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IJsselstein, Monday, 14 February 2011 (updated: Wednesday, 5 March 2014)

Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Home
Baclayon Home
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 travelers 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. In 1879, Baclayon had a population of 11,142.
Pamilacan Spanish Watchtower
Pamilacan Spanish Watchtower
Pamilacan island
Pamilacan island

Pamilacan island is part of the municipality of Baclayon. In Pamilacan island you can visit the Spanish watchtower, fish sanctuary or just enjoy the underwater beauty by snorkeling, walking around the island or just relax at the white beach.


Baclayon celebrate its town fiesta on the 8th of December in honor of Immaculate Conception.

Baclayon Police Station: +63 38 540 9301

Bank: First Consolidated Bank "FCB"

What to do and see in Baclayon:
The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and island hopping to Pamilacan.

The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is one of the historical monuments that was badly damaged by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church

Baclayon at a glance
Population (2015): 20591
Population (2010): 18630
Population (2000): 14996
Number of households (2000): 2978
Land area: 3402 ha
Number of barangays: 17
Distance from Tagbilaran: 7 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
San Isidro557107775919
San Roque102822214241478
San Vicente108120911301249
Santa Cruz103219814421913

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

Jay Pizarras wrote:
Saturday, 19 October 2019 20:09:38 PHT
Mrs corazon enguito, mam im pretty sure that ur grandfather was from Santa Cruz, Baclayon, Bohol... Bcoz inguitos are from this barangay...
corazon enguito wrote:
Thursday, 3 December 2015 13:58:58 PHT
I would like to ask your help to know our family's origin. we heard that our great grandfather is from Baclayon in the name of Herman Enguito but we dont know exactly his parents and siblings left here...he was the only 1 went to Lopez Jaena Misamis Occidental and marries a woman from this grandfather was born in 1912 so this Herman maybe was born in 1885 to 1895...maybe you can help me so that we can have ideas of our origin. thank you very much...
Maribel Margate wrote:
Monday, 9 January 2012 09:51:10 PHT
Dear Sir/ Madam: Good Day!!! Pede po ba mag ask ng favor need lang namen malaman kung operational pa ba ang "Balay Kahayag Trainign & Retreat Center" sa Baclayon Bohol. We are planning po kase na mag accomodate kami kaya lang di ko ma research sa website ang place nila. Thanks for you help.
Nicolas Medalla wrote:
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 15:56:53 PHT
Hi, May we know the history of baclayon. thanks advance merry xmas!

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