Tigaon, Camarines Sur
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Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Tigaon
|Region||Bicol (Region V)|
|• Mayor||Arnulf Bryan B. Fuentebella (NPC)|
|• Total||72.35 km2 (27.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class; partially urban|
Tigaon is a 1st class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 48,611 people. It is located between Mount Isarog and the Lagonoy Gulf. The economy is based on agricultural products like rice, corn, sugar cane, abaca fiber, fish, and pork. Tigaon is also known for its cottage industry, especially high quality ships-in-bottles. The main tourist attractions are the Mt. Isarog Jungle Park at Barangay Concocep and several beach resorts.
In the early years of 19th century, Camarines Sur was divided into four districts by the Spaniards. This division include the districts of Bikol, Rinconanda, Yraya and Mambulao. The mission of Tigaon in the part of Mount Isarog belonged to the Bikol district. The history of this town, according to written accounts, was considered to be confusing as there are conflicting records with regards to its establishment as a municipality.
In 1794, Tigaon gained her independence and was appointed a parish priest in the person of Fray Jose de Buensalida. Fray de Buensalida brought into existence the recognition of St. Claire of Assisi as the town's patroness, marking August 12 as her feastday.
Prominent families controlled the vast haciendas in Tigaon. The mestizo clans of the Garchitorena and the Estela owned these haciendas.
Tigaon is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.
- San Antonio
- San Francisco
- San Miguel
- San Rafael
|Population census of Tigaon|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
There are 8 dominant religious groups in the locality, namely: Roman Catholic, Members of Church of God International (Ang Dating Daan), Seventh Day Adventist, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus Miracle Crusade, Iglesia Ni Cristo, United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Jesus the Loving Shepherd Church, and a group of Born-Again Christian.
Commercial establishments include open market, banks, pawnshops, hardware stores, self-service supermarkets, drug stores, food chains and restaurants, pension house. Tigaon is also home to a slaughterhouse and information technology centers.
Local products include palay, corn, root crops, sugarcane, coconut, citrus, vegetables, fish and other marine products, livestock and poultry products are also available.
CASURECO IV with its main office in Tigaon supplies power requirement in all Partido towns.
Tourist destinations include the Consocep Mountain Resort, beach resorts in Barangays Casuna and Ranso, and the Kawa-kawa, Tumaguiti and Bulalakaw waterfalls.
There is a total of 71.456 kilometres (44.401 mi) of road classified as National, Provincial, Municipal and Barangay roads.
Presence of a bus terminal where air-conditioned as well as ordinary buses have regular trips to Manila and other provincial key cities and other light air-conditioned vehicles available for hire.
- One college, Siena College Tigaon(formerly Santa Clara College), supervised by the Dominican Sisters.
- Jesus the Loving Shepherd Christian College, administered by the JLS church.
- Lower Isarog Foundation Exponent- owned and managed by Atty. Gregorio Chavez.
- Ten secondary schools (3 private,-Siena College, Jesus the Loving Shepherd Christian College, Partido Mission Academy, Partido Christian Academy)
- Seven Secondary Public schools
- Don Andres Garchitorena, Governor and one of Aguinaldo's general
- Don Mariano Garchitorena, Governor and Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce
- Justice Francis E. Garchitorena, SandiganBayan Justice
- Jomari Yllana and Anjo Yllana, actors.
- Jose Manuel Estela Stilianopoulos, Marcos' appointed Ambassador to the Court of Saint James, England, was also born in this town.
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Official Site of the Province of Camarines Sur
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