Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Barangays of Guihulngan City, in the Negros Oriental Province of the Philippines
Bakid • Balogo • Banwaque • Basak • Binobohan • Buenavista • Bulado • Calamba • Calupa-an • Hibaiyo • Hilaitan • Hinakpan • Humayhumay • Imelda • Kagawasan • Linantuyan • Luz • Mabunga • Magsaysay • Malusay • Maniak • Mckinley • Nagsaha • Padre Zamora • Plagatasanon • Planas • Poblacion • Sandayao • Tacpao • Tinayunan Beach • Tinayunan Hill • Trinidad • Villegas
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List of Municipalities in the Negros Oriental Province within Region VII in the Republic of The Philippines
Amlan (Ayuquitan) || Ayungon || Bacong || Basay || Bindoy || Dauin || Jimalalud || La Libertad || Mabinay || Manjuyod || Pamplona || San Jose
Santa Catalina || Siaton || Sibulan || Tayasan || Valencia || Vallehermoso || Zamboanguita
Cities in the province of Negros Oriental: Bais City || Bayawan City || Canlaon City || Dumaguete City (Capital)
Guihulngan City || Tanjay City
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- Guihulngan City has a total of 33 barangays
- Registered Voters of Guihulngan City as of (2010) = 54,901
- Population of Guihulngan City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 91,358
- Land Area of Guihulngan City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 38,856
- Guihulngan City is a ? class Component City and Partially Urban.
- Guihulngan City is in the Negros Oriental province and within Region VII-Central Visayas.
- The cityhood yo-yo story of Guihulngan
Guihulngan was already the largest municipality in Negros Oriental when, in July of 2007, a popular referendum was passed declaring it a city.
15 months later, however, Guihulngan lost its cityhood, along with 15 other cities. The Supreme Court of the Philippines had granted a petition filed by the League of Cities of the Philippines, declaring the cityhood law (RA 9409), which had allowed the town to acquire its city status, unconstitutional. The said cities, the court ruled, had not meet the requirements for cityhood.
More than a year later, on December 22, 2009, acting on the appeal of the so-called "League of 16 Cities" (of which Guihulngan is a part of), the Supreme Court reversed its earlier ruling as it ruled that "at the end of the day, the passage of the amendatory law (regarding the criteria for cityhood as set by Congress) is no different from the enactment of a law, i.e., the cityhood laws specifically exempting a particular political subdivision from the criteria earlier mentioned. Congress, in enacting the exempting law/s, effectively decreased the already codified indicators." As such, the cityhood status of Guihulngan is effectively restored.
But on August 24, 2010, in a 16-page resolution, the Supreme Court reinstated its November 18, 2008 decision striking down the Cityhood laws making Guihulngan a municipality again.
Voting 7-6, with two justices not taking part, the SC reinstated its Nov. 18, 2008 decision declaring as unconstitutional the Republic Acts (RAs) converting 16 municipalities into cities.
In February 15, 2011 the Supreme Court upheld its decision for the 3rd time making Guihulngan a city again. Source: Wikipedia - Verbatim
Geography of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Guihulngan Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 38,856
Location of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
- Coordinates: 10°07′N 123°16′E
- Guihulngan is in the Negros Oriental province.
- Negros Oriental is within Region_VII in the Central Visayas
History of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
There are several versions how the Municipality derived its name. The first, according to old tales, was attributed to a river flowing directly to the town proper from the main spring in sitio Anahaw, Barangay Nagsaha, hence the name “GUIPADULNGAN” which means the point where the river flows to an end.
The second is associated with the gruesome incident in the 19th Century when the Philippines was a colony of Spain, men, women and children where said to be captured, beheaded and thrown into the sea, now known as Tañon Strait, by the Moros. Other accounts claim that the moros dropped a bell into the sea when they found out that was used by the lookout warn the townsfolk of the coming. Since that time the place was called “GUIHULUGAN” which means, “Place where a thing was dropped”. But in the Spanish writing, “U” and “N” are similar that’s why it became and commonly known as GUIHULNGAN. Source: http://www.insidenegros.com/negros-oriental/guihulngan-city/
People of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
- Guihulngan Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 91,358
- Guihulngan Registered Voters (2009) = 54,901
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Guihulngan City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Guihulngan City: Carlo Jorge "Guido" Joan Locson Reyes - LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Guihulngan City: Ernesto Alquizola Reyes - LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Guihulngan City:
- REYES, JAKE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7847 6.34%
- PASIGNA, PEPO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7747 6.26%
- PIQUE, LITOY (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 7411 5.99%
- BUSTAMANTE, ROBERTO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 7376 5.96%
- MACALUA, CAESAR (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 6453 5.22%
- CANDIDO, ROCK (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 6281 5.08%
- TRINIDAD, ALVIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 6172 4.99%
- VILLARMENTE, ANA CARLA (LAKAS) LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 6170 4.99%
- DELA RITA, EDIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 6057 4.90%
- RIVERA, CARMEN (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 5934 4.80%
- Elected officials of Guihulngan City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Guihulngan City: Ernesto Alquizola Reyes
- Vice-Mayor of Guihulngan City: Carlo Jorge Joan Locson Reyes
- Councilors of Guihulngan City:
Barangays Elected Officials of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental
Businesses in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Schools in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
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Economy of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Featured News of The Philippines
- ADB says Phl growth to stay above 6%
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 am
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- Carabao Festival
- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
- Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
- One bull’s-eye at a time for Aya
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am
- THEY don’t call her “Bulls Aya” for nothing.
- Amaya “Aya’ Paz-Cojuangco, arguably the country’s finest female archer of her generation, was again on target after winning two gold medals in the recent Asia Archery Cup held in Bangkok, Thailand ................................. Full Story»
Your Story about Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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