Minglanilla History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Minglanilla is a 1st class coastal municipality of Cebu Province in Central Visayas Region or Region 7, Philippines.

Minglanilla Municipal Hall
Minglanilla Municipal Hall (Credit: Sunstar Cebu)

Profile of Minglanilla Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Cebu Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Toledo City (north), Cebu City and Talisay City (east), Naga City (west)
Area –> 65.60 km2 (25.33 sq mi)
Population –> 132,135 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and coastal plains
Industries –> Trading, Tourism, Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 19
Revenue (2016) –> 266,403,577.84
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Eduardo Gullas Sr.
Mayor –> Elanito Peña
Vice Mayor –> Loben C. Geozeon

History of Minglanilla

Minglanilla was formerly called Buat. In 1858, it was formally established as a pueblo and renamed Minglanilla after a certain locality in Spain with the same name. Its first parish priest, Fr. Sanchez, is credited as the founder of the town.

Economy of Minglanilla

Minglanilla is fast becoming an urban center. It is in fact part of Metropolitan Cebu. A lot of commercial enterprises and subdivisions are located at or near the town center. In the mountain areas, residents maintain vegetable gardens, poultry and piggery farms.

The proposed Ming-Mori reclamation project is under way. If approved, some 100 hectares of reclaimed land along the shore of Minglanilla will soon become the home of a techno-park where industrial and commercial firms locate.

An architect's perspective of the Ming Mori Reclamation project
An architect’s perspective of the Ming Mori Reclamation project (Photo credit: Cebu Landmasters Inc.)

Tourist Spots in Minglanilla

Immaculate of Mary Parish Church

Anjo World theme Park

Festival in Minglanilla

Kabanhawan (Cebuano for “Resurrection”) Festival

Map of Minglanilla Municipality in Cebu Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Elanito Peña, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia

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