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Aloguinsan, officially the Municipality of Aloguinsan, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Aloguinsan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Aloguinsan), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,100 people.[3]

Aloguinsan
Municipality of Aloguinsan
Cantabugon, Aloguinsan
Cantabugon, Aloguinsan
Map of Cebu with Aloguinsan highlighted
Map of Cebu with Aloguinsan highlighted
Aloguinsan is located in Philippines
Aloguinsan
Aloguinsan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°11′N 123°35′E / 10.18°N 123.58°E / 10.18; 123.58Coordinates: 10°11′N 123°35′E / 10.18°N 123.58°E / 10.18; 123.58
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District3rd District of Cebu
Founded1886
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCynthia Moreno
 • Vice MayorAugustus Moreno
 • CongressmanGwendolyn Garcia
 • Electorate20,124 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total61.92 km2 (23.91 sq mi)
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total32,100
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6040
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)74.2 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

By road it is 59 km (37 mi) southwest of Cebu City. Aloguinsan public market is held at the top of the beach.

Aloguinsan is bordered to the north by the town of Pinamungajan, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the city of Carcar, and to the south is the town of Barili.

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HistoryEdit

Aloguinsan was formerly a barrio of Pinamungajan. It was created a town by the Royal Decree of the Kingdom of Spain in 1886.[4]

Bulwarte, a historic landmark, still stands as mute testimony to the courage of the early inhabitants of Aloguinsan. Because of the frequent Moro attacks, the natives, under the supervision of the Spaniards, constructed a watchtower on top of a hill at the mouth of a river. From this vantage point, they could see incoming Moro vintas.

One night (a full moon and favorable winds), the Muslim invaders approached the village. With old people, women, and children safe behind the hills, the men began firing their cannons and did not stop until the pirates had been annihilated. It was the end of Moro assaults.

The historic hill of Villona between the barrios of Olango and Cawasan was also the site of a battle between the American forces and Filipino revolutionaries. The rebels under the leadership of Anastacio de la Cruz encountered the forces of Lt. Walker on Holy Thursday, April 1903. Lt. Walker and a number of his men were killed. The following day, Good Friday, Lt. McCoy took over the command of the American troops and outfought the Pulahanes (the rebels were so called because of their red headbands) who were defeated.

The courage and patriotism of the Aloguinsan were again tested in World War II. Cebuano guerillas resisted Japanese invaders, and joined Allied and Filipino troops of the 3rd, 8th, 82nd and 83rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army.

BarangaysEdit

Aloguinsan comprises 15 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072204001 Angilan 8.2% 2,634 1,926 6.14%
072204002 Bojo 5.8% 1,869 1,603 2.97%
072204003 Bonbon 24.3% 7,807 6,611 3.22%
072204004 Esperanza 5.8% 1,866 1,759 1.13%
072204005 Kandingan 2.9% 937 848 1.92%
072204006 Kantabogon 5.3% 1,697 1,526 2.04%
072204007 Kawasan 7.0% 2,239 1,975 2.42%
072204008 Olango 3.6% 1,151 1,026 2.21%
072204009 Poblacion 10.6% 3,392 2,747 4.10%
072204010 Punay 4.8% 1,544 1,531 0.16%
072204011 Rosario 5.8% 1,868 1,864 0.04%
072204012 Saksak 3.6% 1,157 1,139 0.30%
072204013 Tampa‑an 6.3% 2,021 1,513 5.67%
072204014 Toyokon 2.2% 693 680 0.36%
072204015 Zaragosa 3.8% 1,225 902 6.00%
Total 32,100 27,650 2.88%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 14,013—    
1918 14,020+0.00%
1939 13,040−0.34%
1948 12,550−0.42%
1960 12,115−0.29%
1970 13,192+0.85%
1975 13,712+0.78%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 15,775+2.84%
1990 19,214+1.99%
1995 21,472+2.10%
2000 24,180+2.58%
2007 26,353+1.19%
2010 27,650+1.76%
2015 32,100+2.88%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]


FestivalEdit

Every June, they celebrate the famous "Kinsan Festival", named for a fish that is usually abundant in months of May to July.[7] The town fiesta is celebrated every 23 and 24 October in honor of St. Raphael the Archangel.

Tourist AttractionsEdit

  • Bojo River
  • Hermit's Cove
  • Hidden Beach

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Lipsius 2011, p. 2.
  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. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Lipsius 2011, p. 95

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