Wao, Lanao del Sur

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Map of Lanao del Sur with Wao highlighted
Map of Lanao del Sur with Wao highlighted
Wao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°41′N 124°41′E / 7.683°N 124.683°E / 7.683; 124.683Coordinates: 7°41′N 124°41′E / 7.683°N 124.683°E / 7.683; 124.683
Country Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Lanao del Sur
Founded January 19, 1954
Barangays 26+1
 • Mayor Mr. Yoso
 • Total 485.24 km2 (187.35 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 40,479
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9716
Dialing code 63
Income class 2nd

Wao is a second class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 40,479 people.[2]

Wao is also surrounded by Bumbaran in the north and west, Bukidnon in the east, and Cotabato to the south.


Wao is politically subdivided into 26+1 barangays.

  • Amoyong
  • Balatin
  • Banga
  • Buntongun
  • Bo-ot
  • Cebuano Group
  • Christian Village
  • Eastern Wao
  • Extension Poblacion
  • Gata
  • Kabatangan
  • Kadingilan
  • Katutungan (Pob.)
  • Kilikili East
  • Kilikili West
  • Malaigang
  • Manila Group
  • Milaya
  • Mimbuaya
  • Muslim Village
  • Pagalongan
  • Panang
  • Park Area (Pob.)
  • Pilintangan
  • Serran Village
  • Western Wao (Pob.)


The LASEDECO resettle program of then-President Ramon Magsaysay made possible the foundation of Wao as a municipality in Lanao del Sur province in January 19, 1954. The first settlers in the area were sixty (60) families of various ethnicities from the then-undivided Cotabato province. Two among the 1st batch of settlers became the municipal mayors of Wao, namely Capt. Silverio Eleazar and Elvino B. Balicao, Sr. They were welcomed by the native Muslim inhabitants of Wao led by Sultan Mamaco Saripada, the municipality's first appointed and elected mayor, Datu Tao Pagul and Datu Maki Saripada.

Wao is a native place of Amai Mamco.


Population census of Wao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,932 —    
1995 27,503 +3.46%
2000 35,517 +5.63%
2007 42,186 +2.40%
2010 40,479 −1.49%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

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  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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sister Cities". Local Government of Quezon City. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 

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