San Jacinto, Masbate

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San Jacinto
Municipality of San Jacinto
Official seal of San Jacinto
Map of Masbate with San Jacinto highlighted
Map of Masbate with San Jacinto highlighted
San Jacinto is located in Philippines
San Jacinto
San Jacinto
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°34′N 123°44′E / 12.57°N 123.73°E / 12.57; 123.73Coordinates: 12°34′N 123°44′E / 12.57°N 123.73°E / 12.57; 123.73
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
District1st district
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNelly Altiche-Delavin
 • Electorate17,795 voters (2016)
 • Total122.40 km2 (47.26 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total30,372
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)79.6 million  (2016)
Native languagesMasbateño language

San Jacinto, officially the Municipality of San Jacinto, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 30,372 people.[3]

It is located on Ticao Island.

Archaeological and Ecological Landscape and Seascape of Ticao[edit]

The municipality is part of Ticao island, which is known as an archaeological landscape, possessing thousands of pre-colonial artifacts such as the Baybayin-inscribed Rizal Stone, Ticao gold spike teeth, Burial jars of varrying designs and sizes, jade beads, human face rock statues, and the Ticao petrographs. Much of the homes in Ticao island use these archaeological finds to design their interiors. The island is also an ecological frontier for the conservation of manta rays. The island also possesses a 'rare subspecies' of Visayan warty pig, that is almost near extinction.


San Jacinto is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[2]

  • Almiñe
  • Bagacay
  • Bagahanglad
  • Bartolabac
  • Burgos
  • Calipat-An
  • Danao
  • Dorong-an Daplian
  • Interior
  • Jagna-an
  • Luna
  • Mabini
  • Piña
  • District I (Poblacion)
  • District II (Poblacion)
  • District III (Poblacion)
  • District IV (Poblacion)
  • Roosevelt
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Rosa
  • Washington
  • Tacdugan
  • Rizal


Population census of San Jacinto
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,845—    
1918 8,142+3.52%
1939 15,134+3.00%
1948 20,208+3.26%
1960 17,330−1.27%
1970 21,660+2.25%
1975 22,765+1.00%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 26,389+3.00%
1990 23,068−1.34%
1995 24,048+0.78%
2000 24,780+0.64%
2007 26,508+0.93%
2010 27,974+1.98%
2015 30,372+1.58%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Jacinto, Masbate, was 30,372 people,[3] with a density of 250 inhabitants per square kilometre or 650 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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