Jagna, officially the Municipality of Jagna (Cebuano: Munisipalidad sa Jagna; Tagalog: Bayan ng Jagna), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 35,832 people. [3]

Jagna
Municipality of Jagna
Jagna Town Hall
Jagna Town Hall
Flag of Jagna
Flag
Official seal of Jagna
Seal
Map of Bohol with Jagna highlighted
Map of Bohol with Jagna highlighted
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Jagna is located in Philippines
Jagna
Jagna
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°39′N 124°22′E / 9.65°N 124.37°E / 9.65; 124.37Coordinates: 9°39′N 124°22′E / 9.65°N 124.37°E / 9.65; 124.37
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceBohol
District 3rd district
Founded29 September 1631
Barangays33 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJoseph A. Rañola
 • Vice MayorTheodore R. Abrenilla
 • RepresentativeKristine Alexie B. Tutor
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate22,666 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total168.49 km2 (65.05 sq mi)
Elevation
106 m (348 ft)
Highest elevation
641 m (2,103 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total35,832
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Households
6,423
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence23.32% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱109,668,652.10 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBohol 2 Electric Cooperative (BOHECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6308
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog
^1 Replaced mayor Fortunato Abrenilla upon his sudden death last January 14, 2019[5]
^2 as the first councilor, replaced vice mayor Bonifacio Virtudes Jr.

Jagna is located on the southern coast of Bohol. It is one of the commercial trading centers of the province with daily market and port operations. Of interest to visitors is the town church built during the Spanish era, with its ceiling frescoes and baroque architecture. A waterfall and a spring reservoir can be found on the highlands, accessible by road travel north. A marine sanctuary zone has been set up by the local government just off the shore. A double reef is protected inside the sanctuary zone and marked off by buoys to restrict access from fishers.

Like Tagbilaran, Jagna is a port town. Ferries travel daily to and from other islands. Routes to Mindanao are available via Cagayan de Oro and Butuan. The island of Camiguin is visible from Jagna and a ferry operates from Jagna to the port of Balbagon in peak seasons.

The town celebrates St. Michael's festival on September 29.[6] Highlights are cultural activities such as parades and street dancing. The month of May is also of interest, especially to returning Jagna-born Filipinos from across the islands and abroad. Celebrations of barangay fiestas occur almost everyday.

HistoryEdit

On January 24, 1744, an Italian Jesuit curate in-charge of the town parish was killed by a native insurgent known to be Francisco Dagohoy. This event signaled the beginning of the Dagohoy Rebellion – the longest uprising in Philippine history.

The Lonoy Massacre in 1901 was a bloody American surprise attack launched on Filipino insurgents – the latter being led by Captain Gregorio Caseñas[a] – which were killed over 400, in the Philippine–American War. It was fought in the mountain village of Lonoy, north of the town proper.

A major earthquake devastated the town in 1992. The local residents were evacuated to the nearby hills for a few days, as local authorities warned of a possible tsunami that might hit the coastal area. However, such event did not happen. Some damage occurred to the church bell tower by the earthquake but has been completely repaired.

Jagna has a new market; the last one burned down in 1998 and a temporary market was set up in the grass field across the church. The new market is in operation – built on the site of the previous one that burned down. A recreational plaza is recently in construction on the grass field that was once the temporary market area.

BarangaysEdit

 
Map of Jagna showing its barangays

Jagna comprises 33 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[3] 2010[7]
071225001 Alejawan 2.3% 817 843 −0.30%
071225002 Balili 3.4% 1,233 1,263 −0.23%
071225003 Boctol 3.1% 1,103 1,023 0.74%
071225005 Bunga Ilaya 2.8% 994 816 1.94%
071225006 Bunga Mar 4.1% 1,459 1,385 0.51%
071225004 Buyog 1.0% 344 386 −1.12%
071225007 Cabunga‑an 3.8% 1,344 1,179 1.29%
071225008 Calabacita 4.0% 1,419 1,362 0.40%
071225009 Cambugason 3.0% 1,071 993 0.74%
071225010 Can‑ipol 1.4% 505 511 −0.12%
071225014 Can‑uba 1.1% 378 343 0.95%
071225015 Can‑upao 5.8% 2,067 2,037 0.14%
071225011 Canjulao 8.0% 2,870 2,752 0.41%
071225012 Cantagay 2.6% 915 834 0.91%
071225013 Cantuyoc 2.3% 830 884 −0.61%
071225016 Faraon 1.6% 581 547 0.59%
071225017 Ipil 0.9% 321 319 0.06%
071225018 Kinagbaan 1.3% 466 436 0.65%
071225019 Laca 0.7% 257 316 −1.99%
071225020 Larapan 2.2% 778 764 0.18%
071225021 Lonoy 3.6% 1,286 1,259 0.21%
071225022 Looc 2.1% 740 865 −1.51%
071225023 Malbog 3.0% 1,078 1,031 0.44%
071225024 Mayana 6.2% 2,235 1,482 4.09%
071225025 Naatang 1.6% 583 580 0.05%
071225026 Nausok 1.0% 349 348 0.03%
071225027 Odiong 2.7% 979 1,023 −0.43%
071225028 Pagina 3.6% 1,297 1,405 −0.78%
071225029 Pangdan 3.3% 1,177 1,197 −0.16%
071225030 Poblacion (Pondol) 2.5% 885 1,020 −1.37%
071225031 Tejero 4.0% 1,440 1,412 0.19%
071225032 Tubod Mar 1.5% 538 516 0.41%
071225033 Tubod Monte 4.3% 1,553 1,435 0.77%
Total 35,832 32,566 0.94%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Jagna, 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 [8]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Jagna
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,331—    
1918 6,643+2.89%
1939 12,384+3.01%
1948 15,804+2.75%
1960 12,177−2.15%
1970 14,338+1.65%
1975 15,903+2.10%
1980 16,769+1.07%
1990 21,135+2.34%
1995 23,927+2.35%
2000 26,826+2.48%
2007 27,852+0.52%
2010 32,566+5.86%
2015 33,892+0.76%
2020 35,832+1.10%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[9][7][10][11]

EconomyEdit


GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ who now features at the centre of the municipal seal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Jagna | (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. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Jagna Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla, 69, dies of cardiac arrest". Philippine Daily Inquirer. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jagna Feast Dayof St. Michael the Archangel". "www.bohol-philippines.com". Retrieved February 14, 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. ^ "Jagna: 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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