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Sibulan Public Plaza
Sibulan Public Plaza
Map of Negros Oriental showing the location of Sibulan
Map of Negros Oriental showing the location of Sibulan
Sibulan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°21′N 123°17′E / 9.350°N 123.283°E / 9.350; 123.283Coordinates: 09°21′N 123°17′E / 9.350°N 123.283°E / 9.350; 123.283
Country Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR/Region XVIII)
Province Negros Oriental
District 2nd district of Negros Oriental
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Jose Abiera
 • Vice Mayor Marcela Bartoces
 • Total 163.00 km2 (62.93 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 59,455
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6201
Dialing code 35

Sibulan, officially the Municipality of Sibulan (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Sibulan; Filipino: Bayan ng Sibulan) is a second-class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental in Negros Island Region, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 59,455 people.[3]

Sibulan is bordered to the south by the provincial capital of Dumaguete City. It is the location of the Dumaguete Airport, the main airport for Negros Oriental.

Sibulan is also the location of the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, composed of Lake Balinsasayao and Lake Danao. The site, managed by the provincial government, is located 1,047 metres (3,435 ft) above sea level on Mount Talinis.


Sibulan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

  • Agan-an
  • Ajong
  • Balugo
  • Boloc-boloc
  • Calabnugan
  • Cangmating
  • Enrique Villanueva
  • Looc
  • Magatas
  • Maningcao
  • Maslog
  • Poblacion
  • San Antonio
  • Tubigon
  • Tubtubon

Sibulan has six coastal barangays: from north to south they are Ajong, Looc, Poblacion, Cangmating, Maslog, Agan-an and Boloc-boloc. The provincial airport, known as the Dumaguete Airport, is actually in Agan-an, Sibulan. There is a growing number of guest houses and beach resorts from Cangmating southward to Dumaguete and the coral reefs of Ajong are attracting more dive boats.

The municipal seat is in barangay Poblacion, approximately midway along the coast of the town. The main municipal port facility is in Poblacion, where a fast ferry runs every hour to Santander on the tip of Cebu island. There is also a fishing and freight port in barangay Looc.

Sibulan has two small Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which are coral reef areas that prohibit fishing, swimming and diving. One is in Agan-an, just north of the airport, the other is in Cangmating. These were established to improve the sustainability of the local fishery.

The inland barangays are primarily agricultural and residential with minimal business and public facilities. Most commercial development is along the national highway, which runs the length of the town from Dumaguete in the south to San Jose at the north. Most business and light industry is along the highway in Boloc-Boloc, Maslog, Agan-an and Poblacion. This is largely urban sprawl from Dumaguete seeking the advantageous tax rates in Sibulan.

Sibulan also boasts a golf course resort, perched on the foothills in barangay San Antonio, just north of the town center.


Population census of Sibulan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 27,172 —    
1995 31,206 +2.81%
2000 37,523 +3.76%
2007 47,162 +3.32%
2010 51,519 +2.99%
2015 59,455 +2.91%
Source: National Statistics Office


Public High Schools[4][edit]

Name Location
Ajong National High School North National Highway, Ajong Negros Oriental
Bolocboloc High School Bolocboloc, Sibulan
Enrique Villanueva High School Tubod, Enrique Villanueva Sibulan
Maningcao National High School Maningcao, Sibulan
San Antonio National High School San Antonio, Negros Oriental
Sibulan National High School Osmena St., Poblacion
Sibulan NHS - Balugo Ext. Balugo, Sibulan Negros Oriental
Sibulan National High School - Maslog Ext. Maslog, Sibulan
Sibulan Science High School Campaclan, Sibulan
Tubigon High School Tubigon, Sibulan
Sibulan Night High School Poblacion, Sibulan

Elementary Schools[4][edit]

  • Bagtic Public School (Tubod)
  • Balugo Elementary School
  • Bolocboloc Elementary School
  • Calabnugan Elementary School
  • Calinawan Elementary School
  • Cambajao Elementary School
  • Cangmating Elementary School
  • Cantalawan Elementary School
  • Escaguit Elementary School
  • Libertad Ong Calderon Memeorial ES (Ajong Elementary School)
  • Lo-oc Elementary School
  • Magatas Elementary School
  • Magsaysay Memeorial Elementary School
  • Maningcao Elementary School
  • Maslog Elementary School
  • San Antonio Elementary School
  • Sibulan Central Elementary School
  • Tubigon Elementary School
  • Tubtubon Elementary School



  1. ^ "Elected Mayors – Vice-Mayors and Councilors in Negros Oriental". Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "NEGROS ISLAND REGION (NIR)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "". Retrieved Sep 30, 2014. 

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