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|
|Number of households (2000):||2630|
|Land area:||5192 ha|
|Number of barangays:||22|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||14 km|
|Barangay||Population (2010)||Population (2000)||Households (2000)|
|San Roque (Aghao)||1177||805||54|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)