Map of Cebu with Aloguinsan highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||3rd District of Cebu|
|Barangay||15 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Cynthia Moreno (Ind)|
|• Vice mayor||Augustus Moreno|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Gwendolyn Garcia|
|• Total||61.92 km2 (23.91 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||20,124|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Income class||4th class|
Aloguinsan is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,100. In the 2016 election, it had 20,124 registered voters. By road is 59 km (37 mi) southwest of Cebu City. Aloguinsan public market is held at the top of the beach.
Bulwarte, a historic landmark, still stands as mute testimony to the courage of the early inhabitants of Aloguinsan. Because of the frequent Moro attacks, the natives, under the supervision of the Spaniards, constructed a watchtower on top of a hill at the mouth of a river. From this vantage point, they could see incoming Moro vintas.
One night (a full moon and favorable winds), the Muslim invaders approached the village. With old people, women, and children safe behind the hills, the men began firing their cannons and did not stop until the pirates had been annihilated. It was the end of Moro assaults.
The historic hill of Villona between the barrios of Olango and Cawasan was also the site of a battle between the American forces and Filipino revolutionaries. The rebels under the leadership of Anastacio de la Cruz encountered the forces of Lt. Walker on Holy Thursday, April 1903. Lt. Walker and a number of his men were killed. The following day, Good Friday, Lt. McCoy took over the command of the American troops and outfought the Pulahanes (the rebels were so called because of their red headbands) who were defeated.
The courage and patriotism of the Aloguinsan were again tested in World War II. Cebuano guerillas from the place stubbornly and fiercely resisted Japanese invaders to help Allied Filipino troops of the 81st, 82nd and 83rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army in barrio Konguigon resulting in the death of many Japanese soldiers. The enemy retaliated by killing many civilians, including babies, and there entered by joint Filipino and American troops together with the Cebuano guerillas until the end in the Second World War.
Aloguinsan comprises 15 barangays:
|Population census of Aloguinsan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Office|
Every June, they celebrate the famous "Kinsan Festival", named for a fish that is usually abundant in months of May to July. The town fiesta is celebrated every 23 and 24 October in honor of St. Raphael the Archangel.
- Bojo River
- Hermit's Cove
- Hidden Beach
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- Lipsius 2011, p. 2.
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