President Carlos P. Garcia, Bohol

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President Carlos P. Garcia
Map of Bohol with Pres. Garcia highlighted
Map of Bohol with Pres. Garcia highlighted
Pres. Garcia is located in Philippines
Pres. Garcia
Pres. Garcia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°07′N 124°33′E / 10.117°N 124.550°E / 10.117; 124.550Coordinates: 10°07′N 124°33′E / 10.117°N 124.550°E / 10.117; 124.550
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 2nd district of Bohol
Founded June 21, 1969
Barangays 23
 • Mayor Tesalonica A. Boyboy
 • Total 65.28 km2 (25.20 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 23,287
 • Density 360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6346
Dialing code 38
Income class 5th class

President Carlos P. Garcia is a fifth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It primarily consists of Lapinig Island along with a few surrounding islets. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,287 people.[2]


President Carlos P. Garcia is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Aguining
  • Basiao
  • Baud
  • Bayog
  • Bogo
  • Bonbonon
  • Canmangao
  • Campamanog
  • Gaus
  • Kabangkalan
  • Lapinig
  • Lipata
  • Pitogo
  • Popoo
  • Saguise
  • San Jose (Tawid)
  • Santo Rosario
  • Tilmobo
  • Tugas
  • Tugnao
  • Villa Milagrosa
  • Butan
  • San Vicente


In the early part of the 19th century, the place was part of the Municipality of Ubay, known as Lapinig Grande and subdivided into six barrios: Pitogo, Aguining, Basiao, Bonbonon, Gaus, and Tugas.[1]

Congressman Teodoro Galagar of the 3rd Congressional District of the province of Bohol, initiated the formation of Lapining Grande into a town. Aguining, Pitogo, and Bonbonon were the barangays bidding for township. On June 21, 1969, RA 5864 was approved creating Pitogo as the 46th town of the province of Bohol with 23 regular barangays. Eight years later on November 4, 1977, it was renamed in honour of President Carlos P. Garcia, who was born in nearby Talibon, by Presidential Decree 2828.[1]


Population census of Pres. C. P. Garcia
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 21,173 —    
1995 19,096 −1.92%
2000 20,744 +1.79%
2007 25,118 +2.67%
2010 23,287 −2.72%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][3]

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