Message of the Mayor
I Welcome you to the beautiful municipality of Balilihan, found in the interior part of Bohol.
I invite you to explore this website and learn more about our beloved municipality, its profile, barangays, doing business, and many more useful information.
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Thank you for visiting and God Bless!
Mayor Pureza Veloso Chatto
Balilihan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. Balilihan is located 22 kilometers northeast of Tagbilaran, City via Cortes (thru CPG North Avenue) and 19.7 kilometers northeast via Corella (thru J.A. Clarin Street). It holds the fourth (4th) largest land mass of the province, having 15,022 hectares/150.22 square km of its land area. According to the 2008 health survey, it has a population of 18,380 people and 9,176 registered voters as for May 2010 elections.
This municipality 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 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. 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.