Dangcagan, Bukidnon

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Official seal of Dangcagan
Nickname(s): Little Texas
Map of Bukidnon with Dangcagan highlighted
Map of Bukidnon with Dangcagan highlighted
Dangcagan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°37′N 125°00′E / 7.62°N 125°E / 7.62; 125Coordinates: 7°37′N 125°00′E / 7.62°N 125°E / 7.62; 125
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Bukidnon
District 3rd district of Bukidnon
Barangays 14
 • Mayor Fruto B. Dandasan Jr.
 • Total 422.69 km2 (163.20 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 23,723
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8719
IDD:area code +63 (0)88
Income class 3rd
Website ‹See Tfm›www.dangcaganbuk.gov.ph

Dangcagan is a third class municipality in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,723 people.[3]


Dangcagan used to be an abode of the Manobos under the leadership of Datu Dangaan (meaning “to praise”), a prominent chieftain ruler known for his courage and affluence. The place was then a little Sitio of Maramag. As the Christian settlers from Luzon & Visayas began to flock and settle in the area. Datu Dangaan followers ran and hide their families in the forest and returned to their home only when they knew the settlers were not around.

This leads the settler to call the “Dagandagan”. It took ample time for the settler to befriend the natives. When the natives and the Christian settlers finally united, they made representation to the Municipal Government of Maramag to form a regular barrio within the territory of Datu Dangaan. They agreed to call the barrio Dangcagan in honor of the natives.

The first set of officers was headed by Mayor Vicente Cabiling, originally appointed to the position in 1961 and was elected and served for ten (10) consecutive years, he constructed the old Municipal Hall on top of the hill in the poblacion. And from 1972 until March 1986 Mayor Fruto Ll. Dandasan assumed the office. During his time he constructed new roads and maintained the barangay road network of Dangcagan

In 1992, Mayor Norberta B. Dandasan assumed as Municipal Mayor until June 1995. She pursued the programs and projects that were initiated by her late husband and other predecessors. The municipal gymnasium was completed.

In the May 1995 election, Hon. Roberto Cabunoc took over the mayorship of the town and implemented the road concreting projects, beautification of the municipal plaza, installation of water system, construction of the new municipal hall and completion of different barangay projects. After three terms of Mayor Cabunoc, Mayor Edilberto F. Ayuban followed with 3 consecutive terms.

In the mayoral election of 2013, Mayor Fruto B. Dandasan who used to be one of the town's elected councilor, became the town Vice - Mayor for two consecutive terms and now presently elected as the municipal mayor of the town.


Dangcagan is located in the southern part of the province. It is 72 kilometres (45 mi) from the provincial capital, Malaybalay City, and 162 kilometres (101 mi) from regional center, Cagayan de Oro City, which is the main outlet for its agricultural products. The town is sandwiched by municipality of Kitaotao in the northern and eastern part, by Kibawe, in the its southern part and by Kadingilan on its western part. The Pulangi River and Muleta River serves as its natural boundary with Kitaotao (eastern side) and Kadingilan (western side), respectively.

The municipality has an aggregate land area of more or less 42,269 hectares (104,450 acres).[2]


It has distinct dry and wet season, the wettest Month is usually September and the driest month is March.

Soil and topography[edit]

It has a fertile soil ranging from clay to sandy loam. Its topography is 70% flat and 30% rolling, which is suitable for agricultural crops such as corn, rice and other commercial crops like coconut, coffee, cacao, rubber, banana and sugar cane.


Dangcagan is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

Political map of Dangcagan, showing the 14 barangays under its jurisdiction
  • Barongcot
  • Bugwak
  • Dolorosa
  • Kapalaran
  • Kianggat
  • Lourdes
  • Macarthur
  • Miaray
  • Migcuya
  • New Visayas
  • Osmeña
  • Poblacion
  • Sagbayan
  • San Vicente


Population census of Dangcagan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,823 —    
1995 16,660 +2.21%
2000 18,857 +2.69%
2007 21,254 +1.66%
2010 22,448 +2.01%
2015 23,723 +1.06%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4]

In the 2015 census, the population of Dangcagan was 23,723 people,[3] with a density of 56 inhabitants per square kilometre or 150 inhabitants per square mile.

Languages and dialects[edit]

The majority of the municipality's inhabitants speak Cebuano, although some inhabitants also speak the Hiligaynon/Ilonggo language and many still speak Binukid (Manobo language).


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: BUKIDNON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region X (NORTHERN MINDANAO)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region X (NORTHERN MINDANAO)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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