San Isidro, Davao Oriental

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San Isidro
Municipality
Official seal of San Isidro
Seal
Map of Davao Oriental with San Isidro highlighted
Map of Davao Oriental with San Isidro highlighted
San Isidro is located in Philippines
San Isidro
San Isidro
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 06°50′N 126°05′E / 6.833°N 126.083°E / 6.833; 126.083Coordinates: 06°50′N 126°05′E / 6.833°N 126.083°E / 6.833; 126.083
Country Philippines
Region Davao (Region XI)
Province Davao Oriental
District 2nd district of Davao Oriental
Established June 18, 1966
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Justina Buenviaje Yu
Area[2]
 • Total 220.44 km2 (85.11 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 26,651
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8209
Dialing code +63 (0)87
Income class 4th municipal income class
PSGC 112510000
Electorate 19,657 voters as of 2016
Website www.sanisidro.gov.ph

San Isidro is a 4th class municipality in the province of Davao Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 26,651 people.[3]

San Isidro is one the "gulf towns" of Davao Oriental whose shorelines stretch along Davao Gulf. Other gulf towns are Banaybanay, Lupon and Governor Generoso.

Barangays[edit]

San Isidro is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2] Seven barangays are along the coastlines while the other nine are in the interior areas.

  • Baon
  • Bitaogan
  • Cambaleon
  • Dugmanon
  • Iba
  • La Union
  • Lapu-lapu
  • Maag
  • Manikling
  • Maputi
  • Batobato (Pob.)
  • San Miguel
  • San Roque
  • Santo Rosario
  • Sudlon
  • Talisay

History[edit]

The town of San Isidro was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 4744 enacted by the Philippine Congress on June 18, 1966. It started operating as a local government unit on January 1968. Its founder and the first mayor was Vicente Yu, Sr.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Isidro
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 28,936 —    
1995 30,279 +0.85%
2000 31,705 +0.99%
2007 32,139 +0.19%
2010 32,424 +0.32%
2015 26,651 −3.66%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]

Around 30% of the population belong to the indigenous Mandaya and Kalagan communities.

Economy[edit]

San Isidro is largely planted with coconut, with much of its agricultural industry focuses on the production of copra. There are currently efforts to further diversify the output of the municipality's coconut-based industry from copra to other value-added coconut products such as coco-oil (which can be used as a fuel additive) and coco-coir. In 1992, a Crop Diversification Program of the local government unit (LGU) was implemented with mango as "export winner". In 1998, the town commenced its first Mango Festival as an indicator of the prominence of this high yielding fruit. Farmers are also engaged in growing the popular banana (cardava). Despite this, farmers still experience difficulties in increasing their income due to lack of agricultural technology specially those farming in the upland areas.

The aggressive anti-illegal fishing efforts of the LGU decreased dynamite fishing and able to establish fish sanctuaries in San Isidro waters. Most of the fishermen in this town used paddle-boat than motorized boat in fishing.

Tourism[edit]

The municipality's seascape offers potential marine-based recreational industries on the as yet virtually undisturbed Tinaytay and Burias reefs a few kilometers offshore. In addition, its scenic nature spots include beaches untouched by urban development; the cascading Cawa-cawa Stepped Falls, and the 12 km² Pygmy or Bonsai forests in the thickly forested highlands of the municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: DAVAO ORIENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region XI (Davao Region)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region XI (Davao Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Region XI (Davao Region)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Davao Oriental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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