San Simon, Pampanga

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San Simon
Municipality
Municipality of San Simon
Downtown area
Downtown area
Official seal of San Simon
Seal
Map of Pampanga with San Simon highlighted
Map of Pampanga with San Simon highlighted
San Simon is located in Philippines
San Simon
San Simon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°59′35″N 120°46′37″E / 14.9931°N 120.7769°E / 14.9931; 120.7769Coordinates: 14°59′35″N 120°46′37″E / 14.9931°N 120.7769°E / 14.9931; 120.7769
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
District4th District
FoundedNovember 15, 1771
Barangays14 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLeonora C. Wong
 • Electorate34,442 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total57.37 km2 (22.15 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total53,198
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code2015
PSGC035418000
IDD:area code+63 (0)45
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd Class
Native languagesKapampangan
Tagalog

San Simon, officially the Municipality of San Simon, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 53,198 people.[3]

San Simon is accessible via the North Luzon Expressway via the San Simon current exit.

Barangays[edit]

San Simon is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Simon
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 6,764—    
1918 6,992+0.22%
1939 8,940+1.18%
1948 9,607+0.80%
1960 13,549+2.91%
1970 19,147+3.51%
1975 21,553+2.40%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 23,518+1.76%
1990 30,678+2.69%
1995 35,474+2.76%
2000 41,253+3.29%
2007 48,050+2.13%
2010 48,353+0.23%
2015 53,198+1.83%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Simon, Pampanga, was 53,198 people,[3] with a density of 930 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,400 inhabitants per square mile.

Religion[edit]

1771 Virgen del Pilar Parish Church and convent

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando has jurisdiction over the 1771 Virgen del Pilar Parish Church.

Like most Kapampangan people, residents of San Simon retain their Kapampangan language and traditional culture and arts brought about by their Malay ancestors and enriched by Chinese, Spanish, American, Japanese and other ethnic and foreign cultures. Religious affiliations are:

Economy[edit]

The principal industries in San Simon are farming, fishing and poultry and swine industries. There are two public markets in San Simon, one in the old poblacion area and another one located in the industrial zone area.

Local government[edit]

San Simon is governed by a mayor and vice mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the town's departments in executing the ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council (Sangguniang Bayan) consisting of councilors from the barangays of barrios.

List of former town executives[edit]

Available records at the Municipal Hall list the following town executives from 1898 until present:

Year Name Title
1898 Juan Agulo Kapitan del Pueblo
1899 Solomon Ibanez Kapitan del Pueblo
1900 Diego de los Santos Kapitan del Pueblo
1901 Macario Santos Kapitan del Pueblo
1902 Basilio de los Santos Kapitan del Pueblo
1903 Manuel Ibanez Kapitan del Pueblo
1904 Mariano Pangan Kapitan del Pueblo
1905 Mariano Vergara Kapitan del Pueblo
1906–1908 Sisenando Pineda Presidente Municipal (merged with San Luis)
1908–1910 Pablo Cruz Presidente Municipal (merged with San Luis)
1910–1912 Teodoro Punsalan Presidente Municipal
1913–1915 Macario Perez Presidente Municipal
1916–1918 Urbano Guevara Presidente Municipal
1919–1924 Servillano Ibanez Presidente Municipal
1925–1927 Ramon Tuano Presidente Municipal
1935–1936 Catalino Ibanez Appointed Mayor
1937–1938 Domingo Pineda Appointed Mayor
1938–1939 Patrocinio Yabut Acting Mayor
1939–1941 Patrocinio Yabut Elected Mayor
1941–1942 Agustin Sese Acting Mayor
1942–1944 Ramon Ibanez Appointed Mayor by Japanese
1945–1946 Felipe Almario Appointed Mayor
1946 Eusebio Francisco Appointed Mayor
1947–1949 Fernando Galang Appointed Mayor
1949–1952 Jose S. Yabut Sr. Elected Mayor
1953–1956 Gregorio M. Santillan Sr. Elected Mayor
1957–1960 Jose S. Yabut Sr. Elected Mayor
1960 Felicisimo Pamandanan Officer-In-Charge
1961–1968 Cornelio S. Sanga Elected Mayor
1969–1975 Lamberto Punsalan Elected Mayor
1976–1979 Ruben Dagdag Assumed the post being Vice Mayor at the time. (Mayor Punsalan was killed)
1980–1986 Jose Yabut Jr. Elected Mayor
1986–1988 Gaudencio Pineda Appointed Mayor
1988–1998 Manuel S .Bondoc Elected Mayor
1998–2001 Azor L. Sitchon Elected Mayor
2001–2010 Rodrigo Miranda Canlas Elected Mayor
2010–present Leonora Wong Elected Mayor

Education[edit]

For elementary and high school education, residents of San Simon are served by thirteen elementary schools, two barangay public high schools, and three private schools. For Example:

  • Assumpta Technical High School (ATHS)
  • Pampanga Central High School (PCHS)
  • St. Augustine Institute of Pampanga (SAIP)
  • San Simon High School (SSHS)
  • San Pedro Elementary School (SPES)
  • San Pedro National High School (SPNHS)
  • Next Generation Technological College

Communications[edit]

For telecommunications, the town is served by Digitel, PLDT, PILTEL, DATELCOM, SMART, and GLOBE. Another wireless internet service provider is COMCLARK SureStream. There is no mobile signal in San Pablo Libutad Atbambana.

Panorama of the rice fields and roads

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Pampanga". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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