Malitbog, Bukidnon :
Malitbog is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. According to the Population Commission 2000 census data, it has a population density of 21,948 people in 3,808 households.
History of the Place :
The pioneer settlers in this municipality were a group of Bukidnon tribe who settled in a small area along a spring called Abo-on.
As their population increased, they began to call the entire area as Abo-on. However, there were divergent opinions to adopt this name because Abo-on refer only to a small cluster of settlers in the area.
The name was then changed to Malitbog, on the account of Malitbog River traversing their settlement and likewise the principal source of fishing, the native’s favorite livelihood. Their seat of government near the Malitbog River was also considered.
By virtue of Executive No. 42, dated June 25, 1963, Malitbog became a 5th Class municipality, under the provision of Section 2 of Republic Act 1515 and became a stand-alone municipality pursuant to Republic Act 23 and 88, which was duly signed by President Diosdado Macapagal.
Official Seal Of Malitbog :