Alubijid is a philippine municipality in the province Misamis Oriental in Region X Northern Mindanao which belongs to the Mindanao group of islands. The municipality Alubijid is seated about 22 km west-north-west of province capital Cagayan De Oro City and about 769 km south-south-east of Philippine main capital Manila.
The small yet developing municipality of Alubijid has a total land area of 85.56 square kilometers. According to the most recent census held in 2010, Alubijid is home to 26, 648 individuals. Like Cagayan de Oro City, Alubijid is situated in the Northern Mindanao region, by the Macajalar Bay.
Alubijid consists of 16 barangays including the historical Baybay where traders before the Spaniards came to the Philippines landed. During that time, Baybay was home to the trees of the same name as the municipality, Alubijid. Legend unearthed by local officials and natives of the municipality says that some of these trees grew by the “Bukana,” local term for where the river opens up to the sea, of one river and some, in what was then called a “Looc.” This is where the municipality derives its name.
It took some time for Alubijid to become a municipality separate from Misamis Oriental’s hub, Cagayan de Oro. Then-president Manuel L. Quezon, by the signing of the Executive Order No. 266 on April 5 of the year 1940 officially granted Alubijid independence from Cagayan de Oro as prior to that, it was considered a barrio of what is now a highly urbanized city in the Northern Mindanao region.
The municipality is a relatively small but quiet and peaceful town in Misamis Oriental. Although it is small, it has a few establishments where people can get money from and where they can explore varied local cuisines from. There are also some beaches that many visit when in Alubijid as like the rest of Northern Mindanao, the municipality rests by the Macajalar Bay.
Some tourist sites found in Alubijid include the Lake Danao. Tourists and locals alike may troop to the Bagras Cold Spring Pool, Awa Cold Spring and the Kasilihon Falls for a refreshing dip at their cold waters on hot days. Hiking along the mountain and river trails are among the famous activities that may be done in Alubijid. There are also camping sites in the municipality for those who love the outdoors and Mother Nature.
Going to Alubijid is easy as the Laguindingan International Airport is only a few municipalities away from it. Buses and jeepneys pass through the national highway from Laguindingan to Cagayan de Oro which makes a drop off at Alubijid an easy thing to accomplish. Going around the municipality can be done through the motorcycles for hire or the local mode of transport which consists of just a driver for hire and his motorcycle called the ‘habal-habal’. There is also the ‘trisikad’ or the ‘sikad’ in which the driver manning the bicycle to bring its passengers around is another local mode of transportation that can be used to go around Alubijid in.
Administratively the Municipality of Alubijid is subdivided into 16 barangays. One forms the center of the city wheras the other 15 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality. The most populous are Molocboloc, Benigwayan, Lagtang, Talaba, Tula, Calatcat, Taparak, Lumbo, Baybay, Lanao, Sampatulog, Tugasnon, Sungay, Loguilo, Lourdes.
Among the bigger cities and municipalities in the neighborhood of Alubijid there are Ozamis City (Misamis Occidental) 83 km south-west, Marawi City (Lanao Del Sur) 66 km south-south-west, City Of Valencia (Bukidnon) 100 km south-east, City Of Malaybalay (Bukidnon) 89 km south-east, Iligan City (Lanao Del Norte) 47 km south-west, Cagayan De Oro City 21 km east-south-east, Manolo Fortich (Bukidnon) 48 km east-south-east, Oroquieta City (Misamis Occidental) 74 km west, Tangub City (Misamis Occidental) 97 km south-west as well as 70 km east-north-east of Alubijid the municipality Gingoog City.