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Garcia Hernandez

Municipality of Garcia Hernandez

This town is located along the southern coast of Bohol halfway between the municipalities of Jagna and Valencia. It was formerly a part of Jagna, the western boundary of which used to be Punta Gorda or Balitbiton on the eastern side of Valencia. Because of the distance and the difficulty of transportation at that time, the people of barrio Saub and Sinugbuan found it hard to transact business in the Poblacion of Jagna. For this reason, they petitioned for an independent status for then the properous Sinugbuan, now Lungsodaan, as the site of their Poblacion. So, on March 11, 1958, this municipality was organized through the efforts of two priests from the towns of Guindulman and Loay. Out of gratitude to these two priests, the town was named after them, Garcia and Hernandez. The territory of the new town extended from the barrio of Ulbujan to Punta Gonda. The town was made an independent parish by the Bishop of Cebu. In 1879, it had a population of 6,847.


Demographics

At a glance..
Population (2000) :21,428
No. of Household :3,989
Land Area :11,684 ha.
No. of Barangays :30
Distance from Capital :53 km.
Congressional District :3rd
Income Classification :5th
Barangay Land Area Population No. of Households
Abijilan 1276 236
Antipolo 545 99
Basiao 438 93
Cagwang 376 52
Calma 747 127
Cambuyo 556 105
Canayaon East 841 159
Canayaon West 1034 195
Candanas 800 165
Candulao 403 95
Catmon 267 46
Cayam 1050 175
Cupa 221 50
Datag 1132 185
Estaca 161 32
Libertad 346 66
Lungsodaan East 1146 194
Lungsodaan West 703 129
Malinao 862 145
Manaba 1546 293
Pasong 848 182
Poblacion East 1323 235
Poblacion West 1055 189
Sacaon 548 112
Sampong 193 34
Tabuan 1208 265
Togbongon 360 65
Ulbujan East 553 121
Ulbujan West 656 128
Victoria 234 47

Municipal Officials (2007-2010)

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Events and Festivities

Town Fiesta : 24th of June
Patron Saint : St. John the Baptist


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