Carmen, Cebu

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Carmen
Municipality
Municipality of Carmen
Carmen from above
Carmen from above
Map of Cebu with Carmen highlighted
Map of Cebu with Carmen highlighted
Carmen is located in Philippines
Carmen
Carmen
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°35′N 123°58′E / 10.58°N 123.97°E / 10.58; 123.97Coordinates: 10°35′N 123°58′E / 10.58°N 123.97°E / 10.58; 123.97
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 5th district of Cebu
Founded 1851
Barangays 21 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Gerard Villamor
 • Vice Mayor Manuel Durano
 • Congressman Red Durano
 • Electorate 32,126 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 84.78 km2 (32.73 sq mi)
Elevation 549 m (1,801 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 51,325
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6005
PSGC 072215000
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 117,895,753.46 (2016)
Native languages Cebuano
Tagalog

Carmen, officially the Municipality of Carmen, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Carmen; Tagalog: Bayan ng Carmen), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,325 people.[3]

Carmen is bordered on the north by the town of Catmon, to the west by the town of Tuburan, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the City of Danao.

The town fiesta is celebrated every 28th of August in honor of St. Augustine of Hippo.

Brief History

The town of Carmen was formerly known as Bugho, it became a municipality on June 16, 1851 through the efforts of Facundo Buot. The first municipal president was Fabio Buot when the first elections was held by the Americans in 1899.

Barangays

Carmen comprises 21 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
072215001 Baring 9.5% 4,854 3,974 3.88%
072215002 Cantipay 3.5% 1,805 1,608 2.22%
072215004 Cantukong 2.8% 1,445 1,171 4.08%
072215003 Cantumog 3.7% 1,895 1,555 3.84%
072215005 Caurasan 2.2% 1,109 1,031 1.40%
072215009 Cogon East 6.4% 3,292 3,182 0.65%
072215021 Cogon West 5.6% 2,881 2,648 1.62%
072215006 Corte 5.0% 2,567 2,411 1.20%
072215007 Dawis Norte 8.1% 4,155 3,581 2.87%
072215008 Dawis Sur 3.9% 2,001 1,928 0.71%
072215010 Hagnaya 3.9% 2,019 1,756 2.69%
072215011 Ipil 4.0% 2,061 1,930 1.26%
072215012 Lanipga 2.0% 1,021 695 7.60%
072215013 Liboron 1.2% 603 550 1.77%
072215014 Lower Natimao‑an 2.4% 1,241 1,219 0.34%
072215015 Luyang 11.4% 5,869 3,980 7.68%
072215016 Poblacion 9.4% 4,845 4,516 1.35%
072215017 Puente 4.6% 2,374 2,175 1.68%
072215018 Sac‑on 1.6% 817 740 1.90%
072215019 Triumfo 3.6% 1,867 1,570 3.35%
072215020 Upper Natimao‑an 5.1% 2,604 2,428 1.34%
Total 51,325 44,648 2.69%

Demographics

Population census of Carmen
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 6,821 —    
1918 9,645 +2.34%
1939 11,801 +0.97%
1948 10,802 −0.98%
1960 13,541 +1.90%
1970 19,954 +3.95%
1975 22,183 +2.15%
1980 24,197 +1.75%
1990 29,265 +1.92%
1995 32,357 +1.90%
2000 37,351 +3.12%
2007 41,279 +1.39%
2010 44,648 +2.90%
2015 51,325 +2.69%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

Economy

Mandaue City-based Shemberg Marketing Corporation, the world's number one supplier of refined carrageenan since 2005[7], owns and operates the Shemberg Biotech Corporation located in Barangay Cogon West.

The famous 7D mango product manufacturer FPD Foods International Inc. has one of its branches located at Dawis Norte, Carmen, Cebu.[8]

Metro, a stand alone supermarket opens branch in Carmen, Cebu. Located at the heart of the town's commercial area near the town's public market. [9]

A famous exporter of home decors and furniture maker Yoshio Home Decors also provides employment in the town as well as additional revenue for the local government.

Carmen is also known for its homegrown signature product sinamay, made of abaca. Sinamay industry in carmen is one of kind that we can be proud of. Thus, making the town as "The sinamay capital of Cebu". These sinamay products are passionately weaved by the locals with such high quality standard. [10]

Tourist Spots and other Popular Destinations

Carmen is the home of the largest safari and adventure park in Cebu. The Cebu Safari and Adventure Park . It is a one of a kind zoological and botanical complex in the Philippines. It is also becoming a tourist destination spots in the northern Cebu because of its amazing adventure park .The Cebu Safari and Adventure Park had already been featured in many local news articles as well as the famous infotainment kids program of ABS-CBN's Matanglawin hosted by Kuya Kim Atienza . [11]

The town's Plaza offers one the most relaxing and entertaining feel in the part of Northern Cebu. The plaza has plenty of amenities for everyone's activities from family get together to barkada night-out. It is a common sight to see lovers strolling and enjoying the night and if they are unfortunate enough, they will be serenaded by the carolers, only to reveal that one of them was with another date the night before. Hagnaya Elementary School teachers and their other half, the TEAM LARAS, are some of the frequent regulars of the Plaza, as they usually hangout to celebrate events or just while the night away with some leisurely banters over foods and drinks.

Before the famed Sinulog Festival started in Cebu City in 1980, the town of Carmen had already dancing the beat and rhythm of the Sinulog way back in 1974. It was started by Fr. Jose Motus, the parish priest, and then-Mayor "Benyong" Villamor, and patterned it from his hometown's festival, the Ati-Atihan of Kalibo, Aklan. During its launching it was named Ati-Atihan sa Carmen, but renamed Sinulog sa Carmen the next year. From then on, Sinulog sa Carmen is held every second Sunday of January, just a week after the Sinulog Grand parade of Cebu City. Participating contingent dance their way around to honor the Sto. Niño. [12]

Notable People

See Also

References

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 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 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 Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.philstar.com/cebu-business/2005/10/27/303959/shemberg-now-worlds-top-carrageenan-supplier#ZJzTfcUmWdpCfRRi.99
  8. ^ https://7dfoods.com
  9. ^ https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/342874/Metro-Supermarket-opens-in-Carmen-today
  10. ^ https://www.philstar.com/cebu-business/2008/02/07/43180/carmen-perks-economy-boosts-sinamay-production
  11. ^ https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/08/26/18/cebu-safari-bids-to-become-phs-largest-with-asias-longest-zipline
  12. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/134567/the-sinulog-and-sto-nino-of-carmen/amp

Sources

    Halden A. Capuyan, Carmen, A First-hand Account.

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