Brgy. Duljo-Fatima

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HISTORY OF DULJO

During the Spanish regime, the Katipuneros of Cebu City lived somewhere in Tisa, Buhisan and other mountain barangays in Cebu City.

If they planned to attack the Spaniards in the city, they would cross Labangon River. Labangon is a Cebuano term, which means, “to go across”. This is where Barangay Labangon derived its name. This river headed its way towards the shores of Duljo.

The Katipuneros called their trail “dulhog” which means to go down. Barangay Duljo then derived its name from this Cebuano term.

HISTORY OF FATIMA

Once there lived a couple in a far away place. This wife was so ill that her sickness was believed to be incurable.

One night the sick wife dreamed of a lady who was clothed with white silk and wore a necklace of beads. She was very beautiful. With a soft voice she said, “Go to Maria Gochan Subdivision and see me there.” When the wife woke up, she told her husband about her dream.

Convinced with the dream, they started their search for Maria Gochan Subdivision.

They visited many chapels and grottos, but they could not find the one in the dream. Then, after the long search, they finally found Maria Gochan Subdivision.

At the first sight of the chapel, the sick wife knew that it was the one she saw in her dream. She couldn’t help but cry tears of joy. She sighed and shouted, “She is the Lady I saw in my dream!” She knelt and prayed hard. This caught the attention of many people, who later gathered around her.

The caretaker of the chapel was hesitant to welcome the couple and the people then called the sitio, "Fatima” the Miraculous Lady.

LOCATION AND POPULATION

Barangay Duljo-Fatima belongs to the South District of Cebu City. Composed of 36 sitios, the barangay is bounded by Kinalumsan River in the south, Carlock Street in the north, the sea shore in the east, and Brgy. Labangon in the west.

Based on the Census 2000, Duljo Fatima hosts a total population of 15, 223. The number of families, which averages to five members each, totals to 3,221.



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