Compostela, Cebu

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Compostela
Municipality
Map of Cebu with Compostela highlighted
Map of Cebu with Compostela highlighted
Compostela is located in Philippines
Compostela
Compostela
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°27′N 124°00′E / 10.45°N 124°E / 10.45; 124
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 5th district of Cebu
Founded
Established
26 December 1878
17 January 1919
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Joel Quiño (BAKUD)
 • Vice mayor Josephine Abing
 • Town Council
 • Representative Red Durano
Area[2]
 • Total 53.90 km2 (20.81 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 47,898
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 29,306
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6003
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class (partly urban)
PSGC 072218000

Compostela is a 3rd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 47,898.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 29,306 registered voters.[4]

Compostela is within the Metro Cebu area.

History[edit]

In the year 1844, Spanish authorities established local government units on the northern part of Cebu starting from what is now known as the town of Compostela as far north as what is now called the town of Borbon. Compostela was among the early barrios of the Danao. The newly established barrio was named Compostela on the suggestion of a Roman Catholic friar who came from the town of Compostela in Spain and brought along with him the image of that town's patron saint, Santiago de Apostol. Adopting Senor Santiago de Apostol as the parish patron saint, a parish chapel was built from light materials. As the population grew, the Spanish church authorities decided to elevate the chapel into a church so that in the year 1866 the catholic church was constructed on the same site. Up to present time, the same structure continues to be the major place of worship in Compostela.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Americans gained control over the Philippines when they defeated the Spaniards in the Battle of Manila Bay. As a consequence, the Treaty of Paris caused the reorganization and reclassification of all local government units in the country according to their population and income. The reorganization which took place in 1903 resulted in the secession of Compostela to Liloan. In 1919, Compostela became a municipality.

World War II[edit]

Battle of Guila-Guila
Part of World War II
In 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces entered and occupied the town of Compostela.

During the Battle of Guila-Guila on 5 mar 1943, guerillas and male civilians organized as the soldiers and officers of the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and its subordinate units the several Infantry Regiments, Field Artillery Regiments and many others and supporting of the local troops and officers of the PCA 3rd, 8th, 82nd, 85th, 86th and 87th Infantry Division and the local Cebuano resistance groups fought the Japanese. This battle, commanded by Major Fabian Sanchez, resulted in numerous casualties to the Imperial Japanese Army led by General Sōsaku Suzuki.

Barangays[edit]

Compostela comprises 17 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072218001 Bagalnga 4.8% 2,283 1,922 3.33%
072218002 Basak 3.7% 1,773 1,695 0.86%
072218003 Buluang 2.8% 1,365 1,259 1.55%
072218004 Cabadiangan 4.8% 2,284 2,111 1.51%
072218005 Cambayog 2.7% 1,283 1,165 1.85%
072218006 Canamucan 9.1% 4,345 4,058 1.31%
072218007 Cogon 15.4% 7,357 5,517 5.63%
072218008 Dapdap 2.5% 1,212 1,151 0.99%
072218009 Estaca 13.2% 6,327 5,177 3.89%
072218010 Lupa 1.8% 873 812 1.39%
072218011 Magay 5.0% 2,391 2,539 −1.14%
072218012 Mulao 3.3% 1,600 1,538 0.76%
072218013 Panangban 2.3% 1,104 1,125 −0.36%
072218014 Poblacion 21.7% 10,372 9,536 1.61%
072218015 Tag‑ube 2.6% 1,250 1,203 0.73%
072218016 Tamiao 3.2% 1,533 1,225 4.36%
072218017 Tubigan 1.1% 546 541 0.18%
Total 47,898 42,574 2.27%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Compostela
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1970 13,931 —    
1980 17,504 +2.31%
1990 21,993 +2.31%
1995 26,499 +3.55%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2000 31,446 +3.74%
2007 39,167 +3.07%
2010 42,754 +3.24%
2015 47,898 +2.19%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 29,306 registered voters, meaning that 61% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Compostela, Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. 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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