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—  Municipality  —
Map of Bohol showing the location of the town of Catigbian.
Catigbian is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°50′N 124°02′E / 9.833°N 124.033°E / 9.833; 124.033Coordinates: 9°50′N 124°02′E / 9.833°N 124.033°E / 9.833; 124.033
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 1st District of Bohol
Founded June 17, 1949 (as a separate town)
Barangays 22
 - Mayor Capt. Roberto L. Salinas, PN(Ret)
 - Total 78.48 km2 (30.3 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 23,333
 - Density 297.3/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Income class 4th class municipality
Poblacion and town hall

Catigbian is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. Catigbian is an interior town north of Balilihan, south of Sagbayan and Tubigon, east of San Isidro and west of Batuan. It is an old community, being one of the villages where the rebels were resettled after the Dagohoy Rebellion had been suppressed in 1829.

According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 23,333 people.


Origin of the Name

Catigbian was named after a grass called Katigbi, which grows abundantly in the area. Many years ago, some people in the lowlands came to this town and the liked the place and decided to settle there. They cleared the place where the Katigbi grew and converted it into rice paddies and corn fields.


Catigbian is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.

  • Alegria
  • Ambuan
  • Baang
  • Bagtic
  • Bonbong
  • Cambailan
  • Candumayao
  • Kang-iras
  • Causwagan Norte
  • Hagbuaya
  • Haguilanan
  • Libertad Sur
  • Liboron
  • Mahayag Norte
  • Mahayag Sur
  • Maitum
  • Mantasida
  • Poblacion
  • Poblacion Weste
  • Rizal
  • Sinakayanan
  • Triple Union


It is an old community, being one of the villages where the rebels were resettled after the Dagohoy Rebellion had been suppressed in 1829. In 1903, when the province was reorganized, it was annexed to Balilihan but was made an independent municipality once more on June 17, 1949. When the town was recreated in 1949, there were only 15 barrios within its territorial limits compared to the 22 barangays it has now.

Feast Day & Patron Saint

The Feast Day of Catigbian is every December 8. Its Patron Saint is Immaculate Conception.


Catigbian is famous for its caves, hanging bridges, handicrafts, livestock market and for its nature resort.


The Katigbawan Festival

But what distinguishes Catigbian from other towns is its annual festival, the Katigbawan. A week-long festival comprising of various activities like carabao-racing, hog-catching, agrofair, motorcross and a search for Miss Katigbawan. This affair happens only in June.

This four-day event has several activities lined up starting with the opening of the festival with a parade after a holy mass. It is followed by a comparza and a talent contest of Miss Katigbawan candidates during the day. Judging of the display of agro fair, bloodletting and motorcross takes place on the second day. On the third day, it was the turn of the Carabao Parade with carabao-racing and hog catching at central elementary school and the Search for Catigbian's prettiest, with the Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant in the evening. On the fourth day is the Street Dancing and then a fire works display to cap the festival.

Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant

A beauty and brains search for the girl best exemplifying the true Catigbianon. This pageant coincides with the Katigbawan Festival with the winner representing the town in the province's most prestigious pageant, the Miss Bohol Sandugo, held in July.

Miss Katigbawan Winners:

  • 2006 - Joy Marie Maglajos
  • 2008 - Aimee Ann Anunciado

Tourist spots

This highlights the best that Catigbian can offer to the world. Untapped resources like caves are waiting to be discovered, and Catigbian has lots of them.

  • Catigbian Magic Nature Resort
  • Rizal Hanging Bridge
  • Cantalina Cave
  • Haguilanan Cave
  • Candumayao Cave
  • Bongbong Cave
  • Dagook Falls

Getting there

The Municipality of Catigbian is located 35 kilometers (22 mi) from Bohol's capital city, Tagbilaran. It is just a 50-minute trip from Tagbilaran, going north passing thru the towns of Cortes, Antequera and Balilihan. The most common means of public transportation going to and from Catigbian is by bus or jeepney. Van-for-hire and taxis also frequent the to

Socio-Economic Profile

Public market

Social Sector

  • Income Classification: 4th Class
  • Labor Force: 65.2%


  • Literacy Rate: 87.9%
  • 1 Tertiary School (College)
  • 2 Catholic Secondary Schools
  • 2 Public Secondary Schools
  • 19 Public Elementary Schools
  • 3 Primary Schools
  • 22 Day Care Centers

Commerce & Industry

  • Catigbian Public Market- 3rd Best Pamilihan in Region 7 for 2006
  • Livestock Auction Center- the biggest in the Province of Bohol and recognized as one of the biggest in Region 7
  • Abattoir
  • Catigbian Waterworks System
  • One Town One Product (OTOP) Display Center

Financial Institutions (Banks)

  • First Consolidated Bank
  • Mantacida Coop Savings Bank
  • Bagtic Coop Savings Bank


  • 8,950.7032 has. alienable & disposable land
  • 43.85% devoted to crops
  • 56.15% pasture land, grassland, idle land
  • 2,351 has. forestal land
  • Livestock Raising (alternative)



  • 2 Cellular Sites (SMART & GLOBE)
  • Philippine Postal Office
  • 2 Public Calling Offices
  • Landline Phones (Mayor’s Office, Bohol Northwestern Colleges & Bagtic Masagana Multi-Purpose Cooperative)


  • 3 Pumping Stations for 12 barangays (500 c3m/day)
  • 2 more barangays with its own pumping station


  • Catigbian Training Center
  • Municipal Court Hall
  • Municipal Conference Hall
  • Public Market
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court/Multi-Purpose Court (sports& other activities)
  • Catigbian District Hospital
  • Municipal Health Center

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