Poro, Cebu

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Poro
Municipality
Poro Town Hall.jpg
Map of Cebu Province with Poro highlighted
Map of Cebu Province with Poro highlighted
Poro is located in Philippines
Poro
Poro
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°38′N 124°25′E / 10.63°N 124.42°E / 10.63; 124.42Coordinates: 10°38′N 124°25′E / 10.63°N 124.42°E / 10.63; 124.42
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu Province
District 5th district of Cebu
Barangay 20 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Luciano Rama (BAKUD)
 • Vice mayor Edgar Rama
 • Town Council
Area[2]
 • Total 63.59 km2 (24.55 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[3]
 • Total 23,498
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6049
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 4th class
PSGC 072238000

Poro is a fourth class municipality in the province of Cebu Province, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,498.[3]

Poro, along with the municipality of Tudela, is located on Poro Island of the Camotes Islands.

The patronal feast of Poro is celebrated on the third Friday of January, in honour of the Santo Niño de Cebu.

Etymology and languages[edit]

The town's name is derived from the Waray-Waray word puro meaning "island".

Aside from Visayan languages, Filipino, and English, the townsfolk also speak the local Porohanon language. Also known as Camotes Visayan, the language is mutually intelligible with other VIsayan languages (e.g. Cebuano) spoken in the rest of the Camotes Islands, Cebu, other parts of the Visayas, and Northern Mindanao.

Porohanon is distinguished by the way the locals substitute j sounds with [ʒ], e.g. the Cebuano Maayong buntag ("Good morning") is vocalised as Maazong buntag in Porohanon (possibly a handover from the yeísmo phenomenon in Spanish). Other dialectical variations include the Porohanon Ara dira instead of the standard Cebuano Na-a diha.

Barangays[edit]

Poro comprises 17 barangays:[2]

  • Adela
  • Altavista
  • Cagcagan
  • Cansabusab
  • Daan Paz (formerly Poso)
  • Eastern Poblacion
  • Esperanza
  • Libertad
  • Mabini
  • Mercedes
  • Pagsa
  • Paz (formerly Santa Rosa)
  • Rizal
  • San Jose
  • Santa Rita
  • Teguis
  • Western Poblacion

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Poro
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 19,150 —    
1995 21,517 +2.21%
2000 21,397 −0.12%
2007 21,529 +0.08%
2010 23,498 +3.24%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. 

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