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Bayugan is a City in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 95,032 people in 17,222 households.
Bayugan was formerly a sitio of Barangay Maygatasan, Esperanza. Several versions abound on how the sitio got its name. First, the place was located along the river which served as the pathway of the natives in going to Esperanza. "Bayugan" is a Manobo term for pathway, since then the natives called the place, Bayugan. Another version states that "bayug" trees grew abundantly in this place. It was also believed that the natives used to make this place their meeting spot and that the means of gathering the inhabitants was by knocking on a hollow piece of wood which they termed as the "bayug."
In 1942, Japanese troops entered Bayugan.
In 1945, the town of Baguyan in Southern Agusan was liberated by Filipino soldiers and guerrillas from the Japanese forces occupying the town.
In 1948, the Department of Public Works and Highways conducted a survey for a national highway that would connect Butuan with Davao City. Simultaneously, the Bureau of Lands surveyed the places that would be traversed by the proposed road. Possible town sites were identified and among them was Barangay Maygatasan. However, the National highway passed through the sitio of Bayugan instead of Barangay Maygatasan. Migrants started settling in the sitio of Bayugan, thus, prompting the transfer of the proposed town site.
In the early part of 1960, the inhabitants led by Mr. Jose Joson passed a resolution creating the sitio of Bayugan into a regular barrio. In April of that year, Barangay Bayugan was inaugurated with Joson as the Teniente del Barrio. Brought about by the construction of the National Highway which traversed the place, business activity sprouted rapidly in the area.
A year later, barangay officials led by the late Sergio Mullaneda worked out the creation of Bayugan into a regular municipality through the assistance of Governor Democrito O. Plaza, Governor of Agusan. By virtue of Executive Order No. 440 of the late President Carlos P. Garcia, the petition to create the municipality of Bayugan was granted on August 6, 1961. Mr. Mullaneda, the first appointed Municipal Mayor of Bayugan assumed into office on August 6, 1962 during the term of President Diosdado Macapagal.
Bayugan is a transportation highway nexus for the eastern part of Mindanao Island.

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Bayugan National Comprehensive High School, or BNCHS, is a comprehensive high school with a population of exactly 5,365 students, and is located on a site that has an area of 2 hectares. The school is currently recognized for its research program in science related topics. "Comprehensive" it is because it offers different curricula such as ESEP (Engineering and Science Education Program) on its 1st Year, Project BEST (Breeding Excellence in Science and Technology), Special Program in Journalism (pilot school for journalism in CARAGA Region), Special Program in the Arts (with the specialization of Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Dancing, Music, Media Arts and Theater Arts), Technical Vocational Courses, Special Program in Sports and Revised Basic Education Curriculum. The school is currently headed by the Secondary School Principal IV, Dr. Wilson C. Calvo.
Agusan del Sur College, or ADSCO, a private non-sectarian, is the only educational institution in the town offering Preparatory, Elementary, High School and College degree courses.
Father Urios Technical Institute of Bayugan Inc.,formerly Father Urios High School-Bayugan,or FUHS, is the oldest private educational institution in the city. Created in the year 1959, Urios caters elementary and secondary basic education. By school year 2010–2011, Urios will be putting up its technical courses.

List of Schools

  • Bayugan Central Elementary School
  • Agusan del Sur Pilot Laboratory School (ADSPILS)
  • Bayugan West Central Elementary School
  • East Bayugan Central Elementary School


Financial Institutions

Esperanza road, Poblacion Bayugan city
Narra ave., Rotonda, Poblacion, Bayugan city
LBP building, Narra ave., Taglatawan Bayugan, ADS
Libres boulevard, Taglawawan, Bayugan city [ONE NETWORK BANK ONB building, Libres Boulevard, Taglatawan, Bayugan, ADS
Bayugan ADS
Libres boulevard, beside Bayugan Integrated Bus Terminal, Taglatawan, Bayugan city
Narra ave., beside NOVO jeans and shirts, Pobalcion, Bayugan city
LBP building, Narra ave. Taglatawan, Bayugan city
  • METROBANK (Proposed)

Shopping and Commercial centers

Central Warehouse Club Inc. Bayugan branch
  • Central Warehouse Club Inc.
  • PS Mones Centre
  • Flairmart
  • NOVO
  • Rose Bakeshop and Fastfood
  • Bayugan William Marketing
  • Santiago Foodmart
  • Mercury Drug
  • One Avenue Shopping Center (proposed)
  • Jollibee (proposed)
  • Hyundai Display Center (proposed)


  • Bayugan Rotunda
  • Pinagalaan Falls
  • Gethsemane Falls
  • Wawa river/bridge
  • Rafaellos resort
  • Pinagalaan Spring Resort
  • Family Place resort
  • Bayugan city Hall (under construction)


Bayugan can be reached via land transport. Bachelor Express, Land Car Inc., are only few bus companies travelling to the city. Major transportation are motorela and some multicabs which travel to remote barangays.



Surigao del Sur
  • South
Municipality of Esperanza
  • East
Municipality of Prosperidad
  • West
Municipality of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte


Bayugan is politically subdivided into 43 barangays.
  • Taglatawan
  • Calaitan
  • Charito
  • Fili
  • Hamogaway
  • Katipunan
  • Mabuhay
  • Marcelina
  • Maygatasan
  • Noli
  • Osmeña
  • Panaytay
  • Poblacion
  • Sagmone
  • Saguma
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Irene
  • Verdu
  • Del Carmen
  • Berseba
  • Bucac
  • Cagbas
  • Canayugan
  • Claro Cortez
  • Gamao
  • Getsemane
  • Grace Estate
  • Magkiangkang
  • Mahayag
  • Montivesta
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Mt. Olive
  • New Salem
  • Pinagalaan
  • San Agustin
  • San Juan
  • Santa Teresita
  • Santo Niño
  • Taglibas
  • Tagubay
  • Villa Ondayon


  • Rice / Palay
  • Corn
  • Coconut
  • Banana
  • Rubber
  • Cut Flowers(abundant in the city to make it the city of flowers)
  • Vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Cacao
  • Coffee
  • Citrus
  • Root Crops
  • Fruits
Fertile soil suitable for agricultural, Protection Forest About 26,107.163 Hectares = 51.697% in land classifications. Gold, Silver, sand and Gravel

Indigenous People

  • Manobo
  • Higaonon
  • Banwaon
  • Kamayo / Mandaya
  • Talandig

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