Jagna, Bohol

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Jagna
Municipality
Jagna Town Hall
Jagna Town Hall
Official seal of Jagna
Seal
Map of Bohol with Jagna highlighted
Map of Bohol with Jagna highlighted
Jagna is located in Philippines
Jagna
Jagna
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°39′N 124°22′E / 9.65°N 124.37°E / 9.65; 124.37Coordinates: 9°39′N 124°22′E / 9.65°N 124.37°E / 9.65; 124.37
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd district of Bohol
Founded 29 September 1631
Barangay 33 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla (LP)
 • Vice mayor Bonifacio Virtudes Jr
 • Town Council
Area[2]
 • Total 168.49 km2 (65.05 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 33,892
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Voter (2016)[4] 20,459
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6308
IDD : area code +63 (0)38
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 071225000
Website jagna.gov.ph

Jagna is a third income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 33,892.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 20,459 registered voters.[4]

Jagna is located on the southern coast of Bohol. It is one of the commercial trading centers of the province with daily market and port operations. Of interest to visitors is the town church built during the Spanish era, with its ceiling frescoes and baroque architecture. A waterfall and a spring reservoir can be found on the highlands, accessible by road travel north. A marine sanctuary zone has been set up by the local government just off the shore. A double reef is protected inside the sanctuary zone and marked off by buoys to restrict access from fishers.

Like Tagbilaran, Jagna is a port town. Ferries travel daily to and from other islands. Routes to Mindanao are available via Cagayan de Oro and Butuan. The island of Camiguin is visible from Jagna and a ferry operates from Jagna to the port of Balbagon in peak season.

The town celebrates St. Michael's festival on 29 September. Highlights are cultural activities such as parades and street dancing. The month of May is also of interest, especially to returning Jagna-born Filipinos from across the islands and abroad. Celebrations of barangay fiestas occur almost everyday.

History[edit]

On 24 January 1744 an Italian Jesuit curate in charge of the town parish was killed by a native insurgent known as Francisco Dagohoy. This event signaled the beginning of the Dagohoy Rebellion – the longest uprising in Philippine history.

The Lonoy Massacre in 1901 was a bloody American surprise attack launched on Filipino insurgents – the latter being led by Captain Gregorio Caseñas[a] – which were killed over 400, in the Philippine-American War. It was fought in the mountain village of Lonoy, north of the town proper.

A major earthquake devastated the town in 1992. The local residents were evacuated to the nearby hills for a few days, as local authorities warned of a possible tsunami that might hit the coastal area. Fortunately, no such event happened. Some damage occurred to the church bell tower by the earthquake but has been completely repaired.

Jagna has a new market; the last one burned down in 1998 and a temporary market was set up in the grass field across the church. The new market is in operation – built on the site of the previous one that burned down. A recreational plaza is recently in construction on the grass field that was once the temporary market area.

Barangays[edit]

Jagna comprises 33 barangays:

PSGC Name Population ±% p.a.
(2015)[3] (2010)[5]
071225001 Alejawan 817 843 −0.59%
071225002 Balili 1,233 1,263 −0.46%
071225003 Boctol 1,103 1,023 1.44%
071225004 Buyog 344 386 −2.17%
071225005 Bunga Ilaya 994 816 3.83%
071225006 Bunga Mar 1,459 1,385 1.00%
071225007 Cabunga‑an 1,344 1,179 2.53%
071225008 Calabacita 1,419 1,362 0.78%
071225009 Cambugason 1,071 993 1.45%
071225010 Can‑ipol 505 511 −0.22%
071225011 Canjulao 2,870 2,752 0.80%
071225012 Cantagay 915 834 1.78%
071225013 Cantuyoc 830 884 −1.19%
071225014 Can‑uba 378 343 1.87%
071225015 Can‑upao 2,067 2,037 0.28%
071225016 Faraon 581 547 1.15%
071225017 Ipil 321 319 0.12%
071225018 Kinagbaan 466 436 1.28%
071225019 Laca 257 316 −3.86%
071225020 Larapan 778 764 0.35%
071225021 Lonoy 1,286 1,259 0.40%
071225022 Looc 740 865 −2.93%
071225023 Malbog 1,078 1,031 0.85%
071225024 Mayana 2,235 1,482 8.14%
071225025 Naatang 583 580 0.10%
071225026 Nausok 349 348 0.05%
071225027 Odiong 979 1,023 −0.83%
071225028 Pagina 1,297 1,405 −1.51%
071225029 Pangdan 1,177 1,197 −0.32%
071225030 Poblacion (Pondol) 885 1,020 −2.67%
071225031 Tejero 1,440 1,412 0.37%
071225032 Tubod Mar 538 516 0.80%
071225033 Tubod Monte 1,553 1,435 1.52%
TOTAL 33,892 32,566 0.76%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Jagna
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,163 —    
1995 29,354 +2.18%
2000 30,643 +0.93%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 32,034 +0.61%
2010 32,566 +0.60%
2015 33,892 +0.76%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 20,459 registered voters, meaning that 60% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ who now features at the centre of the municipal seal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Municipal: Jagna, Bohol". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d PSA; Census of Population (2015), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 20 June 2016 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b PSA; Census of Population (2010), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 29 June 2016 
  6. ^ NSO; Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City and Municipality, archived from the original on 24 June 2011 

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