Badian, Cebu

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Poblacion [1]
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
Badian is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°52′N 123°24′E / 9.87°N 123.4°E / 9.87; 123.4Coordinates: 9°52′N 123°24′E / 9.87°N 123.4°E / 9.87; 123.4
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 2nd district of Cebu
Barangay 29 (see § Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Robburt Librando (1‑CEBU)
 • Vice mayor Jerome Librando
 • Town Council
 • Total 110.07 km2 (42.50 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 37,912
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Voter (2013)[5] 22,952, 23,588
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6031
IDD : area code +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 072207000

Badian is a third income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[3] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 37,912.[4] In the 2013 election, it had 22,952, 23,588 registered voters.[5]

Badian is 98 km (61 mi) southwest of Cebu City. It is bounded to the north by Moalboal, to the south by Alegria, to the east by Dalaguete and Argao, and to the west by the Tañon Strait.


Badian comprises 29 barangays:[3]

  • Alawijao
  • Balhaan
  • Banhigan
  • Basak
  • Basiao
  • Bato
  • Bugas
  • Calangcang
  • Candiis
  • Dagatan
  • Dobdob
  • Ginablan
  • Lambug
  • Malabago
  • Malhiao
  • Manduyong
  • Matutinao
  • Patong
  • Poblacion
  • Sanlagan
  • Santicon
  • Sohoton
  • Sulsugan
  • Talayong
  • Taytay
  • Tigbao
  • Tiguib
  • Tubod
  • Zaragosa


The main barangay of Badian is Poblacion, located in the center of the town. It is the only urban and the most populous barangay of Badian. Its population is 4002 at the 2010 census,[6] up from 3854 in 2007. It contains the hospital and the marketplace where most of the trading takes place. Many vendors from all over town trade here particularly at weekends.

Poblacion is where the local high school is located. Badian National High School (BNHS) is one of two high schools in Badian. This is also the largest of the two and many students come from neighboring towns to study here. The lower educational facility in Badian is the Badian Central Elementary School where all the younger children go to school.

Poblacion is also the location of the Church of Santiago Apostle, whose feast day is celebrated each 25 July. Together with the Feast of Santiago Apostle is the Banig Festival which was started about 3 years ago.

Poblacion is also where the municipal hall is located, in sitio Sawang.


Population census of Badian
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,545 —    
1995 29,200 +1.80%
2000 30,400 +0.87%
2007 35,876 +2.31%
2010 37,699 +1.82%
2015 37,912 +0.11%
Source: National Statistics Office[4][6][7]

In the 2013 election, it had 22,952, 23,588 registered voters, meaning that Expression error: Unexpected number.% of the population are aged 18 and over.[5]

Fish ponds in Badian


Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu

The Kawasan Falls, a three-layered waterfall, is one of the popular tourist destinations in the province of Cebu. Canyoning tours are offered upstream of the Kawasan Falls, where the Matutinao Rriver flows through a secluded canyon. There is also the Badian Mountain Range and the popular trekking destination of Osmeña Peak.

The town's jurisdiction includes Zaragosa or Badian Island. At Badian Island there is a white sandy private beach and from there snorkeling and diving activities can be arranged. Nearby Pescador Island offers corals and marine life for divers.

Other tourist attractions of Badian include the Cebu International Golf and Resort in Barangay Lambug, the only 18 hole par 72 course golf course in the town; the manicured gardens of Terra manna beach and camping resort; Lambug Beach; and crab hunting in the mangroves.


  1. ^ Cabigas 2009.
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Municipal: Badian, Cebu". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c PSA; Census of Population (2015), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 20 June 2016 
  5. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  6. ^ a b PSA; Census of Population (2010), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 29 June 2016 
  7. ^ 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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