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San Isidro

IJsselstein, Saturday, 14 January 2012

The interior town of San Isidro was once a part of Antequera and was once called Macapagao because a person living there had a very harsh voice. People coming from this placed referred to it as Macapagao.

Kilab-Kilab Falls
Kilab-Kilab Falls

Later the place was called Agbunan after a plant called 'bugang' which bears white flowers and which spreads or scatters (agbun) into the air when the wind blows.

When Catigbian was made a town during the Spanish regime, Agbun was one of the barrios of the newly created town. Favorable climate and fertile soil lured people to come to Agbunan and settled there. They were able to construct a chapel in honor of St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers.

During the Philippine-American war Catigbian was destroyed and its barrios were ceded to neighboring municipalities. Agbunan was back to Antequera. When Catigbian was restored Agbunan again became a part of Catigbian. Agbunan or San Isidro was one of the big barangays of Catigbian.

Sunset view from Tan-awan
Sunset view from Tan-awan

Inspired by its rapid growth and development they began to nourish the dream of making their barrio into a town. Their dream was realized when on June 21, 1969 Pres. Ferdinand Marcos signed into law RA 5662 which established San Isidro as one of the towns of the province of Bohol.

Fiesta

San Isidro celebrate its town fiesta on the 15th of May in honor of Saint Isidore the Farmer

San Isidro Police Station: +63 917 3026345 Email: isidrops_bppo@yahoo.com

San Isidro at a glance
Population (2010): 9125
Population (2000): 9106
Number of households (2000): 1848
Land area: 4104 ha
Number of barangays: 12
Distance from Tagbilaran: 32 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Abehilan621533113
Baryong Daan28833669
Baunos479605108
Cabanugan892958188
Caimbang668700140
Cambansag683677148
Candungao11301194221
Cansague Norte41439388
Cansague Sur56551599
Causwagan Sur613635140
Masonoy547595118
Poblacion22251965416

(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)

Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

What readers think...

Cheche wrote:
Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:59:07 PHT
Proud to be san isidrohanon..well done guys,keep it up

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