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Caraga Region, Surigao del Sur, Philippines
Bislig City is a 3rd class city in the province of Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Bislig is approximately 208 kilometers northeast of Davao City, 152 kilometers south of Tandag City (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. Bislig was the home of the defunct company PICOP Resources, Inc., which was the largest paper mill in Asia and one of the largest in the World. Its concession is a sanctuary of the Philippine Eagle. The permanent shutdown was officially ruled on mid-2008. A local dialect, called Kamayo is sometimes used by the residents, though they usually use the more general Visayan language of the region.