Toboso, Negros Occidental
|Municipality of Toboso|
Map of Negros Occidental with Toboso highlighted
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|District||1st district of Negros Occidental|
|Barangays||9 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Richard M. Jaojoco|
|• Vice Mayor||Edgar V. Bartolome|
|• Congressman||Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr.|
|• Electorate||29,366 voters (2019)|
|• Total||117.33 km2 (45.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||360/km2 (930/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)34|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||104,245,474.48 (2016)|
|Native languages||Cebuano, Ilonggo, Tagalog|
The word "Toboso" was mentioned by Spanish Explorer to be a group of early American Indians living in Texas and Monterey, Mexico. Probably, Spanish Colonizer in the Philippines named this Town. Philippine history books also mentioned Spanish Colonizers naming Filipinos as "Indio" (East Indies, Indies, or Indians).
Economic progress in Toboso is very slow due to the limited number of business establishments. It is commonly called "the municipality with the highest poverty incidence" in Negros Occidental. Since its municipality recognition on July 1, 1948, the town struggled to be at par with its neighboring cities like Escalante, Sagay, San Carlos and the town of Calatrava.
Economy depends on sugarcane plantation, farming (livestocks and poultry/game fowl) and fishing. Inhabitants often find work in neighboring provinces (engage in shipbuilding). Others worked as Overseas Filipino Workers, others engage in handicraft business. Some choose food preparations and forming of local, small businesses.
The town is generally peaceful with friendly inhabitants. A townhouse is situated in barangay Poblacion and is accessible by land and smaller boats for sea travel.
The prominent families who have ruled this town are the Bedonia, De la Cruz, Baynosa and Valencia. The current mayor is Richard M. Jaojoco.
Toboso is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.
- General Luna
- San Isidro
- San Jose
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
- Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Philippine Philippine Statistics Authority
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
- "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.