Mayoyao, Ifugao

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Official seal of Mayoyao
Map of Ifugao showing the location of Mayoyao
Map of Ifugao showing the location of Mayoyao
Mayoyao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°58′N 121°13′E / 16.967°N 121.217°E / 16.967; 121.217Coordinates: 16°58′N 121°13′E / 16.967°N 121.217°E / 16.967; 121.217
Country Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Ifugao
District Lone District
Barangays 27
 • Mayor Ronie H. Lumayna
 • Total 238.05 km2 (91.91 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 16,413
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3602
Dialing code 74
Income class 4th class

Mayoyao is a fourth class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 16,413 people.[3]


Mayoyao is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Aduyongan
  • Alimit
  • Ayangan
  • Balangbang
  • Banao
  • Banhal
  • Bongan
  • Buninan
  • Chaya
  • Chumang
  • Guinihon
  • Inwaloy
  • Langayan
  • Liwo
  • Maga
  • Magulon
  • Mapawoy
  • Mayoyao Proper
  • Mongol
  • Nalbu
  • Nattum
  • Palaad
  • Poblacion
  • Talboc
  • Tulaed
  • Bato-Alatbang
  • Epeng


Battle of Mayoyao Ridge[edit]

Battle of Mayoyao Ridge
Part of World War II
Date July 26, 1945, to August 9, 1945
Location Mayoyao, Mt. Province (now Ifugao)
Result Filipino and American victory

Commanders and leaders
United States Donald Blackburn Empire of Japan Tomoyuki Yamashita
Empire of Japan General Toguzuma
68,000 Filipino troops
200 American bomber pilots
85,000 Japanese troops
Casualties and losses
4,600 killed
7,200 wounded
51,000 killed
3,000 wounded

From July 26, to August 9, 1945, Filipino soldiers under the command of Donald Blackburn, supported by airstrikes by Army Air Forces, captured the Japanese stronghold of Mayoyao, Ifugao in Northern Luzon.[4]:305–320 This included the Filipino troops of the 1st, 2nd, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, 1st Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary, 11th and 14th Infantry Regiment of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines - Northern Luzon or USAFIP-NL and the American bomber pilots of the United States Army Air Forces was fought against the Japanese Imperial forces during the Battle of Mayoyao Ridge until the end of World War II.

Historical marker[edit]

The memorial or historical marker, located at Mount Nagchajan in Mayoyao, Ifugao, marks the site of the “Battle of Mayoyao Ridge”. The battle was fought between the Japanese Imperial forces and the combined Filipino and American soldiers, towards the end of World War II. The result was key to the eventual surrender of General Yamashita at Kiangan, Ifugao.


Population census of Mayoyao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 23,942 —    
1995 14,733 −8.70%
2000 14,191 −0.80%
2007 16,722 +2.29%
2010 16,413 −0.68%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  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. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 23 December 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 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Harkins, P., 1956, Blackburn's Headhunters, London: Cassell & Co. LTD

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