Tuesday 15 October 2019 06:37:55 PHT

Lila

Lila is a town on the southern coast of Bohol, twenty-eight and a half kilometers from Tagbilaran. It lies between Loay and Dimiao and for a time was a part of the latter municipality. There is no record to show the date of its establishment during the Spanish regime, but according to the account of the Agustinian mission in Bohol, it was a separate municipality in 1879, with a population of 4,023. When it was annexed to Dimiao, is not known because all records have been burned. However, it was on January 1, 1915 when it was separated from Dimiao and made an independent municipality.

During World War II, the Japanese caused untold sufferings to the people of the town. Many civilians were maltreated and tortured. It is said that some thirty-one civilians were killed by the Japanese.

Lila at a glance
Population (2015): 12257
Population (2010): 11985
Population (2000): 10322
Number of households (2000): 1723
Land area: 3640 ha
Number of barangays: 18
Distance from Tagbilaran: 28 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Banban761109918967
Bonkokan Ilaya618107691660
Bonkokan Ubos683132775788
Calvario817112919959
Candulang31959378384
Catugasan31650431408
Cayupo18436214223
Cogon43180460480
Jambawan53696575605
La Fortuna59889677700
Lomanoy45569616591
Macalingan47183558568
Malinao East744149800842
Malinao West13232243230
Nagsulay93816010311070
Poblacion106717711631195
Taug50377635642
Tiguis749106901945

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)