Rural and Urban Development

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Country
Philippines
Region
Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province
Cebu
Congr. district
2nd district of Cebu
Established
1855
Barangays
37
Government[1]
 • Mayor
Nelson Gamiel F. Garcia
Area[2]
 • Total
85.53 km2 (33.02 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total
46,754
 • Density
550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone
PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
6035
Dialing code
32
Website
www.dumanjug.gov.ph

Dumanjug is a third class municipality in the southwestern portion of Cebu Province, Philippines, about 73 kilometres (45 mi) south from Cebu City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 46,754 people.[3]

It was established in 1855 by Capitan Pedro Ricamora and Padre Agustin Melgar.[4] Based on the Cadastral Survey Map of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the municipality has an effective land area of 8,544 hectares. It is situated between the Municipalities of Barili in the north and Ronda in the south. On the eastern border are the municipalities of Sibonga and Argao while on the western side is the Tañon Strait. Etymology

The origin of the name "Dumanjug" is shrouded in several legends. The most popular version is of a story about a certain Roman, popularly called by his nickname Duman, who was a coconut plantation owner and producer of tuba (palm wine) that was popular with the villagers because of its taste and quality. His bamboo cleaners would beat on the coconut palms to gather the tuba. One dawn, the villagers were surprised when the sound was not heard. At the same time some Spaniards passed by the village. When the strangers asked about the place, the villagers responded, “Si Duman nahulog!” (Duman fell!) Not comprehending what the people were saying, the strangers thought that the name of the place was Dumanahug. Later, the name was hispanized and became Dumanjug.[5]

Another legend from the pre-Spanish era is about a small bay along Tañon Strait with a village called ‘Dunggoan’ (meaning dock or wharf). This place is now called Barangay Tangil. ‘Dunggoan’ was used by fishermen from the nearby villages to dock their fishing boats along its shoreline after a day’s catch. Among the villagers in ‘Dunggoan’ was a certain Ka Doman, who had a big, loud, roaring voice that he would use to shout to his brother across the bay. He therefore earned the nickname ‘Ka Doman Dahunog’. Again, when a Spanish officer visited ‘Dunggoan’, he heard the loud call of Ka Doman and inquired from the villagers about the sound. Thereafter, the place ‘Dunggoan’ was known as ‘Kang Doman-Dahunog’, gradually shortened to Doman-dahunog and eventually to Dumanjug for better articulation.[5]

Municipal Officials as of May 2013
Mayor: Nelson (Nelson) G. Fiel Garcia
Vice-Mayor: Gun-Gun Gica
Councilors:
Rex Boquecosa, Ricardo(Cardo) C. Condes, Wado Gica, Joshua N. Dacumos, Evelinda (Belinda) T. Quirante, Josephine (Inday) P. Alpuerto, Ely Amadora, Meriam Llaño

Churches:
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish
San Vicente Parish
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church
Barangays
Dumanjug is administratively subdivided into 37 barangays.
Balaygtiki
Bitoon
Bulak
Bullogan
Doldol
Kabalaasnan
Kabatbatan
Calaboon
Kambanog
Camboang
Candabong
Kang-actol
Kanghalo
Kanghumaod
Kanguha
Kantangkas
Kanyuko
Cogon
Kolabtingon
Cotcoton
Lamak
Lawaan
Liong
Manlapay
Masa
Matalao
Paculob
Panlaan
Pawa
Poblacion Central
Poblacion Ilaya
Poblacion Looc
Poblacion Sima
Tangil
Tapon
Tubod-Bitoon
Tubod-Dugoan

The Legend

Si ‘Dumandahunog’: The Legend of Dumanjug
There are actually more than four different versions of the legend of Dumanjug, but one stood out from all the rest. For the purpose of coming up with a serious and thorough study, this writer made an analysis of the different versions and came up with the most believable and presumably precise one based on the query and the tiny bits of details as a result of the...
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