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Map of Bohol with Sikatuna highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Bohol|
|Established||December 5, 1917|
|• Mayor||Jose M. Ellorimo Jr.|
|• Total||26.75 km2 (10.33 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||6th class|
Sikatuna is a sixth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. With a population of 6,380 people (2010 census) and an area of 2,675 hectares (6,610 acres), it is the smallest municipality in Bohol. The town is named after Datu Sikatuna, the ancient chieftain of Bohol.
Sikatuna is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.
- Abucay Norte
- Abucay Sur
- Cambuac Norte
- Cambuac Sur
- Poblacion I
- Poblacion II
Sikatuna was formerly a part of the towns of Baclayon and Albur. While part of Baclayon, Sikatuna was known as barrio Cambojod. Once Albur became a town, Sikatuna was made a part of its new territory and given the name Cornago. Sikatuna became its own town in 1917. The ten barangays that now comprise Sikatuna were taken from three neighboring old municipalities: Albur, Loboc, and Balilihan. In the original municipal Ordinance converting Barrio Cornago into a municipality, the municipal boundary was defined as Barrio Cornago plus four northern barrios of Albur: Libjo, Abucay Sur, Abucay Norte, and Can-agong. However, Senator Jose A. Clarin helped increase the territorial boundary by taking out two barrios from Loboc: Cambuac Sur and Cambuac Norte; and also two barrios from Balilihan: Badiang and Bahay-bahay. Barrio Cornago was itself divided into two barrios and renamed as Poblacion Uno and Poblacion Dos.
During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Japanese forces occupied established a garrison at the municipal building and installed a puppet mayor. During this time, Sikatuna became a haven for evacuees, both from neighboring towns and from nearby Cebu. The most famous evacuee was Don Mariano Jesus Cuenco who, after the war, became Senator and later, Secretary of Public Works. In 1945, Sikatuna was entered by Philippine Commonwealth Army soldiers and Boholano guerrillas fought against the Japanese Imperial forces during the Second Battle of Bohol.
Clemente Lacea was the first appointed municipal president, serving during the inclusive period: 1918 - 1919. a list of the mayors of Sikatuna is as follows:
- 1919 – 1922 : Aurelio Gasang
- 1922 – 1925 : Ponciano Toledo
- 1926 – 1928 : Ponciano Toledo
- 1929 – 1931 : Ponciano Toledo
- 1932 – 1934 : Francisco Ungab
- 1935 – 1937 : Emiliano Baco
- 1938 – 1940 : Ponciano Toledo
- 1941 – 1942 : Lucio Maghuyop
- 1943 – 1945 : Galicano Jasmin (Guerilla Govt.);
- 1943 - 1945 : Ponciano Toledo (Japanese Puppet Govt.);
- 1946 – 1963 : Fidel Ellorimo
- 1964 – 1980 : Troadio Patenio
- 1980 – 1986 : Camilo D. Palgan
- 1986 – 1998 : Constancio Q. Rule
- 1998 – 2007 : Tranquilina T. Maniwang
- 2007 - 2010 : Ireneo Calimpusan
|Population census of Sikatuna|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Municipality of Sikatuna". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City, and Municipality - Region VII - Central Visayas: 1990, 2000, and 2010". National Statistics Office.
- National Statistics Office - Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007
- Municipality of Sikatuna
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Historyof Sikatuna