San Pedro


Brief History

Barangay San Pedro is bounded on the North by Mindoro; on the East by Barraca, Paratong, and Bulala; on the West by the China Sea; on the South by the China Sea and Manangat River.


The barangay is divided into two sitios; San Pedro Norte and San Pedro Sur. The former are sometimes called “Nagtupakan” and the later is called “Cruz”. One of the sitios was called “Nagtupakan” because the place was suddenly inhabited by the people from Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur. The other sitio was called “Cruz” due to a wooden cross believed to have been planted by the Spanish colonizers in the place not very far from the sea.


San Pedro Coastline


The barangay as a whole is called San Pedro because the people being fisherman chose Saint Peter (San Pedro) as their patron Saint when the chapel was constructed in the place. It is to be recalled, in this connection, that Saint Peter was a fisherman, according to the Scriptures.


Socio-economic Profile

Barangay San Pedro is divided into two sitios but has only one Brgy. Chairman. Each sitio has a chapel, basketball court and stage. There is also an elementary school in the western part of the barangay. As the lifestyle of the people became more progressive, telephone and cable lines were also installed.


Barangay San Pedro is a coastal area. A western barangay of Vigan City, the main occupation of the folks in the barangay is fishing and construction workers. In some parts of the barangay, are agricultural lands and a river where people are engaged in fishing, their main source of income. Still others are engaged in piggery and poultry raising. There are also professionals like teachers, engineers, nurses and even government and private employees. Still others go abroad to seek for greener pastures.




The barangay folks are also industrious and their second occupation is weaving. When men go out to fish in their motorized bancas, the women are at home weaving until the wee hours of the morning.




Barangay San Pedro is one of the biggest community in all of the 39 urban barangay of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, in terms of land area and population. It is only comprisied of 276 families and a populations of 1,237 at present. It is one of the barangays located at the western part of Vigan.




Barangay Officials
  • Punong Barangay - Dominador Magno
  • 1st Brgy. Kagawad - Pedro Magno
  • 2nd Brgy. Kagawad - Mario Agapinan
  • 3rd Brgy. Kagawad - Lodivico Magno
  • 4th Brgy. Kagawad - Luis Rosario
  • 5th Brgy. Kagawad - Leonardo Alapan
  • 6th Brgy. Kagawad - Marlon Rosario
  • 7th Brgy. Kagawad - Cornelio Formoso
  • SK Chairman - Jovit Aludino
  • Brgy. Secretary - Kenneth Agapinan
  • Brgy. Treasurer - Lorie Reotutar