Alimanguan beach is named after "alimango" (crab) because of the abundance of the crustacean in the mangroves.
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The Tagbanua settlers who first inhabited this place named it after the local term for crab (“alimango”) because of the abundance of the crustacean in the mangroves. Formerly a sitio of Taytay, it became a barangay after World War II. Alimanguan was one of the barangays ceded to San Vicente when the latter became a municipality in 1972. Fishing and farming are the main sources of livelihood. Rice is planted both in paddies and the uplands. Other sources of income are small-scale trading of marine and agricultural products, wage labor, and sari-sari stores. Many families also raise poultry and livestock. Since the provincial road passes through the barangay, Alimanguan is easily accessible both by land and sea.
ON ALIMANGUAN BEACH LAND AREA: 2,997.214 hectares
POPULATION: 2,529 individuals in 468 households (1995 census)
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Tagalog, Cebuano/Waray, Cuyonon
MAJOR RELIGIONS: Roman Catholic, Baptist, Iglesia ni Kristo, Seventh Day Adventist
SCHOOLS: 1 barangay elementary school and 1 high school
HEALTH SERVICES: 1 barangay health center complemented by a medical outreach team with 1 doctor, 1 nurse, 2 midwives, and 1 attendant
ELECTRICITY: barangay power generating set and privately owned generators
ALIMANGUAN BEACH, ON ALIMANGUAN BEACH