is approximately 5 km north of Dumaguete City, the capital of the
Province of Negros Oriental.
Barangays that include Bolocboloc, Agan-an, Magatas, Tubtubon,
Cangmating, and Poblacion are situated on plains near the coast.
Other barangays are elevated and have characteristics that range
from rolling to undulating. Farther west, the topography suddenly
turns from hilly to mountainous.
Generally, weather is fair all year round.
A Brief History___________________________
The origin of the name Sibulan is more historical than mythical.
The story goes that during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines,
a group of Spaniards wandered around the area. They met several
women carrying bamboo tubes, tools they used to fetch water from
the springs. The Spaniards asked the women the name of the place.
None of the women understood Spanish, so communication failed
rather miserably. The women took it to mean the Spaniards were
asking them the source of the water they were fetching, so they
replied, "Sibuls", meaning "spring". Noting
the abundance of springs in the area, the Spaniards named it the
Land of Sibuls or land of numerous springs. As the years went
by, influence of time and elements of change brought the name
of the place modified to its present name, SIBULAN.
In 1838, Sibulan became a Parish under the secular order. Then
in 1856, the parish was taken over by a regular church priest.
In 1910, Sibulan had its first set of municipal government officials
when it became a municipality. Its creation was in accordance
with Act No. 82, dated January 31, 1910 of the Philippine Commission
relative to the creation of municipal governments in the country.
The first appointed president (municipal mayor) was Macario Literal.
Majority of the population speak the Cebuano dialect. Tagalog
and English are widely understood and spoken.
Commerce and Industry_____________________
Fishing and farming are the main sources of income for the people
Commercial establishments are beginning to spread throughout
its commercial areas.
Getting There and Away_____________________
Tricycles, jeepneys and buses going to other towns and cities,
pass through Sibulan several times a day.
Boats from nearby Liloan town of the province of Cebu, depart
for Sibulan and vice versa during the day.