Sibagat, Agusan del Sur

Sibagat, Agusan del Sur

Sibagat is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 28,685 people in 5,289 households. The town is 29 kilometers away from Butuan City. Its economy is dependent heavily on subsistence agriculture.

The word Sibagat is from the word "bagat" which means meet or meeting place. According to the oral history, the river near Sibagat which is also called Sibagat River is the place where the warring tribes meet and fight. Sibagat River is tributary of a bigger river, the Wawa river. The losing tribe would retreat downstream to the Wawa River and disappear.

Most of the people living in the town are Visayan-Cebuano migrants.


Sibagat is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

  • Afga
  • Anahawan
  • Banagbanag
  • Del Rosario
  • El Rio
  • Ilihan
  • Kauswagan
  • Kioya
  • Magkalape
  • Magsaysay
  • Mahayahay
  • New Tubigon

  • Padiay
  • Perez
  • Poblacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Sinai
  • Tabon-tabon
  • Tag-uyango
  • Villangit
  • Kolambugan

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