Sikatuna, Bohol

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Sikatuna
Municipality
Sikatuna, Bohol
Sikatuna, Bohol
Official seal of Sikatuna
Seal
Map of Bohol with Sikatuna highlighted
Map of Bohol with Sikatuna highlighted
Sikatuna is located in Philippines
Sikatuna
Sikatuna
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°41′N 123°58′E / 9.68°N 123.97°E / 9.68; 123.97Coordinates: 9°41′N 123°58′E / 9.68°N 123.97°E / 9.68; 123.97
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 1st district of Bohol
Established 5 December 1917
Barangay 10 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jose Ellorimo (LP)
 • Vice mayor Julian Manigo
 • Town Council
 • Representative Rene Relampagos
Area[2]
 • Total 38.22 km2 (14.76 sq mi)
 • Land 26.75 km2 (10.33 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 6,726
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 4,647
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6338
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 5th class
PSGC 071241000

Sikatuna is a 5th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines,[2] 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 6,726.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 4,647 registered voters.[4] It has a total area of 3,822 hectares (9,440 acres), making it the smallest municipality in Bohol. The town is named after Datu Sikatuna, the ancient chieftain of Bohol, although there is no evidence he lived in the area.

History[edit]

Sikatuna was formerly a part of the towns of Baclayon and Alburquerque. While part of Baclayon, Sikatuna was known as barrio Cambojod. Once Alburquerque 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: Alburquerque, 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 Alburquerque: Libjo, Abucay Sur, Abucay Norte, and Can-agong. However, Senator Jose A. Clarin helped increase the territorial boundary by taking two barrios from Loboc: Cambuac Sur and Cambuac Norte; and two barrios from Balilihan: Badiang and Bahay-bahay. Cornago was divided into Poblacion I and Poblacion II.

World War II[edit]

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Japanese forces 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.

Barangays[edit]

Sikatuna comprises 10 barangays. Of these, only Poblacion I is classified as urban and the rest are rural.

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a. Area[2] PD2015
2015[3] 2010[5] ha acre /km2 /sq mi
071241001 Abucay Norte 7.7% 516 460 2.21% 149 368 350 900     
071241002 Abucay Sur 9.9% 666 582 2.60% 194 479 340 890     
071241003 Badiang 8.9% 599 605 −0.19% 409 1,011 150 380     
071241004 Bahaybahay 6.4% 430 396 1.58% 290 717 150 380     
071241005 Cambuac Norte 10.2% 688 632 1.63% 421 1,040 160 420     
071241006 Cambuac Sur 17.5% 1,174 1,173 0.02% 297 734 400 1,000     
071241007 Canagong 9.4% 635 689 −1.54% 299 739 210 550     
071241008 Libjo 7.1% 480 466 0.57% 310 766 150 400     
071241009 Poblacion I 17.0% 1,141 1,009 2.37% 202 499 560 1,500     
071241010 Poblacion II 5.9% 397 368 1.45% 251 620 160 410     
Total 6,726 6,380 1.01% 3,822 9,444 180 460
Cambuac Sur: 1,174 (17.5%) Poblacion I: 1,142 (17.0%) Cambuac Norte: 688 (10.2%) Abucay Sur: 666 (9.9%) Canagong: 635 (9.4%) Badiang: 599 (8.9%) Abucay Norte: 516 (7.7%) Libjo: 480 (7.1%) Bahaybahay: 430 (6.4%) Poblacion II: 397 (5.9%)Circle frame.svg

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sikatuna
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 5,525 —    
1995 6,030 +1.65%
2000 6,602 +1.96%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 6,335 −0.57%
2010 6,380 +0.26%
2015 6,726 +1.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 4,647 registered voters, meaning that 69% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Public market of Sikatuna

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Sikatuna, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. 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. 

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