Valencia


Valencia is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 24,363 people in 4,392 households.

Valencia is on the southern coast of Bohol. It is forty-two kilometers from the capital. Its former name is said to be “Panangatan,” which is derived from “Sang-at”, meaning to put up on an elevated place. It is said that many years ago, on windy days, fishermen from Dimiao and Lila used to seek shelter at the mouth of the Panangatan River when the southwest moonsoon was very strong. Here they would put up (sang-at) their boats on the banks of the river where nipa palms grew in order to prevent them from being washed away by the waves. When the Spaniards came, Panangatan was still a part of Dimiao. It was separated in 1867, the year a Spanish priest was assigned to the municipality. The priest gave it the new name, after that of a seaport city in Spain. In 1879 Valencia had a population of 7,009.

The principal industries of the people today are weaving, pot making, and fishing. The most important products are coconuts, rice, corn and fish. It is in this town that the Badiang Health Resort is found—a popular resort which attracts excursionists and foreign visitors.

For the education of the children there are elementary schools in the poblacion and in the barrios. For their secondary education, students may go to the Valencia High School, a public school.

The market day, locally known as Tabu is held weekly every sunday. Local produce such as fresh fruits, vegetable, fresh meat and live poultry are sold. The days of this weekly community occasion differ from town to town.

Valencia is on the southern coast of Bohol. It is forty-two kilometers from the capital. Its former name is said to be Panangatan, which is derived from Sang-at, meaning to put up on an elevated place. It is said that many, many years ago, on windy days, fishermen from Dimiao and Lila used to seek shelter at the mouth of the Panangatan River when the southwest moonsoon was very strong. Here they would put up (sang-at) their boats on the banks of the river where nipa palms grew in order to prevent them from being washed away by the waves. When the Spaniards came, Panangatan was still a part of Dimiao. It was separated in 1867, the year a Spanish priest was assigned to the municipality. The priest gave it the new name, after that of a seaport city in Spain. In 1879 Valencia had a population of 7,009.

Valencia at a glance
Population: 24363
Number of households: 4392
Land area: 10077 ha
Number of barangays: 35
Distance from Tagbilaran: 42 km
Barangay Population Households
Adlawan 451 78
Anas 1508 269
Anonang 850 148
Anoyon 580 109
Balingasao 636 131
Banderahan (Upper Ginopolan) 957 145
Botong 662 113
Buyog 345 58
Canduao Occidental 697 134
Canduao Oriental 552 94
Canlusong 772 140
Canmanico 1671 318
Cansibao 763 135
Catug-a 378 69
Cutcutan 845 160
Danao 481 79
Genoveva 517 81
Ginopolan (Ginopolan Proper) 802 126
La Victoria 803 149
Lantang 870 179
Limocon 356 72
Loctob 693 123
Magsaysay 532 85
Marawis 509 86
Maubo 423 72
Nailo 407 74
Omjon 1009 189
Pangi-an 375 72
Poblacion Occidental 1412 256
Poblacion Oriental 773 151
Simang 484 96
Taug 342 62
Tausion 612 105
Taytay 609 109
Ticum 687 125

Posted on May 17, 2011, in Municipalities, Valencia. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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