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 Legislative districts of Cebu
District 2nd District of Cebu
Barangay 8 (see § Barangays)
 • Mayor Nicomedes A. De Los Santos
 • Total 61.63 km2 (23.80 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 14,757
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
IDD:area code +63 (0)
Income class 5th class
PSGC 072202000

Alcoy is a fifth class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,757.[3] It is 93 kilometers (58 mi) from the provincial capital Cebu City, and is bounded by the municipalities of Dalaguete to the north, Boljoon to the south, Badian and Alegria to the west; with 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 luscious environment and the simplicity of the place and the inhabitants. From then on, the place was called Alcoy.


Alcoy comprises 8 barangays:[4]

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

Daan-Lungsod and Guiwang[edit]

Daan-Lungsod is the southernmost 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. 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) still stand in the two barangays. 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 of pirates coming.


Poblacion is the principal barangay of Alcoy. It is where the main facilities of the town are located: the municipal government center, 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[3]


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 Pugalo. Beaches are located in Guiwang and Daanlungsod.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for Alcoy - National Statistical Coordination Board

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