Bacolod is one of the (22) municipalities in the Province of Lanao del Norte located in Northern part of Mindanao (Fig.1a). It has a total land area of 10, 410.00 ha (source: CLUPs; PPDO) and it shares 2.72% of the total land area of the Province. It is bounded between the neighboring municipalities of Kauswagan 80 11’ 24” N and 1240 03’48” E and Maigo 80 10’ 31” N and 1230 59’14” E (Fig.1b). It has 16 barangays and 7 of it are coastal with (9,838) km length (IPAP Kauswagan and Bacolod, 2009).
It extends sixteen (16) kilometers from the shoreline to the south. It is more or less thirty-two (32) kilometers away from Tubod, Lanao del Norte, which is the capital town of the Province westward, and thirty (30) kilometers from Iligan City, the hub of Mindanao in the eastern side.
The Barangays along the coast are traversed by the national highway, while the interior barangays are accessible by national, provincial and barangay road, which serves as farm to market roads. With existence and proper maintenance and improvement of these roads, transporting farm products to the market will be enhanced. The main product is copra, although, bananas are also abundant with other minor crops. Its shoreline is in Iligan Bay which connects the Panguil Bay, provides a rich fishing waters to the fisher folks, and its beach is rich with shells. Thus, the “Hudyaka Kinhason Festival” which is shown every thanksgiving, and tourism month celebration serves as its main attraction, derives its theme.