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Located on the westernmost part of Zamboanga del Sur, Bayog is a 3rd-class municipality in the province. According to the the year 2000 census, it has a population of 26,248 people distributed across 5,060 households. Bayog is bounded on the north by Godod, Siayan, and Bacungan — all municipalities of Zamboange del Norte. On the east, it’s Lakewood, and on the south, it’s by Kumalarang, Buug, and Diplahan. The west is already Zamboanga Sibugay territory, which is the municipality of Kabasalan.

The municipality came into existence in 1953, when a large number of immigrants started settling in the area which was, until then, sparsely populated by the Subanens. At first, it was a barrio under the municipality of Malangas but eventually, the name Bayog was officially adopted due mainly to the abundance of the trees called “Bayog” in the vicinity.

During 1957 and 1958, the place attracted more settlers because of bright opportunities in agriculture, business and employment. When the Samar Mining Corporation (SAMICO) constructed the 42-kilometer SAMICO road from Bobuan to Pamintayan, even more settlers came in. By 1963, there were already enough population in Bayog to warrant the creation of a new municipality. At first, it seemed that it would be possible due to Executive Order 112 by then President Diosdado Macapagal, but a ruling by the Supreme Court dissolved it. It was through Congressman Vincenzo Sagun’s efforts that Bayog finally regained its municipality status on May 8, 1967 under Republic Act No. 4872, making it the 29th municipality of Zamboanga del Sur.

Bayog has one of the most bustling economy in the province, with most of its income coming from mining firms, sand & gravel quarry, and new business establishments. It is also a purely agricultural municipality, with over 20 rice and corn mills established there. The town relies on crop mining and animal husbandry. The products are then traded to the neighboring cities, such as Zamboanga and Pagadian City. Due to this, Bayog is often called the “rice bowl of Region IX”. Logging is also an industry mainly due to the vast forest that can be found in the area.

Tourist attractions include the 30m Buco Falls, the Sigacad Hot Springs, and the Balumbunan Caves. Currently, Bayog is subdivided into 29 barangays.


13 Responses to “Bayog”

  1. eleneora santos on November 18th, 2009 8:40 am

    i just want to express my disappointment knowing that my hometown is the quarrying center of the province and yet it is known to have the worst road condition in the province.

  2. arjun on February 12th, 2010 3:19 am

    hi…i miss the place of bayog……i invite my friends to visit again your place..

  3. Dexter Ferrer on March 18th, 2011 12:27 am

    i would like to see people in bayog? he’s name Regalado Bogo comment this site if u know this man

  4. lizel on March 22nd, 2011 8:12 am

    the place where i always be proud of…a place of gold where mining is rampant. I agree with ms eleonora. we are just worried of what would happen in the next few years….We also have our own mine but my family decided not to pull it out from its original creature coz we know and understand, its not a big deal for us when many are suffering… hope we learn how to be satisfied in every thing we have right now coz its Gods gift…

  5. basta NPA on January 8th, 2012 7:09 am

    ako na NPA nalang ko sa bukidnon pero dili nako kalimtan ang lungsod nga akong nadak-an. moabot ra ang panahon makabalik ko, ug maninguha kong makatampo sa pagasdang sa kalihokan dinha.. pulihan tanang mga burukrata kapitalista sa munisipyo ug sunugon tanang mina sa mga langyaw nga mao ra nakapulos sa bahandi nga angay unta sa mga pinoy… mabuhi ang partido mabuhi ang bhb mabuhi ang rebolusyon

  6. Jennifer Magalang Alcera on March 15th, 2012 7:41 pm

    Hello, I am trying to reach out the Municipal Registrar Officer in Bayog to know the status of my PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME.I am now residing in Catarman, Northern Samar and I have no means of contacting him, If any one knows his number/s, It would be of great help for me.kindly send thru my email at jenny_a32@ Thanks.

  7. evalyn on April 4th, 2012 6:40 am

    i’m so disappointed with the picture that you have used in this site.I think we cant find it anywhere in bayog.Show the real beauty of our town please.thanks.

  8. Alpha Wedra on May 4th, 2012 1:09 am

    Actually, the first time I visited bayog, coming up from the main road, you can see that place on your right. Its the first beautiful thing that I saw.

  9. MELODINA ABABA on May 30th, 2012 8:20 pm


  10. MELODINA ABABA on May 30th, 2012 8:24 pm

    sana naman pag isipan ninyo ang pwedeng mangyari sa ating inang kalikasan…ako tala ay nalulungkot sa sitwasyon natin…. I AM CHALLENGING AND ENCOURAGING YOU ALL… LETS JOIN HANDS TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE OUR MOTHER NATURE..DONT CONSIDER TODAY BUT CONSIDER TOMORROW…PLEASE I AM BEGGING.

  11. MELODINA ABABA on May 30th, 2012 8:51 pm

    Give and take lang kasi yan. maraming paraan para ma preserve at ma protektahan ang bayan natin. pwede tayong mag sagawa ng quarterly tree planting to protect us from any calamity like flash floods and the like, 2nd, conduct symposium to educate and inform our co inhabitants about our mother nature. 3rd, in a small way, we may protect our place by acting responsibly like this one govt advisory..tapat ko, linis ko. In that maging maaliwalas ang paligid natin.

  12. vhantoot on September 13th, 2012 12:27 am

    i agree maam ababa!thumbs up!

  13. posting on September 17th, 2012 6:06 am

    di mana mao ang pic sa bayog!!! pataka raman mo uii.

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