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Municipality of Moalboal
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Location of Moalboal in the province of Cebu
Basic data
Region : Central Visayas
Province : Cebu
Barangays : 15th
District: 2. District of Cebu
PSGC : 072233000
Income class : 4. Income bracket
Households : 4790
May 1, 2000 census
Population : 31,130
August 1, 2015 census
Coordinates : 9 ° 56 '  N , 123 ° 24'  E Coordinates: 9 ° 56 '  N , 123 ° 24'  E
Postal code : 6032
Mayor : Yvonne L. Cabaron
Geographical location in the Philippines
Moalboal (Philippines)

Moalboal is a municipality about 90 km from Cebu City on the west coast of the Philippine island of Cebu in the heart of the Visayas. Their neighboring communities are Alcantara in the north, Badian in the south and Argao in the east. To the west it borders on Tanon Street .

Moalboal is a tourist place. Accommodation and restaurants for vacationers are mainly located on Panagsama Beach, 3 km from the center of the village . The sand of this beach was completely removed by a strong typhoon in 1984 . What remained was a rocky beach, which is very popular with scuba divers because of the offshore reef Pescador Island Marine Park. A sandy beach can still be found today at Basdaku Beach , also known as White Beach , about 5 km further north , which is also part of the Moalboal municipality. Moalboal can be reached in about 2-3 hours from Cebu City by bus via relatively well-developed roads. Excursions worth seeing can be undertaken with the rented motorcycle to the Kawasan waterfalls in a tropical setting and to an orchid farm. Many Germans and Swiss run small pensions in Moalboal.


Moalboal Town Hall

List of mayors / presidents / captains

  1. Laurente Sabanal First ruler and hero of Moalboal
  2. Captain Pedro Gako -
  3. President Melecio Lambo 1909
  4. President Vicente Gador 1910-1913
  5. President Perfecto Babiera 1914-1917
  6. Hon. Nicomedes Gabutero 1918-1921
  7. Hon. Tranquilino Babiera 1922-1934
  8. Hon.Petronilo Babiera 1935-1938
  9. Hon. Onofre Tapales 1939-1944
  10. Hon. Angel Babiera 1945-1947
  11. Hon. Petronilo Babiera 1948-1955
  12. Hon. Pedro G. Cabaron 1956-1963
  13. Hon. Geronimo Estimo 1964-1967
  14. Hon. Pedro G. Cabaron 1968-1986
  15. Hon. Pedro S. Mendoza 1986-1988
  16. Hon. Marcelo T. Abrenica 1988-1992
  17. Hon. Pedro S. Mendoza 1992-1995
  18. Hon. Marcelo T. Abrenica 1995-1996
  19. Hon. Cezar B. Mahinay 1996-1998
  20. Hon. Inocentes G. Cabaron 1998-2006
  21. Hon. Yvonne L. Cabaron 2007-2010
  22. Hon. Inocentes G. Cabaron 2010 - present


The climate in Moalboal is semi-arid , with 1-2 dry months. Usually the humid season is from September to December. There is a fluctuating, unpredictable season from January to March. April and May are the hottest months. There is a short rainy season from May to (mostly) July. The average rainfall is 131 mm with the average temperature of 27 ° C.


White Beach in Moalboal, outside Barefoot Resort

Most of the streets are paved. However, some side streets are still sandy. Tricycles (sidecars to motorbikes) are used as a means of transport in Moalboal . In order not to be exposed to the blazing sun on short distances, there are also sidecars for bicycles, the so-called trisikads. To get to and from Moalboal, the locals use buses like Librando and Ceres, as well as multicabs and V-hires. Tourism is concentrated on Panagsama Beach, White Beach and Tongo.

Tourist attraction

The nearby Kawasan waterfalls

Moalboal is primarily a place for divers and snorkelers, so that a large number of diving schools and providers can be found on site. On the weekend you can get a "Cockfight" (in Moalboal cockfighting View), which is favored by locals. In the so-called "Orchid Gallery" animals such as birds, monkeys, snakes and other animals can be observed. The Kawasan Waterfalls 20 km south of Moalboal and the beaches in the north (e.g. White Beach) are ideal excursion destinations.


Moalboal is politically divided into 15 barangays .

  • Agbalanga
  • Bala
  • Balabagon
  • Basdiot
  • Batadbatad
  • Bugho
  • Buguil
  • Busay
  • Lanao
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Saavedra
  • Tomonoy
  • Tuble
  • Tunga


Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Philippines, Nigel Hicks, New Holland Publishers, 2007, p. 87, ISBN 978-1-845376-62-8
  2. Municipal Profile of Moalboal: Brief History of Moalboal , accessed September 25, 2017