Siquijor Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Siquijor Province within Region VII-Central Visayas in the Republic of The Philippines
Enrique Villanueva | Larena | Lazi | Maria | San Juan | Siquijor (Capital)
Cities in the Province of Siquijor: NONE
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Seal of the Province of Siquijor
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Location of Siquijor within the Philippines
Provincial Capitol Building of Siquijor
Lazi Convent, Siquijor
Cambugahay falls, Siquijor
Salagdoong beach, Olang, Maria, Siquijor
Paliton Beach, Siquijor
Siquijor Siquijor St Francis of Assisi Church
|Province of Siquijor, Philippines
- 1 Location of Siquijor, Philippines
- 2 History of Siquijor, Philippines
- 3 People of Siquijor, Philippines
- 4 Elected Government Officials of Siquijor, Philippines
- 5 Businesses in Siquijor, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Siquijor, Philippines
- 7 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Siquijor, Philippines
- 8 Schools in Siquijor, Philippines
- 9 Economy of Siquijor, Philippines
- 10 Natural Resources of Siquijor, Philippines
- 11 Tourists Attractions of Siquijor, Philippines
- 12 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Siquijor, Philippines
- 13 Philippine News
- 14 Siquijor Zip Codes
- 15 Siquijor News
- 16 Siquijor, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 17 The oldest living man or woman in Siquijor, Philippines
- 18 Siquijor, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 19 Disclaimer
Location of Siquijor, Philippines
- 9.2000° N, 123.5000° E - Siquijor, Coordinates
Siquijor Philippines, is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the municipality also named Siquijor. To the northwest of Siquijor are Cebu and Negros Oriental, to the northeast is Bohol and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao.
Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country both in terms of population and land area, after Camiguin and Batanes. For a time it was sub-province of Negros Oriental. Called Isla del Fuego of the “Island of Fire” by the Spanish before, Siquijor is considered by many Filipinos to be a mystical island, full of witches and other supernatural phenomena.
History of Siquijor, Philippines
- article copied verbatim from: http://www.siquijor.gov.ph/
Very little is known about Siquijor and its inhabitants before the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th Century. During its occupation, however, caves in the island yielded old China wares that imply earlier encounters with Chinese traders. The original inhabitants called “Siquijodnons” came from Cebu, Bohol and other adjacent islands. The native name was “Katugasan” derived from the molave tree that covers the hills. The Spaniards, however, called it Isla de Fuego or Island of Fire because of the swarms of fireflies found in the island. Esteban Rodriguez of the Legazpi Expedition in 1565 led the first Spaniards who first landed on the island. He was captain of a small party that left Legazpi’s camp in Bohol to explore the nearby islands that are now known as Pamilacan, Siquijor and Negros.
Founded in 1783 under the administration of secular clergymen, Siquijor became the first municipality as well as the first parish to be established on the island under the Cebu Diocese. Administratively, however, Siquijor was under the Bohol province. The first Augustinian Recollect priest, Father Vicente Garcia arrived in Siquijor in 1794 who was later followed by other priests of the same order and founded the parishes of Larena (initially called Can-oan), Lazi (formerly Tigbawan), San Juan (Makalipay), and Maria (Cang-meniao). With the exception of Enrique Villanueva, all of the other five municipalities had been established as parishes by 1877. In 1854, Siquijor was constituted as a politico-militar province with Bohol by royal decree. On January 19, 1892, the island was joined to the province of Negros Oriental through Decree of Union by Governor General Weyler, and became sub-province of Negros Oriental under Lieutenant Governor James Fugate in 1901.
In 1971, Siquijor became an independent province by virtue of Republic Act No. 6398. The capital was officially transferred from Larena to Siquijor in 1972 through a plebiscite held on November 8, 1971 and confirmed through Proclamation No. 1075.
People of Siquijor, Philippines
- For 2015 Siquijor Population = 95,984
- For 2010 Siquijor Population = 91,066
- Total Registered Voters as of 2010: 52,658
- Elected officials of Siquijor for the term of 2016-2019
- Provincial Governor: Zaldy Samson Villa
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Mei Ling Quezon
- House Representative of Siquijor: Ramon Vicente Antonio Rocamora
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Cyrus Olpoc
- Leonardo Lingcay
- Dar Lynn Honrubia
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Dindo Tumala
- Noel Monte
- Jaime Valesco
- Elected officials of Siquijor for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor Villa, Zaldy Samson
- Provincial Vice-Governor Avanzado, Fernando Veloso
- House Representative of Siquijor: Congressman PERNES, JOSE JAY SAMSON, JAY - LIBERAL PARTY
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Olpoc, Cyrus Selim
- Lucero, Clare Bulahan
- Honrubia, Dar Lynn Ates
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Padayhag, Rebecca Bolodo
- Quimno, Edwin Maata
- Bonachita, Leonido Ancis
- Elected officials of Siquijor for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Siquijor: Orlando Anoos Fua Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Siquijor: Andre Jesu Espinosa Cortes
- House Representative of Siquijor: Congressman Orlando Bongcawel Fua
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Siquijor for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Siquijor for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Samar for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Siquijor
Businesses in Siquijor, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
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- DOST - Website
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- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Siquijor, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Siquijor, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
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- List the Methodist churches in Siquijor here.
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- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Siquijor here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Siquijor here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Siquijor here.
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Schools in Siquijor, 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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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
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- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
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- Telephone Number
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Economy of Siquijor, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Siquijor, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Siquijor, Philippines
- Protect the environment
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.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
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 Siquijor, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Siquijor, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
- Stocks up, peso stronger
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»
- Manufacturing outlook bullish
- Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- The Philippine manufacturing sector showed resilience growing 4.4 percent in the first half of 2019 buoyed by sustained growth in few export markets and strong domestic demand.
- Ramon Lopez, secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said external demand has generally been dampened by weaker economic and manufacturing activities in many economies due to the escalation of global trade tensions especially between US and China. This has increased policy uncertainty and disrupted manufacturing activities in the global value chain ........... Full Story»
- PSC allots another P1.2 billion for athletes training in bid to win SEA Games overall title
- Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:35 am
- There was never a time in the history of Philippine sports that a government agency has allotted—and is prepared to spend—over a billion pesos in preparation for a big international event such as the Southeast Asian Games.
- The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), through Chair Butch Ramirez, announced on Wednesday that the agency has appropriated P1.2 billion for the training and foreign exposure of national athletes training for the 30th edition of the Games the country is hosting later this year ............................... Full Story»
Siquijor Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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398 students avail SPES
- Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=1131336720628
- Saturday, May 12, 2012
- by Rizalie A. Calibo
SIQUIJOR, May 12 (PIA)— The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Siquijor announced that 398 of the 800 student-applicants availed of its Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) with 20 days of service.
DOLE Information Officer Jerome Alam said that the 398 students came from the six towns of Siquijor.
Two hundred student-applicants were hired at the provincial government, 41 at the local government unit (LGU) of San Juan, 79 each at the LGUs of Siuqijor and Larena.
Alam said the daily wage rate of the SPES vary depending on the existing rate of the local government units.
Those employed at the provincial government and LGU-Larena will have a daily rate of P200 per student.
The SPES in LGU-San Juan will enjoy a daily rate of P202, while those of LGU-Siquijor, P178.
SPES is mandated under Republic Act No. 7323 otherwise known as an act to help poor but deserving students pursue their education by encouraging their employment during summer or even on Christmas vacation.
This allows the students to save money from their salaries that can be used for their school expenses.
The Siquijor Association of Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Managers support the SPES program, Alam also said. (mbcn/RACalibo/PIA-Siquijor w/ reports from C. Manginsay/St reporter)
Siquijor, 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
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- 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>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Siquijor, Philippines
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