Candijay, Bohol

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Candijay
Municipality
Candijay Town Hall
Candijay Town Hall
Map of Bohol with Candijay highlighted
Map of Bohol with Candijay highlighted
Candijay is located in Philippines
Candijay
Candijay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°49′N 124°30′E / 9.82°N 124.5°E / 9.82; 124.5Coordinates: 9°49′N 124°30′E / 9.82°N 124.5°E / 9.82; 124.5
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd district of Bohol
Founded 29 November 1854
Barangay 21 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Christopher Tutor (UNA)
 • Vice mayor Jesse Sales
 • Town Council
 • Representative Arthur Yap
Area[2]
 • Total 103.26 km2 (39.87 sq mi)
 • Land 86.87 km2 (33.54 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 29,475
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 19,708
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6312
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071211000
Website candijay-bohol.gov.ph

Candijay is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 29,475.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 19,708 registered voters.[4]

Candijay is home to the Bohol Island State University (BISU) School of Fisheries, offering college courses related to modern fishing methods and fish preservation. It also has educational facilities for elementary and secondary levels in almost all barangays of the municipality.

History[edit]

The name of the town is said to have come from the words "Kang Dihay" meaning belonging to Dihay, a strong man with many followers. The name was eventually changed to Candijay and was organized during the Spanish regime and was then one of the 34 towns in the province in 1879 with a population of 5,030.

The municipality of Candijay was established in 1879 and so was its establishment as a parish. The people were eventually converted to the Roman Catholic religion by the Spaniards. Slowly and through the years, the people adopted themselves to the catholic faith where most of their activities revolved around their church. The parochial church of Candijay is dedicated to Saint Joseph whose feast day is 19 May.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Candijay is located on the eastern side of Bohol, 92 kilometres (57 mi) from Tagbilaran, a two-hour ride away. The town has a land area of 8,687 hectares (21,470 acres).

The town faces Cogtong Bay which has the most diverse mangrove ecosystem in Bohol. The bay is home to 32 of the Philippines' 47 species of mangroves and associates. Yet due to illegal fishing and mismanagement of the mangroves, the mangroves and marine life in the area dwindled. To rectify the damage done, the municipal government is now engaged in a coastal resource management program: the planting of mangroves, though the control and eventual abolition of illegal fishing has yet to be addressed.

Barangays[edit]

Candijay comprises 21 barangays.[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
071211001 Abihilan 5.4% 1,603 1,209 5.52%
071211002 Anoling 3.8% 1,113 1,114 −0.02%
071211003 Boyo‑an 5.5% 1,610 1,612 −0.02%
071211004 Cadapdapan 4.3% 1,273 1,381 −1.54%
071211005 Cambane 1.4% 416 435 −0.85%
071211006 Can‑olin 7.3% 2,155 2,215 −0.52%
071211007 Canawa 4.6% 1,370 1,415 −0.61%
071211008 Cogtong 8.8% 2,605 2,492 0.85%
071211009 La Union 4.9% 1,449 1,365 1.14%
071211010 Luan 2.5% 731 886 −3.60%
071211011 Lungsoda‑an 5.1% 1,499 1,461 0.49%
071211012 Mahangin 3.0% 891 906 −0.32%
071211013 Pagahat 1.5% 430 443 −0.57%
071211014 Panadtaran 3.2% 940 1,002 −1.21%
071211015 Panas 5.7% 1,675 1,477 2.42%
071211016 Poblacion 11.6% 3,421 3,344 0.43%
071211017 San Isidro 3.8% 1,124 1,042 1.45%
071211018 Tambongan 5.2% 1,542 1,587 −0.55%
071211019 Tawid 3.7% 1,090 1,089 0.02%
071211022 Tubod (Tres Rosas) 3.0% 888 928 −0.84%
071211021 Tugas 5.6% 1,650 1,640 0.12%
TOTAL 29,475 29,043 0.28%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Candijay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,102 —    
1995 25,729 −0.27%
2000 30,389 +3.63%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 31,183 +0.36%
2010 29,043 −2.55%
2015 29,475 +0.28%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 19,708 registered voters, meaning that 67% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Tourism[edit]

Candijay has several natural resources. Among these which consequently are visited by both foreign and local tourists are the Can‑umantad Falls which is still being developed, the pristine cold spring Canawa Spring, in Canawa and the Kawasihan Islet Sand Bar in barangay Panas.

There are also some potential eco-tourism destination which consequently start to attract visitors such as the Layog Caves in barangay Luan, Sangat Cave in Tambongan and Ilaja Cave in Panas; the hinterland rice terraces in barangays Tambongan, Canawa, Cadapdapan, Tubod and Abihilan; Danicop Gorge Brook in barangay Cambane; the Kantaligsok Peak which is said to be the tallest peak found in barangay Tugas; as well as the Candijay Mangrove Forests in Panadtaran. The community-based Panadtaran Mangrove Association (PAMAS), which seeks to preserve Panadtaran's mangroves and other natural resources in the area and promote them for eco-tourism pursuits, has now established the Candijay Mangrove Adventure Tour.

Candijay also boasts a man-made lake known as Boongon SWI.

Education[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Candijay, Bohol". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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