Alcoy, Cebu

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Alcoy, Cebu
Alcoy, Cebu
Map of Cebu with Alcoy highlighted
Map of Cebu with Alcoy highlighted
Alcoy is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°41′N 123°30′E / 9.68°N 123.5°E / 9.68; 123.5Coordinates: 9°41′N 123°30′E / 9.68°N 123.5°E / 9.68; 123.5
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 2nd District of Cebu
Barangay 8 (see § Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Nicomedes De Los Santos (1‑CEBU)
 • Vice mayor Michael Sestoso
 • Town Council
 • Total 61.63 km2 (23.80 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 16,979
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
 • Voter (2016)[4] 11,333
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 5th class
PSGC 072202000

Alcoy is a fifth income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,979.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 11,333 registered voters.[4] It is 93 km (58 mi) from 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 in Spain.


Alcoy comprises 8 barangays:[2]

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

Daan-Lungsod and Guiwang[edit]

Daan-Lungsod, formerly called Mambahi[citation needed], is the southernmost barangay of Alcoy. Tingko Beach is located partly in this small barangay and partly in Guiwang. A fiesta is held in Daan-Lungsod every May 3 in honor of Santa Cruz. 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]

The elementary school is located in Guiwang. Guiwang celebrates the June 13 feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Two baluwarti (watchtowers) still stand in the two barangays. The watchtowers are the oldest-surviving structures in Alcoy and they are reminders of the Spanish occupation of Cebu Island. They were used as 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[5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 11,333 registered voters, meaning that 67% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]


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. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Alcoy, Cebu". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b PSA; Census of Population (2015), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 20 June 2016 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ PSA; Census of Population (2010), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 29 June 2016 
  6. ^ NSO; Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City and Municipality, archived from the original on 24 June 2011 

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