Executive Brief
Location : Central Visayas
803 kms. Or 556 nautical miles
South of Manila
79 kms. Southeast of Cebu
Capital City : Tagbilaran City
Municipalities : 48
Barangays : 1,109
Land Area : 411,726 hectares (1,017, 397 acres)
Population
Province : 1,255,128
City : 96, 792
Language/Dialects : Boholano, English, Tagalog and Chinese
Literacy Force : 97%
Labor Force : 542,224
Employment Rate : 84.6%
Agriculture 42%
Services : 36%
Industry : 22%
Climate : Generally fair
Average temperature : 27°C
Arable Area : 256,400 hectares (633, 578 acres)
Land Classification
Certificated alienable & disposable : 310,455 hectares (767, 151 acres)
Classified forests : 101,271 hectares (240, 246 acres)
Power Capacity : 109.7 MW
Water Supply : 19,000 cubic meters daily
Cost of Living
Annual Average family income P 111,000
Average family expenditure 92,000
Annual Average family savings 19,000
Source: National Statistics Office 2009
Poverty Level
    CY 2000        CY 2003   
Poverty Ranking No. 16 No. 52

Bohol is the second most improved province in terms of poverty ranking nationwide (next  to Ifugao Province).

Demography
Municipality Total Population Population Growth Rate
Bohol 1,255,128 1.41
Alburquerque 9,921 1.85
Alicia 22, 285 0.89
Anda 16,909 1.13
Antequera 14,481 0.8
Baclayon 18,630 2.23
Balilihan 17,147 0.72
Batuan 12,431 0.42
Bien Unido 25,796 1.53
Bilar 17,098 0.68
Buenavista 27,031 1.11
Calape 30,146 1.02
Candijay 29,043 0.53
Carmen 43,579 1.16
Catigbian 22,686 1.35
Clarin 20,296 1.19
Corella 7,699 1.13
Cortes 15,294 1.88
Dagohoy 18,868 1.83
Danao 17,952 1.76
Dauis 39,448 2.6
Dimiao 15,166 1.31
Duero 17,580 1.06
Garcia-Hernandez 23,038 0.98
Getafe 27,788 1.38
Guindulman 31,789 0.97
Inabanga 43,291 0.73
Jagna 32,566 1.1
Lila 11,985 1.7
Loay 16,261 1.25
Loboc 16,312 0.87
Loon 42,800 1.1
Mabini 28,174 1.28
Maribojoc 20,491 1.5
Panglao 28,603 2.63
Pilar 26,887 1.51
Pres.Carlos P.  Garcia 23,287 0.48
Sagbayan 20,091 1.35
San Isidro 9,125 0.76
San Miguel 23,574 1.71
Sevilla 10,443 0.65
Sierra Bullones 24,698 0.79
Sikatuna 6,380 0.72
Tagbilaran City 96,792 2.74
Talibon 61,373 1.93
Trinidad 28,828 1.86
Tubigon 44,902 1.35
Ubay 68,578 1.7
Valencia 27,596 1.4

Source:National Statistics Office 2010


Investment Opportunities
Sustainable Tourism
  • Airport Development
  • Accommodation Facilities
  • Convention / event / meeting centers
  • Eco-cultural and Agri-tourism facilities, including nature and theme parks and mountain resorts
  • Sports, training and recreation facilities
  • Health and wellness facilities
  • Retirement villages
  • Malls / Restaurants / Food outlets
  • Transportation Services and Facilities
  • Other tourism-related services and facilities, including crafts centers
Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-business
  • High-value crop production
  • Organic agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Post-harvest facilities
  • Food and Agri-processing
  • Manufacturing of agricultural implements
  • Tree farms
  • Woodcrafts including furniture and furnishings using indigenous materials
IT Services
  • Business process outsourcing (BPO)- Non-voice
  • Medical transcription
  • Legal, financial, engineering and architectural services, etc.
  • Manpower training facilities
Services
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Media / Advertising
  • Financial / Engineering / Architectural service facilities
  • Human resource development; i.e., training facilities, educational institutions
  • Hospital and Medical / Surgical / Dental Services
Energy
  • Development of indigenous and off-grid power sources
  • Power generation, transmission and other activities using environment-friendly technologies
Environment Management and Enhancement Projects
  • Solid waste management facilities
  • Waste water treatment facilities
  • Disaster prevention, mitigation and recovery facilities

Economic Profile
Agriculture
Fast Facts

Bohol is the number one producer of agricultural products in the region.  It provides the following regional outputs:

66% of total rice production
54% of fish catch
32% of livestock and poultry
60% of seaweed production
72% of rootcrops
100% of oil palm production

 

Major Agricultural / Marine Products

  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Coconut
  • Root crops
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Prawns
  • Crabs
  • Seaweeds

Leading Domestic Items Trade

  • G.I. Sheets
  • Handicrafts
  • Rice
  • Cattle
  • Mangoes
  • Copra
  • Limestone
  • Marine Products
  • Banana
  • Hog
  • Fish
  • Semi-dried seaweeds

Priority Commodities

  • Rice
    • Irrigated
    • rainfed
  • Corn

High Value Crops

  • Mango
  • Banana
  • Cassava
  • Ubi
  • Vegetables

Industrial Crops

  • Coconut
  • Oil Palm

Aquamarine

  • Seaweed

Leading Domestic Trade Partner

  • Visayas
  • Mindanao

Leading Non-Traditional Exports

  • Prawns
  • Baskets
  • Woven Raffia
TOURISM
Fast Facts
Bohol is the No. 1 Eco-Cultural Tourist Destination in thePhilippines
    • Tourist Destination of the Year 2003 awarded by the department of Tourism-Kalakbay
    • Tourist Destination of the Year 2002 awarded by the Department of Tourism-Philippines Travel Mart

Tourist Arrivals in Bohol  (2001- 2011) 
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Amenities

Resort 83
Pension/Lodging House 137
Hotels 11
Dive Shops 32
Coffee Shops 12
Restaurants 50
Fastfood Outlets 30
Shopping Malls 5

 

 

 

EDUCATION

ANNUAL TURN-OVER OF GRADUATES,  SY 2010 – 2011

 Total     – 5,483
                                                          

HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN BOHOL:
1.            Bohol Island State University – Main Campus
2.            Bohol Island State University – Bilar Campus
3.            Bohol Island State University – Candijay Campus
4.            Bohol Island State University – Calape Campus
5.            Bohol Island State University – Clarin Campus
6.            Bohol Island State University – Balilihan Campus
7.            AMA Computer Learning Center – Tagbilaran
8.            Batuan Colleges Inc. – Batuan, Bohol
9.            Blessed Trinity College – Talibon, Bohol
10.          BIT International College – Tagbilaran Campus
11.          BIT International College – Carmen Campus
12.          BIT International College – Jagna Campus
13.          BIT International College – Talibon Campus
14.          Bohol Northern Star College Inc.
15.          Bohol Northwestern College
16.          Bohol Wisdom School
17.          Cristal e-College – Tagbilaran Campus
18.          Cristal e-College – Panglao Campus
19.          Holy Name University
20.          Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
21.          Mater Dei College
22.          PMI Colleges – Bohol
23.          STI College – Tagbilaran
24.          University of Bohol
25.          Buenavista Community College
26.          Trinidad Municipal College

POWER

Actual Generation Capability

SIPC (Formerly Diesel Power)     16 MW
Santa Clara Corp.                      1.2 MW
Hanopol Hydroelectric                5.0 MW
Sevilla Mini-Hydro Corp.             2.5 MW
Leyte-Bohol Interconnection        85 MW
Total                                     109.7 MW
Forecasted Demand                    65 MW
Net Reserved                           44.7 MW
Power Consumption               35-50 MW

COMMUNICATION

Connectivity

Telephone Companies              :               3              PLDT, Globelines, Cruztelco
Cellular Phone Firms                :               3              Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular
Internet Service Provider           :               6
Print and Broadcast Media
Radio Stations
AM                                          :               4
FM                                          :               2
Newspapers                             :               4
Trade Publication                      :               1
Postal and Courier Services
Messengerial/Courier                :               6              LBC, Air21, JRS Express, 2GO, FedEx, DHL
Post Offices                             :               49

Cable Stations                         :               5             

ROAD NETWORK
                Province-wide
Total Length 5,964 kms.
Asphalt 3.27%
Concrete 19.08%
Gravel 54.14%
Earth 23.51%
PORT FACILITIES
AIRPORT   –    Tagbilaran City Airport

SEAPORTS
     

                               Tagbilaran Port

Berth Length 437.30 ln.m.
Passenger Terminal BuildingArea 1,003.00 sq.m.
Land Area 47,280 sq.m.

OPERATIONAL AREAS (sq.m.)

Back-up Area: 1,848
Open Storage Area: 5,688
Container Yard: 2,817
Common Incoming & Receiving Area: 1,065
TOTAL : 11,418

COMMERCIAL AREAS (sq.m.)

Parking Area: 5,336
Leased Area: 1,283.6
Others: 5,277
TOTAL : 11,897


                                                SEAPORT SYSTEM

Port TotalPort
Area
(sq.m.)
Working
    Area
(sq.m.)
Open
Storage
(sq.m.)
Transit
Shed
Tagbilaran 53,380.69 15,708.68 5,688.00 300.00
Catagbacan 3,227.00 849.25 441.95 96.00
Tubigon 8,915.00 3,921.63 180.00 180.00
Getafe 3,217.00 930.00 600.00 None
Talibon 3,731.75 350.00 300.00 None
Ubay 5,676.17 1,535.17 291.00 None
Tapal 3,985.55 1,186.95 1,725.00 None
Jagna 4,765.00 2,350.00 390.00 300.00
Port Office
Buildings
(sq.m.)
Access
    Road
(sq.m.)
Ro-Ro
Ramps
(sq.m.)
Parking
Area(sq.m.)
Tagbilaran 390.00 18,746.31 287.20 5,336.00
Catagbacan None 1,722.80   117.00 None
Tubigon 36.77 4,248.00 228.60 None
Getafe 60.00 1,128.00 99.00 400.00
Talibon 90.25 2,892.50 99.00 None
Ubay 143.00 2,990.00 198.00 480.00
Tapal 60.00   862.40 151.20 None
Jagna 240.00 945.00   None 300.00
Port PTB
Area
(sq.m.)
Berth Lenght
  
(in linear meters)
Mooring
Facilities
Fender
System
Tagbilaran 1,003.00 437.30 18 mooring  bitts24& T-heads 16 V-type RDFs  &
Cyl. RDFs
Tubigon 120.00 215.00 27 T-heads  30 4-element fenders
2 cyl. RDFs, 4 V-type
RDF & 8 Rubbing Timbers
Getafe None 21.00 2 T-heads 4 UTFs
Talibon None 86.00 2 mooring  bitts, 6 cleats 9 timber clusters
Ubay 39.00 91.00 7 mooring bitts 17 V-type RDFs &
9 UTFs
Tapal None 36.20 4 mooring bitts 12 tractor-UTFs
Jagna 240.00 116.00 7 mooring  bitts 5 V-type RDFs &
21 TFs

Economic Indicators
LAND TRANSPORTATION
Classification  Cars UV/SUV  Buses/ Trucks  Tricycles  Motorcycles  Trailers
Private  2,608 18,595 4,265 50,521 365
For Hire  166 1,436 314 4,495 6
Total 2,774 20,031 4,579 4,495 50,521 371

Source: Land Transportation Office 2011

FUEL CONSUMPTION(in liters)    –    262.8 M
Source: PETRON & SHELL, 2005

TRADE AND INDUSTRY
SECTORAL ESTABLISHMENTS

2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
Annual Business Name Registration
Annual Business Name Registration 2,076 2,809 3,116 3,168 3,489 5,377
Investment Generated P 792,458,771.05 P 1,639,288,000.00 P 1,082,491,006 P 959,620,275 P 1,051,339,517 P 1,037,798,444

 

 

FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

Total Number of Banks 32
         Commercial Banks 15
         Government Banks 2
         Thrift and Savings Banks 8
          Rural Banks 7
ATM Facilities 115
International Credit Cards Available All
Lending Firms 17
Pawnshops 172

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2012; Bohol Bankers Association, 2015

TOTAL OVERSEAS WORKERS (2010)  –   21,201

VISITOR TRAFFIC (in Millions)

Incoming Passengers 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
By Boat 1.756645 1.968709 2.025373 2.085428 2.109431 1.966115
By Plane 0.285002 0.29953 0.386565 0.365198 0.316548 0.296741

 

 

CARGO STATISTICS

By Plane (in million kg.) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Inbound 3.051359 2.94874 2.538492 1.900728 2.718501 2.645143
Outbound 2.033384 1.812126 1.947696 1.372449 0.795608 0.794204
By Boat (in million metric tons) 2009 2010 2011
Inbound 0.705692 0.870076 0.936733  1.192611  1.409835  1.486454
Outbound  0.172960 0.184098 0.221961  0.210303  0.232248  0.220812

Cost of Doing Business
Cost of Doing Business

WAGE RATES (in Pesos)(minimum per day)

 Minimum per day Non-Agri (Pesos) Agri (Pesos)
Daily Wage         310.00 290.00

 

POWER (in Pesos)(per Kilowatt Hour)

Power Service   Residential (Php/ kwh) Commercial/Industrial/ Street Light (PhP/kwh)

 

    Low Voltage (230V)    High Voltage (13.8k V)   )   Industrial Rates for Boheco I Only
Boheco I 8.7296   7.8782 7.8782 6.4248
Boheco II 9.3847   8.2230 7.4016    
Bohol Light (BLCI) 7.71 7.69 7.50  
Average for Bohol 8.6081   7.9304   7.5933    

Source: Bohol Electric Cooperative Inc. I & II, Bohol Light Company Inc., June 2015

 

COMPARATIVE POWER RATES IN CENTRAL VISAYAS FOR RESIDENTIAL (JAN 2015)

Electric Power Service Providers in the Visayas Residential Rates (PhP/kwh)
 Bohol Light Company Inc. 7.98
Bohol Electric I Cooperative Inc. 7.8262
Cebu I Electric Coop Inc. (Dumanjug) 10.1653
Cebu II Electric Coop Inc. (Bogo City) 9.4890
Cebu III Electric Coop Inc. (Toledo City) 6.3328
Camotes Electric Coop Inc. 9.7697
Visayan Electric Company Inc. (VECO) 10.7914
Negros Oriental 1 Electric Cooperative 10.3955
Province of Siquijor Electric Coop Inc. 11.2269

 

 

 

WATER RATES (per cubic meter)

BOHOL WATER UTILITIES INC. Tagbilaran City WATER CONSUMPTION (in cubic meters) WATER PRODUCTION RATE (province-wide)
Consumption Range Residential / Commercial (in Pesos) PEAK 14, 922/day

LEAN 10,446/day

 

23,618 cu.m./day

 

0-10 cu.m. 80.00    
11-20 cu.m. 10.75    
21-30 cu.m. 13.75    
31 & above 30.50    

 

SPACE RENTAL RATE (within Tagbilaran City)

MONTHLY RATES HIGH (Pesos) LOW (Pesos)

 

Residential / Apartments (whole unit) 25,000 6,000
Commercial Space (per sq.m.) 750 350
Office Space (per sq.m.) 600 150
Shopping Malls Commercial/Office Space (per sq.m.) 1,500 400
Shopping Malls Food Carts (5 sq.m. unit) 15,000 8,000

Source: Bohol Investment Promotion Center Survey, 2015

 

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Cost of Telephone Services Installation Fee (Pesos) Monthly Fee (Pesos)
    Residential Commercial
PLDT 1,100.00 700.00 700.00
Globelines 1,000.00 700.00 700.00
Cruztelco 500.00 332.64 582.12

 

Cost of Internet Connection Services     Installation Fee (Pesos) Monthly Fee (Pesos)
    Residential Commercial
PLDT 1,100.00 990.00 8,800.00
Globelines   1,099.00 2,999.00
Cruztelco   990.00 990.00
 

No. of Telephone Line Subscribers

No. of Installed Telephone Lines
2,002       11,927

 

 

AIR FREIGHT (Tagbilaran-Manila)

No. of Kilos Cebu Pacific Phil. Airlines
0 – 5 125.00 150.00
6 – 49 19.52 16.89
50 – 249 18.09 15.53
250 – 999 16.79 14.28
1,000 above 15.34 12.89


SHIPPING FREIGHT
(per Cubic Meter)

PORT LINKS CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C
Tagbilaran – Any Route 1,900 1,500 900