Siquijor, Siquijor

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Siquijor
Municipality
Siquijor church
Siquijor church
Motto: Soar High Siquijor
Map of Siquijor with Siquijor highlighted
Map of Siquijor with Siquijor highlighted
Siquijor is located in Philippines
Siquijor
Siquijor
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°13′N 123°31′E / 9.22°N 123.52°E / 9.22; 123.52Coordinates: 9°13′N 123°31′E / 9.22°N 123.52°E / 9.22; 123.52
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Siquijor
District Lone district of Siquijor
Founded 1794
Barangay 42 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Mei Ling Quezon (LAKAS)
 • Vice mayor Richard Quezon
 • Town Council
Area[2]
 • Total 82.06 km2 (31.68 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[3]
 • Total 25,231
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Voters(2013)[4] 17,731
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6225
IDD:area code +63 (0)35
Income class 4th class
PSGC 076106000
Website lgumunicipalityofsiquijor.gov.ph

Siquijor is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines which also serves as its provincial capital. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,231.[3] In the last election, it had 17,731 registered voters.[4]

Although Larena has the largest port on the island, the harbour of Siquijor provides daily ferry services to Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. The island's only airport, Siquijor Airport, is located in Cang-alwang but there are no scheduled services.

Barangays[edit]

Siquijor comprises 42 barangays:

  • Banban
  • Bolos
  • Caipilan
  • Caitican
  • Calalinan
  • Cang-atuyom
  • Canal
  • Candanay Norte
  • Candanay Sur
  • Cang-adieng
  • Cang-agong
  • Cang-alwang
  • Cang-asa
  • Cang-inte
  • Cang-isad
  • Canghunoghunog
  • Cangmatnog
  • Cangmohao
  • Cantabon
  • Caticugan
  • Dumanhog
  • Ibabao
  • Lambojon
  • Luyang
  • Luzong
  • Olo
  • Pangi
  • Panlautan
  • Pasihagon
  • Pili
  • Poblacion
  • Polangyuta
  • Ponong
  • Sabang
  • San Antonio
  • Songculan
  • Tacdog
  • Tacloban
  • Tambisan
  • Tebjong
  • Tinago
  • Tongo

History[edit]

While Spanish priests arrived in Siquijor as early as 1780, it was not until 1794 that the town became a municipality, the same year the parish was established.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Siquijor, Siquijor
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,860 —    
1995 18,860 +0.00%
2000 21,166 +2.50%
2007 23,673 +1.56%
2010 25,231 +2.35%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]

In the last election, it had 17,731 registered voters, meaning that 70% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Economy[edit]

The major economic activities include farming, fishing, woodcraft and furniture making, basket making, peanut processing, banana chips processing, and bakery.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Geography". Provincial Government of Siquijor Province. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  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 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "2013 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Municipality of Siquijor". Provincial Government of Siquijor. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. 

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