Badian, Cebu

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Badian
Municipality of Badian
Poblacion
Poblacion
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
Map of Cebu with Badian highlighted
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Badian is located in Philippines
Badian
Badian
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°52′10″N 123°23′45″E / 9.869361°N 123.395925°E / 9.869361; 123.395925Coordinates: 9°52′10″N 123°23′45″E / 9.869361°N 123.395925°E / 9.869361; 123.395925
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceCebu
District7th District
Founded1825
Barangays29 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCarmencita L. Lumain
 • Vice MayorFructuoso A. Caballero
 • RepresentativePeter John D. Calderon
 • Electorate26,418 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total110.07 km2 (42.50 sq mi)
Elevation
139 m (456 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total37,912
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Households
8,200
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence36.84% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱75,394,095.19 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityCebu 1 Electric Cooperative (CEBECO 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6031
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

Badian, officially the Municipality of Badian (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Badian; Tagalog: Bayan ng Badian), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 37,912 people. [3]

Geography[edit]

Badian is 98 km (61 mi) southwest of Cebu City.

Badian is bordered to the north by the town of Moalboal, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the town of Dalaguete, and to the south is the town of Alegria.

Barangays[edit]

Badian comprises 29 barangays:

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 the Poblacion, located in the center of the town. It is the only urban barangay, and the most populous 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 larger 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. Held together with the feast of Santiago Apostle is the Banig Festival, the town's flagship festival, celebrating the town's bed making industry.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Badian, Cebu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42
(1.7)
34
(1.3)
40
(1.6)
61
(2.4)
124
(4.9)
188
(7.4)
190
(7.5)
191
(7.5)
189
(7.4)
186
(7.3)
124
(4.9)
73
(2.9)
1,442
(56.8)
Average rainy days 10.0 8.5 9.5 12.8 22.3 26.8 28.4 27.9 27.3 27.6 20.5 13.1 234.7
Source: Meteoblue (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.)[6]

Demographics[edit]

Fish ponds in Badian
Population census of Badian
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,935—    
1918 17,239+3.08%
1939 17,817+0.16%
1948 19,078+0.76%
1970 18,514−0.14%
1975 20,406+1.97%
1980 21,512+1.06%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 26,545+2.12%
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: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][7][8]

Tourism[edit]

Kawasan Falls in Badian

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 river 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, where there is a white sandy private beach and which from there snorkeling and diving activities can be arranged. Nearby Pescador Island, Moalboal 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
  • Grandeur Beach Resort located in Lambug Beach
  • crab hunting in the mangroves.

The town is also hailed as Cebu's "Banig Capital" due to the town's prime product, the "Banig", a woven mat made from Pandanus. The townsfolk are masters of the craft of Banig weaving as much of their skill and prowess in mat weaving was inherited by from forefathers. Because of the booming local economy in matt weaving, the town initiated a major religious-cultural endeavor that was meant to promote the Banigs of Badian. This endeavor came to be recognized as the "Banig Festival", a religious festival in honor of the town's patron saint, St. James the Great, which was also meant to be a major tourism endeavor to promote the mat and the town. The dancers in the participating festival contingents put on stylized and intricately cut and woven costumes made from Banig.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Badian | (DILG)
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Badian: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  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 Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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