an Remegio is situated in the northwestern part of the island of Cebu and is about 109 km from Cebu City. It is bounded on the north by Hagnaya Bay, on the east by the municipality of Bogo and Tabogon, on the south by the municipality of Tabuelan and on the west by Tañon Strait.
San Remegio is composed of 27 barangays, namely: Anapog, Argawanon, Bagtic, Bancasan, Batad, Busogon, Calambua, Canagahan, Dapdap, Gawaygaway, Hagnaya, Kayam, Kinawahan, Lambusan, Lawis, Libaong, Looc, Luyang, Mano, Poblacion, Punta, Sab-a, San Miguel, Tacup, Tambongon, To-ong and Victoria.
Heading off from the rowdy metropolis after a two-hour drive northwest of Cebu, no one would have the slightest idea of the surprise one to unravel in the humble municipality of San Remigio.
The town has maintained a rustic ambience and its serene shores clad in ivory - white sands stretch long for people to saunter and for nature lovers to lounge around. Beach resorts that abound the municipality fascinate every newcomer in sight.
San Remegio in History
San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", the name of a tree, which grew abundant in the place. When the Spanish conquistadores came, they identified a town site by clearing the kanghagas trees through self-help labor. It was governed by a captain or gobernadorcillo.
Lavilles in his book, "Cebu", recounts that Kanghagas was a barangay unit of Punta, a part of the municipality of Bogo. Sometimes in the early 1800, Punta was renamed Punta Isabel, in honor of Queen Isabela II of Spain. This marked the beginning of its social and educational advancement because people from the scattered area learned to settle in a common place.
When the marauding Moro pirates swept through the shores of northern Cebu, the townfolks organized themselves into homeguards through ronda system under the command of a Spanish sentinel, by the name of Remigio Multon. His bravery and heroism during the fight against the pirates gained himself distinction as he was honored by prefixing the word "San" to his name-to lend religious dignity to his name. In addition to his honor, Kanghagas was later renamed as San Remigio which later on became the seat of the local government. As a sign of gratitude to him the residents named the town in his honor and endowed him with saintly assets. Eventually, San Remigio became the name of the town as this replaces Punta Isabel.
How To Get ThereBeach Resorts, Golf & Country Club
By buses of V-Hires (vans) from the Cebu North Terminal in Cebu City. Travel time is about 3 hours.
Places of Interest
San Remegio LGU Website
Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Municipality Profile for San Remegio