Loay, Bohol

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Loay
Municipality
View of Loboc River at Loay harbour
View of Loboc River at Loay harbour
Map of Bohol with Loay highlighted
Map of Bohol with Loay highlighted
Loay is located in Philippines
Loay
Loay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°36′N 124°01′E / 9.6°N 124.02°E / 9.6; 124.02Coordinates: 9°36′N 124°01′E / 9.6°N 124.02°E / 9.6; 124.02
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd district of Bohol
Established 1740
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rochelle Imboy (PDP‑Laban)
 • Vice mayor Brigido Imboy
 • Town Council
 • Representative Arthur Yap
Area[2]
 • Total 48.24 km2 (18.63 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 16,691
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 11,777
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6303
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 5th class
PSGC 071228000

Loay is a 5th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines located at the mouth of the Loboc River. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,691;[3] in the 2016 electoral roll, it had 11,777 registered voters.[4]

The town can be divided into a lower and an upper part, the lower part used to be called Canipa‑an because of the presence of nipa swamps in this part of the town, while the upper part is named Ibabao, being located on a plateau.[5]

Recent historical research found that instead of being in Bool, Tagbilaran, the actual site of the Blood Compact between Legazpi and Sikatuna may be in barangay Hinawanan.[6] Loay is also known for the many antiques discovered in its soils, thus indicating a civilization before the Spanish came to Bohol: it has become an haven for the treasure hunters.

History[edit]

During the period 1751–1754, Loay was a small village called Santissima Trinidad located at the strip of the Loboc River, as mentioned in the accounts of Father Juan Delgado (1892).

As a visita, it formerly belonged to the Municipality of Loboc, it was separated from the Loboc mission in 1795, although some state 1815 as the foundation date, and Redondo 1886 reflects that it became an independent parish in 1799.

Barangays[edit]

Loay comprises 24 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
071228001 Agape 3.8% 641 551 2.92%
071228002 Alegria Norte 1.8% 300 299 0.06%
071228003 Alegria Sur 6.0% 997 961 0.70%
071228004 Bonbon 1.7% 282 314 −2.03%
071228005 Botoc Occidental 3.7% 619 521 3.34%
071228006 Botoc Oriental 3.9% 644 648 −0.12%
071228007 Calvario 5.0% 828 715 2.83%
071228008 Concepcion 4.1% 691 732 −1.09%
071228010 Hinawanan 2.5% 414 364 2.48%
071228011 Las Salinas Norte 1.6% 272 217 4.40%
071228012 Las Salinas Sur 4.6% 774 749 0.63%
071228013 Palo 2.4% 397 335 3.29%
071228014 Poblacion Ibabao 7.4% 1,231 1,220 0.17%
071228015 Poblacion Ubos 4.2% 700 775 −1.92%
071228016 Sagnap 3.0% 506 503 0.11%
071228017 Tambangan 4.7% 778 763 0.37%
071228018 Tangcasan Norte 4.4% 729 699 0.80%
071228019 Tangcasan Sur 5.1% 846 896 −1.09%
071228020 Tayong Occidental 3.1% 511 451 2.41%
071228021 Tayong Oriental 5.8% 963 1,011 −0.92%
071228023 Tocdog Dacu 4.1% 677 701 −0.66%
071228024 Tocdog Ilaya 2.5% 415 424 −0.41%
071228025 Villalimpia 10.2% 1,697 1,674 0.26%
071228026 Yanangan 4.7% 779 738 1.03%
Total 16,691 16,261 0.50%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Loay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 8,941 —    
1918 10,513 +1.09%
1939 11,093 +0.26%
1948 10,694 −0.41%
1960 10,137 −0.44%
1970 10,634 +0.48%
1975 11,256 +1.15%
1980 10,842 −0.75%
1990 12,677 +1.58%
1995 12,450 −0.34%
2000 14,433 +3.22%
2007 15,881 +1.33%
2010 16,261 +0.86%
2015 16,691 +0.50%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 11,777 registered voters, meaning that 71% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Tourism[edit]

Loay is one of the locations to take a Loboc river lunch cruise.

The church and belfry of Loay were severely damaged by the 2013 earthquake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Municipal: Loay, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipality of Loay". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  6. ^ Resolution No. 04, Series of 2005. National Historical Institute. 1 July 2005
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

Sources[edit]

  • Sendino y Redondo, Felipe (1886). Breve reseña de lo que fue y de lo que es la Diócesis de Cebú en las Islas Filipinas (in Spanish). Manila: Colegio de Sto. Tomas. 

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