Before it became a barangay, San Isidro was called “Emeg”, which means moist. Migrants from Agutaya in northeastern Palawan were among the earliest pioneers here. A former sitio of New Agutaya, its southern neighbor, San Isidro became a barangay in 1989. It is named after its patron saint. San Isidro Brach Located some 3 km north of the San Vicente town proper, San Isidro is easily accessible by land. Its shoreline is part of the municipality’s famed Long Beach, a potential tourist attraction, but the barangay needs assistance in developing the area. Farming is the main source of income; coconut, rice, and cashew are the principal cash crops. Post-harvest facilities are available including 8 corn and rice mills and 1 warehouse. Two tractors are also used in the area. Most of the fishermen are found in sitio Bokbok, a sparsely populated coastal settlement beside Long Beach.
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SITIOS : Bokbok, sitio Proper, LTC (Lanas, Tago-tago, and Capitol), Emeg,
sitio Salvador (contested by Roxas)
San Isidro Beach LAND AREA: 4,216.94 hectares
POPULATION: 796 individuals in 161 households (1995 census); excludes Salvador
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Agutaynon, Cuyunon, Ilocano, Visayan
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
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KALIBO-POBLACION The PublickMarket
As the main trading center, Barangay Poblacion has a public market where goods are bought and sold.
When the former barrio of San Vicente became a municipality in 1972, this area became Barangay Poblacion, the seat of the municipal government. The barangay can be reached by land, air, and sea transport. Buses from the capital city of Puerto Princesa and neighboring Roxas town ply this route daily. A small gravel airstrip can accommodate light planes. At the pier, motorized bancas accept passengers going to outlying islands and barangays.
As the main trading center, the barangay has a public market where goods are bought and sold. Tourism has yet to be fully developed, although the Capari Dive Camp resort has operated here for many years. Fishers
outnumber farmers four to one, mainly because of Boayan Island where residents depend on the sea for their livelihood. Other barangay residents are gainfully employed in the municipal government and a few establishments in town, while some run their own businesses.
SITIOS : Casoyan, Pulang Bato, Daplac, Village, Panindigan, Pinagmalucan, Poblacion Proper, Macatumbalen, Maringitringit, Bakawan, Quintangan, Maningning
KALIBO Poblacion LAND AREA: 4,066.76 hectares
POPULATION: 4,914 individuals in 819 households (1995 census)
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Cebuano, Agutaynon, Cuyunon, Bicolano, Tagalog
MAJOR RELIGIONS: Roman Catholic, Iglesia ni Kristo, Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal
MOST COMMON ILLNESSES: Pulmonary diseases, malaria, diarrhea
SCHOOLS: 4 elementary schools and 1 national high school
ORGANIZATIONS: San Vicente Multi-purpose Cooperative, Pastoral Council of Barangay Poblacion, Mothers’ Club, Farmers’ Association, Pinagmalucan Fishermen’s Association, Macatumbalen Fishermen’s Association, Panindigan Women’s Association
HEALTH SERVICES: 1 mini-hospital with 1 municipal health officer and 9 personnel
ELECTRICITY: Most residents of Panindigan and the barangay proper rely on the Palawan Electric Cooperative, which supplies power from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight every day (the hours are extended during special occasions, such as fiestas or basketball tournaments); the rest use kerosene lamps.
WATER SUPPLY: Level III water system, open dug wells, rain catchment, hand pumps
COMMUNICATION: Post office and municipal telecommunication service. Telephone service is also available but is dependent on current capacity of a solar power generator.