Bislig Travel Guide, Philippines
Bislig, Philippines – Overview
Bislig is great city in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines.. It is situated northeast of Davao City and south of Tandag. According to a recent consensus, it has a population of more than 105,009 people. Bislig’s seaport serves as a great trading point between Bislig and other cities of Philippines.
The seaport of Bislig also serves people who travel from one province to another. Bislig also has an airport, that has local and international flights.
Currently no major airlines are serving the Bislig airport. The city of Bislig has great attraction for tourists from all over the world. Some of the most popular attractions in Bislig are Tinuy-an Falls, City Harbor, Iglesia Ni Christo Church, Zam's Restaurant and St. Vincent de Paul College. Tinuy-an Falls is regarded as the major tourist spot in Bislig. It is also called the “ Niagra Falls ” of the Philippines.
Politically the city of Bislig is divided into the 24 barangays. The major barangays include Cumawas, Burboanan, Bucto, Mone, Labisma, Pamaypayan, San Antonio, Tumanan, San Vicente and Lawigan etc.
Bislig is rich in heritage, culture and traditions. The history of Bislig dates back to the time when civilization started in Mindanao. The historical and dynamic transitions led to the economical and political structure of the city.
Bislig got its name prior to the Spanish conquistadors. The name was derived from “bizlin”, which is a type of gold. The name of Bislig was variously spelled by Spanish chroniclers. It is believed that the first inhabitants of Bislig came from the Agusan Valley. These people used to live a semi-nomadic life.
A formidable leader of that time named “Bagani” ruled over these people. Later, Spanish missionaries and Colonizers seized and ruled over Bislig for many years..
Bislig is an ideal wildlife place. It is home to different types of species of birds including Philippine Eagle, Mindanao Brown-dove, Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher, Philippine Leafbird, Blue-capped Kingfisher and Mindanao Broadbill etc. Serving as a home to many different species of birds Bislig has been regarded as a popular place for birdwatchers.
Bislig is also home to some of the major industries of the country. Bislig has also been a big producer of rice, wheat, coconut and many other grains. People of Bislig are linked to agriculture and fishing industries.
Exploring Bislig can be a great fun for those who love history, culture and nature.
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