San Roque, Northern Samar

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San Roque
Municipality of 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
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
District2nd District
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDon L. Abalon
 • Electorate15,394 voters (2016)
 • Total152.98 km2 (59.07 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total30,580
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)55
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)81,091,764.38 (2016)
Native languagesWaray

San Roque, officially the Municipality of San Roque, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 30,580 people.[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, 1998); 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 (Poblacion) - Chairman: Miguel Ferreras (1st Term)
  • Zone 2 (Poblacion) - Chairman: Antonio Baluyot (1st Term)
  • Zone 3 (Poblacion) - Chairman: Ricky Enero (1st Term)
  • Zone 4 (Poblacion) - Chairman: Elito Suan (2nd Term)
  • Zone 5 (Poblacion) - Chairman: Freddie Jarito (1st Term)
  • Zone 6 (Poblacion) - Chairman: Maritess Fuentes (1st Term)


Population census of San Roque
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 10,375—    
1975 12,767+4.25%
1980 13,106+0.53%
1990 13,856+0.56%
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: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Northern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "R.A. No. 2102, An Act to Create the Municipality of San Roque in the Province of Samar". Retrieved 2011-04-13.
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  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Northern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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