Map of Bohol with Maribojoc highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Bohol|
|Organized||October 15, 1860|
|• Mayor||Leoncio B. Evasco Jr.|
|• Total||51.92 km2 (20.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||4th class|
Maribojoc is a fourth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,491 people. The town has a land area of 5,192 hectares (12,830 acres). The primary language spoken is Boholano, however, English and Tagalog are also spoken and understood. Fishing and agriculture are the two main sources of livelihood.
- Punta Cruz
- San Isidro
- San Roque (Aghao)
- San Vicente
Maribojoc was a fishing village when the Jesuit priests Juan de Torres and Gabriel Sanchez landed in Baclayon in 1595, bringing Catholicism also to Maribojoc. Fr. Francisco Colin, an early Jesuit historian, listed the town's name as Malabooch and later changed it to Malabohoc. How it became Maribojoc is not known. During the pre-Spanish era, the town's name was Dunggoan, meaning "place of anchorage" and referred to the sheltered bay where sailors used to land and engage in business with the early settlers.
The Maribojoc parish, officially known as Parroquía de Santa Cruz, was founded in 1767, when the Jesuits left Maribojoc. Maribojoc was one of the nine big villages founded by the Augustinian Recollect friars when they took over in 1768. They laid the foundation of the Maribojoc church in 1798 on what was once swampy land, and it was finished in 1816, after 18 years of work. At the back of the church is a flight of stone stairs, built in 1864. Earlier, in 1796, the Punta Cruz watchtower was built as a lookout against marauding pirates.
The town of Maribojoc was officially incorporated on October 15, 1860, and grew into a thriving town with a population of 18,200 by 1879.
On October 15, 2013, Bohol was struck by a Mw 7.2 earthquake. Maribojoc was severely affected, suffering 16 fatalities and damage to some 3,700 homes, including total destruction of its Catholic church.
|Population census of Maribojoc|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Municipality of Maribojoc". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City, and Municipality - Region VII - Central Visayas: 1990, 2000, and 2010". National Statistics Office.
- "An Act Converting the Sitio of Ponsod, in the Municipality of Maribojoc, Province of Bohol, to a Barrio to Be Known As Barrio Ponsod". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
- "SitRep No. 35 re Effects of Magnitude 7.2 Sagbayan, Bohol Earthquake". National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
- Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007. National Statistics Office
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