Santa Cruz, Marinduque

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Santa Cruz
Municipality
Official seal of Santa Cruz
Seal
Map of Marinduque showing the location of Santa Cruz
Map of Marinduque showing the location of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is located in Philippines
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°28′36″N 122°01′36″E / 13.47667°N 122.02667°E / 13.47667; 122.02667Coordinates: 13°28′36″N 122°01′36″E / 13.47667°N 122.02667°E / 13.47667; 122.02667
Country  Philippines
Region MIMAROPA
Province Marinduque
District Lone district of Marinduque
Founded 1609
Barangays 55
Government
 • Mayor Wilfredo "W" Red ((Liberal))
 • Vice Mayor Ishmael Lim (Liberal)
 • Sangguniang Bayan
Area[1]
 • Total 270.77 km2 (104.54 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 55,673
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym Santa Cruzin
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4902
Dialing code 42
Income class 1st class; partially urban

Santa Cruz is a first class municipality in the province of Marinduque, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 55,673 people.[2]

Barangays[edit]

Santa Cruz is politically subdivided into 55 barangays.[1] In 1957 the sitio of Kalangkang, barrio of Kasily, was converted into a barrio.[3]

  • Alobo
  • Angas
  • Aturan
  • Bagong Silang Pob. (2nd Zone)
  • Baguidbirin
  • Baliis
  • Balogo
  • Banahaw Pob. (3rd Zone Pob.)
  • Bangcuangan
  • Banogbog
  • Biga
  • Botilao
  • Buyabod
  • Dating Bayan
  • Devilla
  • Dolores
  • Haguimit
  • Hupi
  • Ipil
  • Jolo
  • Kaganhao
  • Kalangkang
  • Kamandugan
  • Kasily
  • Kilo-kilo
  • Kinyaman
  • Labo
  • Lamesa
  • Landy(Perez)
  • Lapu-lapu Pob. (5th Zone)
  • Libjo
  • Lipa
  • Lusok
  • Maharlika Pob. (1st Zone)
  • Makulapnit
  • Maniwaya
  • Manlibunan
  • Masaguisi
  • Masalukot
  • Matalaba
  • Mongpong
  • Morales
  • Napo (Malabon)
  • Pag-Asa Pob. (4th Zone)
  • Pantayin
  • Polo
  • Pulong-Parang
  • Punong
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • Tagum
  • Tamayo
  • Tambangan
  • Tawiran
  • Taytay

History[edit]

In 1942, Japanese imperial forces entered and occupied the town of Santa Cruz.

In 1945, at the beginning of the Battle of Marinduque, Filipino troops of the 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army came to Santa Cruz together with the guerrilla units of the Marinduque Revolutionary Army. Marinduque fought the battles against attacks from the Japanese imperial forces in the Second World War.

Republic Act No. 204, approved May 28, 1948, converted the sitios of Angas of the barrio of Tagum, Biga of the barrio of Alobo, Kamandungan of the barrio of Lusok, Kilokilo of the barrio of San Antonio, and Makulapnit of the barrio of Devilla to regular and independent barrios.[4]

In 1953, the sitio of Baguidbirin was converted into a barrio.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santa Cruz
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 52,926 —    
1995 56,991 +1.40%
2000 60,055 +1.13%
2007 61,322 +0.29%
2010 55,673 −3.46%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][6]

Transportation[edit]

Access to the municipality:

  • Via sea - Buyabod Port (ferry coming from Lucena, ro/ro and fastcrafts)
  • Via air - Marinduque Airport (Zest Air) - Jeepney to Sta. Cruz via Boac

Twin towns/cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Province: MARINDUQUE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ 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 2012-10-24. 
  3. ^ "An Act Converting the Sitio of Kalangkang, Barrio of Kasily, Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Province of Marinduque, into a Barrio to Be Known As the Barrio of Kalangkang of Said Municipality". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  4. ^ "An act converting the sitios of Angas, Biga, Kamandungan, Kilokilo and Makulapnit of the municipality of Santa Cruz, province of Marinduque, into independent barrios". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of Baguidbirin in the Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Province of Marinduque". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Province of Marinduque". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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