San Mateo, Isabela
|Municipality of San Mateo|
Munggo Capital of the Philippines
Agro Ecological Destination in Cagayan Valley
Map of Isabela with San Mateo highlighted
|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|District||3rd District of Isabela|
|Founded||March 17, 1946|
|Barangays||33 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Crispina Remigio Agcaoili|
|• Vice Mayor||Roberto Agcaoili|
|• Electorate||31,992 voters (2016)|
|• Total||120.60 km2 (46.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)78|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||172,810,160.91 (2016)|
|Poverty incidence||12.72 (2012)|
San Mateo (pronounced locally as /sænˈmäCHō/ not /sæn mə-tay-oh/ , Spanish for St. Matthew), officially the Municipality of San Mateo, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 64,505 people.
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".
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.
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.
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.
|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 (Poblacion)||2.9%||1,851||1,808||0.45%|
|023132014||Barangay 2 (Poblacion)||3.1%||2,011||1,736||2.84%|
|023132015||Barangay 3 (Poblacion)||3.4%||2,197||2,186||0.10%|
|023132016||Barangay 4 (Poblacion)||4.9%||3,130||2,998||0.82%|
|023132031||Villa Gmiao (Buyon)||1.2%||793||697||2.49%|
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
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.
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|
|Average high °C (°F)||29
|Average low °C (°F)||15
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||31.2
|Average rainy days||10||6||5||5||13||12||15||15||15||17||16||15||144|
|Source: World Weather Online|
|Population census of San Mateo|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of San Mateo, Isabela, was 64,505 people, with a density of 530 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,400 inhabitants per square mile.
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
- March 17 - Town Fiesta
- September 21 - Patronal Fiesta
- 1st week of May - Munggo Festival
- Juvelo Medical Clinic
- San Mateo Integrated Community Hospital
- San Mateo Multicare Hospital
- San Mateo Rural Health Unit
Colleges and Universities
- Isabela State University (San Mateo Campus)
- Eveland Christian College
- Cagayan Valley Automotive and Technical School Inc.
- Eveland Christian College
- La Salette Of San Mateo, Inc.
- Salinungan National High School
- San Mateo General Comprehensive High School
- San Mateo National High School
- San Mateo Vocational Industrial High School
- 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, Inc.
- 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
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