Alcoy, Cebu

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Map of Cebu showing the location of Alcoy
Map of Cebu showing the location of Alcoy
Alcoy is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°41′N 123°30′E / 9.683°N 123.500°E / 9.683; 123.500Coordinates: 09°41′N 123°30′E / 9.683°N 123.500°E / 9.683; 123.500
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 2nd District of Cebu
Barangays 8[1]
 • Mayor Nicomedes A. De Los Santos
 • Total 61.63 km2 (23.80 sq mi)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 14,757
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6023
Dialing code 32
Income class 5th class city; partially urban

Alcoy is a fifth class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,757 people.[4] It is approximately 93 kilometers (58 mi) from the provincial capital Cebu City. It is bounded by the municipalities of Dalaguete to the north, Boljoon to the south, Badian and Alegria to the west, and Cebu Strait to the east.

It is named after Alcoy which is a city of Spain. When Spaniards came to the place during the Spanish era, some of them said that the place remind them of spanish Alcoy, having a green and lushes environment and the simplicity of the place and the inhabitants. From then on, the place was called Alcoy.


Alcoy is administratively subdivided into 9 barangays:[1]

  • Atabay
  • Daan-Lungsod
  • Datag
  • Guiwang
  • Nug-as
  • Pasol
  • Poblacion
  • Pugalo
  • San Agustin

Daan-Lungsod and Guiwang[edit]

Daan-Lungsod is the southern-most barangay. Tingko Beach is located in this small barangay. Part of the beach is located in Guiwang. The elementary school is located in Guiwang. A fiesta is held in Daan-Lungsod every May 3 in honor of Santa Cruz.[citation needed] Mambahi is the old name of Daan-Lungsod.[citation needed] There is a reef called Mabad-on which appears during low tide, and is completely submerged during high tide. Mabad-on is listed as Mambahi Reef in the Philippine maritime and navigation map.[citation needed] Guiwang celebrates the June 13 feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua. Two baluwarti (watchtower) which lies the two barangay. The watchtower is the oldest-surviving structure in Alcoy and it is reminiscent of the Spanish occupation of Cebu Island. It was used as a watchtower to warn the locals from attacking pirates.


Poblacion is the principal barangay of Alcoy. It is where the main facilities of the town located which includes the municipal hall, police station, and main health center.


Population census of Alcoy
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,485 —    
1995 11,539 +1.81%
2000 13,497 +3.42%
2007 14,571 +1.06%
2010 14,757 +0.46%
Source: National Statistics Office[4]


Alcoy is mainly an agricultural town with Nug-as, a mountain barangay, more than half of commercial crops. The rest of the communities rely on subsistence fishing and backyard farming. The country's largest dolomite quarry is mined in Barangay Pugalo. Beaches are located in Guiwang and Daanlungsod.


  1. ^ a b Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for Alcoy - National Statistical Coordination Board
  2. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 

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