Catigbian Town Hall
Map of Bohol with Catigbian highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Bohol|
|Founded||17 June 1949|
|Barangay||22 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Virgilio Lurot (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Necita Digaum|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Rene Relampagos|
|• Total||113.33 km2 (43.76 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||200/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||13,832|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Income class||4th class|
Catigbian is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines, located 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,675. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 13,832 registered voters. Catigbian is an interior town north of Balilihan, south of Sagbayan and Tubigon, east of San Isidro and west of Batuan.
Catigbian was formerly known as San Jacinto, and officially changed to its current name in 1954. Catigbian is named after a certain group of seed-bearing plants named "Katigbi" (coix lacrymajobi), which grow abundantly.
The town was founded in 1829 as one of the villages where rebels were resettled after the Dagohoy Rebellion had been suppressed. In 1903, when the province was reorganized, it was annexed to Balilihan but was made an independent municipality once more on 17 June 1949. At that time there were only 15 barrios within the territorial limits compared to the 22 barangays it has now.
Catigbian comprises 22 barangays:
|Population census of Catigbian|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Office|
Literacy Rate: 87.9%
- 1 Tertiary School
- Bohol Northwestern Colleges
- 7 Secondary and high schools
- Catigbian National High School
- Haguilanan High School
- Hagbuaya High School
- Holy Infant Academy
- Immaculate Mary Academy
- Mahayag High School
- Mantacida National High School
- 19 Public Elementary Schools
- 3 Primary Schools
- 22 Day Care Centers
Commerce and industry
- Catigbian Public Market
- Livestock Auction Center – the biggest in the province of Bohol
- Catigbian Waterworks System
- One Town One Product (OTOP) Display Center
- 8,950 ha (22,100 acres) alienable & disposable land
- 43.85% devoted to crops
- 56.15% pasture land, grassland, idle land
- 2,351 ha (5,809 acres) forestal land
- Livestock raising (alternative)
- 3 Pumping Stations for 12 barangays – 500 m3 (130 thousand US gallons) /day
- 2 more barangays with own pumping station
- Catigbian Training Center
- Municipal Court Hall
- Municipal Conference Hall
- Public Market
- Tennis Court
- Basketball Court/Multi-Purpose Court (sports and other activities)
- Catigbian District Hospital
- Municipal Health Center
Feast Days & Patron Saints
Catigbian comprises two parishes:
- Immaculate Conception Parish (church located in Poblacion West), which celebrates its Feast Day on 8 December in honor of the Immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary
- Sto. Niño Parish (church located in Baang), which celebrates its feast day on the third Saturday of January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus
Catigbian is home to caves, hanging bridges, handicrafts, livestock market and for its nature resort. Among its attractions are
- Catigbian Magic Nature Resort
- Rizal Hanging Bridge
- Cantalina Cave
- Haguilanan Cave
- Candumayao Cave
- Bongbong Cave
- Dagook Falls
The Katigbawan Festival
What distinguishes Catigbian from other towns is its annual festival, the Katigbawan, which is a week-long festival in June consisting of various activities like carabao-racing, hog-catching, agrofair, motorcross and a search for Miss Katigbawan.
This four-day event has several activities lined up starting with the opening of the festival with a parade after a holy mass. It is followed by a comparza and a talent contest of Miss Katigbawan candidates during the day. Judging of the display of agro fair, bloodletting and motorcross takes place on the second day. On the third day is the Carabao Parade with carabao-racing and hog-catching at central elementary school and the search for Catigbian's prettiest – the Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant – in the evening.[a] On the fourth day is the Street Dancing and then a fireworks display to cap the festival.
- A beauty and brains search for the girl best exemplifying the true Catigbianon. The winner represents the town in the province's most prestigious pageant – Miss Bohol Sandugo – held in July
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- Executive Order No. 229 of 17 June 1949 ORGANIZING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BALILIHAN, ANTEQUERA AND TUBIGON, ALL OF THE PROVINCE OF BOHOL, INTO AN INDEPENDENT MUNICIPALITY UNDER THE NAME OF SAN JACINTO.
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