San Remigio, Cebu

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San Remigio
Kanghagas
Municipality
Map of Cebu with San Remigio highlighted
Map of Cebu with San Remigio highlighted
San Remigio is located in Philippines
San Remigio
San Remigio
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°03′N 123°59′E / 11.05°N 123.98°E / 11.05; 123.98
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 4th district of Cebu
Barangays
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Mariano Martinez (LP)
 • Vice mayor Alfonso Pestolante
 • Town Council
 • Representative Benhur Salimbangon
Area[2]
 • Total 95.27 km2 (36.78 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 57,557
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 37,122
ZIP code 6011
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 072243000
Website sanremigio.gov.ph

San Remigio (local pronunciation: /sænrəˈmj/) is a 3rd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 57,557.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 37,122 registered voters.[4]

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.

History[edit]

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) and a new town was called San Remigio.

Barangays[edit]

San Remigio comprises 27 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072243001 Anapog 3.4% 1,951 1,816 +1.37%
072243002 Argawanon 7.2% 4,118 3,996 +0.57%
072243003 Bagtic 1.9% 1,078 934 +2.77%
072243004 Bancasan 2.9% 1,644 1,423 +2.79%
072243005 Batad 2.6% 1,488 1,377 +1.49%
072243006 Busogon 2.8% 1,592 1,445 +1.86%
072243007 Calambua 2.5% 1,450 1,350 +1.37%
072243008 Canagahan 2.6% 1,489 1,377 +1.50%
072243009 Dapdap 3.2% 1,825 1,415 +4.96%
072243010 Gawaygaway 2.5% 1,423 1,426 −0.04%
072243011 Hagnaya 7.2% 4,127 3,527 +3.04%
072243012 Kayam 2.3% 1,350 1,307 +0.62%
072243013 Kinawahan 1.5% 869 896 −0.58%
072243014 Lambusan 4.3% 2,495 2,158 +2.80%
072243015 Lawis 2.2% 1,251 1,079 +2.86%
072243016 Libaong 2.1% 1,213 1,132 +1.32%
072243017 Looc 3.8% 2,201 2,021 +1.64%
072243018 Luyang 4.1% 2,343 2,152 +1.63%
072243019 Mano 6.4% 3,698 3,179 +2.92%
072243020 Poblacion 9.3% 5,356 4,309 +4.23%
072243021 Punta 5.5% 3,174 2,659 +3.43%
072243022 Sab‑a 1.8% 1,045 1,169 −2.11%
072243023 San Miguel 3.0% 1,706 1,568 +1.62%
072243024 Tacup 4.1% 2,354 2,269 +0.70%
072243025 Tambongon 5.4% 3,100 2,727 +2.47%
072243026 To‑ong 2.3% 1,307 1,163 +2.25%
072243027 Victoria 3.3% 1,910 1,520 +4.44%
Total 57,557 51,394 +2.18%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Remigio
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,124 —    
1995 38,501 +1.20%
2000 44,028 +2.92%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 48,516 +1.35%
2010 51,394 +2.12%
2015 57,557 +2.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 37,122 registered voters, meaning that 64% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Tourism[edit]

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 port of Hagnaya offers a frequent ferry service to Bantayan Island.

Schools[edit]

The town of San Remigio has many public elementary and secondary schools.

Each barangay has an elementary school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal: San Remigio, Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Ereccion de Pueblos: 1818-1887. (This contains the Spanish and original texts of the Creation of Towns: photocopied from the National Archives)
  • Sendino y Redondo, Felipe (1886). Breve reseña de lo que fue y de lo que es la Diócesis de Cebú en las Islas Filipinas (in Spanish). Manila: Colegio de Sto. Tomas. 
  • Trota José, Regalado (2008). Curas de almas : a preliminary listing of parishes and parish priests in the 19th century Philippines based on the Guías de Forasteros, 1834-1898. UST Press. ISBN 978-9715064590. 

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