Besao, Mountain Province

Besao is a 5th class municipality in the province of Mountain Province, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 9,875 people in 1,735 households. The municipality of Besao is headed by Mayor Wellington Bagano Pooten.

On January 18, 2008, a Philippine Serpent Eagle was rescued in a forest in Barangay Laylaya, Besao, Mountain Province. It suffered a right wing gunshot wound damaging a bone (similar to a bird caught at Lake Danum, Sagada in 2000). Another serpent eagle rescued in the Cordillera died 3 days after it was brought to the custody of the PAWB years ago.


Besao is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

  • Agawa
  • Ambagiw
  • Banguitan
  • Besao East (Besao Proper)
  • Besao West
  • Catengan
  • Gueday
  • Lacmaan
  • Laylaya
  • Padangan
  • Payeo
  • Suquib
  • Tamboan
  • Kin-iway (Pob.)

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