San Mateo, Isabela

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San Mateo
Municipality
Official seal of San Mateo
Seal
Nickname(s): Munggo Capital of the Philippines; Agro Ecological Destination in Cagayan Valley
Map of Isabela showing the location of San Mateo
Map of Isabela showing the location of San Mateo
San Mateo is located in Philippines
San Mateo
San Mateo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°53′N 121°35′E / 16.88°N 121.58°E / 16.88; 121.58Coordinates: 16°53′N 121°35′E / 16.88°N 121.58°E / 16.88; 121.58
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Isabela
District 6th District of Isabela
Founded March 17, 1946
Barangays 33
Government[1]
 • Mayor Crispina Remigio Agcaoili
 • Vice Mayor Roberto Agcaoili
 • Electorate 31,992 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 120.60 km2 (46.56 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 64,505
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3318
PSGC 023132000
IDD:area code +63 (0)78
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue ₱ 161,143,554.00 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 12.72 (2012)[5]
Website www.sanmateo-isabela.gov.ph

San Mateo (pronounced locally as /sæn mə-tay-oh/ not /sænˈmäCHō/ Spanish: St. Matthew) is a 1st municipal income class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 64,505 people.[3]

San Mateo is one of the cleanest town in the region. The administrators encourage the people of the municipality to use paper bags instead of plastic bags in line with its claim as an "Agro-Ecological Town".[6]

According to the 2016 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index conducted by the National Competitiveness Council, San Mateo took the 86th spot overall and ranked 99 among the first class and second class municipalities in the Philippines.

History[edit]

First named as "Marasat", it was a former barangay of Cauayan, then Santiago. It was called the Municipality of Yoshisawa under the government of the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War. After the liberation, it was finally created and named San Mateo by virtue of Presidential Executive Order No. 97 on March 17, 1946 by then President Sergio Osmeña. It was proclaimed as the Agro-Ecological Destination in Cagayan Valley by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1685 dated December 1, 2008.

Geography[edit]

San Mateo is situated in the Southwestern part of Isabela. It is bounded on the north by Aurora, on the northeast by Cabatuan, on the east by Cauayan City, on the east-southeast by Alicia, on the south by Ramon and on the west Alfonso Lista in the Province of Ifugao.

San Mateo is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Cabatuan, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ramon along the national highway, and 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Alicia along the provincial road. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) away from the Santiago City and 24 kilometres (15 mi) away from the Cauayan City. It is 54 kilometres (34 mi) south of Ilagan, capital city of Isabela on the national highway and approximately 6½ hours trip to Manila with a distance of 350 kilometres (220 mi). It has a total area of approximately 12,059.83 hectares.

Barangays[edit]

San Mateo is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
023132001 Bacarreña (Abut-Abut) 1.4% 926 955 −0.59%
023132002 Bagong Sikat 3.7% 2,358 2,092 2.31%
023132003 Bella Luz 2.2% 1,411 1,193 3.25%
023132004 Daramuangan Sur 2.3% 1,475 1,455 0.26%
023132005 Estrella 2.4% 1,538 1,624 −1.03%
023132006 Gaddanan 3.6% 2,312 2,141 1.47%
023132007 Malasin 3.7% 2,393 2,128 2.26%
023132008 Mapuroc 1.1% 682 640 1.22%
023132009 Marasat Grande 2.0% 1,261 1,269 −0.12%
023132010 Marasat Pequeño 3.1% 2,012 1,874 1.36%
023132011 Old Centro 1 3.1% 2,002 1,914 0.86%
023132012 Old Centro 2 (Proper) 1.6% 1,025 889 2.75%
023132013 Barangay 1 (Pob.) 2.9% 1,851 1,808 0.45%
023132014 Barangay 2 (Pob.) 3.1% 2,011 1,736 2.84%
023132015 Barangay 3 (Pob.) 3.4% 2,197 2,186 0.10%
023132016 Barangay 4 (Pob.) 4.9% 3,130 2,998 0.82%
023132017 Salinungan East 4.3% 2,742 2,550 1.39%
023132018 Salinungan West 8.4% 5,450 5,266 0.66%
023132019 San Andres 1.6% 1,053 879 3.50%
023132020 San Antonio 1.8% 1,137 1,102 0.60%
023132021 San Ignacio 1.7% 1,068 1,028 0.73%
023132022 San Manuel 2.7% 1,727 1,708 0.21%
023132023 San Marcos 2.5% 1,622 1,469 1.90%
023132024 San Roque 1.7% 1,115 1,123 −0.14%
023132025 Sinamar Norte 7.1% 4,549 3,998 2.49%
023132026 Sinamar Sur 3.2% 2,056 1,955 0.96%
023132027 Victoria 7.7% 4,944 4,640 1.22%
023132028 Villa Fuerte 3.1% 2,021 1,827 1.94%
023132029 Villa Cruz 2.1% 1,327 1,356 −0.41%
023132030 Villa Magat 1.6% 1,059 822 4.94%
023132031 Villa Gmiao (Buyon) 1.2% 793 697 2.49%
023132032 Dagupan 2.0% 1,302 1,446 −1.98%
023132033 Daramuangan Norte 3.0% 1,956 2,024 −0.65%
Total 64,505 60,792 1.14%

Topography[edit]

The terrain of the municipality is basically plain with 98% of the total land area under 0-2 percent slope category and only 2% of the total area is under the 2.3-5 percent slope category. The excellent topography of the municipality has made irrigation by gravity method applicable in flooding of rice paddies.

Land Classification and Uses[edit]

The soil type of San Mateo is 49.89% Sta. Rita Clay Loam which is suited for lowland crops like rice, tobacco and mungo. Other soil types are Bago Series (26.04%), San Manuel Series (9.87%), Peñaranda (2.31%), Agustin Series (7.95%) and River Wash Gravel (3.95%).

The existing land uses of the municipality are as follows:

The long and mighty Magat River, the biggest tributary of the Cagayan River lies in the vast plains devoted to agriculture in the area.

The Tao-Tao River and the four (4) creeks found in the municipality named Porvida, Gaddanan, Macañao and Balaobao are likewise tapped to supply water to elevated portions of agricultural lands through the use of water pumps.

Climate[edit]

The climate of San Mateo falls under third type. This type of climate is characterized by no pronounced maximum rain period with a short dry season lasting from one to three months. Rainfall starts in July and continues through December with either October or November as the peak of the rainy season.

As per data gathered from the ISU PAG-ASA PCARRD AGROMET Station, Echague, Isabela, the average monthly rainfall for 2011 was 238.20mm with the highest recorded at 558.20mm in September and at least in March with 32.6mm. The highest recorded temperature was its peak in May at 34.40C during the summer season and the lowest at 26.10C in January. However the average temperature for the same period was 30.70C.

Climate data for San Mateo, Isabela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
28
(82)
32
(89.6)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
17
(63)
18
(64)
19
(66)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
19
(66)
17
(63)
20.3
(68.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.2
(1.228)
23
(0.91)
27.7
(1.091)
28.1
(1.106)
113.5
(4.469)
141.4
(5.567)
176.4
(6.945)
236.6
(9.315)
224.9
(8.854)
247.7
(9.752)
222.9
(8.776)
178
(7.01)
1,651.4
(65.023)
Average rainy days 10 6 5 5 13 12 15 15 15 17 16 15 144
Source: World Weather Online[8]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Mateo
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1948 13,622 —    
1960 24,402 +4.98%
1970 29,604 +1.95%
1975 34,546 +3.14%
1980 41,152 +3.56%
1990 48,461 +1.65%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1995 48,861 +0.15%
2000 55,068 +2.60%
2007 57,885 +0.69%
2010 60,792 +1.80%
2015 64,505 +1.14%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][9][10]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Mateo, Isabela, was 64,505 people,[3] with a density of 530 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,400 inhabitants per square mile.

Language[edit]

The population is a combination of different ethnic group dominated by Ilocano speaking people which make Ilocano the common language used in the municipality.

Date of festivals[edit]

  • March 17 - Town Fiesta
  • September 21 - Patronal Fiesta
  • 1st week of May - Munggo Festival

Hospitals[edit]

  • BBCSS
  • Juvelo Medical Clinic
  • San Mateo Integrated Community Hospital
  • San Mateo Multicare Hospital
  • San Mateo Rural Health Unit

Education[edit]

Colleges and Universities[edit]

  • Isabela State University (San Mateo Campus)
  • Eveland Christian College
  • Cagayan Valley Automotive and Technical School Inc.

High School[edit]

  • Eveland Christian College
  • La Salette Of San Mateo
  • Salinungan National High School
  • San Mateo General Comprehensive High School
  • San Mateo National High School
  • San Mateo Vocational Industrial High School

Elementary[edit]

  • Bagong Sikat Elementary School
  • Bacarreña Adventis Elementary School
  • Dagupan Elementary School
  • Daramuangan Norte Elementary School
  • Daramuangan Sur Elementary School
  • Estrella-Bella Luz Elementary School
  • Estrella Elemenatry School
  • Eveland Christian College
  • Gaddanan Elementary School
  • La Salette of San Mateo
  • Malasin Elementary School
  • Mapuroc Elementary School
  • Marasat Pequeño Elementary School
  • Mary Shine of Saint Matthew
  • Salinungan East Elementary School
  • San Antonio Elementary School
  • San Ignacio Elementary School
  • San Manuel Elementary School
  • San Marcos Elementary School
  • San Mateo East Central School
  • San Mateo North Central School
  • San Mateo West Central School
  • San Roque Elementary School
  • Sinamar Norte Elementary School
  • Sinamar Sur Dumag Elementary School
  • Victoria Elementary School
  • Villa Cruz Elementary School
  • Villa Fuerte Elementary School
  • Villa Gamiao Elementary School
  • Villa Magat Elementary School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Isabela". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Isabela : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Archived from the original on 29 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "More than ‘munggo’: Isabela’s San Mateo is an Agro-ecological City in the making.". Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "San Mateo, Isabela: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Province of Isabela". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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