Candijay, officially the Municipality of Candijay (Cebuano: Munisipyo sa Candijay; Tagalog: Bayan ng Candijay), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 30,119 people. [4]

Candijay
Municipality of Candijay
Candijay Town Hall
Candijay Town Hall
Map of Bohol with Candijay highlighted
Map of Bohol with Candijay highlighted
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Candijay is located in Philippines
Candijay
Candijay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°49′05″N 124°29′46″E / 9.818°N 124.496°E / 9.818; 124.496Coordinates: 9°49′05″N 124°29′46″E / 9.818°N 124.496°E / 9.818; 124.496
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceBohol
District 3rd district
Founded29 November 1854
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorChristopher B. Tutor
 • Vice MayorJesusa B. Mapute
 • RepresentativeKristine Alexie B. Tutor
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate21,512 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total103.26 km2 (39.87 sq mi)
Elevation17.8 m (58.4 ft)
Highest elevation
346 m (1,135 ft)
Lowest elevation
−1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [4]
 • Total30,119
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
 • Households
6,762
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence28.36% (2015)[5]
 • Revenue₱128,221,651.92 (2020)
 • Assets₱229,032,793.93 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱103,006,874.47 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱57,881,498.12 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBohol 2 Electric Cooperative (BOHECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6312
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog
Websitecandijay-bohol.gov.ph

Candijay is home to the Bohol Island State University (BISU) School of Fisheries, offering college courses related to modern fishing methods and fish preservation. It also has educational facilities for elementary and secondary levels in almost all barangays of the municipality.

HistoryEdit

The name of the town is said to have come from the words "Kang Dihay" meaning belonging to Dihay, a strong man with many followers. The name was eventually changed to Candijay and was organized during the Spanish regime and was then one of the 34 towns in the province in 1879 with a population of 5,030.

The municipality of Candijay was one of the 34 towns established during the Spanish regime in 1879 and so was its establishment as a parish.[6] The people were eventually converted to the Roman Catholic religion by the Spaniards. The parochial church of Candijay is dedicated to Saint Joseph whose feast day is 19 May.

GeographyEdit

The municipality of Candijay is located on the eastern side of Bohol, 92 kilometres (57 mi) from Tagbilaran, a two-hour ride away. The town has a land area of 8,687 hectares (21,470 acres).

The town faces Cogtong Bay which has the most diverse mangrove ecosystem in Bohol. The bay is home to 32 of the Philippines' 47 species of mangroves and associates. Yet due to illegal fishing and mismanagement of the mangroves, the mangroves and marine life in the area dwindled. To rectify the damage done, the municipal government is now engaged in a coastal resource management program: the planting of mangroves, though the control and eventual abolition of illegal fishing has yet to be addressed.

BarangaysEdit

Candijay comprises 21 barangays.

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[4] 2010[7]
071211001 Abihilan 5.3% 1,603 1,209 2.94%
071211002 Anoling 3.7% 1,113 1,114 −0.01%
071211003 Boyo‑an 5.3% 1,610 1,612 −0.01%
071211004 Cadapdapan 4.2% 1,273 1,381 −0.83%
071211005 Cambane 1.4% 416 435 −0.46%
071211006 Can‑olin 7.2% 2,155 2,215 −0.28%
071211007 Canawa 4.5% 1,370 1,415 −0.33%
071211008 Cogtong 8.6% 2,605 2,492 0.46%
071211009 La Union 4.8% 1,449 1,365 0.62%
071211010 Luan 2.4% 731 886 −1.96%
071211011 Lungsoda‑an 5.0% 1,499 1,461 0.26%
071211012 Mahangin 3.0% 891 906 −0.17%
071211013 Pagahat 2.2% 669 1,000 −4.05%
071211014 Panadtaran 3.2% 969 1,002 −0.34%
071211015 Panas 5.6% 1,675 1,477 1.30%
071211016 Poblacion 11.4% 3,421 3,344 0.23%
071211017 San Isidro 3.7% 1,124 1,042 0.78%
071211018 Tambongan 5.1% 1,542 1,587 −0.30%
071211019 Tawid 3.6% 1,090 1,089 0.01%
071211022 Tubod (Tres Rosas) 2.9% 888 928 −0.45%
071211021 Tugas 5.5% 1,650 1,640 0.06%
Total 30,119 29,043 0.37%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Candijay, Bohol
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 102
(4.0)
85
(3.3)
91
(3.6)
75
(3.0)
110
(4.3)
141
(5.6)
121
(4.8)
107
(4.2)
111
(4.4)
144
(5.7)
169
(6.7)
139
(5.5)
1,395
(55.1)
Average rainy days 18.6 14.8 16.5 16.7 23.9 26.4 25.6 24.1 24.4 26.3 23.7 20.5 261.5
Source: Meteoblue (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.) [8]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Candijay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 6,522—    
1918 8,372+1.68%
1939 13,749+2.39%
1948 15,658+1.46%
1960 16,035+0.20%
1970 17,114+0.65%
1975 19,750+2.91%
1980 21,342+1.56%
1990 26,102+2.03%
1995 25,729−0.27%
2000 30,389+3.63%
2007 31,183+0.36%
2010 29,043−2.55%
2015 29,475+0.28%
2020 30,119+0.43%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[9][7][10][11]

EconomyEdit


TourismEdit

Candijay has several natural resources. Among these which consequently are visited by both foreign and local tourists are the Can‑umantad Falls which is still being developed, the pristine cold spring Canawa Spring, in Canawa and the Kawasihan Islet Sand Bar in Panas.

There are also some potential eco-tourism destination which consequently start to attract visitors such as the Layog Caves in Luan, Sangat Cave in Tambongan and Ilaja Cave in Panas; the hinterland rice terraces in Tambongan, Canawa, Cadapdapan, Tubod and Abihilan; Danicop Gorge Brook in Cambane; the Kantaligsok Peak which is said to be the tallest peak found in Tugas; as well as the Candijay Mangrove Forests in Panadtaran. The community-based Panadtaran Mangrove Association (PAMAS), which seeks to preserve Panadtaran's mangroves and other natural resources in the area and promote them for eco-tourism pursuits, has now established the Candijay Mangrove Adventure Tour.

Candijay also boasts a man-made lake known as Boongon SWI.

EducationEdit

High schools
    • Anoling National High School
    • Bohol Island State University - Candijay Campus, Teacher Education Laboratory High School
    • Candijay National High School
    • Cogtong National High School
    • La Union National High School
    • Saint Joseph Academy
    • Tambongan National High School
Elementary and primary schools
    • Abihilan Elementary School
    • Anoling Elementary School
    • Boy‑oan Elementary School
    • Cadapdapan Elementary School
    • Cambane Elementary School
    • Canawa Elementary School
    • Candijay Central Elementary School
    • Can‑olin Elementary School
    • Cogtong Elementary School
    • La Union Elementary School
    • Luan Elementary School
    • Lungsudaan Elementary School
    • Pagahat Elementary School
    • Panadtaran Elementary School
    • Panas Elementary School
    • Pangpang Elementary School
    • San Isidro Elementary School
    • Tambongan Elementary School
    • Tawid Elementary School
    • Tubod Elementary School
    • Tugas Elementary School

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Candijay | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ https://www.philatlas.com/visayas/r07/bohol/candijay.html.
  4. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  5. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  6. ^ "MUNICIPALITY OF CANDIJAY". "https://bohol.gov.ph". Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Candijay: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  9. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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