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
Barangay20 (see § Barangays)
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
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
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
Barangay20 (see § Barangays)
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
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
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 within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Daanbantayan.

Daanbantayan celebrates the Haladaya Festival from 27 March to 3 April each year, in honor of Datu Daya, the legendary founder of the town.

Barangays[edit]

Daanbantayan is administratively divided 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]

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 lookout tower for Moro raiders before Spain took control of the Philippines. Older usages have the two words separately, as "Daan Bantayan". The original site of the town might have been located at an elevated vantage point near Punta, situated in Tapilon.

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.[clarification needed]

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) passed over Daanbantayan. [4]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Daanbantayan
YearPop.±% p.a.
199058,771—    
199564,845+1.86%
200069,336+1.45%
200773,254+0.76%
201074,897+0.81%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

Tourism[edit]

Sta Rosa de Lima parish church
Malapascua island from the air
Approaching Gato Islet
Pyjama Chromodoris Nudibranch
Thresher shark

Daanbantayan is now known for its pristine, white powder-like sandy beaches – one of which is Malapascua Island. With its vast and rich marine resources, it hosts a long string of dive sites offering unique marine life and beauty.

As a tourist destination, Daanbantayan stages the Haladaya Festival every year as an added attraction to local vacationers, holidaymakers, Filipino expatriates, and foreign tourists from as far away as North America, South America, and Europe.

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.

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. ^ National Statistics Office - Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007[dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Local Heritage". Municipality of Daanbantayan, Cebu. Retrieved 5 April 2013. [dead link]

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