San Roque, Northern Samar

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San Roque
Map of Northern Samar with San Roque highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with San Roque highlighted
San Roque is located in Philippines
San Roque
San Roque
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°31′59″N 124°52′01″E / 12.533°N 124.867°E / 12.533; 124.867Coordinates: 12°31′59″N 124°52′01″E / 12.533°N 124.867°E / 12.533; 124.867
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Northern Samar
Congr. district District of Northern Samar
Established 1959
Barangays 16
 • Mayor Don L. Abalon
 • Total 152.98 km2 (59.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 30,580
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6415
Dialing code 55
Income class 4th

San Roque is a fourth class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. It has a population of 30,580 people as of the 2015 census.[3]

San Roque was originally a part of Pambujan. San Roque is the Spanish language name for Saint Roch.


Republic Act No. 2102, which created the municipality of San Roque, was enacted without executive approval on March 28, 1959. The territory of the town was described as follows:

  • On the north by the limits of the municipal water as prescribed by the Revised Administrative Code;
  • On the Northeast in straight line starting from the seashore down to the Cacapisan Creek passing Dale up to the bank of the Pambujan River;
  • On the East thru a straight line from the bank of the Pambujan River running south-westerly to the mouth of the Cabigaho Creek;
  • On the West by a straight line retaining the former boundary between Mondragon and Pambujan.

The law creating the town referred to the barrios of Lao-angan, Coroconog, Dale, Balnasan, Bantayan, Pagsang-an, Malobago, Lawa-an, Ginagda-nan, and Balud and the sitio of Cabigaho as comprising the town.[4]

The following served as Municipal Mayors of San Roque, Northern Samar: Diego Merino (appointed, 1960-1963); Juan Abalon (elected, 1964-1967); Oscar Abalon (elected, 1968-1980); Lucio Abalon (elected, 1980-1981 - died in office 15 Sept 1981); Enriquito Lagrimas (succeeded, 1981-1986); Eliseo Lim (designated OIC, 1986-1987); Froctuoso Solomon (designated OIC, 1987-1988); Ramon Lubos (elected, 1988-1998); Benito Tuballas (succeeded, 1988); Don Abalon (elected, 1998-2004); Andre Abalon (elected, 2004-2013 - died in office 13 May 2013); Jocelyn Curso (succeeded, 2013); Don Abalon (elected 2013–present: first mayor to return to office)


San Roque is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[5]

  • Balnasan - Chairman: Ronald Mora (3rd Term)
  • Balud - Chairman: Diogenes Tuba (1st Term)
  • Bantayan - Chairman: Aurora Limpiado (1st Term)
  • Coroconog - Chairman: Luz Mora (2nd Term)
  • Dale - Chairman: Florentino Avalon (3rd Term)
  • Ginagdanan - Chairman: Daniel Sallave (2nd Term)
  • Lao-angan - Chairman: Nardito Jarito (3rd Term)
  • Lawaan - Chairman: Olimpio Baluyot (1st Term)
  • Malobago - Chairman: Jerry Bantilo (1st Term)
  • Pagsang-an Chairman: Elmer Enero (2nd Term)
  • Zone 1 (Pob.) - Chairman: Miguel Ferreras (1st Term)
  • Zone 2 (Pob.) - Chairman: Antonio Baluyot (1st Term)
  • Zone 3 (Pob.) - Chairman: Ricky Enero (1st Term)
  • Zone 4 (Pob.) - Chairman: Elito Suan (2nd Term)
  • Zone 5 (Pob.) - Chairman: Freddie Jarito (1st Term)
  • Zone 6 (Pob.) - Chairman: Maritess Fuentes (1st Term)


Population census of San Roque
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,856 —    
1995 18,094 +5.13%
2000 19,845 +2.00%
2007 22,897 +1.99%
2010 26,323 +5.21%
2015 30,580 +2.90%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Northern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "R.A. No. 2102, An Act to Create the Municipality of San Roque in the Province of Samar". Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Province of Northern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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