Dumanjug, Cebu

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Dumanjug
Municipality
Map of Cebu with Dumanjug highlighted
Map of Cebu with Dumanjug highlighted
Dumanjug is located in Philippines
Dumanjug
Dumanjug
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°03′N 123°26′E / 10.050°N 123.433°E / 10.050; 123.433Coordinates: 10°03′N 123°26′E / 10.050°N 123.433°E / 10.050; 123.433
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District2nd district of Cebu
Founded1855
Barangay37 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • MayorNelson Gamiel F. Garcia
Area[2]
 • Total85.53 km2 (33.02 sq mi)
 • Land85.44 km2 (32.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total46,754
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
DemonymDumanjuganon
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6035
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Income class3rd class
Standard Geographic Code072224000
Websitewww.dumanjug.gov.ph
 
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Dumanjug
Municipality
Map of Cebu with Dumanjug highlighted
Map of Cebu with Dumanjug highlighted
Dumanjug is located in Philippines
Dumanjug
Dumanjug
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°03′N 123°26′E / 10.050°N 123.433°E / 10.050; 123.433Coordinates: 10°03′N 123°26′E / 10.050°N 123.433°E / 10.050; 123.433
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District2nd district of Cebu
Founded1855
Barangay37 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • MayorNelson Gamiel F. Garcia
Area[2]
 • Total85.53 km2 (33.02 sq mi)
 • Land85.44 km2 (32.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total46,754
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
DemonymDumanjuganon
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6035
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Income class3rd class
Standard Geographic Code072224000
Websitewww.dumanjug.gov.ph

Dumanjug is a third class municipality in the southwestern portion of Cebu province, Philippines, about 73 kilometres (45 mi) south of Cebu City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 46,754.[3]

It was established in 1855.[4] Based on the Cadastral Survey Map of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dumanjug has an effective land area of 8,544 hectares (21,110 acres). It is situated between Barili in the north and Ronda in the south. On the eastern border are Sibonga and Argao while on the western side is the Tañon Strait.

Barangays[edit]

Dumanjug comprises 37 barangays:

  • Balaygtiki
  • Bitoon
  • Bulak
  • Bullogan
  • Doldol
  • Kabalaasnan
  • Kabatbatan
  • Calaboon
  • Kambanog
  • Camboang
  • Candabong
  • Kang-actol
  • Kanghalo
  • Kanghumaod
  • Kanguha
  • Kantangkas
  • Kanyuko
  • Cogon
  • Kolabtingon
  • Cotcoton
  • Lamak
  • Lawaan
  • Liong
  • Manlapay
  • Masa
  • Matalao
  • Paculob
  • Panlaan
  • Pawa
  • Poblacion Central
  • Poblacion Ilaya
  • Poblacion Looc
  • Poblacion Sima
  • Tangil
  • Tapon
  • Tubod-Bitoon
  • Tubod-Dugoan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dumanjug
YearPop.±% p.a.
199031,932—    
199535,279+1.89%
200039,666+2.54%
200744,807+1.70%
201046,754+1.56%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Dumanjug's population is characterized mainly by an increasing birth rate and a gradually declining mortality rate. The growth in population is thus greatly attributed to high birth rates over deaths. The 2010 NSO Census on population showed that the municipality has a total population of 46,754 people.

The bulk of the household population is concentrated in the coastal barangays located in the western part of the municipality. The urban area comprising barangays Poblacion, Sima, Ilaya, and Looc has the biggest chunk of the population. Barangays Bitoon, Tangil, Tapon, Balaygtiki, Cogon and Liong are catching up with the urban barangays in terms of household population. With the urban area fast becoming a commercial hub, barangays Bitoon, Paculob, Cogon and Liong are foreseen as upcoming dormitory communities.

Dumanjuganons speak Cebuano, the official language spoken in Cebu. Cebuano is also spoken in most areas of the Visayas and in many provinces of Mindanao.

Religion[edit]

The people of Dumanjug are mostly Catholics. The town has three Catholic parishes: St. Francis of Assisi (Poblacion), St. Vincent Ferrer (Bitoon), and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Bulak). The St. Francis of Assisi Church was completed in 1864, as engraved at the main entrance. Its construction started around 1854, when the Dumanjug Mission Post was elevated into a parish. The work was commissioned by the Spanish Bishop Romualdo Jimeno, O. P. and was undertaken by the pioneerring Filipino Secular Priest, Rev. Fr. Matias Cabrera and Doroteo Godinez, with the free labor support of the early Dumanjuganons. The basic materials used were sea corals, limestone, and balayong (native black wood) which were abundant in the area then. The church, considered to be one of the biggest in the whole province of Cebu, is one of the few old church structures in the whole Philippines to be designed, executed, supervised, and completed by the Filipinos themselves.

Education[edit]

Dumanjug has 27 schools offering basic education, seven secondary schools, two tertiary education institutions, and two school districts: District I (Dumanjug Central) and District II (Bitoon Central). One of the town's prominent schools, the Little Flower School, was established in 1946 as the Dumanjug branch of the Colegio de San Carlos (now University of San Carlos). It was later renamed as the Dumanjug Catholic High School. It is currently administered by the Oblates of Notre Dame. Dumanjug's biggest school, Bitoon National Vocational School, is in the northern barangay of Bitoon. A satellite campus of the Cebu Technological University is also located in Bitoon.

Transportation and Communication[edit]

Dumanjug is currently served by nine bus operators ( Ceres Bus Line, Librando Trans. Inc., Chan Transit, SM Trans., Rough Riders, Britt, Acop, & Caiban Mini-Bus.) The municipality also has a Roll-On Roll Off (RORO) port situated in brgy Tangil. This RORO port serves as the gateway of the southern part of Cebu to the mideastern part of Negros Island. There are two shipping companies serving the passengers and cargoes from as early as 3:00 A.M until midnight.

Serving the communication needs of the residents is a postal office, a government-owned telecommunications office, and a Globelines Communications System for the household telephone connections. The municipality also enjoys coverage from communication companies like Globe, PLDT, Smart & Sun Cellular. One can also connect to anyone in the world through the internet. Internet cafés are found in the Poblacion and in barangays where Globelines Telephone service is available. Leading local TV stations are available while Dream Satellite Cable Services provide all out TV channel coverage, foreign and domestic.

Economy[edit]

Majority of the existing industrial establishments in Dumanjug are those of micro-scale industries or establishments. These include bakeshops, welding shops, and cottage industries. Their products are mostly bakery products, assembled vehicles and handicrafts. Most of these establishments are found in the Poblacion and barangay Bitoon. There are also four existing rice and corn mill operating in the municipality to serve the rice and corn farmers in the municipality.

There are potential industrial activities or industrial ventures that could be established in the locality. Among these are mining, coco wood processing, and other similar industries which would make use of its mineral, natural and manpower resources. As to the mining industry, the municipality has considerable quantity of high-grade dolomite and large phosphate reserves found in barangays Kanghumaod, Balaygtiki, Bullogan, Kabalaasnan, Matalao and Kabatbatan.

The Dumanjug Agora Complex is the center of trade & commerce of the municipality. Within the complex, various commercial establishments contribute greatly to the movement of goods and generation of revenues. These establishments cover basic goods for daily needs to construction supplies, agri-feeds, dry goods and many more. Sunday is designated as market day wherein various livestock and farm products congregate in the market. Out of town peddlers create an atmosphere of competition and creating opportunities to the local consumers. Across the Agora Complex is the Gaisano Grand Mall, the first mall to be constructed in southwestern Cebu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 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. ^ Ronaldo S. Tan. "The Beginning of the ‘Pueblo’ called ‘Dumanjug’". History. Municiapality of Dumanjug. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 

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