El Salvador, Misamis Oriental
|City of El Salvador|
From left to right: Divine Mercy Shrine; Barangay Poblacion of El Salvador; Our Lady of the Snows Parish Church
|Anthem: Tagnipan-ong Paraiso|
Map of Misamis Oriental with El Salvador highlighted
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|Founded||June 15, 1948|
|Cityhood||June 27, 2007|
|Barangays||15 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Mayor||Edgar S. Lignes|
|• Vice Mayor||Agripino D. Estrada Jr.|
|• Congressman||Juliette T. Uy|
|• Electorate||39,739 voters (2019)|
|• Total||106.15 km2 (40.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• Income class||6th city income class|
|• Poverty incidence||27.06% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||325,840,292.15 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)88|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Feast date||Sunday after Easter|
|Catholic diocese||Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro|
|Patron saint||The Divine Mercy|
El Salvador, officially the City of El Salvador (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa El Salvador; Filipino: Lungsod ng El Salvador), is a 6th class city in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 50,204 people.
The city serves as a pilgrimage site for Divine Mercy devotees, that is why it is also called the City of the Saviour, City of Mercy, and the Divine Mercy City of the Philippines.
El Salvador is located in the Province of Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao (Region X). It is bordered by the Municipality of Alubijid to the west, Opol to the east and Manticao and Naawan to the south. On the north, lies Macajalar Bay of the Bohol Sea.
|Climate data for El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental|
|Average high °C (°F)||28
|Average low °C (°F)||24
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||271
|Average rainy days||23.2||19.5||22.0||22.8||29.6||28.9||30.3||29.8||28.1||28.8||26.1||24.1||313.2|
|Source: Meteoblue |
Administratively, El Salvador is subdivided into 15 barangays. One forms the center of the city (poblacion) whereas the other 14 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the city.
- Pedro S. Baculio (Bolo-Bolo)
- San Francisco de Asis (Calongonan)
El Salvador was created from the barrios of El Salvador and Molugan with their sitios known as Sala, Sambulawan, Sinaloc, Lagtang, Talaba, Kalabaylabay and Hinigdaan, formerly part of Cagayan de Misamis, Misamis Oriental, in 1948.
Hinigdaan was a ranch during the Spanish periods the areas covers the parts of Kalabay labay where the DJango's have 300 hectares of land and hundreds of cows..the area was famous of cattle ranching towards the areas of Tugasnon alubijid to Lourdes where the first Municipality was located now transferred to Alubijid and Sikitun of Gitagum Misamis Oriental.
|Population census of El Salvador|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
El Salvador hosts several companies, plants and factories west of Misamis Oriental. These are Asia Brewery, Tanduay Rhum, Virgin Cola Bottling Plant (Visayas and Mindanao region distributor), Highland Fresh Daily Products, Monark Equipment, The Aoso, Zest-O Corporation, WL Foods Corporation, Universal Robina Corporation and Union Plywood Corporation.
With regards to financial institutions, Rural Bank of El Salvador and lending institutions such as FICCO, Oro Coop, M Lhuillier and others are accessible at office hours in this place.
- Divine Mercy Shrine (Misamis Oriental), located in the Divine Mercy Hills, PSB-Ulaliman which is overlooking Macajalar Bay. The shrine has a 50-foot statue of the Divine Mercy Christ, the biggest in Asia. It serves as a pilgrimage site for the Divine Mercy devotees. As a pilgrimage and sacred site, visitors are not allowed to wear shorts and other revealing clothing. Those who do so will be forced to cover themselves with a blue cloth provided by the shrine administrators.
- Burias Island, located just a few kilometers off the coast of Molugan or about 3 km west of the town of Opol.
- El Salvador Night Café and Market, is set up on Friday night at Barangay Poblacion. Tagnipa-ons and visitors gather to have barbecue, enjoy the live band music, beer, and also the great bargains from the nearby Night Market
- Our Lady of Snows Parish Church, newly constructed church located within the city.
- Abaga & Sikiop Falls, Located in barangay San Francisco de Asis.
- Tag-ilas Falls, Located in barangay Hinigdaan.
- Tuburan Spring, Located in barangay Poblacion .
- House of Pasalubong, Located in Zone 2, Barangay Poblacion
- August 5 (Our Lady of Snows)
- August 16 (Saint Roch (aka San Roque))
- June 27
El Salvador city can be reached via plane through Laguindingan Airport, then about less than 10 minutes bus ride east. Like any other place the national highway snakes through it. Visitors and locals can go around the city by just hailing a "sikad-sikad" or motorboat, "jeepneys" or motorcycles to the outlying barangays.
PLDT and MISORTEL are among the major phone lines, also transmitters or "cell sites" for all major "telecom" providers like Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular are serviceable in this city. Internet access is also available. Internet cafes can be found in various places in within the city. Broadband service is also available.
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