Limasawa

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Limasawa, officially the Municipality of Limasawa (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Limasawa; Filipino: Bayan ng Limasawa), is a 6th class municipality in the provice of Southern Leyte, Philippines. The island, also known as Sarangani Island, consists of six barangays. It is located south of Leyte, in the Mindanao or Bohol Sea. It is about 10km (6.2 mi) long from north to south and is the smallest municipality in the province, in both area and population. As of 2015, it has a population of 6,061 people.

Limasawa was originally part of the municipality of Padre Burgos until it was separated from it through Presidential Decree No. 1549, signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos on 11 June 1978.[1] Limasawa completely became a municipality on 27 August 1989, after former President Corazon Aquino ordered the plebiscite in which its residents voted in favor of the creation.

First Mass in the Philippines Limasawa is believed to be the site of the first mass in the Philippines, held on March 31, 1521, Easter Sunday and conducted by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.. The island is said to be the island that Antonio Pigafetta referred to as "Mazaua" along the shores of what was referred to in the journals of Antonio Pigafetta as "Mazaua." However, this has been contested by some who assert that the first mass was instead held at Masao, Butuan.[2]

To settle the issue, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) panel adopted the recommendation and unanimously agreed that the evidence and arguments presented by the pro-Butuan advocates are not sufficient and convincing enough to warrant the repeal or reversal of the ruling on the case by the NHI (National Historical Institute). It is further strengthen by the evidence that it was only after 22 years, on 1543 – Next Spanish expedition led by Ruy de Villalobos lands in Mindanao.

Barangays

Limasawa is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.

  • Cabulihan
  • Lugsongan
  • Magallanes (Poblacion)
  • San Agustin (Tawid)
  • San Bernardo (Tigib)
  • Triana

Demographics

Population Census of Limasawa
Year Population ±% p.a.
1990 4519
2000 5157 +1.33%
2010 5835 +1.24%
2015 6061 +0.73%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority


Climate

Climate data for Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27

(81)

28 (82) 29 (84) 30 (86) 31 (88) 30 (86) 29 (84) 30 (86) 30 (86) 29 (84) 28 (82) 29 (84) 29 (84)
Average low °C (°F) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (72) 23 (73) 24 (75) 24 (75) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 98 (3.9) 82 (3.2) 96 (3.8) 71 (2.8) 104 (4.1) 129 (5.1) 101 (4.0) 94 (3.7) 99 (3.9) 135 (5.3) 174 (6.9) 143 (5.6) 1326 (52.3)
Average rainy days 18.0 14.1 17.1 16.8 23.7 25.7 25.8 23.3 24.4 25.9 24.0 20.6 259.4
Source: Meteoblue



See also

References

  • Municipality of Limasawa | (DILG)
  • "Province: Southern Leyte". ‘’PSGC Interactive’’. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  • Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  • "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  • "Presidential Decree No. 1549, s. 1978". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Philippine Government. June 11, 1978.
  • Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  • 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.
  • "Province of Southern Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  • "Limasawa, Southern Leyte : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

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