San Jorge, Samar

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San Jorge
Municipality of San Jorge
Blanca Aurora Falls of San Jorge.
Blanca Aurora Falls of San Jorge.
Map of Samar with San Jorge highlighted
Map of Samar with San Jorge highlighted
San Jorge is located in Philippines
San Jorge
San Jorge
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°59′N 124°49′E / 11.983°N 124.817°E / 11.983; 124.817Coordinates: 11°59′N 124°49′E / 11.983°N 124.817°E / 11.983; 124.817
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Samar
Congr. district 1st district of Samar
Barangays 42
 • Mayor Nancy B. Grey
 • Total 241.20 km2 (93.13 sq mi)
Population (2010),[3] Its Inauguration is every 10th of October of every Year. In December 6, 1978, San Jorge was created as a new municipality out of Gandara.
 • Total 16,340
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6707
Dialing code 55

San Jorge is a fourth class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 16,340 people.[3] The town is famous for its Blanca Aurora Falls near Barangay Blanca Aurora along the Blanca Aurora river. On December 6, 1978, Pagsanghan and San Jorge were created as a new municipalities out of Gandara. An inauguration is held every 10 October since 1979.

San Jorge is a Saint called Saint George with a carabao or a bull on its side. Due to farming abundancy here in San Jorge they proclaimed Saint George as their Patron Saint


The community is one of the oldest baraŋgay of Gandara. It’s history can be traced back to the American regime. Even its name San Jorge was honor of an American soldier by the name of George Curn who happened to own and donate the site where the old baraŋgay was formerly located. The present location is the second site of the baraŋgay. Its old site was located across the Sapinit River where the San Jorge Elementary School is presently nestled.


San Jorge is divided into 42 barangays[2] according to the Assessors Office of the Town, the towns MAP.

  • Aurora
  • Blanca Aurora
  • Buenavista I
  • Bulao
  • Bungliw
  • Cogtoto-og
  • Calundan
  • Cantaguic
  • Canyaki
  • Erenas
  • Guadalupe
  • Hernandez
  • Himay
  • Janipon
  • Là Paz
  • Libertad
  • Lincoro
  • Matalud
  • Mobo-ob
  • Quezon
  • Ranera
  • Rosalim
  • San Isidro
  • San Jorge I (Pob.)
  • Sapinit
  • Sinit-an
  • Tomogbong
  • Gayondato
  • Puhagan
  • Anquiana (Angkiana)
  • Bay-ang
  • Buenavista II
  • Cabugao
  • Cag-olo-olo
  • Guindapunan
  • Mabuhay
  • Mancol (Pob.)
  • Mombon
  • Rawis
  • San Jorge II (Pob.)
  • San Juan
  • Villaleona (Senibaran)


River Dynamics[edit]

River rise is experienced up to the Barrio of Blanca Aurora from the Boundary of Sitio Leyte-leyte.


Population census of San Jorge
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,111 —    
1995 11,935 +3.16%
2000 13,376 +2.47%
2007 14,134 +0.76%
2010 16,340 +5.42%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Water Systems[edit]

Korean developers constructed a water systems on this town, the source of water was on Tomogbong (284 meters above MeanSeaLevel), there is a Distilled Water Spring uphill the Atigbang proper. The pipelines runs to the town Proper above former Mayor Nikko Catalan a Concrete Reservoir and distribute it back to the barrios. Saint George elevation is 272 meters below Tomogbong (Reference Elevation 1), there is a proposed pipelines that will run from Town Proper to Atigbang Sapinit, Rosalim, Aurora and County 27th of November; at Sapinit Primary School elevation is 257 meters below Ref.Point, at Near San Jorge Cemetery elevation is 250 meters below Reference Point 1, approaching Mabuhay elevation higher than passed barrios is elevation 241 meters below Ref. Point 1, at 1 AH (Asian Highway) 26 kilometer Post 777 elevation is 216 meters below Ref. POint and approaching Quezon is 67 meters above MSL.

There is another planned development and business of the Town of Saint George, it is by supplying the town of Gandera a potable water, the highest elevation that will encounter is 268 meters below Tomogbong and 6 Kilometers distance pipelines.

Solid Waste Management[edit]

Flooding and Erosion Potential[edit]

Two mountainside slope rolling down to the San Jorge National High School and a Gasoline Station were observed to be a potential flood prone areas, developer and planning engineers constructed a Rectangular Culvert alongside the 1 AH 26 Sleeves going to the San Jorge River.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Samar (Western Samar)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Western Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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