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Barangays of Moalboal in the Cebu Province within Region 7 in the Republic of the Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Cebu Province within Region VII in the Republic of The Philippines
Alcantara AlcoyAlegria Aloguinsan Argao Asturias Badian Balamban Bantayan Barili Boljoon Borbon Carmen Catmon Compostela Consolacion Cordova Daanbantayan Dalaguete Dumanjug Ginatilan Liloan Madridejos Malabuyoc Medellin Minglanilla Moalboal Oslob Pilar Pinamungahan Poro Ronda Samboan San Fernando San Francisco San Remigio Santa Fe Santander Sibonga Sogod Tabogon Tabuelan Tuburan Tudela
*Cities in the Province of Cebu: Bogo City Carcar City Cebu City Danao City Lapu-Lapu City Mandaue City Naga City Talisay City Toledo City

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Cebu Province, Philippines

  • Moalboal has a total of 15 barangays.
  • Registered Voters of Moalboal as of (2010) = 17,546
  • Population of Moalboal (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 27,398
  • Land Area of Moalboal (as of 2007, in hectares) = 12,486
  • Moalboal is a 4th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Moalboal is in the Cebu province and within Region VII-Central Visayas.


Geography of Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Geography of Moalboal

Location of Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Moalboal is is one of the municipalities in the province of Cebu in the Region VII area within the Central Visayays islands.

Moalboal is situated in the west coast of the province of Cebu and is right on the main Natioanal Highway. To the north of Moalboal is the municipality of Alcantara and to the south is the municipality of Badian. Moalboal extends out farther out to the west with its peninsula shaped like a shoe. The peninsula of Moalboal blocks the view of the big island of Negros form the municipality of Alcantara.

Directly Across the bay from Moalboal are the municipalities of La Libertad and Jimalalud of Negros Oriental

History of Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

The town proper of Moalboal, Cebu is situated in a wide cove the beauty and loveliness of which can, in a small measure resemble Manila Bay. Looming across the town proper is Pescador Island, which location wise typifies Corregidor Island; to the cove’s right stands Tongo Point, which by location may be the counterpart of Bataan Peninsula; to the cove’s left is Badian Point which may well be the Cavite Harbor. Indeed, Moalboal Bay is Manila Bay as to its location aspect. It’s beautiful sunset with its grandeur and magnificence is an attraction to many people.

How Moalboal got its name has puzzled not a few people. Many and varied are the conjectures on how and why it has been so named. However, only three possibilities have come into focus.

Legend states that a Spaniard was walking around the place and met a townfolk near the bubbling underground spring situated along the coast of the town. The Spaniard asked the folk in Spanish as to the name of the place. The folk unable to perceive the Spanish language answered “bokal-bokal” for he discerned that the Spaniard was asking about the bubbling spring. Bokal-bokal was a tongue twister to the Spaniard hence MOALBOAL.

Others claim that Moalboal is so named after the itinerant peddlers from Bohol who peddled their wares from barrio to barrio in Moalboal. A great majority believe that Moalboal was founded by settlers coming from Bohol Island. In this connection, it has been said that one Laurente Sabanal of Bohol who was captured by the Spaniards for killing a “guardia civil” escaped from his captors, took a small boat to Southern Cebu. He landed in a place with wide fertile plains and a sea that teemed with fish. He settled here and lived a Robinson Crusoe existence. Sometime later, he returned to his hometown in Bohol and invited his relatives and friends to emigrate to his newly-found place. Year after year, more Boholanos came to Moalboal. Not long afterwards, the town of Moalboal came into being. Today, many people in Moalboal still speak the dialect with the Boholano accent and intonation. The leading citizens in the town are the Babieras, the Cabarons, the Gadors, the Redobles, the Sabanals and other.

There is a legend that said Laurente Sabanal who was popularly known as “Laguno” became the first ruler of the town. It was also said that he possessed extraordinary powers because he was gifted with the “oracion” which granted him supernatural powers. It was bruited about that he would use this power to scare the Moro raiders who rode on their fast vintas. Laguno would cause to be floated on Moalboal Bay coconut husks, barks of trees and other objects, which upon his ministration through his “oracion” would appear to the incoming pillaging invaders as their armed enemies. As a consequence, no raids were made.

When Laguno died, he was buried in the sandy shore where he made his defense against any invaders. On his grave was placed a marker, a log, a symbol of the utmost respect of his people and a symbol for his exemplary life. Today, this log which is almost buried in the sand, can still be seen, is a reminder of Laguno’s heroism and bravery. A street along the shore where he was buried was named after him.

During the Spanish time in view of the fact that the church was united with the state, the creation of a parish was under the joint and concurrent authority of the Bishop and the Governor of the Province. Regulating this authority was the Real Order of July 31, 1874 applicable to the Philippines since June 2, 1886, which was later amended by the Royal Decree of July 10, 1894. Because of this setup, parishes in Cebu were established by virtue of the local religious authorities. This was very true of the establishment of the town of Moalboal as a parish.

Sometime in the year 1851, the Spanish Governor passed a Decree approving the petition which was the erection of Moalboal as a parish. By the following year, Jan. 20, 1852, the corresponding decree from the Bishop was received. And on Feb. 6, 1852, San Juan Nepomuceno Parish, Moalboal, Cebu was officially established.

A logical connotation can be stated that Moalboal as a town was erected also when the Moalboal Parish was erected on Feb. 6, 1852. The first recorded event that happened in the town was a baptism done by Fr. Agustin Melgar on Mar. 16, 1852.

People of Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Total Population of Moalboal

Local Government Unit LGU of Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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 Government Officials of Moalboal for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Moalboal: CABARON, INOCENTES (1 CEBU) ONE CEBU
  • Vice-Mayor of Moalboal: ABENIDO, NELSON (1 CEBU) ONE CEBU
  • Councilors of Moalboal:
  5. TABAÑAG, ALBERT (1 CEBU) ONE CEBU 6985 8.18%
  6. HANIKA, JINKY (1 CEBU) ONE CEBU 6970 8.17%
  7. CABARON, IBON (1 CEBU) ONE CEBU 6963 8.16%
  8. ABRENICA, PEDRO (1 CEBU) ONE CEBU 6627 7.76%

Barangays Elected Officials of Moalboal, Cebu

Businesses in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
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  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Moalboal
    1. Club Serena, Moalboal, Cebu
    2. The Blue Orchid Resort, Moalboal, Cebu
    3. Savedra Beach Bungalows, Moalboal, Cebu
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Schools in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Economy of Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Moalboal, Cebu, 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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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 Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Your Story about Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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