Municipality of Lazi in Siquijor


The municipality of Lazi is located on the southern part of the island of Siquijor in the Philippines. It is bounded in the north by the municipality of Larena, the Mindanao Sea on the south, the municipalities of Maria and Siquijor on the east and San Juan on the west.

The town of Lazi was founded in 1857. Originally this municipality was known as Tigbawan, a name derived from a type of plant that grew in the bay. This name was changed when the Spaniards established a parish in the middle of the 19th century. According to legend, the Spaniards who came to colonize the island of Siquijor saw that the beautiful bay looked like a letter “C”, thus naming the place as La “C”. When the Americans came and asked the natives about the name of the place, they pronounced the “C” with a “Z” so from that time on, the place was known as town of Lazi.

Municipality of Lazi Logo

Municipality of Lazi Logo

Lazi is primarily an agricultural town. The common food crops are corn, rice, rootcrops, vegetables, bananas and fruits. These crops are either raised for family consumption or commercial purpose. The municipality also produces industrial/commercial crop such as coconuts and mangoes.

Rice and corn are the Lazihanons staple food. However, production of these crops in the locality is not sufficient to support local demand, thus the municipality relies on imports from other provinces for their rice and corn supply.

The town of Lazi is one of the major ports in the island. It is the commercial district in the eastern part of Siquijor serving the municipalities of Maria and San Juan. The Lazi wharf is visited by boat from Northern Mindanao.

Tourist attractions in Lazi are San Isidro Labrador Parish Church, Lazi Convent, Cambugahay Falls, Ilihan Cave and a lot more.


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  1. brad doki says:

    brad! ty sa info. hahaha needed it para sa requirements nako na e pass sa skul.

  2. Jonessa A. Omboy says:

    hello, i am one of the AMAD Staff in DA Region 7, im looking for the profile of the Baranggay Lazi mainly the Campalanas, Lazi..

  3. Pete Kennedy D. Ledon says:

    Hi,

    May i ask you a favor to where i am suppose to find the official website of the Municipality of Lazi, Siquijor.

    I am currently helping a 73 year old native in this town and i hope that you could exxtend some help too on this regard.

    The womans name is Francisca Quimno Tamparong, she is currently filling a benefit claim to the Philippine Veteran’s Office. She was ill advised by so many times by the so called hoax people axnd i pittied her for having missinformed and misleaded.

    I urge you and ask you personally to please help me on this matter if it is not asking you that much.

    For the record , She was married to a military man during the Second World War, under the American occupation here in the Philippines. The name of the soldier was Officer Cerillo Bedico Cariliman. She claimed that she was married to this soldier and was widowed a couple of years passed.

    She forgot some of the details in her life that it made her difficult to proceed into the verification of her claim as the heir of the said benefit. She was abondoned.

    Please help.

    To contact me please do not hesitate to send me email at

    kenai_yosef2000@yahoo.com or you may call +639159790600

    thanks you and may the Almighty God Bless you.

    Respectfully yours,

    Pete Kennedy D. Ledon
    Secretary General – Filipino International Seafarers Solidarity Organization, Inc.
    FCL Bdg. Bilibid Viejo Street , Quiapo Manila- Philippines 1001

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