Valencia, Bohol

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Valencia
Municipality
Valencia welcome arch
Valencia welcome arch
Official seal of Valencia
Seal
Map of Bohol with Valencia highlighted
Map of Bohol with Valencia highlighted
Valencia is located in Philippines
Valencia
Valencia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°37′N 124°12′E / 9.62°N 124.2°E / 9.62; 124.2Coordinates: 9°37′N 124°12′E / 9.62°N 124.2°E / 9.62; 124.2
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd District of Bohol
Incorporated 1867
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Maria Katrina Lim (LP)
 • Vice mayor Calixto Garcia
 • Town Council
 • Representative Arthur Yap
Area[2]
 • Total 116.67 km2 (45.05 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 27,126
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 15,245
Demonym(s) Valencianhon
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6306
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071247000

Valencia is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,126.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,245 registered voters.[4] It is on the southern coast of Bohol, 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Tagbilaran.

There are elementary schools in the poblacion and in the barrios. For their secondary education, students go to Valencia High School, a public school.

Valencia is the birthplace of former Executive Secretary Juan Pajo.

History[edit]

Its former name used to be Panangatan, which comes from the root word sang-at, meaning "to put up on an elevated place". This referred to the practice of fishermen from Dimiao and Lila who would put up (sang-at) their boats on the banks of the Panangatan River when taking shelter during the southwest monsoons. Here nipa palms grew along the river, preventing the boats from being washed away by the waves.

Panangatan remained part of Dimiao until 1867. That year a Spanish priest was assigned to the place and it became a separate municipality. The priest gave it a new name, naming after his birthplace in Spain. In 1879 Valencia had a population of 7,009.

Barangays[edit]

Valencia comprises 35 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
071247001 Adlawan 1.8% 493 588 −3.30%
071247002 Anas 6.3% 1,719 1,826 −1.14%
071247003 Anonang 3.3% 888 972 −1.71%
071247004 Anoyon 1.8% 497 496 0.04%
071247005 Balingasao 8.1% 2,193 2,297 −0.88%
071247035 Banderahan (Upper Ginopolan) 3.2% 872 933 −1.28%
071247006 Botong 2.1% 583 694 −3.26%
071247007 Buyog 1.5% 420 436 −0.71%
071247008 Canduao Occidental 2.9% 797 767 0.73%
071247009 Canduao Oriental 2.4% 660 785 −3.25%
071247010 Canlusong 3.9% 1,067 1,020 0.86%
071247011 Canmanico 7.9% 2,133 2,132 0.01%
071247012 Cansibao 3.7% 995 925 1.40%
071247013 Catug‑a 1.5% 414 439 −1.11%
071247014 Cutcutan 3.3% 904 905 −0.02%
071247015 Danao 2.3% 616 594 0.69%
071247016 Genoveva 2.0% 541 536 0.18%
071247017 Ginopolan (Ginopolan Proper) 2.8% 772 827 −1.30%
071247018 La Victoria 3.6% 984 1,044 −1.12%
071247019 Lantang 3.7% 1,014 942 1.41%
071247020 Limocon 1.1% 311 424 −5.73%
071247021 Loctob 2.6% 692 678 0.39%
071247022 Magsaysay 2.3% 617 533 2.83%
071247023 Marawis 2.1% 563 587 −0.79%
071247024 Maubo 1.9% 517 472 1.75%
071247025 Nailo 1.7% 462 461 0.04%
071247026 Omjon 4.4% 1,192 1,184 0.13%
071247027 Pangi‑an 1.5% 405 387 0.87%
071247028 Poblacion Occidental (Sawang) 5.6% 1,508 1,496 0.15%
071247029 Poblacion Oriental (Sur) 3.4% 917 928 −0.23%
071247030 Simang 1.8% 480 466 0.57%
071247031 Taug 1.6% 439 492 −2.15%
071247032 Tausion 2.2% 589 618 −0.91%
071247033 Taytay 2.4% 651 639 0.35%
071247034 Ticum 3.0% 818 779 0.93%
Total 27,126 27,586 −0.32%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Valencia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 7,809 —    
1918 10,555 +2.03%
1939 13,653 +1.23%
1948 15,289 +1.27%
1960 15,596 +0.17%
1970 16,888 +0.80%
1975 18,229 +1.54%
1980 18,655 +0.46%
1990 20,879 +1.13%
1995 22,423 +1.35%
2000 24,363 +1.79%
2007 28,043 +1.96%
2010 27,586 −0.60%
2015 27,126 −0.32%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,245 registered voters, meaning that 56% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Economy[edit]

Valencia Public Market

The principal industries of the people today are weaving, pot making, and fishing. The most important produce is coconuts, rice, corn and fish.

Market day, locally known as Tabu, is Sunday. Local produce such as fresh fruits, vegetable, fresh meat and live poultry are sold. The days of this weekly community occasion differ from town to town.

Badiang Spring resort in barangay Anas is a major contribution to local economic activity. Badiang Spring has continuously flowing water from subterranean rocks, which is its main attraction. Not just domestic tourists but foreign tourists too frequent the 1,250-square-metre (13,500 sq ft) lot by the shore. Badiang Spring has separate swimming pools for adults and children as well as accommodation facilities.

Culture[edit]

Valencia Parish Church[edit]

Roman Catholic Church, Valencia

The parish of the Santo Niño and the town of Valencia began as barrio Panangatan of Dimiao. Together with adjacent barrios, it was constituted a town in 1869 and a parish in 1871 and named after a city on Spain's southern coast. The church building commenced during the term of Fray Mariano Cornago (1870–77) and was completed in 1882 by Fray Francisco Arraya, who laid the church's wooden floor. The church walls were of tabique but were later replaced by cement.

Heritage Site: The church is cruciform with a steep roof and a pyramidal crossing tower. Cut stone is used in parts of the church like the façade, however, concrete is found elsewhere. The real treasure of the church is its wooden floor of alternating dark (tindalo or balayong) and light (molave or tugas) wood planks. At the transept crossing an eight pointed flower design is used for the floor, while a herringbone pattern is used elsewhere. The interior is unpainted, unlike most Bohol churches and has altars in the neoclassical idiom.

The convent is located not beside the church as is customary but across the street. This structure was renovated in the 19th century. The fencing of the entire campus of the convent is recent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal: Valencia, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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