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Dauis

IJsselstein, Saturday, 14 January 2012

Dauis is one of the two towns on the island of Panglao. It is one of the oldest municipalities of Bohol.

Dauis Church
Dauis Church
In 1879, it had a population of 9,090. No record of its establishment exists because all municipal records were burned during the World War II. However, a stone church tower which was built near the present church bears the year 1774, which must have been the date of its construction. And also, the establishment of the parish, the Assumption of our Lady Shrine Parish, according to church records, was in 1697 and proclaimed a shrine in 2004. . It is probable that the founding of the town was not far from that year. The old church was erected in 1863 and the convent in 1884. This church has a water well at the foot of the altar which has a unique story on why there is a well inside the church.

Dauis is the entry to Panglao Island, and, if you don't just rush by towards Alona Beach, you can explore the Hinagdanan cave in Bingag, Dauis.

Fiesta

Dauis celebrate its town fiesta on the 15th of August in honor of the Assumption of Our Lady.

Dauis Police Station: +63 38 411 4745

Dauis at a glance
Population (2010): 39448
Population (2000): 26415
Number of households (2000): 2669
Land area: 4288 ha
Number of barangays: 12
Distance from Tagbilaran: 3 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Biking33342615315
Bingag38871460107
Catarman43733318285
Dao1331891183
Mariveles32162033139
Mayacabac34692530233
Poblacion26722297287
San Isidro (Canlongon)123895658
Songculan38703000359
Tabalong44102064275
Tinago21691625195
Totolan54793626233

(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)

Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

What readers think...

JKOE wrote:
Thursday, 1 November 2012 05:29:03 PHT
sir/madam, what are the questions to be ask during barangay census?? and why?? this is vey important to us for security reasons. I understand it is supposed to be population & housing census isn't it??

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