Sibonga, Cebu

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Sibonga
Municipality
Sibonga Municipal Hall
Sibonga Municipal Hall
Map of Cebu with Sibonga highlighted
Map of Cebu with Sibonga highlighted
Sibonga is located in Philippines
Sibonga
Sibonga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°02′N 123°34′E / 10.03°N 123.57°E / 10.03; 123.57Coordinates: 10°02′N 123°34′E / 10.03°N 123.57°E / 10.03; 123.57
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 1st district of Cebu
Barangay 25 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Caroline Bacaltos (NP)
 • Vice mayor Cirilo Apuda
 • Town Council
 • Representative Gerald Gullas
Area[2]
 • Total 133.45 km2 (51.53 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 48,186
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 27,317
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6020
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 072246000
Website sibonga-cebu.gov.ph

Sibonga is a 3rd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 48,186.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 27,317 registered voters.[4]

Sibonga has begun developing the town to become more industrial while still preserving its natural bounty. Sibonga is abundant in root crops, corn, rice, coconuts among others. The public market is held every Saturday in Poblacion.

Sibonga also now has Sibonga Community College which offers 4-year courses to its inhabitants.

The town fiesta is on 10 August. This celebrates the feast of Saint Philomena. Sibonga has 2 patron saints; Saint Philomena and Our Lady of the Pillar.

Barangays[edit]

Sibonga comprises 25 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072246001 Abugon 4.5% 2,162 1,903 +2.46%
072246002 Bae 2.4% 1,153 983 +3.08%
072246003 Bagacay 5.0% 2,430 2,074 +3.06%
072246004 Bahay 10.4% 5,013 4,476 +2.18%
072246005 Banlot 3.9% 1,871 1,612 +2.88%
072246006 Basak 2.3% 1,106 927 +3.42%
072246007 Bato 3.1% 1,477 1,297 +2.51%
072246008 Cagay 1.7% 816 813 +0.07%
072246009 Can‑aga 2.1% 1,011 776 +5.17%
072246010 Candaguit 4.9% 2,360 2,216 +1.21%
072246011 Cantolaroy 1.3% 634 567 +2.15%
072246012 Dugoan 1.6% 783 590 +5.54%
072246013 Guimbangco‑an 2.2% 1,067 788 +5.94%
072246014 Lamacan 4.1% 1,971 1,563 +4.52%
072246015 Libo 2.4% 1,161 987 +3.14%
072246016 Lindogon 3.4% 1,648 1,563 +1.01%
072246017 Magcagong 2.1% 991 906 +1.72%
072246018 Manatad 3.0% 1,428 1,543 −1.46%
072246019 Mangyan 4.7% 2,248 1,952 +2.72%
072246020 Papan 1.7% 816 673 +3.74%
072246021 Poblacion 13.5% 6,522 5,597 +2.96%
072246022 Sabang 5.0% 2,407 2,397 +0.08%
072246023 Sayao 3.7% 1,772 1,507 +3.13%
072246024 Simala 6.3% 3,025 3,991 −5.14%
072246025 Tubod 4.8% 2,314 2,177 +1.17%
Total 48,186 43,641 +1.90%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sibonga
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 33,083 —    
1995 35,897 +1.54%
2000 38,281 +1.39%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 40,765 +0.87%
2010 43,641 +2.51%
2015 48,186 +1.90%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 27,317 registered voters, meaning that 57% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Pastores de Sibonga[edit]

Simala–Lindogon church also known as the Miraculous Mama Mary Shrine

Pastores de Sibonga is a short Christmas play which narrates the nativity as performed in brgy Magcagong. The play depicts the shepherds' adoration of the child Jesus. Pastores de Sibonga dates back to the 1920s.[7][8][9]

Pastores de Sibonga is performed by at least four dancers. The female dancer wears a red blouse or shirt paired with a long white skirt. The male dancer wears a red shirt paired with black pants. Accessories include a round hat decorated with cut-outs of the sun, moon and stars in yellow, red, green, and other brightly colored papers together with a yellow sash placed across the body. It is performed used red fans and white handkerchiefs. An oval-shaped native fan is used and held by the right hand during the performance. The white square handkerchief is held by the left hand folded into a triangular shape.

The accompaniment music is a rondalla – a ensemble (guitar, bandurria, and banjo), played with the plectrum. The lyrics tell of the pre-, nativity, and post-nativity settings. It expresses happiness, joy, and worship, and offers praises and gifts for Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Sibonga, Cebu". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Janson 1991.
  8. ^ Ocampo 2004.
  9. ^ The Freeman 1988.

Sources[edit]

  • Janson, Mila C. (1991). Sayaw sa mga Pastores in the Province of Cebu (MEd thesis). Cebu: Cebu State College. 
  • Ocampo, Astrid G. (2004). "The 'Pastores de Sibonga' in Southern Cebu". Graduate Journal. Cebu: University of San Carlos. XX (2). 
  • The Freeman, Quir L. de Gracia (20 December 1988). "The Christmas Pastores of Old are Vanishing". Cebu: Freeman Publishing. 

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