Daanbantayan, Cebu

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Daanbantayan
Municipality
Maya, Daanbantayan, northernmost point of Cebu Island
Maya, Daanbantayan, northernmost point of Cebu Island
Map of Cebu showing the location of Daanbantayan
Map of Cebu showing the location of Daanbantayan
Daanbantayan is located in Philippines
Daanbantayan
Daanbantayan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°15′N 123°59′E / 11.250°N 123.983°E / 11.250; 123.983Coordinates: 11°15′N 123°59′E / 11.250°N 123.983°E / 11.250; 123.983
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Congr. district4th district of Cebu
Barangays20
Government[1]
 • MayorAugusto Corro
Area[2]
 • Total92.27 km2 (35.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total74,897
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6013
Dialing code032
Income class1st class municipality; partially urban
Websitewww.daanbantayan.gov.ph
 
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Daanbantayan
Municipality
Maya, Daanbantayan, northernmost point of Cebu Island
Maya, Daanbantayan, northernmost point of Cebu Island
Map of Cebu showing the location of Daanbantayan
Map of Cebu showing the location of Daanbantayan
Daanbantayan is located in Philippines
Daanbantayan
Daanbantayan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°15′N 123°59′E / 11.250°N 123.983°E / 11.250; 123.983Coordinates: 11°15′N 123°59′E / 11.250°N 123.983°E / 11.250; 123.983
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Congr. district4th district of Cebu
Barangays20
Government[1]
 • MayorAugusto Corro
Area[2]
 • Total92.27 km2 (35.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total74,897
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6013
Dialing code032
Income class1st class municipality; partially urban
Websitewww.daanbantayan.gov.ph

Daanbantayan is a first class municipality in the province of Cebu, the Philippines, occupying the northern tip of Cebu island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 74,897 people.[3] Malapascua Island is part of the jurisdiction of the municipality of Daanbantayan.

Every year, Daanbantayan celebrates the Haladaya Festival[a] which is in honor of Datu Daya, the legendary founder of the town.

Barangays[edit]

Daanbantayan is administratively subdivided into 20 barangays:

  • Agujo
  • Bagay
  • Bakhawan
  • Bateria
  • Bitoon
  • Calape
  • Carnaza
  • Dalingding
  • Lanao
  • Logon
  • Malbago
  • Malingin
  • Maya
  • Pajo
  • Paypay
  • Poblacion
  • Talisay
  • Tapilon
  • Tinubdan
  • Tominjao

History[edit]

Sta. Rosa de Lima Parish Church

The name Daanbantayan was derived from two words: the word "Daan" (which means "old" in the Cebuano language, and the word "Bantayan" which refers to a place that served as a "look-out-station" for Moro raiders before the Spaniards obtained control of the Philippines. The original site of the town might have been located at an elevated vantage point near Punta which is situated in Tapilon. Some older maps and publications use the two words separately, as "Daan Bantayan".

In 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces occupied in the town of Daanbantayan. Built of the Japanese military garrisons and concentration camps here in the town of Daanbantayan.

In 1942–1945, Cebuano guerrilla groups was fall of four year main conflicts and insurgencies in the town of Daanbantayan and attacking Japanese. After the conflicts, the Cebuano resistance groups goes to retreating by the Japanese and start the liberated and the Battle of Daanbantayan on 1945 by the local Filipino forces of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units and aiding the Cebuano guerrillas and defeats Japanese.

In 1945, the Philippine Commonwealth Army troops of the 3rd, 8th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 85th and 86th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army entered the town of Daanbantayan, supported by the Cebuano guerrillas, and were attacked by the Japanese forces in the Battle of Daanbantayan[citation needed] during World War II.

On the morning of November 8th, 2013 nine people were killed and 50 injured when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Philippines area of responsibility) hit Daanbantayan. [4]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Daanbantayan
YearPop.  ±% p.a.  
199058,771—    
199564,845+1.99%
200069,336+1.35%
200773,254+0.79%
201074,897+0.74%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Tourism[edit]

Daanbantayan is now known for its pristine powder-like white sandy beaches – one of which is Malapascua Island. With its vast and rich marine resources, there are also dive sites that offer unique marine life and beauty.

As a tourist destination, Daanbantayan stages the Haladaya Festival every year as an added attraction to tourist and balikbayans from all over the world who come to visit the place.

Malapascua Island, southern end

Attractions:

Transportation[edit]

Ceres Liner, D'Rough Riders and Cebu Autobus are among the bus companies with regular trips to and from Daanbantayan. Jeepneys, tricycles, and trisikads are the main modes of transportation within the town.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 27 March–3 April

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com.au/typhoon-haiyan-damage-is-worse-than-hell-2013-11
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Local Heritage". Municipality of Daanbantayan, Cebu. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 

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