|Municipality of Mayoyao|
Map of Ifugao with Mayoyao highlighted
|Region||Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)|
|Barangays||27 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Jimmy B. Padchanan Jr.|
|• Vice Mayor||Rudy N. Chilagan Jr.|
|• Congressman||Solomon R. Chungalao|
|• Electorate||8,008 voters (2019)|
|• Total||238.05 km2 (91.91 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|• Income class||4th municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||29.58% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||79,599,407.61 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)74|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Native languages||Ifugao language|
- Mayoyao Proper
Battle of Mayoyao RidgeEdit
|Battle of Mayoyao Ridge|
|Part of World War II|
|Commanders and leaders|
Tomoyuki Yamashita |
68,000 Filipino troops |
200 American bomber pilots
|85,000 Japanese troops|
|Casualties and losses|
4,600 killed |
51,000 killed |
From July 26, to August 9, 1945, Filipino soldiers under the command of Donald Blackburn, supported by airstrikes by Army Air Forces, captured the Japanese stronghold of Mayoyao, Ifugao in Northern Luzon.:305–320 This included the Filipino troops of the 1st, 2nd, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, 1st Constabulary Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary, 11th and 14th Infantry Regiment of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines - Northern Luzon or USAFIP-NL and the American bomber pilots of the United States Army Air Forces was fought against the Japanese Imperial forces during the Battle of Mayoyao Ridge until the end of World War II.
The memorial or historical marker, located at Mount Nagchajan in Mayoyao, Ifugao, marks the site of the “Battle of Mayoyao Ridge”. The battle was fought between the Japanese Imperial forces and the combined Filipino and American soldiers, towards the end of World War II. The result was key to the eventual surrender of General Yamashita at Kiangan, Ifugao.
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Mayoyao was 17,331 people, with a density of 73 inhabitants per square kilometre or 190 inhabitants per square mile.
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