Badian, Cebu

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Kawasan Falls c. 1997
Kawasan Falls c. 1997
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
Badian is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°52′N 123°24′E / 9.867°N 123.400°E / 9.867; 123.400Coordinates: 09°52′N 123°24′E / 9.867°N 123.400°E / 9.867; 123.400
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
Congr. district 2nd district of Cebu
Barangays 29
 • Mayor Robburt D. Librando
 • Total 110.07 km2 (42.50 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 37,699
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6031
Dialing code 32

Badian is a third class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,699 people.[3] The Municipality of Badian is located 98 kilometres (61 mi) southwest of Cebu City. It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Moalboal; on the south by the municipality of Alegria; on the east by the municipalities of Dalaguete and Argao; and on the west by Tanon Strait.


Badian is administratively subdivided into 29 barangays.[2]

  • Alawijao
  • Balhaan
  • Banhigan
  • Basak
  • Basiao
  • Bato
  • Bugas
  • Calangcang
  • Candiis
  • Dagatan
  • Dobdob
  • Ginablan
  • Lambug
  • Malabago
  • Malhiao
  • Manduyong
  • Matutinao
  • Patong
  • Poblacion
  • Sanlagan
  • Santicon
  • Sohoton
  • Sulsugan
  • Talayong
  • Taytay
  • Tigbao
  • Tiguib
  • Tubod
  • Zaragosa


The main barangay of Badian town is the poblacion, located in the center of the town. It is the only urban and the most populous barangay in all of Badian. Its has a population of 4002 persons as of the 2010 census,[3] up from 3854 in 2007. It is home to the Town Hospital and the marketplace where most of the trading takes place. Many vendors from all over town will show up mostly on Saturdays and Sundays for the trading.

The poblacion is where the local high school is located called Badian National High School (BNHS) is one of the two high schools in the town of Badian. This is also the largest of the two and many students from the neighboring town just like Moalboal, Alcantara and Ronda come to study in this high school. The lower educational facility in Badian is the Badian Central Elementary School where basically all the younger children go to school for the simple fact that it is completely free and the only elementary school and the biggest one in town.

The poblacion is also the location where the Church of Santiago Apostol is located, which is celebrated its Fest on the 25th of July every year. Together with the Feast of Santiago Apostle is the Banig Festival which was started about 3 years ago. Poblacion is also where the Municipal Hall is located in sitio sawang.

Current Mayor: Robburt Librando


Population census of Badian
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,545 —    
1995 29,200 +1.80%
2000 30,400 +0.87%
2007 35,876 +2.31%
2010 37,699 +1.82%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]
Fish ponds in Badian


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "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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