Santiago, Agusan del Norte

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Official seal of Santiago
Map of Agusan del Norte with Santiago highlighted
Map of Agusan del Norte with Santiago highlighted
Santiago is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°16′N 125°34′E / 9.267°N 125.567°E / 9.267; 125.567Coordinates: 09°16′N 125°34′E / 9.267°N 125.567°E / 9.267; 125.567
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Agusan del Norte
District 2nd district of Agusan del Norte
Founded January 1, 1937
Incorporated 1969
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Zenaida Corro Lim
 • Total 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,955
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8608
Dialing code 85
Income class 4th

Santiago is a fourth class municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,955 people.[3]


Santiago is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Curva
  • Jagupit
  • Lapaz
  • Poblacion I
  • San Isidro
  • Tagbuyacan
  • Estanislao Morgado
  • Poblacion II
  • Pangaylan IP


In the later part of 1898, a group of natives fleeing from the municipality of Jabonga settled in a place recognized by the municipality of Cabadbaran as barrio Santiago, However, in 1924 the Aciga River swelled its banks, destroying all properties, crops and animals along it. This forced the inhabitants of Santiago, Cabadbaran to transfer to barrio Jagupit. In 1936, the same Aciga River wrought damage which made the inhabitants decide to transfer at the foot of the hill, particularly at Sitio Paypay, which was inhabited by two groups of natives-the Manobos and the Mamanwas, then.

The construction of the national highway, which passes thru sitio Paypay, lured more people to settle in the place.

Towards the end of 1936, thru a bill sponsored by the late Congressman Calo, the name Paypay was changed to Santiago in honor of Senior Santiago or Saint James.

In 1964, the barrio officials of Santiago indicated their desire to become a separate municipality. Finally, in 1969, it was created into a municipality thru Republic Act 5242.

In 1972, the first elected Mayor was Nenita Morgado. She served her terms of office until 1986.

From 1986 to 1998, Franklin D. Lim served his terms of office as Mayor of Santiago. Various improvements were experienced by the local folks. During his term, service areas of governance, administration, social, economic and environmental considerations were prioritized.

From 1998 to 2007, Zenaida C. Lim served as the elected Mayor of Santiago. From 2007 to 2013, once again Franklin D. Lim became the elected Mayor of Santiago. He was elected President of the League of Mayors of the Province of Agusan del Norte. Subsequently, he became the National Auditor of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) during his term.

From 2013 to present, Santiago's Mayor is Zenaida C. Lim.


Population census of Santiago
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 12,775 —    
1995 15,616 +3.83%
2000 17,925 +3.00%
2007 18,931 +0.76%
2010 20,955 +3.77%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: AGUSAN DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  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 1 April 2014. 

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