Bayugan City

Bayugan City

Infobox Philippine city
infoboxtitle = Bayugan City

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locatormapfile = Ph_locator_agusan del sur_bayugan.png caption = Map of Agusan del Sur showing the location of Bayugan.
region = Caraga (Region XIII)
province = Agusan del Sur
districts = Lone District of Agusan del Sur
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barangays = 18
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pop2000 = 93,623
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Bayugan is one of the newest cities and the only city in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 93,623 people in 17,222 households.

Bayugan was formerly a sitio of Barangay Maygatasan, Esperanza. Several version came out on how the sitio got its name. First, the place was located along the river which served as the pathway of the natives in going to Esperanza. "Bayugan" is a Manobo term for pathway, since then the natives called the place, Bayugan. Another version states that "bayug" trees grew abundantly in this place. It was also believed that the natives used to make this place their meeting spot and that the means of gathering the inhabitants was by knocking on a hollow piece of wood which they termed as the "bayug."

In 1942, entering of the Japanese troops in Bayugan.

In 1945, founded the liberation in the town of Baguyan in Southern Agusan the declaration to the Filipino soldiers and guerrillas against the occupied of the Japanese forces defeated from the victorious of the Filipino troops and guerrillas in the Second World War.

In 1948, the Department of Public Works and Highways conducted a survey for a national highway that would connect Butuan City to Davao City. Simultaneously, the Bureau of Lands surveyed the places that would be traversed by the proposed road. Possible town sites were identified and among them was Barangay Maygatasan. However, the National highway passed through the sitio of Bayugan instead of Barangay Maygatasan. Migrants started settling in the sitio of Bayugan, thus, prompting the transfer of the proposed town site.

In the early part of 1960, the inhabitants led by Mr. Jose Joson passed a resolution creating the sitio of Bayugan into a regular barrio. In April of that year, Barangay Bayugan was inaugurated with Joson as the Teniente del Barrio. Brought about by the construction of the National Highway which traversed the place, business activity sprouted rapidly in the area.

A year later, barangay officials led by the late Sergio Mullaneda worked out the creation of Bayugan into a regular municipality through the assistance of Governor Democrito O. Plaza, Governor of Agusan. By virtue of Executive Order No. 440 of the late President Carlos P. Garcia, the petition to create the municipality of Bayugan was granted on August 6, 1961. Mr. Mullaneda, the first appointed Municipal Mayor of Bayugan assumed into office on August 6, 1962 during the term of President Diosdado Macapagal.

Bayugan is the transportation highway nexus for the eastern part of Mindanao Island.


Bayugan National Comprehensive High School, or BNCHS, is a comprehensive high school with a population of around 5,300 students, and is located on a site that has an area of 2 hectares. The school is currently recognized for its research program in science related topics.


Bayugan is politically subdivided into 43 barangays.

External links

* [ Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [ 2000 Philippine Census Information]
* [ A History of Bayugan at the Agusan–Surigao Historical Archive]
* [ Municipality of Bayugan Official Website]
* [ Bayuganon Forum]

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