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 Richard Quezon (LP)
 • Vice mayor Joy Lopes de Andrade
 • Town Council
 • Representative Ramon Vicente Rocamora
Area[2]
 • Total 90.70 km2 (35.02 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 26,861
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 19,364
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6225
IDD:area code +63 (0)35
Income class 4th class
PSGC 076106000
ICAO RPVZ
Website lgumunicipalityofsiquijor.gov.ph

Siquijor is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines and serves as its provincial capital. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 26,861.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 19,364 registered voters.[4]

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

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]

Barangays[edit]

Siquijor comprises 42 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
076106001 Banban 2.9% 791 778 0.32%
076106002 Bolos 1.0% 270 252 1.32%
076106003 Caipilan 4.2% 1,126 1,000 2.29%
076106004 Caitican 1.8% 476 444 1.33%
076106005 Calalinan 2.6% 711 675 0.99%
076106006 Canal 1.8% 472 433 1.66%
076106007 Candanay Norte 3.5% 943 886 1.19%
076106008 Candanay Sur 3.7% 991 885 2.18%
076106009 Cang‑adieng 1.1% 293 256 2.60%
076106010 Cang‑agong 3.4% 901 879 0.47%
076106011 Cang‑alwang 2.9% 766 731 0.89%
076106012 Cang‑asa 3.4% 900 863 0.80%
076106013 Cang‑atuyom 1.5% 398 307 5.07%
076106014 Cang‑inte 0.8% 211 215 −0.36%
076106015 Cang‑isad 0.6% 171 142 3.60%
076106016 Canghunoghunog 1.0% 268 247 1.57%
076106017 Cangmatnog 0.7% 189 185 0.41%
076106018 Cangmohao 0.8% 225 177 4.67%
076106019 Cantabon 1.8% 480 497 −0.66%
076106020 Caticugan 3.6% 973 842 2.79%
076106021 Dumanhog 2.4% 652 557 3.04%
076106022 Ibabao 1.1% 293 312 −1.19%
076106023 Lambojon 1.1% 290 298 −0.52%
076106024 Luyang 2.7% 722 704 0.48%
076106025 Luzong 1.8% 476 445 1.29%
076106026 Olo 2.7% 736 754 −0.46%
076106027 Pangi 5.9% 1,594 1,491 1.28%
076106028 Panlautan 0.9% 235 224 0.92%
076106029 Pasihagon 4.1% 1,088 1,003 1.56%
076106030 Pili 1.5% 395 353 2.16%
076106031 Poblacion 4.1% 1,088 1,596 −7.04%
076106032 Polangyuta 1.5% 395 781 −12.17%
076106033 Ponong 6.2% 1,673 828 14.33%
076106034 Sabang 3.3% 885 554 9.33%
076106035 San Antonio 3.2% 868 773 2.23%
076106036 Songculan 2.1% 568 245 17.36%
076106037 Tacdog 2.0% 525 509 0.59%
076106038 Tacloban 2.3% 616 636 −0.61%
076106039 Tambisan 2.7% 738 684 1.46%
076106040 Tebjong 0.8% 212 209 0.27%
076106041 Tinago 3.8% 1,025 971 1.04%
076106042 Tongo 2.5% 670 610 1.80%
TOTAL 26,861 25,231 1.20%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Siquijor, Siquijor
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,860 —    
1995 18,860 +0.00%
2000 21,166 +2.50%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 23,673 +1.56%
2010 25,231 +2.35%
2015 26,861 +1.20%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][6][7]

In the 2016 election, it had 19,364 registered voters, meaning that 72% 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. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Municipal: Siquijor, Siquijor". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Municipality of Siquijor". Provincial Government of Siquijor. Archived from the original on December 13, 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  6. ^ a b "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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