San Jorge is a fourth class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 16,340 people. The town is famous for its Blanca Aurora Falls near Barangay Blanca Aurora along the Blanca Aurora river. On December 6, 1978, Pagsanghan and San Jorge were created as a new municipalities out of Gandara. An inauguration is held every 10 October since 1979.
San Jorge is a Saint called Saint George with a carabao or a bull on its side. Due to farming abundancy here in San Jorge they proclaimed Saint George as their Patron Saint
The community is one of the oldest barangay of Gandara. It’s history could be traced back to the American regime. Even its name San Jorge was honor of an American soldier by the name of George Curn who happened to own and donate the site where the old barangay was formerly located. The present location is the second site of the barangay. Its old site was located across the Sapinit River where the San Jorge Elementary School is presently nestled. When heavy rains and typhoon occur, the Sapinit river overflow it’s bank and the community is over flooded. And so, the inhabitants find inconvenience of the place and coupled with opening and construction of the national road passing just across the said river, its inhabitants transferred and established a new settlement along the national road-the place where it is presently situated. Due to its fertile valley and the agricultural lands along the Gandara-Blanca Aurora River which often times overflow its banks, the fertility of the soil was maintained and agricultural crops boomed. People from other places were lured to settle in this said barangay for farming ventures. While others are attracted for business purposes. This continuous influx of people caused the barangay to grow and progress. Because of economic and social progress of the inhabitants and the political needs which could no longer be attempted to by the municipal administration of Gandara, the leaders of the barangay came to think of forming a group charged with a propaganda movement for township. The movement was spearheaded by the late Eng. Celso de Leon Mancol, a geodetic engineer by profession, residing at an adjacent barangay of Erenas. Due to the natural course of events and man’s life racing against time, this pioneering man died without seeing the fruits of his endeavor. The work did not stop at his death. The leadership was succeeded by an equally qualified man in the person of Cesar G.Samantela, a born leader and a teacher by profession, together with the leaders of the different sectors of the community and barangay leaders. The members and followers of the group did not pull out instead they become more cohesive and aggressive in the pursuit of their objective. As the years passed, the movement was increasingly gaining headway despite opposition of the leaders of the mother town. And until finally at last on October 10,1979, the new municipality, together with its set of town officials was inaugurated through the help of MLGCD Minister Jose A. Rono and IBP member Hon. Fernando Veloso by passing Batas Pambansa Blg.11.