San Remigio, Cebu
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|Municipality of San Remigio|
Map of Cebu with San Remigio highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||4th district of Cebu|
|Barangays||27 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Mariano Martinez|
|• Vice Mayor||Alfonso Pestolante|
|• Congressman||Benhur Salimbangon|
|• Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Members||Shun Shimura and Celestino Martinez III|
|• Electorate||37,122 voters (2016)|
|• Total||95.27 km2 (36.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||Tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||129,864,366.92 (2016)|
San Remigio, officially the Municipality of San Remigio, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa San Remigio; Tagalog: Bayan ng San Remigio), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 57,557 people.
San Remigio (local pronunciation: //) is bordered to the north by Medellin and Bantayan Island, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the City of Bogo and the town of Tabogon, and to the south is the town of Tabuelan.
San Remigio celebrates its annual fiestas on 15 and 16 May in honor of their patron saints, San Isidro Labrador and San Juan Nepomuceno. The parish had just had their 150th anniversary since it has been founded in the year 1864.
San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", a kind of tree that grew there in abundance. When the Spanish conquistadores came, they identified a town site by clearing the kanghagas trees through self-help labor. Kanghagas was a part of barangay Punta.
Initially the visita of Kanghagas was within the jurisdiction of Bantayan. In 1850 Bogo established a parish, and the three barrios of Kanghagas, Lambusan and Victoria (Maarat) became under the civil governance of Bogo. Kangahagas was renamed Isabel after the queen of Spain. In 1864 these barrios establish a new parish named as San Juan Nepomuceno Parish (Redondo 1886, p. 165) while new town was created in 1863 and was called San Remigio.
San Remigio comprises 27 barangays:
|Population census of San Remigio|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
San Remigio has the longest shoreline of any municipality in Cebu. There are several beach resorts, as well as public beaches with long stretches of white sand.
Today, San Remigio has become a new diving destination. There are a few marine sanctuaries, with new dive sites being developed all the time. A PADI dive shop in San Remigio Beach Club caters to beginner and experienced divers who want to enjoy San Remigio's marine life.
The town of San Remigio has many public and private elementary and secondary schools.
- Living Hope Baptist Christian School
- San Remigio Learning Center
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