San Fernando, Camarines Sur

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San Fernando
Municipality
San Fernando Municipal Hall
San Fernando Municipal Hall
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of San Fernando
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of San Fernando
San Fernando is located in Philippines
San Fernando
San Fernando
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°34′N 123°09′E / 13.567°N 123.150°E / 13.567; 123.150Coordinates: 13°34′N 123°09′E / 13.567°N 123.150°E / 13.567; 123.150
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 1st district
Founded 1813
Barangays 22
Government[1]
 • Mayor Eugenio Lagasca Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 71.76 km2 (27.71 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 33,281
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4415
Dialing code 54
Income class 4th class; rural

San Fernando is a fourth class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 33,281.[3]

Barangays[edit]

San Fernando is administratively subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Alianza
  • Beberon
  • Bical
  • Bocal
  • Bonifacio (Pob.)
  • Buenavista (Pob.)
  • Calascagas
  • Cotmo
  • Daculang Tubig
  • Del Pilar (Pob.)
  • Gñaran
  • Grijalvo
  • Lupi
  • Maragñi
  • Pamukid
  • Pinamasagan
  • Pipian
  • Planza
  • Rizal (Pob.)
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Cruz
  • Tagpocol

History[edit]

Ambos Camarines, the old Camarines Sur, included among its "visitas" or barrios the town of San Fernando. The town, however, also remained as a "barrio" of Milaor for more than 230 years.

Pueblo de San Fernando separated from Milaor and was established as an independent pueblo on 1 January 1813.

The residents of this old settlement were noted for their religious devotion as manifested by their honor and dedication to San Fernando, the town's patron saint. This patron of San Fernando, according to historical records, was however not the original patron saint for whom the first settlers built the chapel. They actually built a chapel in honor of their patron saint San Fernando. However, for some unusual reasons, the image was lost after it had been transferred into the newly erected chapel. It was said that efforts were wielded to find the missing icon but it all ended into great frustration as the lost image of San Fernando was not found. One resident from the old site where the image was housed later informed the people of San Fernando that the image returned to its original location. With this incident, the Teniente del Barrio then decided to install the image of another saint, Saint John the Baptist. Their celebration of the town and parish fiesta is held every 24 June.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Fernando
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 20,608 —    
1995 24,196 +3.05%
2000 27,433 +2.73%
2007 31,895 +2.10%
2010 33,281 +1.56%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Religion[edit]

The present[when?] parish priest is Rev. Fr. Michael Dela Rosa V.G.. At present[when?] the parish is taking care of 22 barangays of the municipality with the vision of forming SKK, saradit na kristiyanong komunidad (basic ecclesial communities). There are 235 clusters of families. Each cluster is composed of 15-20 neighboring families. Each cluster has a shepherd, called a cluster leader. A leader serves as the co-ordinator for all pastoral and community activities.

Education[edit]

  • San Fernando National High School founded in 1966, located at Barangay Buenavista.
  • Pamukid National High School
  • Lupi National High School
  • Pinamasagan National High School
  • Marangi High School

Economy[edit]

Industries include hat making and bag making.

The main agricultural product is rice. Backyard poultry and piggery are also practiced.

Fishery and aquatic resources include hito, dalag, martinico, carp, tilapia, eels and mirapina which thrive in fresh water.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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