In the year 1941, it was era of war and military law, under the command of Juanito Regaña, who saw a military mayor. The camp was build/placed in Ngan, where the mayor lived in the same year, this place was known as “PAG-IWATAN”, derived from Mandaya dialect, which mean “Nagsinugatay”. It was Nagsinutay because of the historical event of both river in Aguibawa and Tadia Creek that interrelated or interconnected during rainy days.
The first two ancient men living in this place were Mr. Mesa Andayop and Mr. Luis Dagsangan. They had known as land owners. As time pass by, it came that military commanded to register the said land. With increasing number of resident, the constituent decided to have an election. They elected Pacencio Mesias as Church Leader and Eustacio Abundo as “ Tenyente del Barrio” at that time, they talked about what patron to be adored finally, San Miguel was proclaimed. From that time until now we celebrated the fiesta of our patron every year. It falls every September 28-29.
Despite of trouble, the constituent still continue gathering and celebrating the fiesta. By and by, the word Pag-iwatan became indistinct and it was changed into “SAN MIGUEL”.
It was on the year 1945, month of May, the said barangay was registered to the mayor’s office through the effort of Mr. Eustacio Abundo. Afterwards, the word communal was established which was a certain field and rendezvous for farmers. They worked hard and the fruits of their toil will be given to the Governor.
After World War II, many people arrived and lived in this place. It was because our country owned freedom. Independence was given to us, Filipinos. In fact there was already a National Election and the first was Manuel L. Roxas.
Two years had been passed, the national congress decided to have a local election. The first Tenyente del Barrio or Barangay Captain was Eustacio Abundo. From that time until now, the Barangay San Miguel received a lot of donors from National through Province and Municipality.
STAND LEADERS SINCE THE CREATION OF THE BARANGAY HISTORY
1. EUSTACIO ABUNDO – 1941-1958- Tenyente del Barrio
2. ALBERTO MARZAN – 1958-1964- Tenyente del Barrio
3. APRONIANO RESURRECTION – 1964-1970- 1st Barangay Captain
4. ELIAS GEQUILAN – 1970-1974- Barangay Captain
5. PACENCIO BASTE – 1974-1976- Barangay Captain
6. LEE SUSADA Jr. – 1976-1980- Barangay Captain
7. EDUARDO CABILING – 1980-1982- Barangay Captain
8. DANIEL TORLAO Jr. – 1982-1986- Barangay Captain
9. PATRICIO SENCIO – 1986-1988- Barangay Captain
10. ANTONIO LUZON – 1988-1994- Barangay Captain
11. DANILO REVECHE – 1994-2007- Barangay Captain
12. HARRY C. CABILING – 2007 up to present
Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 7,639. This represented 8.50% of the total population of Compostela.
The household population of San Miguel in the 2015 Census was 7,272 broken down into 1,446 households or an average of 5.03 members per household.
|Census date||Household population||Number of households||Average household size|
According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in San Miguel is 10 to 14, with 923 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 42 individuals.
Combining age groups together, those aged 14 and below, consisting of the young dependent population which include infants/babies, children and young adolescents/teenagers, make up an aggregate of 36.69% (2,673). Those aged 15 up to 64, roughly, the economically active population and actual or potential members of the work force, constitute a total of 59.90% (4,364). Finally, old dependent population consisting of the senior citizens, those aged 65 and over, total 3.42% (249) in all.
The computed Age Dependency Ratios mean that among the population of San Miguel, there are 61 youth dependents to every 100 of the working age population; there are 6 aged/senior citizens to every 100 of the working population; and overall, there are 67 dependents (young and old-age) to every 100 of the working population.
The median age of 22 indicates that half of the entire population of San Miguel are aged less than 22 and the other half are over the age of 22.
|Age group||Population (2015)||Age group percentage|
|1 to 4||691||9.48%|
|5 to 9||904||12.41%|
|10 to 14||923||12.67%|
|15 to 19||743||10.20%|
|20 to 24||722||9.91%|
|25 to 29||640||8.78%|
|30 to 34||510||7.00%|
|35 to 39||445||6.11%|
|40 to 44||364||5.00%|
|45 to 49||323||4.43%|
|50 to 54||233||3.20%|
|55 to 59||226||3.10%|
|60 to 64||158||2.17%|
|65 to 69||92||1.26%|
|70 to 74||68||0.93%|
|75 to 79||47||0.65%|
|80 and over||42||0.58%|
The population of San Miguel grew from 3,692 in 1990 to 7,639 in 2020, an increase of 3,947 people over the course of 30 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a positive growth rate of 1.00%, or an increase of 353 people, from the previous population of 7,286 in 2015.
|Census date||Population||Growth rate|
San Miguel is situated at approximately 7.6412, 126.1205, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 92.9 meters or 304.8 feet above mean sea level.
San Miguel shares a common border with the following barangay(s):
- Bantacan, New Bataan, Davao de Oro
- Kahayag, New Bataan, Davao de Oro
- Pagsabangan, New Bataan, Davao de Oro
- San Jose, Compostela, Davao de Oro
- Panansalan, Compostela, Davao de Oro
- New Alegria, Compostela, Davao de Oro
- Gabi, Compostela, Davao de Oro
- Katipunan, New Bataan, Davao de Oro