Badian, Cebu

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Badian
Municipality
Poblacion
Poblacion
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
Badian is located in Philippines
Badian
Badian
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 7th district of Cebu
Barangay 29 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Carmencita Lumain (LP)
 • Vice mayor Toting Caballero
 • Town Council
 • Representative Peter John Calderon
Area[2]
 • Total 110.07 km2 (42.50 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 37,912
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Voter (2016)[4] 23,588
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6031
IDD : area code +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 072207000
Website www.badian-cebu.gov.ph

Badian is a third income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 37,912.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 23,588 registered voters.[4]

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.

Barangays[edit]

Badian comprises 29 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.


2015[3] 2010[5]
072207001 Alawijao 2.8% 1,078 1,075 0.05%
072207002 Balhaan 1.1% 402 491 −3.74%
072207003 Banhigan 6.8% 2,596 2,529 0.50%
072207004 Basak 3.9% 1,487 1,843 −4.00%
072207005 Basiao 2.6% 983 993 −0.19%
072207006 Bato 3.1% 1,166 927 4.46%
072207007 Bugas 7.0% 2,666 2,592 0.54%
072207008 Calangcang 1.4% 521 562 −1.43%
072207009 Candiis 2.9% 1,086 1,019 1.22%
072207011 Dagatan 3.6% 1,351 1,198 2.31%
072207012 Dobdob 2.7% 1,026 1,104 −1.39%
072207013 Ginablan 1.6% 608 584 0.77%
072207014 Lambug 3.9% 1,469 1,405 0.85%
072207015 Malabago 2.5% 954 909 0.92%
072207016 Malhiao 7.8% 2,966 2,886 0.52%
072207017 Manduyong 4.4% 1,668 1,710 −0.47%
072207018 Matutinao 2.4% 904 1,130 −4.16%
072207019 Patong 2.2% 820 823 −0.07%
072207020 Poblacion 10.8% 4,092 4,002 0.42%
072207021 Sanlagan 2.1% 782 910 −2.85%
072207022 Santicon 1.4% 530 524 0.22%
072207023 Sohoton 3.0% 1,125 1,069 0.98%
072207024 Sulsugan 1.1% 417 467 −2.13%
072207025 Talayong 2.4% 909 878 0.66%
072207026 Taytay 5.5% 2,099 2,046 0.49%
072207027 Tigbao 2.3% 874 799 1.72%
072207028 Tiguib 1.3% 487 483 0.16%
072207029 Tubod 3.0% 1,144 1,065 1.37%
072207030 Zaragosa 4.5% 1,702 1,676 0.29%
TOTAL 37,912 37,699 0.11%

Poblacion[edit]

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. 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.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Badian
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,545 —    
1995 29,200 +1.80%
2000 30,400 +0.87%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 35,876 +2.31%
2010 37,699 +1.82%
2015 37,912 +0.11%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 23,588 registered voters, meaning that 62% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Tourism[edit]

The Kawasan Falls, a three-layered waterfall, is one of the popular tourist destinations in the province. 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

  • Cebu International Golf and Resort in 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

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References[edit]

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