Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur

Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur

Infobox Philippine municipality
infoboxtitle = Municipality of Bayog

sealfile = bayoglogo.jpg
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_zamboanga del sur_bayog.png caption = Map of Zamboanga del Sur showing the location of Bayog
region = Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
province = Zamboanga del Sur
districts = 2nd District of Zamboanga del Sur
barangays = 28
class = 3rd class
nicknames = "The Timbermines"
official tree= Bayog Tree
mayor = Mary Ann Lucero-Cartalla
vice mayor = Pedro T. Anlap townhood = May 8, 1967
pop2000 = 26,248
Density = 70 person/sq. m.
area = 37,473 has

Bayog is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, Bayog has a population of 26,248 people in 5,060 households. The current mayor of Bayog is Mary Ann Lucero-Cartalla.

Potential tourist attractions in Bayog include the 90-foot (30 m) Buco Falls, the Sigacad Hot Spring in Barangay Sigacad, and the Balumbunan Caves, which feature thousands of exotic birds.


It was in the year 1953, that large numbers of immigrants started settling permanently in this area which was then sparsely populated by the native Subanen. Thus, barrio Bayog came into existence under the Municipality of Malangas. Bayog was adopted as the official name of the barrio, as this place was originally known to the natives due to the abundance of the “Bayog” trees in the locality.

Bright opportunities in agriculture, business and employment attracted more settlers into the area, particularly during the year 1957 and 1958. the influx of settlers was given more impetus when the SAMAR MINING COMPANY (SAMICO) constructed the existing forty two (42 km) kilometers SAMICO road from Bobuan to its wharf in Pamintayan. By 1959, Bayog was already quite big for a barrio. So another barrio was created which is now the present barangay Kahayagan. When the municipality of Buug (also a former barrio of Malangas) was created in 1960, barangay Bayog and Kahayagan were among the barrios under it.

As early as 1963, three years after the SAMICO road was completed and the company was in full-blast operation, the population of Bayog already warranted the creation of a new municipality. Thus, on November 14, 1964, Bayog started to function as a corporate municipality separate and distinct from the Municipality of Buug by virtue of Executive Order No.112 issued by the then President Diosdado Macapagal. However, on February 15, 1966, the infant municipality was dissolved and reverted back into its former status as one of the barangays of the Municipallity of Buug by virtue of a Supreme Court decision in the case of Pelaez vs. Auditor General. The then Senator Pealez contented that the creation of a new municipality through an executive Order was against the law as the same was a prerogative of Congress.

The continued support and cooperation of the people substantially contributed much to the rapid growth and development of the community. It was the late Congressman Vincenzo Sagun who fought for the creation of the municipality. On May 8, 1967,Republic Act No. 4872 was enacted creating Bayog as a regular municipality.

The Municipality of Bayog became the 29th municipality of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur on May 8,1967 by virtue of Republic Act 4872, authorized by then Congressman Vincenso Sagun. The new municipality had within its jurisdiction twenty barangays. These were barangays Bayog or Poblacion, Bobuan, Datagan, Pulangbato, Dipili, Salawagan, Lamare, Damit, Depase, Pangi (now San Isidro), Liba, Datagan I, Datagan II, Mataga, Dimalinao, Baking, Depore, Kahayagan, Matun-og andKanipaan. During the later part of the year, barangays Supon, Canoayan, Dagum, Camp Blessing, Conakon, Matin-ao, Balukbahan, Sigacad, Deporehan, Bantal andBalunbunan were created by virtue of a Provincial Board Resolution. In the year 2006, a new barangay was added in its set it was when Mataga was given autonomy and separated from Depase. To date, the Municipality has twenty-nine (29) barangays within its juridical boundaries.

The Town Executives

*Sibougey Valley SDA Elementary School

High Schools

*Bayog National High School
*Damit National High School
*Bubu-an National HIgh SChool
*Mataga National High School


*Josefina H. Cerilles State College
*Western Mindanao State University (Defunct as of 2004, was replaced by JHCSC)

The Government's Infrastructures

Acquired from 2001-present..

*Municipal Swimming Pool
*Municipal E-Center
*Renovation of the Municipal Gymnasium
*Renovation of the Municipal Motorpool

External links

* [ Official Website of the Municipality of Bayog]
* [ Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [ 2000 Philippine Census Information]
* [ Official Website of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur] []

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