Amlan, Negros Oriental

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Map of Negros Oriental with Amlan highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Amlan highlighted
Amlan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°27′N 123°14′E / 9.450°N 123.233°E / 9.450; 123.233Coordinates: 09°27′N 123°14′E / 9.450°N 123.233°E / 9.450; 123.233
Country Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR/Region XVIII)
Province Negros Oriental
District 2nd district of Negros Oriental
Barangays 8
 • Mayor Gino De La Cruz
 • Vice Mayor Bentham P. De La Cruz
 • Total 111.85 km2 (43.19 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 22,206
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6203
IDD:area code 35

Amlan is a fourth class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,624 people.[4]

Amlan was formerly known as New Ayuquitan.[5]


Nineteenth-century chronicler Licinio Ruiz mentions Alman, a settlement said to have been named after a superior kind of guava. The town was made a parish independent of Tanjay in 1848, was renamed New Ayuquitan in 1912, became Amlan after WW II.

Amlan is a leisurely 15-minute cruise from Dumaguete City.

Its Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, completed in 1853 (and said to have taken 50 years to build) is the centerpiece of the town’s tourism picture while providing photo-opportunists with a colonial period backdrop. The ruins of watch-towers against the Moro depredations of old can still be seen in Buswang and near the mouth of the Amlan River; and two others near the school building of Ayuquitan and barrio Calo.

Amlan’s unique crowd-drawer is the Budyas Festival which begins on the Tandayag pier with a traditional ritual blessing of fishing implements and the elaborately decorated fleet which then ferries the patron’s image in a fluvial procession to the chapel in Tandayag North.

For nature attractions, there is the serene Tambojangin River for freshwater swims and the splashy three-tiered Naibid Falls in Jantianon.

Amlan’s economy is anchored on fishing, copra and sugar cane, and its bustling Tandayag wharf, which is the seaport-of-call for Tañon Strait crossers from Cebu. The Province’s fuel and LPG supply is stored in depots nearby. Cottage industries produce mats, baskets, bamboo furniture, and buricraft.[6]


Amlan is politically subdivided into 8 barangays:

  • Bio-os
  • Jantianon
  • Jugno
  • Mag-abo
  • Poblacion
  • Silab
  • Tambojangin
  • Tandayag


Population census of Amlan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 16,145 —    
1995 16,573 +0.49%
2000 19,227 +3.24%
2007 22,173 +1.99%
2010 22,206 +0.05%
2015 23,624 +1.19%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Public High Schools[7][edit]

School Name Location
Amlan National High School Rizal Street, Poblacion
Amlan National High School -Jugno Campus Jugno
Jantianon National High School Jantianon
Silab Comm. High School Annex, Silab

Public Elementary Schools[7][edit]

  • Amlan CES
  • Aurelio Ibero Memorial Elementary School (Jugno Elementary School)
  • Bio-os Elementary School
  • Cañete Elementary School
  • Cantalina Elementary School
  • Jantianon Elementary School
  • Martin Benjamin Memorial Elementary School (Tambojangin Elementary School )
  • Panusuan Elementary School
  • Silab Elementary School
  • Tandayag Elementary School


  1. ^ "Elected Mayors – Vice Mayors and Councilors in Negros Oriental". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Negros Island Region (NIR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "An act to change the name of the municipality of New Ayuquitan, province of Negros Oriental, to "Amlan" and the name of barrio Old Ayuquitan to "Ayuquitan"". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ Negros Oriental Tourism "[1]", About | Cities & Towns. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  7. ^ a b "". Retrieved 2014-10-30. 

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