Maribojoc, Bohol

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Maribojoc
Municipality
Municipality of Maribojoc
Poblacion of Maribojoc
Poblacion of Maribojoc
Flag of Maribojoc
Flag
Map of Bohol with Maribojoc highlighted
Map of Bohol with Maribojoc highlighted
Maribojoc is located in Philippines
Maribojoc
Maribojoc
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°45′N 123°51′E / 9.75°N 123.85°E / 9.75; 123.85Coordinates: 9°45′N 123°51′E / 9.75°N 123.85°E / 9.75; 123.85
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 1st District
Founded 15 October 1860
Barangays 22 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Gumersindo Arocha
 • Vice Mayor Jose Veloso
 • Congressman Rene Relampagos
 • Electorate 12,753 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 69.08 km2 (26.67 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 20,688
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6336
PSGC 071232000
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 73,236,575.78 (2016)

Maribojoc, officially the Municipality of Maribojoc, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Maribojoc; Tagalog: Bayan ng Maribojoc), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,688 people.[3]

The municipality has a land area of 6,908 hectares (17,070 acres). The first language spoken is Cebuano, with a Boholano dialect, however English and Filipino are often also spoken and understood. Fishing and agriculture are the two main sources of livelihood.

History[edit]

Maribojoc was a fishing village when Jesuit priests Juan de Torres and Gabriel Sanchez landed in Baclayon in 1595, bringing Catholicism also to Maribojoc. Fr. Francisco Colín, an early Jesuit historian, listed the town's name as Malabooch and later changed it to Malabohoc.[4] During the pre-Spanish era, the town's name was Dunggoan, meaning "place of anchorage" and referred to the sheltered bay where sailors used to land and engage in business with the early settlers.[5]

The Maribojoc parish, officially known as Parroquía de Santa Cruz, was founded in 1767, when the Jesuits left Maribojoc. Maribojoc was one of the nine big villages founded by the Augustinian Recollect friars when they took over in 1768. They laid the foundation of the Maribojoc church in 1798 on what was once swampy land, and it was finished in 1816, after 18 years of work. At the back of the church is a flight of stone stairs, built in 1864. Earlier, in 1796, the Punta Cruz Watchtower was built as a lookout against marauding pirates.

The town of Maribojoc was officially incorporated on 15 October 1860, and grew into a thriving town with a population of 18,200 by 1879.[5]

Maribojoc was severely affected by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake which struck Bohol, suffering 16 fatalities and damage to some 3,700 homes, as well as total destruction of its Catholic church.[6]

Barangays[edit]

Maribojoc comprises 22 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a. Area PD2015
2015[3] 2010[7] ha acre /km2 /sq mi
071232002 Agahay 3.0% 625 603 0.68% 305754 200 530
071232003 Aliguay 4.7% 971 859 2.36% 326806 300 770
071232004 Anislag 4.8% 988 1,004 −0.31% 93230 1,100 2,800
071232005 Bayacabac 8.9% 1,835 1,601 2.63% 353872 520 1,300
071232006 Bood 2.1% 426 475 −2.05% 312771 140 350
071232007 Busao 2.6% 537 587 −1.68% 146361 370 950
071232008 Cabawan 7.9% 1,626 1,516 1.34% 4671,154 350 900
071232009 Candavid 2.4% 498 541 −1.56% 367907 140 350
071232010 Dipatlong 7.2% 1,495 1,562 −0.83% 147363 1,000 2,600
071232011 Guiwanon 2.6% 532 569 −1.27% 335828 160 410
071232012 Jandig 5.0% 1,032 897 2.71% 6621,636 160 400
071232013 Lagtangon 1.1% 232 266 −2.57% 331818 70 180
071232014 Lincod 8.3% 1,726 1,781 −0.60% 245605 700 1,800
071232015 Pagnitoan 3.0% 630 630 0.00% 5101,260 120 320
071232016 Poblacion 10.2% 2,103 2,298 −1.67% 93230 2,300 5,900
071232017 Punsod 3.2% 657 644 0.38% 119294 550 1,400
071232018 Punta Cruz 3.6% 737 770 −0.83% 4351,075 170 440
071232019 San Isidro 2.9% 605 525 2.74% 309764 200 510
071232001 San Roque (Aghao) 6.1% 1,256 1,177 1.24% 5361,325 230 610
071232020 San Vicente 5.3% 1,097 1,115 −0.31% 113279 970 2,500
071232021 Tinibgan 2.8% 576 614 −1.21% 4411,090 130 340
071232022 Toril 2.4% 504 457 1.88% 263650 190 500
Total 20,688 20,491 0.18% 6,908 17,070 300 780

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Maribojoc
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 11,830—    
1918 13,627+0.95%
1939 13,834+0.07%
1948 13,906+0.06%
1960 13,003−0.56%
1970 14,055+0.78%
1975 14,333+0.39%
1980 14,008−0.46%
1990 15,214+0.83%
1995 14,664−0.69%
2000 16,786+2.94%
2007 18,113+1.05%
2010 20,491+4.59%
2015 20,688+0.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 12,753 registered voters, meaning that 62% of the population are aged 18 and over.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Colín 1663.
  5. ^ a b "Municipality of Maribojoc". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  6. ^ "SitRep No. 35 re Effects of Magnitude 7.2 Sagbayan, Bohol Earthquake" (PDF). National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. November 3, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 

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