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Kawasan Waterfall
Kawasan Waterfall
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.
Balilihan Spanish Belfry
Balilihan Spanish Belfry

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

Balilihan at a glance
Population (2010): 17147
Population (2000): 16837
Number of households (2000): 3101
Land area: 15022 ha
Number of barangays: 31
Distance from Tagbilaran: 22 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Baucan Norte688647126
Baucan Sur852815140
Boyog Norte21227849
Boyog Proper19921743
Boyog Sur32933264
Datag Norte540541105
Datag Sur41439583
Del Carmen Este (Pob.)672625110
Del Carmen Norte (Pob.)720727134
Del Carmen Sur (Pob.)60051295
Del Carmen Weste (Pob.)865773155
Del Rosario26025652
Haguilanan Grande836782136
Hanopol Este33732566
Hanopol Norte34933261
Hanopol Weste27227851
San Isidro45851597
San Roque519593109
Santo Niño49446891

(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)

Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

What readers think...

Juerg Wanner wrote:
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 15:59:34 PHT
I stayed in Balilihan last summer 2012 during the great Balilihan Fiesta and enjoyed my time in this nice city with it's warm and cordial people a lot. Today i've heard about the strong earthquake which hit Bohol and the whole region. I strongly hope that the people of Balilihan are ok in general and that nobody was seriously injured or killed. My thoughts and prayers are currently with the inhabitants of Balilihan. Best regards from Switzerland
Raymond Sicat wrote:
Friday, 16 March 2012 13:31:36 PHT
I would like to go to Kawasan falls on april 7,2012. Pls tell me how to go there by commuting or taking a bus ride. thank you.

The barangay road towards Kawasan falls is a little south of of Balilihan poblacion, and indicated by a large sign. You could ask a bus to drop you off there, but then it is still a few kilometers walk. Alternatively, you can book up with the Abatan river tour, which ends at the Kawasan falls.--Jeroen.

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