Alcoy, Cebu

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For the mountain in Peru which is also spelled Alcay or Alcoy, see Allqay.
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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 (2010 census)[3]
 • Total 14,757
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Voter (2013) [4] 9,932
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 2010 census, it has a population of 14,757.[3] In the 2013 election, it had 9,932 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[3][5]

In the 2013 election, it had 9,932 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 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "PSGC Interactive". Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "2013 National and Local Elections Statistics" (PDF). Commission on Elections. 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. 

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