Catigbian, officially the Municipality of Catigbian, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Catigbian; Tagalog: Bayan ng Catigbian), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,675 people.
|Municipality of Catigbian|
Catigbian Town Hall
Map of Bohol with Catigbian highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Founded||17 June 1949|
|Barangays||22 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Virgilio Lurot|
|• Vice Mayor||Necita Digaum|
|• Congressman||Rene Relampagos|
|• Electorate||13,832 voters (2016)|
|• Total||113.33 km2 (43.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||200/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||78.3 million (2016)|
|Native languages||Boholano dialect|
Catigbian was formerly known as San Jacinto, and officially changed to its current name in 1954. Catigbian is named after a certain group of seed-bearing plants named "Katigbi" (Coix lacrymajobi), which grow abundantly.
The town was founded in 1829 as one of the villages where rebels were resettled after the Dagohoy Rebellion had been suppressed. In 1903, when the province was reorganized, it was annexed to Balilihan but was made an independent municipality once more on 17 June 1949. At that time there were only 15 barrios within the territorial limits compared to the 22 barangays it has now.
Catigbian comprises 22 barangays:
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Literacy Rate: 87.9%
- 1 Tertiary School
- Bohol Northwestern Colleges
- 19 Public Elementary Schools
- 3 Primary Schools
- 22 Day Care Centers
Commerce and industryEdit
- Catigbian Public Market
- Livestock Auction Center – the biggest in the province of Bohol
- Catigbian Waterworks System
- One Town One Product (OTOP) Display Center
- 8,950 ha (22,100 acres) alienable & disposable land
- 43.85% devoted to crops
- 56.15% pasture land, grassland, idle land
- 2,351 ha (5,809 acres) forestal land
- Livestock raising (alternative)
- 3 Pumping Stations for 12 barangays – 500 m3 (130 thousand US gallons) /day
- 2 more barangays with own pumping station
- Catigbian Training Center
- Municipal Court Hall
- Municipal Conference Hall
- Public Market
- Tennis Court
- Basketball Court/Multi-Purpose Court (sports and other activities)
- Catigbian District Hospital
- Municipal Health Center
Feast Days & Patron SaintsEdit
Catigbian comprises two parishes:
- Immaculate Conception Parish (church located in Poblacion West), which celebrates its Feast Day on 8 December in honor of the Immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary
- Sto. Niño Parish (church located in Baang), which celebrates its feast day on the third Saturday of January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus
Catigbian is home to caves, hanging bridges, handicrafts, livestock market and for its nature resort. Among its attractions are
- Betn'Choy Farms and Resort
- Rizal Hanging Bridge
- Cantalina Cave
- Haguilanan Cave
- Candumayao Cave
- Bongbong Cave
- Dagook Falls
The Katigbawan FestivalEdit
What distinguishes Catigbian from other towns is its annual festival, the Katigbawan, which is a week-long festival in June consisting of various activities like carabao-racing, hog-catching, agrofair, motorcross and a search for Miss Katigbawan.
This four-day event has several activities lined up starting with the opening of the festival with a parade after a holy mass. It is followed by a comparza and a talent contest of Miss Katigbawan candidates during the day. Judging of the display of agrofair, bloodletting and motorcross takes place on the second day. On the third day is the Carabao Parade with carabao-racing and hog-catching at central elementary school and the search for Catigbian's prettiest – the Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant – in the evening.[a] On the fourth day is the street dancing, then a fireworks display to cap the festival.
- A beauty and brains search for the girl best exemplifying the true Catigbianon. The winner represents the town in the province's most prestigious pageant – Miss Bohol Sandugo – held in July
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- Republic Act No. 1032 (12 June 1954), An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of San Jacinto, Province of Bohol, to Catigbi-an
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- Executive Order No. 229 (17 June 1949), ORGANIZING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BALILIHAN, ANTEQUERA AND TUBIGON, ALL OF THE PROVINCE OF BOHOL, INTO AN INDEPENDENT MUNICIPALITY UNDER THE NAME OF SAN JACINTO. (PDF)
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- 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.
- "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
- "Catigbian Destination Guide". "www.bohol-philippines.com". Retrieved 2019-04-15.
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