San Jose, Dinagat Islands
|— Municipality —|
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Congr. district||Lone district of Dinagat Islands|
|Founded||November 15, 1989|
|• Mayor||Allan II Buray Ecleo|
|• Total||34.23 km2 (13.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||910/km2 ( 2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||4th class town|
'San Jose is the seat of government of the Province of Dinagat Islands and the seat of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA). Based on the provincial population growth from 2007 to 2010 of the National Statistics Office (NSO), San Jose owns 44.02% of its increase. This is due to the immigration of the PBMA members from other areas worldwide to the municipality.
The Municipality of San Jose was named in honor of Jose Ecleo who was its pioneer and the father of the late renowned mayor of the Municipality of Dinagat, Ruben Edera Ecleo Sr.
It was once a part of the municipality of Dinagat. Even then, San Jose has been significantly progressive compared with the Poblacion until its creation as a municipality on November 15, 1989 by virtue of Republic Act. No. 6769 authored by Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo, during the time of President Corazon C. Aquino. The creation was amended on December 20, 2009, an act to amend Section 1 of the above mentioned Republic Act through Republic Act 9859 covering an area of 3,422 hectares. It was within its jurisdiction twelve (12) barangays namely; San Jose, Matingbe, Aurelio, Jacquez, San Juan, Mahayahay, Don Ruben, JustinianaEdera, Sta. Cruz, Cuarinta, Wilson and Luna.
San Jose has many roads, a commercial establishment, a concrete port, a college and other urban uses not common to rural communities.
|Population census of San Jose|
|Source: National Statistics Office |
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
- "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for San Jose - National Statistical Coordination Board