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.
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
Wildlife/Military Reserve Land:
Unclassified Forest Land/Wildernes:
National Parks/Playgrounds: 4.00
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.
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.
Faraon clay Faraon clay steep phase Bolinao clay Medellin
clay Lugo clay Hydrosol
No. of Household:
and Utilities Road Network
Airport (If any):
Schools (Public & Private)
High Schools: 6
Public Library: 2
Public Market: 3
Multi-purpose Building: 3
Recreation Courts/Centers: 21
No. of Buses: 61
No. of Jeepneys: 32
No. of Post Office:
No. of Telephone Stations:
No. of Telegraphic
Source of Electricity: CEBECO
No. of Barangay Served:
No. Household Served: 5,462
Source of Water: Mun.
of Commercial Banks and Money Shops:
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
of Business No.
Restaurants & Cafeterias: 33
Fresh Fish & Meal Retailers: 37
General Merchandising: 30
Service and Repair Shops: 16
Tailoring & Dress Shops:
Pawnshops & Lending Investments: 6
Lumber and Hardwares: 5
Pharmacies and Drug Stores: 10
Marketing Firms: 7
Gasoline Stations: 3
Photo Shops & Beauty Parlors: 13
materials available within the area:
Types of Materials Est'd.Vol./Supply Suppliers/Producers
1. Nipa Palms
2. Coco Lumber
5. Sugar worker
Tourist Attraction/s Location
1. Nailon Beach Nailon, Bogo
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.