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 R. Martinez|
|• Vice Mayor||Alfonso C. Pestolante|
|• Congressman||Janice Z. 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 (₱)||129.8 million (2016)|
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.
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.
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. In 1864, San Remigio and other barrios established their own parish, San Juan Nepomuceno Parish (Redondo 1886, p. 165).
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 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.
Beach Resorts in San Remigio include Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, Elegant Beach Resort, San Remigio Beach Club, and Hagnaya Beach Resort.
The town of San Remigio has many public and private elementary and secondary schools.
- Living Hope Baptist Christian School
- San Remigio Learning Center
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
- 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
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