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Municipality of Sibulan
Sibulan Public Plaza
Sibulan Public Plaza
Map of Negros Oriental with Sibulan highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Sibulan highlighted
Sibulan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°21′N 123°17′E / 9.35°N 123.28°E / 9.35; 123.28Coordinates: 9°21′N 123°17′E / 9.35°N 123.28°E / 9.35; 123.28
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
District2nd district of Negros Oriental
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJose A. Abiera
 • Vice MayorMarcela G. Bartoces
 • CongressmanManuel T. Sagarbarria
 • Electorate27,774 voters (2016)
 • Total163.00 km2 (62.93 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total59,455
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)35
Climate typetropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)144.5 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano

Sibulan, officially the Municipality of Sibulan, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Sibulan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Sibulan), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, 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.

  • 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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 8,413—    
1918 9,833+1.05%
1939 9,884+0.02%
1948 8,096−2.19%
1960 12,026+3.35%
1970 16,861+3.43%
1975 20,108+3.60%
1980 23,123+2.83%
1990 27,172+1.63%
1995 31,206+2.63%
2000 37,523+4.03%
2007 47,162+3.20%
2010 51,519+3.27%
2015 59,455+2.77%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


Public High Schools[7][edit]

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

Elementary Schools[7][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 Memorial Elementary School
  • Maningcao Elementary School
  • Maslog Elementary School
  • San Antonio Elementary School
  • Sibulan Central Elementary School
  • Tubigon Elementary School
  • Tubtubon Elementary School



  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ a b "". Retrieved Sep 30, 2014.

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