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03/11/2010

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  1. 03/11/2010 1:26 AM

    Isa itong puna.
    Upang mabura ang puna, magpatala muna, at tingnan ang mga puna sa paskil, at doon mababago mo o mabubura ang mga puna.

  2. 03/11/2010 1:32 AM

    Tapok tapok ta diri

    Short history

    The name Catmon is claimed to be after of a tree, During the early period of Spanish regime in Cebu, the leaders of the Conquistadores once asked the natives who were sheltering under a big catmon tree watching their carabaos enjoying the cool noon bath, as to what is the name of the place. Thinking that the Spaniards was asking for the name of the tree answered ,”Catmon”. Thus the town was organized in 1835 and named Catmon.

    Catmon’s main industries are farming and agriculture.

    Catmon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 27,330 people. It is located 57 kilometers from the Cebu City next to the town of Carmen.

    Tore, Cebu’s second highest peak, is located in Catmon, situated in Barangay Cambangkaya.

    Barangays
    Catmon is administratively subdivided into 20 barangays.

    Agsuwao
    Amancion
    Anapog
    Bactas
    Bongyas
    Basak
    Binongkalan
    Cabungaan
    Cambangkaya
    Can-ibuang
    Catmondaan
    Duyan
    Ginabucan
    Macaas
    Panalipan
    Tabili
    Tinabyonan
    San Jose Poblacion (Catadman)
    Corazon (Poblacion)
    Flores (Poblacion)

  3. john sera permalink
    03/14/2010 8:43 AM

    halu i miss that place muzta na diha unsay au ron diha

  4. macmac permalink
    03/14/2010 8:45 AM

    salamat naa na jud tawon blog diri mao ni sila ang midagan for coming may election la naman ko kaila ani uban oi

  5. arnold duran permalink
    08/16/2010 8:20 AM

    The origin of the name of our beloved town, Catmon until now has remained unsolved. The claim that it was from a tree could not easily be given nod considering the absence of these trees in the municipality except for the imported ones planted in front of the municipal building that was imported from other places in the Philippines.

    An old Spanish map of Cebu indicating our town as Cadmon and not Catmon a copy of which during Mayor Roldan’s time can nowhere be found can speak some words about the origin of the name Catmon for our municipality. But however the same map could be found at the National Archives or from the University of San Jose Recoletos library, the Agustinian Recollects being the first Spanish delegation to establish the town in this northern part of Cebu.

    Wikipedia on the other hand yields that Cadmon is a name of a certain Anglo-Saxon eulogistic or religious poet who became popular at about the same time the Philippines was discovered. Cadmon was famous for his sing-song language which has a similarity of the early Catmonanons and those who were not yet influenced by the language of the Big City.

    From being an herdsman from an abbey in England, Cadmon was said to be a saint.

    He spoke verses in sing-song and i imagine Catmonanons saying verses in the “pinayantak” way.

    Well, mine is just as good as the claim that it came from a tree but the issue should be addressed properly so as not to make the history a myth until the end of the last generation.

  6. boybogets permalink*
    08/18/2010 1:13 AM

    from provincial information office

    NOT many Cebuanos know that budbud kabog originated in Catmon, northern Cebu, and that makers of budbud kabog in other places are relatives of Catmon natives.

    Commonly referred to as “kabog” in the municipality is a small-seeded cereal plant known as millet in other countries.

    Millet grew wild and in abundance Catmon’s mountains, mostly in Barangay Agsuwao. Residents later cultivated the plant when they realized that its grains could be utilized for food.

    Folklore has it that a farmer once discovered millet grass scattered on a cave floor in Barangay Agsuwao. The cave bats (kabog in the native tongue) had the millet as food. Thinking that the grass seeds could not be poison, he cooked them but found his ingenious recipe to be coarse and bland in taste. He then experimented by pounding the millet seeds before cooking, and added sugar, making it delightful to the tongue.

    Years after, people started cooking the seeds with sugar and coconut milk, and wrapping it in banana leaves– which is now budbud kabog.

    Residents say that the delicacy was first sold at a toll booth in Naghalin Bridge in Catmon, with cockfight aficionados as buyers.

    Today, Catmonanons celebrate the Budbud Kabog Festival during the town fiesta every February 8.

    Discover something anciently tasty in Catmon, Cebu.

  7. 08/18/2010 11:32 PM

    hi mr duran

    does catmon has a website that promote its town heritage culture and tourism

    i found this site

    i found it interesting and and has a lots of information

    http://cebu.gov.ph/links/culturalmapping/SOGOD/sogod%20natural%20heritage.htm

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