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Barangays (24) of Bislig City, in the Surigao Del Sur Province within Region 13 - CARAGA in the Republic of The Philippines
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Bislig City,
Province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Geography of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Land Area of Bislig City (as of 2007, in hectares)= 33,180

Location of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

  • 8.1833° N, 126.3500° E - Bislig, Coordinates

Bislig City is located in the province of Surigao del Sur in the island of mindanao. The province of Surigao del Sur is within Region XIII


  • Interactive Map of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

History of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

article from the lgu of Bislig City

Bislig in the annals of Philippine historical heritage is rich in her recorded past dating back since the dawn of civilization in this part of Mindanao. It has had its rich, turbulent and bloody, but dynamic transition that had eventually led to its present social, economic, physical and political structure.

The legendary allusions as to how Bislig got its name dates back to the era prior to the coming of the Spanish conquistadors. The town got its name from a forest vine of the rattan family that grew in abundance along the banks of its rivers. This vine was noted for its strength and became known for saving a royal couple who crossed the swollen river in one of their hunting expeditions and who almost died as they were carried downstream by the rushing current. The legend has it that these hunters had already lost hope of surviving until they were able to cling to a vine which was about 1/4 inch in diameter called Bislig. As a sign of thanksgiving, the ruler named this place Bislig.

The first inhabitants of Bislig were believed to have come from the Agusan Valley in the hinterlands of Mindanao beyond the Magdiwata Mountains. These people used spears, bows and arrows and lived a semi-nomadic life and were called Manobos.

They were ruled during the later part of the seventeenth century by a native leader called "Bagani", meaning a formidable leader. They were very brave, tough and war-like. They also introduced edible crops such as rice, corn and rootcrops to the area.

At the turn of the century, Spanish Colonizers and Missionaries imposed the rule of Spain and brought with them Tagalogs, Ilongos, and Visayans from the North as members of their expeditionary forces.

Long before it became a town on January 1, 1921 per Executive Order No. 62 issued by Governor General Francis Burton Harrison on December 28, 1920 with Primitivo A. Castillo as its first Municipal President, Bislig was already an established political instrumentality or "pueblo" in the Province of Surigao (now Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte). Earlier, the province was a part of an even bigger territory stretching from Northeastern Mindanao down to the island's Southeastern "pueblo" of Caraga and Man-ay in Davao Oriental. Caraga was originally the seat of political, military and religious authority.

Since then efforts were made to improve and develop Bislig until the advent of Citihood campaign in 1999 and by virtue of Republic Act No. 8804 Bislig was converted into a component city duly ratified and approved in a plebiscite conducted in September 18, 2000.

People of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

  • Population : (as of Aug 1, 2007): 102,009
  • Registered Voters (2009): 53,644
article below copied verbatim from wikipedia:

The first inhabitants of Bislig were believed to have come from the Agusan Valley in the hinterlands of Mindanao beyond the Magdiwata Mountains. These people used spears, bows and arrows and lived a semi-nomadic life and were called Manobos.

They were ruled during the later part of the seventeenth century by a native leader called "Bagani", meaning a formidable leader. They were very brave, tough and war-like. They also introduced edible crops such as rice, corn and rootcrops to the area.

At the turn of the century, Spanish Colonizers and Missionaries imposed the rule of Spain and brought with them Tagalogs, Ilonggos, and Visayans from the North as members of their expeditionary forces.

Long before it became a town on 1 January 1921 per Executive Order No. 62 issued by Governor General Francis Burton Harrison on 28 December 1920 with Primitivo A. Castillo as its first Municipal President, Vice-President: Sulpicio P. Laurente & Councilors: Ciriaco Alba; Bartolome Alvar; Higino Basañez; Escolastico Carmen; Tomas Masancay; Basilio Dua; Macario Tenchavez. Bislig was already an established political instrumentality or "pueblo" in the Province of Surigao (now Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte). Earlier, the province was a part of an even bigger territory stretching from Northeastern Mindanao down to the island's Southeastern "pueblo" of Caraga and Man-ay in Davao Oriental. Caraga was originally the seat of political, military and religious authority.

Since then efforts were made to improve and develop Bislig until the advent of Citihood campaign in 1999 and by virtue of Republic Act No. 8804 Bislig was converted into a component city duly ratified and approved in a plebiscite conducted in 18 September 2000.

Elected Government Officials of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected Officials of Bislig City for the term of 2013-2016
  1. SULAPAS, PEDRITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 14952 6.91%
  2. GARAY, MARGARITA INDEPENDENT 14080 6.51%
  3. CACAYAN, ROMEO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 13619 6.30%
  4. SAYAWAN, GINES RICKY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 13545 6.26%
  5. MILLAN, RAUL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12760 5.90%
  6. CASTILLO, AARON INDEPENDENT 12636 5.84%
  7. CARMELO, FRED (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 12345 5.71%
  8. VELEZ, NAPOLEON (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 11993 5.55%
  9. CAGAKIT, GEOFFREY INDEPENDENT 11583 5.36%
  10. ABAYA, OTILIO JR. INDEPENDENT 11517 5.33%

Elected Officials of Bislig City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Businesses in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

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Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale or lease in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Bislig City, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you.

Schools in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


The name of your school in Bislig City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Bislig City you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Bislig City, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Bislig City

If you have a job available and that job is within Bislig City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Bislig City" page.

Natural Resources of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

  • Hagonoy Island - a pearl shaped island with clear blue water; 45 minutes pump-boat ride within the Bislig Bay. Suitable for a tropical getaway.
  • Lake 77 - A newly discovered tourist destination in Barangay Mone, Bislig City a 20 minutes ride from poblacion. Good for picnic, fishing, boating with Floating cottage.
  • Lawigan Beach - Good for picnic, swimming/fishing ground , white sand beaches and blue water. Location: Brgy. Lawigan 45 minutes ride
  • Hinayagan Cave - Presence of Stalactite, Shiny rocks and hard stones.
  • Tinuy-an Falls - One of the widest in the country that is noted by most people as "the Niagara Falls of the Philippines". It has a 3 tiered falls with a total height of 55 meters and a bathing width area of 95 meters. Others features are presence of 3 islets at the swimming ground, cool atmosphere with presence of dipterocarp trees, ferns, orchids, and vine along bank of river; multi layered riverbed of stones skillfully crafted by nature; and formation of rainbow rays from 9 am to 11 am..
    • Location: Burboanan, Bislig City, 18 kms. from Poblacion-San Isidro-Burbuanan-Tinuy-an Route at 30 minutes ride.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

  • Karawasan Festival

As part of the Charter Day Celebration, a dream come true for the City Government of Bislig. Karawasan is a festival of ethnic dances depicting the movement of crabs. But why Karawasan? Karawasan is actually a collective name given to the member of the crab family found to be great in the salty and freshwater of Bislig. The lavishness of such local marine resource has, in fact, made Bislig City known to other places in the country

Barangay Fiestas of Bislig City
  • Bucto August 18
  • Burboanan June 5
  • Caguyao May 22
  • Coleto May 15
  • Cumawas May 30
  • Kayahag July 31
  • Labisma/Danipas May 15/June 27
  • Lawigan June 29
  • Maharlika August 16
  • Mangagoy July 19
  • Mone May 27
  • Pamaypayan July 16
  • Pamanlinan April 5
  • Poblacion September 22
  • San Antonio June 13
  • Sta. Cruz May 3
  • San Fernando May 30
  • San Isidro May 25
  • San Jose March 19
  • San Roque May 1
  • San Vicente April 5
  • Sibaroy May 24
  • Tumanan May 20
  • Tabon August 16

Featured News of The Philippines

  • PH is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
MANILA, Oct. 30 -- The Philippines maintains its position as the Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity, according to the Global Gender Gap 2014 report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Although short with just 0.02 points from last year’s standing, the country garnered 0.781 points, making us yet again the only country in Asia and the Pacific that has fully closed the gender gap in both education and health ........................ Full Story»

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  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • Servania, Aldeguer, Nietes win awards
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WORLD Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, who is deep in training for his title defense against Mexico’s Carlos Velarde at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu on Nov. 15, has received a Special Recognition Award for his exploits in the ring.
Promising, undefeated super bantamweight Genesis “Azukal” Servania was also recognized at the WBO Convention in Las Vegas as the WBO Intercontinental Fighter of the Year .............................. Full Story»

Your Story about Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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