About Catigbian

CatigbianFlag
Flag of Catigbian
Map of Bohol with Catigbian highlighted
 
Catigbian is located in Philippines
Coordinates:  9°50′N 124°02′ECoordinates:  9°50′N 124°02′E
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceBohol
District1st district
Founded17 June 1949
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
Government
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorElizabeth E. Mandin
 • Vice MayorEsteban N. Angilan Jr.
 • RepresentativeEdgardo M. Chatto
 • Electorate15,603 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total113.33 km2 (43.76 sq mi)
Elevation217 m (712 ft)
Highest elevation357 m (1,171 ft)
Lowest elevation91 m (299 ft)
Population  (2015 census) 
 • Total22,675
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Households5,117
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence29.20% (2015)
 • Revenue₱78,366,634.15 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBohol 1 Electric Cooperative (BOHECO 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code6343
PSGC071213000
IDD : area code+63 (0)38
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog

Catigbian, officially the Municipality of Catigbian (CebuanoLungsod sa CatigbianTagalogBayan ng Catigbian), is a 4th class municipality in the province of BoholPhilippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,675 people. 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.

History

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.

Geography

Located 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Tagbilaran, Catigbian is an interior town north of Balilihan, south of Sagbayan and Tubigon, east of San Isidro and west of Batuan.

Barangays

Catigbian comprises 22 barangays:

PSGCBarangayPopulation±% p.a.
20152010
071213001Alegria5.5%1,2481,2470.02%
071213002Ambuan5.1%1,1501,197−0.76%
071213003Baang6.4%1,4421,3810.83%
071213004Bagtic4.7%1,0551,069−0.25%
071213005Bonbong2.5%565579−0.46%
071213007Cambailan3.3%759916−3.52%
071213008Candumayao7.1%1,6001,5450.67%
071213011Causwagan Norte7.8%1,7631,812−0.52%
071213013Hagbuaya3.2%718875−3.70%
071213014Haguilanan4.8%1,0941,133−0.66%
071213009Kang‑iras3.2%7247090.40%
071213015Libertad Sur1.4%326364−2.08%
071213016Liboron4.2%9549300.49%
071213017Mahayag Norte2.4%551577−0.87%
071213018Mahayag Sur1.2%2772770.00%
071213019Maitum4.0%8961,035−2.71%
071213020Mantasida4.4%1,0019131.77%
071213021Poblacion8.1%1,8481,8100.40%
071213027Poblacion Weste7.7%1,7541,7420.13%
071213022Rizal3.1%7006940.16%
071213025Sinakayanan4.0%9137334.27%
071213026Triple Union5.1%1,1491,1480.02%
TOTAL22,67522,686−0.01%

 

Climate

hideClimate data for Catigbian, Bohol
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)26
(79)
27
(81)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(83)
Average low °C (°F)22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches)98
(3.9)
82
(3.2)
96
(3.8)
71
(2.8)
104
(4.1)
129
(5.1)
101
(4.0)
94
(3.7)
99
(3.9)
135
(5.3)
174
(6.9)
143
(5.6)
1,326
(52.3)
Average rainy days18.014.117.116.823.725.725.823.324.225.924.020.6259.2
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)

Demographics

Population census of Catigbian
Year Pop. ±% p.a. 1903 1,580 —     1960 13,438 +3.83% 1970 13,782 +0.25% 1975 15,570 +2.48% 1980 15,620 +0.06% 1990 17,362 +1.06%Year Pop. ±% p.a. 1995 17,596 +0.25% 2000 21,461 +4.35% 2007 23,333 +1.16% 2010 22,686 −1.02% 2015 22,675 −0.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Economy

Poverty Incidence of Catigbian
 

Public market

Commerce and Industry

  • Catigbian Public Market
  • Livestock Auction Center – the biggest in the province of Bohol
  • Abattoir
  • Catigbian Waterworks System
  • One Town One Product (OTOP) Display Center

 

Agriculture

  • 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)

Infrastructure

Water

  • 3 Pumping Stations for 12 barangays – 500 m3 (130 thousand US gallons) /day
  • 2 more barangays with own pumping station

 

Facilities

  • 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 Saints

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
  • Santo Niño Parish (church located in Baang), which celebrates its feast day on the third Saturday of January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus

Tourism

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 Festival

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.On the fourth day is the street dancing, then a fireworks display to cap the festival.

Education

Literacy Rate: 87.9%

1 Tertiary School

  • Bohol Northwestern Colleges

 7 Secondary and high schools

19 Public Elementary Schools

3 Primary Schools

22 Day Care Centers

Source: Catigbian – Wikipedia