Amlan, Negros Oriental

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Municipality of Amlan
Map of Negros Oriental with Amlan highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Amlan highlighted
Amlan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°27′52″N 123°13′25″E / 9.464367°N 123.223653°E / 9.464367; 123.223653Coordinates: 9°27′52″N 123°13′25″E / 9.464367°N 123.223653°E / 9.464367; 123.223653
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
District2nd district
Barangays8 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorManuel Jose "Manjoe" C. Sycip
 • Vice MayorAllan Marie R. Tan
 • CongressmanManuel T. Sagarbarria
 • Electorate16,930 voters (2019)
 • Total111.85 km2 (43.19 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total23,624
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)35
Climate typetropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)80,834,703.92 (2016)
Native languagesCebuano

Amlan, officially the Municipality of Amlan, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,624 people.[3]

Amlan was formerly known as Ayuquitan.[4]


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 Ayuquitan in 1912, became Amlan after WW II.

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 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 is home to many natural and man-made attractions, listed below:

Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park (DNAP) - a ten-minute ride away from the highway, DNAP is divided into two parks: the Animal Kingdom that showcases a collection of wildlife and other endangered species and the Adventure Park for those wanting some adrenaline rush. Activities in the Adventure Park include aerial walk, river tubing, and soon to be added; avatar zip line, zip line and giant swing.

Amlan Boulevard - The boulevard will soon host an array of aquatic adventure sports and is developed to become the jump off point to the town's two marine sanctuaries.

Aside from being carnivorous, coffee beans form part of the civet's diet.

Tandayag Marine Sanctuary - touted as one of Tanon Strait's top sanctuaries, the sanctuary has not seen yet an overcrowding of scuba divers. The fisherfolk managing the area is keen in sustaining the carrying capacity of the marine reserve.

Bio-os "Takot-Diot Sanctuary - the second center piece to Amlan's sustained efforts to marine conservation, Takot Diot is just a short hop from the coastline in Bio-os.

Amlan Pasalan - the most majestic of the many falls found in Amlan, Pasalan is located in Silab Highlands. It can be accessed via all forms of vehicle but for the moment, anyone wanting to see the falls, must first secure approval from the local government for safety reasons.

Kang-Untol Falls - a prelude to its much bigger sister, Kang-Untol has a mini-lagoon for those wanting to soak in.

The most majestic of the many waterfalls the town has.

Asupri sa Maiti - a sulfur lagoon up in Jantianon Highlands, Asupri has seen an increase of tourists after photos and videos the attraction were posted in social media.

The aquamarine waters of the Asupri sa Maiti

Naparil and Cantalina Falls - The most accessible falls in Amlan, Naparil is a short 20-minute walk from the main road in Silab.

Lantawan Amlan - the town's highest peak at 1,101 meters above sea level.

Kang Atid - A good place to start river trekking and explore the environs along the banks of the Amlan River.

Jantianon Tri-Falls - the location may be difficult to access ,but the three falls, namely, Paphaan, Divine and Paphaun, are sure to delight those weary souls wanting to get away from life's hustle and bustle.

Amlan's top resorts are located along the coastline in Tandayag.

Cana Retreat -

Escosas Resort and Events Place

Amlan Paradise Resort

Don't forget to take these pasalubong on your way back home:

Cogon-based paper products courtesy of Marina - From fans, scrapbook, picture frames, take your pick at her store at the Amlan Municipal Market.

Jiovencio's arts and crafts - bamboo and coco shells fashioned into decorative items.

Tonya's Budlit - Her budbud with tsokolit, hence, "budlit" is a must pasalubong for those sweet-toothed friends and relatives.



Amlan is politically subdivided into 8 barangays:

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


Population census of Amlan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,373—    
1918 12,525+1.26%
1939 14,904+0.83%
1948 13,342−1.22%
1960 9,399−2.88%
1970 11,547+2.08%
1975 12,457+1.53%
1980 13,638+1.83%
1990 16,145+1.70%
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: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


Public High Schools[9][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[9][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. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ a b "". Retrieved 2014-10-30.

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