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 Martinez
 • Vice MayorAlfonso Pestolante
 • CongressmanBenhur 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 (₱)129,864,366.92 (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog
Websitesanremigio.gov.ph

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.[3]

San Remigio (local pronunciation: /sænrəˈmj/) 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.

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) while new town was created in 1863 and was called San Remigio.

Barangays[edit]

San Remigio comprises 27 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
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][4][5][6]


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 and Masbate (particularly Cawayan and Placer).

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

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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "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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