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National Hall of Fame Awardee
as the Cleanest and Greenest
Municipality of the Philippines

Geography | Demography | Infrastructure | Financial | Trade & Industry | Awards

    Geographical Location

The Municipality of Bogo is named from a tree, Garuga Floribunda that flowers into full bloom in the short summer of October. Bogo trees abound in the locality and have been part of the trading culture of the population before the turn of the 19th century. The people were highly engaged in fishing, agriculture and commerce and trading is done at the shade of the Bogo trees. In the late 1500's, Bogo is part of the Augustinian mission settlement of the parish of Bantayan Island and was established as visita or capilla in 1850. Bogo's local administration was first recorded to have been set up in 1864 under the leadership of Capitan Pedro Aballe, the first gobernadorcillo of the pueblo or town.

The Municipality of Bogo is located in the northern part of Cebu Province and is approximately 100 kms. away from Cebu City.

Class: 4th
Annual Income: (As of 1993) P 7,167,664.71
No. of Barangays: 29
Total Land Area (Cadastral Survey): 10,545.93 Has

Land Classification as of 1994:
   Arable Area: 7,460.00 Has.
   Residential: 1,503.90 Has.
   Commercial: 547.30 Has.
   Industrial: 1,000.00 Has.
   Certified Alienable /Disposable Land: none
   Classified Forest/Reservation/Timberland: none
   Wildlife/Military Reserve Land: none
   Unclassified Forest Land/Wildernes: none
   National Parks/Playgrounds: 4.00 Has.

The Labor Force:
Based on the 1994 Survey from the National Census and Statistics Office (NCSO), the municipality has a total labor force of 27,000.

The Municipality of Bogo is nearly flat or level in the central part along the northern coastal lines facing the Bogo Bay to gently rolling to the hinterland. The eastern side are mountainous with only a few major sharp breaks in the topographical features. It's highest elevation is 252 m. above sea level. Steep slopes are approximately 3.2 kms. from the nearest foothill to the northwest.

Climate :
The municipality belongs to the third type of climate. It is characterized by a no pronounced wet period from one to three months. It is relatively dry from the second half of November to April.

Soil Type :
Faraon clay Faraon clay steep phase Bolinao clay Medellin clay Lugo clay Hydrosol


Population:           61,480 in twenty-nine (29) barangays
No. of Household: 13,614
Labor Force:         27,000

    Infrastructure and Utilities Road Network  

National Road:     4.0 Kms.
Provincial Road:   3.0 Kms.
Municipal Road:   14.0 Kms.
Barangay Road:   37.0 Kms.
Ports (Dom/Int'l):  3
Airport (If any):     none

Schools (Public & Private)

    Elementary:    23
High Schools: 6
College:         3
Public Library:    2
Public Market:    3
Multi-purpose Building: 3
Recreation Courts/Centers: 21

Transportation Services

    No. of Buses:      61
    No. of Jeepneys: 32
No.of Tricycles:   929


    No. of Post Office:              1
No. of Telephone Stations:  3
    No. of Telegraphic Stations: 3


    Source of Electricity: CEBECO
No. of Barangay Served: 29
No. Household Served: 5,462


    Source of Water: Mun. Water System

    Financial Intermediaries  

No. of Commercial Banks and Money Shops: 1
No. of Government Banks: 3
No. of Savings Banks: 5
No. of Rural Banks: 2
No. of Lending/Financing Institutions: 6
No. of Cooperatives within the area: 5

    Trade and Industry  

Commercial Establishments  

Type of Business            No. of Establishments

Sari-sari Stores:                            166
Restaurants & Cafeterias:               33
Fresh Fish & Meal Retailers:           37
General Merchandising:                  30
Service and Repair Shops:              16
Tailoring & Dress Shops:                 7
Pawnshops & Lending Investments: 6
Lumber and Hardwares:                  5
Pharmacies and Drug Stores:         10
Marketing Firms:                            7
(Appliances, furniture,etc.)
Gasoline Stations:                          3
Bakeries:                                       15
Photo Shops & Beauty Parlors:       13

Raw materials available within the area:

Types of Materials Est'd.Vol./Supply Suppliers/Producers
1. Nipa Palms
2. Coco Lumber
3. Sugarcane
4. Corn
5. Coconut

Existing Skills
1. Carpentry
2. Masonry
3. Tinsmith
4. Metalcraft
5. Sugar worker

Existing Tourist Attraction/s Location
1. Nailon Beach Nailon, Bogo

   Special Awards

The Municipality of Bogo has been adjudged as a National Hall of Fame Awardee as the Cleanest and Greenest Municipality in 1998. In the same year, the municipality was accorded the Healthy Market Award by the Department of Interior Local Government (DILG). It is also recipient of the Regional Gold Award as Most Outstanding Municipality for 1st to 3rd Class Category in Local Budget Administration in 1999.



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