Tuesday 20 August 2019 01:10:16 PHT

Maribojoc

Maribojoc lies on the southwestern coast of Bohol. This town is probably named after the pinelike tree (Agoho), the leaves of which look like hairs. This tree is locally known as Maribojoc. The original name of the municipality is said to be Dungguan, which means a place of anchorage. It was an appropriate name because the town is on a little bay which is fairly sheltered from strong winds. Maribojoc was declared a parish in 1767. It became a regular municipality on October 15, 1860. In 1879, it was a thriving town with a population of 18,200.

In the barangay of Santa Cruz, you can still find an old Spanish watch-tower, build there to provide an early warning of Moro raiders approaching Bohol. Of all the watch-towers on Bohol, this is probably the best preserved one.

Maribojoc at a glance
Population (2015): 20688
Population (2010): 20491
Population (2000): 16786
Number of households (2000): 2630
Land area: 5192 ha
Number of barangays: 22
Distance from Tagbilaran: 14 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Agahay526118603625
Aliguay694158859971
Anislag8541131004988
Bayacabac118214316011835
Bood439103475426
Busao537114587537
Cabawan122126815161626
Candavid581121541498
Dipatlong97514615621495
Guiwanon44193569532
Jandig7961658971032
Lagtangon22656266232
Lincod132620217811726
Pagnitoan649145630630
Poblacion22286022982103
Punsod50167644657
Punta Cruz631140770737
San Isidro421124525605
San Roque (Aghao)8055411771256
San Vicente8363011151097
Tinibgan514112614576
Toril40398457504

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