Sunday 26 March 2017 11:31:36 PHT

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.

Garcia-Hernandez at a glance
Population (2015): 24194
Population (2010): 23038
Population (2000): 21428
Number of households (2000): 3989
Land area: 11684 ha
Number of barangays: 30
Distance from Tagbilaran: 53 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Abijilan127623614791411
Antipolo54599627613
Basiao43893514532
Cagwang37652340351
Calma747127752759
Cambuyo556102614638
Canayaon East841159931925
Canayaon West1034195945965
Candanas800165771765
Candulao40368422459
Catmon26746220277
Cayam105017511941410
Cupa22150212218
Datag113218511841268
Estaca16132194203
Libertad34666421436
Lungsodaan East114619410981114
Lungsodaan West7031299971105
Malinao86214510461338
Manaba154629316791723
Pasong8481829181101
Poblacion East132323513281370
Poblacion West1055189961906
Sacaon548112614629
Sampong19334241243
Tabuan120826512771318
Togbongon36065367324
Ulbujan East553121673690
Ulbujan West656128745831
Victoria23447274272

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