Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Barangays of Del Carmen, in the Surigao Del Norte Province within Region 13 in the Republic of The Philippines
Antipolo • Bagakay (Alburo) • Bitoon • Cabugao • Cancohoy • Caub • Del Carmen (Pob.) • Domoyog • Esperanza • Halian • Jamoyaon • Katipunan • Lobogon • Mabuhay • Mahayahay • Quezon • San Fernando • San Jose (Pob.) • Sayak • Tuboran
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List of Municipalities of the Surigao del Norte Province within Region XIII (Caraga) in the Republic of The Philippines
Alegria | Bacuag | Burgos | Claver | Dapa | Del Carmen | General Luna | Gigaquit | Mainit | Malimono | Pilar | Placer | San Benito | San Francisco (Anao-Aon) | San Isidro | Santa Monica (Sapao) | Sison | Socorro | Tagana-An | Tubod
Cities in the Province of Surigao del Norte: Surigao City (Capital)
Seal of Del Carmen, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Del Carmen within the province of Surigao del Norte
Map location of Surigao del Norte Province in the Island of Mindanao
Municipality Hall of Del Carmen, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
- 1 Geography of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 2 Location of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 3 History of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 4 People of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate for Sale or lease in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 14 Your Story about Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 15 The oldest man or woman in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- 16 Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 17 Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines Photo Gallery
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Geography of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Del Carmen Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 15,168
Location of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- Del Carmen is in the island of Siargao within the province of Surigao del Norte.
- Surigao del Norte is in the island of mindanao and within Region_XIII
History of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
The town of Del Carmen is one of the oldest settlements founded by the Spaniards in the cluster of islands in the Pacific Ocean east of Surigao del Norte known as Siargao.
Early records of missionaries dating to 1571, or barely 50 years after the discovery of the Philippines, refer to the place as Caolo (derived according to oral history from the word colo or Kolo which is the native name for bread fruit. Thus, Caolo means land of bread fruits) and thereafter as Caob also written variously as Kaob, Koob, Kacub, all of which mean sheltered, covered or landlocked. Eventually, it came to be popularly known as NUMANCIA after town in the andalucian plains of Spain, possibly so named by Spanish priest on resident who came from that rainy region. This name officially remained for over two centuries until it was changed to Del Carmen on June 1966 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4786 during the Administration of Mayor Galo C. Comon in honor of its patroness, Virgen Del Carmen, whose feast day falls on 16 July.
Del Carmen, according to the Philippine Catholic Directory, was established in 1635 as a mission station by the Recollects or Recoletos, the first resident priest of this order was Fray Lucas dela Cuz. At that time, then known as NUMANCIA, Del Carmen was the seat of the diocese of Distrito del Surigao, a province that was once part of the historic region of Caraga which covered the whole of Northeast Mindanao. Its church was reputed to be the earliest in the Surigao-Butuan area and until its destruction by a series of destructive Moro attacks and typhoons, was undoubtedly the largest and most beautiful in the territory. The Spanish religious compound consisting of the church and convent occupied about a hectare and on the same site today remnants of the old rampart and other ruins made of limestone can be seen as reminders of a glorious and bygone era.
In the olden days and after the reign of the encomienderos, Del Carmen had few recorded villages under it with pueblo de Caob at Dageongan, now Barangay Roxas, in the municipality of San Isidro. Also mentioned. although not extensively, is Jamoya-on o Hamova-won (named after a species of hardwood tree resistant to seawater and is thus commonly used as material for the hull of native vessels). Likewise, Haoyon, now the Barangays Katipunan and Cancohoy, also appeared sporadically in religious chronicles.
Stories that have become legend over the years told of a powerful bell that was dumped into a lake at Hoayon. The bell is purported made of pure silver and its sound can be heard as far as Bucas Grande island several miles to the south. It has been said that instead of warning local residents of the coming of Moro raiders, the bell attracted the pirates instead who came guided by its loud ringing. Thus, the missionaries decided to throw it away. From Haoyon, the missionaries transferred to Campuhag for expansion and better safety from the Moro raiders. The Spanish friars decided to establish their permanent residence at the present site of the Poblacion of Del Carmen when they found it well-protected, and stayed on there. Then in 1856-1896, the Jesuits returned to Siargao until the Benedictines replaced them in 1896-1909 after which the missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) from Holland took their turn at ministering to the spiritual needs of the populace. Today, Del Carmen is under the Society of Divine Word of SVD after the Filipinization on policy was implemented when the Bishopric came under Bishop Miguel Cinches, SVD, D.D., Ph.D.
In 1920 under the American regime with Francisco Alburo as town president, the territory of Del Carmen at that time comprised of one half of Bucas Grande island with the Barangays of Pamosaingan, Sta. Cruz and Hinundayan excluding Socorro, the main village (now a town) and others which belonged to Dapa . This was the setup when the bloody “Colorum Uprising” erupted in the province of Surigao del Norte in 1924, and violently suppressed by the Commonwealth Government with American and military support.
The old Del Carmen (Numancia) is bounded in the south by barangay Bitoon between Dapa and Del Carmen up to the barangay of tuboran, Quezon, landahan in Sta.Cruz straight to Benoni point as boundary between Del Carmen and Pilar and all lands extending north of this line now composed of the new municipalities of Sapao (presently Sta.Monica and part of Del Carmen until 1948), Burgos, San Isidro and San Benito along the northwestern seaboard of Siargao island all of which were once part of the old Numancia .
By virtue of an executive order, President Ramon Magsaysay in 1952 created the town of Sapao. In 1960,President Carlos P. Garcia elevated the Barangay San Isidro into a municipality by virtue of Executive Oder No. 356 and 1964 the new municipality of Burgos was born by legislative act and its first set of local officials were elected in 1967. The last barrio under Numancia, namely San Benito, became a municipality in October 1971.what remains today of Del Carmen’s original territory comprises of the barangays of Bitoon, Cabugao, Antipolo, Quezon, Sayak, Lobogon, Mahayhay, Esperanza, Katipunan, Cancohoy, Bagacay, Jamoyaon, Mabuhay, Caub, Domuyog, San Fernando, Hali-an and the two barangays in the town proper, San Jose and Del Carmen, with 23 sitios under it .
Since the American regime up to the present. Del Carmen has had 13 illustrious local chief executives with Hon. Constantino H. Navarro. Jr., former Congressman of the First District of Surigao del Norte, which includes Siargao and Dinagat, islands under its Jurisdiction.
The other executives are: American Regime – Hon. Francisco Alburo 1920-1922, Hon. Teofanee E. Plandano 1923-1925; Commonwealth Period – Hon. Victor Espaldon 1932-1934, Hon. Nicolas Vitanzo 1935-1940, Hon. Rodulfo Concha 1941 (interrupted by WWII), Hon. Maximo Cometa 1943-1945 (Japanese Occupation);Philippine Republic – Hon. Miguel Lasala 1946 – 1963, Hon . Galo C. Comon 1964-1967, Hon. Nicolas S .Laoguico 1968 – 1971, Hon. Virginia C. Monzon 1972-1986, OIC – Mayor Felizardo L. Escuyos January –1 Feb, 1988, Hon. Rogelio L. Tan 02 Feb 1988 – 1998, Hon. Alencita E. Navaro July 1998 to present.
Del Carmen is classified as a 5th class municipality with a total land area of 20,189.000 hectares out of which 9,450 hectares are forest lands, 4,180 hectares mangroves and 5,056.5 hectares alienable and disposable lands with the rest classified as agricultural and open space areas, etc. It is the acknowledged gateway to Surigao City and the neighboring municipalities in Siargao Island being the shortest sea route there via the narrow Hinatuan Passage to the mainland.
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People of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
- Population of Del Carmen as of 2015 census: 18,392
- Population of Del Carmen as of May 1, 2010 census: 17,136
- Del Carmen Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 14,892
- Del Carmen Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 10,472
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.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected officials of Del Carmen for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Del Carmen: Alfredo Coro II
- Vice-Mayor of Del Carmen: Oscar Toldo
- Councilors of Del Carmen:
- Walthon Calayag
- Constantino Cubillan
- Otik Bayang
- Judito Donoso
- Caloy Cariaga
- Kent Angelito Jucay
- Rex Paitan
- Genylou Petallo
- Elected officials of Del Carmen for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Del Carmen: Alfredo Matugas Coro II (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Del Carmen: PAITAN, ROLANDO INDEPENDENT
- Councilors of Del Carmen:
- JUCAY, KENT ANGELITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1802 10.35%
- CARIAGA, CALOY INDEPENDENT 1460 8.39%
- CUBILLAN, CONSTANTINO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1440 8.27%
- CALAYAG, WALTHON INDEPENDENT 1316 7.56%
- BAYANG, OTIK INDEPENDENT 1243 7.14%
- CONDE, MANUELITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1237 7.11%
- RAVELO, MARCELO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1224 7.03%
- DONOSO, ARLINDA (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 1216 6.98%
- Elected officials of Del Carmen for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Del Carmen: Alfredo Matugas Coro II
- Vice-Mayor of Del Carmen: Renato Litang Dulguime
- Councilors of Del Carmen:
Businesses in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
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Real Estate for Sale or lease in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
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Schools in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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Economy of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, 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.
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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.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
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Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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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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