San Andres, Romblon
Municipal beach of San Andres
Map of Romblon with San Andres highlighted
|Region||MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)|
|• Mayor||Geminiano G. Galicia Jr.|
|• Vice Mayor||Alvin Kyle G. Amar|
|• Total||112.00 km2 (43.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
San Andres is a coastal town on the northwest portion of Tablas Island. It is bounded on the north by the Calatrava, on the south by Odiongan, on the east by San Agustin and on the west by the Tablas Strait. San Andres has a land area of 11,200 hectares (28,000 acres). It has mountainous and stony areas.
- Doña Trinidad
- Marigondon Norte
- Marigondon Sur
San Andres was originally a barangay of Odiongan which became a municipality on 1920. During the pre-Spanish era, it was a native settlement of nipa huts known as "Parpagoja", named after a rare large bird that had its nest among the thicket along the river where settlement was located. Among the first Spaniards to reach Parpaguha during the later half of the 19th century was Don Jose de Tiran, a military commander of Romblon who set out an inspection trip of the surrounding villages. On reaching the place he ordered a civil guard to fetch a glass of water from nearby well. The water turned out to be salty and the Spaniard yelled "salado!", issuing an official order to that effect. Thus, Parpaguha came to be known as "Salado".
In 1882, a prominent resident of Salado named Rufino Leano was accused of a crime by an influential Spaniard, Don Barcelo. He succeeded in having Leano imprisoned without trial in the provincial jail of Capiz, to which Romblon then belonged to as a sub-province. Years later, the Spanish Governor-General Eulogio Despujol (1891-1893) visited Capiz, and Leano successfully sought an audience with him. Governor Despujol found Leano innocent and set him free. On reaching his hometown, he successfully petitioned the provincial governor to change the name of Salado to "Despujols" in honor of the Governor-General.
On 18 June 1961, during the late years of President Carlos P. Garcia's administration, the third change of name for the town came through the enactment of Republic Act No. 3358. The town was renamed "San Andres" in honor of the town's patron, Saint Andrew, patron of fishermen, since most of the people of San Andres are fisherfolk.
|Population census of San Andres|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The following are the duly elected officials of San Andres for the term 2010–2013:
- Mayor: Geminiano G. Galicia, Jr.
- Vice-Mayor: Arsenio G. Gadon
- Nilda B. Aquino
- Armando C. Fainsan
- Bodit M. Fronda
- Pepito G. Galus
- German A. Deoso
- Laureto F. Guro
- Joel G. Ibañez
- Reynaldo O. Perlas
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- "Province: Romblon". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- Profile: San Andres Romblon Travel Guide. Retrieved on 2012-04-16.
- AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF DESPUJOLS, PROVINCE OF ROMBLON, TO SAN ANDRES LawPH.com Retrieved on 2012-04-16.
- Discover San Andres Romblon (under construction)
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
|Tablas Strait||San Agustin|