San Miguel, Bohol
|Municipality of San Miguel|
San Miguel, Bohol
Map of Bohol with San Miguel highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Founded||14 March 1961|
|Barangays||18 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Virgilio L. Mendez|
|• Vice Mayor||Faustino D. Bulaga|
|• Congressman||Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado|
|• Electorate||14,040 voters (2016)|
|• Total||123.29 km2 (47.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||89.9 million (2016)|
|Native languages||Boholano dialect|
San Miguel, officially the Municipality of San Miguel, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa San Miguel; Tagalog: Bayan ng San Miguel), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,135 people.
San Miguel is located in the northern interior of the province. It is 86 kilometers (two to three hours bus ride) from Tagbilaran with a total land area of 12,329 hectares (30,466 acres) bounded in the north by the municipality of Trinidad, in the south by the municipality of Dagohoy, in the west municipality of Danao and in the east by the municipality of Ubay.
San Miguel has eighteen barangays and has an estimated population of more than 24,000. The western portion of the municipality is generally hilly while the eastern portions are level lands primarily cultivated for agriculture.
The town of San Miguel, Bohol celebrates its feast on May 10, to honor the town patron Saint Michael.
The Municipality was established in July 1961 by virtue of Executive Order No. 423 dated 14 March 1961. Its mother town is the municipality of Trinidad which also was formerly barrio Ipil of the Municipality of Talibon. The seat of government in the San Miguel was formerly Cambangay Sur which was formerly a part of Talibon when the latter became a pueblo during the Spanish regime.
The place which is now the town site was one a forest area teeming with all kinds of games. The early years of American regime saw the migration of a handful of natives from Ipil which was settlement in the north along the Ipil River. The search for greener pastures brought more settlers into the area. The bulk of migrants came from the municipality of Loon.
San Miguel got its name from St. Michael the Archangel, the town's patron saint.
San Miguel comprises 18 barangays:
|PSGC||Barangay||Population||±% p.a.||Area||PD 2015|
|Population census of San Miguel|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Since its township, 9 mayors have been elected into office.
Mayors of San Miguel
- Enrique Alvarez
- Mateo Almedilla
- Teodorico Palma
- Mauricio Bonior
- Segundino Hencianos
- Hermogenes Ricafort
(acted as OIC Mayor after the EDSA Revolution)
- Silvino Evangelista
- Claudio Bonior
- Nunila Mendez-Pinat
- Atty. Virgilio Mendez
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