Booy, Tagbilaran

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Coordinates: 9°40′N 124°00′E / 9.66°N 124°E / 9.66; 124Coordinates: 9°40′N 124°00′E / 9.66°N 124°E / 9.66; 124
RegionCentral Visayas Region VII
District1st District of Bohol
 • Type Sangguniang Barangay
 • Barangay CaptainEutorgio N. Telmo, Jr.
 • Brgy Council
 • Total146 ha (361 acres)
(2015 census)[1]
 • Total9,838
 • Density6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
 • Voter(2013)[2]
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)38

Booy is one of the barangays of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines. It is one of the largest barangays and a 10-minute drive from downtown Tagbilaran. It is situated on one of the extended coastlines of the city. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 9,838.[1] Booy celebrates its Foundation Day on 24 July. It comprises three sitios: Tunga, Tubod and Booy Proper which were merged into one barangay.


Booy is a coastal barangay situated in the northwest of the city, with a land area of 146 hectares (360 acres). It is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the centre of the city. It is bounded to the north by Taloto, to the east by Dao, to the south by Cogon and to the west by the Tagbilaran Strait.


16% of its inhabitants are government employees, 21% are private employees, 23% are self-employed, 4% are OFWs while around 15.37% are jobless. It has 2,279 households.[citation needed]

The main industries in Booy are: Cainggit Beach services, woodcarving, furniture making, hotels, gastronomy and bars. Booy can be reached by tricycle, filcabs and taxis from the City business district and the pier or airport, as well as on foot. The barangay has three day care centers, four private nurseries, two public and two private elementary schools, and two privately owned secondary schools.


The patron saint of Booy is Our Lady of Guadalupe. The barangay celebrates a fiesta on 12 December in honor of its Patron Saint.[citation needed] The local parish church was renovated after a recent fundraising effort.[when?][3]


In the year 1902, the first school was built, and in 1904 it received its first qualified teacher, Esteban Lumain.

Notable residents[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. ^ Project of Precincts for the 2013 Barangay Elections
  3. ^ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Archived December 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

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