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San Remigio, Cebu


San Remigio (local pronunciation: /sænrəˈmiːjoʊ/) is a 3rd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 57,557. In the 2016 election, it had 37,122 registered voters.

San Remigio celebrates its annual fiestas on 15 and 16 May in honor of their patron saints, San Isidro Labrador and San Juan Nepomuceno. The parish had just had their 150th anniversary since it has been founded in the year 1864.

San Remigio was formerly known as „Kanghagas“, a kind of tree that grew there in abundance. When the Spanish conquistadores came, they identified a town site by clearing the kanghagas trees through self-help labor. Kanghagas was a part of barangay Punta

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Initially the visita of Kanghagas was within the jurisdiction of Bantayan. In 1850 Bogo established a parish

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, and the three barrios of Kanghagas, Lambusan and Victoria (Maarat) became under the civil governance of Bogo. Kangahagas was renamed Isabel after the queen of Spain. In 1864 these barrios establish a new parish named as San Juan Nepomuceno Parish (Redondo 1886, p. 165) and a new town was called San Remigio.

San Remigio comprises 27 barangays:

In the 2016 election, it had 37,122 registered voters, meaning that 64% of the population are aged 18 and over.

San Remigio has the longest shoreline of any municipality in Cebu. There are several beach resorts, as well as public beaches with long stretches of white sand.

Today, San Remigio has become a new diving destination. There are a few marine sanctuaries, with new dive sites being developed all the time. A PADI dive shop in San Remigio Beach Club caters to beginner and experienced divers who want to enjoy San Remigio’s marine life.

The port of Hagnaya offers a frequent ferry service to Bantayan Island.

The town of San Remigio has many public elementary and secondary schools. Secondary schools are San Remigio National High School, Dapdap National High School, Lambusan National High School, Libaong National High School, Jose Martinez Memorial (Gawaygaway) National High School, San Miguel National High School & Luyang National High School. Each barangay has an elementary and primary school.

(Administratively independent from the province but grouped under Cebu by the . Mandaue is grouped under the 6th legislative district of Cebu but still independent from the province.)


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