World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Santiago, Agusan del Norte

 

Santiago, Agusan del Norte

Santiago
Municipality
Official seal of Santiago
Seal

Map of showing the location of Santiago

Location within the

Coordinates: 9°15′57.6″N 125°33′32.4″E / 9.266000°N 125.559000°E / 9.266000; 125.559000Coordinates: 9°15′57.6″N 125°33′32.4″E / 9.266000°N 125.559000°E / 9.266000; 125.559000

Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province ]]
Founded January 1, 1937
Barangays 9
Government[1]
 • Mayor Zenaida Corro Lim
Area
 • Total 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,955
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Dialing code
Income class 4th

Santiago is a 4th class municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,955 people in 3,157 households.

Barangays

Santiago is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Curva
  • Jagupit
  • Lapaz
  • Poblacion I
  • San Isidro
  • Tagbuyacan
  • Estanislao Morgado
  • Poblacion II
  • Pangaylan IP

History

In the later part of 1898, a group of natives fleeing from the municipality of Jabonga settled in a place recognized by the municipality of Cabadbaran as barrio Santiago, However, in 1924 the Aciga River swelled its banks, destroying all properties, crops and animals along it. This forced the inhabitants of Santiago, Cabadbaran to transfer to barrio Jagupit. In 1936, the name Aciga River brought the same damage to Jagupit which made the inhabitants decide to transfer at the foot of the hill, particularly at Sitio Paypay, which was then inhabited by two groups of natives, the Manobo and the Mamanwas.

The construction of the national highway, which passes thru sitio Paypay, lured more people to settle in the place.

Towards the end of 1936, thru a bill sponsored by the late Congressman Calo, the name Paypay was changed to Santiago in honor of Saint James or Santiago.

In 1964, the barrio officials of Santiago indicated their desire to become a separate municipality. Finally, in 1969, it was created into a municipality thru

References

External links

  • Municipal Website Blog of Santiago
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Municipality of Santiago, ADN Official Website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.