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Barangays of Carrascal, in the Surigao Del Sur Province within Region 13 - CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Surigao del Sur Province within Region XIII (Caraga) in the Republic of The Philippines
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Geography of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Carrascal Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 26,580

Location of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

History of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

For the first time in 1879, Carrascal was mentioned in the chronicles of the Spanish Friary in Cantilan. Fr. Antonio H. Van Odkij, a missionary, noted that Carrascal appeared ready to be converted into a barrio or outstation like Panikian. This is 255 years back to the inception in 1624 of the Christianization of Ilihan and Dinayhugan in what is now Carrascal, and of Calagdaan, Palasao, and Bayuyo of the Cantilan side; and 85 years up to the conversion of Panikian as a "visita" of Calagdaan in 1709.

If we consider that Tandag had only 54 "tributantes" and some 200 inhabitants when she become that seat of the priory then administering Christianization of the region to Cantilan, we could visualize how very modest that fishing/farming village of Carrascal could be in 1879.

Viewed from another historical angle, the story of the development of the town of Carrascal dates back to two ancestor habits: Ilihan and Dinayhugan. Pastoral accounts in Cantilan showed evidence of Ilihan and Dinayhugan being confused for or as Panikian.

Situated at the foot of a mountain some seven kilometers to the southwest of the bay of Carrascal, Ilihan and Dinayhugan provided safe haven to their people from Moro marauders of the period like her contemporary habitats nearby in the flatlands to the east and sea, namely Calagdaan, Palasao and Bayuyo, their inhabitants were "Manobos" with sprinkling of other ethnic tribes. These were the heathens the Spanish Monks encountered when they came from halfway around the globe. Fr. Juan de San Antonio, a missionary, who stayed for two years in Calagdaan. Selfless and undaunted, the succession of friars introduced to the heathens a Supreme Being form who loves, cares, helps, protects and forgives - the very virtues the lowlanders never heard of before. Against their ethnic diwatas and gods, or against there each-one-to-himself culture. God's will prevailed.

Parish records in Cantilan were soon full of names of Manobos who embraced Christianity and gradually assimilated rudiments of civilization: living in settlement, farming, participating in socio-religious practices of the time and later on schooling. Round their habitats, their "baganis" took infinite pride and renown for being brave, killing brutes. In time this tribal traditions lapsed to limbo. Note worthy, the entire Cantilan region stood blameless for no friars ever getting harmed; Tandag region recorded three.

It is interesting to note that while the habitats on the Cantilan side were able to progress while Ilihan and Dinayhugan on Carrascal side were gradually falling away from the mainstream of Christianization and development: Several factors are noted:

1.) Ilihan and Dinayhugan never recovered from the exodus of their Christianized population which was enforced by Fray Valero de San Antonio to beef up the new settlement he founded, which was to be known by the name Can Tilang (Daan Lungsod) situated across the river;

2.) Compounding the loss, Moro raids started to decline, rendering isolation a no-growth liability; and

3.) Panikian, closer to the farm and sea, attracted the leftover inhabitants, thereby completing the abundant of Ilihan and Dinayhugan. If Dinayhugan is remembered or visited at all, it is because of the cave nearby that holds large deposits of guano and the treasure trove of relics, fossils, artifacts and other anthropological curiosities including tell-tale remains of the ancient church.

Aborted from her ancestral roots and with Panikian on the ascendant, Carrascal become a snail paced developing satellite of new Cantilan. This Cinderella episode in the development of Carrascal was to last 40 years, into the end of 1919, when she became the municipality independent of mother town Cantilan.

Now Cantilan, founded 232 years later than Ilihan, was soon to become the seat of Christianization and development of the sprawling jurisdiction extending as far to the south as Lanuza. Winning special esteem and influence, first from Fray Valero and later Fray Modesto Marzo y Casabana, founder of New Cantilan 1856, the New Cantilan held a runaway consideration on the priorities of the development-oriented friary.

Beyond all this, though Carrascal held an ace vital to an economic and industrial world prominence. For her mass of mountains constitutes a world-class growth potential no other Philippine could similarly claim. This potential was discovered early in the inception of the American regime. article copied verbatim from:

People of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

  • Population as of May 1, 2010 census: 16,529
  • Carrascal Population : (as of Aug 1, 2007): 14,283
  • Registered Voters (2009): 9,195

Elected Government Officials of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Elected officials of Carrascal for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Carrascal: PIMENTEL, BB (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Carrascal: ARREZA, ALFRED (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
  • Councilors of Carrascal:
  8. COMA, FLOR INDEPENDENT 5032 8.38%

Elected officials of Carrascal for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur

Businesses in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

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Real Estate for Sale or lease in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Schools in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Jobs in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur

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Natural Resources of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Your Story about Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

The oldest man or woman in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Carrascal? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Carrascal. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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