San Jose, Camarines Sur

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San Jose
Municipal hall and sport complex
Municipal hall and sport complex
Official seal of San Jose
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of San Jose
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of San Jose
San Jose is located in Philippines
San Jose
San Jose
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°42′N 123°31′E / 13.700°N 123.517°E / 13.700; 123.517Coordinates: 13°42′N 123°31′E / 13.700°N 123.517°E / 13.700; 123.517
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 4th district
Founded 1566
Barangays 29
 • Mayor Antonio B. Chavez
 • Total 43.07 km2 (16.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 38,523
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4423
Dialing code 54
Income class 2nd class; partially urban

San Jose is a fourth class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines.[2] According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 38,523 people.[3]


The town of San Jose, then known as Danlog, was a barrio of Lagonoy in the early 19th century. It remained part of Lagonoy until the year 1816 when San Jose was established under the name of Patrocinio derived from the word "patron" which means "model". Later, the words "de San Jose" were attached to its former name, thus becoming Patrocinio de San Jose . But it was soon shortened to San Jose which is now the official name of the municipality.

May 19 marks the annual celebration of the feast day of San Jose, the town's patron saint.


San Jose is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.[2]

  • Adiangao
  • Bagacay
  • Bahay
  • Boclod
  • Calalahan
  • Calawit
  • Camagong
  • Catalotoan
  • Danlog
  • Del Carmen (Pob.)
  • Dolo
  • Kinalansan
  • Mampirao
  • Manzana
  • Minoro
  • Palale
  • Ponglon
  • Pugay
  • Sabang
  • Salogon
  • San Antonio (Pob.)
  • San Juan (Pob.)
  • San Vicente (Pob.)
  • Santa Cruz (Pob.)
  • Soledad (Pob.)
  • Tagas
  • Tambangan
  • Telegrafo
  • Tominawog


Population census of San Jose
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 27,517 —    
1995 31,362 +2.48%
2000 32,512 +0.77%
2007 35,768 +1.33%
2010 38,523 +2.74%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


Harbor of Dolo/Sabang

Majority of the households are engaged in farming, livestock raising (either backyard or commercial scale), or in fishing. Some are employed in the government and private offices and others are engaged in business, trading or are self-employed.

A number of agro-related industries are present in San Jose, including welding shops, manufacturers of threshers, hand tractor, cart and plows, ice making and cold storage facilities, rural banks, and several rice mills.

Local products include:

  • Rice is the major agricultural crop grown. Other crops planted in the municipality are coconut, root crops, vegetables and fruit-bearing trees.
  • Various livestock raisers in all barangays. Numerous commercial raisers engaged in egg production. Produce are marketed in neighboring towns and Naga City Fishery.
  • Bangus fry, fished in the Lagonoy Gulf, is abundant and contributes to the revenues of the municipality.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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