Poblacion and town hall
Map of Bohol showing the location of Catigbian
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Bohol|
|Founded||June 17, 1949|
|• Mayor||Roberto L. Salinas|
|• Total||78.48 km2 (30.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||4th class|
Catigbian is a fourth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines, located 35 kilometres (22 mi) north from Bohol's capital city, Tagbilaran. Catigbian is an interior town north of Balilihan, south of Sagbayan and Tubigon, east of San Isidro and west of Batuan.
According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,686 people.
- 1 Barangays
- 2 History
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Education
- 5 Economy
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Feast Days & Patron Saints
- 8 Tourism
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Catigbian is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.
- Causwagan Norte
- Libertad Sur
- Mahayag Norte
- Mahayag Sur
- Poblacion Weste
- Triple Union
The town was founded in 1829 as one of the villages where rebels were resettled after the Dagohoy Rebellion had been suppressed. In 1903, when the province was reorganized, it was annexed to Balilihan but was made an independent municipality once more on June 17, 1949. When the town was recreated in 1949, there were only 15 barrios within its territorial limits compared to the 22 barangays it has now.
|Population census of Catigbian|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- Literacy Rate: 87.9%
- 1 Tertiary School (Bohol Northwestern Colleges)
- 2 Catholic Secondary Schools(Immaculate Mary Academy, Holy Infant Academy)
- 5 Public Secondary Schools(Catigbian National High School,Mantacida National High School,Haguilanan High School, Hagbuaya High School & Mahayag High School)
- 19 Public Elementary Schools
- 3 Primary Schools
- 22 Day Care Centers
Commerce and industry
- Catigbian Public Market- 3rd Best Pamilihan in Region 7 for 2006
- Livestock Auction Center- the biggest in the Province of Bohol and recognized as one of the biggest in Region 7
- Catigbian Waterworks System
- One Town One Product (OTOP) Display Center
- 8,950.7032 has. alienable & disposable land
- 43.85% devoted to crops
- 56.15% pasture land, grassland, idle land
- 2,351 has. forestal land
- Livestock Raising (alternative)
- 3 Cellular Sites (SMART, GLOBE & DIGITEL (SUN))
- Philippine Postal Office
- 2 Public Calling Offices
- Landline Phones (Mayor’s Office, Bohol Northwestern Colleges & Bagtic Masagana Multi-Purpose Cooperative)
- 3 Pumping Stations for 12 barangays (500 c3m/day)
- 2 more barangays with its own pumping station
- Catigbian Training Center
- Municipal Court Hall
- Municipal Conference Hall
- Public Market
- Tennis Court
- Basketball Court/Multi-Purpose Court (sports& other activities)
- Catigbian District Hospital
- Municipal Health Center
Feast Days & Patron Saints
Catigbian is composed of two parishes, the Immaculate Conception Parish (church located in Poblacion Weste) and the Sto. Niño Parish (Church located in Baang. The former celebrates its Feast Day every December 8 in honor of the Immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary while the latter on the third Saturday of January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus.
Catigbian is home to caves, hanging bridges, handicrafts, livestock market and for its nature resort. Among its attractions are Catigbian Magic Nature Resort, Rizal Hanging Bridge, Cantalina Cave, Haguilanan Cave, Candumayao Cave, Bongbong Cave, and Dagook Falls.
The Katigbawan Festival
But what distinguishes Catigbian from other towns is its annual festival, the Katigbawan. A week-long festival consisting of various activities like carabao-racing, hog-catching, agrofair, motorcross and a search for Miss Katigbawan. This affair happens only in June.
This four-day event has several activities lined up starting with the opening of the festival with a parade after a holy mass. It is followed by a comparza and a talent contest of Miss Katigbawan candidates during the day. Judging of the display of agro fair, bloodletting and motorcross takes place on the second day. On the third day, it was the turn of the Carabao Parade with carabao-racing and hog catching at central elementary school and the Search for Catigbian's prettiest, with the Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant in the evening. On the fourth day is the Street Dancing and then a fire works display to cap the festival.
Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant
A beauty and brains search for the girl best exemplifying the true Catigbianon. This pageant coincides with the Katigbawan Festival with the winner representing the town in the province's most prestigious pageant, the Miss Bohol Sandugo, held in July.
Miss Katigbawan Winners:
- 2006 - Joy Marie Maglajos
- 2008 - Aimee Ann Anunciado
- 2011- Shereen Alainah Acuña
- "Municipality of Catigbian". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 2012-09-12.
- "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City, and Municipality - Region VII - Central Visayas: 1990, 2000, and 2010". National Statistics Office.
- "An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of San Jacinto, Province of Bohol, to Catigbi-an". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
- National Statistics Office - Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007
- Municipality of Catigbian official website
- Municipality of Catigbian
- Provincial Government of Bohol
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant