Amlan, Negros Oriental

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Municipality of Amlan
Map of Negros Oriental with Amlan highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Amlan highlighted
Amlan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°27′N 123°14′E / 9.45°N 123.23°E / 9.45; 123.23Coordinates: 9°27′N 123°14′E / 9.45°N 123.23°E / 9.45; 123.23
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Negros Oriental
District 2nd district of Negros Oriental
Barangays 8 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Gino De La Cruz
 • Vice Mayor Bentham P. De La Cruz
 • Electorate 15,167 voters (2016)
 • Total 111.85 km2 (43.19 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 23,624
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6203
PSGC 074601000
IDD:area code +63 (0)35
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 80,834,703.92 (2016)

Amlan, officially the Municipality of Amlan, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,624 people.[3]

Amlan was formerly known as New Ayuquitan.[4]


Nineteenth-century chronicler Licinio Ruiz mentions Alman, a settlement said to have been named after a superior kind of guava. The town was made a parish independent of Tanjay in 1848, was renamed New Ayuquitan in 1912, became Amlan after WW II.

Amlan is a leisurely 15-minute cruise from Dumaguete City.

Its Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, completed in 1853 (and said to have taken 50 years to build) is the centerpiece of the town’s tourism picture while providing photo-opportunists with a colonial period backdrop. The ruins of watch-towers against the Moro depredations of old can still be seen in Buswang and near the mouth of the Amlan River; and two others near the school building of Ayuquitan and barrio Calo.

Amlan’s unique crowd-drawer is the Budyas Festival which begins on the Tandayag pier with a traditional ritual blessing of fishing implements and the elaborately decorated fleet which then ferries the patron’s image in a fluvial procession to the chapel in Tandayag North.

For nature attractions, there is the serene Tambojangin River for freshwater swims and the splashy three-tiered Naibid Falls in Jantianon.

Amlan’s economy is anchored on fishing, copra and sugar cane, and its bustling Tandayag wharf, which is the seaport-of-call for Tañon Strait crossers from Cebu. The Province’s fuel and LPG supply is stored in depots nearby. Cottage industries produce mats, baskets, bamboo furniture, and buricraft.[5]


Amlan is politically subdivided into 8 barangays:

  • Bio-os
  • Jantianon
  • Jugno
  • Mag-abo
  • Poblacion
  • Silab
  • Tambojangin
  • Tandayag


Population census of Amlan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,373—    
1918 12,525+1.26%
1939 14,904+0.83%
1948 13,342−1.22%
1960 9,399−2.88%
1970 11,547+2.08%
1975 12,457+1.53%
1980 13,638+1.83%
1990 16,145+1.70%
1995 16,573+0.49%
2000 19,227+3.24%
2007 22,173+1.99%
2010 22,206+0.05%
2015 23,624+1.19%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


Public High Schools[9][edit]

School Name Location
Amlan National High School Rizal Street, Poblacion
Amlan National High School -Jugno Campus Jugno
Jantianon National High School Jantianon
Silab Comm. High School Annex, Silab

Public Elementary Schools[9][edit]

  • Amlan CES
  • Aurelio Ibero Memorial Elementary School (Jugno Elementary School)
  • Bio-os Elementary School
  • Cañete Elementary School
  • Cantalina Elementary School
  • Jantianon Elementary School
  • Martin Benjamin Memorial Elementary School (Tambojangin Elementary School )
  • Panusuan Elementary School
  • Silab Elementary School
  • Tandayag Elementary School


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An act to change the name of the municipality of New Ayuquitan, province of Negros Oriental, to "Amlan" and the name of barrio Old Ayuquitan to "Ayuquitan"". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ Negros Oriental Tourism "[1]", About | Cities & Towns. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  8. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "". Retrieved 2014-10-30. 

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