|Municipality of Lila|
Municipal building of Lila
Map of Bohol with Lila highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Founded||1 January 1915|
|Barangays||18 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Regina Salazar|
|• Vice Mayor||Arturo Piollo|
|• Congressman||Arthur Yap|
|• Electorate||6,835 voters (2016)|
|• Total||40.50 km2 (15.64 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||300/km2 (780/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||49,539,114.30 (2016)|
Lila, officially the Municipality of Lila, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Lila; Tagalog: Bayan ng Lila), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 12,257 people.
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The coastal town of Lila once belonged to the Municipality of Dimiao. It was composed of the barrios of the municipalities of Loay and Dimiao. In 1899, during the Spanish–American War, the municipal building, the church and neighboring houses were razed to the ground and burned. Thus, no records can be shown stating when Lila was annexed to the town of Dimiao. However, the Agustinian mission in Bohol has written that Lila was a separate municipality in 1879, with a population of 4,023.
Later, a town was founded and part of the municipality was annexed back to Loay and part to Dimiao. From that time up to 1914, the municipal government of Lila ceased to function.
However, in 1915 the municipality of Lila was re-established, with Celestino Oculam as Mayor. That part of Lila annexed to Dimiao and those annexed to Loay were returned and formed the new municipality of Lila.
For the church, it was initially administered alternately by a priest stationed in Loay and Dimiao due to the scarcity of priests. It was only in 1921 that the priest of Lila had a residential parish. The church and the convent built then were only made of light materials.
In 1915, during the administration of Fr. Narciso Maglasang, the present church was built. The convent was constructed under the administration of Fr. Miguel Ortega some time in the year 1941.
After World War II, the town prospered.
Lila comprises 18 barangays, of which 10 are coastal and 8 inland:
|In 1957, the sitio of Taug Norte, then part of barrio Taug, was separated to form the independent barrio of La Fortuna.|
|Population census of Lila|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Province: Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- Republic Act No. 1688 (20 June 1957), An Act Converting the Sitio of Taug Norte, Barrio of Taug, Municipality of Lila, Province of Bohol, into a Barrio of Said Municipality to Be Known As the Barrio of La Fortuna., archived from the original on 2012-07-09
- 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.
- "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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