San Narciso, Zambales

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San Narciso
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Official seal of San Narciso
Map of Zambales showing the location of San Narciso
Map of Zambales showing the location of San Narciso
San Narciso is located in Philippines
San Narciso
San Narciso
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°01′N 120°05′E / 15.017°N 120.083°E / 15.017; 120.083Coordinates: 15°01′N 120°05′E / 15.017°N 120.083°E / 15.017; 120.083
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Zambales
District 2nd district
Barangays 17
 • Mayor Peter T. Lim
 • Total 71.60 km2 (27.64 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 26,966
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2205
Dialing code 47
Income class 4th class

San Narciso is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. As of the 2010 census, it has a population of 26,966 people.[3]

San Narciso is famous for its beaches along the South China Sea that are suited for surfing. Many local celebrities have already visited San Narciso to surf in its beaches which is nearest to Manila, a mere 4 hour drive away.

The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy or PMMA is located here. San Narciso also houses the Magsaysay Memorial College, which offers bachelors courses and other 2-year courses. Also located in San Narciso is the Zambales Academy, one of the oldest secondary education institution in the province, it is where the former president Ramon Magsaysay took his secondary education.


Average Elevation: 3.6 metres (12 ft) above sea level

Highest Elevation: 800 metres (2,600 ft) above sea level


San Narciso is subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  1. Alusiis
  2. Beddeng
  3. Candelaria
  4. Dallipawen
  5. Grullo
  6. La Paz
  7. Libertad
  8. Namatacan
  9. Natividad
  10. Omaya
  11. Paite
  12. Patrocinio
  13. San Jose
  14. San Juan
  15. San Pascual
  16. San Rafael
  17. Simminublan


The Municipality of San Narciso was founded in the early part of 18th century. The migrants from the Ilocandia arrived in the area and established their settlement in Alusiis, which was the first name of the pueblo which later became San Narciso.

San Narcsio became the official name of the town by a Royal Decree issued by the Spanish Governor General Narciso Claveria and Archbishop Jose Soque on February 12, 1846.

The people of San Narciso participated in the Philippine Revolution against Spain. When the Katipunan was organized by Andres Bonifacio and sent his representatives in San Narciso, many prominent men of the town became members. Pantaleon Dumlao became the head of the local organization.


Population census of San Narciso
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,891 —    
1995 21,651 −1.04%
2000 23,522 +1.79%
2007 24,856 +0.76%
2010 26,966 +3.01%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]



  • Farming
  • Fishing
  • Trading/Vending
  • Cattle Raising
  • Duck Raising
  • Goat Raising
  • Garment Industry
  • Hallow Blocks Making
  • Sash & Iron Works
  • Tricycle Body Making (Sidecar)
  • Auto/Diesel Repair
  • Metal Craft
  • Computer Rentals and Repairs
  • Water Refilling

Principal crops:

  • Rice
  • String Beans
  • Onions (Local name: Lasona/sibuyas)
  • Eggplants, Tomatoes

Customs and traditions[edit]

The first settlers of San Narciso who came from Paoay, Ilocos Norte, and Agno, Pangasinan, then a part of Zambales brought forth with them customs which became traditions. Celebrating the anniversaries of their dead, birthday and baptismal parties are most common among them. This customs have been practiced up to the present time. The family honoring the dead usually prepares a luncheon or merienda to be offered to the invited guests who are relatives of the hosts.

List of former municipal executives[edit]

Municipal Building

Spanish regime:

  • 1884 Tomas Bernabe Gobernadorcillo
  • 1886 Mariano Apolinario Gobernadorcillo
  • 1887 Paulo Fogata Gobernadorcillo
  • 1888 Esteban Foton Gobernadorcillo
  • 1889 Mariano Marañon Gobernadorcillo
  • 1890 Francisco Fajarito Gobernadorcillo
  • 1891 Gregorio Farañal Gobernadorcillo
  • 1892 Leocadio Firme Gobernadorcillo
  • 1893 Juan Flordeliza Dumlao Gobernadorcillo
  • 1894 Quirico Amon Sr. Gobernadorcillo
  • 1895 Luis Fogata Gobernadorcillo
  • 1895 Cipriano Fogata Gobernadorcillo

Revolutionary government:

  • 1897 Cipriano Fernandez Capitan Municipal
  • 1898 Casamiro Amon Capitan Municipal 1
  • 1900 Vicente Posadas Capitan Municipal

American regime:

  • 1903–1904 Simeon Marañon Presidente Municipal
  • 1905–1906 Angel Dumlao Presidente Municipal
  • June 1906-Jan. 8, 1908 Simeon Villanueva Presidente Municipal
  • June 9, 1908-Dec. 1909 Angle Dumlao Presidente Municipal
  • 1910–1912 Victor Amos Presidente Municipal
  • 1912–1916 Mariano Villanueva Presidente Municipal
  • 1916–1919 Marcos Fuerte Presidente Municipal
  • 1919–1922 Severino Fuertes Presidente Municipal
  • 1922–1925 Paulino Delos Santos Presidente Municipal
  • 1926–1931 Esteban Florita Presidente Municipal
  • 1932–1934 Donato Amon Presidente Municipal


  • 1934–1940 Ireneo Delos Reyes Municipal Mayor
  • 1941-Oct. 1942 Pacifico Fuerte Municipal Mayor

Japanese Occupation:

  • Oct. 1942–1944 Sebastian Fogata Municipal Mayor

Liberation Military Government:

  • February 1945 Gerardo Evangelista Municipal Mayor
  • May 1945 – July 1946 Pacifico Fuerte Municipal Mayor
  • 1947–1948 Severino Fuertes Municipal Mayor

Republic of the Philippines:

  • Aug. 1948–1955 Sebastian Fogata Municipal Mayor
  • Jan. 1956–1960 Jose Delos Santos Municipal Mayor
  • Jan. 1960–1963 Sebastian Fogata Municipal Mayor
  • Jan. 1963–1986 Francisco A. Galvez, Jr. Municipal Mayor
  • 1986–1989 Quirico F. Abrajano, Jr. Municipal Mayor
  • 1989–1992 Franciso A. Galvez, Jr. Municipal Mayor
  • 1992–2001 Quirico F. Abrajano, Jr. Municipal Mayor
  • 2001 – 2010 William T. Lim Municipal Mayor
  • 2010 to present Peter T. Lim Municipal Mayor


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Zambales". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 March 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 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Zambales". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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