Panglao, Bohol

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Panglao
Municipality of Panglao
St. Augustine church and watchtower
St. Augustine church and watchtower
Map of Bohol with Panglao highlighted
Map of Bohol with Panglao highlighted
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Panglao is located in Philippines
Panglao
Panglao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°35′N 123°45′E / 9.58°N 123.75°E / 9.58; 123.75Coordinates: 9°35′N 123°45′E / 9.58°N 123.75°E / 9.58; 123.75
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceBohol
District 1st district
Founded1803
Barangays10 (see Barangays)
Government
[3]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEdgardo “Boy” Arcay[1]
 • Vice MayorNoel Hormachuelos[1]
 • RepresentativeEdgardo 'Edgar' M. Chatto[2]
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate24,223 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total47.79 km2 (18.45 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Highest elevation
187 m (614 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [6]
 • Total39,839
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Households
7,006
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence12.60% (2018)[7]
 • Revenue₱225,020,696.32 (2020)
 • Assets₱798,370,717.86 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱201,198,222.10 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱177,706,704.96 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBohol 1 Electric Cooperative (BOHECO 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6340
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.panglao.gov.ph

Panglao, officially the Municipality of Panglao (Cebuano: Munisipalidad sa Panglao; Tagalog: Bayan ng Panglao), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 39,839 people. [6]

It is one of two municipalities that make up Panglao Island (the other being Dauis). Panglao is known for its diving locations and tourist resorts.[8]

The name Panglao may have come from its former name Panglawod, meaning "to the open sea",[9] or derived from the word panggaw, referring to a fishing implement used by locals.[10]

Panglao has educational institutions, including the San Agustin Academy (Panglao), Lourdes National High School, the Cristal e-College, and elementary schools located in every barangay (including the Panglao Central Elementary School). It is also home to Panglao Island International Airport that serves as Bohol's primary airport replacing Tagbilaran Airport. It opened in November 2018.[11]

The town of Panglao, Bohol celebrates its fiesta on August 27–28, to honor the town patron San Agustin.[12]

History[edit]

Well before the Spanish colonization, the area was already long visited by Chinese and other Asian traders, as evinced by archaeological finds of Tang, Song, and Ming dynasty porcelain and trade wares.[10]

Panglao flourished during the rule of the Dapitan kingdom, but raids by Moluccans and conquest by Ternate resulted in periods of depopulation when its population fled mostly to Panay and Mindanao, including Dapitan.[10]

During the Spanish rule, a Jesuit mission post was established, that in 1782 was formed into a parish, known as La Iglesia de San Agustin de Panglawod. In 1803, the town was officially made into a municipality.[9]

The Panglao watchtower was built in 1851. The 5-storey octagonal tower is the tallest of its kind in the Philippines but suffers from neglect.[9]

Geography[edit]

Map of Panglao showing barangays and islands

The municipality occupies the southwestern part of the eponymous Panglao Island, and its territory also includes the three smaller islands of Balicasag,[13] Gak‑ang, and Pontod (or Pungtud, also known as Virgin Island).[10]

There are no fresh water streams or lakes on the island, so for its drinking water, the municipality is dependent on wells and the Canhilbas Underground Spring.[10]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Panglao, Bohol
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C
°F
30.3
86.5
30.5
86.9
31.4
88.5
32.6
90.7
33.1
91.6
32.5
90.5
32.1
89.8
32.3
90.1
32.1
89.8
31.9
89.4
31.6
88.9
31.0
87.8
31.8
89.2
Average mean °C
°F
26.3
79.3
26.3
79.3
26.9
80.4
27.9
82.2
28.5
83.3
28.1
82.6
27.8
82.0
27.9
82.2
27.7
81.9
27.6
81.7
27.3
81.1
26.9
80.4
27.5
81.5
Average low °C
°F
22.3
72.1
22.2
72.0
22.5
72.5
23.3
73.9
23.9
75.0
23.7
74.7
23.5
74.3
23.6
74.5
23.4
74.1
23.3
73.9
23.1
73.6
22.9
73.2
23.1
73.6
Average rainfall   mm
in
119
4.7
90
3.5
88
3.5
70
2.8
96
3.8
147
5.8
137
5.4
116
4.6
130
5.1
190
7.5
217
8.5
144
5.7
1,544
61
Climate-data.org[14] July 2016 Köppen-Geiger climate classification Af Coronas type III

Barangays[edit]

Panglao comprises 10 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a. Area PD2020
2020[6] 2010[15] ha acre /km2 /sq mi
071233001 Bil‑isan 9.2% 3,649 3,050 1.76% 364899 1,000 2,600 
071233002 Bolod 4.8% 1,906 1,690 1.18% 5981,478 320 830 
071233003 Danao 12.4% 4,935 3,860 2.42% 7901,952 620 1,600 
071233004 Doljo 8.6% 3,417 3,004 1.26% 110272 3,100 8,000 
071233005 Libaong 5.4% 2,132 1,842 1.43% 4231,045 500 1,300 
071233006 Looc 6.4% 2,543 2,282 1.06% 254628 1,000 2,600 
071233007 Lourdes 3.9% 1,544 1,387 1.05% 377932 410 1,100 
071233008 Poblacion 13.3% 5,305 4,831 0.91% 6831,688 780 2,000 
071233009 Tangnan 9.1% 3,645 3,324 0.90% 6291,554 580 1,500 
071233010 Tawala 11.2% 4,477 3,333 2.91% 8922,204 500 1,300 
Total 39,839 28,603 3.28% 4,779 11,809 830 2,200
Poblacion: 5,305 (15.8%)Danao: 4,935 (14.7%)Tawala: 4,477 (13.3%)Tangnan: 3,645 (10.9%)Bil-isan: 3,649 (10.9%)Doljo: 3,417 (10.2%)Looc: 2,543 (7.6%)Libaong: 2,132 (6.4%)Bolod: 1,906 (5.7%)Lourdes: 1,544 (4.6%)Circle frame.svg

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Panglao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,050—    
1918 9,065+1.69%
1939 9,411+0.18%
1948 11,274+2.03%
1960 11,836+0.41%
1970 13,309+1.18%
1975 13,624+0.47%
1980 14,547+1.32%
1990 17,004+1.57%
1995 18,095+1.17%
2000 21,337+3.60%
2007 25,558+2.52%
2010 28,603+4.18%
2015 33,553+3.09%
2020 39,839+3.43%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[16][15][17][18]

Economy[edit]


Tourism[edit]

The primary tourist attraction of Panglao are its white sandy beaches, of which Alona Beach is the most famous and most developed. Alona Beach is about 1,500 metres (1,640 yd) long, lined with palm trees. resorts, and shops.[26] However it has drawn criticism for its unrestrained development that ignored municipal development policies, warning against overcrowding and Alona to lose its paradise-like image.[27] Therefore, the municipal, provincial and national governments are ploughing ahead with a plan to build a new international airport on Panglao island, with the final approach path directly over Alona beach. Bohol–Panglao International Airport, also known as New Bohol International Airport, is an international airport on Panglao Island in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It replaced Tagbilaran Airport which was small. Bohol–Panglao International Airport, has been operational since 28-Nov-2018.

Other beaches include Bagobo, Bolod, Danao, Doljo, and Momo Beaches there are many more hidden beaches. Some are controlled by various resorts also.

Panglao is renowned for snorkeling and dive sites such as Doljo Beach, Garden Eels, Arco Point, Kalipayan, Napaling, and Puntod. The island's southern portion is ringed with reefs that are relatively narrow and shallow (5 to 6 metres (16 to 20 ft)) with submarine cliffs plunging to depths of 33 to 56 metres (108 to 184 ft).[28] Tours can readily be arranged to further dive sites, including Balicasag and Pamilacan, Bohol islands.

Gallery[edit]

Notable personalities[edit]

References[edit]

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