • Parao
  • Patong
  • Poblacion (Bayang)
  • Porotan
  • Rantian
  • Raya Cadayonan
  • Samporna (Pob.)
  • Sapa
  • Silid
  • Sugod
  • Sultan Pandapatan
  • Sumbag (Pob.)
  • Tagoranao
  • Tangcal
  • Tangcal Proper (Pob.)
  • Tomarompong
  • Tomongcal Ligi
  • Torogan
  • Tuca (Pob.)

Schools in Bayang, Lanao del Sur[edit]

Secondary Schools:

  • Mauyag C. Papandayan National High School, Rinabor, Bayang, Lanao del Sur
  • Bayang National High School, Biabi, Bayang, Lanao del Sur

Elementary Schools:

  • Dandamun Central Pilot School
  • Diwan Central Elementary School
  • Rantian Central Elementary School
  • Sultan Pandapatan Central Elementary School
  • Bubong Elementary School


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Antonio J. Montalvan II (13 May 2002). "The war that no one remembers". Philippine Daily Enquirer. 
  4. ^ a b Paul J. Springer (2009). "Bayang, Battle of". In Spencer Tucker. The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars 1. ABC-CLIO. pp. 49–50. 
  5. ^ a b Alexander M. Bielakowski, ed. (2013). Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military. ABC-CLIO. p. 444. 

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