Location – Bislig City is located around 900 kilometers from the capital Manila in the province of Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Bislig is approximately 208 kilometers northeast of Davao City, 152 kilometers south of Tandag (the provincial capital) and 158 southeast of Butuan City. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 107,960 people in 18,269 households.
Barangay Mangagoy is the center of trade and industry of the city which has a population of 60,000. It houses national and local banks. Telecommunication such as Internet, cellular phones, cable televisions and leased data lines are well-available in the vicinity of Mangagoy. There are also accommodating inns and hotels, as well as motorized tricycles, jeepneys, and buses ply its concrete roads and highways.
With the idyllic charm of a small place, the sophisticated comforts of modern metropolis, Bislig City has the best of both worlds.
How to get to Bislig City?
From Manila or Cebu or Davao City as transit point. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines ply the Manila-Davao-Manila (approx. 1-1/2 hours travel time) and Cebu-Davao-Cebu (approx. 45 minutes travel time) several trips daily. From Davao airport, take a taxi to the Ecoland Bus Terminal where air-conditioned vans may be hired Bachelor Express aircon and non-aircon buses also ply the Davao-Bislig route as early as 2:00 a.m. daily.
From Manila or Cebu to Butuan City as transit point. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific ply these routes three times a week. From the airport, take a cab to Butuan City Bus Terminal where air conditioned van may be hired for a 3-hour trip to Bislig City at reasonable rates. Regular trips of Bachelor Express buses also ply the Butuan route as early as 2:00 a.m. daily.
Inter-island vessels like the SuperFerry/2GO and Sulpicio Lines ply the Manila-Butuan or Cebu-Butuan routes on regular schedules with Nasipit Port as transit point. Air-con vans are available at the wharf or take a jeepney to the city terminal for the regular bus trips to Bislig City.
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