Dalaguete, Cebu

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Dalaguete
Municipality
St William of Aquitaine church
St William of Aquitaine church
Map of Cebu with Dalaguete highlighted
Map of Cebu with Dalaguete highlighted
Dalaguete is located in Philippines
Dalaguete
Dalaguete
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°46′N 123°32′E / 9.77°N 123.53°E / 9.77; 123.53
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 2nd district of Cebu
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Ronald Cesante (LP)
 • Vice mayor Jeffrey Belciña
 • Town Council
 • Representative Wilfredo Caminero
Area[2]
 • Total 154.96 km2 (59.83 sq mi)
Elevation 1,013 m (3,323 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 67,497
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 35,658
Demonym(s) Dalaguetenon
Dalaguitnon
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6022
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 1st class
PSGC 072222000
Website dalaguete.gov.ph

Dalaguete is a 1st municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines,[2] located 84 kilometres (52 mi) south of Cebu city. It is bounded on the north by Argao, on the south by Alcoy, on the west by the municipalities of Badian and Alegria and on the east by the Bohol Strait.[5] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 67,497.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 35,658 registered voters.[4] Dalaguete offers one of the trails to Cebu's highest summit, the Osmeña Peak.

History[edit]

The natives look upon the tree not for its gigantic size, nor for its fruit which is of no use, but rather for the religious observance of the natives.

— Alcina 1668:473–485

They highly consider this tree for their belief that it harbors spirits or diwatas who could impose sickness if maltreated or hand in fortunes and gifts if placated. When fully grown, the intertwining roots are exposed from the earth and form huge caverns that could house several people.[6]

The dalakit (Ficus benjamina) tree is the foundation of the origin and name of Dalaguete. In ancient times, before the coming of the Spaniards, these trees had been used by people as major landmarks. People gathered under the encompassing shades and conduct social and economic activities such us festivities, contest, trading meetings and other community gatherings. They establish market places under the shades of the dalaket where they sell their products and conduct trade with local roving traders bringing in Chinese and Asiatic goods from the port of Cebu.[6]

The place where the church or the poblacion were laid would have been the site of a communal gathering area for the natives. It was also the abode of a huge dalaket tree which provide shade and shelter while people conduct their activities. "Adto ta mag-abot sa dalakit". "Adto ta magtigom-tigom sa dalakit" [Let us meet at the dalakit]. These and other popular phrases have the common practice of our ancestors when coming up with an agreement to meet or conduct an activity specifically at the site where the dalakit is situated. For several generations in pre-Hispanic Dalaguete, the area has always been unofficially called as dalakit. Its accessibility and its reputation as a communal area for community gathering have prompted the Spanish authorities to construct the church and eventually establish the area as part of an encomienda. From this common ground, and from this tree, begun the conception of a larger town which later come to be known as Dalaguete.[6]

Geography[edit]

Land characteristics[edit]

  • Land Area: 15,496 hectares (38,290 acres)
  • Topography: 85% hilly and mountainous with more than 30% slope
  • Land Use:
    • 45% protected area and watersheds
    • 30% agriculture (prime area for vegetable production in the province)
    • 6% built-up area (proj. 2010: 6 - 15%)

Climate[edit]

Tropical climate prevails year round in Dalaguete. The temperature is high and varies little with a difference of about 3 °C (5.4 °F) between the coldest month which occurs around January and hottest month around May. The mountain barangays are cold and Mantalongon is considered the "Little Baguio of Cebu". Average daytime temperatures except in mountainous region range from 22.2 to 32.1 °C (72.0 to 89.8 °F). Humidity is 77%.

Barangays[edit]

Dalaguete comprises 33 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a. Area[2] PD2015
2015[3] 2010[7] ha acre /km2 /sq mi
072222001 Ablayan 1.8% 1,207 1,146 +0.99% 450 1,112 270 690
072222002 Babayongan 0.7% 468 458 +0.41% 386 954 120 310
072222003 Balud 4.8% 3,214 3,044 +1.04% 128 316 2,500 6,500
072222004 Banhigan 1.8% 1,239 1,240 −0.02% 121 299 1,000 2,700
072222005 Bulak 1.3% 873 893 −0.43% 460 1,137 190 490
072222007 Caleriohan 3.3% 2,202 1,861 +3.26% 353 872 620 1,600
072222006 Caliongan 3.4% 2,319 2,298 +0.17% 889 2,197 260 680
072222008 Casay 6.3% 4,283 4,103 +0.82% 353 872 1,200 3,100
072222009 Catolohan 2.6% 1,759 1,587 +1.98% 945 2,335 190 480
072222010 Cawayan 4.0% 2,681 2,599 +0.59% 297 734 900 2,300
072222011 Consolacion 2.9% 1,966 1,561 +4.49% 194 479 1,000 2,600
072222012 Coro 1.8% 1,228 1,019 +3.62% 264 652 470 1,200
072222013 Dugyan 1.5% 994 1,094 −1.81% 308 761 320 840
072222014 Dumalan 2.6% 1,756 1,664 +1.03% 891 2,202 200 510
072222015 Jolomaynon 2.0% 1,338 1,458 −1.62% 469 1,159 290 740
072222016 Lanao 1.7% 1,124 1,094 +0.52% 575 1,421 200 510
072222017 Langkas 2.0% 1,344 1,191 +2.33% 326 806 410 1,100
072222018 Lumbang 1.1% 773 791 −0.44% 110 272 700 1,800
072222019 Malones 1.9% 1,291 1,145 +2.31% 237 586 540 1,400
072222020 Maloray 1.4% 941 918 +0.47% 433 1,070 220 560
072222021 Mananggal 1.6% 1,047 1,025 +0.41% 166 410 630 1,600
072222023 Manlapay 3.2% 2,152 2,095 +0.51% 526 1,300 410 1,100
072222024 Mantalongon 9.7% 6,517 5,238 +4.25% 917 2,266 710 1,800
072222025 Nalhub 2.7% 1,834 1,797 +0.39% 703 1,737 260 680
072222026 Obo 2.1% 1,392 1,651 −3.20% 483 1,194 290 750
072222027 Obong 4.6% 3,078 3,277 −1.19% 940 2,323 330 850
072222028 Panas 1.2% 832 727 +2.60% 357 882 230 600
072222029 Poblacion 9.4% 6,355 5,893 +1.45% 144 356 4,400 11,000
072222030 Sacsac 2.6% 1,726 1,509 +2.59% 597 1,475 290 750
072222033 Salug 1.6% 1,106 1,003 +1.88% 372 919 300 770
072222034 Tabon 4.6% 3,094 3,056 +0.24% 510 1,260 610 1,600
072222031 Tapun 6.0% 4,068 3,577 +2.48% 202 499 2,000 5,200
072222032 Tuba 1.9% 1,296 1,227 +1.05% 940 2,323 140 360
Total 67,497 63,239 +1.25% 15,496 38,291 440 1,100

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dalaguete
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 45,545 —    
1995 48,778 +1.29%
2000 57,331 +3.52%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 61,405 +0.95%
2010 63,239 +1.08%
2015 67,497 +1.25%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][7][8]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 35,658 registered voters, meaning that 53% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Economy[edit]

Dalaguete Public Market – wet fish
  • Agriculture: farming, fishing
  • Products: vegetables, fish
  • Cottage industry: blanket & mat weaving, basket making
  • Mineral Resources: ice stones, lime red stone, lime pink stones, wood stones, phosphate, coal

Religious institutions[edit]

Roman Catholic Parishes Protestant Churches
  • S. Guillermo de Aquitania, founded 1711 (Poblacion)
  • Faith Tabernacle Church (Poblacion)
  • S. Isidro Labrador, founded 1958 (Mantalongon)
  • Assembly of God (Poblacion)
  • Sta. Monica, founded 1952 (Cawayan)
  • Evangelical Free Church (Poblacion)
  • Our Lady of Consolation, founded 2012 (Manlapay)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses (Poblacion)
  • Christ to the Philippines - Rock Group (Solong‑on, Tapon)

[5]

Utanon Festival[edit]

Dalaguete celebrates its annual town fiesta in honor of its patron saint, San Guillermo, every 9 and 10 February. One of the highlights of the celebration is the street dancing and showdown competition called "Utanon Festival".

Utanon Festival is also a form of thanksgiving for all the blessings and graces the Dalaguetenons have received from San Guillermo and for giving them a place so rich in agriculture and music. Utanon Festival is a celebration of good harvest through dance and music. The town is known as the "Vegetable Basket of Cebu" and Mantalongon as the "Summer Capital of Cebu".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Municipal: Dalaguete, 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 "Statistics". Municipal Government of Dalaguete. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Origin of the name "Dalaguete"". Municipal Government of Dalaguete. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "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. 

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Frescoed church ceilings in the Philippines at Wikimedia Commons