Libona, Bukidnon

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Libona
Municipality
Map of Philippines with Libona highlighted
Map of Philippines with Libona highlighted
Libona is located in Philippines
Libona
Libona
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°20′N 124°44′E / 8.33°N 124.73°E / 8.33; 124.73Coordinates: 8°20′N 124°44′E / 8.33°N 124.73°E / 8.33; 124.73
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Bukidnon
District 1st district of Bukidnon
Founded October 4, 1957
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Leonardo Genesis T. Calingasan
Area[2]
 • Total 374.37 km2 (144.55 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 43,969
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8706
IDD:area code +63 (0)88
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 101311000
Electorate 24,731 voters as of 2016
Website www.libonabuk.gov.ph

Libona is a first class municipality in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 43,969 people.[3]

Libona is situated in the northern part of the province and is approximately 92 kilometers from Malaybalay, the capital city of Bukidnon. The Municipality can be reached from Cagayan De Oro City the major trade center of region 10 through a 52 kilometer-route passing Barangay Alae of Manolo Fortich or through a 32 kilometer road northward passing Barangay Indahag, Cagayan De Oro City.

History[edit]

According to history, gold had flourished in the locality that prompted people from the neighboring towns flocked into this place in their quest for the golden fame and fortune. It was said that on January 17, 1817, A Spanish soldier who was on patrol was tasked to write down the names of the places he would come across within the course of his mission. He happened to pass by a group of men who were digging gold on one of the gold mines. Talking in Spanish, the soldier inquired about the name of the place. The natives, who did not understand the language, thought the soldier was asking them how many gold stones they have already gathered. In response, they answered “libo na” meaning a thousand already. The Spanish soldier jotted the word “Libona” in his record book believing it was the name of the locality.

Libona was once a Municipal District of Maluko, now the Municipality of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, created under EO No. 5 dated April 4, 1917 issued by then acting Governor Ponciano C. Reyes of the defunct Department of Mindanao and Sulu. Due to its progressive stride in both the socio-economic and political infrastructure, Libona was finally able to separate itself from her mother municipality when it was granted political identity. then President Carlos P. Garcia, issued EO No. 272, dated October 4, 1957 declaring Libona a regular municipality. By virtue of the said order, Libona became the 14th municipality in the province of Bukidnon.

Barangays[edit]

Libona is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
101311001 Capihan 5.2% 2,273 2,067 1.83%
101311002 Crossing 10.4% 4,578 4,369 0.89%
101311003 Gango 14.0% 6,173 4,884 4.56%
101311004 Kiliog 5.5% 2,418 1,440 10.37%
101311005 Kinawe 9.2% 4,062 3,815 1.20%
101311006 Laturan 6.7% 2,927 2,921 0.04%
101311007 Maambong 5.1% 2,239 1,917 3.00%
101311008 Nangka 4.1% 1,784 1,515 3.16%
101311009 Palabucan 3.6% 1,594 1,333 3.46%
101311010 Poblacion 7.9% 3,471 3,113 2.09%
101311011 Pongol 8.1% 3,579 3,485 0.51%
101311012 San Jose 8.5% 3,738 3,387 1.90%
101311013 Santa Fe 4.9% 2,154 2,506 −2.84%
101311014 Sil‑ipon 6.8% 2,979 2,641 2.32%
Total 43,969 39,393 2.11%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Libona
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 29,652 —    
1995 31,897 +1.38%
2000 33,273 +0.91%
2007 35,670 +0.96%
2010 39,393 +3.68%
2015 43,969 +2.11%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]

In the 2015 census, the population of Libona, Bukidnon, was 43,969 people,[3] with a density of 120 inhabitants per square kilometre or 310 inhabitants per square mile.

Local government[edit]

Municipal officials (2013-2016):[1]

  • Mayor: Leonardo Genesis T. Calingasan
  • Vice Mayor: Aurelio B. Lopez
  • Sangguniang Bayan Members:
    • Vicentico A. Buta
    • Ernie Al O. Edralin
    • Eterio P. Tanquis
    • Vicente F. Balais
    • Fernando P. Ibarita
    • Vladimir P. Gallego
    • Alejandro G. Buenaflor
    • Farrah L. Yongco

Liga ng mga Barangay President: Eleazar P. Ibona

Indigenous Peoples President: Rogelio S. Langot

Education[edit]

Primary
  • Libona counted over 20 Elementary School that caters the youth in the different barangays in the municipality.
Secondary
  • Libona National High School (Crossing)
  • Kinawe National High School (Kinawe)
  • Hossana Academy of Bukidnon Inc. (Gango)
Tertiary
  • Bukidnon State University - Libona Extension Studies Center (Poblacion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BUKIDNON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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