is a 3rd class municipality
in the northwestern coast of Cebu Province
. According to the 2007
census, it has a population of 40,939 people.
It is geographically located at 10°34'N 123°43'E. It is bounded by the Municipality of Tuburan in the north; the Municipality of Balamban in the south, Danao City in the east and by Tañon Strait in the west.
Asturias is politically subdivided into 27 barangays
. Of these, 7 barangays are coastal and 20 are located inland.
- Looc Norte
- New Bago
- San Isidro
- San Roque
- Santa Lucia
- Santa Rita
The original name of Asturias is 'Naghalin', from the word 'lalin', native term (Cebuano) for settlers coming from far places. The first occupants of Asturias came from other Municipalities and neighboring Islands such as Bohol. At first, a portion of Naghalin was part of the Pueblo (town) of Tuburan and the other was a part of the Pueblo (town) of Balamban. Over time, the occupants of Naghalin increased due to both settlers and population growth. Eventually the folks petitioned the then colonial master (Spain) to grant them their own local government. This petition was granted in the late 1700s
by the King of Spain
, thereby creating the Pueblo (Town) of Asturias.
CURRENT ELECTIVE OFFICIALS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ASTURIAS (For June 30
- May 31, 2010
Mayor: Alan Adlawan
(this portion is subject to change without prior notice)
Vice Mayor: Joel D. Dumdum
- Raul Sasing
- Clavel Serognas
- Mark Paulus Noel
- Orlando Magbanua
- Anto Pintor
- Celso Canada
- Lito Toong
- Constantino Estrella
- Celestino Purisima (ex-officio Member of the Council, being the President of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC))
- Lyra Reign Sasing (ex-officio Member of the Council, being the President of the Federation of Sangguniang Kabataan)