San Isidro, Davao Oriental
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San Isidro, officially the Municipality of San Isidro, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Davao Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,032 people.
|Municipality of San Isidro|
Map of Davao Oriental with San Isidro highlighted
|Region||Davao Region (Region XI)|
|Founded||June 18, 1966|
|Barangays||16 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Justina Buenviaje Yu|
|• Electorate||19,657 voters (2016)|
|• Total||220.44 km2 (85.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)87|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||104.8 million (2016)|
San Isidro is politically subdivided into 16 barangays. Seven barangays are along the coastlines while the other nine are in the interior areas.
- La Union
- Batobato (Poblacion)
- San Miguel
- San Roque
- Santo Rosario
The town of San Isidro was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 4744 enacted by the Philippine Congress on June 18, 1966. It started operating as a local government unit on January 1968. Its founder and the first mayor was Vicente Yu, Sr.
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
San Isidro is largely planted with coconut, with much of its agricultural industry focuses on the production of copra. There are currently efforts to further diversify the output of the municipality's coconut-based industry from copra to other value-added coconut products such as coco-oil (which can be used as a fuel additive) and coco-coir. In 1992, a Crop Diversification Program of the local government unit (LGU) was implemented with mango as "export winner". In 1998, the town commenced its first Mango Festival as an indicator of the prominence of this high yielding fruit. Farmers are also engaged in growing the popular banana (cardava). Despite this, farmers still experience difficulties in increasing their income due to lack of agricultural technology specially those farming in the upland areas.
The aggressive anti-illegal fishing efforts of the LGU decreased dynamite fishing and able to establish fish sanctuaries in San Isidro waters. Most of the fishermen in this town used paddle-boat than motorized boat in fishing.
The municipality's seascape offers potential marine-based recreational industries on the as yet virtually undisturbed Tinaytay and Burias reefs a few kilometers offshore. In addition, its scenic nature spots include beaches untouched by urban development; the cascading Cawa-cawa Stepped Falls, and the 12 km² Pygmy or Bonsai forests in the thickly forested highlands of the municipality.
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