The city of Bislig is located on the eastern coast of Mindanao Island, specifically on the southern
part of Surigao Del Sur Province. It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Hinatuan, on the east by Bislig Bay, on the south by the town of
Lingig, and on the west by the province of Agusan Del Sur. The city is about 208 kilometers
northeast of Davao City, 158 kilometers southeast of Butuan City,
and 152 kilometers south of the provincial capital Tandag. It is accessible by air, land and
sea. Terrain is characterized by a broad coastal plain with rolling hills in the southern and western part of the city.
Bislig City Hall
Bislig is a 4th class component city belonging to the second congressional district of Surigao Del Sur. It is
composed of 24 barangays spread in a land area of 405 square kilometers. The Manobos are the original tribe in this city
but today majority of the population are Christian migrants from the Visayas and Luzon.
The city celebrates the Karawasan Festival featuring ethnic dances depicting the movement of crabs in which the city
is famous for.
Bislig is home to PICOP, once considered the largest pulp and paper company in Asia. In fact, it is this
paper mill that is often associated with the city to the extent that some people call Bislig the paper capital of the Philippines.
The city is also the site of a coal mine being operated by D. M. Consunji, Inc. (DMCI).
Bislig has the potential to become the center not only of heavy industries but also small and medium scale
factories. Its surrounding agricultural and forest areas, not to mention its fishing grounds, can provide raw materials for various
industries especially food processing, furniture, and construction materials. Bislig can become a tourist haven if its tourism potential
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Bislig City
- Tinuy-an Water Falls - called the Niagara of the Philippines
- Lawigan Beach
- Hinayagan Cave
- Hagonoy Island
Partial View of Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur
Tinuy-an Watrefalls in Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur
City hall photo credit to the rightful owner
Tinuy-an Photo credit to gerryruiz.wordpress.com
Partial View photo credit to swampwhirlpool.blogspot.com