San Ricardo, officially the Municipality of San Ricardo (Cebuano: Lungsod sa San Ricardo; Tagalog: Bayan ng San Ricardo), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 10,500 people. [3]

San Ricardo
Municipality of San Ricardo
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Map of Southern Leyte with San Ricardo highlighted
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San Ricardo is located in Philippines
San Ricardo
San Ricardo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°55′N 125°17′E / 9.92°N 125.28°E / 9.92; 125.28Coordinates: 9°55′N 125°17′E / 9.92°N 125.28°E / 9.92; 125.28
CountryPhilippines
RegionEastern Visayas
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
District 2nd district
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRoy Y. Salinas
 • Vice MayorVictor R. Torregosa Jr.
 • RepresentativeRoger G. Mercado
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate7,293 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total47.56 km2 (18.36 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Highest elevation
708 m (2,323 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total10,500
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
 • Households
2,196
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence30.64% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱65,178,264.00 (2020)
 • Assets₱249,692,301.49 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱56,454,248.20 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱50,882,095.11 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricitySouthern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SOLECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6607
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

San Ricardo is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Benit
  • Bitoon
  • Cabutan
  • Camang
  • Esperanza
  • Pinut-an
  • Poblacion (Santiago)
  • San Antonio (Alangalang)
  • San Ramon
  • Saub
  • Timba
  • Esperanza Dos
  • Kinachawa
  • Inolinan
  • Looc

ClimateEdit

Climate data for San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 210
(8.3)
161
(6.3)
123
(4.8)
85
(3.3)
148
(5.8)
186
(7.3)
164
(6.5)
157
(6.2)
141
(5.6)
190
(7.5)
223
(8.8)
200
(7.9)
1,988
(78.3)
Average rainy days 21.0 16.8 18.5 18.2 24.9 27.7 28.4 27.0 26.1 27.6 24.6 22.0 282.8
Source: Meteoblue[5]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of San Ricardo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1975 6,521—    
1980 7,331+2.37%
1990 9,723+2.86%
1995 7,869−3.89%
2000 8,964+2.83%
2007 9,490+0.79%
2010 10,078+2.21%
2015 10,494+0.77%
2020 10,500+0.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

EconomyEdit


TransportationEdit

SeaportEdit

San Ricardo Port or also known as Benit Port is a roro port that serves to and from Lipata Port, Surigao City, connects Pan-Philippine Highway also called Maharlika Highway AH26 that originates from Laoag to its southern terminus Zamboanga City. Montenegro Shipping Lines[17][18] is the only primary ferry boat to serve Lipata Port and Benit Port.

LandEdit

San Ricardo also have bus terminal, named Benit Integrated Bus Terminal. It's serves from a local point including Manila and Davao. DLTBCo, Ultrabus, and CUL Transportation and other bus companies served from San Ricardo to Luzon. Bachelor Express also serve San Ricardo from Davao to Ormoc and Tacloban.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of San Ricardo | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Pintuyan, Southern Leyte: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Southern Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Where would you like to go?". March 21, 2021.
  18. ^ "2021 Lipata and San Ricardo Ports Ferry Schedule and Fare Rates". March 21, 2021.

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