MUNICIPALITY OF BALILIHAN

The place is a panorama of verdant hills, rugged mountains and green fields. It is said to have been so named because of the grass “balili” which grew in abundance in the locality. Balilihan means a place where plenty of “balili” grows.

Before the beginning of the 19th century, Balilihan was a barrio of the town of Baclayon and an old settlement where the families of Orig, Dangoy, Racho, Maniwang, Lacea and Pongase were the first inhabitants. When the Dagohoy revolt was suppressed by the Spaniards, the authorities established a garrison in Datag (one of its barrios) to discourage and stamp out further uprisings on the part of the natives.

Municipal Officials: 2019 – 2021

Facts and Figures:

Mayor : Chatto, Pureza
Vice Mayor : Olalo, Adonis Roy
SB Members: : Asilo, Edgar
Lansang, Bernie
Libaton, Tito
Reyes, Jing
Baliong, Lorenzo Jr.
Chatto, Esteban
Casanoba, Solly
Llorente, Abel
ABC President :
SK President :
Location : Western Part of Bohol
Congressional District : 1st District
Number of Barangays : 31 inland barangays
Income Classification : 4th( Per D.O. 24-97 )
Ave. LGU Annual Income : P41,776,908.00
Total Municipal Land Area : 15,022 hectares ( DENR Source )
Timberland Area : 2,125 hectares
Soil Cover : Bantog , Sevilla, Bolinao and Lugo Clay
River Basins (Watershed Areas) : Abatan RB, Loboc RB, Tagbuane RB
Population :

16,837 (2000 NSO Census )

17,131( 2007 )

17,667(2015 projected)

Average Population Growth Rate : 0.24% (2000-2007 NSO )
Total Number of Households : 3,101( 2007 Census )
Major Industries : Farming
Literacy Rate : 92.99%
Higher Education Institutions : 1 Public
Number of Secondary Schools : 3 (1-private, 2-public)
Number of Primary/Elementary Schools :

4 Primary Schools, 13 Elementary Schools

Language/Dialect :

Boholano (Binisaya)

Religion/Religious Affiliation (1990) : Roman Catholic (98.13%)
Main source of potable water :

Groundwater

Water Supply :

L1 facilities – 2 79 HH

L2 systems – 636 HH

L3 systems – 2487

Average Day Demand : 2,103 cubic meters per day (cum/d) 2,810 cu.m./d (CY 2030)
Estimated Groundwater Recharge : No Data
Water Demand for Irrigation : None
Energization Status (as of CY 1999) : 31(100%) (All Barangays Energized, 3,547(99%) households energized/connected
No. of HH w/ accessed to Sanitary Toilets : 3,473 HHs (CY 2010)
Drainage and Sewerage System : None
Number of Barangay Health Stations : 5
Number of Hospital : None
Number of Municipal Health Center : 1
Number of Day Care Centers : 41.550-124,710 Barangay Road; 3.970 Municipal Road
Total Number of Bridges : 3
Communication System : 1 Public Calling Office (PLDT Operated) 1 PCO, 1 Globe, 1 Smart
Official Website : www.balilihan.gov.ph