Wednesday 24 September 2014 12:23:57 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 (2010): 23038
Population (2000): 21428
Number of households (2000): 3989
Land area: 11684 ha
Number of barangays: 30
Distance from Tagbilaran: 53 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Abijilan14791276236
Antipolo62754599
Basiao51443893
Cagwang34037652
Calma752747127
Cambuyo614556102
Canayaon East931841159
Canayaon West9451034195
Candanas771800165
Candulao42240368
Catmon22026746
Cayam11941050175
Cupa21222150
Datag11841132185
Estaca19416132
Libertad42134666
Lungsodaan East10981146194
Lungsodaan West997703129
Malinao1046862145
Manaba16791546293
Pasong918848182
Poblacion East13281323235
Poblacion West9611055189
Sacaon614548112
Sampong24119334
Tabuan12771208265
Togbongon36736065
Ulbujan East673553121
Ulbujan West745656128
Victoria27423447

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