Barobo is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Surigao Del Sur Province in Caraga Region, Philippines.
Profile of Barobo Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central Part of Surigao Del Sur in northeastern Mindanao; 101 kilometers from the capital town Tandag and 100 kilometers from the regional center Butuan City (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Lianga (north), Hinatuan and Tagbina (south), San Francisco in Agusan Del Sur (west)
Area –> 242.50 km2 (93.63 sq mi)
Population –> 49,730 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal plain with rolling hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, fish, coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Surigaonon, Cebuano, Manobo, Kamayo, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 21
Revenue (2016) –> 127,072,164.91
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Johnny Pimentel
Mayor –> Joey Pama
Vice Mayor –> Allan C. Bernal
History of Barobo
The Manobos were the original settlers of Barobo. On October 24, 1960, the town was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 407 issued by President Carlos P. Garcia. Previously, it was part of Lianga Municipality. Today, Barobo’s population of more than 49 thousand is far bigger than Lianga’s 29 thousand residents.
Economy of Barobo
Farming and fishing are the principal economic activities in the town of Barobo. Rice and coconut are the main crops produced by farmers. Trading and small scale manufacturing are done in the town proper called Poblacion.
A municipal fishport has been constructed to help fishermen to bring ashore their catch.
Tourist Spots in Barobo
Bogac Cold Spring
Licanto Beach Resort
Wakat Freshwater Cave
Mother of Mercy Parish Church
Festival in Barobo
Map of Barobo Municipality in Surigao Del Sur