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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 name after a grass called Katigbi, which grow 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.
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 in 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.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Municipality of Catigbian is located 35 kilometers 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 town.
Catigbian is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.
* Causwagan Norte
* Libertad Sur
* Mahayag Norte
* Mahayag Sur
* Poblacion Weste
* Triple Union