Lamut, Ifugao

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Official seal of Lamut
Map of Ifugao showing the location of Lamut
Map of Ifugao showing the location of Lamut
Lamut is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°39′00″N 121°13′30″E / 16.65°N 121.225°E / 16.65; 121.225Coordinates: 16°39′00″N 121°13′30″E / 16.65°N 121.225°E / 16.65; 121.225
Country Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Ifugao
Established 1959
Barangays 18
 • Mayor Mariano B. Buyagawan Jr.
 • Total 159.65 km2 (61.64 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 25,279
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3605
IDD:area code +63 (0)74
Income class 4th class

Lamut is a fourth class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 25,279 people.[3]

Lamut has the following schools: Lamut Central School, San Francisco High School, and Ifugao State University (formerly Ifugao State College of Agriculture and Forestry or ISCAF).


Lamut is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • Ambasa
  • Bimpal
  • Hapid
  • Holowon
  • Lawig
  • Lucban
  • Mabatobato
  • Magulon
  • Nayon
  • Panopdopan
  • Payawan
  • Pieza
  • Poblacion East (Lamut)
  • Poblacion West (Lamut)
  • Pugol (Ifugao Reservation)
  • Salamague
  • Sanafe
  • Umilag


In 1959, the barrios of Lamut, Mabatobato, Lawig, Panopdopan, Magulon, Peiza, Payawan, Nayon, Halog, Pulaan, Dilan, Pangka, Hapid, Bulao, Allupapan, Pugol and Salamagui of the municipal district of Kiangan were separated from the said municipal district and constituted into the municipal district of Lamut.[4] It was then composed of 4 barangays, namely: Mabatobato, Payawan, Nayon and Panopdopan.

The first appointed municipal mayor was Guinid Tuguinay who was later replaced by Alberto Puguon through a formal election held in November 1967, to December 1963. From January 1964 to December 1967, the municipal mayor was Alberto Bunoan, Sr. He was succeeded by Angelito Guinid from January 1968 to November 24, 1976 who was in turn succeeded by Gregorio Kitong who was appointed as municipal mayor. Kitong served until January 1986. When Corazon C. Aquino became the president, she appointed lady lawyer Lynda Bongyo-Chaguile as the O.I.C. mayor of Lamut and continued to serve until 1998. Lynda Chaguile was the first woman to serve and be elected as mayor in the municipality of Lamut and in the province.


Population census of Lamut
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,101 —    
1995 17,081 +3.66%
2000 18,731 +2.00%
2007 22,109 +2.31%
2010 23,088 +1.59%
2015 25,279 +1.74%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5]

In the 2015 census, the population of Lamut, Ifugao, was 25,279 people,[3] with a density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre or 410 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Ifugao". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "R.A. No. 2111, An Act Creating the Municipal District of Lamut in the Mountain Province". Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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