Danao, Cebu

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Danao
Component City
Aerial view of Danao
Aerial view of Danao
Official seal of Danao
Seal
Map of Cebu with Danao highlighted
Map of Cebu with Danao highlighted
Danao is located in Philippines
Danao
Danao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°31′N 124°02′E / 10.52°N 124.03°E / 10.52; 124.03
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 5th district of Cebu
Founded encomienda
Parish
Municipality
Cityhood
1570
1609
1773
7 June 1961
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Panlungsod
 • Mayor Nito Durano (LP)
 • Vice mayor Mix Durano
 • City Council
 • Representative Red Durano
Area[2]
 • Total 107.30 km2 (41.43 sq mi)
 • Cadastral 121.78 km2 (47.02 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 136,471
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 86,085
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6004
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 072223000
Website www.danaocity.gov.ph

Danao is a 3rd city income class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 136,471.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 86,085 registered voters.[4]

Danao lies within Metro Cebu area.[5]

History[edit]

The area of what is now Danao used to be the Cebuano Kingdom of Nahalin before the conquest of Cebu by the Spanish starting in 1565. In 1570 it became an ecomienda or a farmland controlled by certain Spanish officials, only to be abolished in the 18th century as abuses to the native workers became apparent. In 1609 Danao was made a parish by the Recollects, and much later in 1773 it officially became a municipality.

Much physical changes occurred in Danao as it went and passed through the 20th century. Mining, cement making and gun making industries made the once sleepy town of Danao so prosperous that in 1961 a national charter was passed to convert it into a city.

Barangays[edit]

Danao City comprises 42 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a. Area[2] PD2015
2015[3] 2010[6] ha acre /km2 /sq mi
072223001 Baliang 1.4% 1,843 1,728 1.23% 527 1,302 350 910
072223002 Bayabas 0.5% 714 609 3.07% 220 544 320 840
072223004 Binaliw 1.9% 2,635 2,341 2.28% 121 299 2,200 5,600
072223006 Cabungahan 1.7% 2,317 2,201 0.98% 130 321 1,800 4,600
072223007 Cagat-Lamac 0.9% 1,253 1,023 3.94% 121 299 1,000 2,700
072223008 Cahumayan 3.0% 4,162 3,506 3.32% 1,260 3,114 330 860
072223009 Cambanay 2.6% 3,526 2,818 4.36% 336 830 1,000 2,700
072223010 Cambubho 0.7% 940 594 9.13% 165 408 570 1,500
072223011 Cogon-Cruz 3.1% 4,188 3,034 6.33% 281 694 1,500 3,900
072223012 Danasan 1.0% 1,350 1,266 1.23% 516 1,275 260 680
072223013 Dungga 0.9% 1,273 1,017 4.37% 256 633 500 1,300
072223014 Dunggoan 4.6% 6,310 5,313 3.33% 241 596 2,600 6,800
072223015 Guinacot 3.6% 4,853 4,089 3.32% 300 741 1,600 4,200
072223016 Guinsay 6.7% 9,152 7,887 2.87% 376 929 2,400 6,300
072223017 Ibo 0.9% 1,171 964 3.77% 194 479 600 1,600
072223018 Langosig 0.7% 1,020 750 6.03% 126 311 810 2,100
072223019 Lawaan 1.2% 1,679 1,352 4.21% 418 1,033 400 1,000
072223020 Licos 1.4% 1,852 1,581 3.06% 251 620 740 1,900
072223021 Looc 7.0% 9,543 9,200 0.70% 305 754 3,100 8,100
072223022 Magtagobtob 0.3% 453 382 3.30% 324 801 140 360
072223023 Malapoc 0.9% 1,256 974 4.96% 153 378 820 2,100
072223024 Manlayag 1.2% 1,638 1,578 0.71% 426 1,053 380 1,000
072223025 Mantija 1.1% 1,447 1,233 3.09% 337 833 430 1,100
072223026 Masaba 2.3% 3,090 2,743 2.29% 223 551 1,400 3,600
072223027 Maslog 7.3% 9,929 9,892 0.07% 323 798 3,100 8,000
072223028 Nangka 0.3% 413 446 −1.45% 306 756 130 350
072223029 Oguis 0.5% 634 600 1.06% 92 227 690 1,800
072223030 Pili 0.6% 777 677 2.66% 184 455 420 1,100
072223031 Poblacion 6.7% 9,090 8,710 0.82% 131 324 6,900 18,000
072223032 Quisol 1.1% 1,461 1,255 2.94% 173 428 840 2,200
072223033 Sabang 9.1% 12,431 9,945 4.34% 343 848 3,600 9,400
072223034 Sacsac 0.5% 618 514 3.57% 184 455 340 870
072223035 Sandayong Norte 1.1% 1,490 1,454 0.47% 71 175 2,100 5,400
072223036 Sandayong Sur 2.2% 3,069 2,808 1.71% 404 998 760 2,000
072223037 Santa Rosa 1.1% 1,559 1,151 5.95% 218 539 720 1,900
072223038 Santican 0.9% 1,218 1,014 3.55% 290 717 420 1,100
072223039 Sibacan 0.5% 635 519 3.92% 326 806 190 500
072223040 Suba 5.5% 7,523 6,785 1.99% 40 99 19,000 49,000
072223041 Taboc 4.0% 5,482 4,880 2.24% 126 311 4,400 11,000
072223042 Taytay 2.9% 3,914 3,618 1.51% 31 77 13,000 33,000
072223043 Togonon 1.2% 1,619 1,394 2.89% 1,100 2,718 150 380
072223044 Tuburan Sur 5.1% 6,944 5,407 4.88% 229 566 3,000 7,900
Total 136,471 119,252 2.60% 10,730 26,514 1,300 3,300

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Danao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 73,358 —    
1995 79,932 +1.62%
2000 98,781 +4.64%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 109,354 +1.41%
2010 119,252 +3.20%
2015 136,471 +2.60%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][6][7]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 86,085 registered voters, meaning that 63% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Economy[edit]

Mining[edit]

Further information: Coal mining in the Philippines

Railways[edit]

The railway from the northern end at Danao to the southern end at Argao. During World War II, the bridges, tracks and Central Station were all struck by bombs with damage so extensive that the railway never recovered, and it closed in 1942. After that, it was dug up to become the Cebu North Road.

Only now are there interests about make a new Light Railway.

Sugar[edit]

The industrial mill is now a decorated relic; the old sugar cane intosan is now a resort

The old system of milling sugar cane used to produce sugar, called "intosan". Although the railway was originally to move coal, it was soon used too to move sugar cane to the docks.

Gun industry[edit]

Danao City was well-known for its gun industry. The industry started around 1905–1906.[8] When World War II came, the Danao gunsmiths went underground, joined the guerrilla movement or were inducted into the USAFFE. Their main task was to re-chamber the Japanese Arisaka rifles to fit the US .30 caliber round or to keep the original Japanese rifle in good service.

The industry went on, still underground. In the 1960s, the term paltik was given to the homemade (and illegal) guns.[citation needed] In the early 1990s the industry was legalized by the government, with the creation of two organizations of local gunsmiths. The organization now left with proper permit is Workers League of Danao Multi-purpose Cooperative (World MPC), in Dungguan, Danao City.[9]

World MPC was incorporated on October 1994 with twenty-five initial members. In November 1996 it was given license to manufacture handguns from caliber .22 to .45 by the Philippine National Police (PNP). The organization had been a potent group in working for the legalization of gun-making industry in the country with the aim to upgrade the technology and skills of gun makers, to provide job security and additional revenue for the government. The gun-making industry in Danao was pioneered using brass or copper as materials. The Chairman of World MPC was in charge of the compliance of the requirements of the Firearms Explosives Security Service Agency and Guards Supervisory Section (FESSAGES) until his death in 2010 after which World MPC itself was then shutdown for non-compliance of FESSAGES policies.

21st century

Mitsumi[edit]

In Maslog, Mitsumi is one of the largest employers in northern Cebu.[10]

Holiday industry[edit]

Tourism is still at its infancy. All along the eastern seaboard of Cebu there are plenty of family-owned resorts. They generally have no facilities; that part of the coast has no beach, and the water is not clean to swim.

There are a few good resorts, such as El Salvador in Sabang, which are large enough to hold conferences during the week, weddings at the weekend. They can bring in large amounts of income into the local economy.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Danao, 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. ^ Sun–Star 2005.
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Rama 2007.
  9. ^ Sun–Star 2004.
  10. ^ Mitsumi Electric Co, Ltd. - Cebu Mitsumi, Inc

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