IJsselstein, Wednesday, 5 March 2014 04:58:57
Maribojoc lies on the southwestern coast of Bohol. This town is probably named after the pinelike tree (Agoho), the leaves of which look like hairs. This tree is locally known as Maribojoc. The original name of the municipality is said to be Dungguan, which means a place of anchorage. It was an appropriate name because the town is on a little bay which is fairly sheltered from strong winds. Maribojoc was declared a parish in 1767. It became a regular municipality on October 15, 1860. In 1879, it was a thriving town with a population of 18,200.
|Punta Cruz Spanish Watchtower|
In the barangay of Punta Cruz, you can still find an old Spanish watch-tower, build there to provide an early warning of Moro raiders approaching Bohol. Of all the watch-towers on Bohol, this is probably the best preserved one.
Maribojoc celebrate its town fiesta on the 5th of May in honor of Saint Vincent Ferrer and the Holy Cross.
Maribojoc Police Station: +63 38 504 9555
Maribojoc Community Hospital is a government owned hospital and has a capacity of 15 beds. Dr. Emma Perpetua F. Cahatol - Chief of Hospital
Maribojoc was severely hit by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on 15 October 2013. Many houses were damaged, and the historical church completely destroyed. At places, the sea-bed was lifted more than a meter, and as a result, the coast-line receded some 50 to 100 meters. Punta Cruz watch-tower is no longer directly at the sea.
Punta Cruz Watchtower
|Maribojoc at a glance|
|Population (2015): ||20688|
|Population (2010): ||20491|
|Population (2000): ||16786|
|Number of households (2000): ||2630|
|Land area: ||5192 ha|
|Number of barangays: ||22|
|Distance from Tagbilaran: ||14 km|
|Barangay||Population (2000)||Households (2000)||Population (2010)||Population (2015)|
|San Roque (Aghao)||805||54||1177||1256|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)
Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman