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Balo-i, officially the Municipality of Baloi, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 58,383 people.[3]

Balo-i
Municipality of Baloi
Map of Lanao del Norte with Balo-i highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Balo-i highlighted
Balo-i is located in Philippines
Balo-i
Balo-i
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°07′N 124°13′E / 8.12°N 124.22°E / 8.12; 124.22Coordinates: 8°07′N 124°13′E / 8.12°N 124.22°E / 8.12; 124.22
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceLanao del Norte
District1st District
FoundedAugust 1, 1948
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorHanifa P. Ali
 • Vice MayorMustapha M. Ali
 • CongressmanMohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo
 • Electorate19,519 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total90.98 km2 (35.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total58,383
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9217
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Climate typetropical climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)119.5 million  (2016)
Native languagesMaranao
Cebuano
Binukid
Tagalog
Websitebalo-i.gov.ph

It is also spelled Baloi, or Balëy using Filipino 2014 Orthography.

It is the home of the Agus IV Hydroelectric Powerplant (Located in Barangay Nangka; 18 kilometers from Iligan City) on the Agus River. The plant, located 120 metres (390 ft) below ground surface, is the first underground hydroelectric plant in Mindanao and the third in the Philippines. It is said to be sufficient to light a city more than 12 times the size of Iligan City or to run 20 cement factories. Also, Balo-i is the town where the Maria Cristina Airport, also known as Iligan Airport, is located.

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HistoryEdit

The town was created from the municipal districts of Momungan, Pantar, and Balut (August 1, 1948). It is the mother town of Tagoloan (June 21, 1969) and Pantar (June 11, 1978)

BarangaysEdit

Balo-i is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.

  • Abaga
  • Adapun-Ali (Dariat)
  • Angandog (Bulao)
  • Angayen (Balut)
  • Bangko
  • Batolacongan (Basagad)
  • Buenavista
  • Cadayonan
  • Landa (Gadongan)
  • Lumbac
  • Mamaanun
  • Maria Cristina
  • Matampay
  • Nangka
  • Pacalundo
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Sandor (Daduan)
  • Sangcad (Cormatan)
  • Sarip-Alawi (Payawan)
  • Sigayan

Mayors after People Power Revolution 1986Edit

  • 1986 - 1992,
  • 1992 - 1995,
  • 1995 - 1998,
  • 1998 - 2001,
  • 2001 - 2004,
  • 2004 - 2007,
  • 2007 - 2010,
  • 2010 - 2013,
  • 2013 - 2016, Elias Ali
  • 2016 - present, Elias Ali

Vice Mayors after People Power Revolution 1986Edit

  • 1986 - 1992,
  • 1992 - 1995,
  • 1995 - 1998,
  • 1998 - 2001,
  • 2001 - 2004,
  • 2004 - 2007,
  • 2007 - 2010,
  • 2010 - 2013,
  • 2013 - 2016,
  • 2016 - present,

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1948 14,498—    
1960 18,077+1.86%
1970 23,644+2.72%
1975 20,392−2.92%
1980 19,383−1.01%
1990 27,512+3.56%
1995 32,063+2.91%
2000 38,534+4.02%
2007 44,366+1.96%
2010 50,387+4.74%
2015 58,383+2.84%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

EconomyEdit

Products: rotie (a pancake that is made by a flour mixed with chicken curry flavor), dodol (a rice grind cooked with durian flavor), bakas (a tuna cooked through a smoke), sweet delecacies such as tiyateg, berowa, amik, and tamokonsi.

Crops: camote (the largest camote in the province), corn, pakal, vegetables, squash, watermelon, madang, durian, coconut, peanut, sweet potato.

EducationEdit

  • Philippine Science High School Central Mindanao Campus
  • MSU Balo-i Community College, former MSU Balo-i Pilot High School now a college institution which offers three Bachelor of Science degrees (Agricultural Technology, Forestry Technology, and Information Technology).
  • Western Philippine College Foundation Inc., located in Brgy. Abaga, offers Bachelor of Science in Education, Criminology, as well as complete highschool and elementary education.
  • IBN Mas-Od Integrated School, located in Brgy. East Poblacion, offers integrated elementary education with Arabic education.
  • Momungan Academy, located in Brgy. Pacalundo.

Public schools

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Lanao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Lanao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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