Sikatuna, Bohol

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Sikatuna
Municipality
Municipality of Sikatuna
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
Founded 5 December 1917
Named for Datu Sikatuna
Barangays 10 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jose Ellorimo
 • Vice Mayor Julian Manigo
 • Congressman Rene Relampagos
 • Electorate 4,647 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 38.22 km2 (14.76 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 6,726
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6338
PSGC 071241000
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 43,672,792.69 (2016)
Native languages Boholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog

Sikatuna, officially the Municipality of Sikatuna, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Sikatuna; Tagalog: Bayan ng Sikatuna), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 6,726 people.[3]

Located 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Tagbilaran, 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

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

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

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

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a. Area PD2015
2015[3] 2010[4] 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

Population census of Sikatuna
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1918 4,452 —    
1939 4,600 +0.16%
1948 4,713 +0.27%
1960 4,781 +0.12%
1970 4,658 −0.26%
1975 5,169 +2.11%
1980 5,244 +0.29%
1990 5,525 +0.52%
1995 6,030 +1.65%
2000 6,602 +1.96%
2007 6,335 −0.57%
2010 6,380 +0.26%
2015 6,726 +1.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3] [4] [5] [6]
Public market of Sikatuna

References

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Bohol". 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 Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

External links

  • Sikatuna
  • Municipality of Sikatuna
  • History of Sikatuna
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