Barobo History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Barobo is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Surigao Del Sur Province in Caraga Region, Philippines.

Barobo Municipal Hall
Barobo Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

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
Government Officials
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

Cabgan Islet

Licanto Beach Resort
Wakat Freshwater Cave
Vanishing Island
Batava Beach
Panaraga Beach
Mother of Mercy Parish Church

Festival in Barobo

Sarapang Festival

Map of Barobo Municipality in Surigao Del Sur

See also: Profile of Mayor Joey Pama , Governor Alexander Pimentel

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