San Simon, Pampanga

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San Simon
Municipality
Town hall
Town hall
Official seal of San Simon
Seal
Map of Pampanga showing the location of San Simon
Map of Pampanga showing the location of San Simon
San Simon is located in Philippines
San Simon
San Simon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°59′35″N 120°46′37″E / 14.99306°N 120.77694°E / 14.99306; 120.77694Coordinates: 14°59′35″N 120°46′37″E / 14.99306°N 120.77694°E / 14.99306; 120.77694
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Pampanga
District 4th District
Founded November 15, 1771
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Leonora C. Wong
Area[2]
 • Total 57.37 km2 (22.15 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 48,353
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2015
Dialing code 45
Income class 3rd class
Website sansimonpampanga.gov.ph
MacArthur Highway (Sta. Monica)

San Simon is a third class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 48,353 people.[3]

San Simon is accessible via the North Luzon Expressway via the San Simon current exit.

Barangays[edit]

San Simon is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Concepcion
  • De La Paz
  • San Juan
  • San Agustin
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pablo Libutad (anak)
  • San Pablo Proper (matwa)
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Monica
  • Santo Niño

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Simon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 30,851 —    
1995 35,474 +2.65%
2000 41,253 +3.29%
2007 48,050 +2.13%
2010 48,353 +0.23%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Religion[edit]

1771 Virgen del Pilar Parish Church and convent

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando has jurisdiction over the 1771 Virgen del Pilar Parish Church.

Like most Kapampangan people, residents of San Simon retain their Kapampangan language and traditional culture and arts brought about by their Malay ancestors and enriched by Chinese, Spanish, American, Japanese and other ethnic and foreign cultures. Religious affiliations are:

List of former parish priests[edit]

Parish priests from 1779–present:

Year Name
1779 - 1780 Fr. Eng Engrong
1780 - 1788 Fr. Ceferino Aguas
1788 - 1791 Fr. Joseph Vidal
1791 - 1801 Fr. Leandro dela Cruz
1801 - 1820 Fr. Pedro Garcia
1820 - (Asst. Priest) Fr. Eleuterio Pang
1820 - 1824 Fr. Natalio Eliseo
1824-1860 Fr. Pablo Delos Angeles
1860-1873 Fr. Benito Ubierna
1873-1876 Fr. Pedro Ybese

Local government[edit]

San Simon is governed by a mayor and vice mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the town's departments in executing the ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council (Sangguniang Bayan) consisting of councilors from the barangays of barrios.

List of former town executives[edit]

Available records at the Municipal Hall list the following town executives from 1898 until present:

Year Name Title
1898 Juan Agulo Kapitan del Pueblo
1899 Solomon Ibanez Kapitan del Pueblo
1900 Diego de los Santos Kapitan del Pueblo
1901 Macario Santos Kapitan del Pueblo
1902 Basilio de los Santos Kapitan del Pueblo
1903 Manuel Ibanez Kapitan del Pueblo
1904 Mariano Pangan Kapitan del Pueblo
1905 Mariano Vergara Kapitan del Pueblo
1906–1908 Sisenando Pineda Presidente Municipal (merged with San Luis)
1908–1910 Pablo Cruz Presidente Municipal (merged with San Luis)
1910–1912 Teodoro Punsalan Presidente Municipal
1913–1915 Macario Perez Presidente Municipal
1916–1918 Urbano Guevara Presidente Municipal
1919–1924 Servillano Ibanez Presidente Municipal
1925–1927 Ramon Tuano Presidente Municipal
1935–1936 Catalino Ibanez Appointed Mayor
1937–1938 Domingo Pineda Appointed Mayor
1938–1939 Patrocinio Yabut Acting Mayor
1939–1941 Patrocinio Yabut Elected Mayor
1941–1942 Agustin Sese Acting Mayor
1942–1944 Ramon Ibanez Appointed Mayor by Japanese
1945–1946 Felipe Almario Appointed Mayor
1946 Eusebio Francisco Appointed Mayor
1947–1949 Fernando Galang Appointed Mayor
1949–1952 Jose S. Yabut Sr. Elected Mayor
1953–1956 Gregorio M. Santillan Sr. Elected Mayor
1957–1960 Jose S. Yabut Sr. Elected Mayor
1960 Felicisimo Pamandanan Officer-In-Charge
1961–1968 Cornelio S. Sanga Elected Mayor
1969–1975 Lamberto Punsalan Elected Mayor
1976–1979 Ruben Dagdag Assumed the post being Vice Mayor at the time. (Mayor Punsalan was killed)
1980–1986 Jose Yabut Jr. Elected Mayor
1986–1988 Gaudencio Pineda Appointed Mayor
1988–1998 Manuel S .Bondoc Elected Mayor
1998–2001 Azor L. Sitchon Elected Mayor
2001–2010 Rodrigo M. Canlas Elected Mayor
2010–present Leonora C. Wong Elected Mayor

Economy[edit]

The principal industries in San Simon are farming, fishing and poultry and swine industries. There are two public markets in San Simon, one in the old poblacion area and another one located in the industrial zone area.

Panorama of the rice fields and roads

Education[edit]

For elementary and high school education, residents of San Simon are served by thirteen elementary schools, two barangay public high schools, and three private schools. For Example:

  • Assumpta Technical High School (ATHS)
  • Pampanga Central High School (PCHS)
  • St.Augustine Institute of Pampanga (SAIP)

Communications[edit]

For telecommunications, the town is served by Digitel, PLDT, PILTEL, DATELCOM, SMART, and GLOBE. Another wireless internet service provider is COMCLARK SureStream. There is no mobile signal in San Pablo Libutad Atbambana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Pampanga". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  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 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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