Sunday 20 April 2014 14:32:54 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 (2010): 23287
Population (2000): 20744
Number of households (2000): 4062
Land area: 6528 ha
Number of barangays: 23
Distance from Tagbilaran: 130 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Aguining22942238406
Basiao911642155
Baud603555102
Bayog30923551
Bogo990958201
Bonbonon12861397271
Butan626582102
Campamanog15601221246
Canmangao948804166
Gaus13651163191
Kabangkalan30926757
Lapinig967857171
Lipata685679132
Poblacion27002162422
Popoo977996213
Saguise745632130
San Jose (Tawid)1109937196
San Vicente893772156
Santo Rosario47541984
Tilmobo19726651
Tugas756774154
Tugnao13091072203
Villa Milagrosa12731116202

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