Thursday 24 August 2017 03:32:27 PHT

President Garcia

In the early part of the 19th century, the island town of now Pres. Carlos P. Garcia was only indicated in the map as Lapinig Grande with six regular barrios: Pitogo, Aguining, Basiao, Bonbonon, Gaus and Tugas as part of Ubay town.

Late Cong. Teodoro Galagar of the 3rd Congressional District of the province of Bohol, initiated the created of Lapining Grande into a town. Aguining, Pitogo and Bonbonon were the barangays bidding for township. Pitogo has more of the ideal features of a safe port and nearer Ubay and Cebu.

On June 21, 1969, RA 5864 was approved creating Pitogo as the 46th town of the province of Bohol with 23 regular barangays existing. Eight years later on November 4, 1997, its name was changed to Pres. P. Garcia by virtue of Presidential Decree 2828.

President Garcia at a glance
Population (2015): 23356
Population (2010): 23287
Population (2000): 20744
Number of households (2000): 4062
Land area: 6528 ha
Number of barangays: 23
Distance from Tagbilaran: 130 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Aguining223840622942175
Basiao642155911898
Baud555102603633
Bayog23551309304
Bogo9582019901128
Bonbonon139727112861296
Butan582102626569
Campamanog122124615601607
Canmangao804166948939
Gaus116319113651202
Kabangkalan26757309456
Lapinig857171967896
Lipata679132685595
Poblacion216242227002745
Popoo996213977985
Saguise632130745715
San Jose (Tawid)93719611091186
San Vicente7721568931047
Santo Rosario41984475322
Tilmobo26651197202
Tugas774154756723
Tugnao107220313091311
Villa Milagrosa111620212731422

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