Sagbayan, Bohol

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Map of Bohol with Sagbayan highlighted
Map of Bohol with Sagbayan highlighted
Sagbayan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°55′N 124°06′E / 9.92°N 124.1°E / 9.92; 124.1Coordinates: 9°55′N 124°06′E / 9.92°N 124.1°E / 9.92; 124.1
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 2nd district of Bohol
9 February 1949
21 June 1957
Barangay 24 (see § Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Ricardo Legaspi Suarez (LP)
 • Vice mayor Charito Lao
 • Town Council
 • Total 96.75 km2 (37.36 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[2]
 • Total 20,091
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6331
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 5th class
PSGC 071236000

Sagbayan is a fifth income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,091.[2]

Its main attraction is Sagbayan Peak, which is a tourism site with

  • fast food outlet
  • observation platform
  • children's playground

overlooking a scenic valley. While some similar hill formations are visible, it is not within the main Chocolate Hills area.

Sagbayan means "place for hanging", coming from the root word sagbay, which means "to hang" and referred to the practice of hanging deer hides on trees to dry after hunting expeditions.[1]


Sagbayan comprises 24 barangays:

  • Calangahan
  • Canmano
  • Canmaya Centro
  • Canmaya Diot
  • Dagnawan
  • Kabasacan
  • Kagawasan
  • Katipunan
  • Langtad
  • Libertad Norte
  • Libertad Sur
  • Mantalongon
  • Poblacion
  • Sagbayan Sur
  • San Agustin
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente Norte
  • San Vicente Sur
  • Santa Catalina
  • Santa Cruz
  • Ubojan


Sagbayan was formerly part of the surrounding municipalities of Clarin, Inabanga, Carmen, and Balilihan. It was formed into a separate town by an Executive Order of President Elpidio Quirino on 9 February 1949, and named Borja, in honor of Salustiano Borja, the first elected civil governor of the Province of Bohol.[1] It reverted to its original name in 1957.[3]

In October 2013, Sagbayan was close to the epicenter of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. The town suffered 12 fatalities and damage to almost 1,000 homes, as well as total destruction of its town hall.[4]


Population census of Sagbayan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,364 —    
1995 16,488 +1.33%
2000 18,346 +2.32%
2007 19,399 +0.77%
2010 20,091 +1.28%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Municipality of Sagbayan". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Republic Act No. 1741 of 21 June 1957 An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Borja, Province of Bohol, to Sagbayan
  4. ^ "SitRep No. 35 re Effects of Magnitude 7.2 Sagbayan, Bohol Earthquake" (PDF). National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "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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