San Remigio, Cebu

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San Remigio
Municipality of San Remigio
Map of Cebu with San Remigio highlighted
Map of Cebu with San Remigio highlighted
San Remigio is located in Philippines
San Remigio
San Remigio
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°04′52″N 123°56′17″E / 11.081°N 123.938°E / 11.081; 123.938Coordinates: 11°04′52″N 123°56′17″E / 11.081°N 123.938°E / 11.081; 123.938
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
Congr. district 4th district of Cebu
Barangays 27
 • Mayor Mariano Martinez
 • Total 95.27 km2 (36.78 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 51,394
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6011
Dialing code 32

San Remigio is a third class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines, about 109 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cebu City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,394 people.[3]


San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", a kind of tree that grew abundant in the place. When the Spanish conquistadores came, they identified a town site by clearing the Kanghagas trees through self-help labor. It was governed by a captain or gobernadorcillo.

Kanghagas was a barangay unit of Punta. Sometimes in the early 1800, Punta was renamed Punta Isabel, in honor of Queen Isabela II of Spain. This marked the beginning of its social and educational advancement because people from the scattered area learned to settle in a common place.

About the later part of the 1820s, the Spaniards converted Punta Isabel into a town headed by its first Gobernadorcillo, Capitan Juan Goopio, through a representative election participated in by the Cabezas de Barangay of the six original barangays, namely: Hagnaya, Punta, Bangtad (Lambusan}, Victoria, Kanghagas and Mano.

When the marauding Moro pirates swept through the shores of northern Cebu, the townfolks organized themselves into homeguards through ronda system under the command of a Spanish sentinel, by the name of Remigio Multon. His bravery and heroism during the fight against the pirates gained himself distinction as he was honored by prefixing the word "San" to his name--to lend religious dignity to his name. In addition to his honor, Kanghagas was later renamed as San Remigio which later on became the seat of the local government. As a sign of gratitude to him the residents named the town in his honor and endowed him with saintly assets. Eventually, San Remigio became the name of the town as this replaces Punta Isabel.


San Remigio is administratively subdivided into 27 barangays:[2]

  • Anapog : Hon. Celerino Mancao
  • Argawanon : Hon. Perla Loon
  • Bagtic : Uldarico Pepito
  • Bancasan: Jorge P. Luna
  • Batad : Hon. Antonio Villamor
  • Busogon : Hon. Gavinito Frasco
  • Calambua: Hon. Iluminado Ornopia
  • Canagahan: Hon. Jaime C. Vistar
  • Dapdap : Hon. Rade Edar
  • Gawaygaway : Hon. Romeo Sumbi
  • Hagnaya : Hon. Jerry Cabahug
  • Kayam : Hon. Alona Pitogo Verallo
  • Kinawahan : Hon. Susana Collamat
  • Lambusan : Hon. Ullyses Bercero
  • Lawis: Hon. Filemon Mibato
  • Libaong: Hon. Diosdado Cogal
  • Looc : Hon. Rufino Felicano
  • Luyang : Hon. Janet Salubre
  • Maño: Hon. Eleazar Mahinay
  • Poblacion : Hon. Rojo Capuno
  • Punta: Hon. Alfredo Hilari
  • Sab-a: Hon. Narciso Ouano
  • San Miguel : Hon. Porferio Goc-ong
  • Tacup : Hon. Pablito Bantoc
  • Tambongon: Hon. Lanvil Segarino
  • To-ong : Hon. Gaudensio Mansing
  • Victoria: Hon. Immee Sipalay


Population census of San Remigio
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,124 —    
1995 38,501 +1.20%
2000 44,028 +2.92%
2007 48,516 +1.35%
2010 51,394 +2.12%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


San Remigio has Cebu's longest shoreline. Resorts include Lingay Beach Resort, San Remigio Beach Club, Cebu Paradise Resort (Formerly Victoria Hard Rock Beach Resort and Fishing Village, Warren's Beach Resort, Verdemar Resort and the newly open Hagnaya Beach Resort. Additionally, public beaches still in a long stretch of white sand are also available for any locals and tourists.

Today, San Remigio has become a new diving destination. There are a few marine sanctuaries and new dive sites being discovered on a regular basis. A PADI dive shop in San Remigio Beach Club caters to beginner and experienced divers who want to enjoy San Remigio's marine life. In the water, you can see shark rays (guitarfish), white tip reef sharks, bamboo sharks, nurse sharks, schools of barracuda, whale sharks, turtles, manta rays and a lot more.


The town of San Remigio has plenty of public elementary and secondary schools. Secondary schools are San Remigio National High School, Dapdap National High School, Lambusan National High School, Libaong National High School, Jose Martinez Memorial (Gawaygaway) National High school, San Miguel National High School & Luyang National High School. Each barangay has an elementary and primary schools.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 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 8 April 2013. 

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