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Map of Negros Oriental with Bindoy highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Bindoy highlighted
Bindoy is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°46′N 123°08′E / 9.767°N 123.133°E / 9.767; 123.133Coordinates: 09°46′N 123°08′E / 9.767°N 123.133°E / 9.767; 123.133
Country Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Oriental
Congr. district 1st district of Negros Oriental
Barangays 22
 • Mayor Valente D. Yap
 • Total 173.70 km2 (67.07 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 39,416
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6209
Dialing code 35

Bindoy (formerly Payabon) is a third class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 39,416 people.[3]


Oriental Negros’ lone municipality named after a native of distinction, Bindoy started out as barrio Payabon of Manjuyod. In 1949, President Elpidio Quirino separated it as the Municipality of Bindoy. Hermenegildo “Bindoy” Villanueva was, at various times, governor of Oriental Negros, congressman of the First District, Labor Secretary of the Quezon cabinet, and senator of the Republic.

Less than two hours’ drive from Dumaguete City, Bindoy is known as the hub of the First Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative, which energizes the northern towns. Its principal produce are copra, rice and corn, sugar cane, mangoes; and quantities of bamboo, pandan and romblon, tikog, buri, maguey and abaca to support cottage industries.

Bindoy’s Bulod flatstones are weighty export items, their quarrying makes for an interesting sight. Bindoy’s mangroves salute nature conservationists, as do dainty Mantahaw Falls and limpid Mantahaw Lake.

The annual Libod-Sayaw sa Bindoy, with streetdancing based on folk dances, is a colorful highlight of the town fiesta.[4]


Bindoy is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Atotes
  • Batangan
  • Bulod
  • Cabcaban
  • Cabugan
  • Camudlas
  • Canluto
  • Danao
  • Danawan
  • Domolog
  • Malaga
  • Manseje
  • Matobato
  • Nagcasunog
  • Nalundan
  • Pangalaycayan
  • Peñahan
  • Poblacion (Payabon)
  • Salong
  • Tagaytay
  • Tinaogan
  • Tubod


Population census of Bindoy
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 29,347 —    
1995 29,472 +0.08%
2000 34,773 +3.61%
2007 36,226 +0.57%
2010 39,416 +3.12%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "About | Cities & Towns", Negros Oriental Tourism Office. Retrieved 2013-05-28.

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