Baclayon is in the eastern part of Bohol. It is the first municipality to be established in Bohol by the Spaniards and formerly comprised its present territory and those belonging now to Corella, Sikatuna, Alburquerque and Balilihan. This municipality was originally called Bacayan because travellers used to detour (bacay) around a rocky cliff along the shore about half kilometer from the municipal building in order to avoid going over the top of the cliff.

The town was founded in 1595 by two Jesuit priests, Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr. Gabriel Sanchez who also built a stone church which is now considered as the oldest stone church in the country.

Municipal Officials: 2019 – 2021

Facts and Figures:

Mayor : Uy, Benny
Vice Mayor : Balangkig, Romy
SB Members: : Cabahug, Jodel Theodore
Cuajao, Derwin
Bolofer, Chacha
Uy, Felix
Javier, Mayette
Guingguing, Sendoy
Batoy, Bebeth
Cañete, Erico Joseph
ABC President :
SK President :
Location : Southern Part of Bohol
Congressional District : 1st District
Number of Barangays : 17 barangays (8 coastal barangays, 8 inland barangay, and 1 island barangays
Income Classification : 4th Class(Per Bureau of Local Government Finance 2008)
Ave. LGU Annual Income : P30,413,152.00
Total Municipal Land Area : 3,365 hectares
Timberland Area : None
Soil Cover : Faraon, Bolinao and Lugo Clay
River Basins (Watershed Areas) : Tagbuane RB
Population :

18,015 (2007 NSO Census)

19,608 (2010 projected)

22,599 (2015 projected)

Average Population Growth Rate : 2.88% (2000-2007)
Total Number of Households : 3,546 (2007 Census)
Major Industries : Farming, Fishing
Literacy Rate : 95.6%
Language/Dialect : Boholano (Binisaya)
Main source of potable water : Groundwater
Water Supply :

L1 facilities – serving 5,664 people

L2 systems – serving 448 people

L3 systems – serving 7,109 people

Potable Water Demand :

1,912 cubic meters per day (cum/d), CY 2007

3,159 cum./d (CY 2030 Projection)

Water Demand for Irrigation : None
Energization Status (as of CY 1999) :

7 (100%) Barangays Energized

3,946 Total Number of HH Served

100% HH Connections Served (December 2009)

No. of HH w/ accessed to Sanitary Toilets : 2,765 (CY 1998)
Drainage and Sewerage System : None
Number of Secondary School : 1 (CY 2008)
Number of Primary/Elementary Schools : 6 (CY 2000)
Religion/Religious Affiliation : 97% Roman Catholics (CY 2000)
Number of Barangay Health Stations : 5 (29.4 %)
Number of Day Care Centers : 15 (88.2%)
Carpable Areas : (No data yet submitted by LGU)
Total Road Length : 77.89 kilometers
Total Number of Bridges : 9
Communication System : PLDT, Globelines, and Cruztelco Telecommunication Facilities have their own respective household subscribers within the municipality
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