Mayoyao History Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Mayoyao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Cordillera Region, Philippines.

Profile of Mayoyao Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Ifugao (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Barlig in Mountain Province (north), Aguinaldo (east), Santiago City in Isabela (south), Lagawe and Banawe (west)
Area –> 238.05 km2 (91.91 sq mi)
Population –> 17,331 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, sweet potato, Corn, Handicraft
People/Language –> Ifugao, Ilocano, English
Barangays –> 27
Revenue (2016) –> 79,599,407.61
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Solomon Chungalao
Mayor –> Jimmy Padchanan Jr.
Vice Mayor –> Rudy N. Chilagan Jr.
Mayoyao Municipal Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SM Members)
Ambrocio Powoc
Eugene Lim-Ang
Feir Baichon
Marie Cris Nachegpan
Hermoso Bimmotag
Antonio Bangachon
Pedro AcapenN Sr.
Myra Faith Lumayna

History of Mayoyao

Mayoyao is one of the original towns of Ifugao Province. However, its territory became small after the creation of Alfonso Lista in 1955 and Aguinaldo in 1980.

During World War II, Mayoyao was the scene of heavy fighting between the Japanese Army and the combined Filipino and American forces. The defeat of Japanese in the “Battle of Mayoyao Ridge” at Mount Nagchajan weakened the Japanese spirit and resulted in the surrender of General Yamashita in Kiangan town.

Economy of Mayoyao

Mayoyao is predominantly agricultural where rice and sweet potato are the main products. Tourism is still undeveloped in this town although the local government is pursuing a development plan to exploit the potential of the locality as a tourist destination.

Tourist Spots in Mayoyao

Mayoyao Rice Terraces

Mayoyao View
View of Mayoyao Rice Terraces

Habbang Bridge and Picnic Ground
Awa View Deck
Tenogtog Falls – Go here to see photos and video of the waterfalls
Apfo’or Burial Tombs
Mt. Amuyao
Lumaguid Stone
Battle of Mayoyao Ridge Historical Marker in Mount Nagchajan

Festivals in Mayoyao

Ikghumtad Ad Mayoyao
Lenong Ad Majawjaw (Adventure for Peace) Festival

Map of Mayoyao Municipality in Ifugao Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Jimmy Padchanan Jr. , Governor Jerry Dalipog

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