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Mayoyao, Ifugao

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Mayoyao

Municipality

Seal

Map of Ifugao showing the location of Mayoyao

Mayoyao

Location within the Philippines

Coordinates:

1658N 12113ECoordinates:

1658N 12113E

Country

Philippines

Region

Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR)

Province

Ifugao

District

Lone District

Barangays

27

Government[1]
Mayor

Ronie H. Lumayna

Area[2]
Total

238.05 km2 (91.91 sq mi)

Population (2010)[3]
Total

16,413

Density

69/km2 (180/sq mi)

Time zone

PST (UTC+8)

ZIP code

3602

Dialing code

74

Income class

4th class

Mayoyao is a fourth class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Philippines. According to the 2010
census, it has a population of 16,413 people.
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Contents
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1Barangays

2History
2.1Battle of Mayoyao Ridge

2.1.1Historical marker

3Demographics

4References

5External links

Barangays[edit]
Mayoyao is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.

[2]

Aduyongan

Alimit

Ayangan

Balangbang

Banao

Banhal

Bongan

Buninan

Chaya

Chumang

Guinihon

Inwaloy

Langayan

Liwo

Maga

Magulon

Mapawoy

Mayoyao Proper

Mongol

Nalbu

Nattum

Palaad

Poblacion

Talboc

Tulaed

Bato-Alatbang

Epeng

History[edit]
Battle of Mayoyao Ridge[edit]
Battle of Mayoyao Ridge

Part of World War II


Date
Location
Result

July 26, 1945, to August 9, 1945


Mayoyao, Mt. Province (now Ifugao)
Filipino and American victory

Belligerents

Philippine

Empire of

Commonwealth[show]

Japan[show]

United States[show]

Commanders and leaders

Donald Blackburn

Tomoyuki Yamashita
General Toguzuma

Strength

68,000 Filipino troops

85,000 Japanese troops

200 American bomber pilots

Casualties and losses

4,600 killed

51,000 killed

7,200 wounded

3,000 wounded

From July 26, to August 9, 1945, Filipino soldiers under the command of Donald Blackburn,
supported by airstrikes by Army Air Forces, captured the Japanese stronghold of Mayoyao, Ifugao in
Northern Luzon.
This included the Filipino troops of the 1st, 2nd, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th
Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, 1st Infantry Regiment of the Philippine
Constabulary, 11th and 14th Infantry Regiment of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines
- Northern Luzon or USAFIP-NL and the American bomber pilots of the United States Army Air
Forces was fought against the Japanese Imperial forces during the Battle of Mayoyao Ridge until the
end of World War II.
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Historical marker[edit]

The memorial or historical marker, located at Mount Nagchajan in Mayoyao, Ifugao, marks the site of
the Battle of Mayoyao Ridge. The battle was fought between the Japanese Imperial forces and the
combined Filipino and American soldiers, towards the end of World War II. The result was key to the
eventual surrender of General Yamashita at Kiangan, Ifugao.

Demographics[edit]
Population census of Mayoyao

Source: National Statistics Office[3]