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Catanduanes Government

Municipality of San Andres

San Andres Official Seal

  •  Founded: 1853
  •  Population: 31,463
  •  District: Lone district
  • Municipality Class: 3rd
  •   Zip Code: 4810
  •  Barangay: 38
  •  Area: 20,260 hectares
  •   13° 36'N 124° 4'E

Map of San Andres

BACKGROUND

The name Calolbon, said old-timers of yesteryears, used to be “Calolbong”. They refer vaguely to its origin from the bicol expression “nacalobong” because the houses of the original community along the banks of the river up to barrio Carangag looked almost submerged when viewed from the sea. The early Spanish explorer must have misunderstood the native guide who informed them “nacalobong” houses to mean the name of the town. Unfamiliar with the dialect, they placed “Calolbon” in the map.

However, a bill presented in congress renaming the town Calolbon to San Andres was approved by virtue of Republic Act. No. 3948 on June 18, 1964.

 

PROFILE

The local government of San Andres has envisioned that by the year 2010,  San Andres shall be a community of god loving morally upright citizenry, united, self-reliant, and active partners in local governance under a sustainable socio-economic and eco logically balanced environment.

Its mission is that the municipal government of San Andres , shall lead in the implementation of programs, projects, and activities towards a sustainable progress and ecologically balance through active people’s participation, transparency, effective management, and utilization of resources.

 

HISTORY/LEGEND

            The name Calolbon, according to the old timers of yesteryears, was used to be called “Calolbong”. They vaguely referred to its origin from Bicol expression “nakalobong” because the houses of the original community along the banks of the river up the barrio Carangag looked submerged when viewed from the sea. So the early Spanish explorers misunderstood the native guide who informed them ‘nakalobong’ houses to mean the name of the town. Unfamiliar with the dialect they put ‘naka lobong” on the map. Usage in the course of time dropped the ‘g’.

 

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION

The legal existence of this municipality as Calolbon can be manifested from the first Parish Priest on record, Rev. Cornelio de Jesus who ministered the town spiritual needs for 29 years starting April 1798.

Then a bill renaming the town as san Andres was presented in Congress and was approved through Republic Act No. 3948 on June 18, 1964. From there the municipality known to be Calolbon was officially recognized as San Andres up to the present.

 

 

MAP LOCATION

San Andres ,a coastal municipality and the second largest town of the province of Catanduanes and it is situated 17 kilometers northwest of Virac, the capital town of the province. San Andres is bounded on the north, by the municipality of Caramoran; on the northwest by the Maqueda Channel; and on the south and southwest portion, by the Lagonoy Gulf, separating the Island province from the mainland of Bicol region at an average of 40 miles.

Luyang Cave Park

San Andres, Catanduanes

The cave below the San Andres - Virac Highway reveals interesting episode in the history of this town. The historic cave served as a hiding place for locals during the Moro Raid in the early years of the 18th century. Luyang Cave boasts of massive stalactites and stalagmites, and other rock formations. And hanging from the ceilings and walls of the cave are countless bats that inhabit the whole length of the cave.

Luyang Cave Park

San Andres, Catanduanes

The cave below the San Andres - Virac Highway reveals interesting episode in the history of this town. The historic cave served as a hiding place for locals during the Moro Raid in the early years of the 18th century. Luyang Cave boasts of massive stalactites and stalagmites, and other rock formations. And hanging from the ceilings and walls of the cave are countless bats that inhabit the whole length of the cave.

Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine

San Andres Catanduanes

In the early 1970’s the venerated image of Our Lady of Sorrows, Nuestra Señora de Dolores of Batong Paloway was formalized as the second patron saint of the town next to St. Andrew the Apostle. A chapel was built to house the miraculous stone icon and as a place of devotion for believers. A mass is being heard every Friday afternoon as devotees flock the chapel regularly to pray the rosary and novena. Every Lenten Week celebration people from different places flock the place as part of their Visita Iglesia.

Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine

San Andres Catanduanes

In the early 1970’s the venerated image of Our Lady of Sorrows, Nuestra Señora de Dolores of Batong Paloway was formalized as the second patron saint of the town next to St. Andrew the Apostle. A chapel was built to house the miraculous stone icon and as a place of devotion for believers. A mass is being heard every Friday afternoon as devotees flock the chapel regularly to pray the rosary and novena. Every Lenten Week celebration people from different places flock the place as part of their Visita Iglesia.

Mt.Cagmasoso

San Andres, Catanduanes

Mt. Cagmasoso is one of the highest mountain peaks in the province. The endless panorama of beaches, mountains, hills, rivers and creeks can be seen on top of this mountain. Surrounded by thick forests, cascading waterfalls, hills, mountains and countryside views. The shores of Maqueda Chanel can be seen at the southern part. The heavily forested areas are classified as watersheds and protected from illegal loggers by the government. Popular for nature lovers and mountain hikers, view at the top of the mountain is simply spectacular.

Mt.Cagmasoso

San Andres, Catanduanes

Mt. Cagmasoso is one of the highest mountain peaks in the province. The endless panorama of beaches, mountains, hills, rivers and creeks can be seen on top of this mountain. Surrounded by thick forests, cascading waterfalls, hills, mountains and countryside views. The shores of Maqueda Chanel can be seen at the southern part. The heavily forested areas are classified as watersheds and protected from illegal loggers by the government. Popular for nature lovers and mountain hikers, view at the top of the mountain is simply spectacular.

Pasa Tiempo Resort

San Andres Catanduanes

Gleaming white sandy beach, not as white as the other beaches but it boasts of clean and clear waters. It faces the mainland Bicol where one could take a full view of the breath-taking Mayon Volcano. Reeling with the textures of the sun, sea, and sun, one can easily lose oneself and be drifted away while leisurely walking along the stretch of its powdery-white sands and dabbling in its undeniably

Pasa Tiempo Resort

San Andres Catanduanes

Gleaming white sandy beach, not as white as the other beaches but it boasts of clean and clear waters. It faces the mainland Bicol where one could take a full view of the breath-taking Mayon Volcano. Reeling with the textures of the sun, sea, and sun, one can easily lose oneself and be drifted away while leisurely walking along the stretch of its powdery-white sands and dabbling in its undeniably

Tibang Beach

San Andres, Catanduanes

Boasts of white round-stones instead of sand. The shore always attract photographers who are enamored by the multi-colored stones and boulders, the limestone cave at the background and the blue sea lapping at the rocky beach.

Tibang Beach

San Andres, Catanduanes

Boasts of white round-stones instead of sand. The shore always attract photographers who are enamored by the multi-colored stones and boulders, the limestone cave at the background and the blue sea lapping at the rocky beach.

Amenia Beach

San Andres, Catanduanes

Reeling with the textures of sun, sea, and sand, one can easily lose oneself and be drifted away while leisurely walking along the stretch of its powdery-white sands and dabbling in its undeniably tamed waters. The entire stretch of the shoreline beckons visitors to take a dip in its pristine waters and wave-combed sands

Amenia Beach

San Andres, Catanduanes

Reeling with the textures of sun, sea, and sand, one can easily lose oneself and be drifted away while leisurely walking along the stretch of its powdery-white sands and dabbling in its undeniably tamed waters. The entire stretch of the shoreline beckons visitors to take a dip in its pristine waters and wave-combed sands

  • •  Agojo
  • •  Alibuag
  • •  Asgad (J.M. Alberto)
  • •  Bagong Sirang
  • •  Barihay
  • •  Batong Paloway
  • •  Belmonte (Poblacion)
  • •  Bislig
  • •  Bon-ot
  • •  Cabungahan
  • •  Cabcab
  • •  Carangag
  • •  Catagbacan
  • •  Codon
  • •  Comagaycay
  • •  Datag
  • •  Divino Rosto (Poblacion)
  • •  Esperanza (Poblacion)
  • •  Hilawan
  • •  Lictin
  • •  Lubas
  • •  Manambrag
  • •  Mayngaway
  • •  Palawig
  • •  Puting Baybay
  • •  Rizal
  • •  Salvacion (Poblacion)
  • •  San Isidro
  • •  San Jose
  • •  San Roque (Poblacion)
  • •  San Vicente
  • •  Santa Cruz (Poblacion)
  • •  Sapang Palay (Poblacion)
  • •  Tibang
  • •  Timbaan
  • •  Tominawog
  • •  Wagdas (Poblacion)
  • •  Yocti

Hon. Peter C. Cua
Mayor

Hon. Leo Mendoza
Vice-Mayor

Councilors

Medin T. Zafe

Felix Romero Jr.

Allan S. Del Valle

Ramiro Noble Jr.

Gregorio Salvador

Rommel A. Antonio

Roel Bagadiong

Nenita Vargas

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