Barangay Apo Macote ha a total land area of 2,500 hectares of which 1,200 hectares are agricultural productive and the remaining area of 1,300 hectares is classified as forestall. Barangay Sinanglanan bounds the barangay in the north, in the south by Pulangi River and City of Valencia, in the east by barangay Malayanan of Municipality of Dan Fernando, and in the west by Barangay Sto. Niño.
The Barangay is thirty (30) kilometers away from the city proper. The area is generally flat, hilly and sloping. This dominates the landscape in the eastern part of the barangay. A small portion of the forestland is covered by Integrated Social Forest Management (ISFM) program of the Government. some are plated with corn vegetable are grown in the area such a bell pepper, ampalaya, eggplant and string beans.
In order to achieve this vision, we, the people of Barangay Apo Macote, guided by the active and responsible leader, and in collaboration with private sector, seek to address all sectoral issues in education, health, nutrition, peace and order, youth and sports, infrastructure, economic and environment as well as administration and governance. It is our desire and hope that we will be moving towards economically improved community and a total human development.
We envision Barangay Apo Macote as an agricultural center in the City of Malaybalay, with a God-loving, united living in a balanced ecology and preserving our cultural values supported by a well- maintained infrastructures managed by pro-active and service-oriented leaders.
The barangay is named after the local chieftain “Apo Macote”. He was believed to have ruled the area including the neighboring barangays. He installed into the minds of the people the respect as well as the conversation of environment. This was the reason why the creek used to provide water to their indigenous irrigation canals was called, “Macote Creek” which flows from Purok 5 down to Purok 4.
The hills and slopes in the area were once covered with thick forest. During the Japanese time, the area becomes a haven of evacuees. After the Japanese regime, the place was named “Apo Macote” remembering the wisdom and leadership pf the local chieftain until now, the creek which now provide water for irrigation canals, resulting to bountiful harvest still bears its name “Macote”. The same creek provides domestic water supply for the residents.