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Siargao Islands is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro.

Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait. Read more...

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Municipality of SoccoroLand Area : 12,445 has.

Population :18,833 as of 2007 (NSCB)

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

“Bunga” was the ancient name of the place, which means fruit. A popular folklore says that the name “Socorro” was derived from the Spanish priest’s plea for “help” when the sailboat he was boarding with his church worker-companions was about to capsize

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