Jagna, Bohol

Jagna [ xagna ] is a Philippine municipality with 32,566 inhabitants ( census May 1, 2010 ). in the southeastern province of Bohol. Patron saint of the municipality of Jagna is the archangel Michael, in whose honor every year on September 29, a public holiday is held.


The first historical mention Jagnas dated 15 March 1565, when Miguel Lopez de Legazpi the coast of Bohol 's reached and had it repaired his flagship San Pedro on the Bay of Jagna. From church records show that the Jesuit priest Jose Sanchez founded the city on 29 September 1631. The first settlers came from Loboc and Talibon Jagnas. With their sail boats actually go to Mindanao forced bad weather in the vicinity of today's Jagna to search on land protection. When she there vorfanden fertile land, they settled down and put on the first rice fields. At the time of the first settlers of the river Boho River was rich populated with fish. The name of the church is to have its origin in the exclamation " hagna ni ha". This refers to cooking oil in the local dialect. A school of fish near the surface brought to boil the water, which visually well as boiling coconut oil in the pan anmutete. From such moments proclaimed by observers of the scene ni hagna ha is said to have evolved over time Jagna. The river is now dried up, but the traces of the former river bed are still visible


Jagna is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.

  • Alejawan
  • Balili
  • Boctol
  • Buyog
  • Bunga Ilaya
  • Bunga Mar
  • Cabunga - on
  • Calabacita
  • Cambugason
  • Can- ipol
  • Canjulao
  • Cantagay
  • Cantuyoc
  • Can- uba
  • Can- UPAO
  • Faraon
  • Ipil
  • Kinagbaan
  • Laca
  • Larapan
  • Lonoy
  • Looc
  • Malbog
  • Mayana
  • Naatang
  • Nausok
  • Odiong
  • Pagina
  • Pangdan
  • Poblacion ( Pondol )
  • Tejero
  • Tubod Mar
  • Tubod Monte

Economy and Transport

The economic priorities of the community are mainly in the areas of food, beverages and tobacco ( Calamay, Tableja - a local chocolate specialty, crackers ), rice processing, production of hollow blocks, furniture and ceramics, to name a few of the most important. In addition, also plays the fisheries and agriculture as a source of population a role.

Jagna is a port city with regular ferry to Cagayan de Oro, Nasipit and Mambajao on in the visual range, but already counting on Mindanao island of Camiguin. In addition, numerous bus lines connect to Tagbilaran Jagna and other places all over Bohol.

Tourism and Attractions

Jagna is no distinct tourist attraction, but visitors will also find here a lot of things. This is partly the St. Michael's Church of Jagna. The first church was built at this location in 1808 destroyed in a fire, but a new church was built of rubble in the following years. In historical documents is reported that the roof of this church was initially covered with leaves of Nipapalme. When a typhoon in the 1980s, the church was badly damaged and then extensively renovated. This forfeited the facade of its original flair, as was used in the renovation lot with concrete.

On the territory of the municipality of Jagna is found with the Eva Cave and the Cave Cantuyoc two caves, and waterfalls Kinahugan Falls and Boctol Waterfall. In Barangay Boctol in the northeast of the municipality of Jagna are the Luinab Rice Terraces. The voltages applied to the slopes of two hills terraces offer especially a few months after the planting season when the rice fields appear in deep green, a picturesque sight. A little further north, in Barangay Mayana, the surrounding land up to 820 meters above the sea level rises. Because of the altitude the climate is unusually cool and provides optimal conditions for the cultivation of ornamental plants and certain vegetables. Also fresh cut flowers can be found here.

One among tourists and locals alike popular stretch of beach located in Barangay Can- uba in the southwest of the community. The beach at this point is relatively broad and disappears not completely at high tide the water.