Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija

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Santo Domingo
Municipality
Municipality of Santo Domingo
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Santo Domingo
Seal
Map of Nueva Ecija with Santo Domingo highlighted
Map of Nueva Ecija with Santo Domingo highlighted
Santo Domingo is located in Philippines
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°35′N 120°52′E / 15.58°N 120.87°E / 15.58; 120.87Coordinates: 15°35′N 120°52′E / 15.58°N 120.87°E / 15.58; 120.87
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Nueva Ecija
District 1st District
Barangays 24 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Imee De Guzman
 • Electorate 32,805 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 74.88 km2 (28.91 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 57,943
 • Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3133
PSGC 034929000
IDD:area code +63 (0)44
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 115,358,162.58 (2016)
Website stodomingo-ne.ph

Santo Domingo, officially the Municipality of Santo Domingo, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 57,943 people.[3]

As an agricultural town, Santo Domingo is famous for its scenic agricultural landscape amid its Philippine duck raising industry. In Barangay Baloc along the Maharlika Highway is the Mariano Noriel landmark park and plaza. It is bordered by the municipalities of Talavera and Quezon.

Etymology and history[edit]

During the last quarter of the 17th century, Ilocos and Bulacan natives migrated to Sto. Domingo. They found in the settlement buri palms. Therefore, these people called the site, Pulong Buli. Sto. Domingo de Guzman became their Patron saint. The settlement became a Municipio but was later demoted to a mere barangay of Talavera, Nueva Ecija in 1903. It was later reverted to the political status of Municipality. The Alejos, Juans, Samatras, Salamancas, Andreses, Pascuals and Tomases were the descendants of the founders of the town.[4]

During the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945, various local guerrillas and Hukbalahap communist groups fought side by side at Santo Domingo, aided by the Filipino soldiers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units. Following the Allied liberation in 1945, over 4,500 Filipino soldiers and guerrillas had been killed or wounded, and 29,000 Japanese troops killed or captured in action.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santo Domingo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,249—    
1918 6,431+4.66%
1939 12,163+3.08%
1948 12,730+0.51%
1960 16,983+2.43%
1970 22,828+3.00%
1975 25,306+2.09%
1980 29,013+2.77%
1990 35,864+2.14%
1995 40,992+2.54%
2000 45,934+2.47%
2007 47,960+0.60%
2010 50,983+2.25%
2015 57,943+2.47%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

Local government[edit]

The head of the executive department is Mayor Imee L. De Guzman. Botika ng Bayan, Starter Kit Project and Infrastructure Projects are part of the mission and vision of the administration. Hybrid rice (SL 8H) is the latest agriculture breed that the natives promoted.

Hybrid Rice Top Yielder is MR. Gregorio Alcantara of Barangay Sagaba, Sto. Domingo, with an average yield of 218 cavans per hectare at 14%mc and 50 kg. per cavan.[8]

Businesswoman Angelita Reyes-Castellano of Barangay Malayantoc in Sto, Domingo, Nueva Ecija, manages the family-owned 20-hectare farm “A. Castellano Ricemill” which supplies at least 30,000 bags of milled rice every month to customers throughout Luzon.[9]

The Legislative department is under Gregand Andres, Municipal Vice Mayor and the Councilors, Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, who conduct their legal business at the Session hall.

The Judicial department's seat is in the Municipal Trial Court. The incumbent is MTC Acting Presiding Judge Frazierwin V. Viterbo assisted by Clerk of Court II, Mary DeLa Fuente-Noveras.[10][11]

Barangays[edit]

Santo Domingo is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

  • Baloc
  • Buasao
  • Burgos
  • Cabugao
  • Casulucan
  • Comitang
  • Concepcion
  • Dolores
  • General Luna
  • Hulo
  • Ilog Baliwag
  • Mabini
  • Malasin
  • Malayantoc
  • Mambarao
  • Poblacion
  • Malaya (Pook Malaya)
  • Pulong Buli
  • Sagaba
  • San Agustin
  • San Fabian
  • San Francisco
  • San Pascual
  • Santa Rita
  • Santo Rosario

Churches[edit]

1896 St. Dominic Parish Church facade

St. Dominic Parish Church[edit]

The 1896 St. Dominic Parish Church (Real St., Poblacion, Sto. Domingo, 3133 Nueva Ecija)[12] belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose. Most. Rev. Roberto Calara Mallari, D.D. (since 15 May 2012) is the head of the Diocese. The Church's Parish Priest is Very Rev. Mnsgr. Rolando Mabutol, Hp and its Parish Administrator is Rev. Fr. Ian Christopher D. Andal (Acting Parish Priest) (Vicariate of St. Dominic[13] - Diocesis Sancti Josephi in Insulis Philippinis, Suffragan of Lingayen-Dagupan; created: February 16, 1984, erected July 14, 1984, comprising the City of San Jose and the Science City of Muñoz and 12 other municipalities in Northern Nueva Ecija; Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1).[14][15] Its Vicar Forane is Fr. Bonifacio P. Flores Saint Dominic Parish Titular: Saint Dominic de Guzman; Year of Establishment: 1929.

Founded in 1896 as part of the Manila Archdiocese, in 1929, the Church was established and in 1950, the Parish became part of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. In 1977 the Baloc Parish was severed from Santo Domingo. On July 14, 1984, the Diocese of Cabanatuan was split into 2, and the San Jose Diocese had 16 Parishes including Santo Domingo Parish. The first Parish Priest of Santo Domingo was Fr. Emilio Gutierez and the 19th, the incumbent is Fr. Edwin I. Bravo. The Parish has a population of 21,677 Catholics: 75%.[16]

St. Jerome Parish Church

St. Jerome Parish Church[edit]

The St. Jerome Parish Church (Brgy. Baloc, Sto. Domingo, 3133 Nueva Ecija) belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose. Most. Rev. Roberto Calara Mallari, D.D. (since 15 May 2012) is the head of the Diocese (Vicariate of St. Dominic[13] - Diocesis Sancti Josephi in Insulis Philippinis, Suffragan of Lingayen-Dagupan; created: February 16, 1984, erected July 14, 1984, comprising the City of San Jose and the Science City of Muñoz and 12 other municipalities in Northern Nueva Ecija; Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1).[14][15] Its Vicar Forane is Fr. Bonifacio P. Flores and its Parish Priest: Fr. Rosalito F. Cabanting. The Population is 45,049 Catholics -8%.

Iglesia Filipina Independiente, San Geronimo Church[edit]

The Iglesia Filipina Independiente, San Geronimo Church is also one of the landmark religious heritage of Santo Domingo.

Dambana ni San Geronimo[edit]

Fr. Resty Valenzuela Ahyong Baloc established his own Dambana ni San Geronimo when he transferred from the Roman Catholic Church. The people of Baloc, Sto. Domingo Nueva Ecija became religious because of Him. He wrote a book about the life of St. Jerome.

Image gallery[edit]

Agricultural Santo Domingo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija e-Governance Integrated Web Presence
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Province of Nueva Ecija". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija e-Governance Integrated Web Presence
  9. ^ It really is a bed of roses for Nueva Ecija trader | Inquirer Business
  10. ^ Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija e-Governance Integrated Web Presence
  11. ^ : : Sto. Domingo Nueva Ecija Web Portal : :
  12. ^ http://www.dioceseofsanjose.com/parishes/StDominicParish.html
  13. ^ a b Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija
  14. ^ a b List of Catholic Dioceses in Asia | Asian Catholic Directory | Ucanews
  15. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  16. ^ http://www.dioceseofsanjose.com/clergy/EdwinBravo.html

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