Mid-north, 57 kilometers from Cebu City, lies the town of Catmon. It is to a traveler, a quiet and quaint reprieve from Cebuís creeping urbanization.
Established in 1835, the town was named after the Catmon Tree (Dilleniacceae Phillippinensis) and was founded by the Agustinian Recollects from its native settlement site along a river.
Catmon, a small happy community, has deep roots in religion, subsistence agriculture and education.
Catmon celebrates itís annual fiesta every February 10 to honor SAN GUILLERMO DE AQUITANIA. Its annual BUDBOD KABOG FESTIVAL promotes the delicacy made from a species of millet that thrives in Catmonís semi-arid weather.