MUNICIPALITY OF GARCIA HERNANDEZ

This town is located along the southern coast of Bohol halfway between the municipalities of Jagna and Valencia. It was formerly a part of Jagna, the western boundary of which used to be Punta Gorda or Balitbiton on the eastern side of Valencia. Because of the distance and the difficulty of transportation at that time, the people of barrio Saub and Sinugbuan found it hard to transact business in the Poblacion of Jagna. For this reason, they petitioned for an independent status for then the properous Sinugbuan, now Lungsodaan, as the site of their Poblacion.

So, on March 11, 1958, this municipality was organized through the efforts of two priests from the towns of Guindulman and Loay. Out of gratitude to these two priests, the town was named after them, Garcia and Hernandez. The territory of the new town extended from the barrio of Ulbujan to Punta Gonda. The town was made an independent parish by the Bishop of Cebu. In 1879, it had a population of 6,847.

Municipal Officials: 2013 – 2016

Mayor : GALLENTES, TITA BAJA
Vice Mayor : DAJALOS, LITO OCLARIT
SB Members : JAMINAL, CARMEN TADLIP
: GALLENTES, ALFONSO ACAPULCO
: JAMERO, CONCORDIO CADENAS
: BAJA, NATALIO SALARDA
: BAJA, EDWIN VIRTUDAZO
: MORAN, MARIO OCHOCO
: TADO, LICERIO CAGAMPANG
: MADELO, CESAR TADO
ABC President :
SK President :

Facts and Figures

Location : Southern Seaboard of Bohol
Congressional District : 3rd District
Number of Barangays : 30 barangays
Income Classification : 4thClass
Ave. LGU Annual Income : P 45,593,028.00 (CY 2011)
Total Municipal Land Area : 13,575 hectares
Timberland Area : NONE
Alienable & Disposable (A & D) : 11,950 hectares
Soil Cover : Bolinao Clay, Annam Clay and Faraon Clay
River Basins (Watershed Areas) : Cutcutan Rb, Alejawan Rb, Manaba Rb, Inabanga Rb, Loboc Rb
Population : 21,308 (2007 Census)
: 21,557 (2011 projected)
: 21,402 (2020 projected)
Average Population Growth Rate : -0.08% (2000-2007 NSO)
Total Number of Households : 4,330 (2007 census)
Major Industries : Farming, fishing
Literacy Rate : 96%
Higher Education Institutions : NONE
Number of Secondary Schools : 3-high school
Number of Primary/Elementary Schools : 3-primary, 15-elementary
Number of Technical – Vocational School : NONE
Language/Dialect : Boholano (Binisaya)
Religion/Religious Affiliation (1990) : Roman Catholic (98%)
Main source of potable water : Springs, underground sources
Water Supply : L1 Facilities: 4-SW, 1-DW
: L2 systems: 5 water system
: L3 systems: 4 waterworks system
Ave. Day Water Demand (Projected) : 1,309 cubic meters per day (cum/d), CY 2010 (BIWSSMP)
: .728 cu.m./d (CY 2030) (BIWSSMP)
Estimated Groundwater Recharge : 70,276 cu.m./day (average) (SWECO)
Water Demand for Irrigation : 22,788 cum/d (SWECO)
Energization Status (as of CY 2010) : 30 barangays energized
: 5,189 or 130% households served/connected
No. of HH w/ accessed to Sanitary Toilets : 3,951 (CY 2008)
Drainage and Sewerage System : None
Number of Barangay Health Stations : 8
Number of Hospital : NONE
Number of Municipality Health Centers : 1
Number of Day Care Centers : 32
Carpable Areas :
Total Road Length : 124.728 kms.
Total Number of Bridges : 32 existing bridges
Communication System : Public Calling Office: 1 at East Poblacion
: Cell sites: 2 (1-Smart, 1-Globelines)
: Cable TV: San Miguel Cable System
Official Website : www.garciahernandez.gov.ph