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|Municipality of Minglanilla|
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Map of Cebu with Minglanilla highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Cebu|
|Barangays||19 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Elanito A. Peña|
|• Vice Mayor||Loben C. Geozeon|
|• Congressman||Eduardo R. Gullas|
|• Electorate||64,568 voters (2019)|
|• Total||65.60 km2 (25.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|• Income class||1st municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||13.46% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||266,403,577.84 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
Minglanilla, officially the Municipality of Minglanilla, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Minglanilla; Tagalog: Bayan ng Minglanilla), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 132,135 people.
Minglanilla lies within Metro Cebu. It is known as the "Sugat Capital of the South". (Sugat in Cebuano means meeting.) The Kabanhawan (Cebuano for "Resurrection") festival is held annually on Easter Sunday.
A big socio-religious event in Minglanilla is the Sugat, which attracts not only people from adjacent towns but also from Cebu city and further. On Black Saturday night, a public dance is held at the church plaza to witness the re‑enactment of the "meeting" of the risen Christ and his mother. Their images, borne on richly decorated carrozas, meet amidst joyous songs and the presence of child angels suspended by wires.
Father Sanchez, Minglanilla's first parish priest, is credited as the founder of the town in 1858. The roads and bridges were built by the same Fr. Sanchez together with Fr. Magaz.
There were a number of capitanes who headed the town during the Spanish era. The first capitan was Hilario Castañares. During the American regime the first was Canuto Larrobis. The first elected municipal mayor was Gregorio de la Calzada.
Buat was the former name of Minglanilla. It was the place where early settlers dried (buad/buat) their sea catches. But in 1858, it was renamed by Fr. Sanchez after a municipality called Minglanilla in Castilla–La Mancha, Spain.
The town suffered setbacks, among them during the Philippine Revolution when insurrectos burned down its municipal building and looted many houses. This event is remembered by a street named 18 de Julio (18 July). In 1942, its poblacion was razed to the ground by the Japanese in retaliation for the presence of the guerrillas in the town
Minglanilla is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Cebu City. It is bounded southwest by Naga; northwest by Toledo; northeast by Talisay; and southeast by the Bohol Strait. Its land area is 65.6 km2 (25.3 sq mi).
The climate of Minglanilla is classified as Coronas type III, characterized by a dry season lasting from one to six months. There is no pronounced maximum rain period. The town is placed within the tropical rainforest type of world climate (Köppen type: Af) which has uniform high temperature and heavy precipitation distribution throughout the year.
Minglanilla comprises 19 barangays:
|072232010||Poblacion Ward 1||1.6%||2,087||1,987||0.94%|
|072232011||Poblacion Ward 2||2.5%||3,254||2,950||1.89%|
|072232012||Poblacion Ward 3||2.2%||2,884||2,765||0.81%|
|072232013||Poblacion Ward 4||3.6%||4,767||3,650||5.22%|
|Population census of Minglanilla|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- Archdiocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Snr. San Roque Parish
- Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
- Sugat–Kabanhawan festival
- In its devotion to the celebration of Christ's resurrection, the municipality of Minglanilla has long held the distinction of being the "Sugat Capital of the south". Annually held every Easter Sunday, the occasion primarily focuses the re‑enactment of the meeting of the Risen Christ and the Sorrowful Mother – followed by a string of activities and events scheduled to take place throughout the day. As one of the biggest annually celebrated occasions of the municipality, the festival takes a direct translation in celebrating Christ's resurrection, with street dancing, a wide assortment of day games, and entertainment features. Essentially a socio-religious event, celebrations have played the role of host to a diverse range of organized contests, competitions and games, including a carabao race, a burda-making contest (burda = embroidery), and a mud volleyball tournament. Easter-egg hunts also are part of Sugat-Kabanhawan festivals, just as the street dancing and the ritual showdown have become mainstay staples of the festivals overall program flow.
- Annual Fiesta of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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