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Edullantes, Cristine
Mendez, Lovely Mae
Tondo, Jell Ryan
Venancio, Winaflor Admiren

GENERAL INFORMATION ON MUNICIPALITY OF QUEZON

Quezon is a first class municipality in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. According to the
2015 census, it has a population of 104,116 people.

 ETYMOLOGY

How the Municipality got its Name

KIOKONG (now Quezon) the seat of government of the municipality is a valley nestling

in one of the verdant slopes of Bukidnon. Nature blessed the municipality with wild trees,

wild orchids and paradise of ferns.

Local lore says KI-O-HONG was its original name. In English, it means "mushroom". In

olden times, it was believed that flood engulfed the place and at a distance it looks like a

mushroom. The prehistoric natives known as the Manobos, Talaandigs, Higaonons and

Bukidnon tribes loved to call it KI-O-HONG until the advent of colonization. Since then, the

place kown as KIOKONG. Signifying the landmark of KIOKONG is a lone coconut tree

discernible and aptly perched at the lowland situated at the crossroads of Poblacion. Local

residents call it " BUGTONG LUBI". It was the center of activity during those years. It is

believe however, that because of their customs and traditions, death at the residence of

native datu brought the natives and migrants to the present Poblacion (KIOKONG), Quezon.

Creation of the Municipality

The original name of the municipality per Executive Order No. 199 dated November 18

1965 was UPPER PULANGUI, in which the appointed mayor was the late MAYOR CRISPIN

C. BERNADAS.

In June 18 1966, Republic Act No. 4802 was enacted by the House of Congress under

the sponsorship of the then Congressman Cesar M. Fortich, which act was entitled "AN ACT

CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF QUEZON IN THE PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON WITH

THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT IN THE PRESENT SITE OF KIOKONG".

In June 21 1969, Repubulic Act 5961 was passed by the Philippine Congress, amending

Republic Act 4802 " AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF QUEZON IN THE

PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON" with the seat of government at Salawagan. This act however,

was not implemented for in June 19 1971, another Act - RA 6240 was passed transferring

again the site from Salawagan to Kiokong.

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 GEOGRAPHY

Political map of Quezon, showing its 31 barangays

The municipality of Quezon is located at the southern portion of the province of
Bukidnon. It is 75 kilometres (47 mi) from the City of Malaybalay, 162 kilometres (101 mi)
from Cagayan de Oro City and 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Davao City.

Quezon with its large chunks of fertile plains, inland valleys and virgin forest, rolling
hills and mountain ranges, is bounded in the south by the municipality of Kitaotao; north by
the city of Valencia; west by the municipality of Maramag and Don Carlos and east by the
municipality of San Fernando.

The municipality of Quezon has a total land area of 40,941 hectares (101,170
acres) per CAD 895-D with 31 barangays.It represents 4.94% of the total land area of the
province of Bukidnon.

 CLIMATE

The municipality’s climate belongs to the fourth type which is characterized by a more or
less evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. Rainy months are from May to October,
with rainfall of not less than 10 inches while dry months are from November to April with
rainfall of 8 inches and below.

The eastern most parts of Quezon covering the barangays of Lumintao, Kipaypayon,
Dumalama, Maggsaysay, Sta. Felomina, Cawayan, Minongan, Mahayag, San Roque,
Linabo, Lipa, Sta. Cruz, Dlapa, Libertad and Palacapao have type IV climate having
moderately warm to warm temperatures of 22.5 to 25 C. January and April are the coldest⁰
and warmest months, respectively, because of the dominant presence of hills and mountain
ranges inherent in the area, variations of rainfall distribution are most likely to occur. While
the western portion of the municipality covering the barangays of Paitan, Butong, San Jose,
Merangeran, Minsarilac, Poblacion, Manuto, San Isidro, Cebole, Pinilayan, Mibantang, C-
Handumanan, Minsamongan, Salawagan, Kiburiao and Puntian have the type III climate
with moderately warm temperatures of 20 to 22.5 C.⁰

 TOPOGRAPHY AND SOIL TYPE

Topography

The municipality is particularly described as a landlocked municipality being situated in
an inland valley. Generally, its terrain is characterized by rolling hills and mountain ranges,
classified from steep to very steep. The highest point of which is the peak of Mt. Tangkulan
with an elevation of 1,879 feet (572.86 meters) above sea level and a slope of above 50%.
These cover 34,503 hectares.

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2010 94,584 +1.37%

2015 104,116 +1.84%

In the 2015 census, the population of Quezon, Bukidnon, was 104,116 people, with a
density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.

In the 2010 census, the municipality of Quezon had a total population of 94,584 people,
up from 74,141 in 1995 mid-decade Census of Population and 82,567 in the Census of
Population for the year 2000. It showed an average annual growth rate of 2.27%.

 ECONOMY

Industries (and/or companies) presently operating in the municipality includes:

 BUSCO Sugar Milling Company
 BUSCO Refinery
 BUSCO Organic Fertilizer Processing
 Small Scale Grains Processing
 Loom Band Factory
 Cattle Raising
 Hog Raising
 Poultry Raising

 TOURISM

The municipality has the following scenic spots that can attract and visited by the local and
international tourist:

 The Luan-Luan Spring resort has an abundant flow of water that can be best enjoyed at
any time. Located in the heart of the municipality.

 The Blue Water Cave, in the side of the mouth of Pulangi River.
 The Overview Park, located in Palacapao, is one of the "must see" spot in the

municipality. With an overlooking view that views all the land area of Quezon and its
neighboring municipalities.

 The Kiokong White Rock Wall, the centerpiece of Kiokong Tourism Park, is the site of the
first vertical bivouac adventure in the Philippines. With the assistance of a local outfitter,
guests climb the 550-foot rock wall using Single Rope Technique until they reach a ledge
500 feet off the ground. After spending the night on the ledge, they abseil back to the
ground.

 The Kiokong Tourism Park also has a bolted crag for sport climbing.
 LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Quezon has 31 barangays; the farthest barangay are Lipa and Sta. Felomina with a

distance of 21 to 26 kilometers from Poblacion depending on the route taken.

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