Dumanjug, Cebu

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Map of Cebu Province with Dumanjug highlighted
Map of Cebu Province with Dumanjug highlighted
Dumanjug is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°03′N 123°26′E / 10.05°N 123.43°E / 10.05; 123.43Coordinates: 10°03′N 123°26′E / 10.05°N 123.43°E / 10.05; 123.43
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu Province
District 2nd district of Cebu
Founded 1855
Barangay 37 (see § Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Nelson Garcia (NUP)
 • Vice mayor Efren Gica
 • Town Council
 • Total 85.53 km2 (33.02 sq mi)
 • Land 85.44 km2 (32.99 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[3]
 • Total 46,754
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym Dumanjuganon
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6035
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 072224000
Website www.dumanjug.gov.ph

Dumanjug is a third income class municipality in the southwest of Cebu Province province, Philippines, 73 kilometres (45 mi) south of Cebu City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 46,754.[3]

It was established in 1855.[4] 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:

  • Balaygtiki
  • Bitoon
  • Bulak
  • Bullogan
  • Doldol
  • Kabalaasnan
  • Kabatbatan
  • Calaboon
  • Kambanog
  • Camboang
  • Candabong
  • Kang-actol
  • Kanghalo
  • Kanghumaod
  • Kanguha
  • Kantangkas
  • Kanyuko
  • Cogon
  • Kolabtingon
  • Cotcoton
  • Lamak
  • Lawaan
  • Liong
  • Manlapay
  • Masa
  • Matalao
  • Paculob
  • Panlaan
  • Pawa
  • Poblacion Central
  • Poblacion Ilaya
  • Poblacion Looc
  • Poblacion Sima
  • Tangil
  • Tapon
  • Tubod-Bitoon
  • Tubod-Dugoan


Population census of Dumanjug
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 31,932 —    
1995 35,279 +1.89%
2000 39,666 +2.54%
2007 44,807 +1.70%
2010 46,754 +1.56%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

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.

Dumanjuganons speak Cebuano, the official language spoken in Cebu. Cebuano is also spoken in most areas of the Visayas and in many provinces of Mindanao.


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)


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.

Transportation and Communication[edit]

Dumanjug is currently served by nine bus operators ( Ceres Bus Line, Librando Trans. Inc., Chan Transit, SM Trans., Rough Riders, Britt, Acop, & Caiban Mini-Bus.) The municipality also has a RORO (Roll-On Roll Off) port situated in Tangil, which serves as the gateway of the southern part of Cebu to the mideastern part of Negros Island. There are two shipping companies effectively offering round-the-clock service.

Serving the communication needs of the residents is a postal office, a government-owned telecommunications office, and a Globelines Communications System for landline telephone connections. Leading local TV stations are available while Dream Satellite Cable Services provides all outside TV channel coverage, foreign and domestic.


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 and Bitoon. There are also four existing rice and corn mills operating in the municipality.

The municipality has considerable quantities of high-grade dolomite and large phosphate reserves found in Kanghumaod, Balaygtiki, Bullogan, Kabalaasnan, Matalao and Kabatbatan.

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.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Ronaldo S. Tan. "The Beginning of the ‘Pueblo’ called ‘Dumanjug’". History. Municipality of Dumanjug. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011.