Siquijor


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Siquijor

(sēkēhôr`), island (133 sq mi/344 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, the Philippines, just off the southeast coast of Negros. Fishing is its economy's mainstay; land use is primarily agricultural. The main town and chief seaport is also called Siquijor.
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Cebu province received 1,583 agricultural patents and 358 residential patents; Bohol with 7,174 and 985; Negros Oriental with 360 and 400; and Siquijor province obtained 291 agricultural land titles with 71 residential patents.
Manila: An 11-year-old boy died in Siquijor, central Philippines, after a fish he caught fell into his mouth accidentally, choking him to death.
I happen to live on the small island of Siquijor, very near to the north coast, with a fantastic 200-degree view of the sea and nearby volcanic islands.
Most of the victims were from Bohol, where 199 people were killed, while 13 dead were from the nearby province of Cebu and one from Siquijor province.
The earthquake affected 703,244 families or 3,542,281 persons in Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Iloilo and Guimaras As of early yesterday, 185 bodies have been recovered and nine persons are missing.
4 million people were affected by the earthquake, which destroyed more than 34,000 houses in Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor and Negros Oriental province.
159 people were killed in Bohol province, the epicentre of Tuesday's quake, while twelve other victims were from the nearby provinces of Cebu and Siquijor, the same sources added, noting that emergency workers rushed food, water, medicines, tents and other relief goods to the survivors, many of whom still staying outdoors for fear of aftershocks.
At least 16 others died in nearby Cebu and another on Siquijor Island.
Nine people died on neighbouring Cebu island, home to the Philippines' second-biggest city of the same name, while another person was confirmed killed on nearby Siquijor island.
The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a report released Wednesday that 99 people had been killed, of whom 90 died in Bohol, eight in Cebu and one in Siquijor.
The tremor was recorded at a depth of about 56km (35 miles) on Bohol Island, which lies some 400km southeast of the capital Manila, but also caused widespread damage in the nearby provinces of Cebu and Siquijor.