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TURNING OVER THE MANTLE OF RESPONSIBILITY BY MAYOR C. SAJULLA- Mother Municipality TO MAYOR VICENTE YU,SR. – Daughter Municipality .
DECEMBER 18, 1965 at SAN ISIDRO, DAVAO ORIENTAL
San Isidro became a full-pledged municipality when the Senate and House of Representatives approved Republic Act No. 4744 on June 18, 1966. It started operating as fifth class municipality on January 1968 with only nine(9) barangays and eleven (11) sitios under its jurisdiction. This was the town’s original composition after its eventual Separation from Governor Generoso, the mother municipality.
The place is now a 3rd class municipality in the province of Davao Oriental whose economy is largely hinges in agricultural production, i.e. farming, fishing, and live stock raising. Majority of its population is farmers and fishermen who are most reliant on the town’s land and marine resources for their livelihood. This resource dependency has been going on for several generations and population’s exploitative nature of resources utilization is now taking its toil. The situation affected agricultural productivity and greatly contributed to the perpetuation of poverty.
The municipality of San Isidro is presently composed of sixteen (16) barangays with an estimated area of 27,542 hectares which is roughly equivalent to 5.33.% of the entire area of the province. Its current land uses are as follow: Agriculture areas, 12,895.20 hectares (46.83%), Woodlands/Forest areas 8,029.50 hectares (29.15%); Grassland/Shrubs Land Areas, 5,611.60 hectares (20.40%; Miscelaneous Area, 110.00 hectares (0.04%); and Wetland Areas, 895.70 hectares (3.25%).
Population-wise, San Isidro Has 32,424 residents as of the year 2010 NSO census of population. The town is predominantly inhabited by Mandayas coupled with a considerable proliferation of Boholanos, Cebuanos, Ilongos, and Ilocanos.
The name of the town (San Isidro) obviously indicates the staggering count of Roman Catholic devotees Numbering as high as 28,661 more or less, or an equivalent of 81.76% of its total population. Not to be neglected and discounted are the Eglesia ni Cristo which boasts of 863 followers; Aglipay with 589 members; and Islam with 541. The remaining 12.56% (4,403)of the populace belongs to eighteen (18) different minor religious affiliations.
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