Life seemed charmingly simple and peaceful in Wao, Lanao del Sur. The people were very friendly and accommodating. They were quite easy to talk too, as most of them understood Tagalog and Bisaya. According to the local chief executive, around 80% of the municipality's residents are Christians, and 20% are Muslim Maranao. This was quite extraordinary considering that Wao, Lanao del Sur is part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
|The Municipal Hall of Wao|
Noteworthy, too, is that Wao has won 2 Galing Pook Awards from the national government. Galing Pook is a recognition given to municipalities, cities, and provinces with excellent or innovative practices in local governance. The local government of Wao won for their programs on watershed management and solid waste management.
|Wao's Welcome Marker|