Dimiao, Bohol

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Municipality of Dimiao
National Road in Dimiao
National Road in Dimiao
Map of Bohol with Dimiao highlighted
Map of Bohol with Dimiao highlighted
Dimiao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°37′N 124°10′E / 9.62°N 124.17°E / 9.62; 124.17Coordinates: 9°37′N 124°10′E / 9.62°N 124.17°E / 9.62; 124.17
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
District3rd District
Founded22 January 1769
Barangays35 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRandolph L. Ang
 • Vice MayorGilberto C. Lagua
 • CongressmanKristine Alexie B. Tutor
 • Electorate11,106 voters (2019)
 • Total135.75 km2 (52.41 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total14,364
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence27.13% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)66,145,120.93 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesBoholano dialect

Dimiao, officially the Municipality of Dimiao, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Dimiao; Tagalog: Bayan ng Dimiao), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 14,364 people.[3]

The municipality of Dimiao, including its church and municipal hall, lies alongside the C.P.G. circumferential road on the southern coast of the island, about 36 kilometres (22 mi) east of Tagbilaran.[5]


When the parish was founded is uncertain, although baptism records dates back to the year 1750. It is one of the older municipalities of Bohol, with a population of 8,820 in 1897. This town used to cover a large area that included the municipalities of Valencia and Lila. In 1867, Valencia was separated from Dimiao because of increased population, and Lila was made an independent municipality on 1 January 1915.[6]


Dimiao comprises 35 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
071220001 Abihid 2.4% 343 333 0.56%
071220002 Alemania 1.2% 167 208 −4.09%
071220003 Baguhan 2.3% 334 324 0.58%
071220004 Bakilid 1.1% 164 165 −0.12%
071220005 Balbalan 1.9% 278 273 0.35%
071220006 Banban 3.6% 520 521 −0.04%
071220007 Bauhugan 2.2% 316 308 0.49%
071220008 Bilisan 1.1% 164 161 0.35%
071220009 Cabagakian 3.8% 545 649 −3.27%
071220010 Cabanbanan 2.5% 352 416 −3.13%
071220011 Cadap‑agan 3.3% 469 445 1.01%
071220012 Cambacol 1.8% 256 248 0.61%
071220013 Cambayaon 2.9% 415 372 2.10%
071220014 Canhayupon 4.6% 661 669 −0.23%
071220015 Canlambong 3.3% 477 526 −1.84%
071220016 Casingan 1.4% 199 207 −0.75%
071220017 Catugasan 1.9% 267 313 −2.98%
071220018 Datag 1.7% 241 221 1.66%
071220019 Guindaguitan 3.0% 437 455 −0.77%
071220020 Guingoyuran 3.6% 514 538 −0.87%
071220021 Ile 1.8% 254 269 −1.09%
071220022 Lapsaon 3.0% 424 455 −1.33%
071220023 Limokon Ilaod 3.7% 526 641 −3.69%
071220024 Limokon Ilaya 4.6% 654 724 −1.92%
071220025 Luyo 5.8% 836 960 −2.60%
071220026 Malijao 2.1% 295 319 −1.48%
071220027 Oac 5.1% 732 805 −1.79%
071220028 Pagsa 2.3% 332 309 1.38%
071220029 Pangihawan 1.3% 187 242 −4.79%
071220031 Puangyuta 2.2% 312 297 0.94%
071220030 Sawang 3.6% 514 491 0.88%
071220033 Tangohay 4.7% 671 635 1.06%
071220036 Taongon Cabatuan 3.7% 533 594 −2.04%
071220038 Taongon Can‑andam 4.8% 683 802 −3.01%
071220037 Tawid Bitaog 2.0% 292 271 1.43%
Total 14,364 15,166 −1.03%
Lujo famous for its Imelda Beach
Puangyuta famous for its red soil
Sawang famous for the Ermita Ruins[8]
Tangohay famous for the St. Joseph Chapel
Taongon Can‑andam home to Santo Niño Chapel and fish sanctuary
Balbalan famous for their wakwaks and manananggals.


Population census of Dimiao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 8,650—    
1918 10,497+1.30%
1939 10,213−0.13%
1948 10,673+0.49%
1960 9,315−1.13%
1970 10,009+0.72%
1975 11,225+2.33%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 10,845−0.69%
1990 11,697+0.76%
1995 12,372+1.06%
2000 14,151+2.92%
2007 14,187+0.04%
2010 15,166+2.46%
2015 14,364−1.03%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][9][10]


The people of Dimiao lives on farming, tubâ-gathering, rope-making and fishing since it is located along the coast. Rice, corn, maguey, copra, rope, mango and tubâ are their most important products.


Town hall
Catholic Church

The town of Dimiao has its share of Bohol's list of natural and man-made attractions.

Dimiao Church
The San Nicholas Church is one of the oldest stone churches of Bohol, built in the later half of the 19th century. It is identified by its twin bell towers either side of the church's front façade, and it is dedicated to San Nicolas Tolentino, who is also the town's patron saint and whose feast day is celebrated 10 September.[11] In front of the church building is a tower with the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus where the "hugos" is done during dawn rites (salubong) of Easter Sunday. The church houses some relics from the Spanish Regime and is being preserved.
The building behind the church served once as a convent but is now a school. Fronting the Sacred Heart tower is a monument dedicated to the Philippines' national hero, José Rizal. Across from the church, across the circumferential road lies the municipal hall, a typical Spanish-designed building with prominent arched windows, white painted walls and red roof.
Ermita Ruins
The Ermita Ruins are the ruins of a coralline limestone structure built during the Spanish Regime. It lies parallel to the nave of the St. Nicholas Tolentino Church. It was allegedly used as a military fortress, a chapel and a burial site of the members of the Spanish clergy. Archaeological excavations were undertaken in 1995 and 1998 in a quest to uncover its mysterious past.
Balbalan Beach
Balbalan Beach lies on a long stretch of white sandy beach facing the Mindanao Sea. It is only five minutes drive away from the town center in Balbalan. The waters are unpolluted and crystal clear, very ideal for swimming. Out in the deep are colorful coral reefs. Sailing is also a pastime in the area but make sure that you finished all of your activities before the sunsets or else, manananggals will feast on your poor body when you are out in the open at night. This is how the town got its name, balbal means to eat out the innards of humans like an animal, in reference to the manananggals in the area...or if you really want to stay here at night, better bring out some big guns with a dash of holy guidance after a priestly confession.
Seaside Beach Resort
Seaside Beach Resort once called Imelda Beach in Luyo boast a stretch of white sand fringed with tall coconut palm trees. The waters are clear and unpolluted. The beach is fairly accessible, lying along the National Highway. It was once the venue of an encampment of the Boys and Girls Scouts of Bohol. On clear sunny days, Camiguin Island with the silhouette of Mount Hibok-Hibok can be seen.
Dimiao Twin Falls
The Dimiao Twin Falls cascades over a cliff, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) away from the highway. Its rugged pathway is a challenge to trekkers who are rewarded with a panoramic view of the falls upon arrival. Dry land near the foot of the falls is ideal for picnics.
Pahangog Twin Falls and Caverns
The Pahangog Twin Falls cascades over a 30-metre (98 ft) high cliff surrounded by a lush forest of tropical trees and flora. A natural basin carved out from underneath the falling waters serves as a natural swimming pool for bathers. Two caves lie near the falls with rock formations carved by centuries of gushing waters; one cavern has a naturally-contoured basin that fills up with water before flowing outwards from the cave.
Ingkumhan Falls
At Guingoyuran.
Dam-agan Falls
At Pagsa.
Rice Terraces
Although not as large nor prominent as the rice terraces of Banaue, the terraces look like a velvety green layered field, and during near-harvest season, the fields turn into gold.
MacArthur's Cap
The MacArthur’s Cap is a rock formation resembling an army officer's cap that one encounters when entering the town of Dimiao. The rock formation has become an emblem and called such at the successful return of General Douglas MacArthur, upon the defeat of the Japanese Army during World War II.
Badiang Peak
Badiang Peak is a rugged mountain of Dimiao which can be visited by trekkers and mountain climbers. Hours of trekking along pathways and climbing over boulders are rewarded with a panoramic view of Dimiao and its neighboring lowlands from the mountain peak.
Fish Sanctuary
At Taongon Can-andam


The town has schools scattered throughout the barangays. Those located at the town proper are the Banban Elementary School, the Dimiao National High School and a private one, the St. Nicholas Academy. 90% of the inhabitants are literate and most speak some English and Filipino.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Dimiao Bohol". "www.bohol-philippines.com". Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Municipality of Dimiao". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Municipality of Dimiao 2010.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Bohol Festivals Timetable". "www.bohol-philippines.com". Retrieved 2019-03-18.


"Ermita Ruins". Municipality of Dimiao. 2010. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012.

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