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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 PilarAREA : 9,985.70  hectares

Population :8,023 (as of 2007)

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Municipality of Pilar was a barrio of the Municipality of Dapa before it was created a municipality on October 31, 1953 thru Executive Order No. 638 issued by President Elpidio S. Quirino.

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