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Guinobatan, Trinidad, Bohol


Basic Information

Total Land Area 560.1900 Hectares
Timber Land 66.2413 Hectares
A&D Land 493.9487 Hectares
Distance from Town Proper 2.05 km
Total Population (as of 2012) 2,299
Total Number of Households 460
Topography Plain to rolling
Soil Type Ubay Sandy Loam
Climate Evenly distributed rainfall
Typhoon Occurrence Seldom
Geographic Location Located b\n 124˚20’34.652” to 124˚22’10.257” E 10˚03’13.302” to 10˚05’00.858” N
Barangay Anniversary Every September 29
Year Established September 29, 1924
Barangay Fiesta Every third Saturday of February
Patron Saint of the Barangay Sr. Sto. Niño & San Vicente Ferrer


North La Victoria & portion of Tagum Norte,Trinidad, Bohol
South La Union & Ipil River , Trinidad,Bohol
East La Union, Tagum Sur & portion of Tagum Norte,Trinidad, Bohol
West Poblacion & Ipil River,Trinidad Bohol


Historical Background

The barangay was created on September 29, 1924. The name GUINOBATAN originated from a purely Filipino vernacular “gigobatan” which means a “battle ground” during Filipino Spanish regime. Battle ground in the sense that it was along the bank of the river where the Spanish patrols that used to paddle their bancas from Hinlayagan to the seas outside, and while mooring along the bank, they were speared, shot with bows and arrows and annihilated. Another incident in this barrio was when the moro vintas that were seeking shelter inside the Ipil river were attacked by the people from Guinobatan. This is the name given to the place known as barrio Guinobatan.

Guinobatan was under the Municipality of Ipil before Ipil was dissolved by Governor- General Leonard Wood. It was ceded to the Municipality of Ubay. Remegio Flores was the Cabeza of this place and was the first elected barrio teniente during the American regime. The present barrios of Tagum Norte, Tagum Sur, Mahagbu were then parts of Guinobatan.

The common permanent trees towering over this barrio are coconuts and fruit trees. It has an abundance of nipa leaves woven into nipa thatches that are used for roofing. Hence, nipa sewing, hat and mat weaving are common home industry of the people. Farming is dominant among the people and a little fishing.

The barrio officials who served this barrio one after the another were the following; Remegio Flores (1918-1920); Eugenio Flores (1921-1928); Esoy Autentico (1929-1931); Gregorio Flores (1931-1932); Antonio Cajes (1932-1933); Pedro Otara (1934-1935); Eugenio Flores (1936-1944); Dionisio Cañete (1945-1948); Gregorio Cajes (1949-1951); Pedro Otara (1952-1958); Procopio Bermoy (1959-1962); Felix Cajes (1965-1966); Cristobal Ibaoc (1964-1971) and Epifanio Abay (1972-1975).


A barangay with a progressive economy and sustainable environment with peace-loving people united by an honest and effective governance guided by the genuine love for God, country and the community.


By joining and adopting the different programs and support services of the government and non-government agencies, establishment and implementations of priority projects for a progressive society.


Improvement of the economic system as well as its political , social , spiritual , moral and physical condition of the community and the people