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The municipality of Balilihan is located in the interior part of Bohol. It is said to have been so called because of the grass (balili) which grew in abundance in the locality. Balilihan means "a place where plenty of grass grows." It is said to have been organized as a municipality in the 1828. It used to be a part of Baclayon and was sparsely settled. The seat of government was in the then sitio of Bay-sa-Iring but was later transferred to the present site because of the scarcity of water in that area.
In 1902, there was a move to fuse this town with Antequera but was vigorously opposed by the people. The following year, the municipality of Catigbian was annexed to Balilihan under Act No. 370 of the Philippine Commission. In 1879, it had a population of 5,998.
Balilihan celebrate its town fiesta on the 16th of July in honor of Virgin of Carmel.
Balilihan Fire Station: +63 38 506 5007
The Balilihan Spanish belfry on Our lady of mount Carmel hill after the earthquake
What to see in Balilihan: Kawasan Falls, Camugao Falls and Kulang Kulang Falls both located in barangay San Isidro.
|Balilihan Spanish Belfry|
How to get there: You can take a bus from Dao Integrated Terminal bound for Sagbayan via Catigbian. Ask the driver to drop you off the center of Balilihan. From there you can take a habal habal to the waterfalls. There are jeepneys and multicabs going to Balilihan.
|Balilihan at a glance|
|Population (2015): ||17903|
|Population (2010): ||17147|
|Population (2000): ||16837|
|Number of households (2000): ||3101|
|Land area: ||15022 ha|
|Number of barangays: ||31|
|Distance from Tagbilaran: ||22 km|
|Barangay||Population (2000)||Households (2000)||Population (2010)||Population (2015)|
|Del Carmen Este (Pob.)||625||110||672||669|
|Del Carmen Norte (Pob.)||727||134||720||746|
|Del Carmen Sur (Pob.)||512||95||600||615|
|Del Carmen Weste (Pob.)||773||155||865||827|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)
Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman