Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental

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Sapang Dalaga
Map of Misamis Occidental with Sapang Dalaga highlighted
Map of Misamis Occidental with Sapang Dalaga highlighted
Sapang Dalaga is located in Philippines
Sapang Dalaga
Sapang Dalaga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°33′N 123°34′E / 8.550°N 123.567°E / 8.550; 123.567Coordinates: 08°33′N 123°34′E / 8.550°N 123.567°E / 8.550; 123.567
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Misamis Occidental
District 1st district of Misamis Occidental
Founded August 12, 1957
Barangays 28
 • Mayor Manuel Animas
 • Total 93.93 km2 (36.27 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 19,431
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7212
Dialing code 88
Income class 5th

Sapang Dalaga is a fifth class municipality in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines, 96 kilometres (60 mi) from Ozamiz City and 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Dipolog City airport. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,431 people.[3]

The town is rich in mineral resources such as gold, copper and manganese, and has mountains, rivers, waterfalls and beaches. Baga (waterfalls in the native language) with its scenic beauty is a kilometer from the town center, can be reached by foot or motor vehicles. Panoramic mountains such as Mount Dasa and Mount Pedoluan reside. Casul Bay which connects to Murcielagos Bay can be navigated.


Its name is derived from the phrase sapa ng dalaga (ancient Visayan language dating back to the 14th century before Spanish colonization), meaning "maiden in a creek".

The names of some barangays were derived from rivers and trees, for example, Guinabot came from a river, Locus was derived from the native locus tree.


Sapang Dalaga is politically subdivided into 28 barangays.[2]

  • Bautista
  • Bitibut
  • Boundary
  • Caluya
  • Capundag
  • Casul
  • Dalumpinas
  • Dasa
  • Dioyo
  • Disoy
  • El Paraiso
  • Guinabot
  • Libertad
  • Locus
  • Macabibo
  • Manla
  • Masubong
  • Medallo
  • Agapito Yap Sr. (Napilan)
  • Poblacion
  • Salimpuno
  • San Agustin
  • Sapang Ama
  • Sinaad
  • Sipac
  • Sixto Velez Sr.
  • Upper Bautista
  • Ventura


Population census of Sapang Dalaga
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,945 —    
1995 21,084 +3.07%
2000 17,794 −3.57%
2007 16,567 −0.98%
2010 19,431 +5.97%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Its economy is based on agriculture, with root crops such as gabi, palaw, sweet potato, ube and apale. It has plantation of coconuts, lanzones, mangosteen, rambotan, marang, hibi (June plume), guyabano, santol, durian and native bananas. Herbal plants such as Salingkapao (tawa-tawa), buyo, dalapot (sambong) grows in each household plot. Vegetables such as string beans, squash, malunggay, likway, bago and sikwa can be found. Sea foods such as bongcawel, saang, bacase, king crabs, nukos (squid), lato (seaweeds), kitong, dangget, lapu-lapu, pasayan (prawn) can be bought every Friday (market day).


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  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 14 July 2014. 

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