Wednesday, June 1, 2011


NEW AGUTAYA IN SAN VICENTE PALAWAN ISLAND PHILIPPINES Most of the early settlers of this barangay came from the island municipality of Agutaya in northeastern Palawan, hence the name "New Agutaya". The barangay used to be part of Taytay, but it was turned over to San Vicente in 1972. New Agutaya is easily accessible by land as it is located right next to the Poblacion, and the provincial road passes through the barangay.

Almost all residents are engaged in farming, with most farmers (90%) owning their land. Rice and coconut are the major crops; livestock production provides additional income to many residents. Most fishermen have settled along a sandy strip called Bukana, which lies between a river lined with mangroves and the picturesque expanse of Long Beach.


New Agutaya holds the distinction of being the longest in the country. Enjoy the sun, sand and sea as you pick your spot along its resort dotted 14-km stretch. Ideal for youth and adventure travelers, it is located in San Vicente. New Agutaya got its name from the island municipality of Agutaya in northeastern Palawan, where most of the early settlers came from.

SITIOS : Bagong Silang, Matagumpay, Makabayan, Damayan, Kasipagan, Magsasaka, Katarungan, Bukana, Inarayan, Lanas, Little Baguio, Capitol, Itabiyak.

LAND AREA: 4,216.94 hectares
POPULATION: 1,713 individuals in 330 households (1995 census)
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Agutaynon, Tagalog, Ilonggo, Cuyunon, Visayan
MAJOR RELIGIONS: Roman Catholic, Iglesia ni Kristo, Seventh Day Adventist
MOST COMMON ILLNESSES: URTI, malaria, diarrhea
SCHOOLS: 1 barangay elementary school
ORGANIZATIONS: Bucana Fishermen’s Association, Maringit-ringit Communal Irrigators’ Association, Landing Farmers Association, Inarayan Women’s Association.
ELECTRICITY: Only 20 households benefit from the power plant of the Palawan Electric Cooperative, which is located in the barangay; the rest use kerosene lamps.
WATER SUPPLY: 200 privately owned pumps, 3 communal pumps, dug wells, springs. An irrigation dam serves 325 households and covers 650 hectares.


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