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Dumanjug town center
Map of Cebu with Dumanjug highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||7th district of Cebu|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Efren Gica (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Rainero Asentista|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Peter John Calderon|
|• Total||85.53 km2 (33.02 sq mi)|
|• Land||85.44 km2 (32.99 sq mi)|
|Cadastral survey of Land area|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||32,494|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Income class||3rd class|
Dumanjug is a 3rd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines, 73 kilometres (45 mi) south of Cebu City. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,210. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 32,494 registered voters.
It was established in 1855. Based on the cadastral survey map of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dumanjug has an effective land area of 8,544 hectares (21,110 acres). It is situated between Barili in the north and Ronda in the south. On the eastern border are Sibonga and Argao while on the western side is the Tañon Strait.
Dumanjug comprises 37 barangays:
|Population census of Dumanjug|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Office|
Dumanjug's population is characterized mainly by an increasing birth rate and a gradually declining mortality rate. The growth in population is thus attributed to higher rate of birth than of death.
The bulk of the household population is concentrated in the coastal barangays located in the western part of the municipality. The urban area comprising Poblacion, Sima, Ilaya, and Looc has the biggest slice of the population. Barangays Bitoon, Tangil, Tapon, Balaygtiki, Cogon and Liong are catching up with the urban barangays in terms of household population. With the urban area fast becoming a commercial hub, Bitoon, Paculob, Cogon and Liong are foreseen as upcoming dormitory communities.
The people of Dumanjug are mostly Catholics. The town has three Catholic parishes:
- St. Francis of Assisi church (Poblacion) was completed in 1864, as engraved at the main entrance. Its construction started around 1854, when the Dumanjug Mission Post was elevated into a parish. The basic materials used were sea corals, limestone, and balayong (native black wood) which were abundant in the area then. The church, one of the biggest in the whole province of Cebu, is one of the few old church structures in the whole Philippines to have been designed, executed, supervised, and completed solely by Filipinos.
- St. Vincent Ferrer (Bitoon)
- Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Bulak)
Majority of the existing industrial establishments in Dumanjug are those of micro-scale industries or establishments. These include bakeshops, welding shops, and cottage industries. Their products are mostly bakery products, assembled vehicles and handicrafts. Most of these establishments are found in the poblacion area and Bitoon. There are also four existing rice and corn mills operating in the municipality.
The Dumanjug Agora Complex is the center of trade & commerce of the municipality. Within the complex, various commercial establishments contribute greatly to the movement of goods and generation of revenues. These establishments cover basic goods for daily needs to construction supplies, agri-feeds, dry goods and many more. Sunday is designated as market day when various livestock and farm products congregate in the market. Out of town traders create an atmosphere of competition and creating opportunities for local consumers. Opposite the Agora complex is Gaisano Grand Mall, the first mall to be constructed in southwestern Cebu.
Dumanjug is currently served by eight bus operators
- Caiban Mini-Bus
- Ceres Bus Line
- Chan Transit
- Librando Trans
- Rough Riders
- SM Trans
The municipality also has a RORO (Roll-On Roll Off) port situated in Tangil, which serves as the gateway between southern Cebu and mideastern Negros Island. There are two shipping companies effectively offering round-the-clock service.
Dumanjug has 27 schools offering basic education, seven secondary schools, two tertiary education institutions, and two school districts: District I (Dumanjug Central) and District II (Bitoon Central). One of the town's prominent schools, the Little Flower School, was established in 1946 as the Dumanjug branch of the Colegio de San Carlos (now University of San Carlos). It was later renamed as the Dumanjug Catholic High School. It is currently administered by the Oblates of Notre Dame. Dumanjug's biggest school, Bitoon National Vocational School, is in the northern barangay of Bitoon. A satellite campus of the Cebu Technological University is also located in Bitoon.
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