The Municipality of Badian is located 97.6 kms. southwest of Cebu City. It is bounded by the Municipality of Moalboal on the north; Municipality of Alegria on the south; Dalaguete and Argao on the east; and on the west by Tañon Strait. Badian has a total population of 35,876 according to the 2007 census and is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. The town is subdivided into 29 barangays.
Generally, the topography of the area is mountainous and hilly. The climate belongs to the third type in the Philippines where dry seasons comes on the months of February to September and the heaviest rains come on the month of October. Badian has a total of 18 elementary schools and 3 high schools namely; Saint James Academy (a catholic school run by the Daughters of Saint Theresa), Badian National High School located at the center of the town and the extension located in Barangay Basak.
Cebu Electric Cooperative Inc. is the provider of electricity in the town and the source of water is the Municipal Water System. Badian has one post office located at the Municipal Building. Broadband connection is also available. The transportation modes in the town are jeepneys, buses, tricycles, multicabs, bicycle, and trisicads.
Financial and lending institution, cooperatives are the towns financial intermediaries and the commercial establishment includes restaurant, bakeshops, meat and fish retailer, sari-sari stores, general merchandise, service and repair shops, tailoring and dress shops, pawnshops and lending investment, lumber and hardware, drugstores, gasoline station, photo shops and parlors. Money remittances are also available in the town like Kwarta Padala.
Badian is connected with a network of roads with one main road traversing centrally. The minor roads that intersect will lead you to the 29 barangays or to any of the resorts, beaches in the town and to other point of interest. The peso (code: PHP) is the currency of the Philippines and is the currency used in the town like the rest of the country. Badian has one hospital and a number of health centers that can provide basic medical care and some privately own medical clinic to serve you.
The easiest way to reach the town is by Bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal which takes you 2 to 3 or more hours of travel depending on situation (delayed bus schedule, stops and acceleration etc.). Aircon, Non-Aircon and Economy buses are available right at Cebu South Bus Terminal and Librando Trans Inc. Terminal.
The most common popular tourist destinations in the town is the Kawasan Falls located in Barangay Matutinao. Kawasan Falls is a three-layered waterfalls that makes up the Matutinao River System. The world class and one of Cebu’s unique hotel, the Badian Island Beach Resort and SPA are also located in the town at Zaragosa Badian Island. Another tourist destination of Badian is the Cebu International Golf and Resort located in Barangay Lambug. it’s the only 18 hole par 72 course golf course located in the town.
Badian’s patron saint is Saint James the Apostle. The town’s annual fiesta is every 24th and 25th of July every year. The colorful Banig Festival is held during the town fiesta. Banig Festival showcases the talent and creativity of the towners in waiving mat using Pandan (Pandanus tectorius or Fragrant Screw Fine). The craftswomen collects Pandan leaves and used it to create “Banig”, mat.