Toboso, Negros Occidental

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Map of Negros Occidental with Toboso highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Toboso highlighted
Toboso is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°43′N 123°31′E / 10.717°N 123.517°E / 10.717; 123.517Coordinates: 10°43′N 123°31′E / 10.717°N 123.517°E / 10.717; 123.517
Country Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 1st district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Richard M. Jaojoco
 • Total 117.33 km2 (45.30 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 42,114
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6125
Dialing code 34
Languages Cebuano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Filipino, English

Toboso is a third class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 41,658 people.[3] The prominent families who have ruled this town are the Bedonia, De la Cruz, Baynosa and Valencia. The current mayor is Richard M. Jaojoco.

The word "Toboso" was mentioned by Spanish Explorer to be a group of early American Indians living in Texas and Monterey, Mexico. Probably, Spanish Colonizer in the Philippines named this Town. Philippine history books also mentioned Spanish Colonizers naming Filipinos as "Indio" (East Indies, Indies, or Indians).


Economic progress in Toboso is very slow due to the limited number of business establishments. It is commonly called the "poorest municipality" in Negros Occidental. Since its municipality recognition on July 1, 1948, the town struggled to be at par with its neighboring cities like Escalante, Sagay, San Carlos and the town of Calatrava.[4]

Economy depends on sugarcane plantation, farming (livestocks and poultry/game fowl) and fishing. Inhabitants often find work in neighboring provinces (engage in shipbuilding). Others worked as Overseas Filipino Workers, others engage in handicraft business. Some choose food preparations and forming of local, small businesses.

The town is generally peaceful with friendly inhabitants. A townhouse is situated in barangay Poblacion and is accessible by land and smaller boats for sea travel.

The inhabitants speak two languages: Ilonggo and Cebuano.


Toboso is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Bandila
  • Bug-ang
  • General Luna
  • Magticol
  • Poblacion
  • Salamanca
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • Tabun-ac


Population census of Toboso
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 34,621 —    
1995 38,623 +2.07%
2000 40,712 +1.14%
2007 41,358 +0.22%
2010 41,658 +0.26%
2015 42,114 +0.21%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Philippine National Statistics Office
  5. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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