San Remigio, Cebu

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San Remigio
Municipality of San Remigio
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°00′N 123°57′E / 11°N 123.95°E / 11; 123.95Coordinates: 11°00′N 123°57′E / 11°N 123.95°E / 11; 123.95
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District4th district of Cebu
Founded1863
Barangays27 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMariano R. Martinez
 • Vice MayorAlfonso C. Pestolante
 • CongressmanJanice Z. Salimbangon
 • Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board MembersShun Shimura and Celestino Martinez III
 • Electorate37,122 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total95.27 km2 (36.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total57,557
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6011
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typetropical climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)129.8 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog
Websitesanremigio.gov.ph

San Remigio, officially called 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.[3]

San Remigio (local pronunciation: //san remiyo) 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 fiesta on the 15th and 16th of May in honor of their patron saints, San Isidro Labrador and San Juan Nepomuceno. The parish, which was founded in 1864, celebrated its 150th anniversary celebration in May of 2014.

History[edit]

San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", a kind of tree that grew in abundance in the area. When the Spanish conquistadores arrived, they identified a town site by clearing the kanghagas trees. At the time, Kanghagas was part of barangay Punta.

Initially, the visita of Kanghagas was within the jurisdiction of Bantayan. In 1850, the town of Bogo established a parish and took over civil governance of the three barrios of Kanghagas, Lambusan, and Victoria (formerly Maarat). Later, barangay Kanghagas was renamed Isabel after the queen of Spain, but was eventually changed in 1863 to its new and permanent name, San Remigio. The name San Remigio can be found in Florence, Italy called Church of San Remigio, a church building that was built in the 1100's and later rebuilt in the 1300's[4]. In 1864, San Remigio and other barrios established their own parish, San Juan Nepomuceno Parish (Redondo 1886, p. 165).

Barangays[edit]

San Remigio comprises 27 barangays:

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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 9,813—    
1918 17,141+3.79%
1939 21,232+1.02%
1948 20,645−0.31%
1960 24,113+1.30%
1970 25,569+0.59%
1975 26,689+0.86%
1980 29,412+1.96%
1990 36,124+2.08%
1995 38,501+1.20%
2000 44,028+2.92%
2007 48,516+1.35%
2010 51,394+2.12%
2015 57,557+2.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


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 and warm ocean.

Today, San Remigio has become a swimming and diving destination. There are a few marine sanctuaries, with new dive sites being developed as we speak. 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 Santa Fe and Bantayan Island as well as Masbate (particularly Cawayan and Placer).

Beach Resorts in San Remigio include Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, Elegant Beach Resort, San Remigio Beach Club, and Hagnaya Beach Resort.

Schools[edit]

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

  • Living Hope Baptist Christian School
  • San Remigio Learning Center

Churches[edit]

There are many churches that hold services throughout the week and weekends.

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Sunday service at 9 am
  • San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic Church (daily mass)
  • Bible Baptist Church
  • Living Hope Baptist Church
  • Iglesia Ni Cristo
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Northwest House of Hope Fellowship
  • Cebu Madinah Mosque
  • Al Hajja Safia Mosque
  • Mano Baptist Church
  • Punta Baptist Church

Notable Events[edit]

  • Archaeological excavation in 2012 by archaeologist Jojo Bersales and his team. With permission from the archdiocese of Cebu and other authorities, his team conducted an excavation and unearthed a burial site that is believed to date back in the 1500's. Along side human skeletons were carinated pots. These pots with flat designs and rounded base were a sign of the iron era. They were mainly intended for burial rituals and not for cooking as evidenced by their fragile design and quality. Each burial site with human remains had a carinated pot next to it. Back in the day, people believed that spirits travel through the ocean to their final resting place. These pots were filled with food for use on their travel. The archaeologists also noted that bodies were buried with their feet pointing to the ocean, affirming that ancient people believed that the final resting place was on the other side of the ocean. You can watch the excavation video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGYj-krJk-U


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Cioni, Jacopo (2016-12-19). "Church of San Remigio FlorenceCity - Rivista Fiorentina". FlorenceCity - Rivista Fiorentina (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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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