Benliw

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Benliw
Barangay
Official seal of Benliw
Seal
Coordinates: 10°01′03″N 124°32′29″E / 10.0175°N 124.5414°E / 10.0175; 124.5414Coordinates: 10°01′03″N 124°32′29″E / 10.0175°N 124.5414°E / 10.0175; 124.5414
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas Region VII
Province Bohol
District 2nd District of Bohol
Municipality Ubay
Urban District VII
Established 13 May 1970
Purok 7
Government
 • Type Sangguniang Barangay
 • Brgy Captain Venerando Vallecera
 • Brgy Council
Area
 • Total 589 ha (1,455 acres)
Population (2015 census)[1]
 • Total 2,193
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
 • Voter(2013)[2] 1,330
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6315
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
PSGC 071246005

Benliw is one of the 44 barangays of the municipality of Ubay, in the province of Bohol, Philippines.

The barangay's total land area is 589 hectares (1,460 acres).[3] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 2,193.[1] In the 2013 electoral roll, it had 1,330 registered voters, meaning that 61% of the population are aged 18 and over.[2]

Benliw celebrates its annual fiesta every 13 May in honor of their patron saint.

Location[edit]

Located on the eastern part of the municipality, Benliw is bounded to the north by Sinandigan, to the south by San Vicente and Cagting, to the west by Imelda, and to the east by Bohol Sea. Benliw is 20 km (12 mi) from the town center, Poblacion.

History[edit]

In 1951, Benliw was once a sitio of barangay Biabas. It was given the name Benliw because of the predominant tree growing there at that time. (Similar to Tipolo tree, but distinguished by its fruit.)

Economy[edit]

People in the barangay are mostly fishermen who live by fishing, others by fish vending, and trading. Some are farmers who plant rice, corn, coconut, banana, vegetables, coffee, cacao, fruit trees, and root crops. Some have small lots of agricultural land.

Government[edit]

There are seven puroks in the barangay overseen by the elected kagawads.

Facilities and Services[edit]

  • Barangay Chapel
  • Barangay Hall
  • Barangay Health Center
  • Barangay Stage
  • Basketball Court
  • Day Care Center
  • Elementary School
  • Tanod Outposts
  • 7 Purok Kiosks

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Project of Precincts for the 2013 Barangay Elections
  3. ^ Saz, Efren B. (April 2007). "A Comprehensive Assessment of the Agricultural Extension System in the Philippines: Case Study of LGU Extension in Ubay, Bohol" (PDF). Philippine Institute for Development Studies. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 

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