Tuesday 23 September 2014 12:19:15 PHT

Inabanga

Inabanga River of the town of Inabanga was once infested with crocodiles. Every year, since time beyond recall a human life was lost through attack by a crocodile. The people being superstitious in nature believed that the yearly lost of life was a rental (abang) for the use of the river. Hence the name Inabangan River (Rented River). The Spaniards, however, met difficulty in pronouncing Inabangan, consequently called the place Inabanga. And so it has been to this day.

The people are engaged in trading, fishing, farming and nipa thatch-making. The women are weavers of saguran, mats, blankets, hats, mats, bags and basket.

Inabanga at a glance
Population (2010): 32566
Population (2000): 40714
Number of households (2000): 7867
Land area: 13166 ha
Number of barangays: 50
Distance from Tagbilaran: 71 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Anonang721708111
Badiang1083990183
Baguhan541533115
Bahan46442286
Banahao652678146
Baogo12521194227
Bugang696807157
Cagawasan12901095190
Cagayan39034472
Cambitoon919833158
Canlinte27632166
Cawayan1147947219
Cogon865748142
Cuaming28262348435
Dagnawan637543104
Dagohoy13101317237
Dait Sur622741143
Datag559560110
Fatima721743140
Hambongan52347578
Ilaud (Pob.)954939191
Ilaya37639684
Ilihan39839081
Lapacan Norte35037121
Lapacan Sur12171156220
Lawis13891814384
Liloan Norte14901508308
Liloan Sur954891180
Lomboy589589124
Lonoy Cainsican656686129
Lonoy Roma593511101
Lutao1173905195
Luyo732560123
Mabuhay38331864
Maria Rosario42436675
Nabuad18041706335
Napo706731142
Ondol1122925168
Poblacion930940179
Riverside26028460
Saa634541104
San Isidro992772163
San Jose15661579309
Santo Niño799660136
Santo Rosario997898154
Sua554728109
Tambook49044389
Tungod1089863163
Ubujan1064883173
U-og11121014184

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